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  • Submitted: May 14 2011 05:32 PM
  • Last Updated: Mar 18 2014 11:45 PM
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  • Views: 65039
  • Purchases: 317
  • Downloads: 1,305
  • Demo: http://demo.syvarth.com/groups/
  • Supported Versions: IP.Board 3.3.x, IP.Board 3.4.x
  • Support Info: Send me a PM or ask for help in the support topic!

Previous Versions

  • 08 Aug 2013 Download (RSyvarth) Social Groups 2.0.4
  • 20 Jun 2013 Download (RSyvarth) Social Groups 2.0.3
  • 10 Feb 2013 Download (RSyvarth) Social Groups 2.0.2

Buy Now (RSyvarth) Social Groups 2.0.5

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The Social Groups application allows for the creation of special interest oriented groups on your website. The basic idea behind the app is very similar to the groups system on Facebook, but it expands upon the idea to provide more features than a simple Facebook group page. This app is perfect for any community where there are multiple sub-interest groups within the site. This app will facilitate the creation of a tighter knit community through the creation of more intimate and specialized interactions. It allows for sites with tens of thousands of members to provide a specialized niche for each member without crowding the site. So whether you are a gaming clan trying to organize separate factions or a large community centered around a hobby (cars) or an educational focus (university), you can serve the needs of your members' unique interests with this app.

Noteworthy Features
  • *New* Unlimited Extensibility - With the complete rewrite of the application software, groups can now leverage and import 3rd party addon functions, providing an unlimited choice of unique group functions.
  • *New* Addon Page Feature - This new functionality allows groups to use their main landing page as a dashboard or portal and offer additional pages for FAQ’s, About Us, Game Score Summaries, Blogging, and Galleries, as just a few ideas. The possibilities are endless through the Addon system.
  • *New* Page Layout Tools - Every page in a group has extensive layout possibilities, with the ability to add an unlimited number of rows using 6 different layout configurations.
  • *New* Group Categorization Tools - IP Board admins can now add layers of group categorization controls: themes assigned to groups created in a given category, forum locations in the IPBoard based on groups created in a given category, and default group layouts for groups created in a given category.
  • Member Created - Group creation and administration is done by normal members, so there is no need for you to constantly intervene to keep the groups running smoothly.
  • Group Visibility - There are two different privacy levels (Public and Hidden) which let the groups be used for a range of activities. From a public group for your own personal fan club to a maximum-security hidden group for your evil plot to take over the world, the choice is yours!
  • Group Customization - Allows groups extensive unique customization by providing the ability to feature customized layouts with self-selected functions, individual logos, themes, and banners.
  • Invitations - Want to show off your fancy new group to all of your friends? You can send them all an invite to make sure that they don't miss out!
  • *New* Social Sharing - Share your groups using a variety of social media share buttons.
  • Mass Messaging - Need to get a message out to all of the members of your group quickly? Well, you now can send them all a Mass Private Message to ensure that they are aware of all of the happenings within your group.
  • Unique Forum with Sub-forum Functionality - Each time a group is added, a matching forum is also created. Group Admins have the ability to control permissions for this forum based on whether or not people are a member of the group. They can also create separate, private access sub-forums for group ranks such as staff members. You can control how group forums appear in the forum index. Each group forum features the group's sidebar navigation and personalized header.
  • Group News - Groups are able to add news topics to their group portal to make sure the latest happenings are always visible to their members.
  • Member Control - Group admins are able to control and create an unlimited number of group member ranks to provide tailored functionality for different features of the group. A robust banning feature helps to ban those pesky troublemakers from a group to keep things civilized.
  • And Much, MUCH, MORE! - You can read more about this app in the documentation.
Available AddonsAre you a developer wanting to develop for Social Groups? Check out the developer documentation here!

 

What's New in Version 2.0.5 (See full changelog)

  • Fix for Mass PM encoding issues
  • Fix SQL error in Mass PM task
  • Fix small issues with forum visibility settings
  • Fix bug causing multiple guest ranks in ACP default ranks
  • Fix SQL error in member list search


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TrekkiemonsterUK
Mar 03 2012 05:32 AM
Hiya,

I'm just wondering if there's any indications yet on how this is handling IPB3.3. Is there going to be a patch needed to make it work properly with it, or is it OK as it is? I'd have thought it would need a small patch and tweak here and there, and normally I wouldnt ask, but in a blog posting I saw IP state that their updates would now lead to less mod-editing for the authors to make their current versions compatible. So, I thought I'd ask. :)

Cant wait for the new version when it does come around. I'm excited to see what my member base will make of it and have high expectations on their response to it. So... no pressure Rysvarth. hehe. :P

Have a great weekend everybody. :)

Jason.

Hiya,

I'm just wondering if there's any indications yet on how this is handling IPB3.3. Is there going to be a patch needed to make it work properly with it, or is it OK as it is? I'd have thought it would need a small patch and tweak here and there, and normally I wouldnt ask, but in a blog posting I saw IP state that their updates would now lead to less mod-editing for the authors to make their current versions compatible. So, I thought I'd ask. :smile:

Cant wait for the new version when it does come around. I'm excited to see what my member base will make of it and have high expectations on their response to it. So... no pressure Rysvarth. hehe. :tongue:

Have a great weekend everybody. :smile:

Jason.


As far as I know the application should work as it is on 3.3 with maybe a few minor skinning tweaks. I will test it on 3.3 once I am done developing new features just to make sure everything works but I am guessing it will work fine.
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Purple Turnip
Mar 08 2012 04:18 AM
How SEO friendly is this app?
im not ready for this yet but its on my to buy list, have to say looked at the demo and it looks fantastic
We installed this and it works great except when the group forums are created, nobody has permission to post in them. Is there a setting somewhere that we can fix this?

We installed this and it works great except when the group forums are created, nobody has permission to post in them. Is there a setting somewhere that we can fix this?


Yes, you need to make sure that you configure the permission grid in ACP -> Social Groups -> Settings -> Forum Permissions. You should fill this out like you would any other public forum.

In the future if you would post your support requests in the support topic (http://community.inv...-social-groups/) you will get much more timely responses.
    • AndyF likes this
Can't wait to see more from this.

How SEO friendly is this app?

It's auwful. It uses non SEO friendly http redirect and cookies to get into group forums, so that search engines have difficulties to index the topics.

It's auwful. It uses non SEO friendly http redirect and cookies to get into group forums, so that search engines have difficulties to index the topics.

This is resolved in 2.0. It now checks permissions on the back end and bypasses IPB's cookie requirements for forum passwords.
I will purchase this when 2.0 is released :D Hopefully soon!

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