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    Members Shop

    Version 1.1.4

    This application will add a members shop and a avdanced point system to your site, where your members can earn and spend their well earned points they gained ( or bought if you have IPCommerce installed ) from this app, You can award your members points for being active on your community, Allow them to charge points on their uploads ( If IPDownloads is installed ) and much much much more, Members Shop in intergrated to work along side loads of other applications & plugins, Read below for a full description Points Earning System Forums Allow members to earn points for starting topics Allow members to earn points for replying to topics Allow topic starter to earn points for replies to their topics Allow members to earn points for having their post marked by the best answer in question forums You can set different amounts of points for each category of the forums You can choose to take the points back from deleted topics or posts if the topic / post gets deleted ( this is a hard delete if they are still pending deletion then the points will remain until it is permanently deleted ) Downloads ( IPDownloads must be installed for these features but is not required to run / use the app ) Allow your members to earn points for uploading files Allow the file uploader to earn points for each download received from their file Allow your members to earn points by reviewing files Allow your members to earn points for commenting on files You can set different amounts of points for each category in the downloads section Allow your members to charge points to other users for downloading their files Charge a % in commission to take for each point paid file download Calendar ( IPCalendar must be installed for these features but is not required to run / use the app ) Allow your members to earn points for submitting events Allow your members to earn points for reviewing events Allow your members to earn points by commenting on events You can set different amounts of points for each category in the downloads section Gallery ( IP Gallery must be installed for these features but is not required to run / use the app ) Allow your members to earn points for uploading images Allow your members to earn points for reviewing images Allow your members to earn points for commenting on images Commerce ( IPCommerce must be installed for these features but is not required to run / use the app ) Allow your members to earn points for leaving a review on a product Warning System Penalize your members if they receive a warning by removing X amount of points You can set different amounts of points for different warn reasons Reactions Allow your members to earn points for receiving reactions from their content ( If a user removes the reaction it will also remove the points awarded ) Clubs Award users for joining a club Remove points from users for leaving / getting kicked from a club Award users points for creating topics in clubs Award users points for replying to topics in clubs Award users points for uploading files in clubs These are set globally and not per category like the forums & downloads award system Automation Rules ( Automation Rules must be installed for these features but is not required to run / use the app ) You can set a action to award Members Shop points for any of your created conditions You can set a action to remove Member Shop points for any of your created conditions This fully expands the ways you can award / remove Member Shop points I highly recommend getting this 3rd party app to take members shop to the max Media Uploader ( Media Uploader must be installed for these features but is not required to run / use the app ) Award points to users for uploading images Award points to users for uploading video files Award points to users for uploading audio files Award points to users for uploading documents Bonus Points Award bonus points based on a daily basis ( Members will need to login at least once in that time period ) Award bonus points based on a weekly basis ( Members will need to login at least once in that time period ) Award bonus points based on a monthly basis ( Members will need to login at least once in that time period ) These points can be set on a per user group basis You can enable or disable any of them features Award Points Award points to your selected members or user groups via the ACP Users Profile Adds a section to the users profile showing the amount of points they have and a link to donate ( Read below ) Donations Select what user groups can donate their points Set the minimum and maximum amount of points allowed to donate per donation Shows a page in the ACP with a list of all donations / who donated / who received the donation / the amount and the time & date of the donation Points Format All points are formatted with decimals for the users to read / understand easy ( example 1,000 10,000 10,000,000 ) Members Shop Items ( Allow your members to spend their well earned points in the shop ) Each item can be created unlimited times and you can select different prices and permissions for each user group for each item giving you unlimited options to pick from Create categories to place the items in You can set moderator permissions to allow certain mod groups / members to buy items for free You can set moderator permissions to allow certain mod groups / members to feature items All random amounts ( LIke mystery boxes, random post count etc ) can be set by the admin in the shop items menu from the minimum amount to the maximum amount they can receive from redeeming the items Set a stock amount on each item with a unlimited option ( How many you have in stock ) All items use their own code, Example, if you have selected say the member group to not be able to upload avatars in the ACP member group permissions, the avatar item will still allow them to upload one if they redeem it, if you gave them permissions to buy that item or they got the item sent to them Each item can have its own permission settings to select what usergroups can view it / buy it / send it Members can sell back their unwanted items at a cost of a certain % of the items price you will set in the ACP Members have a choice to buy & use the item straight away or they can buy & store them in their my items inventory After a user stores a item it will store the rewards for that purchase, so say they store multiple items, then at a later time you change the rewards for that item in the ACP, they will still receive the rewards set when they purchased the item, as that's how they bought it DEFAULT ITEMS LISTED BELOW ( These can be added unlimited times giving you unlimited rewards to choose from ) Open a random post count mystery box Open a random reputaion points mystery box Change their username Change their member title Add or edit their signature Upload a avatar Steal a random amount of reputation from another member Will also send a notification to both users saying that they stole X amount of reputation Reset your reputation points back to 0 Useful if they get hit with lots of rep stolen from other members and go into negative Open a mystery points box Set a minimum and maximum amount of points to award what will be chosen at random You can set a win % in this item, Example set it to 70% and users will have a 70% chance to win from this item Open a mystery items box Select items to add to this box what users will have a chance of winning You can set a win % in this item, Example set it to 70% and users will have a 70% chance to win from this item Reset their warning points Allow members to go browse anonymous until their session ends ( Session means till they logout ) View a password from a password protected forum Play Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock ( Basically Rock, Paper, Scissors but the extended Big Bang Theory's version ), Users can double up their points if they win, Get their points back if they draw, Or get nothing if they lose, You can also allow users to increase their bet by a selected maximum amount you will set in the ACP item settings ) Allow users to pin topics for a selected amount of days ( Topic's will automatically be unpinned after X amount of days ) Allow members to feature files for a selected amount of days ( Files's will automatically be unfeatured after X amount of days, IPDownloads must be installed for this item ) Upgrade your usergroup for x amount of days, months or years, ( Members will automatically move back to their original user group after X days, months or years or they can be permanent upgrades ) Gamble to win a random trophy from Trophy's & Medals ( Trophys & Medals must be installed for this item ) Buy a trophy from Trophy's & Medals ( Trophys & Medals must be installed for this item ) Buy a medal from Trophy's & Medals ( Trophys & Medals must be installed for this item ) Guess the number ( You will set a maximum amount to generate and the members will guess from 1-X and if they get it correct they will win their stake multiplied by your chosen amount ( Each item will generate a different number this is not one where you remove the wrong answers from the equasion, if you buy one and guess number 20 and it is wrong then it still could be nu,ber 20 in the next box ) Embed a video to your profile ( Profile Video must be installed for this item ) Upload a image to use as a background on your profile ( Profile Backgrounds must be installed for this item ) Send a personal sticky note ( Sticky Notes must be installed for this item ) Add / Edit your social info ( Members Social Info must be installed for this item ) Custom Codes / Vouchers / Coupons You can create custom codes for members to purchase including game codes / voucher codes and so on Once a user redeems this item they will instantly receive a PM with the code attached CUSTOM ITEMS ( You can add unlimited custom items in the store where the admin fills in the price and the name / description etc ) Each Custom Item has to be manually awarded to the members, it could be for a coupon code, it could be anything ( as long as you can manually award it that is ) Choose to receive a notification or email saying x member brought x custom item and you need to award it etc Pick what member receives the notification Pick what member will receive a email saying a custom item has been redeemed Shows a table in the ACP with all custom purchases your users have brought showing if the item has been awarded or not Click to confirm you have awarded the item to the user so that you keep the table updated letting you know what you need to do When confirming you have awarded the item you can choose to send a PM to the user with your own message saying that you have done it or you could use that to send them what you have awarded them, example the coupon code, or a voucher code etc Add a block to the ACP dashboard with the total amount of items you need to award manually Rewards & Logs View all the rewards and logs of the redeemed items in a nice members table or grid Shows the award they redeemed or received Shows what they got from the reward Statistics Pages Shows a statistics page with a graph of the global points gained on your site per day / week / month Shows a leaderboard with 3 tables under the graph mentioned above Shows a list of the members with the most points Shows a list of the members who have generated the most points via their content ( example, for the reactions they get / topics they create ) Shows a list of the members who have received the most rewards from their redeemed items and their posted content Shows a 3D pie chart of the points per user group Shows another statistics page with a graph of the amount of shop items purchased globally and the global points spent per day / week / month Shows a leaderboard with 3 tables under the graph mentioned above Who brought the most items Who spent the most points Who sent the most items Shows a 3D pie chart of all the items bought and the amount they have sold Shows a 3rd statistics page with a graph of the global points won using items what you gamble your points with Shows a leaderboard with 3 tables under the graph mentioned above Who has won the most points Who has brought the most items to gamble with Shows a list of the latest item redeemed rewards and the members who redeemed / won them Shows a 3D pie chart of the amount of points spent and won Members Bank Allow your members to store their points in a bank Charge members to deposit their points Award interest to members each month on their banked points The interest rate can be set on a per user group basis Members can view all their transactions in a nice and tidy pop up table Shows a table in the ACP with all the members who have created a bank account You can edit the members bank points from here You can view all the members transactions to the bank here Shows a 3D pie chart in the ACP with the points per member group Shows a 3D pie chart in the ACP with the current interest to pay per usergroup Shows a graph of the banks transactions from your selected time periods Notifications Members will receive notifications when someone steals reputation from them Members will receive notifications if they have received a item from someone or a item has been generated from the ACP for them Members will receive notifications if they have received a donation of points with the amount of points donated and the donator You can select a member ( Admin probably ) to receive a notification when a member buys a custom item from the shop saying that you need to award it etc ACP Item Purchase Pages Show a table listing all Normal items purchased with all the information of the item purchase This can be filtered to show what ones are redeemed, not redeemed or all of them Shows a table listing all custom items purchased with all the information of the item purchase This can be filtered to show what ones need awarding, already awarded or all of them Shows a table listing all custom code items purchased with all the information of the purchase This can be filtered to show what ones are redeemed, not redeemed or all of them Shows a table listing all the membergroup upgrade items purchased with all the information of the upgrade, expire date etc This can be filter to show what ones are active, expired or all of them Other ACP Stuff Choose what user groups can gain points with-in the forums / downloads / reaction settings You can generate unique purchases ( Of the items available in the shop for members and fully customize the items rewards to what you see fit, You can charge the user for this or send it free ) Shows the shop items in a nice and clean node table giving you the ability to drag and drop them to different categories and sort them in your prefered positions Edit members points via their edit member page in the member section of the ACP Reset all members points / reset x member's points / reset all points from x usergroup Select the amount of items to show per page in the shop and my items page Choose the select to view the shop page / my items page / rewards & logs page from either a table view or a nice new grid view If you allow users to send items to others you can select a % of the value of the item to charge the users to send said item You can pick to show either a category in the sidebar of show the categories in a filter button on the table it self Add a block to the ACP dashboard showing the amount of custom items you need to award to the users Point Logs Log all point transactions via the ACP with full details of how the users earned points / spent points Commerce ( IPCommerce must be installed for this feature but is not required to run / use this app ) Store And Packages Users can buy points in the store for real money ( IPCommerce store not the members shop ) You add amount of points in the packages so there are 2 ways to sell points You can just sell the points on their own You can award the points when buying x package Trophys & Medals ( Trophys & Medals must be installed for this feature but is not required to run / use the app ) Shop Items Try your luck for a random trophy ( This will generate a random trophy and award it to the member, If the member has the award already then they will lose and not gain anything, By the laws of average 10 trophys in play will work out to a 10% chance of winning ) Buy a trophy ( You will create a item with your chosen trophy attached and allow users to buy them ) Buy a medal ( You will create a item with your chosen medal attached and allow users to buy them ) Trophy Criteria Award trophy if user has at least X amount of points Award trophy if user has at redeemed at least X amount of items Award trophy if user has sent more than X amount of items Supported Applications & Plugins IPForums ( Invision Power Suite App ) IPDownloads ( Invision Power Suite App ) IPCommerce ( Invision Power Suite App ) IPGallery ( Invision Power Suite App ) IPCalendar ( Invision Power Suite App ) Sports Betting App ( Official IPSDev App ) Lottery ( Official IPSDev App ) Members Shop Goals ( Official IPSDev App ) Members Shop Codes n Vouchers ( Official IPSDev App ) Members Shop Clubs Add-On ( Official IPSDev App ) Profile Video ( Official IPSDev Plugin ) Profile Backgrounds ( Official IPSDev Plugin ) Sticky Notes ( Official IPSDev App ) Members Social Info ( Official IPSDev App ) Media Uploader ( Official IPSDev App ) Trophys & Medals ( 3rd Party App By @Fosters ) Automation Rules ( 3rd Party App By @Kevin Carwile ) Note.. All the supported apps & plugins listed above are integrated to work with this app ALTHOUGH NONE ARE REQUIRED TO RUN / USE IT, If you don't own any of them apps / plugins it just won't show or allow use of them features How to install Download the .tar file and go to your ACP and applications then install the downloaded .tar file Navigate to the members shop tab in the ACP and go to items then create your own categories and add the items from the little plus icon on the category column If there is anything you would like to see added to this application then feel free to visit one of the support topics and let me know your ideas, I am always happy to update my files with requests Copyright / Branding Removal can be purchased from here

    35.00 USD

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    Media Uploader

    Version 2.0.0

    This application will allow your members to upload images, videos, audio and document files including PDF's to stream, play, share, view, download or embed into any of their posts, Your members can also choose to set their uploads to private and if they wanted then, give other members permissions to access them. This application works fully with IPS Clubs allow club owners to create their own media uploader categories DEMO Main Features Create unlimited categories to store the uploaded media files in You can also create unlimited sub categories Choose what file types members can upload per category Images - PNG, GIF, JPEG, JPG, JPE Videos - MP4, WEBM, OGG, MOV Audio - MP3, MP4, WAV Documents - PDF, HTML, TXT, XML Choose the maximum upload size for each allowed file type per category Choose to allow multiple uploads at the same time Set the amount of maximum uploads for each file type per category Allow members to comment on media files All members to review media files Allow members to embed their media into the forums and anything what uses the editor ( YES YOU CAN EMBED PDF's TOO ) Choose what user groups can embed their media into the forums topics etc Allow members to crop their uploaded images Choose what user groups can crop their images If a member crops a image they will have a choice to keep or delete the original image Choose what user groups can download uploaded media files ( regardless of this setting members can download their own files ) Choose what user groups can view / play / stream the actual uploaded file ( regardless of this setting members can view their own files ) Allow certain member groups to upload private files ( Admin can still view in the admin panel ) Members can set their private uploads to be viewed by their selected members only ( regardless of the admin viewing / download settings members with permission to view these files given by the uploader will be able to view or download said file ) Once a member has been given permission to access private uploads they will receive a notification linking them to the file Set the maximum storage limit for users via the user group settings Set the maximum downloads a day for users via the user group settings Set a flood limit on embedding topics for users via the user group settings Shows how many views and downloads the media files have had Members can see who viewed or downloaded their media ( If logs are enabled in the ACP ) Front Pages Media Uploader Index page showing blocks with the media files Shows a block showing all featured media files Shows a block showing the latest uploaded media files Shows a block showing the media files with the most views Shows a block showing the media files with the most downloads Shows a block showing the media files with the highest ratings My Media Shows a table with all the media files uploaded by the member They can view / download / delete any file from here They can see who viewed or downloaded their media ( If logs are enabled in the ACP ) If the member has a private upload they can allow other members to view the media files If the file is a image the users can crop them ( If enabled in the ACP ) These tables can be filtered and sorted in a mixture of ways If the storage limit is not set to unlimited then there will be a storage quota division in the page showing how much storage the user has used and how much is left for them to use Profile Tabs Shows a table in the members profile tabs with all their upload media (Private ones are hidden) Members can view or download the media files from here These tables can be filtered and sorted in a mixture of ways Embedding Allow your members to embed any of their uploaded media into anything what uses the editor via the insert other media button Widgets Show a most uploads widget showing a block with a list of members with the most uploaded media Show a last uploaded widget showing a block with a list of the last uploaded media files Show a most downloads widget showing a block with a list of the most downloaded media files Show a most viewed widget showing a block with a list of the most viewed media files Admin Panel Choose what user groups can upload private media files ( If set to private the uploader has to choice to allow x/y/z member to view it ) Choose to either show text and icons or just icons on the buttons of the media tables Mass delete all media files from your server, filtered by ALL, IMAGES, VIDEOS, AUDIO FILES, you can even mass delete from certain members or usergroups View all media files including private ones ( The admin should always be able to view all media files uploaded for many different reasons ) Set the maximum storage limit for each member by going into the group settings and entering a maximum limit allowed Set the limit of the amount of last uploaded files shown in the block on the upload media page Set the amount to show in the tables per page in the all media and my media pages Choose if you want to keep logs of who has viewed or downloaded media files View a log of who downloaded the media files showing the geo location of where it was downloaded from Choose to use either grids or rows for the tables themes Moderator Permissions This application fully integrates with the IPS moderator permissions you can set the mod perms via the moderator settings of the ACP Any uploaded media files / comments or reviews that require approval can be approved via the ModCP Searching Search for media files using the IPS search features Check the screenshots for images or visit the demo link at the top and sign up to test it out Copyright / Branding Removal can be purchased from here

    50.00 USD

  4. Version 1.0.4

    Lottery is a add-on for Members Shop, It will allow your members to gamble their points on lotteries created by you in the ACP, You can create different categories to place a unlimited amount of lottery draws in. DEMO MEMBERS SHOP 1.1.3 OR ABOVE IS REQUIRED TO USE THIS APPLICATION Features Front End Main lottery page shows a grid of all the enabled draws Buy a lottery ticket Shows the draw time Click to view the possible payouts for matching 3, 4, 5 or 6 numbers My tickets shows a grid of all your bought tickets Shows your chosen numbers Shows the draw date If the draw is pending it will say it is pending If the draw is complete it will ask you to claim the ticket After you claimed your ticked it will pop up and say if you matched any numbers and if you did it will award you the points If your ticket was a winner it will now show how many numbers you matched along with the amount you won If you ticket was a losing one then it will say so Shows a filter button so you can filter your tickets to chosen draws Results page show a grid of the latest games that have been drawn This is a small grid table showing 4 results with the ability to show more Click a direct link to view all your tickets from the selected draw Click to view the results of the draw ( Example, shows how many members have matched 3, 4, 5 or 6 numbers ) this will update once a member clicked the claim their ticket ( If they won obviously ) There is also another grid table below this showing the latest 4 members what have won on the lottery Shows the users avatar along with their usergroup Shows the amount of numbers they matched Shows the amount they won on that ticket Buying tickets You can choose to either pick 6 numbers or get a lucky dip ACP Create lottery draws Enter a name for the draw ( Example, Weekly Draw #1 ) Enter a starting jackpot to award the members who match 6 numbers Enter the amount to award members if they match 5 numbers in the draw Enter the amount to award members if they match 4 numbers in the draw Enter the amount to award members if they match 3 numbers in the draw Enter a draw time ( Members can not buy tickets after this time has passed ) Set the ticket prices Set a % of the tickets price to stack on the jackpot for each ticket bought ( Example, If a ticket costs 100 points and you set it to 90% then each ticket bought will add 90 points onto the jackpot's total ) Enter the amount of tickets each member can buy for the draw with a unlimited option ( This is good if you are going to offer some free draws ) Each draw has its own permission maxtix so you can select what user groups can either view or buy the tickets for each one Choose to upload a image to place in the header of the main lottery page Choose to enter some text using the built in IPS editor to place in the header on the main lottery page Shows a table in the ACP listing all payouts from the draws Select to post a topic once a draw is complete with the draws information You can use a wide range of tags in the editor what will replace with information about the draw If enabled, when a member claims a winning ticket a reply to the topic what was posted will be posted Again you can use a wide range of tags in the editor what will be replaced with the winners information All draws are set to be drawn automatically with-in 30 minutes of the time of the draw start date, ( if it is not manually drawn in the ACP that is ) How To Install Download the .tar file and navigate to ACP, applications and click to install then upload the downloaded .tar file The lottery tabs in the ACP are located in the members shop tabs Once setup go to the Menu Manager in the ACP and add the lottery tabs to where you want them place ( Either in their own menu or add them to the members shop menu like I did on the demo ) Copyright / Branding Removal can be purchased from here

    20.00 USD

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    IPSDev Branding / Copyright Removal

    Version 1.0.0

    This plugin will remove any copyright / branding material from all of my applications & plugins, this plugin will work across multiple apps & plugins you do not need multiple purchases. Applications List Advanced Stats Comics F.A.Q Lottery ( Members Shop Add-On ) Media Uploader Members Shop Members Social Info Members Tab Sports Betting App ( Members Shop Add-On ) Sticky Notes Tournaments The list will get updated with any new applications that I make and have the copyright / branding on

    50.00 USD

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    Feature My File

    Version 1.0.0

    This application will allow you to charge your members to feature their files in IPDownloads for set time periods Features Allow uploaders to feature their file ( At a cost ) Create unlimited packages with different amounts of times the file is featured for As soon as the purchase is complete the file will be featured The file will be unfeatured after the purchase has expired Set renewals to allow the members to keep their file featured Requirements IP Downloads IP Commerce

    20.00 USD

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    Feature My Club

    Version 1.0.1

    This application will allow you to charge your members to feature their clubs for set times, Seeing as your members can now charge people to join their club, I thought it might be a good idea to allow them to advertise their club via the featured settings Features Allow club owners to feature their clubs ( At a cost ) Create unlimited packages with different amount of times the club is featured for As soon as the purchase is complete the club will be featured The club will be unfeatured after the purchase has expired Set renewals to allow the members to keep their club featured Show a widget with a list of featured clubs to place anywhere on your site Requirements IP Commerce Clubs enabled 😂

    20.00 USD

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    F.A.Q

    Version 2.0.1

    This application will add a FAQ module to your site allowing admins, moderators even your members if you choose to allow them add frequently asked questions to your site Main Features Create unlimited categories & subcategories to place the Q&A's in Allow members to add Q&A's Each category has it's own members permissions What groups can view the category What groups can read Q&A's in the category What groups can add Q&A's to the category Choose to require approvals from member submitted Q&A's The FAQ uses the moderator permissions and also the ModCP for pending Q&A's Pick and choose to either use a javascript show/hide feature for the answers or choose to show the answers using Ajax pop up's Q&A's can be pinned, featured, moved, hidden, approved etc via the front end for moderators who have permissions Show multiple widgets from your selected categories, Example, if you have a downloads app FAQ category you can place a widget in the downloads app showing only the Q&A's in there How to install Download the .tar file and go to your ACP then applications and install the downloaded file

    15.00 USD

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    Enhanced Widgets

    Version 1.0.3

    Download Enhanced Widgets and liven up your board with some tasty looking widgets including 3D pie charts filled with stats Features nice new design instead of the default IPS widgets, Shows the prefix of the topics if one is set with a nice coloured box around the prefix, Select what forums to show the results from, Select the limit of results to show on each widget, You can also pick the topic prefix colours on each widget, This currently has 12 widgets but more will be coming ( Let me know what sort of ones you would like ) Widgets Recent posts ( Shows a list of the recent posts ) Recent posts with replies ( Shows a list of the recent posts showing 3 lines of their post ) Recent posts dual column ( Shows a dual column list of the recent posts not suitable for the sidebar ) Recent topics ( Shows a list of the recent topics ) Recent topics dual column ( Shows a dual column list of the recent topics not suitable for the sidebar ) Trending topics ( Hot Topics ) ( Shows a list of the hot topics ) Lounge ( Shows a list of the topics from your chosen forum ) Members per group ( Shows a 3D pie chart of the member count per group ) Posts per forum ( Shows a 3D pie chart of the post count per forum ) Members per club ( Shows a 3D pie chart showing how many members are in each club ) Topics per forum ( Shows a 3D pie chart showing how many topics are in each forum ) Reactions per reaction ( Shows 3D pie chart showing how many reactions have been awarded per reaction ) All widgets have their own settings and can be changed in the widget edit settings

    15.00 USD

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    Enhanced User Info Panel

    Version 2.0.7

    Enhance your user info panel with this powerful fully customizable plugin for the forum topic posts, You do not need to show all the information you can choose to show or hide any one of them or just choose to hide them on mobile viewing, you can now even choose what user groups can see what information How to configure Go the the ACP plugin panel and select the settings button on the plugin User Info Panel Edit the width of the user info panel between 200px - 350px Move the username to the user info panel Set a margin from the top of the post panel (Needed on some themes you won't need for the default theme) Change the font of the username (you can use web safe fonts, Google fonts or you can even upload your own!!!!!) Change the width & height of the avatar between 75px - 200px Choose to have a border-radius around the avatar and enter your own amount Show/Hide the users cover photo (If they have one) Change the height of the users cover photo Show/Hide a topic starter badge or field to the info panel (If the user is the topic starter) Move the users rank pips / rank image to below the info panel Profile Info Show/Hide the users group with colour formatting Show/Hide secondary group images Show/Hide the users rank / title Move the users rank / title to below the avatar / below the username or in the user info panel Show/Hide the users clubs as icons (if they are members of one) Show/Hide the users ID Content Show/Hide the users post count Show/Hide the users post per day ratio Show/Hide the users reputation Show/Hide the users amount of leader board member of the days won Choose to use a gold font for the member of the day Show/Hide the users topic count Show/Hide the users topic per day ratio Personal Info Show/Hide the users birthday Change the birthday view to the show the members age instead Show/Hide the users joined date Change the joined date to one saying "With Us For xxx Days" Show/Hide the users online status Change the online status to a pip Choose to use a pulsating green glow for when the users online Show/Hide the users last activity Show/Hide the users timezone Show/Hide the users follower count Show/Hide the users connected device (4.2.x Only) Clubs Show/Hide the users clubs as icons at the bottom of the user info panel (The club name will appear on hover) Change the size of the clubs icons 3rd Party Apps & Plugins (DF42) Members Social Info iAwards Member Away Trophys & Medals ( RECOMMENDED ) Members Shop Other Choose what font-awesome icons are used for each section from a pre-defined list of over 600 icons (Just start typing the name and they will appear) Show/Hide each section for mobile browsing Select what user groups can see what on the info panel Add any of your custom profile fields to the user info panel matching its theme and style

    10.00 USD

  12. Do you want to take our latest release for a test drive? You already are! We've upgraded our own community for wider testing. A big focus has been on page speed, so you will notice that our community is significantly faster that it was on 4.3 If you need a recap of what was added, take a look at our product updates blog which takes you through the highlights. As this is a pre-beta release, expect some funkiness as we scurry around and tidy up our custom theme wrapper and other areas as we spot them. If you you find a bug, we'd love for you to report it with as much detail as you can muster in the bug report area. We'd love to know what you think, let us know below. View the full article
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    Enhanced Profile Blocks

    Version 1.0.6

    Enhance the information blocks on the members profiles with this easy to use plugin Features About User Block Enhance the about user block with more detailed member information of the member each with its own font-awesome icon Choose the font-awesome icon of each section from a predefined list of 600 icons (just start typing) Show/Hide the members user group Show/Hide the members rank Show/Hide the members id Show/Hide the members post count Show/Hide the members post ratio per day Show/Hide the members total reputation Show/Hide the members member of the days won Show/Hide the members joined date Show/Hide the amount of days the member has been registered Show/Hide the members last activity Show/Hide the members current location (on your site) Show/Hide the members age User Group Block Display the users group and secondary group images in a separate block Choose to display it above or below the about user block Choose to display the images in a list (above each other) or in a inline-block (left to right) Clubs Block Display the users clubs as icons (The club name will show on hover) Choose to display it above or below the about user block 3rd Party There is a setting for if you have Members Social Info installed to show the block There is a setting for if you have Profile Video installed to show the video in the block If you have member map installed then there is a setting to show the block

    10.00 USD

  14. TheJackal

    Enhanced Product Page

    Version 1.0.1

    Tired of the look of your commerce product pages? Then download this plugin and give it a bit of new life Adds the full description to the page removing the tab at the bottom Removes the review tab and will place a link for it to show via Ajax pop up in the review count text Removes the background of the add to cart background and then stretches the button making it look better on the eyes If you have any requests for it, leave a comment on the support topic, I am always happy to hear requests and update ideas NOTE... COMMERCE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PLUGIN

    10.00 USD

  15. TheJackal

    Comics

    Version 1.0.2

    Comics allows your members to upload .cbz comic book files to view and or share them on your board with other members, You can navigate through the comic pages by either click the next or previous icons or you can simply drag your finger across the comic page ( if using a touch screen device ), you can also choose from 3 different sizes for the comic books what will either be small, medium or large pages. Members will be able to react, rate, review & comment on each comic ( if they have the permissions you will set in the ACP ), Comics fully integrates with the IPS moderator permissions and content allowing your moderators to keep a eye on the uploads / reviews / comments and so on via the ModCP. Demo Comic Category Permissions Choose what usergroups can view each category Choose what usergroups can read comics in each category Choose what usergroups can upload comics in each category Choose what usergroups can download comics in each category Choose what usergroups can review comics in each category Choose what usergroups can comment on comics in each category Comic Category Settings Set a category title Choose to use a image instead of a icon on each category Choose to moderate new uploads Allow comments Choose to moderate comments Allow reviews Choose to moderate reviews Usergroup Permissions / Restrictions Choose to set a minimum amount of posts / content your members need to have in order to download comics for each usergroup Choose to set a maximum download speed what each usergroup will download their comics at Choose to set a mamimum downloads per day for each usergroup Choose to set a mamimum downloads per week for each usergroup Choose to set a mamimum downloads per month for each usergroup The restrictions above can be set to have a value or no restriction at all ACP App Settings Show a featured comics box on the apps main page Choose the amount of featured comics to show Show a newest comics box on the apps main page Choose the amount of new comics to show Show a most viewed comics box on the apps main page Choose the amount of most viewed comics to show Show a most downloaded comics box on the apps main page Choose the amount of most downloaded comics to show Show a highest rated comics box on the apps main page Choose the amount of highest rated comics to show Choose to upload a watermark to place on the comic pages Moderator Permissions ( If you are using the global moderator permissions for content then this app will use them too, other wise you can pick and choose them seperatly ) Can pin comics Can unpin comics Can feature comics Can unfeature comics Can edit comics Can hide comics Can unhide comics Can view hidden comics Can move comics Can lock comics Can unlock comics Can comment on locked comics Can delete comics Can edit comments Can hide comments Can unhide comments Can view hidden comments Can delete comments Can edit reviews Can hide reviews Can unhide reviews Can view hidden reviews Can delete reviews PLEASE NOTE This application only allows the uploads of .cbz comic book files Because of the way it uses the php unzip features the files can not be hosted on 3rd party storage like Amazon S3 you will need to use the default storage method

    40.00 USD

  16. TheJackal

    Block From Viewing My Topics

    Version 1.0.4

    This plugin will allow your members to block other members from viewing their topics with in the IPS FORUMS app Features This will add another tab in the users settings panel allowing them to choose members and block their chosen members from viewing their topics Members can also select certain user groups to block from viewing their topics with the ability to exclude x/y/z member/s from that group giving them permission to view their topics Pick what user groups can use the features in the plugin settings Requirements IPS Forums

    10.00 USD

  17. TheJackal

    Block From Downloading My Files

    Version 1.0.3

    This plugin will allow your members to block other members from downloading their files with in the IPS DOWNLOADS app Features This will add another tab in the users settings panel allowing them to choose members and block their chosen members from downloading their files If you have IP Commerce installed and paid files in the downloads it will also block them from buying their files Members can also select certain user groups to block from downloading their files with the ability to exclude x/y/z member/s from that group giving them permission to download Pick what user groups can use the features in the plugin settings Requirements IPS Downloads

    10.00 USD

  18. TheJackal

    Anonymous Browsing Toggle

    Version 1.0.3

    This application will allow your chosen usergroups to toggle browsing your site anonymously. Features Select what user groups can use this feature If you remove their ability to login anonymously from the login screen then this plugin will still allow them to go anonymous once signed if ( If you gave them permissions via this plugin that is ) Adds a button next to the notification icon allowing your members easy access to the toggle button ( Show's on mobile devices too ) Allow your selected usergroups to pick if they always want to login anonymously ( This can be edited in their member settings )

    10.00 USD

  19. Braintree is a payment gateway provided by PayPal which provides some great additional features for PayPal transactions including a significantly improved recurring payments model. We are delighted to be bringing full support for Braintree for Commerce in Invision Community 4.4. What is Braintree? Braintree is a payment gateway provided by PayPal which supports taking payments by credit cards (including Apple Pay and Google Pay) and Venmo as well as PayPal, providing a good option for communities wanting to use a single payment gateway, and also brings improved functionality for recurring PayPal transactions. For PayPal transactions, there are no additional fees and the checkout experience uses the normal PayPal experience your customers are used to. Recurring PayPal Improvements Recurring payments / Billing Agreements in PayPal have up until now been initiated by PayPal. Invision Community tells PayPal what the renewal terms of a purchase are, but then it's up to PayPal to take that payment and notify your community when it succeeds (or fails). This comes with a number of limitations and problems. It makes it difficult for you as an admin to modify an existing purchase or for the customer to upgrade/downgrade. It also means the customer has to create separate Billing Agreements for each purchase. Most significantly though, it means if there is a delay in receiving the payment (such as an expired card) it is sometimes unclear what should happen on your community's end, and how it can be resolved if/when the payment is received. Other payment gateways work the other way around. When a customer pays by card, for example, they have the option of storing their card details. Later, if they make another purchase or a renewal invoice is generated, Invision Community can tell the gateway to recharge the same card - and if it fails, allow the customer to provide an alternative payment method. This allow both you and your customers to have much greater control, and is much more reliable. Braintree resolves this by allowing customers when paying with PayPal to save their PayPal account in the same way they would save a credit card on file. When paying with PayPal, users will see a simple checkbox which, if checked, will allow future payments to be taken with PayPal automatically. Storing PayPal Accounts for Recurring Payments Other Features In addition to an improved checkout experience, our integration with Braintree supports: Taking payments by Credit Card, including 3DSecure checking and the ability for customer to store card details on file. Braintree uses a fully PCI-compliant method of taking card details in a way that ensures the card information never reaches your server. Apple Pay and Google Pay Venmo, which also allows storing accounts in the same way as PayPal accounts. Offering PayPal Credit Handling chargebacks/disputes Support for Braintree's Advanced Fraud Tools A Disputed PayPal Transaction Existing Setups and Upgrading The existing PayPal gateway will continue to be available for basic PayPal integration, and your existing set up will continue to work exactly as it does now after upgrading. If you are using PayPal, especially if you are using Billing Agreements, we strongly recommend switching to Braintree after upgrading. While it isn't possible to convert existing Billing Agreements, you can allow existing ones to continue to work and use Braintree for new purchases. Please note that while existing setups will work fine, from 4.4 it will no longer be possible to set up a new PayPal method with either Billing Agreements, or to take payments by card, as PayPal has deprecated the API this was using in favour of Braintree and it can no longer be enabled on new accounts. As mentioned though, this does not affect any existing setups, which, if you do not switch to Braintree, will continue to work as they do now. This blog is about our upcoming release Invision Community 4.4. View the full article
  20. TheJackal

    Age Verification Pop-Up

    Version 1.0.0

    This plugin will add a age verification pop up to your sites guests, Features Adds a pop up asking if the guests are over a certain age Upload a image to display at the top of the pop up Use the editor to add a message under the image Choose the URL to redirect users to if they are not your chosen age The pop up will only show to guests and not your registered members Uses javascript to hide the pop up away without refreshing the page Uses 1 cookie to remember if the guest has confirmed they are over the certian age

    15.00 USD

  21. TheJackal

    Advanced Stats

    Version 1.0.6

    Show a selection of your board and members stats in much detail with graph views Features Member Stats Shows the registration stats of your board in a graph view Shows the member count per group in a nice 3D pie chart Shows a block list of the members with the most content on your board Shows a block list of the members with the most reputation on your board Shows a block list of the last registered members on your board The blocks can be filtered to show between 5 and 100 Topic Stats Shows the topics created per day stats of your board in a graph view Shows the topic count per forum in a nice 3D pie chart Shows a block list of the members who have created the most topics Shows a block list of the topics what have had the most replies Shows a block list of the most viewed topics These blocks can be filtered by a date range and also to show between 5 and 100 Post Stats Shows the posts created per day stats of your board in a graph view Shows the post count per forum in a nice 3D pie chart Shows a block list of the members who have created the most posts Shows a block list of the latest posts on your board Shows a block list of the members who have edited their posts the most times These blocks can be filtered by a date range and also to show between 5 and 100 IPS Downloads ( This is not a requirement if you don't have it installed it just won't show in the ACP or front end ) Shows a graph chart with the amount of uploads over a time period Shows the file count per category in a nice 3D pie chart Shows a block with a list of members with the most uploads Shows a block with a list of the most downloaded files Shows a block with a list of the highest rated files These blocks can be filtered by a date range and also to show between 5 and 100 Club Stats Shows the clubs created per day stats of your board in a graph view Shows the member count per club in a nice 3D pie chart Shows a block list of the members of the most leaders of clubs Shows a block list of the members of the most joined clubs Shows a block list of the members of the members who have invited x amount of people These blocks can be filtered by a date range and also to show between 5 and 100 Reaction Stats Shows the reactions per day stats of your board in a graph view Shows the reaction count per reaction in a nice 3D pie chart Shows a block list of the topics what have accumulated the most reactions Shows a block list of the members who have received the most reactions Shows a block list of the members who have gave the most reactions These blocks can be filtered to show between 5 and 100 Gallery Stats Added the gallery app to the stats Shows the images uploaded per day stats of your board in a graph view Shows the images count per album in a nice 3D pie chart Shows a block list of the members who have uploaded the most images Shows a block list of the members who have the most albums Shows a block list of the most viewed images These blocks can be filtered by a date range and also to show between 5 and 100 Warning Stats Shows the warnings per day stats of your board in a graph view Shows the warning point count per group in a nice 3D pie chart Shows a block list of the 'TRIGGER HAPPY MODERATORS' moderators who have gave the most warning points Shows a block list of the members who have received the most warning points Shows a block list of any banned member who recently tried to access the site These blocks can be filtered to show between 5 and 100 You can also look up topic and post stats from certain members, This feature can be set to certain member groups only in the admin panel Look Up Stats By Member (Topics) Shows the members topics created per day stats in a graph view Shows a block list of the members topics with the most replies Shows a block list of the members most viewed topic Shows a block list of the members topics with last activity These blocks can be filtered by a date range and also to show between 5 and 100 Look Up Stats By Member (Posts) Shows the members posts created per day stats in a graph view Shows a block list of the members posts with the last avtivity These blocks can be filtered by a date range and also to show between 5 and 100 Widgets Shows a block with a list of members with the most content posted Shows a block with a list of members with the most topics created Shows a block with a list of members with the most posts created Shows a block with a list of the most reacted to topics Shows a block with a list of members with the most warning points All widgets have a setting for how many you want to show in the blocks Other Each stat page can be shown or hidden to certain members groups in the admin panel except the Member Stats (although it can be hidden to guests) as it's needed for a landing page (If you want to completly disable certain group viewing of it, then you can do that via the module permissions) All graph views can be filtered to be shown 'DAILY', 'WEEKLY', 'MONTHLY' and by a date range and shown as 'LINE CHARTS', 'AREA CHARTS', 'BAR CHARTS' or 'COLUMN CHARTS' If you want to use the menu manager to add secondary items to the stats tab then there is a setting to disable the built in nav tabs in the pages You can set the default view of each graph in the admin panel You can set the default limit of stats to show in the blocks in the admin panel (users can still filter by 5 - 100) PLEASE NOTE These stats are for the front end for you and your members to view, it does have permissions for what groups can see what pages etc, But none of these stats are shown on the admin panel I will be adding more stats to this in the future like downloads etc but I need to purchase the software first

    25.00 USD

  22. TheJackal

    Advanced Multi-Tool

    Version 1.0.4

    Transform your board with the Advanced Multi-tool plugin with 85 settings and more to come Features Header Upload a image to use as the header background Choose to remove the users create menu Choose to put a unread content link inside the users menu Body Upload a image for the sites body background Upload a image for the admin panel body background Upload a image for the admin panel login screen background Messages Set a global header message Set a global footer message Set a registration page message Set a message on top of the forums on the forums index page Set a message on the forums topic page Each message (except registration page for obvious reasons) can be shown or hidden to certain groups If you want messages in more locations then leave a comment on the support topic stating where Breadcrumb Show the breadcrumb on mobile / tablet devices Change the data-links (Mark Site Read & Unread Content links) to just use font-awesome icons Change the font size of the breadcrumb on mobile / tablet viewing (Might be needed if you have long forum names to keep it clean) Font Change the bodys font with a choice of websafe fonts, google fonts or upload a font to use Edit the font size Edit the font weight Choose to text-transform your font (Make all words UPPERCASE, lowercase, Or The First Words Of Each Letter Capitalized) Font-Awesome Add font-awesome icons to the primary navigation bar Add font-awesome icons to the secondary navigation bar Add font-awesome icons to the users bar Add font-awesome icons to the users create bar Each have a section to add custom / 3rd party tabs to the plugin font-awesome features The font-awesome icons are set for the English language and are set for the IPS apps and core functions if you have 3rd party apps or plugins what add tabs then there is a setting to add them to any of the bars above, The same applies if you are using a different language then English (there is a help section in the plugin with full easy outlined details of how to add your own Forums & Categories Remove the words forums from the index page Remove the start new topic button on the index page Remove the date and time format from category rows Hide sub categories from the index page Remove the forum category names Show total stats (This will calculate the overall total of topics and posts in each category and place the total amount in the category header) Show forums description (This will show the forums description (if one is set) in the category name section below the name) Hide the toggle buttons on the categories Display stats in the categories (Choose to show either the post count, topic count or both in the categories) Topics & Posts Remove the time and date format from the topics and posts Remove the reply to button Change the colour of the reply to button Change the font colour of the reply button Remove the start new topic button Change the colour of the reply to button Change the colour of the text on the reply to button Change the colour of the moderator actions button Change the colour of the text on the moderator actions button Post Buttons & Badges Hide the multi quote button Make the quote text a badge Choose the colour of the quote badge Choose the colour of the quote badge text Make the edit text a badge Choose the colour of the edit badge Choose the colour of the edit badge text Member Profiles Change the profile cover photo height Choose to upload a default cover photo for all members Other Choose to add a font-awesome clock next to any time and date format across your board Visit the support topic and give me some ideas to add in my updates if you have any (as I do like a update) Please note all settings are working 100% on the default theme some settings (very minimal) might not work on custom themes using divisions and elements away from IPS

    20.00 USD

  23. A successful community manager is a combination of so many things. Being a successful community manager demands that you be a multi-faceted person and to apply a dynamic personality to a position that’s always in flux. You’re the authorized ambassador of your organization; you’re the chief moderator who sets and enforces community guidelines; and you’re the counselor and friend to all of your peers in the community. You may also be the one who updates your community suite, approves members, and manages the moderator team. Oh, and you find time to be the social media coordinator, digital designer-in-training, and all-around fantastic human being. You wear many hats and it can be challenging to juggle all of those hats. So what do you do? Take a breather. The good news is that you don’t have to wear all the hats, all the time. My head used to spin at the sheer amount of work that I faced as a solo community manager - especially when my community first started out – and I didn’t have a disciplined approach to community management. I didn’t even know what hats to wear! Over time, I’ve learned that there are specific ‘hats’ to community management. The best way to figure out which hats to juggle? Determine which hats are most important to you, which hats to wear for a specific goal, and which ones to swap out as your needs change. Create the change you believe in by wearing the right hat. Evangelist No matter the niche or industry, you should be a self-professed evangelist who is passionate and always learning about the topic. This personal interest will shine over time with your expertise in helping other users, bringing in new members with your helpful knowledge, and focusing discussion to evolving trends. You’re trusted as a leading voice of the community and your organization, and you can use your expertise to spread the positive impact of your organization’s mission. User Advocate You’re passionate about your users because you understand that the beating heart of your community is the valuable feedback, peer support, and testimonials that your users provide. You’re a champion of nurturing a positive and supportive community that’s aligned with your organizations’ goals. Customer service is a vital component to your team’s community outreach. Digital Marketer An effective community manager will engage people, even outside of the community. This means being a leading voice on external sites like blogs, partner communities, social media, industry events, and professional organizations. It extends the reach of your organization through non-traditional marketing and gives you and your community an online impact in relevant areas. Relationship Builder Part of your job is to be a networker for all the people around you and to be a bridge for authentic relationships. You want to listen to the ensuing conversations happening around your product, company, or industry, then add value and build relationships with key stakeholders both online and in-person. It’s especially important to build meaningful relationships within your organization to advocate for your organization’s mission through your community. Suite Administrator Finally, you should be an expert in Invision Community to leverage the built-in tools. Invision Community makes it easy for community managers of all technical backgrounds to get started and run successful communities. The more you learn of the Administrator and Moderator functionality, the more effective you become in supervising your community staff and driving your organization’s success. Community Management is one of the most exciting and rewarding roles in the modern web. It’s a position that’s filled with dynamism and people, and you grow yourself in ways that you never imagined. An effective community manager needs to extend herself by trying on new hats. And while some of these hats may be new to you at first, I encourage you to try all the hats and slowly develop your expertise in these new roles over time. Putting on more hats is the first step to becoming a more valuable and effective community manager. What hat do you wear today, and what hat do you want to wear tomorrow? No matter which new role you decide to embark upon, hats off to you for stepping up and growing yourself as a community manager. Joel R is a mystery wrapped inside an enigma. When he's not running his own successful community, he's peppering Invision Community's private Slack channel with his feedback, community management experience and increasingly outrageous demands (everything is true except the last part). View the full article
  24. Famously, all Maria Carey wants for Christmas, is you. This is great news if you're a Maria Carey fan. As the holiday season draws closer and our staff chat channel turns to egg nog, twinkly lights and why is wrapping so hard, we asked the question: What would you like for Christmas? Brandon With so many children, Christmas is more focused on them and the family than myself. My eldest son who started college this year just returned home for the holiday season yesterday which has been awesome. You don't realize how it's like a piece of you is missing until they're back. I guess you could call that a Christmas present for me. Also, my wife and I took a quick 2 day cruise to the Bahamas as a gift to ourselves. My children have not requested very much for Christmas this year either, so my wife and I have decided we're going to plan a trip to Disney/Orlando for some time later in 2019 as a family gift instead of focusing on a bunch of little toys the kids will quickly get bored with. The family time together is the best Christmas gift to me. Awww Mark H In truth, what I’d like for Christmas isn’t something Sanata could provide. At my age I already have most of the “things” I simply want, and the things I really *need* I already have; family and friends. But… I wouldn’t object to Santa dropping off a new gaming computer with a motherboard for an Intel core i9, an RTX 2080 Ti video card, 16 GB of RAM, and one or two NVME SSD’s. Me too Andy I’ve been trying to de-clutter my life for most of the year so hopefully I won’t get much in the way of stocking fillers and things that are fun for a few days and then pushed in a drawer. I’m not a total Scrooge though, honest. I’m really looking forward to spending time with family and friends, Christmas Day walks in the snow and coming home to a toasty warm fire and a few beers… just the simple things really. Marc S I think you get to the point with Christmas where presents become largely unimportant, and its more a time for family to get together and have fun etc. But I guess if I'm going to choose anything particular that I know I would use, I would probably go for a new iMac pro with all the extras. LOL. Seriously though, I'm happy with the break, a few drinks and games. This is what Christmas is all about. Lost a couple of family members over the past 12 month, and unfortunately none of us live forever. Brings home the realisation that there is more to life than material items, as much as we all enjoy them. Where's My Computer? Jennifer I don't really celebrate Christmas traditionally in my house. Like almost everyone in my house has already gotten all of their Christmas gifts. I would probably want just a quiet night with a long hot bath, my favorite bath bomb and a glass of wine. She really does How I became a cliche mom that wants bath stuff for presents. I have no idea. I'd likely love to get Metro Exodus pre-order. I know my BF doesn't pre-order games anymore because of some of the new pre-order issues with games with un-dedicated developers but it's a game I am excited for and hope to have come February when it comes out. Rhett A week in Hawaii, no phone, no computer, feet in the sand and a beer in my hand! Is that too much to ask for Santa? I've been good. Jim I'd say world peace but I think a 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 would be easier! Mark Wade A couple good bottles of wine, or I'd also quite like a new iPad Pro. Not relevant but made me laugh Matt Like others here at Invision Community, I've reached the grand old age where material possessions aren't what I long for. I'm happy watching my two children open their gifts on Christmas morning and then share a meal with family. Or maybe a new iPad Pro because if Mark is getting one, I want one too. Yet again Charles and Lindy declined to comment, so in the spirit of Christmas generosity, I've written their answers for them. Charles I would like a butler because it is what I deserve. Lindy I would like a panic room like in that Jodie Foster movie. I don't think for a second I'm going to be attacked in my own home. I just need a place to hide from the kids now and again. I'll kit it out with fresh kombucha, artisanal popcorn and poetry books. I'll be happy for hours. So, that is what we want for Christmas. What about you? Have you been naughty or nice? View the full article
  25. I really enjoy writing about the new features the development team have been slaving over for weeks (and sometimes months.) It's a real joy to be able to share the finished product after we've seen it through inception, discussion, planning, assigning to a developer, coding, peer reviewing and final group testing. Although sometimes, the features can be explained in a few screenshots, which makes for a pretty thin blog entry. With that in mind, I've grouped together 6 of the best new micro-features for Invision Community 4.4. Browser notifications We introduced browser notifications in a previous version of Invision Community. Once you've opted in to receive them, you'll get a fancy browser notification when new content is posted while you're off browsing other sites. However, the browser prompt to ask for permission to push notifications isn't subtle, and it attacks you the second you log in for the first time. In Invision Community 4.4, we've made it, so you're only asked to opt-in once you open the notification drop down. No more being attacked by a permission dialog Widget display settings One of the most popular features we've added to the front end in recent times is the drag and drop widgets. We see these used on almost every site we visit. A popular request, though, was to be able to hide them from specific devices. By default, the sidebars appear under the main content when viewed on a smaller device such as a phone. There may be times where you wish to show a block for those on tablets and desktops, but remove it for phones, so it doesn't take up precious retail space. Happily, you can now do this on each block with 4.4. Desktop only? Club Navigation Clubs are relatively new to Invision Community but they incredibly popular as they allow you to run micro-communities within your main community. You're not limited to just forums either; you can add gallery albums and more to each club. We've added the ability to re-arrange the club tabs allowing you to prioritise what you members see first. Rearranging club tabs Announcement URLS Announcements have been a core feature for a long time now. We use them whenever we have a holiday so we can notify our customers about reduced support on those days. We've made it so you can now link to an item, rather than have to provide new copy for each announcement. We may have overdone it a bit Time Frame selector We noticed that in numerous areas around the Admin CP we had time input boxes. These would sometimes be used for seconds, minutes, hours and even days. We've seen customers forced to enter things like 86400 seconds when they want the time frame to last a day. The lack of consistency wasn't great either. In Invision Community 4.4, we've added a new Time Frame selector which is used as standard on all areas we ask for a time frame to be entered. No more taking your socks off to work out how many seconds in a month. Time is no longer relative Group Name Styling For about as long as I can remember (and as I get older, this is not an impressive amount of time), we've allowed group names to be stylized when shown in the online user list. A very popular request is to extend that same group highlighting throughout the suite. Finally, Invision Community 4.4 brings this to the suite. If the group name is visible, that gets the styling, otherwise the name does These features may be micro in nature, but we hope they make a significant improvement to your community. Which are you most looking forward to? Drop a comment below and let us know. View the full article
  26. It's easy to think that email is a relic from the past; from simpler times long before social media and the rise of phone apps. And it's reasonable to think that way. Your phone constantly pings at you, and your laptop OS constantly pings at you, so why bother with email? Because it's still a hugely powerful medium to get and retain attention. In 2017, over 269 billion emails were sent and received per day. Of those, 3,360,250,000 are opened, read, and a link clicked. Email is still very much a critical tool in your quest for retention. Invision Community knows this. We have options to notify members of replies by email, weekly or monthly digests by email and members can opt-in for bulk emails sent from your community team. Given how important email is, it was only fair that we invested in some love for our email system for 4.4. Email Statistics Just above, I mention that 269 billion emails are sent, and 3.4 billion are opened, read and clicked. How many emails are sent from your Invision Community daily? (No cheating and checking with SendGrid) You probably have no idea as we didn't record email statistics. As of Invision Community 4.4 we do! Chart showing the number of emails sent daily We now track emails sent, and the number of link clicks inside those emails. Email Advertisements Email notifications are a powerful way to get your members to revisit your community. The member welcomes these emails as it means they have new replies to topics they are interested in reading. While you have your member's attention, you have an opportunity to show them a banner-style advertisement. The new email advertisement form When creating a new email advert, you can choose to limit the advert to specific areas such as topics, blogs, etc. - and even which forums to limit by. Subliminal messages This is a new way to reach your audience with your promotions. Unfollow without logging in Despite spending most of this blog entry shouting the virtues of email, it's inevitable that one or two members may wish to stop receiving notification emails. In previous versions, the unfollow link would have taken you to a login page if you were signed out. For members that haven't been back in a while, this may cause some annoyance if they do not recall their login details. Invision Community 4.4 allows non-logged in members to unfollow the item they received an email about or all followed items without the need to log in. You no longer need to log in to unfollow items Respecting your member's inbox is vital to keep on good terms with them and to keep them engaged in your community. We'd love to know which of these features you're most keen to try in 4.4. Please drop a comment below and let us know! View the full article
  27. It's been said that the best place to hide a dead body is on page 2 of Google. While we can't promise to get you to page 1 for a generic search term, we have taken some time for Invision Community 4.4 to do an SEO sweep. Moz.com defines SEO as "a marketing discipline focused on growing visibility in organic (non-paid) search engine results. SEO encompasses both the technical and creative elements required to improve rankings, drive traffic, and increase awareness in search engines." We have the technical skills and were fortunate enough to have Jono Alderson of Yoast lend his time, knowledge and vast experience to improve our SEO. This blog article gets a little technical. It's completely fine to leave at this point with the comfort of knowing that Google will be a little happier on your site with Invision Community 4.4. The majority of the changes are designed to send stronger signals to Google and friends over which content to slurp and which to look at a bit later. Still here? Good. Let us roll up our sleeves and open the hood. Pagination The most visible change is that we've taken pagination out of query strings and placed it in the path. For example, the current pagination system looks a little like: yoursite.com/community/forums/123-forum/?page=3 Which is fine but it gets a little confusing when you add in a bunch of sort filters like so: yoursite.com/community/forums/123-forum/?sort=asc&field=topic&page=3 A better approach would be to make a clear signal to both Google and humans that pagination is a separate thing. Invision Community 4.4 does this: yoursite.com/community/forums/123-forum/page/3/?sort=asc&field=topic Not only is this good for search engines, but it's also good for the humans too as it is more readable and no longer confused with filter parameters. Of course, we ensure that the old style pagination is redirected (via a 301 header) to the new pagination URL automatically so nothing breaks. Canonical Tags These tags are a way of telling search engines that a specific URL is the 'master copy' of a page. This helps prevent duplicate content from being indexed. Without it, you are leaving it up to the search engine to choose which is the master copy of the page. For example: yoursite.com/community/forums/123-forum/ and yoursite.com/community/forums/123-forum/?sort=desc&field=time may show the same content but have different URLs. By setting the canonical tag to point to yoursite.com/community/forums/123-forum/ regardless of filters sends a strong signal to the search engines that this is the page you want to be spidered. Invision Community sets these tags in many places, but we audited these in 4.4 and found a few areas where they were missing. For example, viewing a member's profile doesn't always set a canonical tag which may confuse search engines when you click on "View Activity" and get a list of content items. Soft 404s When an application or website wants to tell the visitor that the page they are looking for doesn't exist, it sends a 404 header code along with a page that says something "We could not find that item" or "No rows available". If a search engine spiders a page that looks like a 404 page, but it doesn't have the 404 header code, it logs it as a "soft 404". Given the short amount of time Google has on your site to discover new content, you don't want it to hit many soft 404s. Invision Community 4.4 omits containers (such as forums, blogs, etc.) that have no content (such as a new forum without any topics yet) from the sitemap, and also adds a 'noindex, follow' meta tag into the HTML source. Google will periodically check to see if the status of the page has changed and happily slurp away when content has been added. Other changes Although the changes listed here don't deserve their own section in this article, they are no less important. We have audited the new JSON-LD markup added to Invision Community 4.3 to help search engines better understand the relationship between pages. The "truncate" method that is used to display a snippet of text in areas such as the activity stream now only sends the first 500 characters to the javascript method to reduce page loads and page 'noise'. The profile view in Invision Community contains a mix of information pertinent to the member and content they've authored. We've ensured that the content areas are using a specific URL, with appropriate canonical tags. This will help reduce confusion for search engines. If you made it this far, then well done. It's time to slam the hood closed and mop our collective brows. These changes will certainly help Google and friends spider your site a little more efficiently and have a clearer idea about what pages and data you want to be indexed which can only improve your ranking. View the full article
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