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PHPFOX / METAFOX has a lot of potential... I am not hating on them or their product. I am just disappointed in the product. I mean phpfox has been around for a LONG time and they have all these plugins - but none of them work in the app. 

I just believe that for what I have paid for the ultimate license, live plugin, native apps, other plugins they should have a better product. 

I simply believe that their main goal (maybe their only goal) is to sell as is and never add to it. 

It's just sad that others are in the market with more advanced features for far less. 

TikTok videos are COMMON PLACE in other platforms. Yet, they want you to pay for custom work... maybe you should just do the custom work because people are spending a lot of money to buy your license... then buy your plugins... so maybe to create a better product you guys would have a platform that could embed tiktok videos... I could list of a lot of other things that the product should just have but I talked about that in another post.

I would like to see PHPFOX optimize for engagement. Create something for creators... You charge a lot for your product... I just feel that would warrant the natrual progression of improvement. That's all.

January 26, 2023 3:03 pm

OH and Sharing... FOR FK SAKES 

Create a better SHARING system. It's garbage... and they say use addthis... lame...

If you try to share a photo out of phpfox into facebook there is no pic being shown... there is no info... it just says visit this site 

LAME - no one will click that ever. Again wowonder has a better sharing system and it's a fraction of the price. 

The thing with PHPFOX is that it has a lot of potential... THEY WILL NEVER OPTIMIZE and Capture it's potential though... NEVER.

 

January 25, 2023 3:43 pm

This is somewhat unusual. Out of the box, the server's php software has a 2MB size limit. I've seen a 10MB default file size in phpfox product itself. I'm not sure where the 5Mb limit you're seeinig comes from?

I would highly suggest you review the phpfox v4 documentation on the subject, specifically the following pages:
https://docs.phpfox.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=32899276
https://docs.phpfox.com/display/AD/Optimize+PHP+settings

Additionally, if you're a server guy and you know what you're doing, check your system's php.ini file. It may NOT be in /etc!!!
Drop a phpinfo page on your site and double check what php.ini your installation uses. Or alternatively, contact your hosting provider's support folks and ask them to increase the php max upload size and max post size. They should be able to do this for you fairly easily.

Hopefully this helps your specific case.
 

Thank you very much t3ln3t !  ... excellent information! 

Have you some good news:  found the setting to change this limit...im not sure why is there but here you go:

John Jr helped me to track the error text: "Unable to upload. You have reached the limit of 5 Mb. With this upload it will use more ..." in Globalization>Phrases...and he found that was related to the User App.

Went to Members>Usergroup Settings and found this in User App/module: "The total amount of space a user can use when uploading to the server (eg. photos, videos, songs etc...) in megabytes (mb). Set to "0" for unlimited space."

It is the #26 setting from top...more or less...Then checked all my usergroups quota...none of them was set to 5...except one: REGISTERED USER

Changed it...to another number and Voila !! the limit size when uploading a photo in pages...AS PAGE..not AS MEMBER...changed to the new one i wrote.

It would only remain to understand the relationship between registered users and uploading a photo(or video) in pages as the page not as member.

January 25, 2023 4:19 am

Just a quick update being as I just received an email notification regarding John's above comment. I am still using PHP 7.4.32 without any problems. I have no intentions of upgrading to PHP 8 any time soon. As they say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it! Why look for trouble?

BTW, I have no intentions of upgrading to phpFox 5 either. It is just not worth the upgrade expense, or the trouble and the additional expense I would incur with updating my iOS and Android apps. Besides, my phpFox site is so dead with barely two dozen members now, I may just end up shutting it down in coming months anyway. Every month I delete more users who haven't logged on in six months or longer. Getting new users is hard. Retaining users and getting active participation is even harder. Too many folks are beholden to the major social networks.

January 11, 2023 7:52 pm

I just noticed another feature that might be missing.  Hopefully someone who has this meta installed can verify it.

Groups owners are no longer have the ability to send invite by email.  Also, I can't even find the invite link for the website on the main menu?

January 8, 2023 5:18 am

Thank you John and t3ln3t! for your feedback on this topic. A couple of members this year have written me about this situation, but I think they may have forgotten their passwords.

December 13, 2022 5:03 am

aaannnndddd that's why I made sure I have recoverable backups before tinkering! 
tried to do something before doing one iota of homework and broke my alpha playground.

So restores ... it's super simple. Blow away your top level site folder and then copy in the backup.
it's a tar archive, so whatever permissions were applied before should be intact when it's restored.

I got the "oops ... something went wrong" white page when I tried to apply the beta code, first pass.
Probably something I did, but we'll see? Anyways, had to restore finally. I left the DB untouched since the site
hadn't done a tinkle's darn thing. After putting the backup back up, I went through and did stuff on the site just to make sure.

here's exactly what I did to restore from the backup created above this time. Eventually I'll get around to doing it in the script too I guess ...

# mkdir metafox-restore
# cd metafox-restore
# gunzip -c ../metafox-2022-12-08.tar.gz | tar xf -
# cd /var/www/html/
# rm -rf *
# cd /root/metafox-restore
# cp -Rp * /var/www/html/
# php artisian cache:clear

It's icky and needs refinement. PLEASE!?! FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS CUTE & CUDDLY be super duper careful doing stuff on your server! This has the dreaded rm -rf * command and that's the root of all evil. The peril that lies ahead may be too much for you. In that case, get your hosting support folks to help, get the phpfox folks to help or just don't do it!
Eventually folks will do a fancy backup/restore thingie like there is for v4 and it will make what I did look silly.

but there ya' go! backups and restores for MetaFox!

P.S. nobody told me to do the php artisian cache:clear command, I'm just throwing that in all by myself.
Other laravel sites I've run in the past needed that after anything was done too, so I'm just adding it.
It doesn't seem to throw any errors anywhere though ...?

December 9, 2022 2:51 am
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I have the v4.8.10 release zip file still on my server, after downloading it accidentally.
Not sure if sharing this will upset the phpfox folks, and that's something I do NOT want to do!

Would helping Sean out and letting him (only him) have the v4.8.10 distribution upset things?

Thanks!

November 30, 2022 3:50 am

I really like what they've done with MetaFox! 
Laravel isn't my strongest suit however, so I have a heck of a learning curve to get my head around all the other stuff.
Really excited to see the final prodoct later this year!

Yep I was also surprised with how MetaFox turned out. The Laravel and react-based really did add levels to the entire product! 

November 29, 2022 10:52 am

What Paul responded with is really good! Concise and simplified.
Cloudflare can do some really good stuff if you write proper page rules.
They have really good support and docs. I highly recommend you look at the docs.

Udemy actually has a really really good course on setting up Cloudflare and they do a deep dive into Page Rules, which is fantastic!

here's the udemy cloudflare course. it's 10 bucks USD.
https://www.udemy.com/course/setting-up-cloudflare-page-rules-deep-dive

Cloudflare's docs for understanding and configuring page rules:
https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/218411427-Understanding-and-configuring-Cloudflare-Page-Rules-Page-Rules-Tutorial-

They have just shy of a dozen pretty good articles that dive into page rules as well:
https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/sections/200805137-General

The basic idea here is to cache the stuff that EVERYONE uses, regardless of anything else.
CSS, images, javascript (content that really doesn't change from user to user) are what you want to cache. Please take care to put your astrisks (wildcards) in the proper place however. Tr*t can match a whole lot of things. Be Careful!

There are a whole bunch of videos on YouTube that cover Cloudflare Page Rules. You might find that easier than reading a bunch of documentation and support articles. I would recommend you start with Cloudflare's own content before you go watching some guy ...
Here's one from Cloudflare titled maximize bandwidth savings with page rules. it's slightly more than 2 minutes of your time:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY7CCAaJsHE

November 28, 2022 9:22 pm