The phpFox Legacy section is for announcements and news regarding phpFox older versions.

  • phpFox Legacy Upgrade Issue

    We have seen an issue in upgrading phpFox legacy sites. This issue is not impacting new installs but only large legacy sites that upgrade. At this time, we suggest those on legacy versions to wait for our v4.4. release to upgrade as it will have special optimizations for legacy upgrades. Those installing fresh do not have this issue.  
  • Fixing YouTube Device Support Issues for phpFox v3

    If you are running the Video module for phpFox v3 you may have noticed your videos being pasted from YouTube come with a "Device Support" warning. Steps for Fixing YouTube Device Support Issues are as follows:   To fix this issue, download this zip. Unzip, and you will find the PHP file "grab.class.php". Replace the one on your PHPfox website by uploading it to the folder: /module/video/include/service/ Note that this fix can only fix new videos being added.   If you would like to fix this issue without having to overwrite "grab.class.php", follow these steps... [gist]65d072b7de56ef3b2c4c[/gist]
  • How to Enable or Disable Modules in phpFox

    When starting a brand new Social Network you want to be unique in order to stand out and to get people to notice your community. In order to make your niche Social Network unique, you need to change a few settings in phpFox to work the way you want it to work. A lot of people want things easy-going, free and instant; more than often that is not the case. Starting a brand new website requires time, effort and determination. It is like starting most brands from scratch, it requires work and constant promotion in order for it to get people's attention.   The greatest benefit with phpFox is that it has SO many features. So many in fact it can be overwhelming to your new members.   If you want to make your niche Social Network unique and super-easy to use, you should limit the features they can access in the beginning. Then you can gradually enable more features to make things a little exciting for your members, that way they will feel like they have grown with your community along the way. It is also great to limit features in the beginning so that it doesn't hog your server resources. For an example, if you don't need the Video Module, you should definitely disable it, as video streaming is one of the most resource hogging feature on PHPfox. Another resource eater is the Instant Messenger.   To enable or disable Modules in phpFox, you need to go to your AdminCP, then Extensions >> Modules >> Manage Modules. From there you click on the Green Button (means active) if you want to disable it. The Green Button will then turn into a Red Button, meaning inactive.
  • Engage your phpFox Social Community with useful Add-ons

    Engage your phpFox Social Community with useful Add-ons

    Below are some great add-ons to engage your phpFox Social Community. International Social Network If you run a social website with international members a good and quick solution is to have an auto-translate on your social network. You could install this great (and FREE) Bing Translation. If you have a great amount of members from a specific country, it's always best to get a Language Package for said country. Buffer Share Button on Social Items You might have a Twitter, Facebook and/or Google+ share button on your items - which is great for user activity. However, you might want to consider getting this great and cheap add-on Buffer Share Button for a mere $5! Info from ScriptTech about this Buffer Share Plugin: If you are concerned with the possibility of your site getting banned from Twitter, Facebook, etc due to their spam policies and the fact that URLs are not shortened with the standard share buttons, then Buffer is what you need. Buffer offers the ability for members to click to share content from throughout your site and store it in their Buffer. Then they can set it to post whenever they want, including posting immediately. With this, they won't bombard their followers/friends with post after post but can instead spread it out. Webmasters can use this tool to automatically share their sales, blogs, whatever content they want and set it to post any time, any day they want – a nice set and forget feature to have your site content shared to followers at set intervals. [...] Buffer has an analytics feature as well so you can see how many clicks your posts have, for your own buffer account. Each member can look at their Buffer analytics and see how well their posts are doing. This could be very handy for sales, magazines, etc as you can get an idea of how many are actually looking at your Tweets. LinkedIn Share Button If you run a social website with professional members (could also be educational members), the chance of these members having an active LinkedIn account is pretty high. Having a LinkedIn Share Button would be an ideal plugin for your PHPfox website to have your members share various items on your website to their business peers. This add-on only cost $5. Great way to Manage phpFox Pages The Page Module is a popular phpFox feature - as that gives you, as the Site Admin, the power to allow your members to create their own mini-community. If you actively use your Page Module within your Social Network the Popular Pages Block ($7) and My Pages Block ($7) add-ons are a life-saver! The Popular Pages Block help you easily show off your most popular pages or groups on your site, giving them even more attention! The My Pages Block makes it super easy for your members to know which pages/groups they have joined, all in one place. Easily Manage your Social Network Make it easy for your members to upload/share/add any social item on your community with this fantastic phpFox V3 Uplinks available for only $5. Holiday Greeting for your Community With the holiday coming around the corner you'll want to share the holiday spirit with your community with this nifty (and FREE) Animated Happy Holidays Greeting.