Flagship discussion application
Monetize your community
Build webpages using community data
Share or sell files in the community
Create and schedule community events
Photo and video media sharing
Individual and collaborative blogging
Realtime chatroom for communities
Our forums application is the latest incarnation of the industry-leading IP.Board community forum software, powering thousands of communities online. Redesigned for even greater integration with the IPS Community Suite, it's the most powerful way to enable discussion on your website.
Question & Answer Forums
Forums supports Question & Answer format, allowing users to vote up the better answers giving them more visibility. The best answer can be flagged by the starter or staff, ensuring future visitors easily see the correct answer.
As well as all the great moderation features from the Suite, Forums also features Saved Actions, allowing repetitive moderation tasks to be carried out with a single click by staff.
Use the per-forum theme option to uniquely customize each of your forums - perfect if each forum holds content for a different sub-brand.
Commerce helps you turn users into customers, with a range of monetization tools. Sell subscriptions, products or advertising space. Collect donations, and provide support to users with the built-in helpdesk.
Built-in Support Desk
A fully-featured support desk is built in, enabling you to help customers in private, with departments, saved actions, pay-per-incident functionality and more.
Sell Premium Subscriptions
Sell subscription-based access to your community easily - Commerce handles billing, member group promotion and renewals for you, automatically.
Build a storefront for your digital & physical products, with reviews, custom product fields, stock management and EasyPost shipping integration - plus much more.
Pages extends your site with custom content management designed especially for communities. Create brand new sections of your community using features like blocks, databases and articles, pulling in data from other areas of your community.
Drag'n'Drop Page Editor
Create custom pages in your community using our drag'n'drop, WYSIWYG editor. Build blocks that pull in all kinds of data from throughout your community to create dynamic pages, or use one of the ready-made widgets we include with the IPS Community Suite.
Build brand new sections in your community with custom databases. Simply add your custom fields and configure some settings to get started. Commenting, rating, following and everything else you'd expect is already built in! And database records also support cross-posting to a forum topic.
Upload, share and even sell all kinds of files with your community. Let users upload and share with each other, or use built-in access controls to create a resource repository for your community site.
Downloads automatically keeps a revision history for file submissions, creating an archive that allows users to explore and download older versions of files, or staff to roll files back.
Create any number of custom fields that can be required (or optional) when users submit files. Great for data specific to your Downloads use.
Forums Topic Creation
When a new file is submitted, Downloads can automatically create a new topic in the Forums for you, complete with file screenshots. Great for file support topics!
Calendar enables users to set up events, in any number of calendars created within the community. Customize event pages and request RSVPs from other users, and export events to the iCal format.
Optionally request RSVPs to events, and choose to set a maximum number permitted for each event. Users attending (or who have indicated they can't attend) are shown right on the event page.
Administrators can create multiple calendars, each with different permissions. Create a public calendar, and private ones for staff or other priviledged member groups.
Calendar supports the iCal standard, meaning it's possible to both subscribe to events with Calendar, and also import events from other calendar applications, like Apple iCalendar and Google Calendar.
Add photo and media sharing to your community. Gallery is a fully-featured photo and multimedia sharing app for the IPS Community Suite. Create albums, upload photos, discuss the hottest shots and much more.
Choose whether to allow users to create their own image albums to group photos. Albums can be public, or private and restricted only to the members the author chooses.
Images & Video
Gallery supports video media as well as the standard image formats. Videos exist in albums just like images.
Gallery has multiple ways to protect your community's content, including copyright fields and customizable watermarks, embedded automatically in all uploaded photos.