Category: phpFox Releases

  • 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! 
  • Upgrade to phpFox 4.7.0 today!

    Upgrade to phpFox 4.7.0 today!

    Today the long wait is finally over. Let's upgrade to phpFox 4.7.0 today!From the beginning, we always dream to provide the best platform for everyone to build Niche Social Network sites. And with this version, phpFox surely solidifies this statement by bringing you the most impact and finest release than ever.This version ultimately not only redefines the current structure of the Core system to improve functionalities and performance but also introduces several new features. Let's take a look at what's new on phpFox 4.7.0. What to expect in phpFox 4.7.0? In this update, we mainly set our focus on enhancing user experience with phpFox. Therefore, we spent our effort to modify and optimize several Core components of the system to ensure a fast, responsive yet stable platform.Additionally, bolstering up the scalability of phpFox is our another target in version 4.7.0. The platform is now flexible and applicable to the expansion on server and database to deal with the large scale of requests from users.Aside from technical improvements, we also introduce you Template Skin, the pre-defined color sets for your template. This new feature brings you a completely new experience and exceptionally change the way you manage your social network appearance. phpFox 4.7.0 Highlights - Compelling Improvements on Performance. - Revamp Cache System. - Optimize Database Structure. - Improve Database Queries. - Revise Codes. - Improve Scalability. - Support multiple App servers. - Support multiple Database servers. - Template Skin.You can check out the full features and improvement of phpFox 4.7.0 in our Documentation. 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 Note The phpFox 4.7.0 requires PHP 5.6 or later. If your server is using older PHP version, please contact your hosting provider for help to upgrade PHP version first. PHP 7.2 is highly recommended. Change Log You can refer to Changelog for phpFox 4.7.0 here. 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 build up your own Social Network within minutes with our best Support service. Ask us how and get your own license 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 anytime. Make phpFox Even Better After months of hard work and dedication, we hope phpFox 4.7.0 will be your best experience with the platform.As we committed for your total satisfaction, 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.
  • phpFox iOS Mobile App 1.0 Developer Release

    phpFox iOS Mobile App 1.0 Developer Release

    As a turning point and ultimate proof to re-affirm mobile-ready feature of phpFox, today we are pleased to announce the launch of Developer Release for phpFox Mobile iOS app, a stepping stone to release our powerful Mobile app package.Note that the Developer Release will be limited to all 3rd-party experts for testing and experimental purposes only.A little bit about phpFox iOS app, our target is to deliver you a completed native app solution. Your phpFox app will be not only fast and responsive but also robust and interactive to any task on iOS. Let's talk about user experience first. We expect to bring a progressive mobile experience to users on your social network. Conveniently now right on the app, you can register, login, make friends, post status, view posts, and comment... Or in short, just imagine it's a portable solution for your network. In term of functionalities and features, definitely, all Core components such as Page/Group, Forum, Event, Photo/Video, Marketplace, and so many more... are also available in the app with well-designed and logic interfaces. Users can manage and control their profiles and many other personal settings right on the app. Indeed, the app is an almost full replication of your social network on the desktop version. You can bring Apple devices with the app installed and access your social network anywhere. Let's take a quick look now! [gallery size="large" link="file" columns="2" ids="6640,6683,6642,6638,6639,6643"]We hope you can found a fresh experience of your social network with our iOS app by testing this Developer Release.Let's try the app and give us your thoughts by email us at hello@phpfox.com or via Ticket System. PS: the Android app is expected to be available in November. Please stay tuned to receive our latest updates.
  • phpFox 4.7.0 Developer Release

    phpFox 4.7.0 Developer Release

    We delightedly announce that the phpFox 4.7.0 Developer Release is available now. It is necessary to note that The Development Release is for testing purpose and specially delivered to 3rd-party experts only. Experts who are having products on phpFox Store can check and tweak their products for compatibility in the meantime. phpFox 4.7.0 which is the biggest upgrade in 2018 is expected to be officially released to the public in October. In this version, phpFox takes a big stride with several improvements in performance, scalability, and features to reassure that it is the best platform for Social Network. Please don't forgot to check its Sneak Peek blog for more info. For Experts You can now download the package of phpFox 4.7.0 Development Release in the Client Area. In order to help you update your products conveniently, we also prepared developer note and changelog. Please feel free to contribute your thoughts and findings on this Development Release via Ticket System. We appreciate and love to hear feedback and suggestions so we can place finishing touches to phpFox 4.7.0 before launching the official release.
  • phpFox 4.6.1 Build 6 Release

    phpFox 4.6.1 Build 6 Release

    We delightedly announce that the version 4.6.1 build 6 is officially released now. We have more issues fixed and improvements added in this maintenance version.phpFox 4.6.1 Build 6 Let's take a quick look at them now: Issues FixedThe verification message comes in a wrong language In AdminCP - Manage Settings section of a certain app, buttons on the bottom panel are overlapped. Can add spaces in username when signing up Can add banned words when posting or editing feed status While posting feed item with photo, Share button can't be enabled if switching from Photo tab to another tab Show wrong action button on members at Browse Users pageImprovementsRemove unnecessary cache header X_PF_CACHE_FAILED Update phrase of "Profile Update" feed item in case a user does not have gender In Bootstrap template, do not allow to toggle menu on a mobile devicePlease check this doc for more details Installation InfoDownload Upgrade Instructions Installation InstructionsNoticeIf you are using version 4.5.x, it is important that you need to check this doc before upgrading your phpFox site.Change LogSee the complete changed file list here. For 3rd-party experts, you should also check this article in order to make your products compatible with this new phpFox version.Next releases? On top of our mobile app, we are also working very hard on new version 4.6.2 and 4.7.0. Many interesting and significant enhancements will be added. We will get back to you with more details about these versions very soon. Therefore, please keep watching our blogs and subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest updates.
  • phpFox 4.6.1 Build 5 Release

    phpFox 4.6.1 Build 5 Release

    phpFox 4.6.1 build 5 We are pleased to announce the phpFox 4.6.1 build 5 is released now. In this maintenance version, we continuously fixed many issues as well as added some minor improvements to make your phpFox site more stable.Let's take a quick look on some highlighted info of this version now: Issues FixedVideo - Technical issue when adding wrong video link Global Search - Keywords are removed when clicking on the Search icon Login As Page - Unable to delete feed item right after shared Feed items of relationship show duplicated username Blogs - Search - RTL layout isn't applied when switching to RTL languageImprovementsSeparate Subscription as a standalone app. Sign up - Enable "Username" field by default Remove old Ads module You can find more details about improvements and issues fixed in this article.As we removed Ads module since version 4.6.1 build 5, you can install/upgrade the Better Ads app on phpFox Store.Moreover, come along with phpFox 4.6.1 build 5, the Subscription app is now available as the stand-alone app on phpFox Store. Therefore, after upgrading to phpFox 4.6.1 build 5, please don't forget to install the new Subscription app right then. With fresh phpFox installation, Subscription app can be installed normally. Installation InfoDownload Upgrade Instructions Installation InstructionsChange LogSee the complete changed file list here.Wanna purchase phpFox licenses? You are really lucky that we are having Hot Summer Sale promotion until July 31st, 2018. Please check this blog for more info. And, hurry up! The promotion will end very soon.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.
  • 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 pageA 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 enabledAnd 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 InfoDownload Upgrade Instructions Installation InstructionsChange LogSee 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 fixedProblem 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 upgradingAnd 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 InfoDownload Upgrade Instructions Installation InstructionsChange LogSee 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.
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