Invision Power Board Introduction

Invision Power Board is a forum system developed by the Invision Power Services. The software is written in php and uses MySQL as a database management system. IPB can help you build your community in no time with the hundreds of features that are included in the software. Even though IPB is a commercially developed […]

IPB Installation

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to install Invision Power Board in your account with TMDHosting. The first thing you will need to do is download the IPB installations files from your client area of Invision Power Services. Once you have downloaded the archive, extract it to your local computer. You will […]

How to Upgrade IPB?

Before initiating the upgrade of your Invision Power Board, make sure that you have created a full backup of your website. You can check our guide how to backup your website here: The next thing you will need to do is obtain the files for the latest IPB release. You can do that from […]

How to Add Bookmarks in IPB Admin Area?

In this tutorial we are going to show you how to setup bookmarks in your IPB admin area. Those can be used to access frequently used items in your admin area. To add bookmarks in your admin area, login to your admin area and navigate to the page you wish to add as bookmark. Then […]

How to Set a Default Style in IPB?

You can easily change the look and feel of your IP Board. To make such a change, you will need to access the admin area of your website. Click on “Look & Feel” menu and select “Manage Skin Sets & Templates”: Click the “Edit Settings” button next to the theme which you wish to set […]

How to Set Default Language in IPB

You can distribute your IP Board website in multiple languages to make your site available for a broader audience. In this tutorial we are going to show you how to install a language pack and make it available for your site. First you will need to download the desired language pack. You can search for […]

Bad Words and URL Filter Setup

In IP Board you can configure bad word filters to prevent the usage of inappropriate language. You can setup the bad words filters via your Admin Area > Look & Feel > Post Content -> Bad Words Filters: On the next page you can setup your filters. You have the option to add the filters […]

How to Configure Outgoing Emails in IPB?

When you first install InvisionPower Board it will use the phpmail function in order to send its emails. Mails send via phpmail function sometimes can be filtered as spam and we recommend using SMTP protocol to send your emails. The SMTP method is more reliable as the messages are sent via authenticated real users. Before […]

Community Guildelines Setup

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to setup the registration rules/guidelines, terms and privacy policy. To setup those for your IPB, login to the admin area and navigate to “System” > “System Settings”: Click on “Community Guidelines”: On the next page you can setup the following details: Show link to guidelines in […]

How to Prevent Spam Registrations in IPB?

The developers at IPS have developed multiple ways to protect your IPB website from spam registrations. We will provide a brief overview of each option for blocking spammers from accessing your site. The first and probably most effective one is the spam monitoring service that IPS provides. It is absolutely free for IPS clients, so […]