Allows you to define certain key words or phrases which, when used in any of the enable/supported applications, can be hover/clicked over to get a popup with more information which you have defined. This popup can contain whatever content you like, such as term definitions.
Any application that uses the content item class (all of IPS applications work) Group Settings to add/delete/hide/edit/change/use html author. Use HTML and BBC in descriptions. Keywords to URL (use a URL instead of a popup). Profile Tab to show contributed keywords. Shows up in activity stream. Keyword lists with filtering. Keyword Statistics Rules App integration (by kevin carwile) Note: works only with IPS 4.1 (if installed on 4.0, the front navigation will error out). PHP 5.4 minimum (using specific things found in php 5.4+).
By MichaelGENERAL DESCRIPTION
Name 2 Avatars is a free, community-driven idea that started with a simple thought by a fellow IPS client: generate unique and colorful profile photos for members who don't upload a photo. You've seen this idea popularized on many other websites, and now it's available here for IPS 4! Download now and start customizing your membership with Name 2 Avatars.
Name 2 Avatars will generate a unique profile photo for every member in your IPS community who does not upload a photo. The colors and text will be based upon the member's name and covers all kinds of names including digits, single names, and dual names. Those profile photos are centrally stored in your website's n2a storage folder, and will be used anytime a member who doesn't have a photo registers on your website. The new profile photo will display everywhere, including the Profile, Forum Postbit, Sidebar Blocks, Activity Streams, and more. The application contains multiple settings for you to customize the avatars exactly the way you want with options to change colors, gradients, font, and shadow.
Are you looking to give a unique and colorful profile to every member to personalize member identity? Are you looking to replace the default gray avatar with colorful ones that separate your community from the default? Are you looking to add a bright splash of color to your memberlist to stylize your community's theme? Are you looking to create unique category and topic icons for forums and downloads to make them more recognizable? Make your community more welcoming, encourage member engagement, and personalize member identity across your IPS community with the colorful Name 2 Avatars!
All settings are located in ACP > Members > Names 2 Avatars settings. Check out the comprehensive list of features to design and colorize the avatars exactly the way you want:
Designer Mode - The application features a powerful Designer Mode, which pauses the front-end display of avatars while you change the settings in the ACP. This allows you to modify and change settings to your heart's content and preview the avatars to your liking before publishing your avatars. Download Icons - If you have download files with no screenshots, you can use Name 2 Avatars to generate a custom icon per file to display in the What's New, Highest Rated, and Most Downloaded blocks on the downloads index page. Please note this will not generate a screenshot on the file image details page. Forum Icons - If you have forums with no customized icons, replace the standard IPS icons with customized icons to display on the forum index page. Font Color - Choose your own color for the text that appears on the avatar Text Shadow and Color - Enable and choose your own color for the shadow on the text Font Size - Choose your own font size to increase or decrease the text size Color Generation - Select your own colors per letter Gradients - Enable gradients for a multi-hued background Dual Letters - Enable dual letters for names Unique Backgrounds - Let every member have their own unique avatar Font Type - Upload your own font X and Y Offset - Center or offset the text Text Angle - Rotate or set your text at an angle ADVANCED FEATURES
Geek out with other cool features that happen behind-the-scenes:
Unique Like No Other - Ever member in your community is unique and their avatars should express that distinctiveness. When Unique Backgrounds are enabled, the code will parse the name of the user spelled backwards to generate a truly one-of-a-kind color. That means users with similar names like Micah, Michael, Michaelangelo, and Mickey Mouse will generate wildly different colors! Opposites Attract - When enabling gradients, the application will automatically use the color's accent (opposing color) to generate a multi-hued background that stretches across the entire color palette. HOW TO INSTALL
Please install like any other application.
Navigate to ACP > System > Site Features - Applications. Click on "Install" Select the TAR file and install. COMMUNITY DRIVEN, COMMUNITY FREE
This application was created as a community-driven project as appreciation to the wonderful IPS community and all of its amazing members, who keep the community going with your feedback, peer to peer support, technical guidance, and love and support. This application is released for free to the community, with no hidden disclaimers or strings attached.
If your community has benefited from this application and you'd like to show your appreciation, then donate a coffee by send me a quick PayPal donation to https://www.paypal.me/codingjungle so I can buy a cup of joe to keep me awake during my coding marathons! Thanks from a fellow IPS client.
By MichaelMedia is the spiritual successor to CJ Media System, this app allows you to create media items from popular video/audio services and allows video/audio upload and playback.
Categories with permissions Services: youtube, dailymotion, soundcloud, vimeo Supports the pulling in of Youtube Channels and Playlist via task, configurable per category. Supported Video Formats: mp4/webM/ogg (this is browser/OS dependent) Supported Audio Formats: mp3/ogg (this is browser/OS dependent) IPS Tag system (if it is capturing url's from content items and the service supports tags, it will grab the tags from the service and use them. this feature can be disabled) Cover Photos. (Video/Audio can have a cover photo, also the supported services that support the player ( youtube, vimeo, soundcloud) ) Downloads of audio/video files (this is configured per category and you can limit it to groups) Comments Related Media on media view (this uses the tag system, if it can't find any matches, defaults to search via title name) Most of the core IPS features (ratings, likes, follow, category permissions, group permissions,sharing,etc) Featured Carousel Latest Media widget If services are configured with their API's enabled, Will captured supported services URL's and created media items from content items ( IPS applications supported*) Limit which apps you capture services url's from, then which category (for the apps that support categories) Twitter Card: Summary. each media item will configure a twitter card for sharing Expandable API to allow more media services to be added
By MichaelNOTICE: If you are upgrading Babble, you will need to restart your babble.js application. if you have moved it from the default directory you will need to take the updated one, verify the information it contains, and replace the one you removed and then restart the babble.js app for node.
Babble is a real time chat system using node.js and sockets. It uses less resources and doesn’t rely on long polling or interval scripts to check for new message. Babble is fully featured with those features laid out below.
A modern browser that supports web sockets. (Firefox/IE11/Edge/Chrome/Safari supports websockets. For mobile browsers, I will only be supporting Safari and Chrome).
Node.js installed on a local or a remote server that can run a node.js script. I have only tested the last 4 versions of node.js, but the latest version of node.js you can install, the better. I will attempt to compile a node.js versions that are compatible with Babble.
Notes2: Cloudflare, cloudflare only has a limited range of ports that can be used if you choose to use this particular service, you will need to contact them about what ports are available to you. the only alternative to this is to use a sub-domain (not tied into cloudflare) and/or the servers IP address instead of your sites URL for the NODE URL in the ACP.
**if you are running a server that doesn't use a LAMP ( Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) or LEMP (Linux, NGINX, MySQL, PHP) server, I will not be able to give support for. AFAIK node.js/socket.io will run on windows and mac os x, but configuration might prove difficult. As for *BSD servers, they should operate similar to a Linux server. Refunds will be given at my discretion, this does not mean I will not provide them for any reason, but for a valid reason.
Each purchase only entitles a installation on 1 live site and 1 dev site. If you wish to run babble on multiple sites, you will need to purchase babble for each site. If you are found in violation of this agreement, I can choose to revoke your access to future updates and support until the matter is rectified.
If you purchase a copyright removal, Babble will occasional make a call home to http://codingjungle.com to validate the copyright removal key. Copyright Removal keys will need to be purchased for each purchase of babble if you wish to run it on multiple sites without branding.
Rooms: Babble comes with two default rooms that can not be removed. The “Babble” room is used by default for Babble, and the Widget Room is used by the “Widget” (the widget can be configured to use the default room). Each room has permissions that can be set like “View, Message, Whisper, Edit, Delete, Upload, and Archives”. Each room also has the ability to be configured independently of each other on uploads (what types and sizes), how many messages to show by default, rules to show before entering the room. Rooms can also have 3 bots they can configure (more on bots later). Rooms can be password protected. Uploads: Each room can be configured to allow uploads. If the upload is an image, the image will be “lazy loaded” and resized to fit the dimensions of the message area better. If it is a non-image upload, it will display a link to download. NOTE: Groups who can see the room, can also download and view images. Sounds: Babble comes with a collection of sounds for send, receive, entering, leaving and whispers. Users can enable or disable each sound as they see fit. The sound files can be replaced at any time in the ACP by pointing to the corresponding sound setting to the new location (this is to avoid future updates from overwriting your sound files). NOTE: due to some limitations in mobile OS’s (iOS and android) even if the sounds are enabled by the user, there is one additional step they must take to hear sounds on the effected OS’s. On mobile devices a Speaker Icon will appear, that will need to be activated to be able to hear sounds, this action must be done each page refresh. Whispers: Whispers are private messages that are sent in between users. They will open in a “tab” in the room and will flash when a new message is received if you aren’t currently active on the tab that is. Whispers only work inside the room, you currently can not “whisper” to some one who is not logged into the room you are in (at a later date this might change). Browser Notifications: A user can set how many new messages they receive in a room before a browser notification is triggered (or they can disable them all together). Currently these do not work on mobile OS’s, in the future I plan on adding notifications for iOS and Android. New Message Order: By default babble will order messages newest to oldest, for some users this might not be ideal, so they can reverse the order to oldest to newest. Any new message after this will honor the setting. Group Content: You can set a min. content count per room for each user group before they can send messages. You can use this feature as a reward to your members for participation on your site. Note: Messages made in babble will not increment content counts. Command Aliasing: you can set any number of aliases to existing/custom commands, this will help if you want to "localize" the commands. Stats - if stats are enabled for a room, you can keep track of basic stats like how many messages have been made in a room, the most online ever in a room, the current day's tally of how many have been in a room, and the top 5 users who make messages in a room. Archive - if enabled, a user can select to load messages previous made in the room. this is a group permission. BOTS:
Babble comes with 4 bots, each serve a different function and are triggered in different ways. 3 of the bots can be configured per room, where the 4th bot can be configured to which rooms it sends messages too, as most of its settings are “global”. Hopefully Babble Bots can help you accomplish some pretty amazing things and enrich your users experience with babble. Time Bot: the time bot can be configured per room*. This bot can be configured to send different messages at different times**. You can use HTML/BBC in the bots messages. This bot runs from a task, so its HIGHLY recommend that you have your task configured to run as a cron job to see the best results. If not configured to a cron, this bot might not function properly. * you can configure this bot to store its messages in the database or not. Due to a technical limitation with node.js the bot is unable to check to see if there are any users in the room or not, so instead of having the chat history filled with messages from the time bot, they will “go away” on a page refresh. ** this is in minutes passed since the bot was configured, if you set a message to send every 10 minutes, then the first message will be sent 10 minutes after you configured the bot, and each additional message will be sent 10 minutes after this. Count Bot: This bot can be configured per room. You can configure this bot to send messages after x amount of messages sent by users*. You can also send different messages x amount of messages sent. You can use HTML/BBC and special variables(1) in your messages. * this does not include whispers sent or messages from other bots. Phrase Bot: This bot can be configured per room. You can configure this bot to send messages when a match to a word/phrase is made. You can have multiple matches for the same message or multiple messages for different matches. You can use HTML/BBC and specials variables(1) in the messages. Notifications: This is the bot that has a global configuration. This bot will send messages out when new content is posted to the supported applications*. Permissions are honored on these notifications, so if the user doesn’t have access to to view the area in question, they wont see the notification. This bot can only be configured to tell it which rooms to run in, the rest of its settings are global due to its nature. * IPS applications are the only ones support for notifications. In theory any application that uses the content item class should work, but I have only tested my own application that use this and they will work with it, so I’m pretty sure it will work with the other 3rd party application that use the classes. Babble has some API elements to it that will be document on my site later, so any application it doesn’t support, the application developer should be able to create a hook without much of a problem. (1) There are special variables that the count bot and phrase bot have access to, that can be used in the message, to show the name of the person who triggered, the bot’s name, and the match (this is for the phrase bot only). Bots can use commands, if it the command requires a the members name, use the special variable #member# Commands:
Commands can perform special functions when issued. The commands can be issued thru the chat area (similar to how IRC does it). Some commands have group restrictions. You can add commands in 2 ways, in the ACP you can add basic commands , if you need more advanced functionality you can create a “command” file. Commands have been expanded greatly in 2.1, you can now "alias" them and the phrase/count bot can now use commands (the time bot can as well, but it wont have access to the #member# special variable).
Announce – adds or removes an announcement to the room Ban – bans a user for a room. Unban – unbans a user for a room. BanList – Show’s who has been banned from a room. Ignore – Ignore a user in a room. Unignore – Stop ignored a user in a room. Kick – kick a user from a room. Me – an action command for a room. Mute – Mutes a member for everyone in a room. Unmute – unmutes the member in a room. Mutelist – shows a list of users who have been muted. Notifications – disables or enables notifications from the notification bot. Topic – adds or removes a chat topic from a room. Rules - Show the rules for a room if they have them. Password - sets a password for a room Purge - deletes all the existing messages in a room Stats - displays a rooms stats if enabled Rand - display a random GIF from giphy.com and many more!
By MichaelCJ Menu 4, is a full featured menu manager for IPS 4. CJ Menu 4 differs from previous versions of CJ Menu in key areas, originally it would replace the default IPS menu on all pages, but due to incompatibilities that a lot of third party skins introduce, this is now optional, with additional tools to aid in creation of custom menus thru out your site. Menu groups can now be selected to be shown on certain apps (this does not effect widgets, as widget areas are isolated to the apps).
Optional replacement of the Default IPS Menu (this is enabled by default for legacy reasons on the Primary Menu Group). Unlimited Menu Groups (Menu Manager comes with 2 default groups that can not be removed, that is Primary and Header. Primary can be used to replace the default IPS Menu if your theme is compatible, Header will appear at the top of your site) Unlimited Parent Menu Items (the menu utilizes a "More" functionality) and unlimited tiers of sub menus. Mega Menu or Traditional Drop down layouts available. Magic Blocks: Allows you to create menu items, that have custom HTML/PHP using the IPS template logic, this also allows you to use other IPS template plugins. Two Styles of mobile menu for menu groups. customized icons or font awesome icons can be used for menu items. Several Menu Item types to choose from: Draw, Application, External URL, Internal URL, Magic Block, Wrapper** Special Application Features: Popular/Featured Records, and Attach Categories Pages: allows you to link to a page or a pages database Permission Schema: you can set custom permissions for each menu item, applications can be set to use the applications permissions. Wrapper Pages: links to an external website via Iframe, or you can create your own html page layout that wraps in the IPS wrapper or without it (menu will be available for both)***. ** each menu type excluding magic block, can have a magic block attached to it.
*** Allows for simple pages to be created, so use of something like IPS Pages is not require to add additional static pages to your site (will be able to use IPS template logic here).
I will no longer offer refunds due to skin incompatibilities with the "primary group" as there are options to disable it, and CJ Menu has a robust API to facilitate building plugins that can use custom groups (not to mention, the header group and the widgets continue to work without issue). If the theme designer is unable or unwilling to help you, I can, but I will charge an hourly rate for any form of customization needed (like plugin creation/css customization). Please contact me here or on my site for more details.
By MichaelCJ Duplicate Member Logger
Logs members who use multiple accounts on the same computer/browser to access your site.
Logs member accounts and possible alts Automatic responses (like PM/AutoBans) ACP/MCP interfaces to view and handle infringers (allows you to ban alts/main account, email, delete alts) Exclude Goups/Members (Exclude groups and Members from being logged) Exclude Members Notes (leave a note about why a member is excluded) NOTE: Requires min php 5.4 and IPS 4.1.4 (due to the use of traits)