Why Some Pages Show Likes and Others Show Members in phpFox

A common question that pops up now and again is “Why do some Pages show likes and some show members?  The answer is simply that the Pages module consists of 2 separate features, Pages and Groups.  You can allow your members to create only Pages, only Groups, or a combination of the two.

Both Pages and Groups have the same features, the main difference is that Pages use LIKES


and Groups people can JOIN as members.


By default, phpFox has this module setup as a mix of the two, where members can create Pages or they can create Groups.   When a member decides to create a Page, they will be sent to the following screen:


The default categories that are setup to create Pages are as follows: Entertainment, Brand or Product, Local Business or Place, Company Organization or Institution, and Artist Band or Public Figure.  The default category that is setup to create Groups is Group or Community.

You can modify, delete, and create these categories and their subcategories in the admincp.  At this time, you are not able to change a category from Pages to Groups and vice versa, so you will need to delete that category and recreate it as the type you want.  All subcategories inherit the Pages or Groups properties from their main category, and all Pages/Groups created in those subcategories will inherit the Pages or Groups properties.

You should now understand why some Pages show likes and some show members.

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Stephanie Brown

I am a web and graphic designer with 10+ years experience in website design and development, as well as website hosting. I have been working with the phpFox networking script for 3+ years. In those 3 years I have assisted clients with template/style customization and design, addon development, and general phpFox site maintenance. Outside of the internet, I am a mother of 2 young children, caretaker of 1 old english bulldog, 4 persian cats, and 1 baby black rat snake that decided to slither into our kitchen one day.

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