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IP.Board 3.4 Dev Update: SEO Improvements

Posted by Matt , in 3.4.x, SEO, Beta 15 August 2012 - * * * * * · 16,519 views

As part of our regular SEO round-up when developing a major new release, I'm happy to run through the latest SEO changes we've made for IP.Board 3.4.

Friendly URL Changes
After much research and discussion with other SEO focused forum owners, I decided to revamp the FURL structure when handling additional page parameters.
The existing format...


IP.Board 3.4 Dev Update: Editor improvements

Posted by Matt , in Beta, 3.4.x 02 August 2012 - * * * * * · 28,162 views

With a product history of over ten years, it's quite often a challenge keeping the product right on trend. Old technologies go and we make provisions to remove them and likewise, we make provisions to incorporate new technologies.

For example, IP.Board was the first bulletin board to incorporate Ajax functionality all the way back in IP.Board 2.1 back...


Making IP.Board more efficient

Posted by bfarber , in 3.2.x, Beta 13 October 2011 - * * * * * · 7,408 views
optimization, ipb, board and 1 more...
As part of our ongoing commitment to deliver the best community software on the market, we routinely run IP.Board through various tools designed to measure efficiency and resource usage, helping us to identify areas that could benefit from minor and major refactoring to make the software more efficient. We do this periodically with all of our software in...


IP.Board 3.2.0 - Visual Skin Editor

Posted by Matt , in Beta, 3.2.x 21 June 2011 - * * * * * · 29,136 views

Since the very first release of IP.Board, those with a working knowledge of HTML and CSS have been able to alter the look and feel of the board to better match their site.

Over the years, we've made many improvements to the skinning system. For 3.2 alone we've added...


IP.Board 3.2.0: Facebook, Twitter and Mobile Updates

Posted by Matt , in 3.2.x, Beta 02 June 2011 - * * * * * · 5,356 views

IP.Board was one of the first boards to recognise the importance of attracting visitors via popular social networking websites such as Twitter and Facebook.

We have matured this integration over the past few years and IP.Board 3.2.0 offers several new enhancements. Firstly, the pop-up dialogs have undergone a facelift to make them easier to use and easier...


IP.Board 3.2.0 Dev Update: Editor Updates

Posted by Matt , in Beta, 3.2.x 09 May 2011 - * * * * * · 4,551 views

Long before we threw the doors open to our IP.Board 3.2.0 preview board, we blogged about our new text editor. We reasoned that maintaining our own in-house post editor was becoming more time intensive due to the speed at which new versions of all the...


IP.Board 3.2.0 Dev Update: Following Content

Posted by bfarber , in Beta, 3.2.x 27 April 2011 - * * * * * · 3,590 views
IPBoard, Beta, 3.2
It is important that members be able to follow content that they are interested in within your community. This allows members to keep track of topics of interest, increasing the likelihood they will return to your site, especially when those topics are active and new content is added to them. It is equally important that following such topics is as easy...


IP.Board 3.2.0 Dev Update: UserCP and Misc. Interface Updates

Posted by Matt , in Beta, 3.2.x 20 April 2011 - - - - - - · 6,461 views
3.2, IPBoard
One of our main goals for IP.Board 3.2.0 was to revamp certain areas of the interface to make it easier to interact with the board. We also wanted to put controls at your fingertips rather than make you root through pages of settings. This blog outlines some of these changes.

User Control Panel
In many ways the user control panel follows the old...


IP.Board 3.2.0 Dev Update: Some VNC and User Content Improvements

Posted by bfarber , in 3.2.x, Beta 18 April 2011 - * * * * * · 6,738 views
3.2, Beta, IPBoard
The "View New Content" (commonly abbreviated to "VNC" on this community) and "My Content" search routines are important tools for most communities using IP.Board. While we have made improvements to these tools in 3.2 to improve both the reliability of both features, and the interface, we wanted to spend a little time enhancing...


IP.Board 3.2.0 Dev Update: Minor Translation Improvements

Posted by bfarber , in Beta, 3.2.x 11 April 2011 - * * * * * · 4,821 views
3.2, Beta, IPBoard
With each release of IP.Board we try to give attention to every area of the software that our customers care about. This is a challenge, of course, because all of our customers have different needs and priorities. Some users want us to make interface improvements, while some customers want us to make it easier for them to edit the interface themselves. ...

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