• How to increase video size upload in phpFox?

    How to increase video size upload in phpFox?

    The phpFox script supports uploading videos. And as admin of the site, you'd be able to change the size limit for all the video uploads. In this article, you will learn on how to increase the video size upload in your phpFox site. Simple steps on how to increase the video size upload in phpFox First, you need to login to your site as an Admin.   Go to User Groups to manage the settings of the user group. By default, phpFox script has 4 different UserGroups as shown in the picture below. But you can add more user groups as you want.   Select the specific UserGroup that you would like to increase the video size upload. In the picture below, I am trying to manage the user settings of the Registered User.   After selecting the specific user group, select the Video under the Core Apps settings.   By default, the script maximum video file size under the Registered User is 10MB. You can change this value to any value you want. In this case, let's try to change it to 100MB so that all the Registered Users belong to this UserGroup can upload videos up to 100MB.   After changing the value of Maximum file size of video uploaded (MB) to 100, Scroll down and click SAVE CHANGES. After Saving the changes, you will need to clear the cache in order for your changes to take effect. Just go to MAINTENANCE > CACHE MANAGER > click CLEAR CACHE button.   After clearing the cache, you can go back to your site's frontend and check if the video upload size setting was changed.   As you can see, the Max file size for the video upload was changed to 100MB. From now on, you will be able to control the file size of the videos your members can upload to your site. Request for Tutorials If you have any blog requests on how to do things on your site, please submit a ticket in your client area or chat with our agent on our website and we will try to post them all in our future blogs. Moreover, you can check our phpFox Docs for more tutorials.
  • 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 . Feed Allow 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 feed 2 . Main Videos Page Allow 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 page 3 . Video Detail Page Display 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 one 4 . Share Video Allow 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 video 5 . Privacy Settings Allow users to configure the default privacy for their new videos BACKEND 6 . Back End - Dashboard and Site Statistics View all videos as well as pending videos 7 . Back End - App Settings Configure 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 FFMPEG 8 . Back End - User Group Configure all settings for each user group 9 . Back End - Manage Categories Can 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 app Yes, 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 one 12 . Use global time stamp instead of having its own 13 . 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 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 4.6.0 Installation 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 site Congratulation! You have completed the installation process.
  • phpFox 4.6.0 – Users Content & Interaction

    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 uploading Yes, 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 detail Related 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.