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  • Easter Sale 2020 and phpFox 4.7.10 Release

    Easter Sale 2020 and phpFox 4.7.10 Release

    Hi All, it's Easter time and we are aware that most of us won’t be celebrating as we have a higher purpose to support and protect ourselves, our loved ones and the people around us. We need a joint effort to come back strong, and we will definitely beat this epidemic together.Easter Sale 2020 As we continue to stay home, it will be a great time to invest in phpFox to create a community to share, support and engage with one another. So we at phpFox provide you with a 20% discount during this Easter Sale on any purchase or upgrade. Duration: 9th to 14th April 2020 Code: EASTER2020 Offer valid for five days, build an online presence for your local community or business and take a headstart.More Easter Deals from Experts If you are intending to get more 3rd-party interesting apps on phpFox Store, let also check out these marvelous Easter deals from our 3rd-party experts.YouNetCo Joining with phpFox Easter Sale 2020, we would like to offer you 20% Off to all products and packages on phpFox Store from Apr 9th to Apr 14th, 2020. Coupon code is YNCEASTER2020. So let grab these great deals now while they last.FoxExpert Get 20% discount for any App/Theme or Package for best Phpfox apps of FoxExpert from 8 April to 14 April. Coupon code is foxexpertEaster   Please check the blog periodically as we will keep updating for more 3rd-party Easter deals.phpFox 4.7.10 Official Release We are delighted to inform that the phpFox 4.7.10 version is now officially released. This minor and quick release is only focused on fixing issues to make the Script more stable. Big updates will be added in the phpFox 4.8.0 which has been under development. Please see the Release Notes and Changelogs for more details. You can download the package of phpFox 4.7.10 and start upgrading your site from now. To upgrade your phpFox site to 4.7.10, 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. Have any issues with this version? Please don’t hesitate to submit tickets or report immediately to our GitHub Tracker or Client Area for support.   Build your niche social networks or online communities with us - phpFox
  • New Saved Items app is here and more

    New Saved Items app is here and more

    Howdy everyone, how is your day going? Today, we are excited to announce the new phpFox app to you: Saved Items. Some of you may be very familiar with this new app since its main feature has been available on many popular online communities such as Facebook, Youtube, etc. It is obviously a Must-Have feature for successful online communities nowadays. That's why our team has decided to implement this feature on phpFox as soon as possible. The Saved Items app is available for all Pro, Pro+ and Ultimate licenses on phpFox Store. Let's install the Saved Items app on your phpFox sites today to bring this useful feature to your users.Saved Items app In case you aren't familiar with this feature, please don't worry. We are going to have a quick introduction to this app now. Let's imagine that you have read a fantastic blog or seen a very interesting video/photo on the online community site. Then you may like to visit those items again or share them with your friends now. You may have many difficulties or uncomfortable feeling when looking for them due to many similar items on your social network. And, everything becomes much more convenient to users with Saved Items app. People can save and organize what they love on phpFox site from now. While surfing feed items on the community, your users will have Saved option right there to save the item they love. Then, all saved items can be managed and organized easily. One more thing Also, we have another interesting update about the Reactions and Feed Status Background apps today. Since the official release for these apps, we have been received many upgrade requests for mobile apps as our clients all want to have these important features on both web version and mobile apps. We are so happy that these features have brought a great experience to your users on mobile apps and phpFox sites.As their significant role to get more user engagement, we decided to bring both Reactions and Feed Status Background apps to phpFox Pro license. Thus, if you are holding Pro licenses, you will be able to install these apps from now. That's all for now. I hope that you will like our new updates today. If you have any questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to submit tickets in Client Area. Any feedback to make phpFox better is always welcome. We believe that with your invaluable contribution, phpFox is getting better day by day!
  • 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 4.7.3 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! 
  • 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 phpFox 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.
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