Author: Albert Santiago

  • 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.
  • New Apps and Themes in July and August 2017

    New Apps and Themes in July and August 2017

    Hey, fellas! We're back with the new apps and themes for the month of July and August. Yes, we will introduce all the newly added plugins in the store by our 3rd party developers for the last two months. I'm sure some of you already tried and purchased these apps. But for those who still haven't seen them, please take a look at the summarized list below. User Background by Scheinwelt-Media INTRODUCTION: With this app, users can change the background color or image of your site. The change affects only what the specific user will see. On other profiles, they see other users backgrounds.FEATURESChoose between color and image background Individual background for each user Set usergroups or subscriptions that can use the background feature Color picker for selecting color Set background size in Admincp Set background repeat in Admincp Admin can choose between site-wide backgrounds or profiles only Set fixed or scrolling background in admincp Add container background Copy to clipboard function on images in the photo module (easy copy and paste URL for user) File upload button More features in the next versionsUser Generator by Foxer INTRODUCTION: User Generator for phpFox will allow you to generate up to 5000 users with photos and pre-defined settings. You should not register users manually – you will get thousands in a few clicks.Advanced Badges by Foxer INTRODUCTION: It's always a question for community owners how to motivate members to post more content, be more active, communicate with each other. We have a solution for you today. Badges is one of the key features that add gamification to social networks. You will be able to reward users by giving them badges depending on their activity.Badges will encourage users to interact with each other more frequently, compete with friends in posting new photos, videos, blogs, music and even in adding new friends.Profile Usergroup by Scheinwelt-Media INTRODUCTION: This app shows the members usergroup on the profile page.Change text color Change text sizeThis feature and much more are included in my Usergroup Profile Icon app: https://store.phpfox.com/product/1607/usergroup-profile-iconPlaces by Scheinwelt-Media INTRODUCTION: This powerful app is a generic listing system with geolocation feature (e.g. for shops or businesses). Users can add list entries with geo data (country, city, street) and the item will be displayed on a map. The markers on the map have a link to the entry.FEATURESVerify system Enable/disable location system Enable/disable Map on item view Enable/disable Privacy Setting Font Awesome support Custom field (e.g. for website URL or phone number) Enable/disable group and page links Recent places block on index and item view (can also be added to member index or other controllers) Change map location on places index page Many more features in the next versionIstra(theme) by Scheinwelt-Media INTRODUCTION: A nice flat colored theme with a sticky menu and round borders. It is a bit strange and gives your site a really unique look ;)FEATURESSticky menu when scrolling Modern flat color design Round corners everywhere Full-width homepageAs of today, we already have the total of 260 3rd party Apps and 25 Themes available in the store. You can download and install these apps from your AdminCP. Make sure to keep in touch with the 3rd party developers if you have any questions from these plugins. You can also ask the experts to make a custom app specifically for your website.And for those who want to contribute apps and themes, you can apply as one of the phpFox 3rd party developers. Just visit our Developers Program page for details or ask our live chat agent on our website.
  • Standalone Core Blog App v4.5.3 Released

    Standalone Core Blog App v4.5.3 Released

    We are pleased to announce the release of the latest phpFox core Blog App v4.5.3.It is now added to the list of phpFox standalone apps and can be downloaded and installed together with the other phpFox core apps in the store.  Check out the complete list of the core apps here. New Features and ImprovementsUpload banner photo for the blog Sponsor blogs Feature blogs Add new block "Suggestion" on Blog Detail page - show other blogs that have same categories with the current blog Support 3 pagination modes for browsing item: scroll down to load more, next prev buttons, paging with page number Integrate with AddThis in the blog detail page Admin can control show/hide blogs posted in pages/groups Add new block "Popular Topics"Check out the complete feature list at here.Find bugs with this version? Please report them at our Github tracker.Do you need support? Don’t hesitate to submit tickets right from your account to reach out or visit our website and ask our live chat agent. We will reply to you very soon then.We hope that you feel interested and joyful in this release. Stay tuned as we will get back with more updates soon.
  • Introducing SE Importer – SAVE 50% for moving from SocialEngine to phpFox!

    Introducing SE Importer – SAVE 50% for moving from SocialEngine to phpFox!

    phpFox releases SE Importer or SocialEngine Importer app. This app is a tool for you to migrate a site from SocialEngine to the phpFox platform. What is SE Importer? SE Importer is a free app that can import all the core data from your current SocialEngine site to phpFox v4.5.2 or later. It can import all the data including users and their friendships, feeds, likes, blogs, polls, music, videos and so on. The complete list can be checked here.Move your site to phpFox and get 50% OFF Discount on your purchase! As we release the SE Importer, we are also giving away BIG Discount for those clients who actually have an SE site and decided to migrate to phpFox. Clients who will migrate from SE to phpFox can purchase a license with 50% OFF discount! Yes, it's only half the price! Why migrate to phpFox? Many of you might be asking why you should migrate from your current SocialEngine platform to phpFox. It is just simply because phpFox is top of the line. There are lots of advantages and benefits you'll get if you choose to move to phpFox.Powerful Core AppsWe have a variety of powerful and fully customizable social network apps which can be easily managed via AdminCP/backend.250+ Add-onsYes, phpFox is extendable and supported by more than 250+ Addons from different 3rd party developers. These 3rd party add-ons are just one click away to install from the AdminCP of phpFox site.Multi-language Level It is given that by default, phpFox is written in the English Language. But our experts produced different languages that you can use on your site. You can even manually export any language of your choice on your own.3rd Party DevelopersphpFox is also supported by the professional 3rd party developers all over the world. These experts are providing customization works and continuously developing 3rd party modules to make your site more stunning.Android and IOS Apps by 3rd Party DevelopersOur 3rd party developers produced mobile apps for phpFox which is compatible with Android and IOS devices. Making your site more accessible to your users.Flexible Theme and DesignphpFox supports changing the theme of your site. The color is adjustable via AdminCP. We also have full documents on how to add CSS/HTML for the developers. For ready-made themes, our 3rd-party developers also produced attractive designs in the store.Fast and Reliable Support ever When it comes to technical support, you can have exclusive access to our Community Forum for free support. Most of our developers and experienced users are actively participating and answering all the clients' issues and concerns. Furthermore, you'll be given free technical support on your first 30-60 days of using the platform. Fully Documented Platform phpFox comes with a User Manual to explain everything about the terminologies used in the script. It also serves as a guide wherein you can find a step by step tutorials especially for the new users of phpFox. Aside from that, we also have documentation for developers if you would like to dig into the codes of the script. How to migrate? All you need to do is to contact us and send us any proof that you are holding an SE license to avail the 50% off discount code. So what are you waiting for? Grab this exclusive offer now and enjoy the functionalities of phpFox!For more details about building a social network with phpFox, please visit our website at www.phpFox.com and ask our live chat agent.
  • Vote for phpFox as the Best Social Network Solution

    Vote for phpFox as the Best Social Network Solution

    5 years ago, way back in 2012, phpFox won as the Best Social Network Solution in Critic's Choice CMS Award. And until now, we are so grateful for the people who voted for us back then. Now, we will need your full support again. phpFox has been chosen by CMS Critics as one of the Top 3 Best Social Network Solution in the market together with the two rivals, SocialEngine and Moosocial. Yes, we made it to the Top 3! This isn't possible if not because of you, who nominated us. Thank you so much for that.The voting has officially opened and it will end on November 1, 2017. Once again, on behalf of the phpFox team, we will need your support for us to win this award. phpFox as the Best Social Network Solution phpFox has many qualities to become this year's Best Social Network Solution.  Aside from the great features that are improved consistently, we also wanna give you some points that make phpFox best of the best.Some of the core apps have been converted as stand alone apps and can be easily installed and fixed. Improvised documentations for the normal users and developers. Free trial installation with no hosting required. Much easier to configure settings in the backend or AdminCP.How to vote?Voting is very easy. Just go this page https://www.cmscritic.com/awards/2017-web-nominations/ and click the "Start" button to enter to the official voting page. Put on your email in item #1. Scroll down to item#14 and select phpFox. Scroll down and click the "Submit" button to finish voting.From all of us in phpFox, we would like to say thank you for the support. Rest assured that we will always do our best to provide you the Best Social Network Solution. So what are you waiting for? Cast your vote today and let's all claim the victory!
  • phpFox CDN and Amazon CDN as Standalone Apps!

    phpFox CDN and Amazon CDN as Standalone Apps!

    phpFox CDN and Amazon CDN are now available for download directly in the store as we have released the phpFox version 4.5.3. These two apps are now standalone apps and are separated from the core platform of phpFox. In other words, they can be easily installed directly from the store through your AdminCP for free. Why CDN is important? Having CDN or what we call Content Delivery Network on any website is very important as it gives customer satisfaction guarantee by providing fast browsing experience. It is advisable to have a CDN installed on your phpFox site especially if your site is getting bigger. It helps to pull out the needed content of your user from the main storage server to the nearest available. As a result, having these apps installed on your social network site makes your users experience the best browsing ever. Difference between phpFox CDN and Amazon CDN apps. Both apps have file storage functionalities. phpFox CDN stores the files to your specified server storage while the Amazon CDN stores the files in Amazon S3 Service. Installing phpFox CDN will require you a bit knowledge of setting up a server while Amazon CDN doesn't. You just need to get the setting provided by the Amazon S3 and that's it. Advantage of Standalone Apps As you all know, you can also install other core apps of phpFox directly from the store. You can find the list of these apps on this page. Porting these apps and make them as standalone apps from the core platform has a lot of advantages. You can easily select those core apps your site need to install from the store. We are also planning to release all the other core apps of phpFox and make them as standalone apps when we release version 4.6.0. This way, you don't need to worry about your site putting offline whenever you are having any issues. You just need to tell us which app is being affected and we'll fix the affected app itself and not the whole site. As a result, it can save you money and time for fixing the issues. For more details, follow the links below phpFox CDN: https://store.phpfox.com/product/1859/phpfox-cdnAmazon CDN: https://store.phpfox.com/product/1860/amazon-cdnVisit our website at phpFox.com or submit a ticket in your client area if you have any problems with the installation.
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