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  1. tony45

    4.3: Engagement Improvements

    As we come close to wrapping up development of Invision Community 4.3, we wanted to let you know of a few smaller improvements we've made to increase engagement to your community. Email Despite fancy new things like social media and push notifications, trusty old email has been proven to be...
  2. tony45

    4.3 (new!): Commerce Subscription Manager

    We've recently spoken about how we've brought our Gallery and Blog apps bang up to date with interface overhauls to bring them inline with the high standards our customers expect. Keeping this in mind, we're thrilled to announce that we've taken Commerce right back to 2009. This needs an...
  3. tony45

    4.3: REST API Enhancements

    No man is an island" wrote John Donne. He wrote that a good 200 years before computers were invented, but it rings true for any well written framework like Invision Community. The included REST API allows developers to fetch data from Invision Community and also allows data to be added. This...
  4. tony45

    4.3: Promote to Facebook Pages and Groups

    4.3: Promote to Facebook Pages and Groups Social media promotion should be a part of any marketing strategy. Curating interesting content from your community and sharing to social media channels like Facebook and Twitter is a great way to drive traffic to your site. Invision Community 4.2...
  5. tony45

    4.3: AdminCP Member Profiles

    Viewing and editing a member is probably one of the most frequently used features of the AdminCP. With the design unchanged for many years, and the tabbed interface starting to grow unwieldy, it was due for some love. We have not only dramatically improved the design but added many new features...
  6. tony45

    4.3: Videos

    Videos are everywhere. We shoot them on our smart phones, share them to social media, messengers and more. Up until now, the only way to share a video to Invision Community was to use a service like YouTube or Vimeo. If you uploaded a video file it would be treated like an attachment, and if...
  7. tony45

    4.3: Leverage your data with our statistic improvements

    4.3: Leverage your data with our statistic improvements The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data", the Economist wrote recently. Invision Community software stores a lot of important data that can be leveraged to analyze and improve upon the traffic and interactions with...
  8. tony45

    4.3: Modernizing our Gallery

    A picture says a thousand words, they say. If getting those pictures online is troublesome, some of those words might be a little choice. Gallery has been an integral part of our community suite for just about as long as T1 Tech Mark Higgins can remember (and he has many years of memories). It...
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    4.3: Paid club memberships, and other club improvements

    4.3: Paid club memberships, and other club improvements We released news of Clubs just under a year ago for Invision Community 4.2 and it has been the best received feature to date. Clubs opens up new ways to run your community by allowing members to create sub-communities away from the...
  10. tony45

    4.3: Usability improvements

    4.3: Usability improvements to make your day better Often it's the smaller changes that can make a big improvement in the day to day use of your community. We have made quite a few updates that will make your community flow better for you and your members. Update files in Pages Media Manager...
  11. tony45

    4.3 (NEW!): Take payments with Bitcoin, Apple Pay and more with Stripe and Commerce

    Stripe is the most popular payment method in Commerce, allowing communities to take payments by card securely with easy setup. While there's no doubt that credit cards are still the most popular methods of making a payment, digital innovations such as Apple Pay and Bitcoin are increasing in...
  12. tony45

    4.3 (new): Scaleable search and interface improvements

    4.3: Scaleable search and interface improvements Search. Let's be honest, it's not the most exciting feature in the world. You ask to find things, and it shows you what it found. Simple, right? It's a lot more complex than that. After numerous tests, a few surveys and many discussions with...
  13. tony45

    4.3: improvements for Blog app announced

    4.3: Welcome to the future, blog! Good news! We've taken Invision Community's Blog app by the scruff of the neck and dragged it into 2018! There has been a growing trend for imagery to play a very important part of a blog entry. This update reflects that. Introducing Grid View We have added...
  14. tony45

    4.3 (new): Sign in from other sites using OAuth (vk.com, wordpress, instagram...)

    4.3: Sign in from other sites using OAuth The best way to convert guests into members is to make the onboarding process as simple as possible. Over the years, we've added special log in methods for Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Microsoft. We've carefully hand coded these integrations to...
  15. tony45

    4.3: Express yourself with Emoji

    Emoji: built in to Invision Community 4.3! Invision Community has a long history. We remember the early days of forums, back when graphical "emoticons" or "smilies" were added. We have always shipped our products with a basic set of emoticons with the ability to add your own images and has...
  16. tony45

    4.3 (new feature): Automatic Community Moderation

    One huge benefit of running your own Invision Community is the moderation tools. Out of the box, Invision Community allows you to turn members into moderators. Better still, you can define what these moderators have permission to do. Part of this moderation suite is the report system. The...
  17. tony45

    Invision Community 4.3 announced!

    We are happy to announce the new Invision Community 4.3 is nearly available! Here is the list of what's new and we will follow up with individual blog entries going into detail about each new feature every couple days over the next few weeks. There will be a public preview in late January and...
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