Ready to jump into IPS4? This section covers installing, upgrading, converting and more.
Installation 4 stepsIf you're new to IPS, this guide will help you install your Self-Hosted license from scratch
Upgrading 6 stepsAlready using an earlier version of our software? Find out how to upgrade to IPS4 here.
Community in the Cloud 2 stepsIf you're using one of our Cloud plans, this guide covers everything you need to know to get the most out of it.
Migrating From Another Platform 4 stepsIf you're moving to the IPS Community Suite from another community platform, our free converters can bring over almost all of your data.
Covering core functionality of the IPS Community Suite, from the basics through to advanced concepts.
First Steps 6 stepsWelcome to the IPS Community Suite! This guide covers what you need to have a basic installation ready to use.
Managing Members 4 stepsFind out about the tools available to deal with members, from signing up through to permissions.
Managing Your Community 10 stepsIn this guide, we cover the global options you can use to set up and configure your community after installation.
Content Discovery 3 stepsFrom the powerful Activity Stream to search, following content, and member notifications there are so many ways for your members to constantly find new content to enjoy.
Promotion and SEO 5 stepsLeverage options to enhance your search engine presence, social media sharing, and return visits from your members.
File Management 4 stepsThere are multiple ways to store and manage member and system generated files in the Suite.
Moderating Members and Content 6 stepsMultiple tools are available to you and your Moderators to ensure a friendly, welcoming community.
Member Preferences and Features 10 stepsOnce you have set up all your administrator options, your members have a huge selection of preferences and features in the Suite to use for finding and posting in your community.
Social Sign In 6 stepsLearn how to allow members to sign in with Facebook, Twitter and other services.
Get to grips with the features on offer in each individual application in the IPS Community Suite.
Forums 6 stepsLearn about the key features available in our flagship community application, Forums.
Gallery 4 stepsOur Gallery application lets members share photos and videos with the community.
Downloads 5 stepsShare files with the community with our Downloads app. Integrate with Commerce to sell digital files easily!
Blog 3 stepsLet your members create and manage their own blog within your community, with our Blog app.
Calendar 5 stepsLet your community schedule and RSVP to events in multiple calendars with our Calendar app.
Chat 4 stepsFind out how to configure and use our real-time community Chat application.
Learn how to customize your community with themes and languages. Find them in our Marketplace, or create your own.
Getting Started with Themes 7 stepsThemes are normally the first port of call when customizing your community. This guide will help you get started.
Advanced Theming 8 stepsIf you are a designer/developer looking to build custom themes, find out about the advanced tools we offer.
Languages and Localization 10 stepsThe IPS Community Suite fully supports localization for users around the world. Discover how to use the language tools.
Editor and Emoticons 6 stepsDiscover how to customize IPS4's powerful rich text editor and how to manage your emoticons.
Tips & Tricks 6 stepsLearn some useful tips & tricks for working with the IPS4 template engine beyond the basic changes you can make.
Template syntax 7 stepsHTML logic is our syntax for allowing more complex handling of HTML in templates. This guide covers the available features.
CSS Framework 13 stepsDeveloper documentation covering how to use the CSS classes available in the IPS Community Suite.
Find out how to use the advanced tools and features available, especially for more demanding communities.