New: Embeds and Integrations

Feeder

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IPS Community Suite allows for integrations with quite a few third party systems and also can embed content from external sites. We have added a whole new list of embed providers where you can just paste in a link to that site and a nice box will show up. For example, if I paste this link in normally:


https://twitter.com/invisionps/status/799269691579449344

I get:


You can do that will many popular sites already and we are adding a lot more:

  • codepen.io
  • coub.com
  • deviantart.com
  • docs.com
  • funnyordie.com
  • gettyimages.com
  • iFixit.com
  • kickstarter.com
  • meetup.com
  • mixcloud.com
  • mix.office.com
  • on.aol.com
  • reddit.com
  • reverbnation.com
  • screencast.com
  • screenr.com
  • slideshare.net
  • smugmug.com
  • ustream.tv
  • Google Maps

Once you enable Google Maps under Community Enhancements by entering your Google API key you can them just paste in a link to a Google Map location. So when you paste a link to a Google Map in an editor it shows like this:


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Google Maps in Editor


The maps are also interactive on the screen.

REST API

We have also added quite a few more endpoints, particularly in member management, to our REST API. If you are not already familiar with the REST API it is a great way to integrate external systems with IPS Community Suite. You can both fetch and modify data in the Suite via the API. REST API documentation...

Third Party Diagnostics

This is a bit more of a technical feature so feel free to skip if it does not interest you. If you use third party plugins or applications from our Marketplace or from other sites you may occasionally encounter issues in the Suite caused by those items but it is often hard to know the root issue. There are now tools in the AdminCP to show all places in the code that third party items are modifying to help with diagnosing issues. The Suite will now also try to detect if an error it encounters is referencing a third party plugin and suggest you disable it to see if the issue is resolved.

New Support Tool


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Simplified Support Tool


Though not specifically about embeds or integrations, the new Support Tool does better help diagnose issues so I thought I would give it a nice shout out. It really does help to find server problems, database issues, or outdated files that might interfere with your site. It also makes support so much easier if you submit your ticket to us via the Support Tool as it sends along a temporary login (if you allow it) for us to use. The new design simplifies the tool down to just one step and it gives you a report and suggested actions.


This change will be in version 4.1.17 which is scheduled to be released in early December 2016.
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Tracy Perry

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But if you want to build your own, there are at least two mods in the Marketplace:
The latter that you linked (which provides some predefined ones) depends on the first, which is a paid add-on.
That was one thing that kept me from using IPS on my recumbent site, as I needed the ability to do custom ones and IPS doesn't have it built into the "tin" and XenForo does.
IPS needs to give some serious look at putting that ability in as core. From my understanding, the 3.x line you could do that, but when they went "pure HTML" they removed that ability (like they did several other items/options) and did not provide an alternative solution.
 

Kevin

Oooh, something shiny!
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{fast forward 3 years....}

Wait, we still can't create own own media codes in IPS?!
 
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