It often happens that we feel a particular need for creating an online community for having direct access to our clients or readers. Thankfully, there are lots of forum software allowing to create a discussion board in a fast and easy way. IP Board (Invision Power Board) is one of them. Having more than 8,000 of websites built on IP Board platform, this software solution has conquered the hearts of many forum owners.
Let’s find out what is so special about IP board community:
- IP Board text editor is fully-featured, so you are enabled link posting, linked images, and many more. IP Board supports several leading video and audio sites by default (Youtube, Vimeo, etc). Also, users can easily attach polls and share content from somewhere else in the community;
- To make your users come back for more, you can award them with reputation points for any activity. Reward them with additional perks, such as individual icons, more space or access to new forums;
- IP Board provides you with lots of tools to customise your community according to your needs. You are allowed to set up the unique themes, which serve your own style and brand your community with limitless freedom. This platform also supports a lot of the most spoken in the world languages;
- Built-in spam defence protects your forum by monitoring spammers constantly.
However, not all that glitters is not gold! And even such, at first sight, functional forum board as IP Board has its limits:
- IP Board is a commercial product, thus all the advantages (such as blog or chat integration) have their price;
- Customisation and additional plugins installation require technical experience which is a bit difficult for beginners;
- IP Board community releases their updates so often, so be ready to rapid core product changes;
- There’s a lack of documentation which is definitely a stop-signal for beginners.
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