Author: Albert Santiago

  • Quick Preview of phpFox v4.6.0 Material Template

    Quick Preview of phpFox v4.6.0 Material Template

    This article is to give you a quick preview of phpFox v4.6 Material Template. We know that you are all excited about this latest version of phpFox. In this version, you'd be able to choose between the current template, the Bootstrap Template, and the new template, the Material Template, to use on your phpFox site. For now, while we are still finalizing everything, we'll give you an idea of how the Material Template would look like. Sit back and relax as we take you to the future of the social network. phpFox v4.6 Material Template Sign-Up Form Simplicity is the key. We made the sign-up form easier than it was before. People can now signup to your site in just a few seconds.Home Page Your members will absolutely stay longer and will be encouraged to do more activities on your site.Notification Say hello to the new notification looks. Your users will surely be impressed with this new look of the notification bar. User Profile Page Your users will have a great and better experience on their profile page. It is now easier to change and update cover and profile photosVideos Page Users will enjoy this new layout of the videos page.Scroll-to-Top Button One of the new features of phpFox v4.6 is this Scroll-to-Top button. Your users can just easily click this button to quickly go back to the top.Status, Comments, and Likes Your users will become more active in posting status on your site. The number of Likes and Comments are visible and easily noticeable.Shortcut Button Your users can now easily add Blog, Photo, Video, etc using this small (+) shortcut button on your site.Blog Blog readers will enjoy this new look of the blog detail page. It is now more spacious and has enough space for putting the blog banner and the content itself.We are planning to release this version by the end of December this year (2017).You can contact us in your client area account if you have any questions about this latest release. You can also send us an email at hello@phpfox.com or chat with our live chat agent on our website.Please check out this video for a quick preview of phpFox v4.6.0 Material Template.
  • phpFox 4.6.0 Development Release

    phpFox 4.6.0 Development Release

    phpFox 4.6.0 Development Release The Developer Build of phpFox 4.6.0 together with the Material template is now available to 3rd party developers. This developer version of phpFox 4.6.0 is a development release which allows all the 3rd party developers to test and tweak features in phpFox's popular Social Network platform. Compared to the latest stable version, this edition contains subtle modifications that make it interesting for phpFox's die-hard fans. As you expected from phpFox, you will get a platform with the very latest design.Strictly for phpFox 3rd Party Developers and Testing Please note that this version of phpFox is strictly a developer release. The main purpose of this release is to check the compatibility of all the 3rd party products in phpFox 4.6.0 Beta Version Soon We are planning to release the Beta Version within the first week of December. This beta software is for all the clients who already have the phpFox license. In this version, you'd be able to access the public beta and try out the latest features. You can provide feedback directly to phpFox via your client area account. www.phpFox.com Start Your Social Network Today!
  • New Apps and Themes in October 2017

    New Apps and Themes in October 2017

    Get ready to discover new apps and themes in October. Our experts were very inspired in providing you excellent products as time goes by. As you may know, 10+ new plugins have been recently added in the phpFox store. Let's all check the highlights of these new apps and themes.Subscribers by Scheinwelt-Media INTRODUCTION: This app adds a block with new subscribers. Other users can see who has recently subscribed and want to be on that cool block too. FEATURESShow recent subscribers Set limit for block Set packages that show up in the block Show package title Link to user and subscribe page Multi-language support More features on requestProximity Feed by Scheinwelt-Media INTRODUCTION: This app adds a proximity filter for feed items. The feed will only show items within the distance radius. FEATURESSwitch between miles and kilometers Option to show distance on the feed item Multi-language support Set as many options you want (default: Show all, 5, 10, 50, 100, 200, 300, 500 & 1000 km) Monetize this app by only allowing specific user groups to use the filterPost View Counter by phpFoxer INTRODUCTION: Every day on each website, hundreds of posts are made. That is why we have created Posts View Counter app to help authors track viewers' reactions. Sometimes, the number of "likes" does not show how interesting the post is as the real number of views is always many times greater than the amount of "likes".Photo Block by Scheinwelt-Media INTRODUCTION: This app adds 4 new content blocks for photos to your site. It can help to monetize your social network by showing only photos from specific user groups. FEATURESRecent photos Most viewed photos Most liked photos Recent profile & cover photos Usergroup setting (deactivate photos from specific user groups. e.g. show only show only photos from premium members)Advanced Blog [V4] by YouNetCo INTRODUCTION: Most people love sharing. But sharing photos in feed or posting a status isn't enough to showcase everything. And that's when the blogging came in. The blog is an environment where people can share everything about their lives, experiences, news, information, etc. It is one of the trends in a social community to satisfy the fans by writing. FEATURESFully responsive, support Responsive Templates Integrate with Pages, Group and other YouNetCo apps: User Profile, Business Directory System, Social Publisher, Suggestion & Recommendation System Support new mode view: Bigview Blocks: Featured Blogs, Most Read, Most Favorited, Most Discussed, Hot Tags, Tags, Recent Post, Categories, Recent CommentsMessage Broadcasting by phpFoxer INTRODUCTION: Message Broadcasting app is a simple way to notify members about:news of your community promotions or important notices events or changes related to a specific user group information related to one specific gender FEATURESSelect one or more target user groups; Select one or more target genders; Use [full_name], [email] tags to fill message with appropriate username thus make the message more personal;Gaming Theme by phpFoxer INTRODUCTION: Communities for gamers is an essential part of the social networking world. We think about all gaming world and this is our new theme with a few really amazing built-in features:video background; an option to show only central column to make the focus on activity feed and disregard blocks you don't need (columns can be shown/hidden by switching AdminCP settings); broad header with the compact menu; improved configurable advanced footer built-in to the theme; special configurable landing page that should fit all gaming needs.Advanced Feed [V4] by YouNetCo INTRODUCTION: Social Network is successful because it can satisfy the need of connectivity among people. We are always interested in being updated with the latest activities and connecting with other people. We do these things by quickly posting new contents, reading, sharing and commenting on other’s contribution. Therefore, we have developed an app, the Advanced Feed, with very trending features of feed such as mentioning feelings in the post and control what is being shown in each user's feed. Privacy and Filters help users share their feed to the right people and make their main wall cleaner by filtering out unnecessary things. In addition, it provides Feelings, emoticons, location check-in and business check-in which are a must-have on any social network. FEATURESFeeds will be loaded automatically while scrolling page down Filter member’s news in Activity Feed by default criteria:All updates (default): show news that is the latest posting Friends: show news of your friends Status: show member status List: show your custom lists. You can filter news in one specific listAdmin can add more modules from core, YouNet's modules,  thỉrd party to filter feeds Tagging – increase interaction between members Feeling status – diversify type of user postsDating System by FoxExpert INTRODUCTION: Looking to turn your PHPFox site into a full dating website (similar concept to Tinder)? Whether it’s your whole site converted to a dating system or simply a side feature to enhance your social network, this app is the perfect solution for sparking relationships amongst your users. The app features great responsive design and many custom features like (Like/Skip, Dating fields, Dating photos, and videos) all of which will help you get success from your dating niche. FEATURESUltimate search filter (core fields + custom fields + dating fields) Ability to save filter Like/Skip users (like photo battles) Notification after like/mutual feature (also notification shown on section menu +1) Profile Info, Dating Info, Photos, Videos, Badges tabs during looking profile I like, Who likes me, Mutual likes, Already viewed special pages with great design.Usergroups Block by Scheinwelt-Media INTRODUCTION: This app adds a generic block to your site that shows users of specific user groups. You can use this e.g. to show your team or to show all premium users. The user group shows up under the users' entry. Just select all user groups you want to show and set a limit. Activate a "View All"- Link that sends the user to a page with all users of the selected groups listed. Rename the block and page titles to whatever you want to fit your requirements. FEATURESSelect user groups for this block Shows the users user group under the image Enable/Disable "View All"-Link Set limit for users in the block Page to show all users of the selected user groupsComment Reply by Scheinwelt-Media INTRODUCTION: This app gives you an alternative comment reply function. It adds a comment id next to each comment. When a user clicks on the id this id is inserted to his comment text field and he can reply to the specified id. FEATURESAdds a clickable comment id to each comment Change the phrase that will be inserted on clickphpFoxer mobile apps 2.0 Today marks the beginning of an all-new iOS and Android applications for phpFox. And these updates are just the first of many big things to come. Here is what's new:100% native iOS and Android apps; connected to your phpFox through REST API; traffic-efficient; based on most modern technologies and UI/UX.If you missed out the community roundup last September, you can still visit this page and check out the apps and themes added in September. You can reach out to the developers directly if you have any questions from these apps. We're sure you'll all enjoy using these new apps and themes. 'Til our next community roundup!
  • Spooktacular Halloween Sale – Get 10% Discount!

    Spooktacular Halloween Sale – Get 10% Discount!

    Get ready for phpFox's Spooktacular Halloween Sale! Halloween Sale is here! Well, almost. The big day is coming where all people will dress up and put on their costumes for a party or the kids just find as much candy as possible. It's all about tricks and treats when it's Halloween.But the good news is, phpFox doesn't give any tricks but only treats! Yes, we are only giving you treats this Halloween. It's time to scream out loud as we give you 10% DISCOUNT on all the license packages.Hurry up! This treat is only valid for 2 DAYS from October 30-31, 2017(PST). Use the promo code HALLOWEEN2017 on your purchase on these dates.Don't miss this chance and make sure to mark these dates on your calendar. Start your own Social Network now and build your online community! Helpful Links About phpFoxUser Demo Admin Demo Free Trial for 14 days Hosting Services Other Services Happy Halloween from all of us in phpFox! 
  • How to increase video size upload in phpFox?

    How to increase video size upload in phpFox?

    The phpFox script supports uploading videos. And as admin of the site, you'd be able to change the size limit for all the video uploads. In this article, you will learn on how to increase the video size upload in your phpFox site.Simple steps on how to increase the video size upload in phpFox First, you need to login to your site as an Admin. Go to User Groups to manage the settings of the user group. By default, phpFox script has 4 different UserGroups as shown in the picture below. But you can add more user groups as you want. Select the specific UserGroup that you would like to increase the video size upload. In the picture below, I am trying to manage the user settings of the Registered User. After selecting the specific user group, select the Video under the Core Apps settings. By default, the script maximum video file size under the Registered User is 10MB. You can change this value to any value you want. In this case, let's try to change it to 100MB so that all the Registered Users belong to this UserGroup can upload videos up to 100MB. After changing the value of Maximum file size of video uploaded (MB) to 100, Scroll down and click SAVE CHANGES.After Saving the changes, you will need to clear the cache in order for your changes to take effect. Just go to MAINTENANCE > CACHE MANAGER > click CLEAR CACHE button. After clearing the cache, you can go back to your site's frontend and check if the video upload size setting was changed. As you can see, the Max file size for the video upload was changed to 100MB.From now on, you will be able to control the file size of the videos your members can upload to your site. Request for Tutorials If you have any blog requests on how to do things on your site, please submit a ticket in your client area or chat with our agent on our website and we will try to post them all in our future blogs. Moreover, you can check our phpFox Docs for more tutorials.
  • New Apps and Themes in September 2017

    New Apps and Themes in September 2017

    Get ready for the New Apps and Themes in September.  We are about to give you the latest updates about the newly added apps and themes in the store. phpFox Experts, also known as 3rd party developers, have been continuously producing fresh and compelling apps that you can integrate into your phpFox site. These add-ons are now available in the phpFox store. You can easily purchase and install them via your AdminCP. Let's get to know them one by one.Advanced Members [V4] by YouNetCo INTRODUCTION: The most critical challenge to make a prosperous community is the ability to establish, keep connections between users as well as provide them opportunities to find old friends or new friends in most convenient manner. [V4] - Advanced Member is here to satisfy this demand. This app has most of the advanced features that you need to increase user interaction on your community, such as highlighting members, simply browsing and searching other people, suggesting friends, get notifications, messaging, sending birthday wishes, rating and reviewing members.FEATURESSupport default Bootstrap and all YouNetCo Responsive Templates. Ability to browse members with Friends, Featured Member, Member's Review, Member's Rating and Member's Birthday Support search box with sort options: Most Reviewed, Most Favorited, Highest Rated Support advanced search with several criteria: gender, membership, ages, address, custom fields Birthday Reminder block allows member to send Birthday Wish to friend's timeline Support profile information such as Rate and Review info, live in, studied in, etc Member can follow, rate, write review for othersFrontslider by Scheinwelt-Media INTRODUCTION: This app adds a beautiful fullscreen slider on your sites front page and disables the standard banner images.FEATURESFullscreen slider 4 Slides Multi-language support Support for mobile devices Each slide has its own buttons Easy image upload Optional looping feature with special effects (fade, slight right, slight left) More features in the next versionRecent Blogs by Scheinwelt-Media INTRODUCTION: This app adds a recent blogs block with some special features to your site.FEATURESSet number of recent blogs Sorting options: Recent, Total Like, Total Comment, Update Time Show the first picture of listed blogs Usergroup setting for blogs (deactivate specific usergroups from recent blogs list. e.g. show only blogs from admin and staff) Multi-language supportRandom Blogs by ScriptTechs INTRODUCTION: Want to get some attention for your blogs? You know you do! Is your site going flat? Perk it up by showing the random blogs in a block. Let your users see what's happening and encourage them to have a more active part in your site. It's all about activity these days. If users see stuff happening, they want to be part of the action and will stay on your site more and add content. More users interacting on the site means more sign-ups. More blogs mean Google and other search engines are happy as they love those blogs!FEATURESEasy "one-click" install for PHPfox Neutron V4. Displays random blogs in a block on core.index-member (Home) page. Displays in a movable block which can go anyplace you choose. Shows blog image if the blog contains an embedded or inline attachment image. Uses phrase manager for the block title. Setting in the App allows you to choose how many blogs show in the block.Login, sign up, share via Social Account by Simplify Social Network INTRODUCTION: With this app, users do not hesitate to become a member of your community and are ready to share/exponent contents to popular networks.FEATURESLogin via large social network accounts like Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Twitter easily Sign up with large social network accounts like Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Twitter and profile is generated automatically Share a content to social networks is very simple and friendly with this app. Layout is well responsive. Popular social network APIs are supported: Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, TwitterPages/Business Directory by FoxExpert FEATURESExtend core Page module with huge numbers of functions and blocks. Support 3rd party modules and work great with our Advanced modules. Control which modules available on your page (disable or enable any module). 3rd party modules supported. Create your own menu for your page. Rich information about pages like (custom page, announcements, faq and etc) Ultimate filtering options including search by location and show pages near you. Good monetization with sponsored features. Manage in admin interface everything. Also, have many admin and user groups settings. More than 50 different blocks. High quality and Live support chat support. Lifetime updates and fast support by email. Mobile responsive (works great on any device).PAYEER® Merchant by ComeMore INTRODUCTION: Connect your website through API to Payeer® Merchant and you can accept international payments online.ROBOKASSA by ComeMore INTRODUCTION: ENGLISH DESCRIPTION: ROBOKASSA — is a service allowing Customers (Sellers/online shops, service providers) to accept payments from Users (customers) with Bank cards, in any e-currency services of mobile Commerce (MTS, MegaFon, Beeline); payments through the Internet Bank leading Banks of the Russian Federation; payments through ATMs through instant payment terminals.Advanced Share by FoxExpert FEATURESReplaced core share icon, with new icon and great hover effect with popular social networks sharing buttons. Changed share popup with adding share content and new Social Share tab. Share to private message Email sharing Share to your friend's wall Works well with all core apps and 3rd party apps. Works on feed and on a single content page. Admin Enable/Disable Advanced share feature. We also released some of the standalone core apps of phpFox aside from these new apps from the vendors. You can check the list at https://store.phpfox.com/techie/u/phpfoxOur experts don't have any new themes for the month of September, but you can still check out some available themes at https://store.phpfox.com/themes These apps and themes are all verified and checked by the phpFox management before we published them in the store. We made sure that they are all passed the standards of the phpFox software by following the guidelines in our Developers Program. phpFox is still accepting aspiring developers for apps and themes. If you are interested in being a part of phpFox Developers, please follow steps written on this page https://www.phpfox.com/developers/Lastly, we encourage you to ask questions from these developers to familiarize yourselves using the apps. They also provide support for these apps. You can always visit our website to see the latest news and updates.
  • Sneak Peak for the new phpFox Store

    Sneak Peak for the new phpFox Store

    Bringing the phpFox store to the next level is one of our ongoing projects to give you the best experience ever. We are making big changes in the store that will absolutely make your accessibility better than before.Let's take a look at how the new phpFox store would look like.NOTICE: These images and layouts are just mock-ups of the design of the new store. The content of the images doesn't represent any of the actual data in the phpFox store apps, themes, experts, languages, and packages.  The Welcome PageThe Home PageThe Experts (a.k.a 3rd Party Developers)The Menu So basically, this is how the new phpFox store looks like. Aside from its new look, you can also purchase apps directly in the store without logging in your AdminCP. We will integrate the "Add to Cart" option for the clients who will purchase more than 1 product at the same time.This is how the App will look like when you try to view them individually.Mobile Site We also made sure that you can easily access the store directly from your mobile phones. This is how the phpFox store appears on the mobile devices. HomepageMenuApp Detail ViewThat's all for now. We would like to hear your thought about this new phpFox store.Please give us any feedback and contact us via your client area if you have any suggestions or ideas which can possibly be added to the new phpFox store. Our main objective here is to give our clients the best experience using our store so all the criticisms, ideas and suggestions are welcome.While we are still working on this, you can still check and purchase all the 3rd party plugins in our existing store.We also encourage you to ask our live chat agent on our website if you have any questions. phpFox Team
  • Another set of Standalone Core Apps have been Released

    Another set of Standalone Core Apps have been Released

    Two weeks ago, we have released some of the standalone core apps such as Music, Pages, Photos, CDN Service and Facebook Connect. You can check the article on this page. And as promised, phpFox released another set of standalone core apps and have been officially added to the phpFox store.What are these new Standalone Core Apps? EmojiWe are all using emoji nowadays, and this is one of the best ways to show our feeling to each other. phpFox provides the Emoji app which allows your users to insert more and more emojis while texting. Emojis are a fun and creative way that your users can use to connect with the other members of your online community. This has more become one of the essential features to a social network community. Learn more...PokePoke app allows members of the community to poke their friends to call their notice. Your users basically use poke to catch someone's attention without engaging into a conversation. When a user pokes his / her friend, this friend will get a notification. Learn more...NewsletterNewsletter makes it easy for you to share email to your members within your social network community. Sometimes you may want to send out emails to some specific users to notify about your site or your plan. For each newsletter, you can select the target audiences and write the content with both plain text or rich text. Learn more...Announcement"Announcement" in phpFox is a short functional text that contains some information of facts, such as promotions, events, updates, or intentions, that are presented in public or specific users set by the admins. It supports multi-language and can be shown on the homepage of your website. Learn more...These standalone core apps are now available for download in phpFox store. You can also find the installation instructions in each app detail.You may also submit a ticket in the client area if you have any questions about these apps.Just keep an eye on our future blogs to get the latest news and updates from phpFox. New to phpFox? Visit our website and ask our live chat agent.
  • Welcome to the phpFox AdminCP Demo

    Welcome to the phpFox AdminCP Demo

    phpFox AdminCP Demo is here, finally! We know that most of you are waiting to see what's inside the phpFox website. In this demo, we will show you the backend or the admin panel of the phpFox script. You'll be able to discover that managing a social network website using phpFox software is just a 'piece of cake'. What is AdminCP? AdminCP is the backend or what we call Administrative Control Panel of phpFox. The AdminCP is where you'll manage your entire site. It contains all of the settings and options to use when setting up and maintaining your website. This is the place where you manage your site from changing your themes, managing apps, user level management, and so on. Welcome to the phpFox AdminCP DemoThe AdminCP demo will show you all the settings for managing your entire phpFox site. All the main menus can be found on the left block of the AdminCP. These menus have their own set of configurations and functionalities by default. You can easily change these configurations with just a few clicks. We restricted this Demo to a 'view-only' mode to prevent any demo error. But if you want to learn more and play around with the AdminCP, you can request to get the trial version for 14 days. No Coding Skills Needed Managing phpFox site doesn't require you to have a coding or programming skills.  phpFox AdminCP is packed with powerful and clickable settings to manage your online community. You can even do it with beer on the side. Cool, isn't it? Ease of Access For more easier accessibility, we have divided the AdminCP menus into 4 sections. You can find these menus on the left block of the AdminCP. Just take time to browse each menu and you yourself will find everything with just a few clicks. Software Support Tools phpFox software doesn't just settle for less. Aside from this admin demo and frontend demo, we also have different support tools that you can use whenever you decided to purchase the script.The first in line is the User Manual, where you can find all the tutorials and guides in setting up your site. phpFox also comes with the Developers Documentation for the techy people.phpFox Community Forum is also one of the best options to ask for a free support. Last but not the least, you can use our support service if you are having any issues on your site.So what are you waiting for? Check out the phpFox AdminCP Demo now! You may also check the frontend demo at https://v4.phpfox.com/. Just leave an offline message or chat with our agent on our website if you have any questions. 
  • More phpFox v4.5.3 Standalone Core Apps have been Released!

    More phpFox v4.5.3 Standalone Core Apps have been Released!

    Recently, we released one of the phpFox's standalone core apps which is the Blog App v4.5.3. And as we continue, we are releasing more standalone core apps of phpFox in the store.More phpFox Standalone Core Apps As we released these updated core apps, we made sure that all the issues from the current version have been fixed.  We also added new features and improvements that will absolutely benefit your site. Now, let's begin to check them out one by one. Music v4.5.3 Through Music app, you just don't make new acquaintances, you can also keep in touch with your friends. Music is a way that connects people more than words can do. Musicians can upload and share their songs and put them into albums and control the specific genre they are in. Your members can listen to these songs/albums and add them to their own profile. New Features and ImprovementsAllow uploading multiple songs Multiple genres Upload song thumbnail photo Integrate with CKEditor (Song description + Album description) Add new pages for owner can manage album songs Integrate with AddThis in Song detail page + Album detail page Add a tab to list user albums in user profile page Add new block "More From <<user>>" to display all albums created by the owner of the current one. Play all songs in album detail page. Repeat feature added for the music player. Support attachment, emoji for Song description and Album description. Statistic information of music (songs and albums) are shown now in AdminCP. More...Pages v4.5.3 In phpFox site, it is the place for your users to specifically create public profiles such as businesses, brands, organizations, public figures,  and other causes. Pages do not gain friends but fans or followers who choose to LIKE that specific Page. New Features and ImprovementsDisplay total like when browsing pages Admin/owner can delete/manage pages in listing page Mass action to delete/approve pages Thumbnail for main categories Invite to like pages via email CKEditor for adding/editing pages widgets. Support view more / view less in pages information block. Add new block "People also like" to suggest pages which have the same category with the current one. Support 3 modes for pagination Add the settings"Pages Limit per Category" "Display Pages Profile Photo within Gallery" "Display Pages Cover Photo within Gallery"Add 2 settings for SEO: "Page Meta Description" and "Page Meta Keywords". Statistic information of Pages is shown now in AdminCP. More...Photos v4.5.3 "Photos" is an essential section of all social network communities. We know that images have become more and more important and that is why we don't just provide you a simple core photo app but we have added many trending actions to make it more attractive. Your members can choose to upload photos to a public gallery or to their own set of photo albums. Your members can also select the privacy settings for the photo they upload and choose who can view their photos online. New Features and ImprovementsAll photos that shared from feed will be put in an album name "Timeline Photos" for each user. Add new feed when user update cover photo Integrate with AddThis Support 3 modes for pagination More...Facebook Connect v4.5.3 Since Facebook is one of the largest and most popular social network sites for the publicity, many people would like to use their Facebook accounts to join to other networks. By using Facebook Connect app, your users can join your community conveniently by logging in with their Facebook account.  Learn more... CDN Service v4.5.3 A content delivery network (CDN) is a system of distributed servers (network) that deliver content of websites to a user, based on the geographic locations of the user. This is one of the most popular solutions to deliver large scale websites to a global audience. It is effective in reducing latency, accelerating site load times. The closer the CDN server is to the user geographically, the faster the content will be delivered to the user. Hence, if you are seeking for CDN functionalities on phpFox, this app is for you.  Learn more...These standalone core apps are now available for download in phpFox store. You can also find the installation instructions in each app detail.  However, even they are all free and available for download in the store, you will still need to make sure that you are holding a phpFox license package which is legit to download the app. Every time you choose an app to download, the phpFox store will verify your license if you are eligible to download the specific app. As the LITE license holders can download Music App but not the Photos App while PRO license holders can download all the core apps. You can check the comparison page for phpFox license packages to see what are the features included in your license. You can also ask our live chat agent if you aren't sure about the features of the phpFox package you are holding.
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