Category: phpFox V4

  • phpFox 4.5.3 Build 2 has been released

    phpFox 4.5.3 Build 2 has been released

    We are pleased to announce this maintenance release - phpFox 4.5.3 Build 2 has been released and available in Client Area (phpFox 4.5.3b2) for download.Please note that if you have phpFox 4.5.3 installed, you do not need to run the full upgrade routine as this fix is a minor build release. In this build, we have fixed 1. Page keeps loading endlessly when setting a theme as default on server using PHP 5.5 2. User Profile - Activity feed works incorrectly after loading more many times 3. Some issues in Install/Upgrade process 4. Cannot install/upgrade phpFox 4.5.3 in PHP version 5.5 5. Cannot gift Points 6. Duplicate FTP selection in Remove unused files page. We also have some improvements Support option to select/un-select all apps in Install/Upgrade platform process Install InfoDownload Upgrade Instructions Installation InstructionsChange LogChanged files listFind bugs with this version? Please report them at our GitHub tracker.Need support? Purchase support and submit tickets right from your account.
  • phpFox 4.5.3 has been released!

    phpFox 4.5.3 has been released!

    We are pleased to announce the release of phpFox 4.5.3. We are talking about the latest stable version of phpFox. This version is focused on only 1 main objective: improving significantly the quality of the Core script. We also studied thoroughly and fixed all the issues you have submitted on phpFox Community and GitHub. You can also find some new features added as we mentioned on our recent blog and you would be surprised about the great changes, improvements, and additional features in this latest version.  Because of this, we are confident to tell that this will be the most stable version of phpFox ever.  We will have full focus on phpFox 4.6.0 to make our Core script even better while you are enjoying this latest version, Fixed Issues We have already fixed all major bugs from 4.5.2. You can get the full list here.Improvements A lot of improvements have been also implemented in this version. Visit here  to view them all NoticeThe phpFox CDN and Amazon CDN are now separated from the Core platform and published as standalone apps from this version 4.5.3. Check out this blog to know more details about these apps. While installing / upgrading platform, phpFox allows admin to choose which apps from Store will be installed/upgraded along with the platform. However, because the newest version of Video and IM apps are so different to the previous ones, if admin wants to use these new apps, admin has to re-check all configurations as well as installation guide of themInstallation InfoDownload Upgrade Instructions Installation Instructions Please note that if you have phpFox 4.5.2 or lower installed, you do need to run the full upgrade routine. Development Updates If you are developers and you have a concern about our changes in the Core script on this version. Please visit here to get more detail information. Change logChanged file listFind bugs with this version? Please report them at our Github tracker.Need support? Don't hesitate to submit tickets right from your account to reach out just visit our website and chat with 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.
  • phpFox 4.5.3 is coming out soon!

    phpFox 4.5.3 is coming out soon!

    Latest news from phpFox! Hey, fellas! We have good news for you! Our latest version of phpFox is coming out pretty soon before this month end. We are excited to announce the latest feature improvements in this upcoming version. While you are waiting for the release of phpFox 4.6.0, let us give you this latest version release of phpFox 4.5.3.  This version will have some new features, improvements, and some changes compared to the current version 4.5.2. The list below includes New Features, Changes and ImprovementsAdd new setting "Secure with SSL or TLS" to configure mail server The ability of the site admins to add themselves to be page/group's admins Add some improvements on Photo app as following:Change title/description of setting "Display Profile Photo within Gallery" into "Display User Profile Photos within Gallery" and apply this setting to profile photos only Add new setting "Display User Cover Photos within Gallery" Click on user cover photo/profile photo to go to photo detail pageBreadcrumbs now only show the first and the last level, the rest will be shown if clicking into "..." between them Allow user to expand or collapse a category to show hide all its sub-categories at Front EndException for Pages and Groups App. The feature will be implemented in the standalone apps of Pages and Group after the release of 4.5.3.Allow admin to configure which pagination will be applied to the listing page of each app. There are 3 options to select:  load more, next prev buttons, pagination with page number Add the "Error 500" page Support new log system as following:cron log error on screen in debug mode (development mode) debug level link to download log fileNow the following are some of the most important updates in phpFox 4.5.3Put all mail processes into message queue Support flag photos for languages Add the new page for admin to approve all pending comments at AdminCP --> Comment app Clean up all special characters in all URL of site New settings for Event app to allow admin to select the default value for sorting all events by time. Hide the button to create new item (photo, music, event, friend list, etc) to users who do not have permission to perform this action at Front End The user will be redirected to a photo detail page when clicking the cover photo. Allow users to check-in while sharing photo or video on feed (this feature will be applied to newest version of Videos and Photos) Allow admin to configure which block will be hidden on responsive size as well as the number of items will be shown on it Admins now have the ability to edit information of admin at AdminCP Support CKEditor on custom pages at AdminCPHighlights of phpFox 4.5.3Add one more step while upgrading/installing platform to check and list out all apps on Store which compatible with this version of the platform and also are valid with the license of the site. Admin can check to select which apps will be installed/upgraded during the upgrading / installing platform. These apps will be disabled while processing and then be enabled again after finish Admin will be redirected to app detail page at AdminCP if click on the "Upgrade now" link on Manage Apps at AdminCPYou can find a complete list of updates for phpFox 4.5.3 on this page.  We also fixed some of the issues you submitted in our GitHub. If you have any feature request, you can also submit it here. Just keep an eye on our blog post for the announcement of the official release of phpFox 4.5.3.  And don't forget to visit our website for any news and updates.
  • Sneak Peek for phpFox 4.6.0

    Sneak Peek for phpFox 4.6.0

    We are sure you are all excited to hear this news. You will discover some of the core apps improvements plus the newly added features of phpFox 4.6.0 in the next sections of this article.  But the most important question is, when is the release of this version? We know a lot of you are excited to know about this newest version release. What we can give you, for now, is we are planning to release this version tentatively by the last quarter of this year. For the meantime, let's have a quick sneak peek at phpFox version 4.6.0 What to expect with 4.6.0?The release of the new modern style template, The Material Template. Restructure HTML of all elements of phpFox. New Template for the AdminCP Release most of the default apps of phpFox to be a standalone app which will be published in the store. Add more improvement for each app.Here are some of the apps improvement in the phpFox 4.6.0Supports drag & drop when uploading image files or photos.2. Suggestion Block - when the user views an item, the user can also see a block that displays or suggests other items based on the category of the current viewing item. 3. Support feature/sponsor items for all apps 4. Support AddThis on item detail5. Make clickable images for some default apps such as events, quizzes, polls, pages, etc. 6. If deleting a category, admins will have an option to move items from one category to another. 7. Allow admin to manage sub-categories directly from the Categories page. 8. Admins can configure modules to integrate into page/group. 9. Supports SEO for all apps. 10. Supports collapse/expand categories in the frontend.11. Display total views in listing pages for all apps.Let's continue to learn more about phpFox 4.6.0. What else to expect in this version?New Features added in 4.6.01.  Support Site Statistics block at the frontend to monitor all the activities happening on your site. 2. Allow sorting data on tables at the backend. 3. Ctrl+Enter feature - this will be applicable to have a new line in the comment section. It can also expand the comment box if added or paste a long text. 4. Support log library 5. More new features are still in development mode and will be added as per clients request.Current features improvementA lot of improvements on the current features of phpFox will be also added in 4.6.0. Your AdminCP's new layout will bring your management experience to the next level. Here are some of the feature improvements in phpFox 4.6.0Improvement on managing your members/users. The layout for managing and viewing members on your site will be much cleaner and organize. The sorting feature will make your search faster than ever. And if you will notice, all the settings about managing members can be found under MEMBERS backend menu. Improvement on managing state/province at the backend Improvement on managing apps at the backend. The admins will have the ability to uninstall the apps which are not in use.  Move the search setting into global search at Back End    5. Bring back Redis. 6. Bring settings about cookie back. 7. Support submenu8. Friend request notification improvements.9. Custom field improvements at the backend. 10. Support embed code in BBCode 11. Additional Registration Step will be back as you requested.Can't get enough? That's it for now. These are just some of the improvements and new features included in 4.6.0. We are still currently in the development of adding more features. Can't get enough of updates? We'll keep you posted to our next blog announcement regarding this version. Don't forget to visit our website to check out the latest stable version of phpFox.
  • Introducing the new amazing template in phpFox 4.6.0 – Material Template

    Introducing the new amazing template in phpFox 4.6.0 – Material Template

    Quick glance of the new template for phpFox 4.6.0 This is probably one of the best updates you will look forward to in phpFox 4.6.0. A new core template, which will be called the 'Material Template'.  Your site will look more attractive and stunning with the new look. Get yourself ready to preview some of the highlights of phpFox's new templateActivity FeedYour members will enjoy browsing on your site with the new look and feel and stay more on your feed. Aside from its looks, we enhanced some of the icons which are more attractive to the eyes of your members.Member ProfileIt is designed to change the cover photo by just clicking the camera icon at the upper left edge of the photo.  The member profile menu also displays more option which will make other pages accessible to your users. This way, they will likely to visit their page more often.BlogWith the new blog template, your users' blog posts will look more engaging and informative as it displays perfect size thumbnail, enough space for the title, and a quick introduction about the blog. The blog categories also display sub-categories to easily filter blogs based on which category they belong. The Top Bloggers section's new design will encourage your users to post more blogs as they want to see their profile is being displayed at the top. Under thumbnail of each blog, the number of reads and likes are also being displayed.VideoWe created three tabs to separate All Videos, My Videos, and Friend's Videos for a member's better view. In All Videos tab, each uploaded video thumbnail will display user's mini picture of the uploader aside from other information such as name, date, and title of the videos. The number of likes and views are also easily noticeable with this new template. Your users can also select the category of the videos they most likely to view.MarketplaceWe knows that Marketplace is one of the important and useful apps on your site. With its new style, your site will become more profitable to you and to your users. The thumbnail of the products or services on sale is a bit bigger than the current one.MusicMusic is one of the key features of your site to attract new members especially the music lovers. With this new material template, the experience of your members staying in your music app will be at the next level.These are just some of the highlights of the new templates. It can change a bit during the development. We will provide you more updates on our next blog posts. So make sure to keep an eye on our blog site to always get the latest news.
  • phpFox 4.5.2 is released now!

    phpFox 4.5.2 is released now!

     We are pleased to announce the release of phpFox 4.5.2 is ready now. This version is focused on only 1 main objective: improving significantly the quality of Core script. On top of issues from your valuable feedback on phpFox Community and GitHub, many other issues have been found and fixed thoroughly. There are no new features added. But you would be surprised if knowing how much effort we have spent on this release. It makes us believe that this will be the most stable phpFox version than ever. From now, we will have full focus on phpFox 4.6.0 to make our Core script even better.Here are highlighted notes for this release: Fixed Issues We have already fixed all major bugs from 4.5.0. You can get the full list here. Improvements A lot of improvements have been also implemented in this version. Visit here  to view them allNotice: Our new core Video app which contains many new features will be released very soon right after the 4.5.2. It will be replaced the current video app in Core script. Hence, some of the minor issues occurring with Video app in 4.5.2 are not fixed for now. Installation InfoDownload Upgrade Instructions Installation InstructionsPlease note that if you have phpFox 4.5.1 or lower installed, you do need to run the full upgrade routine. Development Updates If you are developers and you have a concern about our changes in the Core script on this version. Please visit here to get more detail information. Change logChanged file listFind bugs with this version? Please report them at our Github tracker.Need support? Don't hesitate to submit tickets right from your account to reach out. 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.
  • phpFox 4.6.0 – Users Content & Interaction

    phpFox 4.6.0 – Users Content & Interaction

    Users Content & Interaction - Essential Ingredients for A Live of Any Social Network Following our first blog - How to keep your user experience consistency in Mobile Era.  Here are the latest updates providing you some ideas of how phpFox 4.6.0 would be. We were talking about UI and how to keep your users' experience consistency and what keep your users staying and coming back. It’s all about the content and activities - users, not yours. We can spend the whole day to name numerous Social Networks (Niche) have no content by their own, but users. We are not talking about Blogging or News Websites, we are talking about Social Network. Social Network Site lives upon users' content upload and interaction (activity).  If your site's content is mostly coming from your side and you do interact with the members quite often, then your site is dying. One of the top priorities is: the easier for a user to upload, the more your site will have content; the more user interact with content, the longer the users stay on your site. In other words, you should focus on two main things:Is your site easy for a user to upload content? Does your site bring “useful” content to users in the first place?Uploading should be convenient as much as possible We’re on the same page now, aren’t we? Great! So, we will find a better way for the users to upload photos for example - without a doubt, photo mostly has the largest content of any site. We could not ask a user to follow basic steps such as attach, post, view then delete (for any mistake), especially is Mobile Era. Users love to share photos by drag and drop, make arrangement and preview everything before all’s said and done. Otherwise, everything will be posted and they find a mistake after everything’s done, they will be no longer interested in uploading again. How about Support drag and drop while uploading photos/files  Support preview photos while uploadingYes, sounds good, isn’t it? That is what phpFox 4.6.0 will have by default.Bringing Information to Users - Don’t make them find People belongs to a group, mostly they’re interested in the content of this group. Also, one group have many “sub-level” of content: such as Photos, Videos, etc., where they need to access conveniently. Otherwise, the content will get lost in the ocean of data. Once the uploaded content got no views, it will get no interaction, the uploader will not upload again for sure - back to the very first point. phpFox will make things easy for the Site Admins, you can set up everything ready for users with:Each app which is integrated with Page/Group will have the settings to display public items in All Item page of the corresponding app or not Allow admin to hide/show integrated apps in menu of the page/group detailRelated Information - Give users more, they might be interested. In Photos & Album, the related information is very necessary. Users tend to see other photos in the same category. Taking Pinterest as an example, once you’re seeing one pin, right below, Pinterest will suggest you other pins in the same and related categories. The chance is very high that you click on them, follow the flow without noticing that you’re spending much time than you plan? That user's behavior is the same as to YouTube, and more likely you will stay all day to see all the suggested videos. Recognizing this essential feature, phpFox will have this supported by default. In fact, phpFox will have a new block "In this category" in some apps to display some items which have the same category with the current one while viewing item detail. Being surprised how phpFox carries about you, and curious for more? Stay tuned or simply subscribe to our blogs to get the latest news by the time it’s available! If you have any questions specifically, feel free to drop us any email or contact us here.
  • phpFox 4.6.0 – How to keep your user experience consistency in Mobile Era.

    phpFox 4.6.0 – How to keep your user experience consistency in Mobile Era.

    Should your site have a specific view for Mobile? Without a doubt, UI/UX is the first thing to impress the new users before they can be impressed by functionality. As a Site Owner, we know that you have to consider the display of every block on all pages on the different views. Also, the consistency is very important whereas your users should have the same experience on all devices. In this topic, we will discuss few rules of thumb in design adapting with the business of your sites, in order to keep your user experience consistency:Responsive Design, should all blocks display the same on all views (Desktop, Tablet, Phone)? Pagination vs Load MoreYou might already be familiar with Responsive Design, especially when phpFox supports responsive Bootstrap framework by default https://blog.phpfox.com/2015/11/27/phpfox-v4-1-0-released/; your phpFox site already has a specific view for Mobiles (Tablet and Phone). Of course that you can have Mobile App specified for your users but it is very costly and hard to determine what the users really need on mobile from the beginning.Moreover, not all the functions working on Desktop view are suitable for Mobile users due to different purposes of devices. Mobile is a data-consuming device, where itʼs used to view, interact with existing information. Of course that you can post a photo, simple blog; but not really suitable to create complex content such as Business Profile, product description, ... With feedback from our users as well as our observing many websites, we found out many blocks are better not to display on Mobile. Therefore we will add this option into default basic blocks, and so admins can configure on their owns.Also, any 3rd party developers should follow this rule and inherit the setting. Ex: few blocks on an event, etc. will not display. So if your site is for simple content posts such as photo, music, blog, the creation blocks should be displayed on Mobile Devices. However, if your sites are Business Orientated such as Listing, Business Directory, Job Posting, you have to choose carefully which ones to display.This feature will be available in phpFox 4.6.0, and so will the following feature ... Scrolling Or Pagination? Whatʼs your choice? Why Pagination and Scrolling related to Responsive Design? The link is quite loosely, but for those who have been using Facebook or Pinterest app in mobile, the experience should be the same with mobile when accessing the activity feed, why? Simple reason: users keep scrolling to read activity feeds - important action - no matter what devices they are using. Simple rule: scroll is good for mobile devices, users prefer to scroll than to click on a touch screen.Pros and Cons of Scrolling and Pagination are quite easily to find out, many articles out there discussing on this. Here is an example for your quick reference: UX: Infinite Scrolling vs. PaginationYet to balance and overcome “Cons” when using Scrolling:Either make the footer accessible by making it sticky or relocate the links to a top or side bar. “Load More” button when reaching the maximum number of autoloadingFor your reference, we quote here the part indicating when you should use Infinite Scrolling or Pagination?“There are only a few instances where infinite scrolling is effective. Itʼs best suited for sites and apps that boast user-generated content (Twitter, Facebook) or visual content (Pinterest, Instagram). Pagination, on the other hand, is a safe option, and good solution for sites and apps that intend to satisfy the goal-oriented activities of the users.”In response to this urgent call, phpFox will introduce options for you to choose in 4.6.0:Scrolling auto loading with number of “Read More” Pagination for site wideSo, it will be definitely easy for you to choose whatʼs suitable for you.To be continued ... so stay tuned for more update on phpFox 4.6.0.
  • phpFox 4.5.1 Build 2 has been released

    phpFox 4.5.1 Build 2 has been released

    We are pleased to announce a maintenance release - 4.5.1 Build 2 has been released and available in Client Area for download.Please note that if you have phpFox 4.5.1 installed, you do not need to run the full upgrade routine as this fix is a minor build release.In this build, we have fixed the critical issue: HTML blocks aren't displayed on 4.5.1 Install InfoDownload Upgrade Instructions Installation InstructionsChange LogChanged file listFind bugs with this version? Please report them at our github tracker.Need support? Purchase support and submit tickets right from your account.Subscribe to our YouTube channel for video tutorials and tours!
  • phpFox 4.5.1 is ready now!

    phpFox 4.5.1 is ready now!

    We are pleased to announce the release of phpFox 4.5.1 is ready now. As you may know, we have received many valuable feedbacks about issues and suggestions on phpFox Community and GitHub from our major release 4.5.0. How thankful we feel for your support! That is why our team is determined to have this minor release so quickly. Moreover, apart from a bunch of bug fixes, we don't forget to include in this version many significant enhancements that you must have been interested in.Here are highlighted notes for this release: Fixed Issues We have already fixed all major bugs from 4.5.0. You can get the full list here. Improvements A lot of improvements have been also implemented in this version:Standardize the core apps' names Change layout of comment Allow uploading muti-photos while creating new feed Have an option for admin to decide whether to include a custom field in search or not All core apps are now working in the same rule while integrating with Page and Group Allow admin to select which criterion will be used for sorting feed by top stories: sort by total likes, total comments or both Have an option for admin to choose whether to remove database while uninstalling app or not And much morePlease visit our doc to view all. Installation InfoDownload Upgrade Instructions Installation InstructionsPlease note that if you have phpFox v4.5.0 or lower installed, you do need to run the full upgrade routine. Development Updates If you are developers and you have a concern about our changes in the Core script on this version. Please visit here to get more detail information. Change logChanged file listFind bugs with this version? Please report them at our Github tracker.Need support? Purchase support and submit tickets right from your account.#website #phpFox #socialnetwork
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