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  • Happy Halloween 2019 with Spooktacular Sales

    Happy Halloween 2019 with Spooktacular Sales

    Spooktacular Halloween Sale 2019 Saving 10% OFF on new phpFox license purchase and license upgrade right now This special offer starts from October 25th to October 31st, 2019 (PST).Promo Code: HALLOWEEN2019Don't miss this chance and start building your online communities from today
  • Have you considered this top 5 most popular social networks for branding?

    Have you considered this top 5 most popular social networks for branding?

    Nowadays, the social network has become more popular. Many people are using channels to find new companies and engage with their favourite brands. However, most companies cannot display their online-presence easily, especially small businesses with a tight marketing budget. Hence, it’s necessary for businesses to be strategic about choosing social media platforms to build a presence. Let have a look into the most popular social networks in the world. Top 5 popular social networks Facebook Facebook has within 12 years managed to gather more than 1.59 billion monthly active users. Its ability to interact with sites around the web by providing a single login that works across multiple sites. This automatically makes it one of the best mediums for connecting people from all over the world with your business. It is estimated that more than 1 million small and medium-sized businesses use the platform to advertise their business. Twitter Twitter was founded on March 21, 2006, with its head office in San Francisco, California. If you think that limiting your posts to 140 characters is no way for your business advertising, you will be shocked to know that this platform has more than 320 million active monthly users. People use Twitter regularly on the desktop to look for information, and it tends to be around their interests. Moreover, many businesses used Twitter to interact with imminent clients, answer questions, release the latest news and use targeted ads with particular audiences.  Pinterest Pinterest announced in September 2015. Although Pinterest is a relative newcomer,  it is a source for photo creator with 100 million users. This platform consists of digital bulletin boards where businesses can pin their content. Small businesses whose target audience is mostly women should definitely invest in Pinterest as more than half of its visitors are women. Instagram Like Pinterest, Instagram is a visual social media platform. The site, launched on October 6, 2010, has more than 400 million active users and is owned by Facebook. Instagram is as the art-related information hub for travellers, fashionistas, food-addict, photographers all over the world. The platform is also distinguished by its unique filters together with video and photo editing features. Almost 95 per cent of Instagram users also uses Facebook. LinkedInLinkedIn was founded on December 14, 2002, and launched on May 5, 2003. This is the most popular social networks for finding a job with over 400 million registered users. The website is accessible in 24 languages. LinkedIn is famous for its customised database, people can connect with others in similar industries, easily to network with local professionals and approach to business-related information and statistics.Moreover, LinkedIn provides social networking for professionals and C-levels. When the site has grown, it is one of the best ways to build your personal brand, explore a new career, and network within your professional circles. An effective social network script by using phpFox phpFox is an effective social network script that can allow almost webmaster to develop their own unique niche-based social networking site. Same as Facebook, new social networking websites are emerging globally, as smart internet marketers find the benefiting potential of having a niche-based social networking site of their very own.Taking the unique features of phpFox, you can take part in an active forum full of members who want to assist you to start. When it comes to set up a social network script-based as phpFox, this forum can be a blessing. You can get a lot of assistance and learn more information about add on scripts and adjustments. This helps you make use of the phpFox social media network script full of its best. You can make the installation of phpFox with three basic steps:– Creating a database– Uploading your script files according to the instructions– Visiting the installation page and put in your details. The details you need is your database name, your username, and your password. After that, just run it and the setup file will do the rest of the work for you Based on the above list of the most popular social networks, we guess you may have at least one to add to our most popular social network list. The social network has changed our life and our media behaviour more in-depth. However, we have to aware of how we use them. If we could use social media smartly, having social media will become a good chance. PhpFox is the Leading platform to build online communities. Being trusted by more than 20,000+ community owner worldwide, we believe with our outstanding features, diversified functions and comprehensive ecosystem of addons/ themes, phpFox is now capable of bringing the best solutions with excellent customer service to customers at the global scale. Let's get FREE TRIAL today!
  • Special Offer: 13% Off until Sep 30th 2019

    Special Offer: 13% Off until Sep 30th 2019

    phpFox Special Offer Celebrating the new release of phpFox 4.7.8, we delightedly offer 13% OFF on new phpFox license purchase and license upgrade. The promotion starts from now to September 30th, 2019 (PST).Promo Code: PHPFOX478Let join us and start building your online communities today
  • phpFox 4.7.8 officially here

    phpFox 4.7.8 officially here

    Hi everyone, we would like to announce that the new phpFox version 4.7.8 is officially available now. For the full list of improvements and bug fixes of the phpFox version 4.7.8, please see Release Notes and Changelog. You can download its package in Client Area and start upgrading your phpFox site from now. Upgrade to phpFox 4.7.8 today – In order to upgrade your phpFox site to phpFox 4.7.8, you will need to run the full upgrade routine as our Upgrade Instructions.– Please don't forget to back up your site and database carefully before starting the upgrade.– We highly recommend temporarily disabling all 3rd-party apps during the phpFox upgrade to avoid unexpected issues.– And, you should check with 3rd-party experts about the compatibility of all the apps/templates you are using before enabling them then.– For phpFox sites having customizations in Core source, you can refer to our recommendations.– It is necessary to note that new versions of the Material template, Photos, Events, Marketplace and Music apps which have been recently released are only compatible with phpFox 4.7.8. Thus, you can upgrade them along with phpFox 4.7.8Having any issues or Looking for help? Please feel free to submit tickets or report immediately to our GitHub Tracker or Client Area. What's next? We are super excited to inform that our team has been working really hard on new interesting phpFox apps: Chat Plus and Live Stream.Generally, with Chat Plus app, on top of basic instant messaging features, your members will be able to make group chats with friends, have audio/video call with not only a friend but also multiple members simultaneously in an online conference.The Live Stream app will allow users to make videos and broadcast them in real-time. Live-streamed videos are also recorded as normal videos on your social network for members to view again later.These functionalities are so significant and popular for successful online communities. That's why our team have been putting many efforts to analyze and develop them. These apps are under testing progress at this time and will be released to the public in the 4th quarter of 2019. Certainly, they will support both the web version and phpFox mobile apps. We are going to have sneak-peek of these apps very soon.Moreover, according to our development plan, the phpFox Mobile app will be upgraded with the new mobile version 1.6 between the releases of these new products. We hope that you are interested in the new release as well as what we have been working on. Since we are looking forward to hearing your feedback, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us and share your thoughts.
  • 5 reasons why enterprises should create a social network

    5 reasons why enterprises should create a social network

    A social network may in the form of a website that allows people with similar interests to come together and share information, photos, etc. Nowadays, almost enterprises create a social network in order to push their customer engagement effort far beyond common practices. Here we may find some advantages of creating a social network for the business owners. Personalize client relationships by social networking Social media is a two-way channel that you have chances to build relationships with your clients and expectations. These platforms are not about pushing sales to the audience. Creating social networking helps enterprises have more interactions and open dialogues with users. Social media enables many changes to educate about a brand and build real relationships with your customized community. This shortens the distance from your audience, especially when you address them from personal accounts. Promote your business more effectively Almost small and medium businesses attract new customers through social media. Therefore, it is obviously essential to create a social network. One of the most common ways to promote a business is advertising on the social network. Thanks to the advanced options of targeting and remarketing, the enterprises can address the message to the audience that would more likely be interested in your products and services. Increase website traffics Attracting traffic to a website is one of the most factors for enterprises. For these reasons, creating a social network is really necessary. This is not only directly drives traffic to a page, but it also improves search ranking.SEO is a durable and challenging process that helps you get to the top of Google’s search results. External links, number of visits, selected keywords and website content have an impact on how well you turn out against your competitors in search engines. Besides, social media can help you improve these factors, both thanks to direct traffic, but also shared links through social media users’ profiles.Mine valuable insights on products and services Creating a social network helps you get ideas, feedback from your customers. They are the ones who use your service, so they know best what can be improved to fit their needs. If something does not work well, they are likely to report it on social media, exposing it to plenty of other consumers. By this way, you can get valuable insight into your customer’s preferences and behaviour. They are using it to find inspiration and ideas for new variants of your products and improve in current offers. Enhance brand loyalty Brands which regularly engage in social media conversations tend to observe the increased brand loyalty. When your company is on social networking sites, you are more approachable and reliable in the eyes of customers. Moreover, if you can build more personal and real relationships with a community, customers will be less likely to switch between brands. Showing them a human face will increase their loyalty to your brand than just another company that sells good products.Each enterprise has different goals to create a social network and ways it measures success. However, it’s important to stick to the basics and use them in ways that help your brand succeed.PhpFox is the Leading platform to build online communities. Being trusted by more than 20,000+ community owner worldwide, we believe with our outstanding features, diversified functions and comprehensive ecosystem of addons/ themes, phpFox is now capable of bringing the best solutions with excellent customer service to customers at the global scale. Let's get FREE TRIAL today!
  • 5 Benefits of Building an Online Brand Community

    5 Benefits of Building an Online Brand Community

    Remove dependency on ads and promotions for traffic We usually love the favourite brands we shop because how they make us feel, not because they continually give us a discount or wave an ad in our face. Obviously, people mostly prefer to your brand if you have a robust online community. This is done by connecting your brand to social causes, creating a mission statement for your brand, and even with a rewards program. Customers will invest in your brand since your community represents the values your brand is all about. It allows you to sever your dependence on promotions and advertising. Increase customer retention Take a look at brand communities for some of the most luxurious brands in the world, like Rolex watches, Porsche cars, etc. We all know someone (maybe yourself) who is a die-hard fan and would never consider purchasing from a competitor - whether you have the money to buy one or not. When your community members are connected to your brand and the community around it, it creates a switching barrier. As a result of their dedication and investment in the community. By tapping into the emotions attached to looking and feeling your best, they’ve built a large online brand community.Create valuable brand advocates Your community can’t grow if nobody knows about it. When you inspire your community members, you can transform them being customers into a brand advocate. Advocates love your brand and become a valuable marketing channel, acting as a community megaphone to help bring others into your brand experience. When your community grows, it can only mean positive things for your business. By inspiring brand advocates, they can share the value of your brand to help bring in new delighted customers, and create a more engaging community experience. Help you understand your customers The only way to make your customer experience better is if you know what your customers are experiencing. Creating an online brand community allows them to learn what makes your customers tick, as well as what they do and don’t like about the customer experience. Armed with all the product reviews, feedback forms, and social engagements, there are lots of ways to find out everything you can do to make every interaction with your brand a delight. Create value-adds for your end-users End-users who come across your online community are not always customers yet. Before they purchase anything, then, you need to show the value your brand can provide. By using value-add marketing, you can create value for both your community and your not-yet customers. Creating value for your community members, shoppers, end-users and even casual website visitors will help your brand stand out, cutting through the marketing noise. PhpFox is the Leading platform to build online communities. Being trusted by more than 20,000+ community owner worldwide, we believe with our outstanding features, diversified functions and comprehensive ecosystem of addons/ themes, phpFox is now capable of bringing the best solutions with excellent customer service to customers at the global scale. Let create a social network with our FREE TRIAL now!
  • Making a quantum leap in managing your online community

    Making a quantum leap in managing your online community

    Strong customer relationships can make your business success, boost customer retention and connect the emotional between them and your brand. One of the easiest ways to build this relationship is to create and maintain an online community. If you’re new to manage the community, here’s what you need to know. Set Metrics for Success Your online community can be a valuable tool for your business. It can engage with customers, build a brand and drive leads. Therefore, it is essential that you set metrics for performance measurement. These metrics can be used to dictate discussion topics, monthly themes, etc. Here are some data points to consider:• Traffic: If your online community is on your website, you should consider the traffic quality and quantity. Do you see growth over time and where is the traffic coming from?• Engagement: How many people are coming to the community? Which topics are they engaging in most? This may dictate future questions and content.• Members: How many new members do you gain every month and how many do you lose? Is this consistent month over month? Encourage Networking Is your community as valuable as your members think it is? Encouraging them to network with one another will make your community become a place to meet and talk, rather than just a group created by your company. The more value they get from your community, the more likely they are to check back, participate in discussions and stay involved. Monitor Closely Despite having guidelines, there may still be times that you need to remove a comment or address an issue. As such, it’s crucial that you closely monitor the community seven days a week. If you remove a comment, you may consider addressing the group about it or reaching out that person specifically to explain what caused it. When addressing the group, re-share the URL to the guidelines that everyone can get a refresher on what’s acceptable and what’s not.Initiate Discussion As the community manager, you should initiate discussions and get members talking. To stay consistent, you should add discussion points to your weekly or monthly content calendar, determine ahead of time what each week’s discussion topic will be. This allows you to prepare extra resources ahead of time. Cultivate Stories Asking customers to tell their stories, both about using your product and their work. Slowly, you’ll build a large customer story base to use for marketing assets and testimonials. Moreover, you should ask customers to share feedback from their co-workers, images, quotes and any other asset that illustrates their experience. Stay Organized You’re managing a lot of information that’s coming out of the community, from questions asked to stories shared. Your mission as the facilitator of the community is to keep it all organized so your company can use that information. For example, common community questions could point to an unnoticed flaw with your service offering or a necessary upgrade to your product. The more organized you are, the more the entire organization will get out of the community, making it more valuable. PhpFox is the Leading platform to build online communities. Being trusted by more than 20,000+ community owner worldwide, we believe with our outstanding features, diversified functions and comprehensive ecosystem of addons/ themes, phpFox is now capable of bringing the best solutions with excellent customer service to customers at the global scale. Let create a social network with our FREE TRIAL now!
  • Special Autumn Sales 2019 – Spread love and get 13% Off

    Special Autumn Sales 2019 – Spread love and get 13% Off

    Time flies so fast. We just realise that Mid Autumn is here now. Leaves are changing, the air turns crisp and the sun sets earlier in the evening. Every scene around us is so beautiful which makes this time become the most romantic moment of the year. We may find ourselves wanting to gather together for exciting activities. At this moment, we would like to spread our love with the Special Autumn Sales 2019 from now to August 31st, 2019 (PST). Let's join our promotion and celebrate this romantic season with us today.phpFox Special Autumn Sales 2019 is here! We delightedly offer 13% OFF on new phpFox license purchase or upgrade during this Autumn Sales promotion in 22 – 31 August 2018 (PST).Promo Code: FALL2019Have any inquiries? Please don't hesitate to drop us a message to hello@phpfox.com or submit tickets in Client Area. Wish you have sweetie memories and don't forget to join our promotion.
  • A strategic thinking on building engagement towards Online Community

    A strategic thinking on building engagement towards Online Community

    Building online engagement - building community resilience Organizations that haven't invested in online efforts can spend more on marketing resources. However, after a few consultations, people recognize the essence of online engagement and therefore marketing costs decrease over time. Here are a few reasons why community confidence can be enhanced through online engagement.Successful online communities are not just happening on their own. They are the outcome of thoughtfully implemented approach, strong design and patient care. People become generally trusting when they understand how to participate, where to locate information and how to access the knowledge they’re looking for. Using the social network script is now a trendy solution - a place for online engagement sets the stage for sustained participation.A strong community is a place of opportunity. Therefore, having local community assistance and stakeholders can reduce long-run expenses. In order to promote your plans through execution, you need community and stakeholders “buy-in”. Nothing generates “buy-in” more than a transparent mechanism that enables your community to have their own voice.Intention to reach a broader audience Reaching a wide audience is a common purpose, no matter what level engagement that an organization assumes. That is why effective projects prefer to combine online and offline community engagement methods. Here are a few of the main reasons online engagement platforms can help to reach a broader audience: Reaching more individuals and a variety of voices According to research by Statista, there are 3.58 billion online users and this is expected to continually grow. That means digital engagement has become one of the most effective methods to engage the most community members. Moreover, it’s really important to have that diverse voices and views, hence, not only to focus on the vocal minority but also reach the silent majority as well. The higher participation, the more data and knowledge Online participation is a welcome chance for community members who are fearful of social meeting formats. This provides a medium for broader, more moderate views than those features of traditional planning meeting attended mainly by enthusiastic activists. Public involvement brings more information Public involvement brings more information to the decision and makes the difference between a good and bad decision for a business project. Moreover, these diversified involvements may generate more attention and interactions from within the community.More efforts in using Digital engagement Online engagement methods provide a lot of opportunities for organizations and community participants. Digital engagement can: Providing a better participant experience Content is the king, and rightly. Interactive contents are important since they can help visualize conversation and provide more fun, quick and clickable experience. In addition, the rise of technology and digital platforms means organizations have the ability to convey their messages out to the community rapidly with wide-spread impact. All interactive features are now provided by the social network PHP script. Uncovering hidden issues It enables you to use stakeholder ideas to shape the scope and vision of the message, gain early support, be conscious of, and address the community's issues at the beginning. Therefore, they do not derail the project at a later stage, get appreciation of the community's reaction and minimize the insecurities by identifying threats and problems early.Cost efficiency for operation Adding online engagement to your consultation methods can target and encourage many community members to participate with an effective value. Upgrading and monitoring easily Using traditional engagement methods in order to upgrade and involve the community in making the decision can get costly, quickly-think, printing costs, postage and hiring venues for public meetings. Organizations can use online consultation methods alongside traditional methods to upgrade, monitor information. In addition, this helps the organization reach a wider audience to reduce the amount of time they spend in consulting. Reducing instances of costly vocal minority negotiations Social media and online engagement tools provide a platform for project information to be given to the wider community while content is managed. Feedback can be given in real-time to the community, minimize the danger of misinformation. Unlike some traditional types of engagement, these methods can decrease the instances of expensive negotiations with a vocal minority, which can often lead to time delays and budget. Data-driven outcomes Online platforms mean you can create a report, rate feedback at any time. Therefore, your team can spend more time finalizing and approving reports.Digital engagement methods help organizations produce hard data quickly. Online engagement can combine data collection tools with instructional process. The good choices with education lead to higher-quality feedback.  Moreover, asking someone an open-ended or multiple-choice question is easy, but it can be uninformed or low-quality data. When using a specific engagement platform, you set the rules, guide conversations and this is what leads to more qualified data. PhpFox is the Leading platform to build online communities. Being trusted by more than 20,000+ community owner worldwide, we believe with our outstanding features, diversified functions and comprehensive ecosystem of addons/ themes, phpFox is now capable of bringing the best solutions with excellent customer service to customers at the global scale. Let create a social network with our FREE TRIAL now! 
  • phpFox Mobile App 1.5 Official Release

    phpFox Mobile App 1.5 Official Release

    How's it going? We are so excited to announce that the phpFox Mobile App 1.5 has been officially released. Our team has been working incredibly hard for months. In addition to bug fixes, many cool features have been added to the mobile app that I believe that you shall be interested in. Let's take a look at them now.Upgrade to Mobile app 1.5 today Before diving into more details of what's new in mobile app 1.5, it is necessary to note that all new features in new version need to come along with Mobile API 4.4.0. Thus, please don't forget to upgrade the Mobile API app 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 to version 1.5 from now. Also, since version 4.3.0, the Mobile API already supports multiple API versions. It means that your mobile apps built with mobile version 1.4 or older versions will still work well even if the Mobile API app is upgraded to version 4.4.0. 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.No more delays. We are going to introduce you about new features on the mobile app 1.5 now. What's new in mobile app 1.5 Let's take a look at following highlighted items:- Dark Mode- Right-To-Left Layout- Listing Purchase- Language Switching- Hide all feed option- And more Dark Mode Dark Mode has brought to users very new user experience. Since the first introduction in many popular mobile apps, Dark mode has been used more regularly and gradually become the standard for all mobile apps. They all love Dark Mode because of its advantages. Content is more clear and focused to see. Blue light which has a bad impact on sleep is less. That's why we are happy to bring Dark Mode to your phpFox Mobile apps.Right-To-Left Layout Your feedback and suggestion is a great source which we always listen to carefully. Right-To-Left (RTL) is one of the most expected features which we excitedly released in version 1.5. Same as the web version, the RTL layout will be applied automatically whenever users choose the RTL language.Language Switching We want to make things as simple as possible for users to use. Our team can see that it is a little bit inconvenient as users can only change their languages via the phpFox web version. With mobile app 1.5, the disadvantage no longer exists. User can go to Account Settings on the mobile apps and switch to the appropriate language quickly. It's so cool, isn't it?Listing Purchase Ability to sell and buy items on mobile apps is one of the most important keys to get more engagements on your community. Now, on top of posting listing items, your users can merely go to the listing item and purchase it directly on the mobile apps via Paypal. So quick and easy.Hide all feed option As you know, the feature to hide all feeds has added on phpFox 4.7.7. It is the required feature for users to be able to hide all abusive content on social networks. We are delighted to implement this important feature on mobile apps in version 1.5 also. Users will have options to hide a feed item as well as hide all feeds from a certain person, group or page. Undo option is given to allow users to make a hidden feed item display again.And many other features Moreover, the mobile app version 1.5 includes many other interesting features, including but not limited to:Layout Enhancements. Basing on client feedback, our team has been studied and made many minor layout updates to improve UI/UX. Newest comment/reply of the viewer's friends will be prioritized to display on a feed item. Users can see comments of their friends first and this help gain more user interactions. Users can mention friends when posting feed/comment/reply. In Group detail, the "Pending Requests" tab is now available in Members Section. Group owners can manage pending requests quickly right on the mobile app from now. Same as the web version, Admin/Owner of a page now can post a status or share item as Page account. Users can choose privacy when sharing a feed or an item. Support autocomplete when searching country list. For example, when editing the country info in the User profile, users just have to type a few characters and all country matching will be listed out right away. Just like that. When tapping on a received push notification, the app will open up page or image related. Users can view detail, like and comment on the avatar of a user, a page and group within its Profile page. Users no longer have to select album when adding more photos into a photo album. The current photo album will be selected automatically. Support Chat with Firebase. The Instant Messaging app version 4.7.0 supports new chat server option: Google Firebase. Thus, we also updated mobile apps to work compatibly with Google Firebase. The announcement is here. All available announcements will be displayed on the top of the Feed section. Term of Service and Privacy menus are also added to the main menu for users to check whenever needed. That's it for now. The list of new features and improvement is rather long. I hope that you will be satisfied with this new mobile app version. Let's upgrade and enjoy these new cool features from today.Should you have any suggestions or questions, please feel free to get in touch with us by submitting tickets in Client Area or drop us messages to email address hello@phpfox.com . We can't wait to read your feedback.And please stay tuned. We are going to get back with more updates soon.
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