Introduction to the new Video App – Upload to local server

The long wait is over! You can now upload videos to your local server. We all know that you are all waiting for this feature of phpFox’s new video app. Let us share with you the rest of its functionalities.

People love watching a video, and video is one of the important factors to keep your users engage and stay more in your community. phpFox makes it easy to share video from Youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Mp4, Facebook or upload video directly from computers.

For our Legacy clients, one of the great news about this new video app is – You can migrate all your videos from your V3 site to the latest phpFox V4.  So you don’t need to worry losing all your current videos in your V3 site when decided to upgrade your site to phpFox V4. Please check out our blog regarding the latest version of phpFox 4.5.2

Following are the list of features of the new video app


1 . Feed

  • Allow users to share videos to feed by using link or uploading files
  • Allow users to share videos to their walls or friend’s walls
  • While sharing video, users can view file size limit
  • While sharing video, users can select privacy for it
  • User can drag and drop file while sharing video
  • Users can like, share, report the video feed

2 . Main Videos Page

  • Allow users to browse all videos and see some information for each video as title, posted by, total view, etc
  • Users can search video, sort or filters by some criteria
  • Users can view videos in a specific category
  • Allow users to sponsor their videos
  • Allow users to sponsor video in feed
  • Moderators can use mass actions to manage videos as delete, approve, feature videos
  • Moderator can sponsor or feature a specific video
  • Users can view their own videos in My Videos page
  • Users can view their friends’ videos in Friends’ Videos page
  • Moderator can approve all pending videos in Pending Videos page

3 . Video Detail Page

  • Display all information of video as title, description, category, total views
  • Play video directly in the detail page
  • Support social sharing via Addthis
  • Owner / Moderator can perform some actions as edit, delete, sponsor in feed, sponsor/un-sponsor, feature/un-feature, approve
  • Users can perform some actions as: like, comment, share, report
  • Has Suggestion block to suggest videos which have the same category with the current one

4 . Share Video

  • Allow users to share video from other sources like Youtube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion and so on
  • Title and description of videos got from some sources can be parsed directly and put into the sharing form
  • Allow users to upload video from local server
  • Allow users to store videos on local server or S3. Support CDN in case store on local server
  • Allow users to drag and drop video in case uploading
  • Integrate with CKEditor to edit video’s description
  • Allow users to add title, description, category of video

5 . Privacy Settings

  • Allow users to configure the default privacy for their new videos

6 . Back End – Dashboard and Site Statistics

  • View all videos as well as pending videos

7 . Back End – App Settings

  • Configure to use pagination or load more in search page (apply from 4.6.0)
  • Configure the number of videos will be shown on some blocks as Featured Videos, Sponsored Videos, Suggestion
  • Configure to show/hide videos which created in Page / Group into the All Video page of Video app (apply from 4.6.0)
  • Enable/disable providers as upload video, Youtube, Facebook, Vimeo and so on
  • Configure Zencoder / S3 Account
  • Select video processing (S3 or local server)
  • Configure SEO meta keywords and SEO meta description
  • Configure FFMPEG

8 . Back End – User Group

  • Configure all settings for each user group

9 . Back End – Manage Categories

  • Can add, edit, delete, re-order categories
  • When deleting category, admin has some options to choose ++ Remove all items belong to this category ++ Select another category to move all items ++ Leave the items no category (items aren’t required category)

10 . Migrate videos from phpFox V3 to this new app

  • Yes, you can now upgrade your site from V3 or Legacy version to the latest phpFox V4 without losing videos.

11 . Migrate videos from the old Video app to this new one

12 . Use global time stamp instead of having its own

13 . Configure the responsive size, number of item in each block (apply from 4.6.0)


  • This app is applied for phpFox V4 Pro package only. Refer to to see all packages.
  • This app is currently compatible with phpFox 4.5.2 or later
  • If you install this app, it will replace the current video core app
  • Some feature will be applied from phpFox 4.6.0

Installation Guide

Please follow below steps to install new phpFox Video app:

  • Give 777 permission for folder PF.Site/Apps/core-videos/.
  • Install the Video app from the store.
  • Remove files no longer used (at Admin Panel > Maintenance > Remove files no longer used).
  • Clear cache on your site

Congratulation! You have completed the installation process.

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