Supersparks Q2 Product Updates (2024)

Ian Ruta
Supersparks
Announcement
June 7, 2024

Much has changed since our last update. So let’s not waste any time. Here are our latest features & updates to our commenting, reviews, and community apps.

Webflow Forum Template

Since launching our community tool, the number 1 request has been to use a template to speed up the development process. So we are super excited to share with you our first forum template.  

Like templates from Circle, Mighty Networks, or Buddyboss, ours offers a vibrant & modern looking online space for hosting your community. But the big difference is that ours leverages Webflow’s best-in-class design flexibility and CMS, so you can customize every aspect of the UI & UX in the Webflow Designer!

To see it in action, check out our demo project. To get started clone our template from the Webflow showcase and watch our tutorial below in case you get stuck:


For this template, we released a long list of new features, which are now available to add to existing reviews & comments sections, and communities. Including:

Commenting & Reviews

  • Reply notifications - Guests & members (who consent) will be notified via email whenever another user replies to their comment.
  • Upvoting - Webflow Memberships or Memberstack users can now upvote individual comments
  • Loading animation - Show an element with a lottie while comments are loading to indicate to users that comments are loading
  • No repeat reviews - Setting to block members or guests (by IP address) from posting multiple reviews on a CMS item

Community

  • Post categories - Allow users to select a category (or any other reference field value) for a community post. Use the reference field to display all posts for a certain category on a dedicated page.
  • Author tag - When a user comments their own community post, an author tag can appear with their comments
  • Collection list member author data - Show profile image and name in the collection list item for each community post
  • Finsweet Attributes - Member author data will still show in the collection list when using Finsweet Attributes for filtering, sorting, and pagination­

Other new features

  • CMS Item Upvoting - Enable a Product Hunt upvoting system, where registered members can upvote specific CMS items. Import the total upvotes data into your CMS collection.
  • Public profile pages - Public page showing the content history (reviews, comments, & community posts) of other members­
Public profile for member UGC on Webflow

What's next?

Over the past few months, we have been laser focused on adding new features for this template. It's safe to say we've made some trade-offs with the usability of our tool in order to ship this template in only a month! That is why our focus over the next few months are improving our editor's UX & performance:

  • Small community improvements - faster post speed, error handling, more moderation options )
  • Small usability improvements (eg. mobile friendly content dashboard)
  • Spam prevention improvements (eg. IP blocking)
  • Creating a knowledge base

And then below are the new functionality we are planning to add next:

  • Community post editing
  • Inline images for posts
  • Outseta integration

To get check out these new features, be sure to check out the new & improved Supersparks below:

Get started with Supersparks­

Thanks for reading. Do not hesitate to get in touch with me at ian@supersparks.io if you have any questions, feedback, or requests!

Supersparks Q2 Product Updates (2024)

Our first forum template, loading animations, reply notifications, upvoting, & much much more 👀

Supersparks Q2 Product Updates (2024)

Much has changed since our last update. So let’s not waste any time. Here are our latest features & updates to our commenting, reviews, and community apps.

Webflow Forum Template

Since launching our community tool, the number 1 request has been to use a template to speed up the development process. So we are super excited to share with you our first forum template.  

Like templates from Circle, Mighty Networks, or Buddyboss, ours offers a vibrant & modern looking online space for hosting your community. But the big difference is that ours leverages Webflow’s best-in-class design flexibility and CMS, so you can customize every aspect of the UI & UX in the Webflow Designer!

To see it in action, check out our demo project. To get started clone our template from the Webflow showcase and watch our tutorial below in case you get stuck:


For this template, we released a long list of new features, which are now available to add to existing reviews & comments sections, and communities. Including:

Commenting & Reviews

  • Reply notifications - Guests & members (who consent) will be notified via email whenever another user replies to their comment.
  • Upvoting - Webflow Memberships or Memberstack users can now upvote individual comments
  • Loading animation - Show an element with a lottie while comments are loading to indicate to users that comments are loading
  • No repeat reviews - Setting to block members or guests (by IP address) from posting multiple reviews on a CMS item

Community

  • Post categories - Allow users to select a category (or any other reference field value) for a community post. Use the reference field to display all posts for a certain category on a dedicated page.
  • Author tag - When a user comments their own community post, an author tag can appear with their comments
  • Collection list member author data - Show profile image and name in the collection list item for each community post
  • Finsweet Attributes - Member author data will still show in the collection list when using Finsweet Attributes for filtering, sorting, and pagination­

Other new features

  • CMS Item Upvoting - Enable a Product Hunt upvoting system, where registered members can upvote specific CMS items. Import the total upvotes data into your CMS collection.
  • Public profile pages - Public page showing the content history (reviews, comments, & community posts) of other members­
Public profile for member UGC on Webflow

What's next?

Over the past few months, we have been laser focused on adding new features for this template. It's safe to say we've made some trade-offs with the usability of our tool in order to ship this template in only a month! That is why our focus over the next few months are improving our editor's UX & performance:

  • Small community improvements - faster post speed, error handling, more moderation options )
  • Small usability improvements (eg. mobile friendly content dashboard)
  • Spam prevention improvements (eg. IP blocking)
  • Creating a knowledge base

And then below are the new functionality we are planning to add next:

  • Community post editing
  • Inline images for posts
  • Outseta integration

To get check out these new features, be sure to check out the new & improved Supersparks below:

Get started with Supersparks­

Thanks for reading. Do not hesitate to get in touch with me at ian@supersparks.io if you have any questions, feedback, or requests!

About the author
Ian Ruta

Ian is the founder of Supersparks. He has used no-code to build his own side projects, MVPs for startups, and internal tools for SMEs. He is passionate about inspiring no-coders to do the unthinkable and start their own tech ventures.