Tag: video

  • Introduction to the new Video App – Upload to local server

    The long wait is over! You can now upload videos to your local server. We all know that you are all waiting for this feature of phpFox's new video app. Let us share with you the rest of its functionalities.People love watching a video, and video is one of the important factors to keep your users engage and stay more in your community. phpFox makes it easy to share video from Youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Mp4, Facebook or upload video directly from computers.For our Legacy clients, one of the great news about this new video app is - You can migrate all your videos from your V3 site to the latest phpFox V4.  So you don't need to worry losing all your current videos in your V3 site when decided to upgrade your site to phpFox V4. Please check out our blog regarding the latest version of phpFox 4.5.2 Following are the list of features of the new video app FRONTEND 1 . FeedAllow users to share videos to feed by using link or uploading files Allow users to share videos to their walls or friend's walls While sharing video, users can view file size limit While sharing video, users can select privacy for it User can drag and drop file while sharing video Users can like, share, report the video feed2 . Main Videos PageAllow users to browse all videos and see some information for each video as title, posted by, total view, etc Users can search video, sort or filters by some criteria Users can view videos in a specific category Allow users to sponsor their videos Allow users to sponsor video in feed Moderators can use mass actions to manage videos as delete, approve, feature videos Moderator can sponsor or feature a specific video Users can view their own videos in My Videos page Users can view their friends' videos in Friends' Videos page Moderator can approve all pending videos in Pending Videos page3 . Video Detail PageDisplay all information of video as title, description, category, total views Play video directly in the detail page Support social sharing via Addthis Owner / Moderator can perform some actions as edit, delete, sponsor in feed, sponsor/un-sponsor, feature/un-feature, approve Users can perform some actions as: like, comment, share, report Has Suggestion block to suggest videos which have the same category with the current one4 . Share VideoAllow users to share video from other sources like Youtube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion and so on Title and description of videos got from some sources can be parsed directly and put into the sharing form Allow users to upload video from local server Allow users to store videos on local server or S3. Support CDN in case store on local server Allow users to drag and drop video in case uploading Integrate with CKEditor to edit video's description Allow users to add title, description, category of video5 . Privacy SettingsAllow users to configure the default privacy for their new videosBACKEND 6 . Back End - Dashboard and Site StatisticsView all videos as well as pending videos7 . Back End - App SettingsConfigure to use pagination or load more in search page (apply from 4.6.0) Configure the number of videos will be shown on some blocks as Featured Videos, Sponsored Videos, Suggestion Configure to show/hide videos which created in Page / Group into the All Video page of Video app (apply from 4.6.0) Enable/disable providers as upload video, Youtube, Facebook, Vimeo and so on Configure Zencoder / S3 Account Select video processing (S3 or local server) Configure SEO meta keywords and SEO meta description Configure FFMPEG8 . Back End - User GroupConfigure all settings for each user group9 . Back End - Manage CategoriesCan add, edit, delete, re-order categories When deleting category, admin has some options to choose ++ Remove all items belong to this category ++ Select another category to move all items ++ Leave the items no category (items aren't required category)10 . Migrate videos from phpFox V3 to this new appYes, you can now upgrade your site from V3 or Legacy version to the latest phpFox V4 without losing videos.11 . Migrate videos from the old Video app to this new one12 . Use global time stamp instead of having its own13 . Configure the responsive size, number of item in each block (apply from 4.6.0)Notice:This app is applied for phpFox V4 Pro package only. Refer to https://www.phpfox.com/ to see all packages. This app is currently compatible with phpFox 4.5.2 or later If you install this app, it will replace the current video core app Some feature will be applied from phpFox 4.6.0Installation Guide Please follow below steps to install new phpFox Video app:Give 777 permission for folder PF.Site/Apps/core-videos/. Install the Video app from the store. Remove files no longer used (at Admin Panel > Maintenance > Remove files no longer used). Clear cache on your siteCongratulation! You have completed the installation process.
  • phpFox 4.6.0 – Users Content & Interaction

    Users Content & Interaction - Essential Ingredients for A Live of Any Social Network Following our first blog - How to keep your user experience consistency in Mobile Era.  Here are the latest updates providing you some ideas of how phpFox 4.6.0 would be. We were talking about UI and how to keep your users' experience consistency and what keep your users staying and coming back. It’s all about the content and activities - users, not yours. We can spend the whole day to name numerous Social Networks (Niche) have no content by their own, but users. We are not talking about Blogging or News Websites, we are talking about Social Network. Social Network Site lives upon users' content upload and interaction (activity).  If your site's content is mostly coming from your side and you do interact with the members quite often, then your site is dying. One of the top priorities is: the easier for a user to upload, the more your site will have content; the more user interact with content, the longer the users stay on your site. In other words, you should focus on two main things:Is your site easy for a user to upload content? Does your site bring “useful” content to users in the first place?Uploading should be convenient as much as possible We’re on the same page now, aren’t we? Great! So, we will find a better way for the users to upload photos for example - without a doubt, photo mostly has the largest content of any site. We could not ask a user to follow basic steps such as attach, post, view then delete (for any mistake), especially is Mobile Era. Users love to share photos by drag and drop, make arrangement and preview everything before all’s said and done. Otherwise, everything will be posted and they find a mistake after everything’s done, they will be no longer interested in uploading again. How about Support drag and drop while uploading photos/files  Support preview photos while uploadingYes, sounds good, isn’t it? That is what phpFox 4.6.0 will have by default.Bringing Information to Users - Don’t make them find People belongs to a group, mostly they’re interested in the content of this group. Also, one group have many “sub-level” of content: such as Photos, Videos, etc., where they need to access conveniently. Otherwise, the content will get lost in the ocean of data. Once the uploaded content got no views, it will get no interaction, the uploader will not upload again for sure - back to the very first point. phpFox will make things easy for the Site Admins, you can set up everything ready for users with:Each app which is integrated with Page/Group will have the settings to display public items in All Item page of the corresponding app or not Allow admin to hide/show integrated apps in menu of the page/group detailRelated Information - Give users more, they might be interested. In Photos & Album, the related information is very necessary. Users tend to see other photos in the same category. Taking Pinterest as an example, once you’re seeing one pin, right below, Pinterest will suggest you other pins in the same and related categories. The chance is very high that you click on them, follow the flow without noticing that you’re spending much time than you plan? That user's behavior is the same as to YouTube, and more likely you will stay all day to see all the suggested videos. Recognizing this essential feature, phpFox will have this supported by default. In fact, phpFox will have a new block "In this category" in some apps to display some items which have the same category with the current one while viewing item detail. Being surprised how phpFox carries about you, and curious for more? Stay tuned or simply subscribe to our blogs to get the latest news by the time it’s available! If you have any questions specifically, feel free to drop us any email or contact us here.