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  • Live Streaming: A Must-Have strategy for modern marketing

    Live Streaming: A Must-Have strategy for modern marketing

    In the recent scenario, Live streaming strategy is no longer a novelty - it is changing the way brands engage with their audience. Besides the fact that Live Videos help brands gain a 148% higher organic reach compared to photos, live streaming has quickly gained traction and attention of those who are always on the lookout for new and innovative ways of delivering content.Legitimate benefits from Live Streaming Live streaming is a powerful way to expand event attendees from hundreds to millions, to connect potential customers, and to reach audiences of staggering scale for product launches, fashion shows, or exclusive releases. Consequently, understanding the equipment and up-front cost of Live Video Strategy can be beneficial for many businesses in all sectors.Encourage Trust80% of the audience like to watch a live video more than reading a blog and 82% of them enjoy the live video more than typical social posts. Live Videos provide an intimate level of engagement with the audience enabling brands to communicate with customers in real-time which creates a new way to build trust with your customers by showcasing transparency of the firm. The positive engagement (likes, comments) on the stream may bring the impression of a trustworthy brand to a potential audience.Provide Instant supportNot only does it provide real-time engagement benefits to users, but also allows businesses to offer live support, Q&A sessions, and office tours. Additionally, companies can learn what consumers and potential consumers are most interested in, accessing to provide the types of products and services that are in demand by their audience.Reach Highly Targeted NichesAbout 95% of active social media users aged 18 to 34 follow a brand with a social media account. Live Streaming Videos have the potential to attract a large scale of audience, which generate more online visibility and branding. Because of the immediate interaction, commentary, and viewable video, businesses could entice more viewers than a typical post update.Cost-Effective Video StrategyEstimates for a one-minute commercial aired on television in Los Angeles, for example, is roughly $17,000. Therefore, cost-effective is one of the best aspects of live-streaming. Nowadays, most users enjoy the live-action and unedited approach to living videos. Nevertheless, 62% of consumers tend to have a negative perspective of a brand image publishing poor-quality content for Video. Therefore, while recording might be cost-effective, brands still need to provide quality content viewers will want to watch.Enhance Conversion RateEnjoyment of live video increased the intention to purchase by 97% and brand approach by 139%. 64% of audiences might intend to buy a product online after watching a live video. With the available at the touch of a button, customers can communicate with an agent just as they would in a store, asking the questions they need answering for a more informed purchase. Customers will be able to find the answers they need through Live Video within moments; this reduces the risk of buyers leaving the site out of uncertainty while helping to secure more completed sales. Create a unique Live Video with phpFox end-to-end solution phpFox has created an end-to-end solution which allows sellers and brands to engage potential buyers. With this cutting-edge solution, brands and customers may have mutual benefits based on the content and feature brought by Live Streaming. Sellers can showcase both their products and personality to captivate audiences. Interested buyers may also ask questions in the comment section which sellers can see and provide information in real-time.Don’t know if customers are aware of your live stream? It’s ok, as the Notification function will alert all your audiences, who follow your social media about this content. Just a click and everyone will be notified.Need better improvement in live stream content? Live Stream solution of phpFox display statistics and engagement of current and past streamed content. This helps brands to identify what content is useful and what is not for further development.Missed the Livestream? Don’t worry, as customers will be able to browse through the replay archive, and brands can save their latest live stream for followers to catch up with the content. Wanna have a gamification content for loyal customers? Businesses can quickly boost interaction with customers and enhance loyalty retention through gamification on Live streaming. Many different marketing strategies that have changed our lives and made our media behaviour more in-depth. However, we have to be aware of how we use them. If we could use Live streaming strategy smartly, having such a feature will become a good chance to enrich potential leads and boost brands’ presence. Visiting the installation page here to break down this powerful solution. Check Live Streaming solution Today!
  • Live Streaming solution is ready now

    Live Streaming solution is ready now

    How are you doing? No more wait is needed. We are proud to announce that the Live Streaming solution is here for you. Since the live streaming videos can be created via mobile apps, this solution is available to those holding Ultimate license. For Ultimate license holder, you can order the Live Streaming solution in the Product Addons page of Client Area from today. If you aren't an Ultimate holder, no matter at all. You may purchase a license or upgrade after taking a look at our solution.Live Streaming Solution As you know, Live Streaming is so popular in every online community nowadays. This is obviously a great tool for users to create exciting video content and broadcast instantly on the community. You may wonder what you will get with Live Streaming solution. Let's talk a bit more about what functionalities supported in the first version.In the Front-end, all live-streaming videos are listed in the same place and users can access the Live Videos main menu quickly. Pages of Live Videos are well-organized to help users filter which videos ended or which videos currently live-streamed, etc. in the most convenient manner. People can easily manage their own live videos as well as browse videos of their friends.When a user starts creating a live video, their friends will receive notifications as well as a feed item on their Member Home page. While watching a live video, they can comment, add reactions and interact directly with the video owner as well as others. All comments and reactions are updated instantly without reloading the page. Is it fantastic? Especially, when the user ends live-streaming video, there is an option to save the video for others to playback then.And, in the Admin side, you can configure which user groups are allowed to access Live Videos pages, who can use the Live Streaming feature and how long they can stream. Moreover, you can set up how many activity points users can get when creating, reacting or interacting live videos. So cool, isn't it?With Live Streaming solution, all are ready for your users to start creating interesting videos with their mobile devices. People will have more funs when having more interactions with live videos.What are you still waiting for? Let's bring this amazing feature for live videos to your online communities. Our deployment team will handle all setup work of the Live Streaming solution as well as build your mobile apps with Live Streaming feature. Solution Pricing The early-bird price of Live Streaming solution is $799. You can start ordering it from today. If you are not holding the phpFox Ultimate license, please upgrade your license first. It is necessary to note that the solution price is only for software and setup works. It doesn't include any monthly cost for infrastructure, such as servers, services, etc. to operate this solution. To get a general idea about how much the monthly cost is, please see our rough estimation.If you are still having any questions or feedback, please don't hesitate to let us know. We can't wait for hearing your voice. 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. That's all. We hope that you will like the Live Streaming solution. We will get back to you with more interesting updates. 
  • Live Streaming Sneak Peek

    Live Streaming Sneak Peek

    How are you doing? We hope you had a good time during this Thanksgiving season. Time flew so fast and we have been going through the last moments of the year 2019.  We are quite busy with our plan and we are also happy with what we have done so far. However, we will have some tasks to complete before the year-end. One of them is the Live Streaming solution that we believe that you are looking forward to, the Live Streaming solution is going to be available very soon. But today, we would like to give you a quick look at this product.Live Streaming At Glance The Live Streaming feature is so popular in every online community nowadays. This is obviously a great tool for users to create exciting video content and broadcast instantly on the community. People always love to interact with others, so we believe Live Streaming is the best solution to engage your community. That's why our team has been working so hard on this product. Its official release is coming soon. Let's see how this product looks like now. On the Web   On the mobile app [gallery size="medium" link="none" ids="7937,7936,7940"]Is it cool? Should you have any questions or would like to share your thought with us, please feel free to drop us a message to hello@phpfox.com or submit tickets in our Client Area.That's it for now, stay tuned. We are going to get back very soon.
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales 2019

    Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales 2019

    Hi everyone, snow is falling around here and Thanksgiving season gets back to us again. It is always the perfect time of the year for us to gather together to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, for friends we cherish, and for the blessings that will come. At this special moment, phpFox team would like to show our great appreciation for your continuous support. Thank you so so much. Also, we are excited to announce that our Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale 2019 is already here. Happy Thanksgiving and don't forget to join with us in our biggest promotion of the year from now.Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale 2019 25% OFF on new phpFox licenses and upgrades From November 28 to December 3, 2019 (PST) Don't miss on this amazing deal to start your own Social Network with phpFox! Promo Code: BLACKCYBER2019What are you still waiting for? Let's get or upgrade your phpFox licenses.3rd-party Deals are also here If you are intending to get more 3rd-party interesting apps on phpFox Store, let also check out these marvellous deals, grab them with impressive price, and empower your community with products from our Experts. YouNetCo YouNetCo is proud to provide the best solutions and services to help you build and manage your Social Network effectively and productively. Joining with phpFox Black Friday promo, we would like to offer you 25% Off to all products and packages on phpFox Store from Nov 28th to Dec 3rd, 2019. Coupon code is YNBLAFRI19. So let grab these great deals now while they last. FoxExpert Get 25% discount for any App/Theme or Package for best Phpfox apps of Foxexpert from 27 November to 2 December. Coupon code is blackfridayfoxexpert Foxer We're about to offer you some great discounts on our Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale (November 28th to Dec 2nd): 1) We offer 30% off for our top-rated apps: Verified Members, Flags, Geo filter, InstaFox, Desktop Notifications, Interests, StoriesDo you plan to order more than 2 apps? Notify us and get a stunning 50% discount for any app or theme of your choice.2) We offer 30% off for the phpFox Complete package (save $300 now).Coupon: FOXERBF19 That's it for now. We are going to update the blog for more deals from 3rd-party experts. However, don't wait until tomorrow. Let's come and get these deals from today.And again, Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and your family!
  • phpFox 4.7.9 Official Release

    phpFox 4.7.9 Official Release

    Howdy everyone. We are excited to get back to you after the release of Comments app last week. It's so great that you love the new app. We have been receiving much positive feedback so far. Thank you for that. Definitely, with your support, we can and continuously try our best to make phpFox become the top community builder. As you may know, our team has been quite busy with a major phpFox upgrade as well as new products for months. However, based on the new issue reports and valued suggestions from Client Area and our Official Github Tracker, we have decided to have one more minor maintenance version prior to our major version 4.8.0. So, we are pleased to inform you about the official release of phpFox 4.7.9 today.Upgrade to phpFox 4.7.9 today The phpFox 4.7.9 is released along with new versions of the Material template. You can review the full details of improvements and bug fixes in the Release Notes and Changelog.To upgrade your phpFox site to 4.7.9, you will need to run the full upgrade routine as our Upgrade Instructions. We highly recommend 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, please see our recommendations.For new phpFox installation, the following articles will be helpful to you:– Download – Installation GuideHave any issues with this version? Please don't hesitate to submit tickets or report immediately to our GitHub Tracker or Client Area for support.We always appreciate any feedback to make phpFox better, so please feel free to share with us your ideas. Want to get more updates? Please keep watching our blog and subscribe to our newsletters as we are going to get back with more interesting updates very soon.
  • New standalone Core app released: Comments

    New standalone Core app released: Comments

    How's it going? As you may know, we have been separating default phpFox apps into standalone apps on phpFox Store. With standalone apps, we will be able to maintain and upgrade them faster and easier instead of waiting for new phpFox releases. It is even more convenient for you to upgrade standalone apps directly within AdminCP by a few clicks. Many phpFox Core apps have been separated so far. Today, we would like to announce that the new Comments app is also available on phpFox Store as a standalone app.Try the new Comments app today! Commenting is obviously the most significant way for users to interact with others in every online community. The more comments they added, the more engagement people have on your community. In the first release of Comments app, in addition to the basic comment functionalities, we have also added more interesting features to give your users a much better experience. Your users will be able to add comments with images, stickers/emoticons, link preview, etc. Is that cool?And, the new Comments app can be installed on all phpFox licenses (Lite, Pro and Ultimate). You can search this app in AdminCP > Apps > Find More page and install it as normal.I hope that you are satisfied with this new Comments app. Should you have any questions or feedback, please don't hesitate to share with us by submitting tickets in Client Area or dropping us a message to email address hello@phpfox.com . Definitely, we always love to listen to your feedback. Are you 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 on phpFox Store.You can build up your own Social Network within minutes with our best Support service. That's all for now. But please stay tuned. We are going to get back with more updates very soon. 
  • Happy Halloween 2019 with Spooktacular Sales

    Happy Halloween 2019 with Spooktacular Sales

    Spooktacular Halloween Sale 2019 Saving 10% OFF on new phpFox license purchase and license upgrade right now This special offer starts from October 25th to October 31st, 2019 (PST).Promo Code: HALLOWEEN2019Don't miss this chance and start building your online communities from today
  • Have you considered this top 5 most popular social networks for branding?

    Have you considered this top 5 most popular social networks for branding?

    Nowadays, the social network has become more popular. Many people are using channels to find new companies and engage with their favourite brands. However, most companies cannot display their online-presence easily, especially small businesses with a tight marketing budget. Hence, it’s necessary for businesses to be strategic about choosing social media platforms to build a presence. Let have a look into the most popular social networks in the world. Top 5 popular social networks Facebook Facebook has within 12 years managed to gather more than 1.59 billion monthly active users. Its ability to interact with sites around the web by providing a single login that works across multiple sites. This automatically makes it one of the best mediums for connecting people from all over the world with your business. It is estimated that more than 1 million small and medium-sized businesses use the platform to advertise their business. Twitter Twitter was founded on March 21, 2006, with its head office in San Francisco, California. If you think that limiting your posts to 140 characters is no way for your business advertising, you will be shocked to know that this platform has more than 320 million active monthly users. People use Twitter regularly on the desktop to look for information, and it tends to be around their interests. Moreover, many businesses used Twitter to interact with imminent clients, answer questions, release the latest news and use targeted ads with particular audiences.  Pinterest Pinterest announced in September 2015. Although Pinterest is a relative newcomer,  it is a source for photo creator with 100 million users. This platform consists of digital bulletin boards where businesses can pin their content. Small businesses whose target audience is mostly women should definitely invest in Pinterest as more than half of its visitors are women. Instagram Like Pinterest, Instagram is a visual social media platform. The site, launched on October 6, 2010, has more than 400 million active users and is owned by Facebook. Instagram is as the art-related information hub for travellers, fashionistas, food-addict, photographers all over the world. The platform is also distinguished by its unique filters together with video and photo editing features. Almost 95 per cent of Instagram users also uses Facebook. LinkedInLinkedIn was founded on December 14, 2002, and launched on May 5, 2003. This is the most popular social networks for finding a job with over 400 million registered users. The website is accessible in 24 languages. LinkedIn is famous for its customised database, people can connect with others in similar industries, easily to network with local professionals and approach to business-related information and statistics.Moreover, LinkedIn provides social networking for professionals and C-levels. When the site has grown, it is one of the best ways to build your personal brand, explore a new career, and network within your professional circles. An effective social network script by using phpFox phpFox is an effective social network script that can allow almost webmaster to develop their own unique niche-based social networking site. Same as Facebook, new social networking websites are emerging globally, as smart internet marketers find the benefiting potential of having a niche-based social networking site of their very own.Taking the unique features of phpFox, you can take part in an active forum full of members who want to assist you to start. When it comes to set up a social network script-based as phpFox, this forum can be a blessing. You can get a lot of assistance and learn more information about add on scripts and adjustments. This helps you make use of the phpFox social media network script full of its best. You can make the installation of phpFox with three basic steps:– Creating a database– Uploading your script files according to the instructions– Visiting the installation page and put in your details. The details you need is your database name, your username, and your password. After that, just run it and the setup file will do the rest of the work for you Based on the above list of the most popular social networks, we guess you may have at least one to add to our most popular social network list. The social network has changed our life and our media behaviour more in-depth. However, we have to aware of how we use them. If we could use social media smartly, having social media will become a good chance. PhpFox is the Leading platform to build online communities. Being trusted by more than 20,000+ community owner worldwide, we believe with our outstanding features, diversified functions and comprehensive ecosystem of addons/ themes, phpFox is now capable of bringing the best solutions with excellent customer service to customers at the global scale. Let's get FREE TRIAL today!
  • Special Offer: 13% Off until Sep 30th 2019

    Special Offer: 13% Off until Sep 30th 2019

    phpFox Special Offer Celebrating the new release of phpFox 4.7.8, we delightedly offer 13% OFF on new phpFox license purchase and license upgrade. The promotion starts from now to September 30th, 2019 (PST).Promo Code: PHPFOX478Let join us and start building your online communities today
  • phpFox 4.7.8 officially here

    phpFox 4.7.8 officially here

    Hi everyone, we would like to announce that the new phpFox version 4.7.8 is officially available now. For the full list of improvements and bug fixes of the phpFox version 4.7.8, please see Release Notes and Changelog. You can download its package in Client Area and start upgrading your phpFox site from now. Upgrade to phpFox 4.7.8 today – In order to upgrade your phpFox site to phpFox 4.7.8, you will need to run the full upgrade routine as our Upgrade Instructions.– Please don't forget to back up your site and database carefully before starting the upgrade.– We highly recommend temporarily disabling all 3rd-party apps during the phpFox upgrade to avoid unexpected issues.– And, you should check with 3rd-party experts about the compatibility of all the apps/templates you are using before enabling them then.– For phpFox sites having customizations in Core source, you can refer to our recommendations.– It is necessary to note that new versions of the Material template, Photos, Events, Marketplace and Music apps which have been recently released are only compatible with phpFox 4.7.8. Thus, you can upgrade them along with phpFox 4.7.8Having any issues or Looking for help? Please feel free to submit tickets or report immediately to our GitHub Tracker or Client Area. What's next? We are super excited to inform that our team has been working really hard on new interesting phpFox apps: Chat Plus and Live Stream.Generally, with Chat Plus app, on top of basic instant messaging features, your members will be able to make group chats with friends, have audio/video call with not only a friend but also multiple members simultaneously in an online conference.The Live Stream app will allow users to make videos and broadcast them in real-time. Live-streamed videos are also recorded as normal videos on your social network for members to view again later.These functionalities are so significant and popular for successful online communities. That's why our team have been putting many efforts to analyze and develop them. These apps are under testing progress at this time and will be released to the public in the 4th quarter of 2019. Certainly, they will support both the web version and phpFox mobile apps. We are going to have sneak-peek of these apps very soon.Moreover, according to our development plan, the phpFox Mobile app will be upgraded with the new mobile version 1.6 between the releases of these new products. We hope that you are interested in the new release as well as what we have been working on. Since we are looking forward to hearing your feedback, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us and share your thoughts.
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