Jump to content






Photo
* * * * * 2 votes

IP.Board 3.2.0: Admin Forum Management

Posted by Matt , in 3.2.x, Beta 01 April 2011 · 6,615 views

3.2 IPBoard
We've added a lot of exciting new functionality to IP.Board 3.2.0 already, such as tagging, shared media, enhanced calendars, "like" for posts and much more but we also haven't forgotten the most important part of the user experience: the interface.

A good example of re-working certain interface elements to improve work flow or to make a common task less daunting is the forum management screen in the admin CP.

We've not added a bunch of new features or radically altered how it works but we feel that we've made a significant improvement on the interface and thus the experience. We felt that the current forum management screen was very cluttered and the forms to create or edit a forum were a little confusing and not a little daunting as you are presented with a whole page of configurable settings and buttons.

Here's what the new overview screen looks like:
Posted Image
Better use of color and spacing makes it much cleaner and more readable.

The create a forum form is now split into three distinct sections to break down the information:
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

Of course, all the usual functionality is still present: the ability to re-order forums and categories, resynchronize data, etc. This is just a single example of our commitment to improve the user experience in all areas of the board.

Feel free to comment on this blog entry below or, if you have feedback unrelated to this blog entry, start a new topic in our feedback forum. Be sure to check the What's New in IP.Board 3.2 topic for a running list of announced changes!

  • zbahadir, Wilford Tibbetts, AndyF and 21 others like this



Photo
Lukas D. K.
Apr 01 2011 06:27 AM
Very nice !
Excellent. :)

This should simplify it a great deal, especially helpful for new admins who sometimes struggle a little bit finding their way around creating a new forum and the stages required.

The new 'step by step' approach leaves no doubt about what is needed and the type of forum they are creating.
Nice :!!!!
Photo
NiftyWolfie
Apr 01 2011 06:43 AM
Now thats a good step in the right direction!
Photo
Adriano Faria
Apr 01 2011 06:51 AM
I really would like to see a CLONE FORUMS/SUBFORUMS feature. :blush:
    • Sat0ri, Wilko, Teddy Rogers and 16 others like this
Am hoping there is a better way of adding and removing/editing privileges and indeed finding who are moderators on the various forums.

Am hoping there is a better way of adding and removing/editing privileges and indeed finding who are moderators on the various forums.

Perhaps the green blocks that list total moderators are clickable to provide a list ? :unsure: :)
Photo
TheRevTastic
Apr 01 2011 07:41 AM
Still haven't added the feature to hide a forum but still have it accessible by url :(.
    • sunzeal likes this
:wub: :ermm:
please add the pulldown permissions short cut menu to the permissions matrix for a forum. its so much faster to just copy anothers forum permissions rather than set each group in each forum individually.
    • Sat0ri, Teddy Rogers, Donkerrood and 4 others like this

Still haven't added the feature to hide a forum but still have it accessible by url :(.



And you worked that out from seeing the finalized product? Perhaps it has been added but not shown yet? ;)
Would be nice if Copy forum permissions option would be available during the creation of the forum and not appearing only after you want to edit a forum (permissions).
    • Teddy Rogers, AlexJ and Noles like this
I wonder what Browser they use to view this stuff. Chrome/IE looks nothing like that XD. They probably use FireFox /hide.
It's Safari or Chrome or Firefox on the Mac...

I wonder what Browser they use to view this stuff. Chrome/IE looks nothing like that XD. They probably use FireFox /hide.

They're giving screenshots of the new version they haven't released yet, it looks different from what you've seen because you've never had your hands on this version.
I'm more interested in what the general user will see tbh, all this admin stuff does nothing for me despite it looking alot cleaner! :whistle: so yeah, show us the new skin :)

I'm more interested in what the general user will see tbh, all this admin stuff does nothing for me despite it looking alot cleaner! :whistle: so yeah, show us the new skin :)


We are kind of enjoying the suspense it's creating :ph34r:
    • Matt and Ryan Ashbrook like this
Please add the option to copy permission matrix from other forums.
Would like to see the option of a Container forum to allow/disallow the showing of subforums, instead of just the global option
Photo
JustHatched
Apr 01 2011 03:20 PM
Well Done.

September 2014

S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617 18 1920
21222324252627
282930    

Recent Entries

Latest Visitors

  • Photo
    EJUB
    4 minutes ago
  • Photo
    JEFF MACK
    7 minutes ago
  • Photo
    misha2
    35 minutes ago
  • Photo
    OxyFuse
    46 minutes ago
  • Photo
    Anton Tikhomirov
    Today, 07:38 AM
  • Photo
    Mike Ippolito
    Today, 07:23 AM
  • Photo
    iBot
    Today, 06:52 AM
  • Photo
    Karl Hadland
    Today, 06:43 AM
  • Photo
    _Rich
    Today, 05:56 AM
  • Photo
    Sara Hughes
    Today, 05:29 AM

Recent Comments

Search My Blog