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  • phpFox 4.8.10 Official Release

    phpFox 4.8.10 Official Release

    We’re beyond excited to tell you that phpFox web version 4.8.10 is finally here. All of your feedback and concerns had been heard and looked into. Hence, this update is what our team has been working on these past few months to bring you a better experience and the most satisfying improvements.   Here, we’ll summarize what key highlights you need to know about the web version 4.8.10 and give you full instructions on how to upgrade smoothly. Major Improvements This phpFox web version update focuses on providing a smoother User Experience and improving some features to make it easier for community admins and users to operate and interact. Add progress bar when user uploads cover photo Now when uploading a new cover photo, you will see the progress bar showing how it's going. This improvement seems minor but it will definitely make the cover-uploading process feel fluid and smooth.   Add option ‘Send Now’ for the scheduled post Additionally, for the scheduled posts, you will have an option to send posts immediately. This means you can decide to post instantly after having scheduled a post on your feed. Support multiple languages for ‘Main content’ Guess what’s even better in this update? With the Multi-language function, you can now customize the “Main content” section in your preferred languages! It’s a great way to tailor to those whose primary language may be different from the primary language currently on your website.   Include ‘Phone Number’ option in the Ban filter Besides Usernames, Emails, IP Address, and Words, now we add up one more powerful filter, ‘Phone Number’ to the Ban Filters. As a result, this addon segment will help the administrator better manage the community by removing users with phone numbers.   Edit user profile Add asterisk on required custom fields Missing required fields - All messages should be shown at the same time 👉Read more on Release Notes and the Changelog to see other bug fixes and details in phpFox 4.8.10.   Upgrade to phpFox 4.8.10 The package of phpFox 4.8.10 is available for you to download in our Client Area. To upgrade your phpFox site to version 4.8.10, you have to run the full upgrade routine as our Upgrade Instructions. We highly recommend you back up your site and database before proceeding with the upgrade. And, don’t forget to check with 3rd-party experts about the compatibility of all the apps/templates you are using.   ❗ Note: If your phpFox site is using 3rd-party apps or has customizations, please see our recommendations. 🔑For the new phpFox installation, the following articles will be helpful to you: Download Installation Guide Don’t hesitate to submit tickets or report immediately to our GitHub Tracker or Client Area for any issue. We appreciate any feedback and idea to make phpFox better!  
  • MetaFox Developer Release

    MetaFox Developer Release

    We know that you have been waiting so long for updates on our brand new product which is known as phpFox V5. Today, we delightedly announce a very first look at the Developer Release of phpFox V5 which has the official codename as MetaFox.  With the new simplified and impressive design, we employ React, the latest Frontend technology, to power the new MetaFox Frontend system. Meanwhile, the Backend of the software has been rewritten to apply most of the recent technologies to make the software much more robust. This is just the starting for MetaFox, and we’ll have lots more to share with you as we move through its next official releases. Please stay tuned! For phpFox Experts The main purpose of MetaFox Developer Release is for only phpFox Experts to study our new product in advance. This Developer Release includes the MetaFox Core and some basic apps such as Feed, Photos, Members, Blogs, Polls. We also prepared the Sample Notes app with a detailed guide so you can refer to it when creating MetaFox apps. If you are a phpFox developer and interested in experiencing MetaFox, please feel free to reach out to us in the Client Area to get the package. Moreover, in order to study our product conveniently, you may like to refer to the MetaFox Developer Document. As always, we love to get your feedback early, to help us improve the product in the general availability release (ETA Q4/2022). We can't wait to hear what you think, your finding, and suggestions about MetaFox.  Thank you for your continued support!
  • phpFox Mobile 1.8.1 Official Release

    phpFox Mobile 1.8.1 Official Release

    phpFox strives to reach new heights. With that in mind, we proudly present the updated phpFox Mobile version 1.8.1
  • phpFox 4.8.9 Official Release

    phpFox 4.8.9 Official Release

    In the latest upgrade and enhancement, new features and improvements have been added to phpFox 4.8.9. Your contributions have improved our environment, and for that, we would love to express our appreciation.
  • phpFox Mobile 1.8.0 Official Release

    phpFox Mobile 1.8.0 Official Release

    To kick off 2022 with a BIG BANG, we proudly present the new updated phpFox Mobile version 1.8.0, which includes various improvements. In addition, recent improvements for ChatPlus and Live Streaming are included in this year's release.   Mobile Core   Better Quality of Life    With the updated version, now you can select and approve multiple pictures at once, making the process of sending or receiving them a lot easier. In addition, the new version will also support  compressing every photo by default, making the uploading process easier and more streamlined.    The layout for some long texts on the Profile Privacy page will also be improved, giving users has a better look at the information.    Higher Security Levels    Users will no longer have to worry about losing their accounts if they lose their mobile devices that are currently signed in. When this occurs, you have to change the password, and the account will be forced to log out on all mobile devices and websites. And also, it allows users to delete phone numbers if the account already has an email and vice versa.    →That's a significant step forward in terms of account security.   On top of it, the system will display the phone number verified in the account setting page after the user signs up for the account via email. And every time a user requests to resend the passcode, the system will generate and send the new passcode right to the user's phone number.    →These strict security measures are enhanced to prevent the theft of the user's valuable personal data.   Other Highlighted New Features / Improvements   Support "Reassign owner" function for Page/Group  The user could copy the thread in Forum The confirmation will appear when the user want to unfriend someone Some minor improvements on updating email/phone number Display the created time of each poll/quiz on the listing page   ChatPlus    Improved interactions    These new improvements allow you to see a small notification whenever they receive a new message. This helps users stay in touch with each other more timely.   Better Layout After looking at the current layout, we have decided to make some changes and adjustments to improve the UI to make it more user-friendly and appealing.   Accessibility    phpFox Mobile 1.8.0 supports the "Download photo" function in the conversation, which can help you receive and store the pictures from other users.    When you are in a group chat, type in @ a list of usernames of that particular group to tag/mention them in the conversation.   Live Streaming   Privacy is extremely important, especially when using social networks and online communities. This new Mobile version 1.8.0 prevents blocked users from seeing your live videos.    Connect With Friends   You can now tag other users into your Livestream Video detail.    To see the full detailed update, please click here: phpFox Mobile 1.8.0 Release Notes.   Upgrade now and get all these new features and improvements added to your social networks!  Open Mobile Build ticket in our Client Area to request us to upgrade your mobile apps. Don't hesitate to submit tickets or report immediately to our Client Area for any issue. We're constantly working to improve your phpFox experience. We always appreciate any feedback to make phpFox better; hence please feel free to share with us your ideas.
  • phpFox 4.8.8 Official Release

    phpFox 4.8.8 Official Release

    The finest software is one that is always being updated. As a result, we at phpFox are always looking for new ways to better both our products and ourselves. Our ecosystem is better because of your efforts; we thank you for them. In every new release, we have taken into account all the complaints and ideas that our users raised. phpFox 4.8.8 has just been upgraded and greatly enhanced, and it includes many new features and improvements.   Highly Secure  Privacy and security have been and always will be one of the top priorities for internet users. So finding new ways to keep user data and personal information protected is a must with the help of the newly transferred "Enable 2-step verification," allowing the user to be more flexible and proactive about protecting their own account and personal information.      Users can also verify their account via phone, email, or QR code, which simplifies the process while increasing security.    Improve User Experience  On the Sign-up page, the warning message of missing fields will be displayed sequentially. Meaning that instead of scrolling up and checking each field, users will be able to check which field they miss faster and easier. As a result, making the process a lot quicker heightens the user experience and interaction even more.    Proactive management Sometimes managing the user in your online community can be a lot of hard work as they are active at different times. Therefore, searching for certain users while offline can be overwhelming, especially if you have thousands of users in your social network.    That's why with the updated web version 4.8.8, you can search for them with phone numbers. Not only that, the user will be able to see "SMS Notification" when something is added to their page.    Some other highlight Improvements/New Features   The phone number which has been verified will be displayed on the Account Setting page after the user signs up for an account via email. Support import users with Phone numbers and add warning alert when no file has been uploaded When mentioning a secret group in status, the hyperlink will be removed on the group name for users who have not joined that group When inviting a friend, it will be auto-tag data on the SMS field if clicking out of the box or on the 'Send Invitation' button The user profile avatar directory path will be added uploading time Support import users with Phone numbers and add warning alerts when no file has been uploaded.   → To see the full detailed update please click here: phpFox Mobile 4.8.8 Release Notes.   Upgrade phpFox 4.8.8     The package of phpFox 4.8.8 is available for you to download in our Client Area. To upgrade your phpFox site to version 4.8.8, you have to run the full upgrade routine as our Upgrade Instructions.    We highly recommend you backup your site and database before proceeding with the upgrade. And, don’t forget to check with 3rd-party experts about the compatibility of all the apps/templates you are using.   If your phpFox site is using 3rd-party apps or has customizations, please see our recommendations.   For the new phpFox installation, the following articles will be helpful to you: Download Installation Guide   There are more details for your information in the phpFox Release Notes and the Changelog.   Don’t hesitate to submit tickets or report immediately to our GitHub Tracker or Client Area for any issue. We always appreciate any feedback to make phpFox better, hence please feel free to share with us your ideas.
  • Mobile App 1.7.6 Official Release

    Mobile App 1.7.6 Official Release

    The best software is one that is always being improved. That’s why we here at phpFox are giving our all trying to be the better version of ourselves each and every day. Looking through all of your valuable comments and feedback we have made adjustments and improvements to the old phpFox mobile. We proudly present you the new updated phpFox Mobile 1.7.6 and bring new values to you and your business.    Better UX with Social Login/Sign up   No more tedious, and complicated registration process, because your users now can easily sign in or register with the most common social Login options. Users could log in with one click via Google, Facebook, and Apple account.   Access with Phone Number   This feature is very valuable. It is available in the previous version but it's more friendly in this version. Email access only is now the thing from the past, as the user will be able to login there with just the code sent via their mobile devices. This feature delights users' experience while using the app.   User Freely Express Emotions   You can now create and customize the reactions suitable for your user which help them express themselves more with your content or with one another. Letting users express their emotions and feelings can drastically improve user experience and interaction on your social network. This brings an unique experience for users when using your social network.   High Streaming Quality   Low streaming quality can leave a very bad impression on the viewers. phpFox supports live streaming from the web using OBS can greatly upgrade your livestream quality to a different level, and create the best experience for your users.    Highly Responsive and Accessible    PhpFox mobile 1.7.6 now allows you to answer the call right on the lock screen.    Some Highlighted New Features / Improvements Support register/login with Google account The country code will be auto-detected in Verification by SMS and supporting select the country code For uploaded video, user can see video title/view/like/description and edit it directly in the activity feed The "Contact Seller" button will be hidden when the seller views the listing details in the Marketplace app Chatplus - Ask for permission to draw over other apps at the 1st running the Android  app Support upload/view video on Mobile App with Mux Chatplus - User can accept and join the audio/video call without unlocking the screen on Android app Live Streaming - Support live stream from web using OBS Live Streaming - Support “Community” privacy   To see the full detailed update please click here: phpFox Mobile 1.7.6 Release Notes.   Upgrade now and get all these new features and improvements added to your social networks!  Open Mobile Build ticket in our Client Area to request us to upgrade your mobile apps.   Don’t hesitate to submit tickets or report immediately to our Client Area for any issue. We’re constantly working to improve your phpFox experience. We always appreciate any feedback to make phpFox better, hence please feel free to share with us your ideas.
  • phpFox 4.8.7 Official Release

    phpFox 4.8.7 Official Release

    Your feedback is extremely useful to our ecosystem, and we thank you for it. Each new version has undoubtedly taken into account all issue complaints and suggestions. It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of phpFox 4.8.7 as part of our commitment to continuously update phpFox with new Core features, performance enhancements, and bug fixes. Let's dig right in, shall we? Bugs Fixed   Tackle the issue force user verify phone number again after change email address Tackle the issue can't get video information when sharing a Vimeo URL if a site has been blocked connection by Vimeo Next-gen format image doesn’t work properly when editing Theme Resolve the issue thumbnail doesn't show when sharing the link of Facebook/Instagram to feed (if Facebook Connect app is disabled) When clicking on "Manage Phrases" of a language (PHP 8) in the module "Manage Language Packages", it will show 500 error Could not load app categories when access to ACP>>{App}>>Manage Categories (Bootstrap - PHP 8) Display duplicate after refresh multiple times in AdminCP > Site Statistics Could not sign up with Google account if there are required custom fields on the Registration form Paste text in Status/comment composer misses paragraph formatting Wrong image extension after update profile avatar with a format .jpeg  Could not hide block "Users You May Know" in the "Browse user" page Missing validate email when inputting to email friend invites In User Profile, the Custom field does not follow the order which has been set in the backend When sharing a link in feed, the Preview disappears after removing the link and sometimes it's not User cannot send an invitation email at the first time User can edit a post without inputting text Losing value in "Port" and "Database number" when editing Message Queue with type Redis When user edits photo feed right after posting, the redundant large space appears under tags/check-in Cron job app is still keeping after uninstalling it "Search user groups settings" only effects after performing Clear All caches Some XSS Attack on Feed Missing some phrases in AdminCP Missing featured icon on blocks (Recently Active, Users You May Know) and keeping Feature action after featuring others When tag friends  on feed, Redundant slash displays if friend name has special characters Losing the animation when viewing the comments with GIF   New Features / Improvements   The warning message will be displayed sequentially in the Registration and Contact Us form The country code will be auto-detected in Verification by SMS  Adding some core frequently used emails to Emails settings in AdminCP Supporting Submenu Creation  Supporting schedule the post on feed  Hiding 2 fields, Client ID and Client Secret, in the Payment Method section under Account Settings Supporting Multiple Languages for Anti-Spam Security Questions After admin updated Relationship Statuses in AdminCP, the new information will be auto-linked in Front-end without Clear Cache manually The buttons will be disabled after clicking on 'Deselect All' in the Browse users page in AdminCP The link in the email of reported items can be clickable. The confirmation popup will be appeared when deleting a friends list  The notification/email of the private post (only me) will not be sent to the tagged user  Users won't be allowed to search for a friend to tag on the feed if the setting "Who can tag me in written contexts?" of that friend is "No one" Using regex validation setting for importing users in AdminCP    Upgrade phpFox 4.8.7     The package of phpFox 4.8.7 is available for you to download in our Client Area. To upgrade your phpFox site to version 4.8.7, you have to run the full upgrade routine as our Upgrade Instructions.    We highly recommend you backup your site and database before proceeding with the upgrade. And, don’t forget to check with 3rd-party experts about the compatibility of all the apps/templates you are using.   If your phpFox site is using 3rd-party apps or has customizations, please see our recommendations.   For the new phpFox installation, the following articles will be helpful to you: Download Installation Guide   There are more details for your information in the phpFox Release Notes and the Changelog. Don’t hesitate to submit tickets or report immediately to our GitHub Tracker or Client Area for any issue. We always appreciate any feedback to make phpFox better, hence please feel free to share with us your ideas.
  • phpFox Mobile App 1.7.5 Official Release

    phpFox Mobile App 1.7.5 Official Release

    How’s it going? We are so excited to announce that the phpFox Mobile App 1.7.5 has been officially released. In addition to bug fixes, many cool features have been added to the mobile app that I believe that you shall be interested in. Let’s take a look at them now. Mobile App 1.7.5 Bug fixes Hide activity points in users' About Info section Fixed errors when a reshared post automatically disappeared if there were a change in the privacy of the original post. Fixed cropped image in Event cover photo Sponsor in feed post stays on the top of the feed. Users are now automatically being tags in a reply comment Enable selection of photo album on ios Improvements Optimize iPhone storage Improved DateTime picker on iOS 14 Support custom tab bar with animation Have an option for menus configuration for a specific user group on the mobile app Do not show Quizzes results on iOS and Android apps Support privacy setting in feed with “Community" permission Support  “Invitee only” option for  Event’s privacy Support  non-friends chat function for Instant Message Improved map feature New features Integrate deep link Autoplay video in Feed. This feature is only functional for videos uploaded directly from local storage and is not yet supported for external video links. Upgrade Mobile App 1.7.5 You can open a Mobile Build ticket in our Client Area to request us to upgrade your mobile apps.   There are more details for your information in the phpFox Release Notes. Don’t hesitate to submit tickets or report immediately to our Client Area for any issue. We’re constantly working to improve your phpFox experience. We always appreciate any feedback to make phpFox better, hence please feel free to share with us your ideas.
  • phpFox 4.8.6 Official Release

    phpFox 4.8.6 Official Release

    As part of our commitment to regularly update phpFox with new Core features, performance improvements, and bug fixes, we are pleased to announce the official release of phpFox 4.8.6.
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