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  1. It is something we want to do, but it is not a light undertaking.
  2. Site Move Issue

    Hi, Please have your client contact technical support and we can assist further.
  3. We can't unfortunately because we have guest page caching which would mean that the cache would be built with that individuals choice,
  4. As Makoto said, we use the task system for larger topics when there are a lot of followers. If there is a smaller amount, it will send them inline. If you feel that it is taking too long, please submit a ticket and we can take a look for you.
  5. Filters for forum indexes

    I think you've found the solution, use the activity streams to do this. It would effectively duplicate the functionality.
  6. As widgets are cached to make the efficient, this wouldn't be possible, unfortunately.
  7. Or a simple retelling of the Emperors Clothes.
  8. At times, programming seems like a dark art with its special constructs and language specific syntax. But now and again, code can be very readable even to those with little programming experience. Can you use your skill to tell a story? I'll get things started with: #titanic { float: left; } #titanic .iceberg:after{ float: none; }
  9. New: Complete Your Profile

    If you make that field a required step, then you can still ban people based on the content - and they will *have* to complete it before they can do anything else.
  10. New: Complete Your Profile

    It may help to reprogram yourself from "required fields" to "required steps". You can add multiple custom fields into a single step and make that step required, meaning all elements need to be completed.
  11. New: Complete Your Profile

    Yes. So if you allow Facebook log ins, then they will have to complete any required steps before they can access the community.
  12. New: Promoting Content

    The promote dialog will pull any image attachments from the topic, and you can choose from those, or add a new photo upload. There's no real variable stored as the data is kept in a separate table.
  13. New: Fluid Forum View

    There is a setting to allow the admin to choose whether to show pinned topics at the top or not when fluid mode has been chosen.
  14. New: Fluid Forum View

    This is an entry about our IPS Community Suite 4.2 release. When you have a diverse range of topics within your community, it makes good sense to separate topics within forums and categories. This will ensure that the viewer can find relevant content by scanning the list of forums first. If you have a more focused community with fewer forums, presenting your community with a list of them can be daunting. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. Fluid forum view allows your visitors to get right to the meat of your community; the topics. A fan site for a band is a good example of a community that will benefit with fluid view. There will likely be forums for album reviews, tour dates, general discussion and so on. Even though there are many forums, the common topic is the band. This makes fluid view ideal as your members can see all those related topics in one view. If your members wanted more specific topics, they could select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail. The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums. Of course, you can permit your members to change the view to better suit their way of working. You will notice a "grid" option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for your members to choose, if the administrator permits it. You have full control over the display options. This screenshot shows that the control panel option to choose the default view. There is also an option to control which views your members can select. You may also decide to not allow your members to switch views at all. This will ensure that they all use the view you choose. You may have spotted that forum names have a colored background in some screenshots. We added the ability to define a feature color per forum. This feature color helps the forum stand out in a more visual way. This is especially useful when you select many forums in a single view. This feature color also works on the table view. We added a feature color hint to topic view to enforce the association between the forum and its color. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don't lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for your audience. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. Your members will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view is an asset to your community and your members enjoy this new functionality. Technical notes. The database stores the members' view choice. This remembers the selection across devices. Guests are not permitted to change between views.
  15. Not Feeling 4.2

    Hi CP, Do you have a topic you've authored on the downloads improvements? As you've spotted, we've focused heavily on what the majority of our customers have told us they want in terms of tools and ways to engage and retain members. It's impossible to do everything that all our customers want, but that doesn't mean we don't listen or plan things for future versions.