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  1. Not many plan to die. I think it's sensible to have plans in place. I have a master document in my office draw with instructions on how to access keychains and 1Password so others can access all my sites and social media accounts.
  2. Deliverability is different from open rates. We use MailChimp and they have good deliverability. The key to increase the open rate is to make sure the subject line is interesting enough to make people WANT to open the email. For example, you'll notice we never use: "Invision Community August Newsletter" because that's boring and people will likely skip it. The subject doesn't really excite anyone. I tend to use the title of one of the entries so something like "What's new in 4.4.5?" or "How to increase engagement" and so on. Stoke people's curiosity so they can't help but to click it. Then the opening paragraph has to be compelling enough to invite the viewer to read. I get hundreds of emails a day and I make a decision in under 2 seconds after opening it if I want to read on. I worked with a friend who owns a fitness brand on daily emails to understand the process better and the subject line was key. Some subject lines for a 25% open rate on a list of 10,000 people, other subjects got a 10% open rate. Someone else I know told me that they did an email to their list and only got 2% open rate! I asked what the subject was, and they said it was "Newsletter #1". They re-sent the email a day later with a new subject line and got 30% open rate.
  3. You can set up social log ins, such as Google and Facebook to make registering faster.
  4. Not out of the box, when you translate the phrasing, it will be used for all QA modes. You could create a little plugin, or theme edit to do the same thing though.
  5. Collecting, curating and organising ideas and feedback is a critical part of managing a community for a product. Even though here at Invision Community, we have a relaxed approach to ideation, we do read and review ideas and feature requests that come into us via our support community and via emails and tickets and organise them off-site. If you wanted to add more rigour to your ideation process, then Invision Community has built-in tools that you can use. This video covers setting up a "Question & Answer" forum, which forms the basis for your ideation section along with using the built-in translation tools to tweak the interface language. The complete process takes around five minutes and is the perfect way to collect and organise community ideas. Once you have it set up, your community members can post their ideas and fellow community members can upvote their favourite suggestions, leave comments on ideas and even upvote and downvote replies inside the idea. Let me know what you thought, and if you have any further questions below!
  6. Minor releases are almost always just maintenance releases. We gather up a fistful of bug reports and fix them to ensure that every month or so, our clients enjoy more stability and efficiency with Invision Community. However, more recently we've noticed that we're running low on bug reports, so we've managed to squeeze in a handful of improvements in Invision Community 4.4.5. Let's take a look and see what's new in Pages. How should the canonical tag behave? While this isn't the most exciting name for a feature, it does explain it reasonably well. We had a recent discussion on the forums where it was pointed out that the canonical tag directed search engines to the first page of any record. While this makes perfect sense for an articles or blog system where the content you create is more important than the comments, it makes less sense if the user-generated content (aka the comments) is more important than the content you put up. A good example here is where you put up a video or link for review. You don't want the canonical tag pointing to the first page as it will ignore the reviews themselves. If you didn't understand much of that, don't worry. The idea behind this feature is to provide Google and friends with a better hint about which content is more important. A happier Google bot slurping your site is a good thing. How about that Admin CP menu? When you create a new database in Pages, it is shown in the ACP menu under 'Content'. This is fine, but when you get a lot of databases, it starts looking a little cluttered, and it can be hard to find the correct one. We've reworked the menu so items have their own section, and can be re-ordered using the ACP menu re-ordering system. Member fields are now filterable. Pages allows specific field types to be filterable. This means you can sort by them with the table's advanced search box, and you can drag and drop a filters widget next to the table to refine the rows shown. Now a member custom field is filterable, which is handy if you use them in your databases. Other areas of the suite. Messenger search A while back, we made a change that removed the ability to search messenger by the sender or recipient name. We also limited the reach of the search system to one year and newer. Unsurprisingly, this wasn't very popular. We've restored sender, and recipient name searching removed the one year limit and re-engineered the internals of search, so it's more efficient and returns results much faster. How many members do you have? You can see quite quickly if you have the member stats widget on the front end, but finding out via the Admin CP is a little more tricky. Until now! We've added a dashboard widget that not only shows the number of members you have registered, but also a break down of their email opt-in status. A happier autocomplete. Apple has this cool feature where if you receive a text message for a two-factor authentication login, it offers to auto-fill the code box for you. We've had a sweep throughout the suite to ensure two-factor authentication fields allow this autocomplete to happen. While we were at it, we made sure that other fields are more easily autocompleted. That wraps up the new features in Invision Community 4.4.5. How many have you spotted after upgrading? Let us know your favourite below.
  7. BBCode still works - so you can type stuff like: [b]Bold[/b], [i]italic[/i] and so on. To add your own replacement style buttons, check out this guide:
  8. I've said it elsewhere, but I do not think it makes sense for Apple's business model to allow PWA push notifications. There's a lot of reasons why. Some are financial; they could see a drop in App Store submissions which loses a potential revenue stream. There's the issue of allowing the "Wild West" to push notifications to an iPhone without the app being first vetted to ensure that it follows good design and doesn't overwhelm the end-user. Probable data concerns, and so on. I don't think it's lack of technical ability or developer desire that iOS still does not have push notifications. The company is very silent when asked, and allow bug reports and feedback to stack up. I could file a bug report and make our voice heard, but it won't matter a jot. Developer pressure won't get this overturned as I suspect it's a business decision made outside of the developer's cubicles. The recent "improvements" for PWA skirt the issue of what makes a web app useful on an iPhone.
  9. I haven't had view signatures on since 2001.
  10. We already have PWA support built into 4.4 As mentioned above, this offers a way to add the logo to the home screen, I've actually done this myself. There are more things we can do, and we'll likely add improvements in the near future.
  11. We have tested v3 with a few large client sites, and the results were very disappointing. Currently v2 does a much better job at filtering out potential spammers than v3.
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