We need many modifications on our PHPFOX based social networking site (Also check: How To Create Your Own Social Network using PHPFOX) to make it more advanced. I am also running a PHPFOX based social networking website from last 2 years and have faced many problems mentioned below:

If you are gonna start getting lots of members and will install so many modules, it will slow down the loading speed of your website. As far as my own site is concerned, it started getting huge amount of members because of which, the entire server got 44% load and account got suspended.  Many people think that it’s a problem with hosting provider, but that’s not actually true.

To increase the loading speed of your site, I will suggest you to make use NGINX for PHPFOX, instead of Apache, besides that, also remember to clear your website cache by the method mentioned below:

Go to AdminCP > Tools > Maintenance > Cache Manager

How to solve technical issues of PHPFOX based social networking sites

Click on Clear All button and you are done !

Another Big Problem is that people create so many Fake Profiles and Spam, so how can we deal with it?

Step 1: How to enable reCaptcha

How to solve technical issues of PHPFOX based social networking sites

Go to Settings> Manage Settings> Registration> Captcha on Registration

By Default, Captcha is disabled, so you will have to enable it by clicking on the drop down menu. After that, select true and save it.

Even then your problem will not be completely solved because to prevent this completely, you will have to do few more things mentioned below:

Scroll Down till the end of the page and you will find Spam Check Requires All Questions. Enable this option

Now, go to Settings> Manage Settings> reCAPTCHA

How to solve technical issues of PHPFOX based social networking sites

Enable reCAPTCHA = True

After doing all the things mentioned above, generate a Public and Private Key for your website

Sign up for free on reCAPTCHA

After filling up your details, you will see a page like this:

How to solve technical issues of PHPFOX based social networking sites

Fill these details and Click on “Register”.

Now, you will see a Page like this: Simply, copy your Public and Private Key and Paste it in your AdminCP reCAPTCHA section.

How to solve technical issues of PHPFOX based social networking sites

Now, Save These Settings.

AdminCP> Modules> User> Anti-Spam Questions

How to solve technical issues of PHPFOX based social networking sites

Type Question of your choice and add correct answers. Click on “Add Questions”.

You are Done ! From now on wards, you will not get any automated bot profiles or blog posts on your PHPFOX website.

Note: You have to enable Multi-Step Registration Form under the Registration Settings.

You can purchase modules from here and download it. After downloading, install these modules:

http://unity.moxi9.com/store/phpfox/modules

Open your site FTP and Upload all files in the directories named in the Download Package. Now go to AdminCP> Extensions> Products> Import Products

You will see the list of modules available for installation

How to solve technical issues of PHPFOX based social networking sites

Click on the Install Button.

As I already said that PHPFOX does not look pretty so let us install PHPFOX themes as well.

Open your site FTP and Upload all the files in the directories named in the Download Package. Now go to AdminCP> Extensions> Products> Import Themes

You will see the list of themes available for installation

How to solve technical issues of PHPFOX based social networking sites

You are done !

To set any theme Go to AdminCP> Extensions> Manage Themes. You will see the list of available Themes.

If the button at the front is red, it mean that the theme is not set as default. Therefore, to set this theme as default click on red button.

How to solve technical issues of PHPFOX based social networking sites

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