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Bring your custom social network dream to life with phpFox!

With phpFox, your creative vision becomes reality for your very own social site, whether it's for business or pleasure. Point and click ease. No tech skills needed!

Account Privacy

Invisible Mode

Your users can enable the "Invisible Mode" option from the "Privacy Settings" page. If enabled they will not be shown within any "Online" lists.

Profile Privacy

Users can customize how other users or guests interact with them via their profile.

Items

Control your user's default privacy for items they add on the site.

Notifications

Users can control what email notifications are sent out to them. We send out emails to your users based on any activity related to items they add or are subscribed to.

Blocking Users

We give the ability for your users to block other users on the site. They can manage these users from their "Privacy Settings" page and remove them at any time.

Activity Feed

Extendable

Activity feeds, by default, can be found on a user's dashboard and their own profile. Additionally, Pages and Events have their own activity feed. This allows 3rd party developers to easily integrate their product with our activity feed.

Commenting on Feeds

On each activity feed, your members can comment and discuss what they liked about the item on the spot.

Quick Share

By default, we provide the ability for your users to share a status update, photos, links, polls, blogs, songs and videos directly from the activity feed.

Like or Unlike Feeds

Certain feeds can be liked or unliked. Once a feed is liked the owner of that feed is notified so they can keep track of who likes their posts.

Public or Friend's Feeds

Admins can decide if the activity added to the live feeds is for everyone to see or just for the person and their friends.

Privacy Control

Similar to when adding items to the site, you can control the privacy of your activity feed entry.

Auto Load

We automatically load more feeds for your users without having them click on a link to view more feeds.

Ad Campaigns

User Based Ads

Your users can easily create ads using our advanced ad designer and you get full control on how much ads cost.

Sponsor Items

If your users have an image, or maybe a marketplace listing, that they want to be sure all your members see, they can sponsor items on your site. You have full control how much it costs to sponsor an item. As this is controlled via user groups, you can set different pricing for each user group or even have some allowed to sponsore items free of charge.

Administration

Manage System Settings

We provide over 340 system settings that give you control over how you want your community to work.

System Overview

Our system overview provides vital information about your server and the state it is in.

Overall Maintenance

We provide several tools to help you maintain your website. These tools include... Cache Manager Reparser Remove Duplicate Entries Update Site Counters

Ban Filters

We provide a very powerful ban filter that allows you to... ban user names upon registration, ban emails upon registration, ban display name upon registration, ban IP addresses, filter naughty words. We also include the ability to use a wild card (*) filter, which allows you to easily ban an IP range for example... 192.168.*

Country Manager

You can easily manage countries by using our Country Manager. Each country can have its own set of states or provinces and you can easily add new countries, states, or provinces.

User Groups

When using a feature on the site, it is usually tied to a user group. This in turn gives you full control over what each user group can do. With well over 330 settings and growing, this gives you full power to control what each user can or can't do on your community.

Announcements

Admins can write announcements for all the members on the site to see from either their dashboard or by visiting the announcement section.

Newsletters

Your own staff may need to send out information to all your users or a specific user group and this can be done by sending out newsletters via emails.

Attachment Support

Several sections on the site, such as Blogs or Marketplace listings, have support to attach items to them. You have full control with what users can attach to these items.

Announcements

Start Time & Date

Admins can create announcements and define when it should start.

Multilingual

Each announcement has multilingual support, which allows you to create it in every language package you have installed.

Displayed in Dashboard

To make sure everyone sees your announcement you can define if it should be displayed within your site's dashboard.

Attachments

Upload Photos

You can upload photos directly from your computer for use in inline attachments or downloadable attachments.

Downloadable Files

You can control what files can be uploaded by your users, directly from the AdminCP. Users can attach files so others can download them. These files can be from PDF's to ZIP archives, or whatever you choose to add.

Blogs

Public Blog Categories

You can add as many public blog categories as you want. Your users can select from available categories when they are writing their blog entries. Users can select more than one blog category to include with each of their blog entries.

Drafts

Users can save blogs as drafts, and once they are ready, they can publish their blog at anytime.

Top Bloggers

On the blogs section index page we list the top bloggers of the community. You control how many blogs the user needs to submit before appearing in the block.

Report a Blog

Each blog entry can be reported to the Admins by the community to help prevent SPAM and/or remove inappropriate material that is considered to breach the terms & conditions of the site.

Search Filter

Using our search filters your users can easily find blogs they are looking for.

RSS

RSS support is included in the blog section so your members can keep track of all the latest blogs added to the community.

Privacy Control

Users can control who can view and comment on their blog.

Likes & Comments

We keep your users active by giving them the ability to easily Like or comment on a blog.

Admin Approval

You or your staff can approve blogs before they go public.

CDN

Amazon S3 and phpFox CDN Apps

Choose to use either Amazon S3 or phpFox CDN.

Add More CDN Options

Our apps system is easily extended by third party developers, allowing you to add other CDN providers of your choice.

CMS

Easy Management

Our CMS management is located in your Admin Control Panel under the Site menu. CMS management includes Menus, Blocks and Pages.

HTML & PHP Support for Blocks

Blocks can connect to PHP files on your server, which is how most of our blocks are built; however, we also provide you the easy method of creating a block directly from your Admin Control Panel and you can simply use HTML or even PHP to create your very own block and place it anywhere on the site.

Privacy Control

Each Block and Page has privacy settings so you can control which user group can view the specific block or page.

Menu Placements

Menus can be placed in the top(main) or footer. You can order the positioning of menus so you can specify which menu should show up first and/or last by drag and drop placement.

Custom Pages

Creating a new page for your site shouldn't be hard, and with phpFox it isn't. Our page editor allows you to create pages directly from your Admin Control Panel. It gives you the power to create a custom SEO url and includes the ability to include your own meta keywords and description. You can attach a menu to your page so your users can easily access it. The page also supports PHP, BBCode and HTML code.

Custom Fields

Custom Groups

For each custom field you create, it can belong to a custom group. By splitting up your fields into groups it will make it a lot easier on your members to edit these fields.

Custom Field Location

You can define where a custom field should be located when its being displayed on a users profile. It can be either within the "Basic Information" or "Main Section" block.

Required Fields

You may want certain fields to require a value when a user registers or edits their profile.

Include on Registration

You can add each custom field to the registration form.

Supported Types

We support the following custom fields... Large Text Area, Small Text Area (255 Characters Max), Selection, Multiple Selection, Radio, Checkbox.

Editing Custom Fields

Your users can edit the values for your custom fields from their "Edit Profile" section. All the custom fields are placed there and neatly grouped for easy and quick access.

Inline Profile Editing

Your users can edit their custom fields from the "Edit Profile" section or they can directly do this from their profile using our "Inline Profile Editing" feature, which allows them to update each field on the spot.

Events

Invite Friends

Users can invite their friends via browsing their friends using our powerful guest list manager or by sending out emails.

Mass Email

Keeping users up-to-date with an event is crucial and those that host events can mass email all of their guests directly from their event manager.

Report an Event

Events can be reported to the Admins by the community to help prevent SPAM and/or remove inappropriate material that is considered to breach the terms & conditions of the site.

RSVP

Potential guests to an event can RSVP one of the following options... Attending Maybe Attending Not Attending

Approval System

Admins can enable our approval system where, if enabled, users will have their events viewed by a site moderator before it can be viewed publicly. The moderators can then decide to either approve or deny the event.

Custom Categories

You can create as many categories as you want for events. Each category can have an unlimited amount of child categories.

Search Filter

By using our search filter your users can easily find the events they are looking for.

Featured Events

You can feature any event you like and once its featured it will be moved to the top of the list so users can all see these events every time they visit the event section.

Browsing Guest List

When viewing an event we provide an AJAX powered guest list browser for your users.

Privacy Control

Users can control who can view and comment on their event.

Likes & Comments

We keep your users active by giving them the ability to easily Like or comment on an event.

Activity Feed

Each event includes its very own activity feed.

Facebook Connect App

Easy Registration and Sign in via Facebook Connect.

Our Facebook Connect app will allow your users to join your site and log in via their Facebook account.

Friends

Easy Management

Your users can access their friends list from any page on the site as it's just a click away. They will find it easy to find their friends as we provide a powerful search tool that picks up on their friend's name. Users can also list their friends that start with a specific letter from the alphabet.

Profile Lists

In addition to allowing users to create custom friends lists they can also display these lists directly on their profiles.

Relationship Status

Your users can assign a relationship status they have with another member of the site. Admins can control what statuses users can choose from directly from the AdminCP. We provide statuses from Married, Engaged to Single and much more.

Friends Lists

Each of your users can create their own list to group their friends in and organize all of their friendships.

Keep Track of Requests

Your users can keep track of all the friends requests they have sent out as well as all the friends requests coming in.

Birthday Notifications

Your users can keep track of their friend's birthdays by visiting the dashboard as we notify users when their friend's birthdays are coming up.

Send Birthday E-Gifts

Your users can send out birthday e-gifts and congratulate their friends on their birthdays.

Mutual Friends

When viewing a users profile we list all the friends they both have in common.

IM Chat App

Easily Find Friends

Your users can easily find their friends in the Conversations tab or the Friends tab. For those with lots of friends, they can use the search tool to make finding a specific friend easier.

Emoticon Support

Users can use emoticons via the free Twemoji app that is fully integrated into the chat system.

Invite

Send Invites via Emails

Your users can send out invites to their friends by adding their emails to the form.

Keep Track of Invites

Members can keep track of all of their friends that they have previously invited to see how many of them joined the site. Members can also see if their friends visited the site but chose not to register.

Automatic Friendships

If a member invites their friend and if that friend joins the site both of them are automatically friends on your community.

Marketplace

Privacy Control

Users can control who can view and comment on their listings.

Price Tag

Users can create marketplace listings with a price tag, which will allow them to advertise the items or services they plan on selling.

Location Based

Provide as much information as possible for where the item and/or service is located. This information includes the country, state, city and ZIP/Postal code.

Multiple Photos

Your users can upload up to 6 photos for their listing to give other users a better idea of what they are selling. Admins can control how many photos can be uploaded and by default this is set to 6.

Invite Friends

Users can invite their friends via browsing their friends using our powerful guest list manager or by sending out emails.

Report a Listing

Listings can be reported to the Admins by the community to help prevent SPAM and/or remove inappropriate material that is considered to breach the terms & conditions of the site.

Approval System

Admins can enable our approval system where, if enabled, users will have their listings viewed by a site moderator before it can be viewed publicly. The moderators can then decide to either approve or deny the listing.

Custom Categories

You can create as many categories as you want for your marketplace. Each category can have an unlimited amount of child categories.

Search Filter

By using our search filter your users can easily find the listings they are looking for.

Featured Listings

You can feature any listing you like, and once its featured, it will be moved to the top of the list so users can all see these listings every time they visit the marketplace.

Sell Marketplace Listings

Your users can easily sell items on your marketplace and payments go directly to their PayPal account.

Likes & Comments

We keep your users active by giving them the ability to easily Like or comment on a listing.

Monetize

Subscriptions

With over 330 ways (and growing) to control what a user can or can't do on your site, you can easily create subscription plans and charge your users to upgrade in order to use certain features.

Payment Gateways API

We have included with our product support for PayPal. You, or your favorite developer, can easily extend the paypment options by adding your own payment gateways or by purchasing ready-made apps already in our apps market, which other third party developers have made.

Ad Campaigns

You can monetize your social network with our advanced ad campaigns that gives you full control over who can view each specific ad based on a users location, gender and even their age group.

User Based Ads

Your users can easily create ads using our advanced ad designer and you get full control how much ads cost based on CPM or PPC.

Sell Marketplace Listings

Your users can easily sell items on your marketplace and payments go directly to their PayPal account.

Sponsor Items

If your users have an image or maybe a marketplace listing they want to be sure all your members see, they can sponsor items on your site. You have full control how much it costs to sponsor an item.

Multilingual

Create Your Own Language Package

From the AdminCP, you can create your own language package and translate it into any language you would like. You can select what language to create the language package from, which by default is the default English language package. We provide support for text direction (Left to Right or Right to Left).

Phrase Manager

Easily translate your language package directly from our powerful phrase manager.

Import/Export Language Packages

You can import and export language packages direct from your Language Manager. Importing a language package requires uploading the language files to your and clicking on the "Install" link. You can find already translated Language Packages in the apps market and available for purchase and one-click install right within the Language Settings area.

Allow User Selection

For each language package you can define if your users can use this language package publicly.

Music

Likes & Comments

We keep your users active by giving them the ability to easily Like or comment on a song or album.

Privacy Control

Users can control who can view and comment on their songs or albums.

Upload MP3's

Musicians can upload MP3's in the file size you permit them to, via user group settings.

Music Albums

Musicians can create music albums and include information about the album and when it was created. Each album can include one picture as their album art and MP3 tracks.

Report Songs & Albums

Songs and albums can be reported to the Admins by the community to help prevent SPAM and/or remove inappropriate material that is considered to breach the terms & conditions of the site.

Album Tracklist

When viewing a music album we provide a tracklist that has all the songs uploaded to this album.

Browse Filter

By using our browse filter your users can easily find songs or albums they are looking for.

Featured Songs & Albums

You can feature both songs and albums you like, and once its featured, it will be moved to the top of the list so users can all see these songs or albums every time they visit the music section.

Approval System

Admins can enable our approval system where if enabled users will have their songs and/or albums viewed by a site moderator before it can be viewed publicly. The moderators can then decide to either approve or deny the song and/or album.

Newsletter

Archive Support

You can archive each newsletter that is sent out.

Privacy Override

Your users may have a privacy setting enable to not receive an email, however, you as an Admin may have some very important information that they must be aware of and you can override these privacy settings. This option is disabled by default.

Target Viewers

When you write a newsletter you can define who the target viewers are. You can select which user group and if the user is located in a specific country and what their gender is as well as their age group.

Newsletters per Round

If you have a lot of users it might be too much to ask your server to send all those emails at once. Not to worry, you can define how many emails to send per a page's refresh. We set this to 50 by default.

HTML & Plain Text Emails

When you create your newsletter and you plan on sending out an email you can add both HTML and Plain Text content.

Failsafe

If you can't send out all the newsletters in one session you can always come back at a later time, even days later, and you can continue sending out your newsletter.

Pages & Groups

Admin Approval

You or your staff can approve Pages and Groups before they go public.

Likes

We keep your users active by giving them the ability to easily Like a Page.

Page or Group

You define categories from the AdminCP. These categories control if a Page is to be considered a conventional Page, where users "Like" the page or if it is a Group; where users join the Group. We have fully integrated Groups and Pages into one highly powerful fully featured module.

Activity Feed

Each Page/Group comes with its very own Activity Feed allowing users to write on the wall, upload photos and attach links.

Own Community

We provide tons of features with Pages and each page includes the ability for your users to create blogs, events, discussions, upload songs and photos.

Post as Page

When you are an Admin of a Page you can post as that page or as yourself on the activity wall.

Advanced Permissions

As an Admin of a Page you have full control of who can add or view items on your Page. This is from sharing an event to viewing a discussion.

Invite Friends

Page Admins can mass invite their friends to check out their page.

Vanity URL

Each page can have a unique vanity URL on your site giving a more personal "profile" feel.

Multiple Admins

Pages can have multiple admins. Easily add more admins while you manage your page.

Widgets

Each page has support for Widgets. This is the ability to create custom sub-sections to placing blocks on the landing page. Handy for ad campaigns or for showing a new product.

Group Registration

You can setup your group to allow anyone to register. Additionally you can set it to where you have to approve users before they are a member or only allow users that have been invited by admins to join the group.

Photos

Multiple Photo Uploads

Your users can upload as many as 10 photos at a time. Admins can actually control the setting of how many uploads can take place at one time so you control the amount depending on your needs.

Photo Albums

Users can upload photos to the public gallery or keep their photos organized in their very own photo album.

Control Downloads

For each image users can control if other users have the rights to download their photos.

Mature Content Control

Certain images may me mature in nature and for these photos users can enable the option to identify that it is only for mature users. By default it's anyone above 18, however Admins can control what age is considered to be mature.

Multiple Category Selection

Each photo uploaded can belong to one or more categories. Categories have no limit with how many child categories it can have.

Search Filter

By using our search filter your users can easily find photos they are looking for.

Rotate Photos

Users can rotate their photos 90 degrees to the left or right.

Photo Tagging

Users can tag their friends or themselves in their own or other photos.

Featured Photos

Admins can feature photos, which are displayed within the photos sections index page and is refreshed using AJAX.

Report a Photo

Each photo can be reported to the Admins by the community to help prevent SPAM and/or remove inappropriate material that is considered to breach the terms & conditions of the site.

Approval System

Admins can enable our approval system where, if enabled, users will have their photos viewed by a site moderator before it can be viewed publicly. The moderators can then decide to either approve or deny the photo.

Likes & Comments

We keep your users active by giving them the ability to easily Like or comment on a photo.

Privacy Control

Users can control who can view and comment on their photos.

Polls

Likes & Comments

We keep your users active by giving them the ability to easily Like or comment on a poll.

Multiple Answers

Users can control how many answers each of their polls can have. They can also drag & drop each question to order them the way they want it to show up when other users answer their poll.

Randomize Answers

Users can order answers for their polls, however, if they want to randomize the answers each time a person views the poll they can enable this option on a per poll basis.

Include Photos with Polls

For each poll that is created your users can attach an image.

View Results

Once a user has voted on a poll they can view the results of the poll, which includes a list of who cast a vote.

Report a Poll

Polls can be reported to the Admins by the community to help prevent SPAM and/or remove inappropriate material that is considered to breach the terms & conditions of the site.

Approval System

Admins can enable our approval system where, if enabled, users will have their polls viewed by a site moderator before it can be viewed publicly. The moderators can then decide to either approve or deny the poll.

Privacy Control

Users can control who can view and comment on their polls.

Privacy

Invite Only

You can transform your community into an "Invite Only" social network.

Full Control of Items

Users can control who can view an item by setting the privacy of the item to either "Everyone, Friends, Friends of Friends, Only Me or Custom".

Control Comments

Users can control who can comment on the items they have posted. They can set the privacy to "Everyone, Friends, Friends of Friends or Only Me".

Custom Lists

Custom friends lists can be used to control exactly who can view an item you posted on the community.

Friends Only Community

By enabling our "Friends Only" community setting this will only show items (eg. blogs, photos, polls etc...) posted by the user's friends.

Private Messaging

Easily Find Friends

Your users can easily find their friends by using our advanced search tool when they are composing a new message. Includes support to send a message to multiple users.

Attachment Support

Users can attach virtually anything (Admin controls what is allowed) to their messages to share with their friends.

Captcha Support

Admins can enable the "Captcha" routine if they want a specific user group to verify they are not a bot. This option is disabled by default but is enabled for those that are considered to be "spamming".

Send a Personal Message

Users can send a personal message to any member or just their friends (depending on how your site is setup).

Quizzes

Multiple Questions & Answers

Users can create a quiz with multiple questions and for each question they can create multiple answers.

Include Photos with Quizzes

For each quiz that is created your users can attach an image.

View Results

Once a user has taken a quiz they can view the results of the quiz, which includes a list of who took the quiz and what answers they choose for each question.

Approval System

Admins can enable our approval system where, if enabled, users will have their quizzes viewed by a site moderator before it can be viewed publicly. The moderators can then decide to either approve or deny the quiz.

Privacy Control

Users can control who can view and comment on their quiz.

Likes & Comments

We keep your users active by giving them the ability to easily Like or comment on a quiz.

Report Users/Items

Reporting Items

On most items that are added to the site by your users we give the community the ability to report the item to Admins in case they feel it breaches your site's terms and/or conditions.

Reporting Users

Your users can report other members if they feel they have something on their profile or have done something on the site that breaches your terms and/or conditions.

AdminCP Report Notices

When you visit your AdminCP, we provide you with information if anything has been reported so you or your staff can look over the report right away.

Managing Report Items

We group all the reported items within the AdminCP so you or your staff can look over each reported item and deal with them appropriately.

Custom Categories

When your users report an item they can select what category the report belongs to. This will make it easier for you and your staff to understand why the item was reported. You can create as many categories as you want. We provide the following categories by default... Attacks Individual or Group, Copyright Infringement, Drug Use, Nudity or Pornography, Violence

SEO Friendly

SEF (Search Engine Friendly) URLs

All items that search bots can have access to use our SEF URLs. An example of our SEF URLs we could link to a blog using its unique ID number like this... http...//www.yoursite.com/index.php?cmd=blog&id=1234 Instead, we use the title of the item, which in this case is the title of the blog entry to create the unique identifier for us. The URL would look like this instead... http...//www.yoursite.com/blog/the-title-of-this-blog/

H1 Breadcrumbs

We use breadcrumb standards when users browse your community and always use the H1 tags for search bots to pick up the important keywords for that specific page.

Spam Prevention

reCAPTCHA App

Tap into the latest Google reCAPTCHA technology to help fight spam by enabling our phpFox reCAPTCHA app.

Anti-Spam Questions with Images

Further boost your spam fighting measures with our anti-spam questions with images. Easily enabled via settings in AdminCP, you can add any question and image you want and tailor this to your site's unique niche.

Spam Settings

Add even more spam fighting measures for logged in users. Settings within the AdminCP will allow you to further tighten the site against spam.

Subscriptions

Monetize

You can create subscription packages that can connect to a user group with special access other user groups don't have. You can even charge for your users to be part of these special groups.

Pay Before Usage

You can include subscription packages and force new users to sign up for a package before they can officially use the site. Once their payment is "okayed" their account will automatically be updated and they will be notified that they can now enjoy your community.

Easy Management for End Users

Your users can easily manage their subscription purchases, keep track of any past purchases they have made, or upgrade to another membership level directly from their subscription manager.

Payment Gateways API

We have included, with our product, support for PayPal.

Theme Management

Full Control Directly from AdminCP

You can edit the entire look of your social networking community directly from the comfort of your Admin Control Panel. This includes changing the logo and favicon, editing HTML templates and changing the CSS of your site. You can also edit files from your favorite text editor or IDE. We simply give Admins to option to edit these files directly from their AdminCP if they want too.

Themes & Styles

phpFx has support for customizing Themes via Flavors. A Flavor controls the basic layout and structure of your site via HTML template files and CSS asset files. Flavors allow you to change the entire look of your site to be a very unique social networking community. You can have as many Flavors as you want, further giving you the ability for a unique experience for your users.

No Overwrites

Since you can make changes to your flavors directly from the AdminCP, you will never have to worry about upgrading to a new version of ours as we never overwrite your changes to your custom flavors. We only overwrite our own default theme files on the server but never your custom flavors.

Import/Export Themes & Styles

Importing and exporting themes/flavors is just a click away. To export a theme/flavor all you need to do is click the export link and you are on your way to receive a ZIP archive of your entire theme/flavor. This theme/flavor can be saved or released to others for free or for a fee. You can get pre-made themes from our market just by clicking in the Theme manager and clicking Find More Themes. You will then be able to purchase and one-click install the new theme.

Create Your Own Theme or Style

You can create your very own flavor direct from our theme manager. By creating your own flavor, you can make all the changes you want and keep our default themes intact.

Parent Support

Each flavor has the ability to have a parent theme. What this does is make it easy on designers to only edit the files they need to change. For example, using our blank theme as a parent you could create a new flavor by just editing the new flavor's files.

Change Logo and Favicon

For each of your flavors, you can easily change the logo and favicon directly from your AdminCP.

User Groups

Create Custom User Groups

You can create as many custom user groups as you want. Each user group has over 330 customizable settings, which control things from allowing a user to write a blog, to the ability to add comments.

Easy Management

With well over 330 user group settings, and growing, it is a lot to look over and control. Within your Admin Control Panel we have made it easy to edit these settings and grouped them into modules with AJAX capabilities for quick and swift editing.

Video Share and Upload App

Video Sharing and Uploading

You can allow your users to share videos from Youtube and other popular video sharing sites. You can also allow your users to upload videos should you wish to do that.

Privacy Control

Users can control who can view their video.

Likes & Comments

We keep your users active by giving them the ability to easily Like or comment on a video.

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