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Ok I think I have this in the right place.
First I have not been happy with PHPFOX for awhile so I looked at moving to Social Engine last year. But in life things happen I just didn't have the free time and I wasn't sure about the tech support. But with being back a couple weeks I see lots of changes Ray & Data! So I decided to make the change.
I was in a hurry and made one HUGE mistake and Social Engine Importer CLEARLY says what you need. I just didn't pay attention when reading what I needed to do! lol
First and most important both sites need to be on the SAME SERVER. (I created a new server and that is a no go)
But Ric. Z at http://www.phpfoxsolutions.com/ is a god sent! Anything you mess up he will help you fix!
Create a sub-folder /web/your-phpfox-site/public_html/your-new-site/ ( I just used /web/my-phpfox-site/public_html/socail_engine/)
Then upload the install files if it is being installed in a sub-folder you may need to edit your htaccess file. The install instruction video will tell you just what to edit. Very easy to do takes about two minutes!
Once you're all installed start installing your plugins "Manage Packages & Plugins" If you are using SEAO - PHPfox Importer for SocialEngine it will ask for the site & registration key. Every plugin (from SEAO not sure about other addons/pluggins from others) will ask for that information so have it ready. I made a text file with all the info so I could just copy & paste.
You will need to add a few things if you have google-tube (youtube) videos that need to be imported. Again super simple just get and add a google API key. Many people will already have one and yep SE KB help files will show where & how to get the key!
If you have subscription plans and use paypal again you need to add the paypal API key. Yep perfect & easy instructions on how to do it are there. "Manage Payment Gateways Browse and manage payment gateways. More info: See KB article." The KB articles are great!
And you will need to set-up your subscription plans again AFTER the import.
Once you start the import anything you did prior to the import will be over written.
Ok some info and screen shots of the AdminCP
When you first log into the Admin Control Panel you see this
Then under the menus
Plugins (You can see the SEAO - PHPfox Importer at the bottom)
Ok on to some fun stuff! Under "Layout" "Layout Editor" you can drag & drop anything you need! Under "Editing" the drop down menu will let you select any page. (remember do this after the import)
Themes I really love this about Social Engine! Menu-Layout-Theme-Editor. It's super simple to create a clone of any of the 36 themes you get
and just start tweaking it! The one I'm playing with I have changed all the px to em and box, page, layout sizes from px's to percentages. And you always have the Revert option if things go wrong lol. Or what I do - edit a line, check the site (in a new tab) if all is good on the next thing. If it's all messed up haha go back to the edit page right click select undo and save the page again.
Then did I mention all the themes you have to play with?
If anyone has any questions I will try to help.