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  • phpFox 4.8.0 Official Release

    phpFox 4.8.0 Official Release

    How's it going? We are super delighted to announce phpFox 4.8 version is now officially released. Our team has been working really hard on this major release. Many interesting and significant enhancements related to scalability, performance and core features which you would expect to see have been implemented. Let's go through what's new in phpFox 4.8.0 now.
  • phpFox Mobile App 1.6 Official Release

    phpFox Mobile App 1.6 Official Release

    Hi from phpFox! Hope every one of you had a fantastic time during this New Years. We are so excited about the plan that we are going to do for your online communities this year and wish you will be too. Let's begin this decade with our all-new phpFox Mobile App 1.6. We are consistent in improving our platform and solutions, and our Mobile App is no exception. We have improved our overall app performance with some cool new features. Well if you aren't a phpFox Ultimate customer, then you are missing out a lot, interested to know more? Please read about our Premium native mobile apps.phpFox Mobile App 1.6 Let's discuss in detail about the key improvements of phpFox Mobile App 1.6, our very first release of 2020 for your social network or online communities. Map View on Events & Marketplace Users usually want to browse and look for events and listings in specific areas. And, it is obviously more convenient for everyone to view them on a map. Now users on your communities can easily find or navigate to different events and listings as per their preferred location. Hit map button from the bottom once you are in Events or Marketplace to navigate and browse through the results to show the locations of the results in real-time. Interactive Comments Well, now your comments in our all-new phpFox Mobile App 1.6 are more interactive with GIFs, Emojis, Stickers and photos. Engage with your communities and networks more effectively and express yourself in a more fun and enjoyable way.Log in with Apple ID All iOS users have their Apple IDs and it is very useful to have an option to log in with their Apple IDs. And, similar to the Facebook Login, it's fast, easy and very secured.Media Share Extension from Gallery People now can share a moment directly from your photo gallery rather than uploading it within the app; it makes your sharing experience much faster and easier than before. You would find your phpFox app in the list of shareable apps while you try to share the photo directly from the photo gallery or web browser. Moreover, we do have many other incremental updates to enhance user experiences on mobile apps, include but not limited to: Able to detect the user's device language preference and display accordingly. If your site doesn't support that language, then it would display the default language. Support In-App Purchases for subscription feature. Supported swipe down to close the Action Menu. Updated library for AdMob Users are now allowed to make mass actions such as select all or make multiple selections Able to instant message the sellers in the marketplace by hitting the 'Contact Seller' button from the respective listing.  Supported search category, our new app filters out other categories while you search in a specific category. Supported copying and pasting text Apply  the primary color of app for background of the status bar while the app is loading That's all for now. With all the above key features, improvements and certainly many bug fixes, we believe your new phpFox Mobile App 1.6 is the goto interactive zone for all your valued community members. So what are you waiting for? Let's upgrade and engage more!We have put in a lot of time and effort to make this possible and hope that you are satisfied with this new mobile app version. We would love to hear from you as your valued feedback is our backbone to a successful future. Raise a ticket in your client area or shoot us an email at hello@phpfox.com with your recommendations or queries.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • phpFox Mobile App 1.5 Official Release

    phpFox Mobile App 1.5 Official Release

    How's it going? We are so excited to announce that the phpFox Mobile App 1.5 has been officially released. Our team has been working incredibly hard for months. 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.Upgrade to Mobile app 1.5 today Before diving into more details of what's new in mobile app 1.5, it is necessary to note that all new features in new version need to come along with Mobile API 4.4.0. Thus, please don't forget to upgrade the Mobile API app 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 to version 1.5 from now. Also, since version 4.3.0, the Mobile API already supports multiple API versions. It means that your mobile apps built with mobile version 1.4 or older versions will still work well even if the Mobile API app is upgraded to version 4.4.0. 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.No more delays. We are going to introduce you about new features on the mobile app 1.5 now. What's new in mobile app 1.5 Let's take a look at following highlighted items:- Dark Mode- Right-To-Left Layout- Listing Purchase- Language Switching- Hide all feed option- And more Dark Mode Dark Mode has brought to users very new user experience. Since the first introduction in many popular mobile apps, Dark mode has been used more regularly and gradually become the standard for all mobile apps. They all love Dark Mode because of its advantages. Content is more clear and focused to see. Blue light which has a bad impact on sleep is less. That's why we are happy to bring Dark Mode to your phpFox Mobile apps.Right-To-Left Layout Your feedback and suggestion is a great source which we always listen to carefully. Right-To-Left (RTL) is one of the most expected features which we excitedly released in version 1.5. Same as the web version, the RTL layout will be applied automatically whenever users choose the RTL language.Language Switching We want to make things as simple as possible for users to use. Our team can see that it is a little bit inconvenient as users can only change their languages via the phpFox web version. With mobile app 1.5, the disadvantage no longer exists. User can go to Account Settings on the mobile apps and switch to the appropriate language quickly. It's so cool, isn't it?Listing Purchase Ability to sell and buy items on mobile apps is one of the most important keys to get more engagements on your community. Now, on top of posting listing items, your users can merely go to the listing item and purchase it directly on the mobile apps via Paypal. So quick and easy.Hide all feed option As you know, the feature to hide all feeds has added on phpFox 4.7.7. It is the required feature for users to be able to hide all abusive content on social networks. We are delighted to implement this important feature on mobile apps in version 1.5 also. Users will have options to hide a feed item as well as hide all feeds from a certain person, group or page. Undo option is given to allow users to make a hidden feed item display again.And many other features Moreover, the mobile app version 1.5 includes many other interesting features, including but not limited to:Layout Enhancements. Basing on client feedback, our team has been studied and made many minor layout updates to improve UI/UX. Newest comment/reply of the viewer's friends will be prioritized to display on a feed item. Users can see comments of their friends first and this help gain more user interactions. Users can mention friends when posting feed/comment/reply. In Group detail, the "Pending Requests" tab is now available in Members Section. Group owners can manage pending requests quickly right on the mobile app from now. Same as the web version, Admin/Owner of a page now can post a status or share item as Page account. Users can choose privacy when sharing a feed or an item. Support autocomplete when searching country list. For example, when editing the country info in the User profile, users just have to type a few characters and all country matching will be listed out right away. Just like that. When tapping on a received push notification, the app will open up page or image related. Users can view detail, like and comment on the avatar of a user, a page and group within its Profile page. Users no longer have to select album when adding more photos into a photo album. The current photo album will be selected automatically. Support Chat with Firebase. The Instant Messaging app version 4.7.0 supports new chat server option: Google Firebase. Thus, we also updated mobile apps to work compatibly with Google Firebase. The announcement is here. All available announcements will be displayed on the top of the Feed section. Term of Service and Privacy menus are also added to the main menu for users to check whenever needed. That's it for now. The list of new features and improvement is rather long. I hope that you will be satisfied with this new mobile app version. Let's upgrade and enjoy these new cool features from today.Should you have any suggestions or questions, please feel free to get in touch with us by submitting tickets in Client Area or drop us messages to email address hello@phpfox.com . We can't wait to read your feedback.And please stay tuned. We are going to get back with more updates soon.
  • phpFox 4.7.7 Official Release

    phpFox 4.7.7 Official Release

    How's it going? We are happy to get back to you and delightedly announce that the new phpFox version 4.7.7 is officially released today. As usual, this minor version is mainly focused on bug fixes and some improvements on default features and security. The full list of improvements and bug fixes of the phpFox version 4.7.7 is in the Release Notes and Changelog. You can download its package in Client Area and start upgrading your phpFox site from nowUpgrade to phpFox 4.7.7 The phpFox 4.7.7 is released along with new versions of the Material template, Photos, and Videos apps. They should be upgraded with phpFox Core in order to function properly. For the phpFox upgrade, we have some important notes: – To upgrade your phpFox site to 4.7.7, 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: – You can download phpFox within our Client Area and following our Installation Guide to install your online community. – If you are not comfortable with installing by yourself, please don't worry. You can just order our Installation Service to have us install your phpFox site. Having any issues or Looking for help? Please feel free to submit tickets or report immediately to our GitHub Tracker or Client Area.We are looking forward to hearing your feedback about this new release. Thus, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us and share your thoughts.
  • 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. 
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