Discover Why phpFoX Is The Ultimate Social Networking Community Script
Updated for 2013!
I'm currently running a phpfox 3.5 website that I thoroughly enjoy. Way more features, far less bugs (zero so far) and very fun to use. It makes you feel that you've developed your own system. Yes, it takes time to get used to and it's very advanced, but any newbie can figure it out with some time.
If you're looking for a Social Networking script, then I suggest you check out phpfox today!
This is my old review, before 2012
Tired of hearing all of the stories about what others "think" of certain Scripts, knowing they've never even purchased them?
So was I. That's why I decided to find out, for myself, what the deal was, with all of these different scripts that look and feel like MySpace.
phpFoX was created in 2005, by Ray Benc aka Natio. The script started out as a "custom" script which was sold to a few people. Seeing how quickly his script became popular, Ray Benc created "Hot Fox", which would eventually become "phpFoX'.
As soon as phpFoX gained popularity, in the beginning of 2006, phpFoX became "the future" of Social Networking Scripts. People flocked to see how powerful the script really was. Unfortunately, it wasn't as powerful as many believed it to be...
Not Even Close... I Was Shocked.
With Security issues, obfuscated code and various bug issues (including stability), phpFoX became a nightmare for many big sites.
Then came Version 1.5 ... phpFoX, as a company, commissioned an entire programming team to help them build something new, something flexible, something powerful. And they did.
The problem with phpFoX 1.5 was that there were far too many sites that were running the script, but not enough "quick fixes" to all of the bugs. The community was crying for early releases, not realizing the problems that would lie ahead.
It took almost a full year, but 1.6 is now available and completely full of new, powerful, community type features.
With the same rich features as 1.5, 1.6 was given a major overhaul from code to new components... including a very nice looking, feature rich Video System, similar to YouTube.
Here's just a few of the features of the Video System:
- Support for users to upload videos direct from their computer or from sites like YouTube, MySpace, Google etc...
- Video conversion is done by FFMPEG, which will convert videos into the .flv format which will allow users to view videos in a Flash video player.
- Video conversion routine also creates a thumbnail image on the fly.
- Option to either allow videos direct on your site or have them approved before they show up in the main video section.
- Option to edit the "Allowed" file extensions
We all know that Video was the future of the Web, and it's finally hit us over the past 2 years. It's hit us pretty hard, as a matter of fact. Thankfully, we have many opportunities to monetize Video sites these days. Are you prepared?
With so many Social Networking Scripts available, it's hard to make a choice when it comes down to it...
That's why I'm going to walk you through phpFoX and it's competition... the worthy ones, anyway ;-)
Let's go ahead and get started, shall we?
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