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.

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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!

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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.

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

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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!

phpFox 4.5.1 Released

Meet new version of phpFox with valuable updates:

  • Change layout of comment;
  • Allow uploading muti-photos while creating new feed;
  • Have an option for admin to decide whether to include a custom field in search or not;

 

  • All core apps are now working in the same rule while integrating with Page and Group;
  • Allow admin to select which criterion will be used for sorting feed by top stories: sort by total likes, total comments or both;
  • Have an option for admin to choose whether to remove database while uninstalling app or not;
  • And many others...

Installation info:

Also please note that if you have phpFox 4.5.0 or lower installed, you do need to run the full upgrade routine.

New Bulk Package for your phpFox instance

We have created Geo Bulk Package in order to gather all apps based on geo in one place.

With Regions/States app your users can select any country available on registration or when searching for members on members browse page.

Also with Geo Filter app you can forbid users from one or multiple countries to visit your website. Every request will be verified and in case if user is requesting your website from forbidden country he'll receive 403 Forbidden response.

Buy Geo Bulk Package right now and receive 10% discount for both Regions/States & Geo Filter apps.

Smart App Banner. Start New Year with new app from phpFoxer!

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.

This feature was first introduced for Safari users, but in rapidly growing mobile traffic every site that has own mobile application needs to inform their members about their mobile apps.

You can also get this app for free if you're existing phpFoxer mobile apps owner (just drop us a note to office@phpfoxer.com).

Features:

  • configurable app icon;
  • configurable app title;
  • configurable links to your app in App Store and Google Play;
  • configurable author field;
  • configurable action text;
  • configurable price.

Make sure to use your mobile device on demo – banner won't show for desktop users ;)

Compatibility: v4.5.0+

Merry Christmas from phpFoxer!

Merry Christmas from phpFoxer!

A little smile. A word of cheer.
A bit of love from someone near.
A little gift from one held dear.
Best wishes for the coming year.
These make a Merry Christmas!

Christmas is the perfect season to reach out to others when laughter and good tidings are in the air. Here’s hoping that your Christmas will find you among family and friends, sharing the spirit of the season.

To make Christmas the most joyful time of the year phpFoxer team prepared special discounts for one of your beloved products. Use promo code "phpFoxer2017" to get 10 % discount on our iOS / Android mobile apps for phpFox.

In 2016 our company released 14+ applications, 7+ phpFox templates and a language pack. We also presented 4 different bulk product packages.
For the next year we are planning to do even more with your help and we are always open to create next big things that your communities need.

Thank you for being with us in 2016 and looking forward to work with you again in 2017!

Best regards,
phpFoxer team.

New emotions with new product! Meet User Group Icon app from phpFoxer.

This app adds icons for users that belong to specific user groups.

How it works?

  • users join your website and choose specific user group or subscription;
  • you define icon that users get depending on which user group they're in;
  • specified user group's users are showing with your icon next to their names in all possible blocks and pages and on their profiles.

Also there are great number of significant features and you need to know about them:

  • you can make admins more visible with this app;                                                                      
  • you can add text description for each user group, so if users hover a mouse over the icon on profile, he'll get a popup with text defined for this user group (of course, this feature is optional, you can always turn it off in AdminCP);                                                                       
  • you can use PNG, JPG or even SVG depending on your needs;                                                 
  • this app is integrated with our Verified Members app. You can get in touch with us and we'll provide you with a demo of 2 apps working together;                                                               
  • this app can help you to increase monetization. You may create various user groups, e.g. Premium, Deluxe, etc with corresponding subscriptions. Users that want to join Premium user groups and get new shiny icon near their name can purchase subscription and instantly get the icon (you won't need to take any manual actions).

Note: we recommend to use square icons.