Songstuff

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  1. Songstuff added a post in a topic: Tutorials for IP.Content?   

    Thanks Ralf.
    Are the limitations documented anywhere? Do you know if templates and blocks will be upgraded at some point?
     
    Thanks for the head's up on IPS4.
  2. Songstuff added a post in a topic: Tutorials for IP.Content?   

    To follow on, being fair, after looking, there is more than expected. It is still a bit confusing, but still, better than the last time I looked. After moaning I thought it only fair to post some more.
    I noticed version 4 is finally out for Beta. I hope the final release is just around the corner. It's been a long time coming! Is IP Content being upgraded as part of the re-work?
  3. Songstuff added a post in a topic: Tutorials for IP.Content?   

    Just to add, I bought IP Content, and didn't really get into it as the amount of effort to get a return seemed to be pretty large. Moreover, there wasn't much in the way of a tutorial. I did go through the link tutorial which did go some way to explaining things.
    I didn't so much want a worked example of what I wanted to use it for, as a thorough explaination:
    1. What the purpose(s) of a component was
    2. What applications it could be used for
    3. A worked example.
    I am now at a point where I could really, really use a decent tutorial. Version 4 seems like the horizon that is never reached. I appreciate that it is your development goal, and that we will all stand to have a better system once it is reached, but really, so much has been "wait till version 4.0" for pretty well 2 years...
    I had hoped that more products for IP Content would have been available in the marketplace, but I think the minimal amount that there is is a reflection of the lack of tutorials.
    tbh, most site admins will be looking for premade, off the shelf solutions. As said, the fact that there are only a few "minimal" products, speaks volumes.
    I will try to persevere, but I really could do with an up to date tutorial.
    Now that I am looking to be investing a lot of time, I hope that there are no plans to discontinue IPContent!
  4. Songstuff added a post in a topic: Request - Full Subdomain Support   

    Has the entry point feature been added in 3.3.0?
  5. Songstuff added a post in a topic: Request - Full Subdomain Support   

    Hood to know it is on the roadmap Brandon. If it goes to the level described I think it would be a very flexible solution.

    Just to make sure I have where it stands atm... yes I can hace IPContent appear on multiple domain, but each of those gateways would be a gateway to all of IPContent?

    ie homepage.com and articles.songstuff.com would contain the same content

    or

    the subdomain name is effectively a database selector and only that database is displayed?
  6. Songstuff added a post in a topic: Request - Full Subdomain Support   

    My Request

    I run a site with multiple subdomains. What would be really, really useful is if IPContent catered for that. Currently two different domains are supported, one for the forums and one for IPContent. What would be very, very useful would be if IPContent allowed databases, categories and pages to be assigned to different subdomains.

    That one addition would make IPContent a much more flexible tool for all those who have multiple subdomain based sites.

    Perhaps I oversimplify, but if the index page for IPContent (the one that allows for IPContent to be placed on an external domain) set the entry database / category / page, and that database / category / page stipulated the domain then this could be achieved?

    Sites using subdomains are often sudivided according to topic, with features such as "articles" existing on multiple subdomains.

    Even if features exist on their own domain such as glossary.domain.com, if you wanted to use IPContent to manage the glossary and use it to manage articles on articles.domain.com this is currently not possible (as I understand it with there only being one gateway).

    By allowing multiple gateways by allowing gateway pages to have different entry points (database, category, page) the above scenarios would be accommodated.

    I understand that subdomain users are perhaps in the minority, but to invision I would ask that this be very seriously considered.
  7. Songstuff added a post in a topic: ipContent 2.3 Wishlist   

    I agree with many of the suggestions above.

    My Suggestion...

    I run a site with multiple subdomains. What would be really, really useful is if IPContent catered for that. Currently two different domains are supported, one for the forums and one for IPContent. What would be very, very useful would be if IPContent allowed databases, categories and pages to be assigned to different subdomains.

    That one addition would make IPContent a much more flexible tool for all those who have multiple subdomain based sites.

    Perhaps I oversimplify, but if the index page for IPContent (the one that allows for IPContent to be placed on an external domain) set the entry database / category / page, and that database / category / page stipulated the domain then this could be achieved?

    I understand that subdomain users are perhaps in the minority, but to invision I would ask that this be seriously considered.
  8. Songstuff added a post in a topic: [Feature request] IP.Board REST API (JSON/XML)   

    Definitely a value add for me development wise if IPB offered REST/JSON support
  9. Songstuff added a post in a topic: Calendar - Profile View   

    bump :)
  10. Songstuff added a post in a topic: Group Enhancements Requests   

    um, even with all the other official apps (which I do have) you don't have this kind of group functionality... ie there is no group page, let alone the app hooks for that page. You can create (or at least fudge) group calendars, forums and blogs, but there is no group centric way to view this. There is no group messaging unless you enter the members of the group individually. Group RSS you get with the group forum.... but what I would like is the ability to create all that in one place when you create the group.

    Invision is not really member centric, although it is moving that way. An extension of that is to be group centric.

    :P ;)
  11. Songstuff added a post in a topic: Group Enhancements Requests   

    I would like to request the ability to create and manage group profile pages and some enhance group abilities

    group profile pages would have:

    An optional group gallery, group blog, group calendar and group forum etc

    Options to have various hooks within the group page sidebar

    groups selectable for PM purposesgroup

    rss feed

    Admin should be able to appoint a group moderator
  12. Songstuff added a post in a topic: Calendar - Profile View   

    I would like to have my forum more user profile and group centric so that:

    Member entered events show up in their profile

    Members access and event management is entered via their profile settings

    Selected calendars can be used within the profile sidebar including the global calendar, their events within the global calendar and events from other admin created calendar.

    Members should be able to have an RSS feed of their events.

    Admin should be able to enable or disable calendar in profile

    Admin should be able to choose if admin submitted events show on calendars by member group or not
  13. Songstuff added a post in a topic: Suggested Enhanced Group Expansion and Forum Expansion   

    hey

    Thanks for moving the topic, and thanks for your replies!

    Interesting that some aspects are built, but yes i would prefer it built into the core product (no offense ryswarth!). I'd still like to know if this is in the roadmap?

    @ryswarth sure I'd be happy to forward on any suggestions! I'll try it out on my test board and give you some feedback :)

    Thanks again!
  14. Songstuff added a post in a topic: Suggested Enhanced Group Expansion and Forum Expansion   

    Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place. Perhaps a kind admin could move it to the correct place?

    1. Is there an intention to expand the groups capability in the roadmap for the development of IPB?

    Assuming permissions are determined using a logical OR process, is there anything preventing the ability of having more than two groups?

    2. I would like to be able to have many groups in addition to the primary group.

    Suggested features:
    One primary group Multiple Secondary groups users can select which single group image and title they display in their post info Their member page has a "groups" tab, much like friends, that displays their public groups, unless you are the member or admin where you see all groups, or you are a member of the same hidden group Group communications short cuts


    3. Member created groupsMember can create and admin determined number of groups, based on admin defined group permissions where the user can vary a predefined subset of permissions Group Creator Group Member admin On group creation, a group board can optionally be created with the "group creator" becoming the default "group moderator" User invite form for group moderator to invite members to the group group moderator can appoint other group moderators group moderators moderate the group board and the group members and group communications (for example group PMs) moderation capability is limited to boards the member has group moderator status admin from UCP


    4. New default / available member rolesGroup Creator Group Moderator

    I know some smaller aspects of these suggestions can already be implemented under the current system.

    Is there an existing plug in capable of this? That said i would far rather see that kind of flexibility for groups built into the product
  15. Songstuff added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Content 2.1 Dev Update: More Control   

    Excellent news on the multi domain support!