Category: phpFox V4

  • GDPR compliance with phpFox 4.6.1 build 4 Release

    GDPR compliance with phpFox 4.6.1 build 4 Release

    phpFox Is Ready For GDPR Compliance What is GDPR? GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation is EU’s new privacy law which came to effect recently on 25th May 2018 to replace 1995 Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC). It aims to give control back to any individual in EU over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international businesses. Even if you are not in EU, but you have any business activity with clients located in Europe, then GDPR is also applicable for you. We introduced several features and functionalities in phpFox 4.6.0 build 3 to ensure GDPR is properly applied to our platform. The main focus is to give users control over their data. Individual Rights of GDPR Applies on phpFox The Right to be Informed phpFox allows you to setup and define the content as well as the URL for Terms of Service & Privacy Policy of your site. This is to inform your users about user data stored on phpFox site. In addition, phpFox Script also stores info of the session. It includes the login history with info on the browser, device, IP address, action, and timestamp. This applies on top of all data that a user entered manually to the phpFox site. Please check the following screenshots for your guidance. Select Edit on a certain page to start working on the content of these pages.   You can also choose to enable the option for a user to agree to the 'Terms & Privacy Confirmation'. in the registration process. From Admin CP > Settings > Registration Settings, enable Term & Privacy Confirmation setting. A user will need to check the box to confirm that they agree to your Terms of Service & Privacy Policy when creating an account. Furthermore, the user can also refer to the Term of Service & Privacy Policy at any time by clicking the link in the footer section on your site. The right of access/right to rectification phpFox allows users to access, view, and edit their personal information upon login. You can access this section for viewing and updating by selecting on profile > Account Settings. This personal information which a site collects varies from site to site. They can define custom fields to collect additional data. However, as a default requirement, phpFox saves user information such as the Full name, Email, Password, Language, Timezone, and Currency. The right to erasure/right to be forgotten In phpFox 4.6.1 build 3, any user can choose to cancel their account. It can be easily accessed by selecting Cancel Account in Account Settings section. A user can use the option to delete all their data by canceling an account. It includes a personal information in the user's profile, posts, comments, photos, music, video, tags… The user might need to fill out the form to provide some information before processing on to account deletion. The right to data portability The meaning of Right to data portability is that users are able to export and receive all of their personal data in a machine-readable format. Therefore, a user can now generate a customizable export of data with this new build 3 functionality. You can access this feature by selecting Download a Copy of your Data in Account Settings section. Users can choose which data they wish to export from the next page A zip file will be downloaded which include all data entities you select to export before in JSON format. And, phpFox 4.6.1 Build 4 is available now! We are pleased to inform you about the very quick release 4.6.1 build 4 for maintenance. Some important security improvements and bug fixes are included in this version. Please refer to this article for more details. You can report in our GitHub tracker if you found any bugs with this release. Moreover, you can submit a ticket in your client area to receive support from our team.   Summary We hope that with these releases, it will be easier for you to meet your compliance needs and obligations. Please feel free to contact us either from your Client Area or email at hello@phpfox.com if you have any questions.
  • 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 enabled And 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 Info Download Upgrade Instructions Installation Instructions Change Log See 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.
  • phpFox 4.6.1 Build 2 Release

    phpFox 4.6.1 Build 2 Release

    We are back to announce the quick release of phpFox 4.6.1 build 2. Together with the release of phpFox 4.6.1, we have added some significant improvements in scalability of this version but it seems the installation didn't work well in some particular cases. That is the reason for this maintenance release. Aside from the reported issues we received, we have fixed some bugs focusing on the critical ones. In this build, we have fixed Problem installing the site if using CloudFare Blank site if the site is using a clone theme of Material 4.6.0  Lost language phrases after upgrading And some other minor issues are also fixed in this release. For any clients who did try upgrading to version 4.6.1 and are having one of 3 issues above, you won't be able to use the package 4.6.1b2 to fix the problem. Instead, please refer to this page for the complete solution in installing/upgrading your site. Or feel free to contact us in Client Area. We are more than glad to help you Installation Info Download Upgrade Instructions Installation Instructions Change Log See 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.
  • phpFox 4.6.1 Official Release

    phpFox 4.6.1 Official Release

    Coolest Social Network CMS ever! That is one of the highlights of this latest stable version release. With its newly designed AdminCP, phpFox officially announces the release of phpFox 4.6.1. (more…)
  • phpFox 4.6.1 Development Release

    phpFox 4.6.1 Development Release

    phpFox is about to release phpFox version 4.6.1, which includes fixes for issues reported by clients in GitHub and in our Community Forum. It also includes feature improvements that are carefully tested by the phpFox development team. There is also going to have a new AdminCP Layout on this latest version. But before the official release, we will release this dev release for testing purposes. Download the Dev Release package in the Client Area For Testing Purposes This Development Release is specifically for all phpFox 3rd party Experts only. The purpose of this release is for all the 3rd Party Experts to test the compatibility of all 3rd party products which include apps and themes to the latest version of phpFox 4.6.1. The 3rd Party Experts will perform the necessary test and tweak features in this version. Compared to the current phpFox 4.6.0, this version contains many improvements that will absolutely love by phpFox fans out there. We encourage you to submit your feedback via ticket. We would love to hear any feedback or suggestions that can help phpFox 4.6.1 before we launch the official release.
  • phpFox 4.6.1 is coming out soon!

    phpFox 4.6.1 is coming out soon!

    You are about to discover the latest updates for phpFox 4.6.1. So buckle up and let us take you to what this version has to offer. MAIN FEATURE UPDATES   AdminCP New Layout One of the main feature updates in phpFox 4.6.1 is the new layout of its AdminCP. Recently, we posted an article regarding the new look of the Admin Control Panel. Read the Sneak Peek for the new phpFox AdminCP if you happen to missed it. Rechecked all the Core Settings To optimize the performance of the script, we run through its core settings to deprecate all the useless settings and add more useful ones.   Improvements in version phpFox 4.6.1 Support option to show/hide site menu with user groups. "Share" app will be added to Manage Apps page in the AdminCP for easier management of user group settings. Add a Block to AdminCP Dashboard feature is back. phpFox script is now compatible to run on PHP version 7.2 Additional information for IP such as region, city, zip code, lat, long and timezone Fixed Bugs/Issues Duplicated "Meta Keyword" field in Create Static Page page Unable to edit Relationship Statuses in Manage Relationship Statuses page (AdminCP). The photo doesn't show in the feed when users update profile picture. Quizzes and Polls don't load up the results if the Ajax Mode is turned off. The last character of messages in the feed is removed if it's a colon. Duplicated info of "Member Since" in Profile Info page. Cannot login as other users. Missing custom fields in registration popup when enabling the setting "Multi-step registration". Cannot add a ban filter with wildcard email address. Admin can't edit feeds on User Profile page. Users state info show wrong when admin edit their info from AdminCP. Replicated custom fields were blocked in other users profiles. Show avatar of the current admin when editing users in Admicp. Material Template Updates Allow admin to freeze header, sub-menu, profile-menu, and left-right columns The layout of some core components is updated such as comment, reposition profile cover, custom privacy. All the reported bugs and issues have been fixed.   There you go. We hope that this update can help you figure out what this version has to offer. The official release of this version will be in April 2018. We are still in the progress of improving the core script itself. We are also continuously gathering all the information from the list of reported items. In the meantime, please help us report all the issues on our GitHub to be able to fix it before the official release. You can also submit a ticket in your Client Area alternatively. 'Til our next post.
  • Sneak Peek for the new phpFox AdminCP

    Sneak Peek for the new phpFox AdminCP

    Are you having a great time using the new AdminCP of phpFox 4.6.0? Because we are about to make your experience even more exciting. As you know phpFox AdminCP has changed ever since the released of phpFox 4.6.0. And it looks awesome! But we don't want to settle for less. We want to give you the best. And to make it more convenient and easy to use, we come up with this new layout of the AdminCP. But when is this going to be available? We will let you know in a bit. But for now, let's take a look first at its new look. Dashboard We know that the Dashboard is the first thing you can see when you log in to your AdminCP. In this new design, we make sure that your experience will be so much better. As you can see in the image above, you will be able to see slides about the recent blogs from phpFox so you won't miss any news from us. On top of that, we will add a notification icon that will serve as an alert for some pending items. We also reorganized some of the blocks like site statistics, active admins, latest admin logins, and notes. There will be a space for your logo too. Dashboard's Auto Search Tool The Global Search tool is now placed on top center part of your AdminCP. Making it easier for you to find a specific setting with its auto-suggestion feature. The Form Editor The new layout of form editor has much cleaner and professional look. Settings are very organized and easier to change. We moved all the setting options in the middle of the page in order for you to easily change the settings. AdminCP Tables The table in the phpFox's AdminCP is also redesigned to easily manage and configure. Let's start with viewing the apps on how it will look like. In the image above, you will notice that there is "add button" to easily add items to the table. This button will be present in all the tables on your AdminCP. See the next image for more. Above image is showing the checkbox to select multiple items from the table. It also shows the setting option in each item to select the necessary option for that specific item. As you notice in the image above, we will also add a pagination option. This feature is good when browsing members on your site. You can set how many members will show up on each page. As you can see in the above image, you are still able to enjoy the drag option to rearrange items in your table. When searching for a specific item or user on your site, Advanced search filter is the best solution to that.  As you can see in the image above, we also integrate advanced search in the table of your phpFox AdminCP. Its new design is more nice and clean. And whenever you changed something on your site or in the table, this is how the popup form will look like on the table. Empty State The empty state shows whenever you clear all your notifications or alerts in the AdminCP. See how clean it looks like in the image above.   The data and some information on the images above are just mockups to show you the new design of the AdminCP. It can still change a bit during the development and might look a bit different on the final version. The question is when this will be effective? I'm sure all of you are excited to know. This new AdminCP layout will be effective on April 2018 together with the release of phpFox 4.6.1. Your thoughts are important to us. So if you got some comments or suggestions please let us know by submitting a ticket in the client area or via live chat on our website.
  • phpFox 4.6.0 Official Release

    phpFox 4.6.0 Official Release

    Hurray! The long wait is finally over. We are delighted to announce the Official Release of phpFox 4.6.0. This is one of the biggest and finest releases in phpFox history. Some of you might already experience the Beta and the RC Release of this version. But for the benefit of the newbies, we would like to give you a quick idea about this latest stable version of our social network script. phpFox is a software or a platform you can use to start building an online community. It has essential default features of a social network. It is developed and well-maintained by our hardworking and professional phpFox team. Our script is also supported by 3rd party experts from all over the world. These experts are providing feature customization and 3rd party plugins that you can easily add and install to your site. phpFox 4.6.0 Frontend What to expect in phpFox 4.6.0 Official Release? In this version, you will experience the fastest, the safest, and the most updated features that you cannot find on any other social network platforms. You will be able to use its new and beautifully designed template - The Material Template, as one of the default templates in phpFox from this version onwards. phpFox also releases all the default core apps as Standalone Apps. This is a major target of phpFox version 4.6.0. Porting all core apps to standalone apps and publish them in the phpFox store. Purchase New License You can purchase our script by just clicking the button below. But hey! We also have an exclusive 14-day Free Trial for you and you can visit the Demo sites (Material Demo site or Bootstrap Demo site) anytime. Upgrade for Free For those who hold V4 licenses, you can now start upgrading your sites to phpFox 4.6.0 by following the instructions in the articles below Upgrade Instructions Installation Instructions For those who still hold Legacy licenses, please contact us using your licensed email and get your license converted to phpFox V4 Lite for free. Change Log Changed File List Here are some of the Highlights in phpFox 4.6.0 Latest and beautifully designed Material Template New AdminCP Layout Site Statistics block on the Homepage Files Uploader: supports drag & drop, preview thumbnails, upload process bar. Data Sorting in the AdminCP Notification in AdminCP in case there are new pending items. You can check out the full features of phpFox 4.6.0 in our Documentation Center. phpFox 4.6.0 Backend We, the phpFox team, are feeling excited and fantastic for this version release. We hope that you also feel interested and joyful about this update. Just reach out to our live chat agent or submit a ticket in your client area for any questions regarding phpFox. Don't forget to bookmark this page for more blog announcements.
  • phpFox 4.6.0 RC Release

    phpFox 4.6.0 RC Release

    phpFox 4.6.0 RC is available Happy Holiday! Just a few days left in this year. And we are all excitedly counting down for New Year 2018! Wish you will have happy memories with your family and friends in this special moment. We are so pleased right now bringing you a sweet present: the phpFox 4.6.0 RC version is available. We would like to take a moment to send our appreciation to all clients and beta testers who have contributed significantly to this release with suggestions, feedbacks, and reports. Without you guys, our team is undoubtedly unable to come up with this version in such short period. Please keep on helping us with your valuable inputs. That inspires and helps us to improve our products in the future. In this RC release, we mainly focus on improving the performance of phpFox platform by acknowledging all recommendations from you and continuously advancing phpFox to that direction. Being faster, smoother and more stable is the goal we are aiming to achieve. Our performance test indicates that RC version has much better results compare to beta release in term of speed and performance. Aside from improvements in performance and stability, most of the reports on bugs and issues from users on Github and phpFox Community are carefully handled and fixed in this RC release. We are pleased to say we are coming very close to the official release of 4.6.0 which is expected as the best phpFox version ever. We would like to invite you to try, experience and give us feedbacks on RC release of phpFox 4.6.0. You can download package in Client Area from now. Same as Beta Release, we only recommend you to use the RC build for testing purpose only. Please consider seriously and carefully when using it on your Production site. Have feedback or Need our support? Please either submit a ticket in our Client Area or drop us emails at hello@phpfox.com. We love to hear from you.  
  • phpFox 4.6.0 Beta Release

    phpFox 4.6.0 Beta Release

    The phpFox 4.6.0 Beta Version is up. The long wait is over. Experience the latest version of phpFox 4.6.0 through this Beta version release. You will get early access to test all the core features of phpFox with its latest design, Material Template.The package is now available in Download section of Client Area so you can get it from now. This beta release is for testing purposes only. We do not recommend to upgrade your production sites to this Beta version. If you have a development site, you can upgrade your site and test this release. (CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE FOR THE BETA DEMO SITE) For those upgrading their development or newly established sites, you will need the full upgrade routine as well as some other steps for the upgrade. When doing the upgrade, you should disable all the 3rd party apps including themes and language packs installed on your site. In version 4.6.0, we have defined new standards for future. This is the big upgrade with many improvements in layout structure. Hence, it may obviously take more time for our Experts to make their products fully compatible with 4.6.0. In case you would like to experience 3rd-party apps on 4.6.0 Beta, please contact their vendors to check for the compatible versions first. They have been in the process of testing the compatibility since the release of Developer Build. For those who are not familiar with this software yet, phpFox is a powerful platform for building Social Network websites. It has essential features of a Social Network to make an online community. This software is also supported by the 3rd party app experts around the globe. And now, phpFox releases the newly-designed beta version of phpFox 4.6.0. Its demo is here so feel free to check it out. New Features New beautiful layout design with default Material template Sorting of data in the AdminCP AdminCP notifications Add new files uploader: support drag-drop, preview thumbnails, upload process bar. View more ⟶ Improvements Update layout and structure of Admincp Confirm popup appears when a user tries to delete an item Support translation for Subscription Packages Support check-in when user sharing photos in feed Add new feed when users update their cover photo. Add compare section on Memberships page. Support enable/disable the main menu in Admincp View more ⟶ Removed Features Legacy Inbox to Manage Messages page Block's toggle button on mobile View more ⟶ Your Feedback Matters The official release of phpFox 4.6.0 will be in Jan 2018. To manage the quality of this big upgrade and get your feedback for essential improvements in soonest time, we decided to release the Beta version for now although there are still some known issues such as: Issue of lack permission when upgrading phpFox along with default apps directly from version 3.9.0 to 4.6.0 Users can't change password if signing up via Facebook Break characters are removed in status post Suggestions widget/block does not refresh when a friend request is sent. And some minor defects. However, our team is going to resolve them ALL before the official release for sure. The main purpose of this beta release is to provide a fully functioning demo with the latest version of the phpFox script. We encourage you to give feedback as much as you can or report any bugs you encounter. Please either submit a ticket in our Client Area or drop us emails at hello@phpfox.com to let us know your thoughts. Love to hear from you soon.
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