Hi Efex,

524 error related to timeout.  And we would like to inform you this issue does not affect cron processing. It means that this request is still running on your server until it finished. 

Cronjob requires a long time to process so it is a normal issue. Please configure to stop receiving the email notifications for cron reports.



March 22, 2021 8:06 am

Well have been hiding my friend request very well :)  JK

If you go into your AdminCP setting and click on APPS and then Installed and find the APP called Feed.

Click on the blue link (column called Name) on the right side of the screen to open the settings for that specific APP.

Scroll down and look for "Enabled Hide Feed" and set it to YES.

This will add a new menu under your profile links (top right corner) called "Manage Hidden"

Hope this helps :) and I like the on purpose misspelling "anyting" LOL

March 18, 2021 3:32 am

Hi Lewis,

GTmetrix not only measures the performance of your page but also gives us suggestions to improve the grade of your site. Please follow these suggestions to optimize the performance. 

When the server be configured correctly, and the cache, storage system be set up... the performance of your site will be improved.



March 17, 2021 7:08 am

I finally can make it working. If it doesn't work at your local machine, you should check your android version. In the beginning I used android 10, it doesn't react, then after that I tried my old phone which is having android 8, and then ... everything start running smoothly. This is very good tools and helpful.

Phpfox may want to check why it can not run on an android version 10. For now I am satisfied because I can start working on my app integration, but surely I will need it run on the latest android version.

March 13, 2021 4:55 am

Hello again Lewis. Thank you for your response. I appreciate it.

For the record, the video I tried to upload from my iMac to my server machine was only 6.1 MB in size. So I would think that it would be processed very quickly.

My server is an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) with a 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 processor and 16 GB of RAM, so I don't think that is the issue. There is usually 7 or 8 GB of free RAM, and sometimes more. I am relatively certain that something else is going on with regards to my problems with the Videos app.

Your remarks regarding the FFmpeg PHP extension are troubling. In the online phpFox instructions for the Videos app, there is no specific mention of needing a FFmpeg extension installed in PHP. It does, however mention needing a FFmpeg installation on the server machine, or else using the other method with Zencoder and Amazon S3. I can't afford the latter, so in my Videos app setup, as I mentioned earlier, I point it to my FFmpeg installation instead, which phpFox seems to accept as a valid FFmpeg installation.

Out of curiosity, I did check my PHP installation, and I did NOT find a FFmpeg binary in the "bin" folder. I am going to write to the developers of the web server software that I use, and ask them to include it in their next release of PHP 7.

Thanks for pointing me to the location of uploaded videos. That is really helpful, because it will help me to determine if videos are actually being uploaded to my server, or if that is failing to occur.

This story gets even weirder.

I assumed that video links -- such as to YouTube -- were working fine. So, I set up a new page on my phpFox site where I could add links to my small collection of about 30 Christian-oriented YouTube videos, which I made about 2.5 years ago. I was really happy with the new ability to offer videos on my site ... until I hit the aforementioned snags. But now there is new weirdness.

After setting up my new videos page, aside from trying to upload videos from my computer, I also added a new post with a link to one of my YouTube videos. It worked fine, so I assumed everything was okay. Yay, me! But, my excitement was short-lived.

After adding one post to my new videos page with a YouTube video link included in it, I was going to make a number of other new posts on my video page with one video link per post. But you will never guess what happened, and I still don't understand it.

Even though I am absolutely certain that I used a different YouTube link in my second post, it displayed the very same video as in my first post. In fact, I tried several times, and the very same thing kept happening, and continues to happen. Even if I delete all video links and posts on my new video page, and make a brand new post with a YouTube video link in it, and then make another new post after the first one, the same thing just keeps on happening. In other words, despite the YouTube URLs clearly being different, all links display the very SAME video. I just don't know what to think at this point. I don't know if it is something that YouTube is doing to restrict us, or if it has something to do with the phpFox Videos app itself. I am even beginning to wonder if it might have something to do with the YouNetCo Facebook template that I am using.

At any rate, this is yet another issue I need to now write to the phpFox support staff about. It just seems that the Videos app is not working right for me at all, even though I appear to have everything set up properly, as far as I know.

Yes, having total control over your own web server and website is a HUGE plus. Nobody can mess with it, or dictate to you what you can or cannot do on it. Plus you have direct access to it when problems occur, without the need to wait for third party tech support to help you out. Of course, it can also be VERY frustrating when problems occur which you do not understand. Trust me when I say that I have learned a lot over the years through much research and trial and error.

Anyway, if I do eventually work out these Videos app problems, I will try to remember to post something here.

March 11, 2021 4:19 pm

John, I an not a golfer, so I can only guess at what that thing might possibly be. Is it used to take golf tees out of the ground? 😳

Regarding words or images, if you are talking about the anti-spam phrases which are used during the sign-up process, I was actually using both. In fact, even my phrases were animated GIFs to make it more difficult for bots to be able to read them.

Sadly, when I upgraded from 4.8.3 to 4.8.4, something caused the anti-spam mechanism to break, so that the images are no longer appearing during sign-up. As a result, new users are unable to answer the question, and so the phpFox script throws an error.

Si, for now, I have disabled the anti-spam feature during sign-up. In fact, I haven't even reported the problem to the phpFox staff yet, because I've been too busy, or just too tired.

Anyway, what I am asking for in this thread is not a new way to test new members to make sure they are real people. After all, we can already do that. Rather, what I want is a link to some other social network in which they participate, so I can learn more about them.

March 10, 2021 7:07 pm

Thanks, also some good pointers there. I love comments and love colors. If someone looked at books I read before the internet was commonplace they would swear I was the one who developed color coding of code that is now widely used. My wife has laughed at me for decades on my incessant use of highlighters when I read/study. She thinks it's funny how virtually every line is highlighted. She sees using highlighters (the way most people do) as a method to highlight importance whereas I see using coloration and highlighting as a method of organizing thought.

I did follow the upgrade guide on permissions. It may be that initial clone however had permission issues not directly related to the upgrade permissions. 

I initially tried the zip/unzip method similar to what you described but still had issues. I do not understand why but sometimes direct file transfers work better. I have been told that intelligent FTP programs can sometimes better understand when a file needs to be transferred in binary mode, which can have an impact on permissions. My site's are rather large and have tons of user generated content so this of course does have the drawback of elongated file transfer times, which I am in the middle of now. If it however corrects the perceived permission problem then the time lost (while doing other tasks in the meantime) will be more than made up for on the savings used to troubleshoot.




March 10, 2021 2:28 am

I am assuming that your statement is incorrect in that they are not the same group of people.  The YouNet Group has many division and our pretty diversified in technology.  YouNet SI, YouNet Social, YouNet Social Intelligence, YouNet Media, YouNet Digital, YouNetAM, and it looks like Phpfox stayed a separate division in California. But, it looks like now it is also being advertised under YouNet Social as well.  Which makes sense as they owned phpfox for a while now and they really like using the word YouNet for all their division :)

I still believe the phpfox division is somewhat small although ZoomInfo says they are bigger than what I thought.  I know we still have issues and it may not be perfect and sometimes they are not as fast as we would like....but I do believe that for the price they charge so far (not sure yet on V5 we will see) they are the best social website software I have seen.


Here is a slide show that from 7/13/2019.

March 8, 2021 3:45 pm

They may have...they just don't post it here I guess.  I got your email to test it out but I don't have a apple phone.  I really don't have a phone to test since my kids have galaxy s9 and my motherinlaw has a galaxy s10 and I have a

Galaxy S5

so sad.... :)

haven't found a reason to upgrade yet ;)

John, thanks for responding. You will be able to help me with testing once I have the first build of the Android version of the CSNet app. I am not sure how soon that will be. Maybe this week? Once I do have the first Android build, I will send out another email invitation to all of our Christian Social Network members. The Galaxy does run the Android OS, right?

March 8, 2021 5:49 am