November 9, 2017 By:
            This blog was originally planned to release by end of this week. However we’re too excited to wait since the plan for 2017 is very interesting, we have to share with you ASAP. It’s quite a long list of many challenges. But with the current team, which has been strengthened last few months, we’re confident of the success. So let’s get started.     I) First thing first, phpFox Core Script Roadmap     In next few months, it’s all about 4.6.0:   1. UI (front-end and back-end) and Core Features Improvement   - Front-End: we will set a new standard for design and layout where everything must follow strictly to make sure it all is consistency. All pages will be considered to have new appearances and the design will be mobile first. There will be an option for Admin to alter the layout whether a block is shown or not in the view of mobile - tablet. Many blocks would not be suitable to use on Mobile, wouldn’t it?   - Back-End: a headache for the administrator, we totally understand this. Therefore, our major mission is to simplify these and bring the best way for you to manage the site. As an owner of a Social Network, you have many things to care about. So easily access to all settings with convenience layout, all pages will be re-organized for a natural flow.   2. Next is the list of enhancement suggestion for Core Features from you and our team, will be improved in 4.6.0. For your information, not every single request will be implemented, but suitable ones, the list will be detailed published in 4.6.0 Sneak Peak.   3. Core Apps Improvement: Video, E-gift, Page, Group, IM Chat, RSS Feed and more. Still, we leave the room for the 3rd party vendors to make advanced application, but the basic feature sets should be enough for basic need, ex. support FFMPEG in Video so you can encode in your own server. With new App System (*), it’s quite easy for the admin to install a new application and overwrite the basic one with advanced one if need be. We’ll set CKEditor as basic HTML editor which you can easily disable if needed.   4. Many of you have mentioned about the issue with built-in SEO feature, we will take care of this also in 4.6.0   5. Simplify HTML / CSS Structure: this is a good news for 3rd party developers when you can easily inherit and maintenance your code base and avoid unknown conflict.     Then, followed by 4.7.0:   1. Some of you will ask for Mobile Application. Whether it is in the 2017 Roadmap? Where is it in the Roadmap. Too much information to mention here, we must have a separated series to introduce this application. So, just stay tuned.   2. New Apps: Email Template, Ning Importer and many more ...     II) (*)Marketplace - App Store System:   Recently, we have already added many features to prepare for better integrate among App Store, phpFox Core and AdminCP. It helps clients to purchase, manage purchased applications easily. It also helps 3rd party developers to manage app more easily.     III) New website:   A new appearance of website phpFox.com is also being implemented, this work is totally separated with core script implementation, so you will properly see this in next few months.     IV) Last but not least, we plan to introduce a new way to use phpFox:   It’s subscription, where we will take care everything for you. No more headache about server issue. More information will be provided soon.     Hopefully, with this given information, you will have the visual about what phpFox is doing for 2017.

November 9, 2017 By:
phpFox continue to announce about its progress. It seems this is phpFox's biggest release in 2017. Let's review their promise and compare to the final result in months. How the phpfox 4.6 will be released? phpFox 4.6.0 – Users Content & Interaction (phpFox Blog, Mar 16, 2017) Users Content & Interaction – Essential Ingredients for A Live of Any Social Network Uploading should be convenient as much as possible Bringing Information to Users – Don’t make them find Related Information – Give users more, they might be interested.   Sneak Peek for phpFox 4.6.0 (phpFox Blog, July 19, 2017) What to expect with 4.6.0? The release of the new modern style template, The Material Template. Restructure HTML of all elements of phpFox. New Template for the AdminCP Release most of the default apps of phpFox to be a standalone app which will be published in the store. Add more improvement for each app.   phpFox 4.5.3 Released (phpFox Blog, August 28, 2017) phpFox said: we are confident to tell that this will be the most stable version of phpFox ever. We will have full focus on phpFox 4.6.0 to make our Core script even better while you are enjoying this latest version.

September 24, 2017 By:
When you start a new PHPFox site, following things that should be check 1. Configurate a SMTP Email server Email notification is an important feature for every site to help connect with the users and make user go back to your site. PHPFox enable this feature by default but most of server is not support this default configuration so email will not sent out or usually go to spam folder of user. To configure the Email Server: Go To AdminCP >> Settings >> Mail Server, field neccessery information and make sure to option: Send Mail method is "SMTP" and SMTP Authentication is "YES" 2. Increase Photo upload size configuration This is very important, Default PHPFox only allow upload photo size is smaller 500K. However, normal smartphone can take 2MB photo. To do that, go to AdminCP >> User Groups >> Select Manage User Setting of each group then search change Size setting for "Max file size" option on plugins Photo, User, Event, Marketplace, Pages and Group I recommend at least 10MB   3. Enable Short URL and URL Match to remove index.php in url Default PHPFox has "index.php" in every url, you need to remove this make url more friendly and better for SEO To do that: Go To AdminCP >> Short URL and enable this option to remove index.php in the url You should also enable option"URL Match" to redirect user to correct domain and reduce duplicate url issue for SEO purpose 4. Contact form feature setup Contact is a core feature to help visitor can contact with site owner via contact form (Contact link placed under footer menu). This feature is enabled by default, but it will never works if you dont setup "Staff Email" To configure Staff Email: Go To AdminCP >> Apps >> Contact >> Setting and update Staff Email option 5. Stop registration spam and blog posting spam If you experience any spam issues, You should enable following options to reduce spamming issue Enable Google Recaptche: AdminCP > App > Recaptcha Enable email validation Require user upload profile picture when registration Enable above option will help you reduce or stop spamming issue