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(RSyvarth) Social Groups 2.0.5

$49.00 · Renewal Term: $8.00 per 6 months


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The Social Groups application allows for the creation of special interest oriented groups on your website. The basic idea behind the app is very similar to the groups system on Facebook, but it expands upon the idea to provide more features than a simple Facebook group page. This app is perfect for any community where there are multiple sub-interest groups within the site. This app will facilitate the creation of a tighter knit community through the creation of more intimate and specialized interactions. It allows for sites with tens of thousands of members to provide a specialized niche for each member without crowding the site. So whether you are a gaming clan trying to organize separate factions or a large community centered around a hobby (cars) or an educational focus (university), you can serve the needs of your members' unique interests with this app.

Noteworthy Features [*]*New* Unlimited Extensibility - With the complete rewrite of the application software, groups can now leverage and import 3rd party addon functions, providing an unlimited choice of unique group functions. [*]*New* Addon Page Feature - This new functionality allows groups to use their main landing page as a dashboard or portal and offer additional pages for FAQ’s, About Us, Game Score Summaries, Blogging, and Galleries, as just a few ideas. The possibilities are endless through the Addon system. [*]*New* Page Layout Tools - Every page in a group has extensive layout possibilities, with the ability to add an unlimited number of rows using 6 different layout configurations. [*]*New* Group Categorization Tools - IP Board admins can now add layers of group categorization controls: themes assigned to groups created in a given category, forum locations in the IPBoard based on groups created in a given category, and default group layouts for groups created in a given category. [*]Member Created - Group creation and administration is done by normal members, so there is no need for you to constantly intervene to keep the groups running smoothly. [*]Group Visibility - There are two different privacy levels (Public and Hidden) which let the groups be used for a range of activities. From a public group for your own personal fan club to a maximum-security hidden group for your evil plot to take over the world, the choice is yours! [*]Group Customization - Allows groups extensive unique customization by providing the ability to feature customized layouts with self-selected functions, individual logos, themes, and banners. [*]Invitations - Want to show off your fancy new group to all of your friends? You can send them all an invite to make sure that they don't miss out! [*]*New* Social Sharing - Share your groups using a variety of social media share buttons. [*]Mass Messaging - Need to get a message out to all of the members of your group quickly? Well, you now can send them all a Mass Private Message to ensure that they are aware of all of the happenings within your group. [*]Unique Forum with Sub-forum Functionality - Each time a group is added, a matching forum is also created. Group Admins have the ability to control permissions for this forum based on whether or not people are a member of the group. They can also create separate, private access sub-forums for group ranks such as staff members. You can control how group forums appear in the forum index. Each group forum features the group's sidebar navigation and personalized header. [*]Group News - Groups are able to add news topics to their group portal to make sure the latest happenings are always visible to their members. [*]Member Control - Group admins are able to control and create an unlimited number of group member ranks to provide tailored functionality for different features of the group. A robust banning feature helps to ban those pesky troublemakers from a group to keep things civilized. [*]And Much, MUCH, MORE! - You can read more about this app in the documentation.
Available Addons [*]Latest Visitors by Marcher Technologies [*]IP.Content Blocks Generator by Marcher Technologies
Are you a developer wanting to develop for Social Groups? Check out the developer documentation here!

 




















What's New in Version 2.0.5   See changelog

Released

Fix for Mass PM encoding issues Fix SQL error in Mass PM task Fix small issues with forum visibility settings Fix bug causing multiple guest ranks in ACP default ranks Fix SQL error in member list search




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Good idea!
But this app contains a very large number of minor bugs... :(
I really hope the developer will correct them...

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This is a great application., To me, bugs are defined as coding errors. Any coding errors that have appeared have been corrected in a timely manner by the developer as evidenced by his multiple releases of the application in the past 6 months since it was released. I do not agree that there are a "very large number of minor bugs." The application is limited in its ability to be translated. Is that a bug? No. Is it is a limit in its features? Yes.

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Very well documented and supported application. Await the day it supports multiple forums per group (which will unfortunately require a renewal by the time this happens)

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[quote name='dling' timestamp='1326168636']
Would like ability to have an event calendar for each group.


This is one of the top features on my "todo" list for this app, so as soon as I start adding new stuff, this will be included hopefully.

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Have just bought this and spent an hour or so setting it up for the forums and creating the first group on it. I have to say that this is a fantastic mod. One of the largest application mods I've ever had, and frankly it's worth the money. Can highly recommend this mod.

Is there any chance of members of groups being able to upload photos to the group - just to the group, rather than to the IP.gallery section which the whole board usually has access too. That way, only the group members would see those photos? Hope so, it would be great! :D

Thanks again for a great mod Rsyvarth. :)

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[quote name='TrekkiemonsterUK' timestamp='1327154144']
Have just bought this and spent an hour or so setting it up for the forums and creating the first group on it. I have to say that this is a fantastic mod. One of the largest application mods I've ever had, and frankly it's worth the money. Can highly recommend this mod. Is there any chance of members of groups being able to upload photos to the group - just to the group, rather than to the IP.gallery section which the whole board usually has access too. That way, only the group members would see those photos? Hope so, it would be great! :D Thanks again for a great mod Rsyvarth. :)


Hey, I am glad that you are enjoying the mod! I actually am working on a completely new version of the application right now and my top 2 new features to include are gallery and calendar so it is very likely that something like that will be included in the next release (it is still in very early stages of development so it may be awhile before it is released). I will post updates as I get closer to releasing it.

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Hey mate,
Loving the social groups! Its fantastic.
I think the event calendar is a fantastic idea, also if possible to allow another block for HTML or something, to allow members to have a youtube video, or live stream block displayed there – this would be great.
If im able to donate some money towards the development, how long would something like that take to create?

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[quote name='madrtr' timestamp='1328139935']
Hey mate,
Loving the social groups! Its fantastic.
I think the event calendar is a fantastic idea, also if possible to allow another block for HTML or something, to allow members to have a youtube video, or live stream block displayed there – this would be great.
If im able to donate some money towards the development, how long would something like that take to create?


You don't need to worry about it. I am currently working on a complete rewrite of the core of the application which should make small addon blocks like this very easy to create and manage. I will post more information about this as I get closer to releasing it. Hopefully these apps will be included with the new version, but if they are not it should be easy to create after the new version is completed.

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I'm looking to buy this app for my community.

One thing I wondered before I end up buying it, is how hard is it to customize? Like if I wanted to add new features(I have a very good knowledge of PHP progamming).

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[quote name='Clepto Teddy' timestamp='1328214665']
I'm looking to buy this app for my community.

One thing I wondered before I end up buying it, is how hard is it to customize? Like if I wanted to add new features(I have a very good knowledge of PHP progamming).

Currently it is not very easy, it would require lots of little edits in different places. Good news is that I am working on a new version of the app right now that allows for extensions to be created very easily.

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[quote name='Donnerschlag' timestamp='1328508049']
Do you still have the files for v3.1.4?


Yes, the 3.1.4 version of the application is still available for download.

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Hiya,

I'm just wondering if there's any indications yet on how this is handling IPB3.3. Is there going to be a patch needed to make it work properly with it, or is it OK as it is? I'd have thought it would need a small patch and tweak here and there, and normally I wouldnt ask, but in a blog posting I saw IP state that their updates would now lead to less mod-editing for the authors to make their current versions compatible. So, I thought I'd ask. :)

Cant wait for the new version when it does come around. I'm excited to see what my member base will make of it and have high expectations on their response to it. So... no pressure Rysvarth. hehe. :P

Have a great weekend everybody. :)

Jason.

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[quote name='TrekkiemonsterUK' timestamp='1330770727']
Hiya,

I'm just wondering if there's any indications yet on how this is handling IPB3.3. Is there going to be a patch needed to make it work properly with it, or is it OK as it is? I'd have thought it would need a small patch and tweak here and there, and normally I wouldnt ask, but in a blog posting I saw IP state that their updates would now lead to less mod-editing for the authors to make their current versions compatible. So, I thought I'd ask. :smile:

Cant wait for the new version when it does come around. I'm excited to see what my member base will make of it and have high expectations on their response to it. So... no pressure Rysvarth. hehe. :tongue:

Have a great weekend everybody. :smile:

Jason.


As far as I know the application should work as it is on 3.3 with maybe a few minor skinning tweaks. I will test it on 3.3 once I am done developing new features just to make sure everything works but I am guessing it will work fine.

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We installed this and it works great except when the group forums are created, nobody has permission to post in them. Is there a setting somewhere that we can fix this?

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