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  1. Are you looking for the place to talk about IPS and Invision Community? Here we are. 😄
    2 points
  2. I am ambiguous. Advantages: no need to look for the resources in the Marketplace no need to download them on the disk no need to find out where I have uploaded them and is that an actual version that I have searching in ACP and one click install of the latest version - that saves time quality check is done so that the resources should not corrupt my projects (ideally!) Disadvantages: hacks needed to log in into Marketplace behind .htaccess long approving time for the apps due to the quality check no manual upload for 4.5 resources that have been associated with Marketplace once no copy of the resources on my disk, what means if my IPS license expires I have not access to my paid 3rd party resources The crucial thing though is the last one. I should have access to the stuff that I have paid on 3rd party developers (not IPS!) as long as my subscription for the resource is active.
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  3. Do not like new Marketplace - hate it!
    2 points
  4. Hello. I'm looking for an update of Who was online (hours) plugin for IPS 4.6. Previously it worked nice and I've not noticed it's deletion from official Marketplace. The link from plugin's record in ACP moved me here. So, is this plugin still supported by someone? Thank you.
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  5. Just wow - I'm impressed and appreciate your support In my opinion this is a very underrated plugin/app and is worth to survive. On our forums our regulars check frequently looking at the list who was online and read each others topics afterwards, so for us as community it is very helpful. Thanks and Danke Thomas P.S.: Hope it will work with PHP 8, we are in the process of moving
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  6. Good morning guys, to make a long story short, invisionfocus.COM is dead. The owner left the invision community, but before that he sold the rights to all his applications, themes and even the domain to us. Sadly he "forgot" to hand out the files/devfolders for most of his work, instead we only got a zip with some old crap. So what I did this morning was taking an old version of this plugin (not the last one from the MP) I found on my HD, recreated all devfolders, updated it to 4.6.x and after some short testing it seems to work. You can see it live HERE on our homepage. And here is the download, hope you like it... If you find any bugs please let me know. Have a nice day
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  7. Version 1.1.0

    2 downloads

    A nice little widget to display the members that have visited your site in the last X hours. Features: - Set number of hours - Select groups that are allowed to see the widget - Show 'Most members ever online' - Limit maximum number of shown members - Groups to exclude from the list - Ability to sort users by last visit, group or name Also you can decide if only the name is displayed or the avatar (tiny or medium size).
    Free
    1 point
  8. Sometimes we need long titles for SEO, but they are not displayed nice in the sidebar menu. FX Documentation has an additional field where you can add a shortened title. If the field is not filled, then the default page title is used.
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  9. Just to clarify because it was already asked on Invision forum... it looks like the owner of the rights to this theme is still Heosforo, no matter if he's not active here anymore. For this reason, we will neither upgrade it to future IPS versions nor offer it for download. Thank you for your understanding.
    1 point
  10. That would be AMAZING! Thank you SOOOO much!! If I don’t respond immediately don’t worry — it’s nearly 9pm here and I work tomorrow morning! But I will respond ASAP!
    1 point
  11. I'll PM you when I'm back home in about 4hrs.
    1 point
  12. Agree but most important princip that my paid files i want on my PC (looking for take miliseconds if is it organized on right way). If you need reinstall some apps or plugins - (not uninstall) should be problem but no if you have files on PC. I only buy now from developer direct - works perfect.
    1 point
  13. Version 1.1.0

    7 downloads

    With this plugin you can create widgets for pure text or PHP code. Supportthread
    Free
    1 point
  14. We have already included some CSS classes in the templates. And now we can add the CSS styles to the page. Create and assign CSS file In your AdminCP go to Pages -> Page management -> Templates and click on New. Choose Add CSS file. Name it docs and add it to the existing group CSS. If we had more than one CSS file, it might be useful to create a new group at this point. Add the following CSS to docs.css: To include this CSS in the page for the database, go to Pages -> Page Management -> Pagein your AdminCP and open the page with the documentation for editing. Switch to the tab Page Includes tab and select CSS/Docs.css. Click on Save and view the result in the frontend. You will notice that the categories are now collapsed so that the pages inside are no longer visible in the navigation. To add the interaction here, you have to create a JavaScript file as a last step. Create and embed Javascript In AdminCP go to Pages -> Page management -> Templates again and click on New. Select Add JavaScript file and enter the name docs. Use the group JS. If you need more files you can create an extra group for them to keep them separate from other files. Open the file and add the following content: As you can see, we use the code here already used in IPS own documentation. This is another advantage of Pages, by the way. If something doesn't work, you can get support directly from IPS and don't have to rely on the third party providers. The last step is to embed JavaScript into the documentation page. This is done in the same way as CSS above. In AdminCP go to Pages -> Page management -> Page and open the page with the documentation for editing. Go to the tab Page Includes and click on JS/Docs.js. Done. Now only the active category in the menu block is expanded and the others are expanded by clicking on them. You can see that a lot of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and some PHP was put together here. This is a simple version that you can customize, extend and develop further. Have fun!
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  15. Invision Community has a basic internal advertising feature that will help you place ads in default locations with no programming knowledge. The best way to start with ads is to try out some default ad locations visible to admins only. This way you can see how and where you place the ads. You can also test if the location is annoying or the size of the banner is not appropriate. Let's start. Default ad locations in IPS In your AdminCP go to System -> Site Promotion -> Advertisements and click on Create New. You get the screen where to create new advert. Scroll down to the selection Show the advertisement. Ad locations in Invision Community These are default locations. Sometimes you can see more locations if you have installed third-party applications. Or the list is shorter if you do not use all IPS applications. You need to create sample image banner ad for each location to test it. But what banner sizes will fit? There are some common web banner sizes. I strongly recommend using only banner sizes that are suggested by Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) in their guidelines. Direct advertisers have normally banners of this size and thus do not need to create something special for your community. Also, Google supports those sizes, so you can easily test AdSense banners or use AdManager in the same locations. Download this banner set to try out different banner sizes in different locations on different devices: banner-examples.zip How to add a new banner We will start by creating a new ad in the location Just above the page header and use the Super Leaderboard 970x90px. Create new advertisement in IPS In the example, we use location name as title. Tick Upload images to get the upload field displayed. Use Open link in a new window? for external URLs and do not use it to promote a page/content within your own community. Upload an image. Choose the location Just below the page header. In the field Shows to deselect all groups except Administrators. This way you can safely test the advertisements even on your live installation. Nobody would see the ads except you. Then save the ad and visit your community to see where and where the ad is placed. Smaller versions for mobile The ad images are resized automatically in IPS (as every image) because of responsive design in IPS themes. However, ad size of 970x90 can be too small to read if resized. In this case, you can upload smaller images of the ads. "Smaller" also means "another format" in this case. For example, you can upload 728x90 for the tablets and 300x250 for the mobile. Tick the option Upload smaller versions? and upload another ad formats. Then test your results on different devices. Suggestions for ad locations We combine the common web banner sizes and default theme of Invision Community to figure out what location is most suitable for what banner sizes. Examples of ad locations in Invision Community Just below the page header The ad is placed below the main navigation. The best sizes are: Desktop (Large): 970x90 or 970x250 Tablet (Medium): 728x90 Mobile/Phone (Small): 300x50 or 300x250 This location is the best choice for the guests of your communities. Registered users will overlook it and most likely be annoyed by it. Just above the page footer The ad is placed just above the footer links. It stretches over the entire width of the site. The best sizes for this location are: Desktop (Large): 970x90 or 970x250 Tablet (Medium): 728x90 Mobile/Phone (Small): 300x50 or 300x250 This location is suitable for registered users. They often scroll to the end of the page where the banner draws their attention. Do not underestimate this location, even if it seems to be "invisible". It can be a booster. In the site sidebar The ad is placed in the sidebar on the desktop above all blocks you may have. Viewing the page on smaller devices like tablets or phones will replace the sidebar below the content if you use default IPS theme with default settings. You can customize this sidebar in the theme settings. In your AdminCP go to Customization -> Appearance -> Theme. Click on Edit (pencil) for the theme you use and click on the tab Custom. You can change position of the sidebar from Right to the Left here. Then the content of the sidebar (including) ad will be displayed above the main content on smaller devices. So I strongly recommend it to suppress the sidebar in this case by disabling the feature Show sidebar on mobile. The best sizes for this location are: Desktop (Large): 300x250 or 300x600 or 300x1050 Tablet (Medium): 728x90 Mobile/Phone (Small): 300x50 or 300x250 Using large banners like 300x600 or even 300x1050 can be very attractive for the advertisers. It depends on your community though if you have enough desktop traffic. If most of your users use mobile devices, they will not see this format. You will find another setting for this ad location in Advertisement settings. In your AdminCP go to System -> Site Promotion -> Advertisements. On the top of the list of advertisements you click the button Advertisement Settings. Advertisement rotation (circulation) controls what ad should be shown if more than one ad is enabled in the same ad location. And the setting Force sidebar to display controls if the sidebar should be shown even if there are no block content blocks but only ads. This last setting is a good idea to enable for those who do not use sidebar at all. In this case, you can sell Portrait banner (300x1050) to fill out the entire sidebar. Try it out. Fluid view topic listing, between topic rows This ad location adds a banner after the first row in fluid view topic listing in your forum. This view is deactivated by default. To enable it in your AdminCP go to Communities -> Forums -> Settings. You see three different options for Default forum view. You can change the view here and/or allow Members can choose?. Fluid must be selected to test ads in this ad location. When you select this ad location in the ad settings, you will see two additional setting fields. Show this advert after every X topic rows and Repeated 0 times. By default, the banner is shown after the first topic in fluid view. You can change this behaviour here and enter the number of topic row where the banner should appear. The second setting controls whether you would like to repeat the banner in the list. The best sizes for this location are: Desktop (Large): 970x90 or 970x250 Tablet (Medium): 728x90 Mobile/Phone (Small): 300x50 or 300x250 Use this placement with caution, it can annoy your users. I do not recommend using it together with ad location Just below the page header as it can be a little overhead. It is up to you to find the best balance between usability and monetizing. After the first post in each topic This ad locations displays a banner after the first post in each topic. The best sizes for this location are: Desktop (Large): 970x90 or 970x250 Tablet (Medium): 728x90 Mobile/Phone (Small): 300x50 or 300x250 As above, this placement can be very annoying, especially for the registered users. Consider displaying the ad to the guests only. After the first topic in each forum This ad locations displays a banner after the first topic in each forum. The best sizes for this location are: Desktop (Large): 970x90 or 970x250 Tablet (Medium): 728x90 Mobile/Phone (Small): 300x50 or 300x250 As above, this placement can be very annoying, especially for the registered users. Consider displaying the ad to the guests only. In the Gallery image lightbox This ad location allows to display ad just before the comments to the image in IPS Gallery. You see this location only if you purchased Gallery app from IPS. The Lightbox is not used on mobile, so that the ad is displayed just below the image on the smaller device. The best sizes for this location are: Desktop (Large): 300x250 Tablet (Medium): 300x50 or 300x250 Mobile/Phone (Small): 300x50 or 300x250 This location can work if you have large galleries with a lot of impressions. There is no default solution on what sizes should be used in each ad location. It depends on banner content and ad location, not only on device. Make experiments to find the best solution for your community, your advertisers, your money and usability. The next step would be to set up selling depending on IPS applications you have.
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  16. The user, or later the staff member, should be able to assign a processing status to each error and to change it. For this purpose, we have created a select box on the last page, which we will now fill with information, which looks like this in the AdminCP ... Now it is important that you insert all keys and values exactly as I list them here ... bugtracker_found Bug bugtracker_fixed Fixed bugtracker_cant_reproduce Can't reproduce bugtracker_in_progress In progress bugtracker_answer Waiting for reply bugtracker_no_bug Not a bug Of course you can work with your own values later, but for this tutorial you should use them. In the settings at the bottom of the page you choose Allow filtering and Field Required.
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  17. Now we are ready to create a block (plugin) that we will use as a side menu. The side menu displays categories and the pages hierarchically. This block is created in AdminCP, and we are going to use a custom template for it. Block with page menu In your AdminCP go to Pages -> Page management -> Blocks and click on Create new block. Click on Next. On the tab Details enter the name for the block and template key docs_side_menu. In the tab Feed Configuration set the following: You define here the number of records in the block. In earlier versions of IPS it was possible to enter a 0 for unlimited. Starting with IPS version 4.4.10 it does not work anymore, so you have to enter a large positive number, e.g. 100. This number should be greater than the number of all categories and all pages in the categories together, otherwise the menu will be cut off. The sorting in the block is only valid for the order of the pages within a category. The categories are sorted as specified in AdminCP. You can change their order by drag and drop. Template for side menu The "magic" happens on the tab Content. Here you select the option Use as base for a custom template. A template editor will appear below this option where you enter the following code: Save the block and give all user groups the permission to see the block. If you exclude the groups here, the menu will not be displayed for them. You can already see the rough structure of the menu in the preview of the block. We will add the CSS styles and JavaScript later to make it a bit smarter. Some CSS classes are already built into templates above. The last lines in the block redirects from category listing to the first record in the category if you navigate through the side menu. Insert menu into the page To add the block into the page, go to Pages -> Page Management -> Pages in AdminCP and click on the pencil icon to edit the page docs. Go to the tab Content. Here you can see that the database has already been added to the page via the database ID. This happened automatically when we created the page during database creation. Replace the content of the page with the following code: Take time and look at this simple HTML for the page. Here we use the keys for database and the block with the menu. These are inserted in two columns using the IPS CSS framework. The IF-query makes sure that the menu disappears when you edit the page, otherwise you would not have enough space to edit the content. See your documentation in the frontend now. The only things we miss here are CSS and JavaScript.
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  18. Now it is time to create templates for the database. In your AdminCP go to Pages -> Page management -> Templates. Click on New and select Add Database Template. Enter Docs in the Name field and select Record listing in Template Type. Assign the template to our database Documentation. A new template set Docs will be created. It contains several template bits for the listing of the records. Let's add another set of template bits to it. It will handle displaying the records in the database. Execute exactly the same steps as in the previous step (see screenshot above), except that you choose Record in Template Type. When you save it, you will have a template set called Docs on the left side, which contains all the required template bits. Below you will find the code for each template bit. Display record - Template bit record This template controls the display of single guide page so-called main content. Before you replace the code of this template, you can look at a single guide in documentation and see how it is visually structured. Then replace the content of the template with the code below and look at the page again. This is the best way to see what has changed. Some features such as rating have been removed from the template as they are not needed in the documentation. This way template looks cleaner and readable. Another approach is to leave everything inside when you create your own templates, even what is not used at the moment, but possibly later. Categories - Templates categoryHeader, categoryFooter and categoryTable These three templates control the list of records in a category. In my example it would be the category Applications where I have created three pages. Look first how it looks now and then delete/replace the code as shown below. Open the template categoryHeader and delete the whole content. Save. Open the template categoryFooter and delete the whole content. Save. Open the template categoryTable and add the following code: At this point the list of all pages in a category is created with text preview. This list will not be accessible later via the navigation. However, users from the search engines will land here, since category links are included in the sitemap.
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