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    • This is an entry about our IPS Community Suite 4.2 release.

      You are probably already familiar with our content embedding feature in IPS Community Suite. When a link to content in the community is pasted into the editor (e.g. a topic, or a post, or a gallery image, etc.) it is automatically expanded into a preview of the content, usually with an accompanying image, allowing users to click through to that content if they are interested.


      An embedded Gallery image in IPS Community Suite 4.1

      While it has proved a useful feature to members, each embed used essentially the same structure - a small thumbnail on the left, a title, and a few lines of text. This works fine for topics, but isn't ideal for other kinds of rich content that might be posted.

      In IPS Community Suite 4.2, we greatly improved upon our embedding handling, giving every type of content within every application its own customized embed style, allowing that content to be displayed however works best. This means larger high-res previews of Gallery images, a button to download a file right from the embed for Downloads files, showing a map for Calendar events, and so on. We worked to keep a consistent overall style between apps, but allow each to display its own relevant information.

      For users, things will work exactly as they do now - they simply paste a link to content, and it will continue to expand automatically. The changes are also backwards compatible. Any existing embeds in your community will automatically show the new styling you see below - no rebuilding necessary.

      So with that in mind, let's take a look what the new embeds look like! I won't show every single embed here because there's a huge number, but I'll try and give you a feel for how we approached the embed styles for each app.


      Gallery Image


      Comment on a Gallery Image


      Gallery Album


      Forum Topic


      Downloads File


      Review on a Downloads File


      Calendar Event


      Comment on a Calendar Event


      Commerce Product


      Record from a Pages database

      I hope that gives you a good overview of what to expect when your users try out the new embeds for themselves. As always, please share your feedback in the comments below!

       

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    • This entry is about our IPS Community Suite 4.2 release

       

      Top Members

      For 4.2 we made some improvements to the Top Members section of the Leaderboard. A new overview page tab shows a selection of the top members across different criteria.


      Top Members Overview Page showing members with Most Reputation and Most Content

      The filter menu allows you to view more members in any chosen category, and a new AdminCP setting controls which categories should be available.


      Top Members Categories

      In the AdminCP you can configure which categories are shown on the overview page, the filter menu, and how many results show for each.


      Top Members AdminCP Settings

       

      Popular Contributors Widget

      Another small change is the Popular Contributors widget now contains a link to the appropriate section of the Leaderboard.


      Popular Contributors Widget

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