Interests for phpFox

Today we're releasing our brand new app called Interests. Yes, now your users will be able to find people with common interests in a more easy way.

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Interests app will allow your users to find people who are interested in same things as they are. Simply click on Interests link on their profile.

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When registering your users will be prompted to choose their interests. There are 300+ pre-defined hobbies, sport activities, professional interests etc so everyone will be able to find what they like.

Every interest has own page with defined image and description and list of people who are interested in chosen hobby / sport / professional area. This is a great way for people with same interests to connect with each other, start conversation and share their ideas. 

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Of course every interest page is SEO-optimized so even presence of this pages will increase search positions of your website and users will be able to join your network basing on their interests. Additionally interests are editable right from AdminCP which gives you an option to add longer description or change image that represents specific interest.

Check out our Interests app for phpFox in phpFox store at just $29.99 now.

New Videos app for phpFox

Hello phpFox fans!

Great news for everyone today: phpFox released new Videos app which supports direct video uploading. You can find details below:

phpFox makes it easy to share video from Youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Mp4, Facebook or upload video directly from computers.
phpFox Videos app's settings

phpFox Videos app's settings

    Feature List

    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 source as 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

    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 / S2 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 caegories
    • When delete category, admin has some options to choose ++ Remove all items belong with 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

    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 Neutron 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 4.6.0

    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.
    • Clear cache on your site

    To upload videos to your own server you'll need to configure FFMPEG. This is the last setting on Settings page in AdminCP. You can ask your hosting provider about FFMPEG path on your server, it may look like "/home/ffmpeg/ffmpeg". When you entered it, on FFMPEG Video Utilities page you'll see something similar: 

    phpfox-video-ffmpeg

    If everything's okay you will be able to switch your upload method from Zencoder + S3 to FFMPEG on Settings page like below

    phpfox-video-uploading-method

    Then video upload page will show an option to select a file and upload it.

    phpfox-video-upload

    Once video details are done you'll probably need to wait a few minutes while your server's FFMPEG will encode the video.

    phpfox-video-processing

    phpFoxer Easter Sale 2017

    For 4 days only, phpFoxer is offering all of our clients to purchase phpFoxer solutions exclusively with 25% OFF using phpFoxerEaster promo code in phpFox store. That's right, you can purchase any of our phpFox themes or addons and get an exclusive 25% off right away!

    This year, turn Easter into phpFox sale day with phpFoxer. It's just one of the many ways we invite you to experience the difference.

    Another great information for those who just considering to purchase phpFox now. phpFox offers another 20% OFF discount as a celebration of this coming Easter. The promotion is only valid for two days, and it will run on April 16-17, 2017 (PST). You can use this promotion code EASTER17 when purchasing any of the phpFox V4 packages.  Click the button below to start your own social network with 20% off now!

    So again, happy Easter and Vaisakhi to all of you folks! Stay tuned!

    Advanced Footer for phpFox

    Hi folks!

    We're glad to tell you about our brand new app called Advanced footer.

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    Advanced Footer is an app for phpFox that allows you to create your own interesting footer with enough information about your community or company.

    phpfox-advanced-footer.png

     

    Main Features

    • visitors will be able to see your custom text description (info about things which your company can offer customers or description that convey the main idea of your company) in footer's left column;
    • you can create your own custom menu in footer (with custom link titles and URLs);
    • you will be able to place links to your social accounts and summary in footer with clean-designed icons using AdminCP.

     

    Footer view

    Our app represented by brand new footer block with three columns that have same width. Advanced footer will be displayed on the bottom of every page of your social network and contains three columns that are centered by the width of the document. Columns have same width and we took into account that the tablet view has own speciality, so you have a great responsive readable design on both desktop and tablet view in one app.

    Every column contains title and main section. The main section for the first column is summary information about your community. In this block, you can give major concept of your organization or tell your clients about features of your professional society. In the middle of the Advanced Footer you can place links to important pages of your website (network). For example, you have page with company's policy or page with terms of service of users choice, so you can leave links on them in this column. Another option is to use this block to link most important areas of your site to increase their SEO index.

    Every company, society, and organization of people with one goal has accounts in social networks. In right column of our Advanced Footer we provided an option to list links to social network accounts. It is useful block to simply allow your colleagues, followers or clients to get in touch with you or your organization. This block can contain icons that correspond to social networks you're referring to.

     

    AdminCP

    phpfox-advanced-footer-configuration

    Sometimes you may want to add some style or text edits to some blocks on your pages. Gladly our app allows you to configure Advanced Footer and its content right from your AdminCP. You will be able to change every column titles and main content. In addition you can control style of Advanced Footer such as footer background color, text color and titles color, two last colors are blended together in icon view. App has management system allows you to quickly to enable or disable your app by simply pressing “Yes”/“No” button on 'Settings' page.

    phpfox-advanced-footer-admincp

    Click button below to purchase Advanced Footer for phpFox now. Hurry up to get 25% release off!
     

    phpFox 4.5.2 released!

    Hi everyone!

    Good news today, phpFox released version 4.5.2 which includes some improvements and fixes related to phpFox core. phpFox team reported that they focused on core script quality basing on feedback from phpFox community and GitHub bug tracker.

    There were no new features added, but phpFox states that stability of this release will significantly improve experience of using phpFox by all license owners and those who still consider purchasing phpFox

    You can try phpFox 4.5.2 on our demo: http://apps.phpfoxer.net/v452/

    Starting from this moment phpFox team will focus on phpFox v4.6.0 release we reviewed in our recent blog.

    Good news for everyone who has some doubts on purchasing phpFox – get 15% off by purchasing phpFox until end of Apr 10th, 2017 (PST). Just use promo code JD7DU885EM in your purchase. This is a good opportunity to save and get one of the leading social platforms with updated core!

    phpFox 4.6.0 new features, fixes and improvements

    Hey phpFox fans!

    Let's talk a bit about future updates of phpFox and overall script improvements. Some time ago phpFox staff announced that phpFox will release version 4.5.2 and then there will be a bigger release – phpFox 4.6.0

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    So the main question: when we'll see phpFox 4.6.0? according to this post we should expect it to be released about June or July 2017 which is in around 3-4 months. What will be implemented during this pretty significant amount of time? Let's find out. Here are some features announced by phpFox in their blogs:

    • Support drag and drop while uploading photos/files
    • Support preview photos while uploading
    • 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
    • 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;
    • Support of pagination and better (endless) scrolling on mobile;

    Sounds good. But let's try to find out more! According to phpFox bug tracker phpFox 4.6.0 may also include following improvements and fixes:

    • Pages - Adding blocks Interest
    • Better menu management system. Interest
    • Redesign AdminCP Interest
    • Video Posting Issue
    • Blog and forum views Interest
    • Selecting a category when uploading a photo
    • Suggestion for buttons
    • The poll should not automatically add a "?" mark at the end. This reason should be obvious.
    • Social Sharing
    • Relocate the upper imposed friend add button. It's blocking faces.
    • Search "whole words only" in AdminCP #1842
    • Notifications pages & groups Interest
    • Option to Change color of titles of pages and group.
    • Get rid of photo info/stat as it detracts from content interaction.
    • Save search
    • Track which emails have already been sent to inactive members to prevent getting blacklisted Interest
    • Email for pokes Interest
    • Pages and Groups, Add Category to Forums
    • how many seconds video upload | restrict user
    • Pages and group menu needs to be darker (Accepted)
    • Set an existing photo as cover photo Interest
    • forum (search) Styling issue on mobile ( forum search)
    • Add registration step
    • Make the name in Menu (mobile) clickable
    • Search under members Interest
    • Referral link with automatic friend add Interest
    • Video Count not included in Site Statistics #1802
    • Edit Video title
    • Video categories
    • Make Clickable images In main pages of events, quizes and polls Interest
    • Move Forum Reply Button Interest
    • [v4.2.0] Search button not working (Accepted) Interest
    • Groups approval location Button Need to be moved to a more obvious location and better name (Accepted)
    • Support Rewrite URL for phpFox Apps (Accepted)
    • Fun feature idea! Have option for pages to customize their pages with sub-themes (Accepted)

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    Featured Videos app for phpFox

    Hi there! 

    After some delay our team has been working on improvements of VK theme, Password checker and our other phpFox plugins we have released a new one – Featured Videos!

    Many phpFox users are asking about future improvements of phpFox built-in Video module. Unfortunately it doesn't allow admins and regular users to feature their videos. This is a good option to make most important content more visible.

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    This elegant block will appear on the top of your videos (so the list of videos will display below as usual). Users will be able to scroll featured videos left and right when there's more than one video. If there is only one featured video, it will take all available space of the block.

    phpfox-featured-videos-block


    Additionally there will be a block that displays featured videos on your members home page.
    Of course, the block is responsive and works great on mobile!

    phpfox-featured-video-suggest

    This is what users see when they click "Your Video Here?" button. In this popup they may choose one or more of their videos and ask Admin to put their video in a featured videos list.

    phpfox-featured-videos-proposed

    Then Admin will see proposed videos in AdminCP under Proposed Videos section. He may make video featured in one click!

    phpfox-featured-videos-admincp

    Then, in phpFox Admin panel it's easy to make any other video featured or un-feature it. You may search by video name or ID.

    Hope you will like this addon. Please don't hesitate to suggest new features, we are completely open to make enhancements! 

    phpFoxer February roundup

    Hey folks!

    February is behind and here is the list of fixes and improvements we made during this great winter month.

    1) Password Checker app
    We have added password generation functionality (so now users can generate secure passwords for their accounts). Also it's now possible to require to enter password twice.


    2) User Dashboard app
    Added new section that lists amount of incoming messages and friend requests (configurable from AdminCP). Also allowed to show or hide user's email depending on community rules.


    3) VkFox theme
    We have made more than 50 fixes to improve UI on template according to new VK design and also fixed strange styles that appeared after v4.5.0

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    phpFoxer January roundup

    "January is here, with eyes that keenly glow,
    A frost-mailed warrior
    striding a shadowy steed of snow." 

    ―  Edgar Fawcett

    January have passed and we have several special news for you!

    During the month we have added four interesting products to phpFox store:

    1. Regions / states
    We have created this app to cover missing regions and states for all countries all over the world. Over 4 thousands regions will be added and will automatically appear if user selects any country available on registration or when searching for members on members browse page.
     

    2. Smart app banner
    This tiny app will inform your visitors who use mobile devices that you have iOS / Android mobile applications for phpFox and allow them to get your app in one click.
     

    3. User Group Icon
    This app adds icons for users that belong to specific user groups.

     

    4. Clipboard Manager
    Clipboard Manager app will add your custom content to what users copy on your site. This allows your users to quote contents of your site on their social networking accounts, other websites and will help you to get more backlinks and improve SEO of your site.
     

    Also we are glad to let you know about several updates in our blog which can help you to manage your phpFox social network. Please read an article in our blog about How to block country in phpFox (Geo Filter testimonial). We think this information will be helpful for you and after reading you will know how to set this option by yourself.

    And last but not least we want to thank our clients who can’t leave our products without their positive review.

    Regarding the Clipboard Manager app:

    My problem was solved very quickly. Thank you very much phpfoxer. I have used it and it has been a very successful work. I wish you continued success.
    — Promaster, store.phpfox.com

    If you have any comments about new products, suggestions for improving or any other questions, we are always here to help you out.

    Sincerely,

    phpFoxer team

    phpFoxer in Social media

    Hello dear colleagues!

    Today we want to announce a special proposition from phpFoxer team. Only today and till 10th of February you can receive 50% discount coupon for one of our themes. The only thing you need to do is to subscribe to one of our social networking accounts below and drop us a not to office@phpfoxer.com. See social links below:

    Please feel free to subscribe to our Facebook / Twitter / Instagram accounts and stay tuned about our future releases, discounts and useful info such as tutorials, reviews etc. Also don't hesitate to contact us regarding any customization. We are always ready to help you!

    Thank you in advance and have a nice day!