This is what IPS says on the checkout-page: Currently, IP.Board is required when purchasing the IPS Community Suite. The next major release of the IPS Community Suite will decouple the Core and IP.Board fully, allowing IP.Board to be an optional choice when purchasing our software. You will still need the Core, but you can get Core+Gallery or Core+Pages etc. But it's not possible yet because they haven't updated their website.
I would love to have the possibility to use #hashtags in forum posts. It would probably be used more by my members and I than topic tags tbh. I don't understand how people in this topic can be so quick to dismiss hashtags. The internet evolves, and so much forums to stay relevant. If people don't like the idea of hashtags then just don't activate the feature (just like with topic tags).
I am considering moving my current community to IPS cloud hosting (for better speed and reliability). But I have a few questions first: What happens when I exceed the set average online users limit?Can I increase the media and data storage? If so, how much extra will this cost me?Will I be able to upload files using an FTP-uploader, or am I locked into a web client of some sort?Can the support team help me move my current forum, domain, settings, skin and files over to IPS hosting, so that everything looks the same without much hassle?
I haven't thought about it that much, just an overall feeling I got about the blog-addon. But here's a couple of things:
The way the sidebars work now is bad imo. It would be better to let the user manage the sidebar and the different content blocks from a settings page. Like Google's Blogger does it.
I want the ability to add default content blocks that the user cannot delete or hide.
I want to be able to add a teaser paragraph to a blog entry.
Let users add a couple of custom pages to their blogs which will show up in a custom menu (that you can organize on the settings page along with the content blocks).
There are custom themes, but I don't want to give the user the option to change a whole skin, just let them customize the blog's header.
Different post formats, just like Wordpress does it.
The blog add-on is quite popular in my community. But it's unfortunately messy to work with (both as a user and admin), so I was just wondering if there will be major changes and/or updates to IP.Blog in version 4?