Blog

  • New Apps and Themes in July 2018

    New Apps and Themes in July 2018

    Summer is almost over, and August welcomes us as the month to round up our summer and go back to work after a long holiday. Last month, you might be busy with outdoor activities, but our developers were still working diligently to deliver new and incredible products to you. Let's find out and enjoy these new apps and Themes in July 2018! 1. Original Photo Link by Scheinwelt-Media This simple app will add a link to the original uploaded photo to the photos action menu. Learn More → 2. Video Thumbnail by Scheinwelt-Media Video Thumbnail app changes the video player in the feed to a thumbnail with a link to the videos page. You can use this app to show ads on the individual video pages. Learn More → 3. Video Viewer Popup by YounetCo Video Viewer Popup brings your phpFox site great experience on watching videos with a unique popup of the video upon clicking on it. This app is extremely useful when a user wants to do multitasking on site, or just want to see multiple videos at a time without the need of reloading the video detail pages all over again. Learn More → 4. Home Blocks by FoxExpert Home Blocks app provides 8 new blocks for members home page or for any other page. It's very useful when sorting filters for different blocks. Users can set up numbers of entries for each block and default sorting tab. Also, the app offers several interesting features included geo searching for the contents near you. Learn More → 5. Guest's Feed by Foxer Guest's Login app is a great way to replace your default landing page with activity feed. The app creates a page that looks the same as home page with posting limitation for your existing users and shows it for guests. In this way, guests will be able to preview the latest activity of your network. Learn More → 6. JMJTime Coming Soon Template by suresh choudhary JMJTime Coming Soon is a responsive, modern and clean template which indicates your phpFox site status as Under construction/Coming soon. This minimal template is being packed with a countdown timer, contact form, social icons, services and About page where you can write about yourself and your services. Learn More → 7. PhotoWorld Template by YounetCo Photo World template lets users showcase their talents and creativities to the world through a beautiful photo gallery. Built with photographs and designers in mind, the template opts to simple, yet completed and sophisticated design with elegant and eye-catching effects, colors & layout. It's just simply what you need to keep your visitors engaged and eager for more when it comes to photos. Learn More →  That's it for July! If you want to learn more about functions and features of these new products, you can contact directly to our third-party vendors for inquiries. Also, in case you want to customize these apps to your own needs, you can ask our Experts to assist you on your tasks.   Have fun getting back to work and let's rock your social network with these new and astounding products!    
  • phpFox 4.6.1 Build 5 Release

    phpFox 4.6.1 Build 5 Release

    phpFox 4.6.1 build 5 We are pleased to announce the phpFox 4.6.1 build 5 is released now. In this maintenance version, we continuously fixed many issues as well as added some minor improvements to make your phpFox site more stable. Let's take a quick look on some highlighted info of this version now: Issues Fixed Video - Technical issue when adding wrong video link Global Search - Keywords are removed when clicking on the Search icon Login As Page - Unable to delete feed item right after shared Feed items of relationship show duplicated username Blogs - Search - RTL layout isn't applied when switching to RTL language Improvements Separate Subscription as a standalone app. Sign up - Enable "Username" field by default Remove old Ads module   You can find more details about improvements and issues fixed in this article. As we removed Ads module since version 4.6.1 build 5, you can install/upgrade the Better Ads app on phpFox Store. Moreover, come along with phpFox 4.6.1 build 5, the Subscription app is now available as the stand-alone app on phpFox Store. Therefore, after upgrading to phpFox 4.6.1 build 5, please don't forget to install the new Subscription app right then. With fresh phpFox installation, Subscription app can be installed normally. Installation Info Download Upgrade Instructions Installation Instructions Change Log See the complete changed file list here. Wanna purchase phpFox licenses? You are really lucky that we are having Hot Summer Sale promotion until July 31st, 2018. Please check this blog for more info. And, hurry up! The promotion will end very soon. If you found any bugs with this release, please report in our GitHub tracker. You can also submit a ticket in your client area to receive support from our team.
  • Hot Summer – Hot Sales 2018

    Hot Summer – Hot Sales 2018

    The heatwave struck us pretty hard along with the bright hot sun to signal another summer season has come upon us. Be sure not to fizzle when the summer starts to sizzle as every summer has its own stories. And just like us, we also has our own stories when talking about summer must-haves with phpFox. Let's splashing fun in the sun and celebrate the season of love with our HOT SUMMER SALE promotion which takes place from 23rd to 31st July 2018. Is it cool? What are you still waiting for? Get 15% Off now with promo code: SUMMER2018  The tans will fade but the memories will last forever. So hurry up and beat the heat to grab this sweaty deal until it lasts. We hope you have an awesome summertime. For any inquiry, feel free to let us know by writing to hello@phpfox.com
  • New phpFox Store is here!

    New phpFox Store is here!

    As we announced early this year, phpFox Store is one of our major updates in 2018. And now the wait is over. We are delighted to inform that the new phpFox Store is already available for you to experience. phpFox Store is the official phpFox marketplace developed by the phpFox team for third-party experts and our valued clients. In this new release, we bring a brand new look on the Store includes new layouts, designs, features... These changes primarily aim to improve user experiences upon finding apps, purchasing apps, installing apps and managing purchases.   Aside from the significant improvements in user interfaces, the new Store also is a big leap in term of functionalities as several upgrades and extensions on features have been implemented or re-designed workflows. Surely, the new Store is capable of fulfilling any user's needs and demands. One epoch-making improvement for privacy and management is that accounts on the new Store (including Experts) are now synced with accounts in Client Area. This transition ensures that you can manage your account and your purchases more securely and conveniently. Since new phpFox Store has many new features and new layouts, it will take time for experts to update their products and profiles. So please try and enjoy this new release of phpFox Store. Also, let us know your opinions on this new release of the Store. In case you need any extra help from the team on Store inquiries, you can always reach us.  
  • New Apps and Themes in Jun 2018

    New Apps and Themes in Jun 2018

    June puts a significant remark to remind us that we are already half-way through 2018. Now that the summer is here upon us, let's go out, enjoy the sunshine and feel the heat. And in the month of June, our third-party developers were also busy with their works which are reflecting by several new apps and templates released in phpFox Store. Let's discover them now. 1.Protected Photos by Scheinwelt-Media With Protected Photos app, users can set protection to their uploaded photos. Users can add a lock on these photos and only allowed users can view these protected photos. There is also a link in user menu for managing and deleting users access. Learn More → 2. GDPR Compliant Banner by Foxer As we all know that European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25, 2018. And as a great tool to help your site to be more reliable upon the new rule, this app adds a banner to the footer of your website to indicate that your website is GDPR compliant. Learn More → 3. Meetings by Scheinwelt-Media This powerful app is a generic listing system for meetings and meet-ups. Users can add meetings with several different options. Viewers can also contact organizers easily by using the Contact button on each listing item. Admin is able to enable members and gender options for users to use the app. Learn More → 4. Photo Viewer Popup by YounetCo Photo Viewer Popup app offers you a much more pleasant way to view and manage photos. By just clicking on a photo, a popup will show up with all the essential tools which go along with the photo. You can view the photo and have all the actions on the photo in one place, yet you don't need to load the whole page just for that. Quick and easy. Learn More → 5. Advanced Admin by FoxExpert This app enhances and expands several admin functions and features to the core Admin section such as Login with any user, Mass message, Mass grand point, Manage statuses and also a new Stats widget with statistical info which you can easily manage. It surely gives admins more control to your site settings with extremely useful additional tools. Learn More → 6. Stories by Foxer Story is a feature which many phpFox network owners requested, and this app finally fulfills this long-awaited appeals. Now users on your site can set a photo or a video right from his computer or mobile device to be their story. These stories will be available for all your friends so they can have an update on your status, but it doesn't clog their news feed as these stories will disappear after a while. The app truly levels up user experience with a status update. Learn More → 7. Dating Template by YouNetCo Dating template serves the purpose of connecting users on your site to assist them to make new friends and start relationships. Using modern designs and subtle animation effects, the primary section of the template is a filter which filters and matches users' preferences to their best match. Other than that, the template has all the features and the options you might expect in a dating template. Learn More → 8. SociFoxer Template by suresh choudhary SociFoxer is a high-quality social networking theme with unique style and clean code. This template is the best suited for any social website with an impressive main menu, unique home page, and landing page. Learn More → 9. LinkedIn Clone Template by Codemake Software LinkedIn Clone Template is a clean, responsive theme that’s versatile and easy to use. Suitable for both corporate and creative businesses, this clone of LinkedIn design gives you maximum flexibility, smooth, simple transitions give the theme finesse while maintaining a professional look. Learn More →   In case you want to know more about these new products, you can contact directly to our third-party vendors for inquiries. Or you can let us know your thoughts on these products by writing to hello@phpfox.com   Seems like you need something else? You can ask our Experts to customize one for you. Or you can join our Developer Program to publish your app.   We believe that these new apps and themes already filled your thirst on the summer days. Have a good July with fun and happiness!    
  • New Apps and Themes in May 2018

    New Apps and Themes in May 2018

    Time is running so fast, isn't it? We have done many improvements and updates recently to consistently provide you the best social script. A GDPR compliant version of phpFox 4.6.1 build 4 has been released. We also updated our Privacy Policy. The question is, aside from these amazing news, what are the newly added apps and themes in the phpFox Store? Let's all discover the new 3rd party add-ons for the month of May 2018. 1.Advanced Feed (Wall) by FoxExpert DESCRIPTION It is difficult to overestimate the importance of Feed in a social network, we can say that the Feed is a social network. And very important that you feed has enough options like tag, check-in, smiles, stickers, custom backgrounds. Our solution is our Wall app, which improved core feed with many new functions and design features. Great privacy options with hiding users or exact feeds, pin, save, follow options. Works great in events, groups, profiles, and pages. Learn More → 2. Video Status by Foxer DESCRIPTION Video Status app will allow users of your network to post short videos by recording them using web camera of their device. Learn More → 3. Photo Password by Scheinwelt-Media DESCRIPTION With this app users can set passwords for their photos. Other users can see the photos if they know the password. Learn More → 4. Featured Members by cespiritual DESCRIPTION This app will add to your network a block to show all your featured members. It filters members by gender, and you can enable a setting to show only members with the avatar. It also shows a tag with the last activity date. Learn More → 5. Comments Block by cespiritual DESCRIPTION This app will add to your network a block to show all the comments posted. It filters comments by All, Most Liked, Random, Friends and My Comments, allowing you to customize it to different colors. Learn More → 6. Reaction [V4] by YouNetCo DESCRIPTION Reaction app provides the ability to react to posts with special and attractive emotions. The app quickly and accurately helps you to show acknowledgment or express how you feel about posts.  In other words, Reaction app provides a more nuanced way for users to interact with posts than just a Like. Learn More → 7. Status with Background [V4] by YouNetCo DESCRIPTION The Status with Background app lets users select a background image that appears behind their text status in place of the normally-white background. All actions on feed will also support for status background: Users may tag their friends, check-in, add hashtags, etc. Learn More → 8. Advanced Notification by FoxExpert DESCRIPTION Now you will be aware of all the events, which take place on your site using the New Advanced Notifications Plugin. The plugin displays a pop-up prompt of the actions which refers to you and you just need to click and consider them. Also, your members may always enable/disable in Profile Privacy what kind of notifications will be available for them. And finally, the installation process of this app is very easy and it doesn't require any additional configurations. Learn More → 9. FB Clone Template [V4] by YouNetCo DESCRIPTION With Facebook Clone template, we offer a completed Facebook look-alike appearance to your site, so users can feel like it's home when they can access to any features and contents on your site just like they always do it on Facebook. Learn More → As you can see, many add-ons have been added to the store last May 2018. We are proud to say that our 3rd party experts are doing a great job by continuously developing new apps and discovering new features for your phpFox sites. Give these apps a try by contacting the 3rd party vendors directly. Feel free to ask them if you have any questions about the features. And if you happen to purchase any of these products, feel free to contact them for support. If you have questions with core features, drop us a support ticket anytime in your client area.
  • GDPR compliance with phpFox 4.6.1 build 4 Release

    GDPR compliance with phpFox 4.6.1 build 4 Release

    phpFox Is Ready For GDPR Compliance What is GDPR? GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation is EU’s new privacy law which came to effect recently on 25th May 2018 to replace 1995 Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC). It aims to give control back to any individual in EU over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international businesses. Even if you are not in EU, but you have any business activity with clients located in Europe, then GDPR is also applicable for you. We introduced several features and functionalities in phpFox 4.6.0 build 3 to ensure GDPR is properly applied to our platform. The main focus is to give users control over their data. Individual Rights of GDPR Applies on phpFox The Right to be Informed phpFox allows you to setup and define the content as well as the URL for Terms of Service & Privacy Policy of your site. This is to inform your users about user data stored on phpFox site. In addition, phpFox Script also stores info of the session. It includes the login history with info on the browser, device, IP address, action, and timestamp. This applies on top of all data that a user entered manually to the phpFox site. Please check the following screenshots for your guidance. Select Edit on a certain page to start working on the content of these pages.   You can also choose to enable the option for a user to agree to the 'Terms & Privacy Confirmation'. in the registration process. From Admin CP > Settings > Registration Settings, enable Term & Privacy Confirmation setting. A user will need to check the box to confirm that they agree to your Terms of Service & Privacy Policy when creating an account. Furthermore, the user can also refer to the Term of Service & Privacy Policy at any time by clicking the link in the footer section on your site. The right of access/right to rectification phpFox allows users to access, view, and edit their personal information upon login. You can access this section for viewing and updating by selecting on profile > Account Settings. This personal information which a site collects varies from site to site. They can define custom fields to collect additional data. However, as a default requirement, phpFox saves user information such as the Full name, Email, Password, Language, Timezone, and Currency. The right to erasure/right to be forgotten In phpFox 4.6.1 build 3, any user can choose to cancel their account. It can be easily accessed by selecting Cancel Account in Account Settings section. A user can use the option to delete all their data by canceling an account. It includes a personal information in the user's profile, posts, comments, photos, music, video, tags… The user might need to fill out the form to provide some information before processing on to account deletion. The right to data portability The meaning of Right to data portability is that users are able to export and receive all of their personal data in a machine-readable format. Therefore, a user can now generate a customizable export of data with this new build 3 functionality. You can access this feature by selecting Download a Copy of your Data in Account Settings section. Users can choose which data they wish to export from the next page A zip file will be downloaded which include all data entities you select to export before in JSON format. And, phpFox 4.6.1 Build 4 is available now! We are pleased to inform you about the very quick release 4.6.1 build 4 for maintenance. Some important security improvements and bug fixes are included in this version. Please refer to this article for more details. You can report in our GitHub tracker if you found any bugs with this release. Moreover, you can submit a ticket in your client area to receive support from our team.   Summary We hope that with these releases, it will be easier for you to meet your compliance needs and obligations. Please feel free to contact us either from your Client Area or email at hello@phpfox.com if you have any questions.
  • phpFox has updated Privacy Policy

    phpFox has updated Privacy Policy

    We have updated Privacy Policy for better explanation about our privacy practices and reflecting changes required by the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This clarifies more information about how we collect, use, and share personal information you may provide to us. Important updates are as follows: Better Transparency: The new policy will provide more detailed information about what information we collect and how we use them. We also provide a way for you to get a full access to your personal information that we save. More Control: We also clarify how you can control or delete your information. In short, just simply contact our support to ask for updating or removing.   We encourage you to review the updated policy here. The change will be affected immediately after it is published. Please be noted that by using our services, you will be accepting this updated privacy policy.   In the coming week, we will also publish an article about how phpFox platform can help with GDPR compliance. A minor phpFox version has released with some tools to help your users better control their personal data.   At phpFox we are doing our best in supporting the sustainable growth of Social Networking worldwide, thus, besides everyday platform enhancement, we also seriously taking any social concern into actions. For further information, please contact us from your client area or hello@phpfox.com  
  • phpFox 4.6.1 Build 3 Release

    phpFox 4.6.1 Build 3 Release

    We are pleased to announce the version 4.6.1 Build 3 is here now. In this minor release, on top of some bug fixes, we also focused on adding essential features to help phpFox site with GDPR Compliance which will be officially applied from May 25th, 2018. What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU. Now, here are some highlighted items in this release: [Improvement] Able to export user data [Bug Fix]  Relationship Status does not show on the User profile. [Bug Fix] Relationship Statuses do not update unless clearing cache in AdminCP [Bug Fix] When going to AdminCP, blank page sometimes displays with Error "Could not resolve host: store.phpfox.com" [Bug Fix] Show unfriendly error about mail function on Front-end when SMTP is configured wrong [Bug Fix] AdminCP - Mail Settings - Show "Array" phrase [Bug Fix] When a guest browses another user profile, an unnecessary option to delete the event is enabled And some other minor issues are also fixed in this release. Please refer to this article for details.   Notice To support the ability to export user data, the Material template and Single Device Login app also require being updated along with Core version 4.6.1b3. The new versions of these products are now available on phpFox Store. If you are using the Material template and Single Device Login app, please don't forget to upgrade them to their latest version as well right after upgrading the phpFox Core. Installation Info Download Upgrade Instructions Installation Instructions Change Log See the complete changed file list here.   If you found any bugs with this release, please report in our GitHub tracker. You can also submit a ticket in your client area to receive support from our team.
  • Magnificent May – Magnificent Deal

    Magnificent May – Magnificent Deal

    Month of May, and we want to make it a Magnificent Month for you with this magnificent deal May was named for Maia, the Greek goddess of fertility. May is also the birth month of hawthorn flower, and color of the month is emerald. At phpFox, we work our best to support the sustainable growth of Social Networking. Thus, let's make this month blossom and expansive. You now can get the Magnificent Deal as 15% off storewide offer from May 14-31, 2018. You can enjoy this discount by purchasing any of the phpFox Licenses or phpFox Quick-Start and Launch Service and is not applicable when purchasing any 3rd party products from the phpFox store. Get this Magnificent deal with promo code: MAGMAY2018  phpFox has become the popular and powerful platform that helps thousands of Social Networks growth around the world. We are enhancing our platform base on insights understanding of each and every network, members. We then maintain the growth with our "best support" manner operation with you. Get your Social Network built now with us  You can check out our blog for tips, guides,  View other offers  Earn money as our Affiliate partner  Subscribe to our newsletter or contact: hello@phpfox.com  
Fox