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4.0 - Delta Updates

Posted by Mark , 24 October 2014 - * * * * * · 1,009 views

IPS Community Suite 4.0 is nearly here, and we'll be distributing betas very soon. But 4.0 is really just the beginning; with the new tightly integrated, one-version suite of applications, we're already starting to think about all of the features we'd like to add in the future. This brings us nicely to the final 4.0 feature we'd like to talk about: the up...


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IPS4 Pre-Release Available for Testing

Posted by Charles , 26 September 2014 - * * * * * · 7,683 views

If you like living on the edge and testing new products we would love your help in testing IPS Community Suite 4.0!
 
We now have pre-release versions available for download if you are an active Community Suite license holder.
 
Pre-Release vs. Beta
 
This is a pre-release which means we are not quite done adding/changing some areas of the...


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IPS Community Suite 4.0 Preview Site

Posted by Charles , 25 August 2014 - * * * * * · 7,780 views

The IPS Community Suite 4.0 preview site is open and ready for you to start browsing our new software!
 
We have had the site quietly open for a few weeks now getting feedback and addressing issues. We want to make sure everyone is aware so you get a chance to look at what's new.
 
Register and have a look around at what's new. Read our updates...


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Get Ready For IPS 4.0!

Posted by Mark , 11 June 2014 - * * * * * · 35,073 views

IPS Community Suite 4.0, the most significant update to IP.Board and the rest of our apps we've ever made, is fast approaching a state where we'll be ready for a public preview and, soon after that, public beta testing!
 
We know most of you are just as excited as we are about this and can't wait to try it out.
 
With 4.0, we've made some signif...


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4.0 - Cover photos

Posted by Rikki , 09 June 2014 - * * * - - · 8,449 views

I want to briefly show our new cover photo support. Cover photos allow users to upload an image to represent something in the community; we currently support them in profiles and calendar events and may roll out support to other areas later.
 
Here's a video of it in action for a calendar event.
 

 
It's really simple to use, and of cour...


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4.0 - Front-end Responsiveness Round-up

Posted by Rikki , 19 May 2014 - * * * * * · 11,289 views
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We've previously shown how responsiveness works in the AdminCP, but I'd like to briefly introduce responsiveness on the front end, and pick a few views to show you as examples (this will be a screenshot-heavy entry!)
 
What is responsiveness?
 
Before we get to that, allow me to recap what responsiveness is. Responsive design is a method by wh...


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4.0 - Profiles

Posted by Rikki , 16 May 2014 - * * * * * · 11,063 views

Profiles are one of the key sections of a community, as everyone knows. They are what represent your users; where their information is shown and their content is gathered. When users contribute quality content to your community, their profile is where other users go to find it in one place. In short, it's an important area.
 
In IPS4, profiles have h...


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4.0: Quick Translating

Posted by Mark , 15 May 2014 - * * * * * · 5,900 views

A while ago I blogged about some of the internationalization and localization changes in 4.0. One of the things I mentioned is a "Visual Language Editor" which allows you to quickly change any of the verbiage used throughout the suite just by clicking on a word of phrase.
 
Not only is the really useful for those who want to translate the IPS Commun...


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4.0 - Embeddable content

Posted by Rikki , 14 May 2014 - * * * * * · 5,871 views
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IP.Board 3.x supports "My Media", which enables you to share other content from within the community by using the "My Media" button on the editor. This results in: 
 

 
While this works, it has a few shortcomings:
 
The styling of the block isn't really designed for each type of content it might show
Users have to click the My Media...


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4.0 - Q&A Forums

Posted by Rikki , 12 May 2014 - * * * * * · 10,996 views
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One of the most distinctive uses for a forum is that of a 'knowledge community', where users visit in order to get help with a problem or question. Our own Pre-sales forum uses this model, but we also have many customers who run forums that are almost exclusively knowledge-based (such as Roxio and Evernote).
 
IP.Board 3.x introduced the concept of a...






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