phpFox V4 Issues
After all mods, plugins, and third party add-ons are disabled, and once the upgrade is completed, can we delete all the v3 old site files? ...or will that cause problems with the new site? I don't want to waste space housing a bunch of old directories and folders that don't pertain to my v4 site after upgrading.
If you look at the cleaning up tutorial, just follow that guide. It is in the Documentation, menu link is to the left if you have the menus open. If not, click the button next to the logo to open them. There is a special v3 cleanup after upgrading tutorial. It is also linked in the forum post in the kb tutorial requests section.
If your site is large, you might want to wait for 4.4. as there are a lot of improvements coming for optimizations and it's also a full security check. This way, you don't upgrade too many times and disrupt the site since it's best practice to take a site offline before upgrading.
April 30, 2016 8:25 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

Hello Stoosh,

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, we noted your suggestion and our development team will consider changing that phrase into a  more common one in the next versions.

Hello FaBieTTo89,

If you have any issues with the upgrading process, kindly feel free to open a new ticket via:  then our team will get in touch with you soon.


July 5, 2022 7:14 am

Hi All,

We noted the issue and please be assured that it will be fixed within this week. However, for those who want to update the new domain in the Client Area right now, please contact us by opening a ticket at: , then we will help you change it manually as a temporary solution. We also deeply apologize for this inconvenience.

Have a great day ahead and stay safe!



July 4, 2022 3:44 am

If your html is working and your issue is the width of whatever your doing than if you know how to use Firefox Inspector you could find the correct CSS div and change it in the PhpFox CSS Editor.  If you don't know how to use Firefox Inspector, you could private message me your homepagee URL and tell me how wide you want it and I can tell you what to put in for CSS Code :)

June 29, 2022 4:45 pm

All the errorr messages "No such file or directory" tells me that your installation of phpf is corrupt, or you did not upload all the files in the zip file. Try redownloading youp phpfox installation files.. 

June 22, 2022 6:49 pm

Yes.  But for others who read this in the future, you don't have to change it in the license panel if you are using the subdomain called as Phpfox let you have either one in your panel and it will still work.

June 22, 2022 4:23 pm

Hello AquaAnimus,

I am afraid that the feature you want does not exist in phpFox default, we are really for this inconvenience, however, we could help you "create a block that shows all of the groups on the site on the main member's page" via custom work which incurs additional cost, if you are interested, please contact us by opening a ticket at:, then our team will get in touch with you shortly.

Have a great day!


June 9, 2022 11:38 am

Hello eazydoesit,

This folder .trash ( /home/*******/.trash ) not belongs to phpFox source code so if there is no site on the server except the phpFox site, yes, it could be deleted.

About deleting users, we can help you delete the spam users via custom work which incur additional cost as long as you can provide us the list of the remaining users. If you are interested, kindly open a new ticket via our client area: , then our team will get in touch with you shortly.

Btw, in order to prevent the spam users, you can have a look at the below blog articles:





May 12, 2022 10:52 am