How to Manage Announcements in PHPFox

Review on how to manage the announcements in your PHPFox based website

With community websites, you may want to inform your users about changes that you make in real time. The use of announcements in those situations is the best way for that.

 

To manage or create an announcement, you need to access your website as administrator and then click on the AdminCP button at the top-right corner.

 

Access administrative area in PHPFox

 

The announcements management in PHPFox allows you to:

Step 1 Create announcements

To create an announcement, you need to click on the Modules tab at the main menu and then Announcements > Add New.

 

Add a new announcement in PHPFox

 

Edit Announcement Details:

 

  • Subject - Enter the subject of the new announcement
  • Intro - Short introduction to the announcement
  • Announcement - The actual test for the new announcement

 

Edit announcement details in PHPFox

 

Edit the Display Options:

 

  • Active - Set the announcement as active/inactive
  • Can Be Closed - Allow the user to close your advertisement or not
  • Show in the dashboard - Display/hide the announcement in the admin dashboard
  • Show author - Show the person that created the announcement
  • Start Date - Set the start date of the announcement

 

Edit display options for announcements in PHPFox

 

Edit Target Viewers:

 

  • User Groups - Select specific user groups for the announcement or all of them
  • Location - Select location for the targeted users
  • Gender - Select a gender for the targeted users
  • Age Group Between - Set an age limits for the targeted users

 

Edit tergeted views for announcements in PHPFox

 

Click on the Submit button to create the announcement.

 

Step 2 Edit announcements

Click on the Modules tab at the main menu and then Announcements > Manage.

 

Access announcement manager in PHPFox

 

Click on the arrow drop-down button next to the announcement and then select the Edit option.

 

Edit existing announcements in PHPFox

 

Make the actual changes to the announcement and then click on the Submit button to save them.

 

Step 3 Delete announcements

Click on the Modules tab at the main menu and then Announcements > Manage.

 

Access announcement manager in PHPFox

 

Click on the arrow drop-down button next to the announcement and then select the Delete option.

 

Delete existing announcement in PHPFox