Category: phpFox Releases

  • phpFox 4.7.6 Official Release

    phpFox 4.7.6 Official Release

    We truly appreciate your invaluable contributions by continuously providing us your feedback through our ecosystem. Surely, all issue reports and suggestions have been taken seriously into consideration for every new release. As our commitment to update phpFox regularly for more Core features, performance enhancements, and bug fixes, we delightedly announce the official release of phpFox 4.7.6 today. You can review the full list of improvements and bug fixes of this new version in the Release Notes and Changelog.Upgrade to phpFox 4.7.6 The phpFox 4.7.6 is released along with new versions of the Material template, Pages and Groups apps. To upgrade your phpFox site to 4.7.6, you will need to run the full upgrade routine as our Upgrade Instructions.We encourage you to back up your site and database before proceeding the upgrade. Temporarily disabling all 3rd-party apps during the phpFox upgrade is highly recommended to avoid unexpected issues. And, please don't forget to check with 3rd-party experts about the compatibility of all the apps/templates you are using before enabling them then.In case your phpFox site has customizations, you can refer to our recommendations.For new installation, the following articles are helpful to you:– Download – Installation GuideHaving any issues with the upgrade or installation? Please feel free to submit tickets or report immediately to our GitHub Tracker or Client Area.Again, we always appreciate any feedback to make phpFox better, so please don't hesitate to share your thoughts. New to phpFox If you are looking for a completed solution to build up your own Social Network, phpFox is the right platform for you. Thriving to be the best platform for Social Network, phpFox can definitely help you build your online community: Full-featured, Fast, Responsive, Stable, Easy to customize, Scalable, Mobile-ready with iOS and Android apps, and several extensions from 3rd-party developers.You can build up your own Social Network within minutes with our best Support service. 
  • phpFox Mobile App version 1.4 Official Release

    phpFox Mobile App version 1.4 Official Release

    How is your day going? As our promise, next to the release of Reactions, Status Background apps as well as Mobile API 4.3.0, today we are proud to announce that the phpFox Mobile App version 1.4 Official Release is here. You can submit tickets in Client Area from now to upgrade your mobile apps. And certainly, before upgrading your mobile apps, let’s see which features this new mobile app version brings to your users.phpFox Mobile App version 1.4 Here are the highlighted features in the phpFox Mobile App version 1.4 - User subscription - Reactions and Status Background - Have push notification for new messages. - Support more components for 3rd-party app integration.User subscription Subscription is always one of the main phpFox Monetization features that bring site owner money. This is why we decided to prioritize this feature in mobile apps in this version. In particular, on mobile apps, users will be able to choose subscription plans when signing up, upgrade subscription in the Account Settings area, and then proceed purchase with Paypal or activity points as the web version. This feature will make your users feel more comfortable because they can subscribe to a package on either web or mobile apps.Reactions and Status Background As you may know, these features were first introduced on Facebook a few years ago and quickly become Must-Have key features for any social network site to increase user engagement. Thus, we decided to support them on our mobile apps by default. By upgrading your mobile apps to version 1.4, your users will have the ability to react to a post or comment with their true mood like Haha, Wow, Like, Sad, etc and decorate their statuses with attractive backgrounds. It is necessary to note that you will need to install the Reactions app and Feed Status Background app on the phpFox site.Push Notification for new messages Similar to other popular Messenger apps, your users can receive a push notification when their friends send them new messages from now. It helps your users still get updates of new messages even though they are not open the app. This feature was proposed by valued feedback from our loyal clients. Thank you for always standing by us. For sure that phpFox always keeps listening to our client feedback in order to make phpFox better day by day. Support more components for 3rd-party app integration. 3rd-party apps on phpFox Store are always important parts of phpFox. Our team continues supporting more API and layout components to help 3rd-party experts integrate their products to our mobile apps easier and quicker. Our documentation for apps integration solution is going to update frequently. Therefore, please keep watching our Developer documentation in order to receive our latest updates.  How to upgrade phpFox Mobile apps It is necessary to note that the new features in phpFox Mobile app version 1.4 are only available when using with Mobile API 4.3.0. If you intend to build your mobile apps by yourself, please don't forget to upgrade the Mobile API on your phpFox site. If you use our Mobile Build Service, we will help upgrade the Mobile API app while building your mobile apps. You can open a Mobile Build ticket in Client Area to request for Mobile upgrade from now. Moreover, I can inform that the Mobile API 4.3.0 already supports multiple API versions. It means that your users using the published apps (with older mobile version) could access the site normally after the Mobile API app is upgraded to version 4.3.0.  What's new on version 1.5? You may be surprised if knowing that our team has started on mobile app version 1.5. I cannot wait to reveal some info on this new version now. According to our plan, in version 1.5, we are going to have the following significant updates:- Able to purchase listing items on apps- Support Mention (Friend Tagging) feature on feed status and comment.- Improve the stability and performance of IM chat with new technology- More components for the 3rd-party Integration solution.- Able to hide feeds of abusive users directly on Home Feed.- And many other improvements and bug fixes.Is that cool? However, we still love to have your thoughts. If you are having more suggestions, please don't hesitate to share with us. Wanna get Premium mobile apps today! You can merely purchase new or upgrade your phpFox license to ULTIMATE license to get Premium mobile apps. With Premium mobile apps, you can build your mobile apps under your branding. In particular, you can have:– Change App Launch Screen, App Icon, Logo, etc.– Change Color Scheme of your mobile app to comply with the web version– Distribute mobile apps to Apple Store and Google Play under your Developer account.And, please stay tuned with us. We are going to get back with interesting news very soon.
  • phpFox 4.7.5 Official Release

    phpFox 4.7.5 Official Release

    As our continuous endeavor to provide the best platform for social network sites, we delightedly announce the official release of phpFox 4.7.5. This minor release is mainly to fix issues reported from Client Area and our Official Github Tracker. You can review the full list of improvements and bug fixes in the Release Notes and Changelog.Let's upgrade to phpFox 4.7.5 The phpFox 4.7.5 is released along with new versions of Material template and Photos app. To upgrade your phpFox site to 4.7.5, you will need to run the full upgrade routine as our Upgrade Instructions. We encourage you to back up your site and database before proceeding 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, our recommendations can help you.In case of new installation, you can refer to the following articles to download and install new phpFox site:– Download – Installation GuideGot any issues with this version? Please let us know by submitting tickets or reporting immediately to our GitHub Tracker or Client Area. Also, we encourage you to join and stay connected with the Community Forum.We always appreciate any feedback to make phpFox better, so please don't hesitate to share your thoughts. New to phpFox If you are new to phpFox and looking for a solution to build up your own Social Network, then phpFox is the right platform for you. phpFox is the ultimate solution for any social network sites. Thriving to be the best platform for Social Network, phpFox has everything you can expect from a social network: Full-featured, Fast, Responsive, Stable, Easy to customize, Scalable, Mobile-ready with iOS and Android apps, and several extensions from 3rd-party developers.You can build up your own Social Network within minutes with our best Support service. 
  • phpFox Mobile App version 1.3 Official Release

    phpFox Mobile App version 1.3 Official Release

    How's it going? We are happy to get back to you today and glad to announce that the phpFox Mobile App version 1.3 has been officially released. Before talking more the mobile version 1.3, we would like to share with you some compelling updates about our mobile apps.Since the first release of iOS and Android apps, we are super excited that many clients are interested in using our Premium mobile apps. We have been receiving many requests to start Mobile Build service. Most of them were completed and their mobile apps are now available on Apple Store and Google Play. It's fantastic, isn't it? While working on Mobile Build projects, we are so thankful for many valuable suggestions, positive feedback as well as issue reports. They are a big motivation for us to continuously improve our mobile apps with more features as well as make them more stable. Now, let's take a look at what's new in the mobile version 1.3phpFox Mobile App version 1.3  In this new mobile app version, on top of many bug fixes to make mobile apps more stable, we supported 3 main improvements / new features below:- Monetization with Google Admob- Performance and UI/UX Improvements- Integration solution for 3rd-party apps  Monetization with Google Admob Integration The mobile app version 1.3 support displaying ads by Google Admob. Mobile Ads can be configured easily in AdminCP. You can have either banner ads displaying on top or bottom or full-page ads (Interstitial, Rewarded type) of specific pages on mobile apps. You will see that many ads settings are supported, such as which location and how often ads display, ads priority, etc.Performance and UI/UX Improvements We always do care about the Performance, design, and user experience on phpFox mobile apps. In the aspect of performance, we improved the loading speed of both app and user content. We also use Lazy loading that the images are only loaded whenever they need to be displayed. These improvements and other native animations added make the phpFox mobile apps work obviously smoother and faster.Integration solution for 3rd-party apps We totally understand that 3rd-party phpFox apps are a very important part of every phpFox site as they help fulfill more functionalities. We have received many questions about how 3rd-party apps could work on phpFox Mobile Apps. In mobile version 1.3, our team has been working really hard to design and implement a mechanism for integration solution. Any 3rd-party experts can merely add necessary APIs to their phpFox apps to make their features work on the phpFox Mobile app. It is amazing, isn't it? The detailed Development Guide has been prepared and will be published on phpFox Developer Documents very soon. How to upgrade phpFox Mobile apps It is necessary to note that the phpFox Mobile app version 1.3 is released along with Mobile API 4.2.0 and RESTful API 4.2.2. Please do not upgrade Mobile API if you are using Premium Mobile apps version older than mobile version 1.3. You can open a Mobile Build ticket in Client Area to request for Mobile upgrade from now. What's next? In the next version of mobile apps, we are going to have the following features:- Push notifications when having new messages- Subscription- Reactions and status with backgroundHave other suggestions? Please don't hesitate to share with us. Wanna get Premium mobile apps You can merely purchase new or upgrade your phpFox license to ULTIMATE license to get Premium mobile apps. With Premium mobile apps, you can build your mobile apps under your branding. In particular, you can have:– Change App Launch Screen, App Icon, Logo, etc.– Change Color Scheme of your mobile app to comply with the web version– Distribute mobile apps to Apple Store and Google Play under your Developer account. 
  • phpFox 4.7.4 Official Release

    phpFox 4.7.4 Official Release

    How's it going? We wish that all is growing well with your social networks. Today, we are proud to announce that the phpFox 4.7.4 is officially released. As usual, we keep maintaining our Script with many refinements, improvements and bug fixes to make it more stable. With this release, we'd like to thank you for your contributions, our loyal clients, with many suggestions, issue reports via Github Tracker, the phpFox community as well as Client Area. With your help, we are confident to develop phpFox better day by day. Now, let's take a quick look at what has been done in phpFox 4.7.4!What's new in phpFox 4.7.4 Improvements We gradually advanced phpFox functionalities to meet any needs and demands based on clients' feedbacks. Below are some highlighted key improvements in this release:- Make phrases on Friend module clearer and understandable- Support CKEditor on Contact Us form- Display warning popup when a user is redirected to external links- Users can edit status having Photo/Video/Link- Users can fitter by online users when browsing Users on front-end Fixed Issues Certainly, many bug reports have been collected and resolved in this version. Some of the fixed issues are below:- A user can view all status with a link without having view privacy.- Status with a link on a page still displays after removing.- Have an issue with displaying custom fields on the User Profile page- Not all friends are suggested when tagging or mentioning friends on feed- Status option isn't updated after sending or confirming friend request.For the full list of improvements and bug fixes, please visit the Release Notes. Changelog If you are developers and you have a question about the changes in the Core script, please read our the complete changed files. Installation & Upgrade We encourage you to back up your site and database before performing the upgrade. Make sure to check with 3rd-party experts about the compatibility of all the apps/templates you are using. Also, take advantages on useful guides below if you want to upgrade the site yourself.– Download – Upgrade Instructions – Installation Guide Important Notes - Along with the release of phpFox 4.7.4, we also have upgrades of the Material template and some phpFox apps: Photos, Events, Pages, Groups, Videos. The latest of these products are only compatible with phpFox 4.7.4. So, you will need to upgrade your phpFox site before upgrading these apps.- If your phpFox site is using 3rd-party apps or has customizations, our recommendations can help you. If you got any issues with this version, please let us know by submitting tickets or reporting immediately to our GitHub Tracker or Client Area. We also encourage you to join and stay connected with the Community Forum.We welcome any feedback to make phpFox better, so please don't hesitate to let us know your thoughts.Let's enjoy phpFox 4.7.4 today!
  • phpFox 4.7.3 Official Release

    phpFox 4.7.3 Official Release

    The flowers are blooming, the sun is peeking through the clouds, the scent of grassy air, the pastels are in full force... All these beauties signal another wonderful Spring season is already here! It is time to refresh your ideas to start something new, and we firmly believe you already have great plannings ahead to peak out this year. Building up from clients' opinions and feedback from Github Tracker, community and ticket system, we are fascinated to announce that phpFox 4.7.3 is officially released. As a push to lift up Spring spirit and a tribute to our clients, we release this version to ultimately maintain the stability and usability of the platform.So let's start upgrading and replenishing your Social Network with phpFox 4.7.3 now to enjoy all the latest improvements and features! Improvements Since the last release, we are continuously tweaking and improving the platform to meet any needs and demands based on clients' feedbacks. Some highlighted key improvements in this release are:- Responsive embedded videos in blog posts.- Message to indicate if a profile is Private.- Support better multi-language feature.- Update language & phrases. Fixed Issues Aside from the improvements to current features, we also make sure user experiences. This is leveled up by eliminating all the reported issues in this release. Some of the highlights fixed issues include: - Can't access installed apps if phpFox Store is down or unavailable.- Thumbnail image of user profile doesn't update until clearing the cache.- Can't cancel or save cover photo when repositioning.- Privacy settings are reverted when update Profile menu settings.- The deactivated menu will be re-activated after re-arranging menu order.- Site-wide block 3 or 10 positions in unusual places after refreshing the page.For the full list of improvements and bug fixes, please visit the Release Notes. Changelog If you are developers and looking for the changes in the Core script in this version, please refer to the complete changed files. Installation & Upgrade We highly recommend you to back up your site and database before performing the upgrade.Also please check with 3rd-party experts about the compatibility of all the apps/templates you are currently using. Take advantage of useful guides below if you want to upgrade the site yourself.– Download – Upgrade Instructions – Installation Guide Important Notes - All the apps from phpFox are fully compatible with the phpFox 4.7.3.- If your phpFox site is using 3rd-party apps or has customizations, please go over our recommendations to have a swift and safe upgrade process. If you found any issues with this version, please let us know by submitting tickets or reporting immediately to our GitHub Tracker. We also encourage you to join and stay connected with the Community Forum.We welcome any feedback to make phpFox better and better every day. So feel free to let us know your thoughts on this release by emailing us at hello@phpfox.com. Let's enjoy phpFox 4.7.3 today with us!
  • phpFox 4.7.2 Official Release

    phpFox 4.7.2 Official Release

    Happy New Year! New gift arrives at you on the very first days of 2019! Indeed, we are delighted to inform you phpFox 4.7.2 is finally released. We believe with this release, it will be a great headstart for you to get back to your community after a long holiday season and kick off an awesome year ahead. Upgrade your platform now and enjoy the best experience with several issue fixings and feature enhancements on phpFox 4.7.2!Improvements We gradually advanced phpFox functionalities to meet any needs and demands based on clients' feedbacks. You can find some highlighted key improvements from the list below: - Allow Admin to Enable/Disable countries instead of deleting them. - Support to restore Theme design when upgrading Platform or template. - Allow sorting users list to only friends.- Update and remove unused/unnecessary scripts in several core sections. Fixed Issues We collected and resolved all major bugs and issues from the last version. Some of the highlights fixed issues include: - Duplicated feeds after sharing a post on a friend's wall. - Tag users appear on feeds even these users set privacy settings. - Don't show custom gender on profile cover. - If post hashtag combines with URL, there is no space between them. - Redirect to wrong Pages/Group when clicking on the notification.For the full list of improvements and bug fixes, please visit the Release Notes. Changelog If you are developers and you have a concern about the changes in the Core script on this version. See the complete changed files. Installation & Upgrade We encourage you to back up your site and database before performing the upgrade. Make sure to check with 3rd-party experts about the compatibility of all the apps/templates you are using. Also, take advantages on useful guides below if you want to upgrade the site yourself.– Download – Upgrade Instructions – Installation Guide Important Notes - All default apps of phpFox are compatible with the Core 4.7.2- If your phpFox site is using 3rd-party apps or has customizations, our recommendations can help you. If you found any issues with this version, please let us know by submitting tickets or reporting immediately to our GitHub Tracker. We also encourage you to join and stay connected with the Community Forum.We welcome any feedback to make phpFox better and better every day, so feel free to let us know your thoughts on this release by emailing us at hello@phpfox.com.Let's start 2019 with phpFox 4.7.2 and enjoy your social network! 
  • phpFox Android Mobile App Official Release

    phpFox Android Mobile App Official Release

    Marking an important milestone in our mobile development roadmap, today we are proud to announce that the phpFox Android mobile app is available on the Play Store. So far, the phpFox mobile apps are on both the Apple Store and Google Play, the most important goal of 2018. Let's take a look today!It was such an amazing week so far as we have been receiving much positive feedback since the release of the iOS app. Thank you for your contribution. Since the Android app stands as a fully-realized companion to the iOS app, our team have burned energy, fully focused and endeavored to complete the Android app as soon as possible. Today, the Android app is released sooner than the expected time. You now can have a full mobile app solution for your phpFox sites which bring many great values to your users. How to experience the Android app Same as the iOS app, we published the Android app to Google Play. Android users can download the app from the Play Store. Let's go to Google Play on your Android device and search for “phpFox“, then download and install the app named phpFox. Or click on the button below.Demo Server URL: https://mobileapi.phpfox.com User: phpfoxtest1@phpfox.com Password: 123456 How about the iOS app? Let's check our guide in the phpFox iOS Mobile App Official Release blog. How to use the Free phpFox Mobile apps with your phpFox site We are still offering default phpFox Mobile app version to clients holding V4 Pro license now. Please submit tickets in Client Area to get this mobile app version before December 31st, 2018 (PST).If you are using other V4 licenses, you will need to upgrade your licenses to V4 Pro first. You can refer to the Upgrading the Product Package Type guide. Our next plan According to our roadmap of mobile development, we are going to release app versions for Android tablets and iPad. Also, we keep upgrading the iOS and Android mobile apps to maintain, add more new features and improvements. Keep us posted with your thoughts and ideas on both Android and iOS app to see how we can improve the app better by writing to hello@phpfox.comAlso, as our plan, we are going to apply the new price of the phpFox V4 Ultimate license in a few days. The current price of Ultimate license ($1,199) and the upgrade fee from V4 Pro to Ultimate ($660) are being offered as the discounted prices for our early-bird clients. Therefore, if you intend to use Premium White-label mobile version, please don't miss this chance to get the Ultimate licenses at this time. 
  • phpFox iOS Mobile App Official Release

    phpFox iOS Mobile App Official Release

    Regard as the major project since the beginning of 2018, yet now the wait is over. Today we are glad to announce the phpFox iOS Mobile App is here for you to experience.On daily basis, people nowadays almost live in smartphones. We work, watch, listen, communicate, do a lot of stuff there. Definitely, your phpFox Social Network needs a mobile app as a comprehensive source of online content and harnessing users’ desire for social connection anytime, anywhere. Building up with the mindset of easy-to-use yet completed and full-featured, the app has all the tools you can expect from a Social mobile app. In term of appearance, the app consists of a sleek interface which applies incredible user experience techniques. Expected to be an extra boost to amplify users’ awareness of your community, phpFox iOS app truly enhances social connectivity with real-time access. The app guarantees a higher conversion rate return and cost-efficient values to your Social Network. Let's take a quick tour now      Want to experience the mobile app? We have published our phpFox iOS Mobile app on the Apple Store and set up the phpFox site for demo purpose. You can go to AppStore on your iOS device and search for "phpFox", then download and install the app named phpFox. Or click on the button below.Demo Server URL: https://mobileapi.phpfox.com User: phpfoxtest1@phpfox.com Password: 123456New Update on phpFox Licenses Coming along with the official release of the iOS mobile app, we are glad to inform you about the new phpFox license type: phpFox V4 Ultimate license. The phpFox V4 Ultimate license has all features of the phpFox V4 Pro license and includes Premium Mobile version.With Premium Mobile version, we will build your mobile apps with your branding and distribute to Apple Store and Google Play under your Developer accounts. On top of all phpFox branding and copyright will be removed, you can:– Change App Splash Screen– Change Color Scheme of mobile appYou can refer to this article for more info about our Premium Mobile Build ProcessIf you are holding Lite, Basic and Pro licenses, you can start upgrading your phpFox licenses to phpFox V4 Ultimate licenses from now. Please follow our guide here.Or you want to purchase new phpFox licenses right now, please click on the button below.And one more thing, In addition to phpFox V4 Ultimate with Premium Mobile version, we are going to have a new phpFox license which will allow you to use the default phpFox Mobile apps for your phpFox community. These mobile apps are published under phpFox Developer accounts on Apple Store and Google Play. They will be upgraded regularly during development. However, the phpFox branding and copyright can’t be removed in this mobile app version. Instead, you will be able to configure to display your site Logo on Login Screen and inside phpFox mobile apps (after logging in). For detailed guidance to use this phpFox Mobile version, please refer to this article. And, we are happy to offer the default phpFox Mobile version to those who are using phpFox V4 Pro licenses from now to Dec 31st, 2018. Please open tickets in Client Area to request for this Mobile app version.  Having any questions or need support? Please feel free to contact us in the Client Area or drop us messages to hello@phpfox.comWe welcome any opinions and feedback on how you feel and how we can improve the app in the future. Carry your community and keep updated anywhere with phpFox iOS Mobile app!
  • phpFox 4.7.1 Official Release

    phpFox 4.7.1 Official Release

    Today, we gladly inform you that phpFox 4.7.1 is here. As a proof for active development, phpFox constantly improves to meet any need and demand from clients. Based on client's feedback and suggestions, in this phpFox release, we mainly focus on improving current features and resolving issues, so upgrade your community now to take advantage of the latest refinements from the phpFox team!Improvements Alongside with bug fixes, phpFox 4.7.1 also applies many improvements on Core features in order to level up user experiences on the platform. You can find a quick list of the key improvements from the list below:- Support responsive layout in AdminCP- Ability to add custom Gender- Can show blocks on the Landing page- Able to tag friends when sharing photos and videos on feed Fixed Issues We carefully reviewed and resolved all the major bugs and issues from the last version. Some of the highlights fixed issues include:- Cronjob URL is missing a slash.- Check-in doesn't show up properly when editing a status- Several fixes in language phrases and layouts.- Site Statistic loads duplicated statsFor the full list of improvements and bug fixes, please visit the Release Notes of this version here. Changelog If you are developers and you have a concern about the changes in the Core script on this version. See the complete changed file list here. Installation & Upgrade We encourage you to back up your site and database before performing the upgrade. Make sure to check with 3rd-party experts about the compatibility of all the apps/templates you are using. Also, take advantages on useful guides below if you want to upgrade the site yourself.– Download – Upgrade Instructions – Installation Guide Important Notes - All default apps of phpFox are compatible with the Core 4.7.1- If your phpFox site is using 3rd-party apps or has customizations, our recommendations here can help you. We welcome any feedback to make phpFox better and better every day, so feel free to let us know your thoughts on this release by emailing us at hello@phpfox.com.Also if you found any issues with this version, please let us know by submitting tickets or reporting immediately to our GitHub Tracker. We also encourage you to join and stay connected with the Community Forum. New to phpFox? If you are new and looking for a solution to build up your own Social Network, then phpFox is the right platform for you. phpFox is the ultimate solution for your social network. Thriving to be the best platform for Social Network, phpFox has everything you can expect from a social network: Full-featured, fast, responsive, stable, easy to customize, easy to scale up, Mobile-ready, several extensions from 3rd-party developers… You can start building your own Social Network within minutes with our best Support service.Ask us how and get your own license via Live Chat at phpfox.com Purchase New License You can purchase phpFox right now to enjoy these above perks just by clicking on the button below. We also have an exclusive 14-day Free Trial for you to try the platform before making any decision, and you can visit our Demo site at any time.Let's build and enjoy your social network today! 
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