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Please Permit My Lame Man Questions. 

  1. How do you know that the Product Upgrade period of your phpFox V4 license has ended or hasn't ended?

  2. Is it or will MetaFox (V5) be compatible with current V4 ThirdParty Apps and Themes? 

  3. Is the Native Mobile App for MetaFox (V5) ready or is it compatible with V4 Native Mobile App?

  4. Will this MetaFox (V5) be easier for thirdParty developers to add their thirdParty products to the MetaFox (V5) Native Mobile App? 

  5. Since the launch of the Native Mobile App for V4, ThirdParty developers are yet to convert their thirparty Apps for V4 Native Mobile App. Will it be possible or made easier for thirdparty Apps to be Added to Native Mobile App for MetaFox (V5) without going through redevelopment? Better still just link or connect thirdparty Apps to MetaFox (V5) Native Mobile App without going through coding or redevelopment?

There is no way we can know our upgrade period, apparently, people who didn't pay 20% license fee annually also got updates. 

I reached out to support with similar question and extremely disappointment with the support I am getting. After Raymond Benc left things have changed with new management :( 

I've been using PHPFox for several years now and bought it with life time license and updates,, I am pretty sure about it as I wouldn't have bought it if they had mentioned about recurring annual fee for updates. Now they say it was never the case, I asked if they can share terms or screenshot of pricing from the past, and they don't have it. 

To prove myself, I told them that I have been downloading latest version of PHPFox till date and never had to pay any upgrade fee annually, which itself proves that I had lifetime updates. Now I receive a response saying - "Clients who are out of the Product Upgrade period can still download the latest phpFox web source code, but we are going to restrict the code as per our policy very soon so you will not be able to find and download the source code of the next phpFox website versions anymore from the Client Area."

My concerns are:

1) If one was allowed to download latest phpFox even after product upgrade period then its unfair for those who are paying upgrade fee annually to get updates. 

2) If PHPFox is restricting the code to be downloaded as per new policy then its unfair for those who bought PHPFox initially expecting to get life time updates. 

Is it just me who is under the impression that I bought lifetime license with lifetime updates or do we have someone else in the same boat? 


13 hours ago
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Hi All and lowkey704,

MetaFox (V5) will be implemented Reels (Short videos) and Stories. Btw, I also notify you that the price of $499.00 for the MetaFox - Pro license is a big discount from our because along with the license, you will get a One-time Installation Service and ChatPlus solution for FREE. After the MetaFox pre-order program has ended, you have to buy ChatPlus separately as well as an installation service if want us to install the site for you. 


September 30, 2022 11:08 am

What cloudflare page rules are recommended? 


You can configure the following Page Rules

  • 301/302 Forwarding URL from non-www to www or vice versa

  • Always use HTTPS

  • Edge Cache TTL and Browser Cache TTL for all static files based on extensions, such as *.css, *.js, *.png, etc.


September 15, 2022 11:22 am

Hello Terry,  Hi John !

Im using 4.8.10 too, so i did the test to create a private group and after creating it, went to this group main page;  there is a gear icon to the right where you can manage several options.  The 5th tab is "invite", there you can invite the members you want to include in your private group.

Hope this helps :grinning:


August 27, 2022 12:57 am

Well, Vinny, I can't say that I am surprised by your response. Over the months, I have made a number of feature requests -- as have other members here -- and yet it seems that none of them -- or at least very few of them -- are ever really implemented. These are features which, in my view, should ALREADY be a part of phpFox by default. Yet to have these basic features implemented, we are always reminded about custom work. That mantra eventually grows old and tiresome. Personally, I just can't see investing any more money in phpFox at this current time.

August 17, 2022 12:20 am

Hi Terry,

I am sorry for misunderstanding your questions. I would like to explain the feature as below:
1. If a user/member tries to view the photo which is created on a page then the system will redirect them to the photo detail page and focus on the Photo menu, this is not a  bug, it's a rule of our platform.
2. If you are logging in as a Page, the main menu of the site will be automatically hidden, then you can view the photo within the page or group and it won't redirect you to the Photo module.

Hope the above information is helpful for you.

August 16, 2022 8:45 am

Hi All,

I would like to inform you guys that the feature Story will be implemented in V5 which will be launched very soon. Regarding adding this feature in V4, this improvement is on our list and it will be considered in our future updates. I also thank you guys for sharing your thoughts, it will help our platform better day by day.

Have a great day ahead and stay safe.


August 16, 2022 7:41 am
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Hello tahoecale, thanks for your reminder, my bad.

Hello MikeRock, the feature you want doesn't exist in our platform, however, we can help you implement it via custom work which incurs additional cost. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us by opening a ticket at:

Then, our customization team will be in touch with you shortly.

August 4, 2022 8:41 am

So you not creating a new site to use for development for bug checks or testing but instead trying to create a clone of your main site?  That can be more difficult and it has been a while since I did one.  What I do remember is using the information below to change the location of the new folder as well as creating a new named clone database and adding that location/New Name/password/username.

So you also have to go into the new folder and change the server.sett.php file and change the folder location/name and the new database information.

Look under the paragraph called "To Change Your Website Files to Use the New Domain" for more information.

Then I downloaded a zip file of all the files in the new folder and in dreamweaver I would do a find and see if there is any hard coded area that would have  There was area a long time ago where the install actually put domain url in the code.  I don't think they do that anymore but you should check anyways and if you find a place then add your folder name at the end of the url in the code.  Also, I would search the entire database as well for your domain name url and again change url to include your folder at the end.

Again, it has been awhile since I wanted to clone my site.  Now I just to a empty development site which is the same as the link above but you put a new install zip file in the new folder and run the install phpfox documentation without searching all the files or database for your url of your domain.


July 21, 2022 2:48 am
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Hi ElekTrO,

May we know where did you copy the link?  



The link was copied directlly from the video right click and select copy video address. 

July 20, 2022 3:24 am

Hello FaBieTTo89,

You can try to perform Find Missing Phrases to keep the phrases. However, if it doesn't work, it means that these phrases are not available in the phrase list and then you have to add them manually.

July 19, 2022 11:04 am