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  • New Saved Items app is here and more

    New Saved Items app is here and more

    Howdy everyone, how is your day going? Today, we are excited to announce the new phpFox app to you: Saved Items. Some of you may be very familiar with this new app since its main feature has been available on many popular online communities such as Facebook, Youtube, etc. It is obviously a Must-Have feature for successful online communities nowadays. That's why our team has decided to implement this feature on phpFox as soon as possible. The Saved Items app is available for all Pro, Pro+ and Ultimate licenses on phpFox Store. Let's install the Saved Items app on your phpFox sites today to bring this useful feature to your users.Saved Items app In case you aren't familiar with this feature, please don't worry. We are going to have a quick introduction to this app now. Let's imagine that you have read a fantastic blog or seen a very interesting video/photo on the online community site. Then you may like to visit those items again or share them with your friends now. You may have many difficulties or uncomfortable feeling when looking for them due to many similar items on your social network. And, everything becomes much more convenient to users with Saved Items app. People can save and organize what they love on phpFox site from now. While surfing feed items on the community, your users will have Saved option right there to save the item they love. Then, all saved items can be managed and organized easily. One more thing Also, we have another interesting update about the Reactions and Feed Status Background apps today. Since the official release for these apps, we have been received many upgrade requests for mobile apps as our clients all want to have these important features on both web version and mobile apps. We are so happy that these features have brought a great experience to your users on mobile apps and phpFox sites.As their significant role to get more user engagement, we decided to bring both Reactions and Feed Status Background apps to phpFox Pro license. Thus, if you are holding Pro licenses, you will be able to install these apps from now. That's all for now. I hope that you will like our new updates today. If you have any questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to submit tickets in Client Area. Any feedback to make phpFox better is always welcome. We believe that with your invaluable contribution, phpFox is getting better day by day!
  • phpFox 4.7.6 Official Release

    phpFox 4.7.6 Official Release

    We truly appreciate your invaluable contributions by continuously providing us your feedback through our ecosystem. Surely, all issue reports and suggestions have been taken seriously into consideration for every new release. As our commitment to update phpFox regularly for more Core features, performance enhancements, and bug fixes, we delightedly announce the official release of phpFox 4.7.6 today. You can review the full list of improvements and bug fixes of this new version in the Release Notes and Changelog.Upgrade to phpFox 4.7.6 The phpFox 4.7.6 is released along with new versions of the Material template, Pages and Groups apps. To upgrade your phpFox site to 4.7.6, you will need to run the full upgrade routine as our Upgrade Instructions.We encourage you to back up your site and database before proceeding the upgrade. Temporarily disabling all 3rd-party apps during the phpFox upgrade is highly recommended to avoid unexpected issues. And, please don't forget to check with 3rd-party experts about the compatibility of all the apps/templates you are using before enabling them then.In case your phpFox site has customizations, you can refer to our recommendations.For new installation, the following articles are helpful to you:– Download – Installation GuideHaving any issues with the upgrade or installation? Please feel free to submit tickets or report immediately to our GitHub Tracker or Client Area.Again, we always appreciate any feedback to make phpFox better, so please don't hesitate to share your thoughts. New to phpFox If you are looking for a completed solution to build up your own Social Network, phpFox is the right platform for you. Thriving to be the best platform for Social Network, phpFox can definitely help you build your online community: Full-featured, Fast, Responsive, Stable, Easy to customize, Scalable, Mobile-ready with iOS and Android apps, and several extensions from 3rd-party developers.You can build up your own Social Network within minutes with our best Support service. 
  • Memorial Day Sale 2019: Save up to 13%!

    Memorial Day Sale 2019: Save up to 13%!

    Greeting everyone. I hope that you are satisfied with the new mobile app version 1.4 just released yesterday. Today, we would like to bring you one more interesting news: the phpFox Memorial Day Sale 2019 is running now. Please take this good opportunity to get our Script and start building your online community from today.Save up to 13% on Memorial Day Sale 2019 With coupon code: MEMORIAL2019 For ALL new phpFox license purchases or license upgrades From May 22nd, 2019 to May 28th, 2019 (PST)Have any questions? Please don't hesitate to drop us a message to hello@phpfox.com or submit tickets in Client Area. Have a good holiday and don't forget to join our promotion.  
  • phpFox Mobile App version 1.4 Official Release

    phpFox Mobile App version 1.4 Official Release

    How is your day going? As our promise, next to the release of Reactions, Status Background apps as well as Mobile API 4.3.0, today we are proud to announce that the phpFox Mobile App version 1.4 Official Release is here. You can submit tickets in Client Area from now to upgrade your mobile apps. And certainly, before upgrading your mobile apps, let’s see which features this new mobile app version brings to your users.phpFox Mobile App version 1.4 Here are the highlighted features in the phpFox Mobile App version 1.4 - User subscription - Reactions and Status Background - Have push notification for new messages. - Support more components for 3rd-party app integration.User subscription Subscription is always one of the main phpFox Monetization features that bring site owner money. This is why we decided to prioritize this feature in mobile apps in this version. In particular, on mobile apps, users will be able to choose subscription plans when signing up, upgrade subscription in the Account Settings area, and then proceed purchase with Paypal or activity points as the web version. This feature will make your users feel more comfortable because they can subscribe to a package on either web or mobile apps.Reactions and Status Background As you may know, these features were first introduced on Facebook a few years ago and quickly become Must-Have key features for any social network site to increase user engagement. Thus, we decided to support them on our mobile apps by default. By upgrading your mobile apps to version 1.4, your users will have the ability to react to a post or comment with their true mood like Haha, Wow, Like, Sad, etc and decorate their statuses with attractive backgrounds. It is necessary to note that you will need to install the Reactions app and Feed Status Background app on the phpFox site.Push Notification for new messages Similar to other popular Messenger apps, your users can receive a push notification when their friends send them new messages from now. It helps your users still get updates of new messages even though they are not open the app. This feature was proposed by valued feedback from our loyal clients. Thank you for always standing by us. For sure that phpFox always keeps listening to our client feedback in order to make phpFox better day by day. Support more components for 3rd-party app integration. 3rd-party apps on phpFox Store are always important parts of phpFox. Our team continues supporting more API and layout components to help 3rd-party experts integrate their products to our mobile apps easier and quicker. Our documentation for apps integration solution is going to update frequently. Therefore, please keep watching our Developer documentation in order to receive our latest updates.  How to upgrade phpFox Mobile apps It is necessary to note that the new features in phpFox Mobile app version 1.4 are only available when using with Mobile API 4.3.0. If you intend to build your mobile apps by yourself, please don't forget to upgrade the Mobile API on your phpFox site. If you use our Mobile Build Service, we will help upgrade the Mobile API app while building your mobile apps. You can open a Mobile Build ticket in Client Area to request for Mobile upgrade from now. Moreover, I can inform that the Mobile API 4.3.0 already supports multiple API versions. It means that your users using the published apps (with older mobile version) could access the site normally after the Mobile API app is upgraded to version 4.3.0.  What's new on version 1.5? You may be surprised if knowing that our team has started on mobile app version 1.5. I cannot wait to reveal some info on this new version now. According to our plan, in version 1.5, we are going to have the following significant updates:- Able to purchase listing items on apps- Support Mention (Friend Tagging) feature on feed status and comment.- Improve the stability and performance of IM chat with new technology- More components for the 3rd-party Integration solution.- Able to hide feeds of abusive users directly on Home Feed.- And many other improvements and bug fixes.Is that cool? However, we still love to have your thoughts. If you are having more suggestions, please don't hesitate to share with us. Wanna get Premium mobile apps today! You can merely purchase new or upgrade your phpFox license to ULTIMATE license to get Premium mobile apps. With Premium mobile apps, you can build your mobile apps under your branding. In particular, you can have:– Change App Launch Screen, App Icon, Logo, etc.– Change Color Scheme of your mobile app to comply with the web version– Distribute mobile apps to Apple Store and Google Play under your Developer account.And, please stay tuned with us. We are going to get back with interesting news very soon.
  • New phpFox Apps: Feed Status Background and Reactions

    New phpFox Apps: Feed Status Background and Reactions

    How's it going? Today, we are proud to announce the official release of new phpFox apps: Feed Status Background and Reactions.  Two these apps are only available for phpFox V4 ULTIMATE license and can be installed from the phpFox Store from now. We believe that 2 these apps will help you increase more user engagement on your social communities.Reactions and Feed Status Background Why phpFox implement these apps? Nowadays people love having the ability to express with reactions and post statuses with attractive backgrounds on the social site. As you may know, these features were first introduced on Facebook, one of the most popular social network sites a few years ago. They quickly become familiar with social users and encourage them to have more interactions on Facebook. Obviously, they are Must-Have key features for any social network site to increase user engagement.Although there are similar phpFox apps on phpFox Store provided by 3rd-party experts for the phpFox web version, it is rather difficult for 3rd-party experts to integrate these features into our Native mobile apps at this time. Thus, as our announcement in the Release blog of Mobile app version 1.3, our team has decided to support these features on our Premium mobile apps by default. The release of these phpFox apps today is our preparation step for the next mobile app version 1.4Can we upgrade to phpFox V4 Ultimate? The answer is Yes. You can upgrade your phpFox licenses easily by paying the difference between license prices. For example, if you are holding V4 Pro license, you can upgrade from Pro license to Ultimate license by paying just $1,060 instead of purchasing new V4 Ultimate license.For those who holding Legacy products, we are still offering an exchange from Legacy license to phpFox V4 Lite for FREE. Then you can upgrade the phpFox V4 Lite to V4 Ultimate license.For any inquiries, please feel free to submit us a ticket or drop us a message to hello@phpfox.com Wanna purchase new phpFox licenses? You can purchase phpFox right now to enjoy these above perks just by clicking on the button below. We also have an exclusive 14-day Free Trial for you to try the platform before making any decision, and you can visit our Demo site at any time.Let’s build and enjoy your social network today!  
  • Happy shopping with phpFox Easter Sales 2019

    Happy shopping with phpFox Easter Sales 2019

    Greeting for Easter! We wish all colorful love, happiness and full of joy will come to you in this season. As usual, we are happy to announce that there are many special Easter eggs in phpFox. Happy festival and let's join phpFox Easter Sales 2019 from today!phpFox Easter Sales 2019 Get 10% OFF for new license purchase or license upgrade From April 19, 2019 to April 25, 2019 (PST) "Egg" code: EASTER2019More special Eggs available on phpFox Store phpFox is not alone. We are so proud to be supported by many 3rd-party experts from over the world. Many amazing apps and attractive themes have been created on phpFox Store to help build your own social communities quickly. Same as other significant events, they join us as an important part of our Easter celebration.YouNetCo We delightedly inform that we are having Easter promotion until April 25th, 2010. Please use coupon code YNCEASTER2019 to avail 20% Off when checking out. Let's take this opportunity to purchase our products and packages with discounted price. Happy Easter everyone!Foxer We'd like to participate in the promotion by giving 30% off on all our bulk packages and products. Coupon Code: EASTER19FOXERSimplify Social NetworkWe are glad to offer a special discount 15% Off to phpFox community to purchase any of our products. The coupon code is *SSNE15*FoxExpert Get 20% discount for any App/Theme or Package for best Phpfox apps from Foxexpert. 19-25 April - Coupon code - FOXEXPERTEASTER2019  Happy Easter everyone!   Sending you warm joyful hugs. And wish you a very happy Easter!
  • phpFox 4.7.5 Official Release

    phpFox 4.7.5 Official Release

    As our continuous endeavor to provide the best platform for social network sites, we delightedly announce the official release of phpFox 4.7.5. This minor release is mainly to fix issues reported from Client Area and our Official Github Tracker. You can review the full list of improvements and bug fixes in the Release Notes and Changelog.Let's upgrade to phpFox 4.7.5 The phpFox 4.7.5 is released along with new versions of Material template and Photos app. To upgrade your phpFox site to 4.7.5, you will need to run the full upgrade routine as our Upgrade Instructions. We encourage you to back up your site and database before proceeding the upgrade. And, don't forget to check with 3rd-party experts about the compatibility of all the apps/templates you are using.If your phpFox site is using 3rd-party apps or has customizations, our recommendations can help you.In case of new installation, you can refer to the following articles to download and install new phpFox site:– Download – Installation GuideGot any issues with this version? Please let us know by submitting tickets or reporting immediately to our GitHub Tracker or Client Area. Also, we encourage you to join and stay connected with the Community Forum.We always appreciate any feedback to make phpFox better, so please don't hesitate to share your thoughts. New to phpFox If you are new to phpFox and looking for a solution to build up your own Social Network, then phpFox is the right platform for you. phpFox is the ultimate solution for any social network sites. Thriving to be the best platform for Social Network, phpFox has everything you can expect from a social network: Full-featured, Fast, Responsive, Stable, Easy to customize, Scalable, Mobile-ready with iOS and Android apps, and several extensions from 3rd-party developers.You can build up your own Social Network within minutes with our best Support service. 
  • phpFox Mobile App version 1.3 Official Release

    phpFox Mobile App version 1.3 Official Release

    How's it going? We are happy to get back to you today and glad to announce that the phpFox Mobile App version 1.3 has been officially released. Before talking more the mobile version 1.3, we would like to share with you some compelling updates about our mobile apps.Since the first release of iOS and Android apps, we are super excited that many clients are interested in using our Premium mobile apps. We have been receiving many requests to start Mobile Build service. Most of them were completed and their mobile apps are now available on Apple Store and Google Play. It's fantastic, isn't it? While working on Mobile Build projects, we are so thankful for many valuable suggestions, positive feedback as well as issue reports. They are a big motivation for us to continuously improve our mobile apps with more features as well as make them more stable. Now, let's take a look at what's new in the mobile version 1.3phpFox Mobile App version 1.3  In this new mobile app version, on top of many bug fixes to make mobile apps more stable, we supported 3 main improvements / new features below:- Monetization with Google Admob- Performance and UI/UX Improvements- Integration solution for 3rd-party apps  Monetization with Google Admob Integration The mobile app version 1.3 support displaying ads by Google Admob. Mobile Ads can be configured easily in AdminCP. You can have either banner ads displaying on top or bottom or full-page ads (Interstitial, Rewarded type) of specific pages on mobile apps. You will see that many ads settings are supported, such as which location and how often ads display, ads priority, etc.Performance and UI/UX Improvements We always do care about the Performance, design, and user experience on phpFox mobile apps. In the aspect of performance, we improved the loading speed of both app and user content. We also use Lazy loading that the images are only loaded whenever they need to be displayed. These improvements and other native animations added make the phpFox mobile apps work obviously smoother and faster.Integration solution for 3rd-party apps We totally understand that 3rd-party phpFox apps are a very important part of every phpFox site as they help fulfill more functionalities. We have received many questions about how 3rd-party apps could work on phpFox Mobile Apps. In mobile version 1.3, our team has been working really hard to design and implement a mechanism for integration solution. Any 3rd-party experts can merely add necessary APIs to their phpFox apps to make their features work on the phpFox Mobile app. It is amazing, isn't it? The detailed Development Guide has been prepared and will be published on phpFox Developer Documents very soon. How to upgrade phpFox Mobile apps It is necessary to note that the phpFox Mobile app version 1.3 is released along with Mobile API 4.2.0 and RESTful API 4.2.2. Please do not upgrade Mobile API if you are using Premium Mobile apps version older than mobile version 1.3. You can open a Mobile Build ticket in Client Area to request for Mobile upgrade from now. What's next? In the next version of mobile apps, we are going to have the following features:- Push notifications when having new messages- Subscription- Reactions and status with backgroundHave other suggestions? Please don't hesitate to share with us. Wanna get Premium mobile apps You can merely purchase new or upgrade your phpFox license to ULTIMATE license to get Premium mobile apps. With Premium mobile apps, you can build your mobile apps under your branding. In particular, you can have:– Change App Launch Screen, App Icon, Logo, etc.– Change Color Scheme of your mobile app to comply with the web version– Distribute mobile apps to Apple Store and Google Play under your Developer account. 
  • New phpFox Apps and Themes in Quarter I 2019

    New phpFox Apps and Themes in Quarter I 2019

    Hello April. The beauty of Spring season and all around happiness made us so energized to start our exciting plan 2019. Time is flying too fast here since we are having the last moments of Spring season. Today, we would like to have updates but not about what we have been doing. We are going to discover new phpFox apps and themes in the first quarter of 2019. Let's sit down, enjoy a cup of coffee and start our journey now! New phpFox Apps and Themes Upgrade Member Level [V4] by YouNetCoImagine that when your community has several user groups such as experts, staffs, service providers, etc. or just normal users. Newly registered users (or current users) may expect to become members of these user groups. You surely don’t want them to go over complicated steps to get their upgrade level requests to be noticed and approved. Upgrade Member Level app will be the best solution to solve this problem. Read more  Social Connect by FoxExpertSocial Connect allows users to make a connection between your website account and user existing Social IDs. This will increase user traffic and will benefit your website in terms of popularity. Read more  Gamification [V4] by YouNetCoGamification, or community rewards, is the program to reward prizes to most loyal and contributive users on your community based on their activities in the form of a game-like element. The app encourages users to join your community and engage in pre-defined actions to earn points. Read more   Shopee template by suresh choudharyShopee template is a high-quality E-commerce social networking theme with unique style and clean code. Shopee is the best suited for social websites, design with the sliding main menu and unique home page. Shopee template has a creative, impressive, totally different design with many specific sections in one page. And basically used for online store displaying on the Home page. Read more  Social Login by FoxExpertSocial Login app increases user registrations on your website by allowing users to log on your website using their existing social media credentials and pre-verified accounts. This phpFox app provides single sign-on from existing social networking services and simplifies registrations and logins for your users. Read more   Voice Messages by FoxerGiven that voice messaging is a thing on nearly every other apps / social networks, this has been a long time coming for phpFox! With Voice Messages app users can send and receive voice messages from their friends directly on your phpFox website. Read more  Flying Hearts by FoxerWhen the app is installed, the front end of your phpFox social network will have floating hearts to help spread the love! Read more  Ask Me Anything [V4] by YouNetCoEveryone is familiar with Ask Me Anything feature of Reddit, one of the most popular online communities over the world. We see that this feature is very essential for any social network site. Learning from others' experience is always a great way to obtain useful and interesting information and lessons. So we bring this feature to phpFox sites with AMA (Ask Me Anything) app. Read more  Import Contacts by FoxExpertIt is a new level of Inviter plugin with powerful tools for your members to import contacts and find friends. This plugin provides not only contacts importing tools, but also allows members to get connected with their Facebook, Gmail and WindowsLive (Hotmail) connections which are already signed up on your site and invite whose are not registered yet, and many other features. Read more  Music Embed Support by AR CompwareThe app allows users to directly share their favorite music songs from SoundCloud, Spotify, and Pony.fm and have them directly embedded in feed posts. Simply add the link into the post, post it, then the embed will be available. Additionally, embedded songs can be viewed directly on the feed rather than a popup! Read more  Social Chat by FoxExpertIntroduce Live chat for a whole new level of interactivity. Real-time conversations can happen privately between members. Connecting with Phpfox Messages system, allow to have a quick way to chat and use the history of messaging. Online members receive audio and visual notifications for incoming chat messages. Read more  Contest by FoxExpertContests app is a very powerful and robust app that enables you to run and manage contests and competitions on your website. This app provides you full control over the contests on your website by providing many features, settings, and options with optimized performance and easy interface. Read more  Dark Mode by FoxerWith Dark Mode app you can enable your users to switch Material Template's color scheme between Dark Mode and normal style smoothly to improve the readability of text, images, and videos. Reading website content at night time can be difficult. Help your visitors read more content, spend more time on your social network and protect their eyes from being hurt. Read more  Comment Image Advanced by Scheinwelt-MediaWith this app, you are able to allow specific user groups to upload images or share image URLs within their comments. The app is a more advanced version of my better comment image app with image preview, cache system and new methods of uploading and displaying the image files. Read more  Coyonet Dark by Scheinwelt-MediaThis is a dark version of the Coyonet theme. It is a very clean look theme and the full width of the site gives more room to display the users content. A fully responsive and modern looking theme for all site owners that want something different. If you are looking for a more colorful theme please check out Coyonet classic. Read more  Multiple new Language packs by Simplify Social Network That's all. We hope that you are interested in these new phpFox Apps and Themes.If you are having any inquiries about these products, please don't hesitate to contact the product vendors to get exact answers. New to phpFox? We are proud to provide the completed solution to create your high-performance social network. So you can build your social network with a web version as well as mobile apps (iOS and Android). The setup is easy and quick.Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest news and deals in upcoming events.  
  • How to stop spamming on your phpFox community (cont.)

    How to stop spamming on your phpFox community (cont.)

    Last time, we went over some tips on how to prevent your site from spamming by filtering out spammers during the registration process. But the issue remains if the spammers are already active and engaging on your community. And now the real question is: How to isolate them and eliminate their chances to annoy others? Fortunately, phpFox has the perfect answers to this question How to stop spamming on your phpFox community. By integrating 2 effective tools, phpFox allows you to control and reduce bots/spam effortlessly.Let's go over these useful tools to see how they work! Spam Assistance Spam Assistance primarily enables some additional spam-check features to your community. Admin has the flexibility to set a limit for each user behavior on site. From that preset standards, the system will check and mark any user with the violation. Then they will be temporarily dismissed from creating contents until Admin takes any further actions.To enable the Spam Assistance you will need to login to your AdminCP >> Select Spam Assistance under Settings menu.All of the features in this tool can help you to significantly reduce the amount of spam on your website. Admin can enable the Spam Checker and any additional checkers that will check posted comments from all users every few minutes and compare them for duplication. If there is any, this action will be counted as a spam instance from that user.Admin can also set a certain amount of comments a user can post in a period of time and whitelist URLs and emails that you have verified as safe.Above are some scenarios you can apply Spam Assistance to fight again spam on your site. Indeed, there are several other setting depends on your needs and demands. So go ahead and discover all these options and feel free to let us know if you have any inquiry about these.  Ban Filter In most cases, phpFox supports you to detect the right spam target in a very clean and automated way. Ban Filter is a powerful tool for this. The setting offers options to allow the Admin to restrict the access to your community for certain members.To configure the ban filters you will need to login to Admin CP >> Select  Ban Filters from the Maintenance menu. You can choose to ban certain Usernames, Emails, IP addresses, Display names, and Words.If you wish to ban a certain username from being used, you can do so by clicking on the Usernames section and then input that username. You can also manage all existing ban filters for usernames from here. Click on the Add button to add the username to the ban filter. Now when someone tries to make an account with that username he will not be able to do so.Please note this rule is also applied to existing users. If you selected Yes on Ban User option, this will not only forbid the use of such username but also ban the user that is currently using it. The same rules are applied for ban filters of the email and display name.When adding a ban filter on IP address, this will block all connections from that IP address to your website. If you selected Yes on the Ban User, this will automatically ban all existing accounts from that IP.When you add words you wish to ban, you can choose a replacement for the word. This will replace all instances of that word on the entire website. This is an awesome feature if you want to restrict bad languages on your website. Again you can choose if you wish to ban the users that use that word or only to replace it. That's it. We hope with these 2 compelling tools: Spam Assistance & Ban Filter, your community will have an additional protection shield to fight against spams. Your site will be more reliable and full of useful contents without all the spams.We appreciate all your feedback. So feel free to let us know your opinions on these tools to make them better!
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