Yeah this sort of thing is up to the webmaster. You could use a CDN to store the image files on servers closer to the users. Leverage caching so that the users only have to load the image once. Implement image optomisation to decrease the size of the image and therefore have it load faster.
I do not know of a way to have the forums on an IP.C page, although that does not mean it's not possible. You would have to have someone more proficient in using IP.C answer that. I am using http://community.invisionpower.com/files/file/4548-recent-posts-sidebar-block/ for the recent posts which allows you to select certain forums to display. I have got two instances of the settings installed however that allow settings per page (simple find and replace on the prefix to allow that). Using this method you could have as many pages with filtered latest posts as you want. The left - middle - right sidebars are all personal preference. You can have any styling or layout you wanted to; the three columns works best for my type of site but a simple edit would take it down to two.
Not exactly what you are asking for but I use separate landing pages for the main website and the Minecraft section using IP.Content pages and a recent posts sidebar hook. Main landing page: http://www.xtremeidiots.com/page/index Minecraft landing page: http://www.xtremeidiots.com/page/minecraft The minecraft section only shows posts from the minecraft section of the forums and it's own theme.
I do not seem to be able to find the enom class in the documentation whereas the cpanel class is there: http://community.invisionpower.com/resources/doxygen/classserver__cpanel.html Could you link it to me please
I know I am an existing client, but as this is leading on to another license purchase and I want a good reply I am posting here. This query concerns enom integration (as the name suggests), I have a reseller account with them and am wanting to get a store up and running. I was going to set this up with a different website package but then I thought, well I like IPS and I like the software so I will try and stay with it. So. I currently understand that there is existing enom integration but only linked with hosting packages.. I have yet been unable to test this properly though - is there a page detailing the limitations of this? After purchase are there domain management facilities such as contact information and DNS management built in? Are domains purchased through this setup for subscriptions and renewals? Now I would like to use the above as I have spare dedicated server space that I would like to use for hosting. However I would also like to supply the ability to purchase a domain as a singular product. The first thing I thought would be to have a single domain product and then have the option to enter the domain name and the TLD. The problems I have come across are that I cannot figure out how to have a 'custom package field' change the price of the product, so different domains have different costs. The second problem is validating the domain is available for purchase, I see how I can do the renewals using http://www.invisionpower.com/support/guides/_/advanced-and-developers/ipnexus/ipnexus-custom-actions-r55 As an additional question, would I need to have my own task to warn clients of an upcoming renewal needed or does IP.Nexus do this? So, I think I am ok setting up a 'domain' package if I have those questions answered. Although, would it be possible that rather than I create this that I could "hook" into the domain package that is used in the default facility when purchasing a domain with a hosting package?.. As I imagine that If I do that I would also not have to worry about doing the renewals myself (depending if the default does that) Apart from that, are their any other hurdles I may encounter when selling domains through IP.Nexus? Are their any API expansions of the enom integration from IP.Nexus 3.4 to 4? Thanks
There is an applications system on the marketplace that would probably suit you - has all the features you are asking for with the ability to customise the recruitment questions etc. Can't find the link at the moment but you can search for it. I think it costs a little though.
In my community we use a contact form which posts the application to a forum so our admins can vote on it.
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and.. someone has just posted this before me.. which makes this post a little redundant but as I have written it I'm gonna post it..
Donations is how my gaming community pays for everything. We are completely reliant on donations and have been for many years now. Our running costs are around $650 a month for all the servers - the donation tracker brings the money in and we route it to the service providers.
Wow.. 7 pages worth! I have to thank you all for providing me with some great procrastination material, it is very much appreciated.
One of the things that has become apparent to me is that everyone here is running different forums for different topics (some so large they just have to mention it). I personally run the largest website on the internet! (ok i'm lying).
We are all using this platform because it is the best for our needs as a base however there are many changes we have made to make it our own and our websites unique - IPS (correct me if i'm wrong) is interested in producing software that is good for the majority whilst providing the means via configuration to change the most common settings. For changes that cannot be made by a simple configuration change there are applications and hooks with a great community driving them - the minority can use these features to make additional changes.
In my opinion IPS has done a great job (yeah I get we pay them but no harm with a pat on the back) with not only providing features but also providing the means to get non-standard features.
Now to this privacy/profile topic. My understanding is we have several parties here interested in similar yet different features, some wanting more 'social style' privacy options where the user is in control of their entire profile, some wanting privacy for specific fields, others.. well not sure they know themselves. I think some of the people that have made suggestions are looking for something fairly specialised and may need custom applications or hooks.
I like how it has been suggested that users could select whether certain fields (dictated by the site admin) are shown in their profile or not. This I think would suit the majority of websites. The whole 'friends' viewing this and that option.. starts to complicate it for what I would think is the majority - that's people that are using the software for discussion of topic where the main focus is on the forums (correct me if i'm wrong (i'm not talking individually here, only the majority)).
That's it really just wanted to put my thoughts in and that I like that (single) suggestion, the rest wouldn't affect me to be honest.
I implemented it to help with loading the site faster and for DDOS protection - we are a gaming community and the most we get is script kiddies DOS'ing us, although it doesn't take us down it does cause slow loading speeds. CloudFlare has neutralised that for us so a big plus there.
The caching of images works great, a couple of days after implementation the Gallery page was loading in a second rather than the 5 it used to take. Another big plus.
I unlike most people posting here have not had downtime issues at all - the service has been constant. Medium plus.
I will still use CloudFlare but will work on ironing out the issues - for what they give free or the $20pm subscription they are a great service. From comments here and around I do not think they are viable for larger websites.