Collin S.

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  1. Collin S. added a post in a topic: Moving from Self Hosted to IPB Hosted   

    Anything that does not integrate into the suite as an app or hook is not permitted. That is to say, you can't run a standalone CMS script or gallery script.
  2. Collin S. added a post in a topic: Migrate from JCINK to IPB?   

    We may be able to upgrade it - I can't remember off the top of my head. Please send us an email as others have mentioned. JCink boards use a *heavily* customized setup, but if the database structure is still the same as a regular IP.Board, we can upgrade that. If it's customized too heavily however it may not be possible.
  3. Collin S. added a post in a topic: Can i buy only license key?   

    We offer two different ways to obtain IP.Board: A self-hosted license, which you run on your own server, and monthly hosted community plans, which we host for you. Both of these options include the license key. Our hosted plans start at just $10 per month and are a very affordable way to start your own community. You can view our plans at
  4. Collin S. added a post in a topic: IPB4 Suite   

    As Aiwa mentioned, and to add a bit more info:

    Right now, IP.Board is the "Core" application - it is a required component. It contains member management and other functions that our other applications need.

    Starting with Social Suite 4.0, IP.Board will no longer be the "Core" - there will be a "core" application that handles everything. So, for example, if you just want IP.Blog, you would buy the Core and IP.Blog, instead of buying IP.Board ("the core") and IP.Blog. You'll only need to buy the components you need and want. :)
  5. Collin S. added a post in a topic: Thank You IPS   

    Your best start would probably be our "What's new" page on our website, which has major updates from 2011-2013.

    Welcome back! :)
  6. Collin S. added a post in a topic: When is IPB 4.0 ?   

    Keep in mind that, as long as your license is active, product updates are free of charge. If you buy IP.Board now, you can update later on without having to buy a new license. :thumbsup:

    This is exactly why we don't publish release dates. We are free to continue working on it until, as others have said, it is ready. Not rushed to release on schedule or disappoint when we miss a schedule. We release when it's ready. :thumbsup:
  7. Collin S. added a comment on a blog entry: IPS 4.0: Editor - Part 1: Content   

    As others have alluded to - there's much more to come in the next few parts. Stay tuned folks. Part 2 has already been posted. :)
  8. Collin S. added a post in a topic: 6 month fee...   

    When you create a client account with us, our SSO system automatically creates a community forums account as well. Additionally, many users will register here to download applications and hooks, but never post. The spam service is very effective at catching spam. :thumbsup:
  9. Collin S. added a post in a topic: Hosting packages, Data/Media Storage Limits.   

    Wanted to clear up one additional note: The data storage limit is not monthly, it is the total data storage for the account.
  10. Collin S. added a post in a topic: Host with us?   

    Once you are a client, simply open a ticket directly from the client area to the hosting department.
    If you have pre-sales questions, email
  11. Collin S. added a post in a topic: Hosted IP.B only question   

    Yes, you can point a CNAME to us.

    I'm not sure I fully understand this question. Our suite has always been available in a self-hosted, licensed version: :thumbsup:
    If you're referring to when IP.Board will no longer be the "core" component, that will be with IPS Social Suite 4.0. There is no ETA at this time.
  12. Collin S. added a post in a topic: Google Author Markup / Author rank Support   

    Is this what you guys are looking for? It's already built in. :thumbsup:
  13. Collin S. added a post in a topic: Package Additions   

    IP.Chat is a bit of a strange case with the way renewals work, because it is a hosted subscription service.

    With our other applications, we're not able to offer pro-rated renewals because of the way it could easily be manipulated - you "reactivate" a product for $1 with a week left in your billing cycle, download the latest version, and then deactivate it. In order to prevent users from trying to game the renewals like this, we've set it up so that, if you choose not to renew a product for it's standard cycle, when you renew it next, you're basically "catching it up" to the suite's expiration date, and as such, it does not extend the suite's renewal date, nor is it prorated. In the case of IP.Chat, typically I am able to prorate the invoice, or just renew you a week early, since IP.Chat is a hosted service. For our other products, however, we unfortunately aren't able to offer prorated renewals due to the ease of which that could be abused.

    There's a much longer topic about this issue over at which should clear up any confusion and explain in further detail why renewals work the way they do.
  14. Collin S. added a post in a topic: Reactivating An Old License   

    If you had a standard license, then yes, you can reactivate it for $25 for 6 months of support, services, and downloads. Other legacy license types had different renewal terms. It's best to shoot us an email and we can gladly look into your old account and give you specifics. You can contact us via our website at
  15. Collin S. added a post in a topic: Questions and Concerns   

    Zend and Ioncube are both free to install. Zend has to be installed by your host / at the root level - Ioncube is something you can run locally.

    Everything in our suite except for IP.Nexus has editable non-obfuscated code - IP.Nexus is the only app in our suite that is obfuscated. This is done for security and protection. It's an application that handles with financial matters, such as credit card numbers, billing details, and so on. Security precautions, hashing systems, and other such details are obfuscated for the protection of users. There is zero* encoded code in IPB or any of our other applications in the self-hosted Licensed version. Lots of other products that have similar functions as IP.Nexus also have obfuscated source code.

    For further questions or concerns about IP.Nexus being encoded, I would suggest referring to these topics:

    *Technically there are a few things that use base64 encoding which does hide the code a bit but this isn't really encoding - it's easily decoded and does not really count. One of them is a random number generator I believe and the other is an Easter egg.

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  1. Collin S.

    Pink is needed.

  2. AndyF » Collin S.

    You should leave me a comment :)

  3. Guest » Collin S.

    Existing customers, don't forget, complete the suite is back for a limited time only! Grab some IPS Addons for a huge discount! 54% off IP.Gallery!

    1. Tony W

      Done ;)

  4. Guest » Collin S.

    Complete the Suite is back, for a limited time only! Just for our loyal existing customers, grab additional IPS Applications for a great discount!

    1. Four Year Strong

      I'm definitely considering this - I could use Nexus. :P

  5. Guest » Collin S.

    Today, there were ants in my house. I found in my garage that my can of ant-killer was empty. I killed the ants with Windex. "Being Resourceful"...

    1. .Peter

      That works?

    2. co19

      Ants are in my house too.. annoying as hell.

    3. Collin S.

      Peter: I'm not sure, really. It did for the time being though

    4. kimball73

      I've had to do the same thing. Couldn't find the can of ant killer so I tried Windex and found it quickly killed them.

    5. AnthonyKinson

      all this talk of ant killer makes me feel woozy :( lol

    6. TeamJesus

      lol go windex saves the day again! :)

  6. Guest » Collin S.

    Getting really excited about some of the new features in 3.2 - Lots of exciting blog posts to come, guys! :)

    1. ᴡᴅツ

      Does that mean some of the other new features don't excite you!?

    2. xCurlyx

      im excited as ever :)

    3. AlexJ

      Collin, how can I bribe you? It's just I can't wait...till Charles hit approve button on those blogs..

    4. AndyF

      They are excellent :)

    5. cartergarth

      Cool. Exciting.

  7. AlexJ » Collin S.

    Collin, where in CA?

  8. Guest » Collin S.

    Welcome, Ryan, to the IPS Team!

    1. Olivier Turbis


    2. Ryan Ashbrook

      Thanks again, Collin. :)

    3. TheRevTastic

      He took muh dream job :(.

    4. optrexnz

      Nice one ryan

    5. Morrigan

      Collin S!? Who in the heck is Collin S? Isn't he the new guy?? *snugs Collin* Just kidding darling. <33

    6. Zhana

      Oliver is Ryan?

    7. media

      Congrats :)

    8. Mat B

      Olivier not Ryan. He's just confused ;)

  9. theezy » Collin S.

    You are in LA? I am up near SF. :) I don't really see fellow Californian's in the forum world for some reason.

  10. mat206 » Collin S.

    Thanks for the purchase! I thanked you on the blog archive listing block page as well and the block is now free. I really just wanted to see what happens when a user makes a purchase. Merry Christmas!

  11. AndyF » Collin S.

    That pic is about a year old. Trouble was I was trying to hold my phone and take the pic lol. I do need to update it anyway soon :)

  12. AndyF » Collin S.

    You're welcome.

  13. Guest » Collin S.

    Does your forum need an Impressum page? Chime in here: and help improve an Impressum tool.

    1. Amged Osman

      TBH, its a good thing to have, even if its not required by country laws


      Collin, are you going to upload that into resources? If not, could you send me it please?

    3. Amged Osman

      or maybe attach it to the topic at least xD

    4. TheRevTastic

      I believe he would like to clean it up a bit as he doesn't know the exact laws before he does a final release.

    5. Amged Osman

      ACP Setting to add our own text?..



    7. Collin S.

      I sent it to the OP for some feedback first. I'm not sure what the laws dictate are required and how it should work, so I'm going to wait on the OP first. However, all its just an ACP setting for Impressum (like board rules) and an extra page to display them.

    8. Amged Osman

      Yes, that's what i was talking about, ACP setting (editor) type of settings. Thanks Collin

  14. Guest » Collin S.

    Any Survivor fans on here? Who's excited for the fall tv lineup?

    1. Kyanar

      Survivor? I'd rather have a lobotomy. In fact, a lobotomy is very similar to watching Survivor in many ways.

    2. Kyanar

      Survivor? I'd rather have a lobotomy. In fact, a lobotomy is very similar to watching Survivor in many ways.

    3. Collin S.

      I've never watched before until this season. I like Amazing Race more.

    4. Massive Dynamics

      Survivor? More like survival of the most stupid :P

    5. Amy T

      Honestly, no offense but I can not figure out why that show is still on.
      It got old after the second season.

    6. Collin S.

      Yeah, I'm growing tired of it after 2 episodes. I normally watch Amazing Race (Love that show!) but figured I would give survivor a shot. I got bored last week after they spent 20 minutes arguing over socks. ZZzzz...

    7. Amy T

      lol, Big brother is another show like that, which I did not get into either.

      I like funny shows like The big bang theory now that is funny.,

  15. Guest » Collin S.

    IP.Content updates are exciting! :)

    1. Graeme Leighfield


    2. Graeme S.

    3. AndyF


    4. Graeme Leighfield


    5. *Salvo*

      hope tomorrow? I really need it

    6. .Peter

      About time :D I Absolutely love IP.Content is just confuses me to death sometimes...

    7. Collin S.

      More "Sneak Peaks" will be coming tomorrow! :)

  16. pisaldi » Collin S.

    I'm sure you will be a good staff member !!!

  17. Guest » Collin S.

    New staff member? Huh? Where? *looks around* Oh! Hi! =)

    1. Alex K.

      Hi there :o

    2. Sefket4

      You applied for a job and got accepted?

    3. Wolfie

      Congrats! You're certainly qualified.

    4. PKIDelirium

      psst, Wolfie, wrong Collin. This one's new.

    5. Wolfie

      lol I see the name "Collin" and I think of Collin1000.

    6. Collin1000

      I'm glad that you all think of me. <3 (It is, infact, me.)

    7. Steve H

      Why the new account?

    8. Tony.M

      So he can be professional on one and as a customer on the other ! duhhh

    9. Fishfish0001

      Crap... Now I have to be nice to you :( <3

    10. Wolfie

      Worship thy Collin!

    11. DarkGizmo

      Collin rox my sox.