Considering he is attempting to assign a class, I assumed he was attempting to alter the groups in that way. What is the code for your userManagement class? If I saw this, perhaps I could see what you were attempting to do.
2. This may be possible using CSS within the article manager itself. You are able to add raw html into the Templates that can then display articles in whatever configuration you so desire. However, I have limited experience with IP.Content, as I just use it as a Wiki of sorts.
Hope that helps, and yes you can use the same topic for other questions as far as I'm aware.
1. Yes, you can set a mode that requires log in.
2. Yes, but this option may blacklist your server if it sends too many emails in a given time frame.
4. Yes, this is an option when creating forums.
5. Yes, this option is given upon creating a new topic.
6. I am uncertain, but this could be setup in cPanel pretty easily.
You will be able to import your IPB 3.4 data into the IPB 4.0 software. However, any mods and skins that you install on your 3.4 board will be overwritten and will not work once your board updates to IPB 4.0. Just as well, you and your partner can host your own server for IPB, just as anyone with a license is able to obtain any server hosting environment, including IPS competitors. This means that you will get IPS support on your own server, should you require their support and provide them with data to log onto your server, they will be able to support any of their products on your server, so there should be no problem with self-hosting an IPS product.
So, a question then with the way this works. Say I have domain.com, and on domain.com I want to use something.domain.com as the content and somethingelse.domain.com as a different content (essentially, 2 "installations" of content connected through IPS Connect and the Core). Would I need 1 license or 2? IE: I don't want articles on something.domain.com to appear on somethingelse.domain.com and vice-versa, but they're on the same domain/server.
1. Very easy. The 3.x series ACP is extremely easy to use, and all of the settings are located in one place, making it very efficient. The setup of the ACP is very nice. Just as well, IPS will install your board to your host if you request them to do it - FOR FREE.
2. That is correct. You have a "lifetime license" if you purchase a license. Meaning you can use the software forever, even if you don't pay for upgrades. If you let upgrades lapse, you can always renew later by contacting Sales or by clicking "Renew" in the client area later on.
3. I am not quite sure, and will let a staff member answer this.
4. Pretty easy. If you've given your CPanel/FTP details to IPS, they can do it, or you can download the new files and overwrite your old files, then use the automatic upgrader (Don't forget to turn your board OFFLINE before doing this).
5. In about 24 hours, because of their fraud review system. Generally it is much shorter than this, but being near Christmas and all, I'm not sure.
Currently, the "Core" application of the IPS suite runs the programs, all other applications run off of this "Core" software. The license for IP.Board is $175 no matter which way you look at it. Core is the operating system that runs everything, kind of like the "brain" of the operation. Without the core, nothing works, so you can't really remove it.