Category: phpFox News

  • phpFox 4.7.0 Sneak peek

    phpFox 4.7.0 Sneak peek

    All of us are counting down day by day to the official release of our Native Mobile app. However, we don't talk about Mobile app today. Instead, we are having another interesting update for you about new phpFox 4.7.0.It has been a few months since we released phpFox 4.6.0. Since then, we have been hard at work for the next version with many important updates. The long wait will soon be over as phpFox 4.7.0 is on the way to you for experiencing.Let us show you a little bit on what we have achieved in this new version! Significant enhancements on Performance Performance is always one of the key factors of websites to bring the best user experience. It is about how fast your web pages are loaded, or how quick your content can be delivered. In the beginning, when having low data volume and traffic, websites can be loaded quickly. However, when your site grows up with more user engagements, high traffic, and big data volume, your site will become slower and slower. Several surveys have shown that the page loading directly impacts the ratings, user retention rate, conversions, number of usages, and revenue from social network sites. You will get into trouble with slow performance site.Understanding the importance of high performance on social network sites, we have spent much effort to optimize the Core system in version 4.7.0. This will make phpFox performance outstanding from other social network platforms.Renovate Cache System Our team revamped phpFox Core Caching Library with a brand new system to guarantee a swift user experience on caching and loading your site. Optimize Database Structure A well-designed database provides quick access to essential information, phpFox 4.7.0 applies best practices in data modeling techniques and redefine a solid yet powerful database architecture. Improve Database Queries By analyzing and selecting the most efficient query evaluation plan from among various strategies, phpFox 4.7.0 accelerated the whole data manipulation process in term of execution time, complexity and server resources. Revise Codes Code quality is a significant element which we primarily focus on phpFox 4.7.0. Strong code requires less maintenance and reach the highest standard from load speed to user experience. We also did experiments to measure the performance of phpFox 4.7.0 in many simulated environments. The result is really amazing. And let's provide you detailed result in another blog soon.  Improve Scalability  Scalability reflects how well your social network site can adapt to a rapidly growing number of users. In particular, when there are significant changes in user accesses to your site and server reaches its limitation quickly, you will need to expand or add more servers to handle. The frequent question is given that how ease to do that without any modifications to the web application or platform. At this time, you have to care of the scalability of the website. Scalability is much more important to a social network site where a number of users grow up very fast. By understanding environmental workload conditions that your phpFox system is designed for, in version 4.7.0, phpFox ultimately targets on scalability. We take a further step to make phpFox scale well either on a cluster of dedicated servers or cloud services such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. With the support of the latest MySQL Group Replication technology, high-load phpFox social networks now can easily split the burden to multiple database servers.New App Releases Activity Point With Activity Point app, users can easily and smoothly manage settings and configurations of pointing system on both backend and frontend. As a stand-alone app, there will be no boundary or limit from the Core system. Additionally, Activity Point app opens a door for developers to take advantage on pointing system and use it in developing, modifying and adjusting features on their apps.Message Packed with a brand new design and various newly developed features, we understand your need for a modern and full-featured messaging app on phpFox. Therefore, in this ported app version, we conclusively work on not only perfecting current features but also developing new features. Message app will bring totally new Chatting experience to your users.And, along with new apps, we also upgraded several components of Core apps such as Photo & Material template to fix bugs, improve features and user experiences...  Support Skins on templates Template skins are simply available variations with pre-defined color set supported within certain templates. All of us love to have skins of templates which can save us much time when modifying the template. Upon selecting, the color styles of template skin will be automatically applied without the need of adjusting each and every theme component manually. Since phpFox 4.7.0, template creators will be able to design and create multiple skins for their phpFox themes.Certainly, we will have additional skins in the Material template on top of the blue one.That's all about main points of phpFox 4.7.0. What do you think about this release? Please share with us on Community or Ticket system. Have a good day and please stay tuned with us. We will be back very soon.
  • phpFox Mobile app Sneak Peek!

    phpFox Mobile app Sneak Peek!

    In the developed world today, most likely you will own a smartphone, and of course mobile apps are daily essentials. Therefore, it wouldn’t be exaggerating to say that mobile app is the present and future of any Social Network.  (more…)
  • Big Autumn Sales – 15% Off on New License and upgrade

    Big Autumn Sales – 15% Off on New License and upgrade

    Let enjoy phpFox Autumn Sale Season Now! Get right into action and claim a massive discount to celebrate this romantic season!We delightedly offer a 15% OFF on new phpFox license purchase or upgrade during this promotion in 24 - 30 Sep 2018 (PST).Promo Code: AUTUMNSALE2018The landscape turns golden-orange. The sun sets earlier in the evening. A romantic escape in Autumn will lift up your spirits and suffuse you with the warm glow of love. Let us kick up some more spices to your Autumn and have a sweet season ahead!
  • Labor Day Week Promotion 8/27 – 9/3

    Labor Day Week Promotion 8/27 – 9/3

    September is coming and again welcoming us with a long weekend, parades and festivals on Labor Day. It is the public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September in the US. In this day, we honor a creation of the labor movement and the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.Celebrate Labor Day With 15% Off on phpFox Tapping into the buzz of labor spirit, it's a great opportunity to save big on this holiday week with the great offer from phpFox.You will save 15% Off on phpFox purchase or upgrade by using the code LABORDAY2018 during our promotion from August 27th to September 3rd (PST).Let's say a sweet farewell to the summer and get ready to back to work by celebrating Labor Day with us. We hope you will have a successful Fall season ahead! For any inquiry, feel free to let us know by writing to hello@phpfox.com
  • phpFox 4.6.1 Build 6 Release

    phpFox 4.6.1 Build 6 Release

    We delightedly announce that the version 4.6.1 build 6 is officially released now. We have more issues fixed and improvements added in this maintenance version.phpFox 4.6.1 Build 6 Let's take a quick look at them now: Issues FixedThe verification message comes in a wrong language In AdminCP - Manage Settings section of a certain app, buttons on the bottom panel are overlapped. Can add spaces in username when signing up Can add banned words when posting or editing feed status While posting feed item with photo, Share button can't be enabled if switching from Photo tab to another tab Show wrong action button on members at Browse Users pageImprovementsRemove unnecessary cache header X_PF_CACHE_FAILED Update phrase of "Profile Update" feed item in case a user does not have gender In Bootstrap template, do not allow to toggle menu on a mobile devicePlease check this doc for more details Installation InfoDownload Upgrade Instructions Installation InstructionsNoticeIf you are using version 4.5.x, it is important that you need to check this doc before upgrading your phpFox site.Change LogSee the complete changed file list here. For 3rd-party experts, you should also check this article in order to make your products compatible with this new phpFox version.Next releases? On top of our mobile app, we are also working very hard on new version 4.6.2 and 4.7.0. Many interesting and significant enhancements will be added. We will get back to you with more details about these versions very soon. Therefore, please keep watching our blogs and subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest updates.
  • phpFox 4.6.1 Build 5 Release

    phpFox 4.6.1 Build 5 Release

    phpFox 4.6.1 build 5 We are pleased to announce the phpFox 4.6.1 build 5 is released now. In this maintenance version, we continuously fixed many issues as well as added some minor improvements to make your phpFox site more stable.Let's take a quick look on some highlighted info of this version now: Issues FixedVideo - Technical issue when adding wrong video link Global Search - Keywords are removed when clicking on the Search icon Login As Page - Unable to delete feed item right after shared Feed items of relationship show duplicated username Blogs - Search - RTL layout isn't applied when switching to RTL languageImprovementsSeparate Subscription as a standalone app. Sign up - Enable "Username" field by default Remove old Ads module You can find more details about improvements and issues fixed in this article.As we removed Ads module since version 4.6.1 build 5, you can install/upgrade the Better Ads app on phpFox Store.Moreover, come along with phpFox 4.6.1 build 5, the Subscription app is now available as the stand-alone app on phpFox Store. Therefore, after upgrading to phpFox 4.6.1 build 5, please don't forget to install the new Subscription app right then. With fresh phpFox installation, Subscription app can be installed normally. Installation InfoDownload Upgrade Instructions Installation InstructionsChange LogSee the complete changed file list here.Wanna purchase phpFox licenses? You are really lucky that we are having Hot Summer Sale promotion until July 31st, 2018. Please check this blog for more info. And, hurry up! The promotion will end very soon.If you found any bugs with this release, please report in our GitHub tracker. You can also submit a ticket in your client area to receive support from our team.
  • Hot Summer – Hot Sales 2018

    Hot Summer – Hot Sales 2018

    The heatwave struck us pretty hard along with the bright hot sun to signal another summer season has come upon us.Be sure not to fizzle when the summer starts to sizzle as every summer has its own stories. And just like us, we also has our own stories when talking about summer must-haves with phpFox.Let's splashing fun in the sun and celebrate the season of love with our HOT SUMMER SALE promotion which takes place from 23rd to 31st July 2018. Is it cool? What are you still waiting for? Get 15% Off now with promo code: SUMMER2018 The tans will fade but the memories will last forever. So hurry up and beat the heat to grab this sweaty deal until it lasts.We hope you have an awesome summertime.For any inquiry, feel free to let us know by writing to hello@phpfox.com
  • phpFox has updated Privacy Policy

    phpFox has updated Privacy Policy

    We have updated Privacy Policy for better explanation about our privacy practices and reflecting changes required by the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This clarifies more information about how we collect, use, and share personal information you may provide to us.Important updates are as follows:Better Transparency: The new policy will provide more detailed information about what information we collect and how we use them. We also provide a way for you to get a full access to your personal information that we save. More Control: We also clarify how you can control or delete your information. In short, just simply contact our support to ask for updating or removing. We encourage you to review the updated policy here. The change will be affected immediately after it is published. Please be noted that by using our services, you will be accepting this updated privacy policy. In the coming week, we will also publish an article about how phpFox platform can help with GDPR compliance. A minor phpFox version has released with some tools to help your users better control their personal data. At phpFox we are doing our best in supporting the sustainable growth of Social Networking worldwide, thus, besides everyday platform enhancement, we also seriously taking any social concern into actions. For further information, please contact us from your client area or hello@phpfox.com 
  • phpFox 4.6.1 Build 3 Release

    phpFox 4.6.1 Build 3 Release

    We are pleased to announce the version 4.6.1 Build 3 is here now. In this minor release, on top of some bug fixes, we also focused on adding essential features to help phpFox site with GDPR Compliance which will be officially applied from May 25th, 2018. What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.Now, here are some highlighted items in this release:[Improvement] Able to export user data [Bug Fix]  Relationship Status does not show on the User profile. [Bug Fix] Relationship Statuses do not update unless clearing cache in AdminCP [Bug Fix] When going to AdminCP, blank page sometimes displays with Error "Could not resolve host: store.phpfox.com" [Bug Fix] Show unfriendly error about mail function on Front-end when SMTP is configured wrong [Bug Fix] AdminCP - Mail Settings - Show "Array" phrase [Bug Fix] When a guest browses another user profile, an unnecessary option to delete the event is enabledAnd some other minor issues are also fixed in this release. Please refer to this article for details.  Notice To support the ability to export user data, the Material template and Single Device Login app also require being updated along with Core version 4.6.1b3. The new versions of these products are now available on phpFox Store. If you are using the Material template and Single Device Login app, please don't forget to upgrade them to their latest version as well right after upgrading the phpFox Core.Installation InfoDownload Upgrade Instructions Installation InstructionsChange LogSee the complete changed file list here. If you found any bugs with this release, please report in our GitHub tracker. You can also submit a ticket in your client area to receive support from our team.
  • Magnificent May – Magnificent Deal

    Magnificent May – Magnificent Deal

    Month of May, and we want to make it a Magnificent Month for you with this magnificent dealMay was named for Maia, the Greek goddess of fertility. May is also the birth month of hawthorn flower, and color of the month is emerald.At phpFox, we work our best to support the sustainable growth of Social Networking. Thus, let's make this month blossom and expansive.You now can get the Magnificent Deal as 15% off storewide offer from May 14-31, 2018. You can enjoy this discount by purchasing any of the phpFox Licenses or phpFox Quick-Start and Launch Service and is not applicable when purchasing any 3rd party products from the phpFox store. Get this Magnificent deal with promo code: MAGMAY2018 phpFox has become the popular and powerful platform that helps thousands of Social Networks growth around the world. We are enhancing our platform base on insights understanding of each and every network, members. We then maintain the growth with our "best support" manner operation with you. Get your Social Network built now with us You can check out our blog for tips, guides,  View other offers  Earn money as our Affiliate partner  Subscribe to our newsletter or contact: hello@phpfox.com 
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