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SE 4.1.2 Released

Version 4.1.2 is now available for download in the client area as promised! If you’re running any third-party addons/mods, please check with the developers to make sure that their mods are compatible with the new version. Additionally, don’t forget to take a full site backup before you upgrade, just in case you need to revert.
If you’re curious about what was added in v4.1.2, please refer to this blog article for details:

SE 4.1.2 Scheduled for Release

Note: During a previous upgrade, you may have experienced the “parent path not found” bug. There is a fix for this issue in v4.1.2, though unfortunately you may experience this error again as you try to upgrade. If you experience this error message, please follow the instructions in our KB article:

Resolving the “parent path not found” Bug in SE4 Upgrades


  1. Moti
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 1:34 am | Permalink

    thanks…installing right now…

  2. Nicholas
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    Thank you Webligo. :)

  3. Lertsak
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    The archive is corrupt.

  4. Andrey
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Query failed with error: Mysqli statement execute error : Unknown column 'levels' in 'engine4_core_pages'

  5. Michael
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    Did not work for me, as soon as i upgrade i get redirected to the main (members home) page?

  6. Aleksandar
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Heh, and also bad archive(zip)…cant be unziped

  7. nima
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    download file size show "» SE4 Upgrade (4.x → 4.1.2p1)" 21.26mb but I could only download 11.8mb which one is it?

  8. Wilmer Rojas
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    I have an error after upgrading

    We are currently experiencing some technical issues. Please try again or report this to your site administrator using the contact form.

    Administrator: Please check the error log in your admin panel for more information regarding this error.

    Error Code: 8e7942

    exception 'Exception' with message 'page failed validation check' in /home/isra2010/public_html/application/modules/Core/controllers/AdminContentController.php:98
    Stack trace:
    #0 /home/isra2010/public_html/application/libraries/Zend/Controller/Action.php(513): Core_AdminContentController->indexAction()
    #1 /home/isra2010/public_html/application/libraries/Zend/Controller/Dispatcher/Standard.php(289): Zend_Controller_Action->dispatch('indexAction')
    #2 /home/isra2010/public_html/application/libraries/Zend/Controller/Front.php(946): Zend_Controller_Dispatcher_Standard->dispatch(Object(Zend_Controller_Request_Http), Object(Zend_Controller_Response_Http))
    #3 /home/isra2010/public_html/application/modules/Core/Bootstrap.php(89): Zend_Controller_Front->dispatch()
    #4 /home/isra2010/public_html/application/libraries/Engine/Application.php(99): Core_Bootstrap->run()
    #5 /home/isra2010/public_html/application/index.php(183): Engine_Application->run()
    #6 /home/isra2010/public_html/index.php(15): include('/home/isra2010/…')
    #7 {main}

  9. pierre
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    I get blank page, it not load the install page…. The previus version working good..!

  10. Anonim
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    Not Working if you are more website. There will appear one site name for all.

  11. Leon
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    I downloaded the file "SocialEngine" three times and when I decompress the file, I mark error "the file is corrupted." Does anyone else have this problem?

  12. Ricky
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    No problem with upgarde! but when I go development mode, there was an Error code: 916293. What is this?

  13. Eric
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    The archive is corrupt.

  14. Said
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    check your archive!!!

  15. Posted February 17, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    Works great!

  16. Charlotte
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for letting us know about the zip file – should be fixed now.

    Those of you having problems – can you please submit them to our support team? We'll get to them ASAP. Thanks!

  17. Michael
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Installed and everything is working 100%.

    One question, should I reinstall the two 3rd party plugins also?

  18. Charlotte
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    @James – Check first with the developers of those plugins that they will work with v4.1.2. If they confirm that the plugins are compatible, then go for it!

  19. Posted February 17, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    I also got the same message with Andrey B:

    Core (4.1.2)
    Query failed with error: Mysqli statement execute error : Unknown column 'levels' in 'engine4_core_pages'

  20. Posted February 17, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    Another smooth upgrade guys – brilliant. I could really do with some guideance on the billing as I can't see how to get people to subcribe post sign-up. Am I missing something?

  21. Chuka
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    This is what I get on the "Manage Packages Area" for Core (4.1.2)

    Warning: Your database structure for this package is out of date. The version you currently have is 4.1.1. Please complete the installation of this package to resolve this problem.

    and when I try to upgrade to core 4.1.2, I get this:

    Core (4.1.2)
    Query failed with error: Mysqli statement execute error : Unknown column 'levels' in 'engine4_core_pages

    every other thing seems to be working fine, can anybody help, Charlotte are you there? I have also submitted a support ticket but I haven't gotten reply

  22. Chuka
    Posted February 18, 2011 at 1:07 am | Permalink

    Still the same issue, can somebody look at it pls, I really need to be up and running, I have forwarded my details to Shaun via the client area support ticket

  23. Leon
    Posted February 18, 2011 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    Hello again.
    I download the file again and no decompression problems. I made a "clean install" on my local server and I had no problem. I will perform the tests before installing in the actual server. Thanks for this new release.

  24. Arigi
    Posted February 18, 2011 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    Got the following error.

    These items must already be installed to continue with this installation:
    "module-core-4.1.2" requires that library-engine (at least 4.1.2) be installed.

    Please upgrade this before continuing.

    Please assist..What could be the problem..


  25. Posted February 18, 2011 at 3:24 am | Permalink

    It seems that version 4 is not stable and I am very scared to begin using it since when I attempted with 4.1.1 no media migrated from v3. This is supposed to be fixed correctly, but I still read alot of problems regarding an issue from "Chuka U." and "Andrey B." I would really like to finally start to use v4, but with all the problems and not getting any responses from the bug reports I am not sure what to do. Has anyone else noticed that when submitting a bug report you can check a box to receive a reply, but a reply you do not get. I even suggested to a team member to simply reply with a few words such as "Looking into it", "fixing now", etc. All I ask for is communication but what we have here is a lack of communication. Maybe that can be addressed as well.
    If anyone has used the migration you would be much appreciated if you could post your experience with such. :) I just do not believe as a new user of v4 that I should have to pay 50 bucks for support just to get it up and running since a working product is supposed to be provided in the initial cost.

  26. Dorian
    Posted February 18, 2011 at 6:14 am | Permalink

    I have tried to enable my mods after they were downloaded properly, but as it is they can't be enabled. Only one was enabled(video) but after it was enabled it shut the entire site down and I received the fatal error message asking for a license for my mod. Can someone please help, I would like to be up and running. This appeared to happen after the update for SocialEngine was uploaded.

  27. Chris
    Posted February 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    It seems bugs that are being reported aren't being fixed. I reported a bug my 13 year old son found in all the /application/themes/default/constants.css files, including the fix.

    The global mixin for =rounded has bad syntax for the border-radius corners. It uses the mozilla syntax which doesn't follow the draft.

    This hasn't been fixed in 4.1.2.

    Since there's no robust bug tracking system, I have no real way of knowing whether my bug report was actually received.

  28. Chris
    Posted February 18, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Error on upgrade:

    Core (4.1.2)
    Query failed with error: Mysqli statement execute error : Unknown column 'levels' in 'engine4_core_pages'

    Also, something's completely buggy with the package installer. I uploaded all the 4.12 updaters, but deselected all plugins at on the /install/manage/select page; but when I continue, it installs the deselected updates anyway.

  29. Chuka
    Posted February 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    I agree with you Shaggy M, we need better communication here. I still have support coverage as I just started using this script 2 days ago (a new user) and I have submitted a ticket for the past 24 hours, all I need is for somebody to look into it or at least let me know the nature of the problem and tell me that something is being done. Pls can somebody respond?

  30. rojas wilmer
    Posted February 18, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Before I did not have this problem

    We are currently experiencing some technical issues. Please try again or report this to your site administrator using the contact form.

    Administrator: Please check the error log in your admin panel for more information regarding this error.

    Error Code: d76d6a

  31. Charlotte
    Posted February 18, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    We do read ALL of the bugs we receive through the bug reporting form and have an internal bug tracker that these bugs are entered in. We fix bugs in a triage manner – the most important, critical bugs get fixed first. As I've mentioned previously, our plan is to do more frequent upgrades (approximately monthly), so that bugs are continually being fixed and the platform is continually being improved. Rest assured that if you reported a bug through our contact form or via the ticketing system, we have received it and it will be addressed as soon as possible.

  32. Aleksandar
    Posted February 18, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    – Problem: I can't import Polls from SE v3 ( in previous versions SE 4.x.x this is works)

    – I cant upload any music, nor on wall or music directly

    Rest works OK, nice work, Webligo!

  33. Posted February 18, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Anyone else lose the 'Send Message' link on the user profile pages??? Also, the user lookup feature when composing messages seems to be ignoring certain users but I can't find any differences in their profile looking at the DB tables……. :( grrrrrrr

  34. Ramiz
    Posted February 18, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    First of all thanks for this great job!

    Since i upgrade i get this error in admin->Settings->Task Scheduler

    Tasks have not executed for more than 60 seconds. Please check your configuration.

  35. Ramiz
    Posted February 18, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    ah ok i figure it out i had to generate a new Trigger Access Key, then the error message hides :) trigger method curl…

  36. Karlie
    Posted February 19, 2011 at 2:09 am | Permalink

    Why is there no layout in the editor for blogs? When will this be added.

  37. Posted February 19, 2011 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    Aleksandar Z.
    I am also not able to migrate polls and that is one of the reasons I came back to this blog was to see what other people were saying. They don't seem to get my bug reports, so it comforts me to know that someone else is having the same issue that I am. After submitting a bug report multiple times and failing to receive a simple "Looking into" response, I get tired and helpless.
    I also receive several of these nice little messages so if someone else knows what this junk is or is having the same issue your input would be awesome :)

    Install_Import_Version3_UserFields: Error: Mysqli statement execute error : Too many keys specified; max 64 keys allowed, SQL was: ALTER TABLE `engine4_user_fields_search` ADD INDEX (`field_123`)

    I also get this, and YES, my blog plugin IS installed:

    Install_Import_Version3_AuthorizationLevels: Warning: Missing permission data for permission: blog (css). This plugin may not be installed in your SocialEngine 4 site yet.

    And besides the polls input error mentioned above this is the last issue, but I think this is something simple due to the ad system from v3 to v4 and not a big deal but I will post it anyway:

    Install_Import_Version3_CoreAdcampaigns: Error: Mysqli prepare error: Unknown column 'public' in 'field list'

  38. Thorsten
    Posted February 19, 2011 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    @Matthew S…. I Iose the 'Send Message' link on the user profile pages, too. any ideas?

  39. David
    Posted February 19, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Yes, send message messing in : User Profile Page

  40. Wes
    Posted February 19, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    First time upgrading and it went smooth except for photo albums plugin. Submitted a ticket and waiting for it to be fixed.

  41. Posted February 19, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    Just like MATTHEW S. I too also lost the "Send Message" link on user profiles.

  42. T
    Posted February 19, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    Installed. So far only noticed missing "Send Message" on User's Profile Navigation Menu. Other than that, great job!

  43. Posted February 19, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Not all album covers seem to migrating either.

  44. Muhammad
    Posted February 19, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    There's still a bug that when someone's having a friend's list, the notifications page does not load, unless that friend's request has been approved/denied by a user.

  45. Mohamed
    Posted February 20, 2011 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    Hi, Yes I think there is bug even with this version, Video plugin, the Video Encode job still always stuck, I always have this error code that the Video dont wanna proceed unless I canncel the task then I restart manually, in the database the Video statut dont wanna change to 1

  46. Posted February 20, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Not sure what you did with this new version but the Ning Importer is working much better.


    Rob @ LIBAW

  47. Karl
    Posted February 21, 2011 at 3:58 am | Permalink

    Working well except uploading videos. Above the browse box I have the following message:

    This form is just an example fallback for the unobtrusive behaviour of FancyUpload. If this part is not changed, something must be wrong with your code.

    Anyone else having this issue?

  48. Posted February 21, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    Smooth Upgrade… from 4.1.1 to 4.1.2p1…
    So Far So Good.
    Joao Nunes @

  49. Alexander
    Posted February 22, 2011 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    The upgrade went great, but now in the Layout editor I can't edit the "member hompage" with the drag and drop, it just reports a error:

    Administrator: Please check the error log in your admin panel for more information regarding this error.

    Error Code: 0f6220

    Does anyone have the same problem or even better… a solution?

    Alexander Isselt

  50. Posted February 22, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    how can I install the pluggins??

  51. Jonathan
    Posted February 22, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Could SE address some of the issues people have brought up here. I'm reluctant to install until we hear from them that these things have been taken care of. Especially these:

    The Send link disappearing off member profiles.
    The video upload problem and
    The Layout Editor problem (editing the member home page)


  52. John
    Posted February 22, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    @Aleksandar The polls issue is known and will be fixed in 4.1.3. You can open up install/import/Version3/PollPolls.php and change views to view_count around line 25

    @Thorsten We added an option to limit sending messages to everyone, friends, or no one. Can you check your member level settings and ensure it has the correct value?

    @Karl & Jonathan: Sounds like either there are javascript errors on the page or there is a problem loading fancyupload. Try uploading fancyupload manually and checking for javascript errors in the error console.

  53. Shaun
    Posted February 22, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    A new setting was added in 4.1.2 which allows you to better control over which member levels are allowed to send messages. You can now disable sending of messages, restrict it to friends only or allow sending messages to everyone, which was the previous behavior. To change this setting for your member levels, go to the Manage > Member Level Settings page in your admin panel and edit a member level. Toward the bottom of the page, you should find the new setting with the bold label "Allow messaging?".

    Keep in mind that the changes made to one member level will not affect any of the other member levels. You will need to update the member level settings for each member level that you wish to grant this privilege to. This option does not apply to the public member level.

  54. Shaun
    Posted February 23, 2011 at 12:24 am | Permalink
  55. Arigi
    Posted February 23, 2011 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Hi Shaun,
    I know this is the wrong forum for this but i was kinda requesting if you guys could add an option in the poll plugin.

    It would be nice to close a poll on a specific date and time.

    That would be a great addition to the polls in 4.1.3.

    The blog plugin also needs ability to add photos from the desktop or from the computer.

    Kindly consider this..


  56. allan
    Posted February 23, 2011 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    OK upgraded to Version 4.1.2 but now theres a problem with the video upload! When i go to "Add Video" then "Choose Source" there is only "YouTube" and "Vimeo" to choose from! Where has the option to choose from "My Computer" gone?

  57. Chris
    Posted February 23, 2011 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    I have checked all the new settings in my member levels and they are set to Friends only.

    However, despite this I have no Message Friend option showing on profile screens of any users I am friends with.

    There is definitely a problem here – please can someone look into this. I also really think you should have somekind of support forum. I don't see why I should pay you to raise a ticket to report a bug and find a solution to it.

    I am still annoyed the search features in SE are next to useless. Any searching on profile fields has to be exactly as it appears in the database as apposed to how SE3 used to work where the code used the LIKE% methods of search results. Are we any closer to this being improved?

  58. allan
    Posted February 23, 2011 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    Why has the option to send a member gone? Cant send a member a message???

  59. pierre
    Posted February 23, 2011 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    "Search type" is not included as option in profile fields like SE 3, why?? I need this function!

  60. Saydujjaman
    Posted February 23, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Is this released addressed the performance issue. Does it improved the performance of the site. We really suffering for performance.

  61. Marco
    Posted February 23, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    The Bug that you cannot use a Carriage Return (Enter) when replying to a personal message is still present in the current release.
    Can you please fix this? It is a essential functionality to send messages so I do not get why it is still there?
    I know that there is the workaround to press shift+enter, but this is not practical for the members…

  62. Posted February 23, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Did you changed the settings for the super Admin, too? That was my fault… I had forgoten that I am Not a Default member. Now it Works for me.

  63. Chris
    Posted February 23, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    @Thorsten J. Yes. Just checked it. As with all the other levels it is set to Friends Only. Yet I have no option to message any of my friends.

  64. Gilles
    Posted February 24, 2011 at 12:49 am | Permalink

    Hello Team
    Strangely after installation of SE 4.1.2 each time i login me a pop up window appear and say:

    multiple jcl includes detected !

    Is there someone else having that problem

  65. Lolo
    Posted February 24, 2011 at 12:59 am | Permalink

    Can I upgrade my SE from 4.0.5p1 to 4.1.2p1 direct ?

  66. Posted February 26, 2011 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    Since upgrading my site to this version, I have encountered so many errors which are affecting my site. At this stage, I cannot afford to lose my members and it has started happening.

    I have reported it but nothing has been done about it so I am going to have to roll back to the previous version.

    I also don't have the 'send message' on the member's profile along with many of the other errors already reported but the worst error for me is that something is 'looping' all the time causing 'too many connections' on my server. This is causing my site to crash every now and then. I had no sooner upgraded and my site crashed.

    Sorry, but its not possible to blame my server when so many people below are also complaining of various errors. This upgrade is not stable.

  67. Galen
    Posted February 27, 2011 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    I wish that you guys would fix the Image upload feature for the blog entries and make it as simple as the photo album plugin is. Having to locate the URL is difficult for the average user.

  68. rony
    Posted February 27, 2011 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    I Suggest to post few screen shots of the recent updated screens, so we see the difference between the old & the new updated pages.


  69. Peter J.
    Posted February 27, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    When group member create new group discussion or event, it is posted on member profile, but not on 'group updates' tab. Why ?

  70. Posted March 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Upgraded to V4.1.2.. haven't noticed any bugs yet. but like the upgrades so far.

  71. rony
    Posted March 2, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Permalink


    I only upgraded from 4.1.1 to 4.1.2
    The send message button have disappeared from the member's profile.
    I don't want to update the Plugins cuz now am afraid finding other bugs.

    any idea?


  72. Salvador
    Posted March 3, 2011 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    Can we create subcategories and fields in V4? We are able to do this in V3, but I do not see where we can do this in V4.

  73. John C
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    Not stable at all.

    We're sorry! We are currently experiencing some technical issues. Please try again later. Error code: 48fc2c

    Not only that, but I am getting zend errors among others. Video uploads are not crunching. In my SE3 install everything works fine. Same server, same root…

    I am going to venture a guess that 4.1.2 was a flop without any thorough regression tests in their QA.

  74. Posted March 5, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Can I upgrade my SE from 4.0.5p1 to 4.1.2p1 direct ?

    I faced the problem my site remain down for a week so many problem in restoring back.

  75. Jonathan
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    I don't understand why there's NO response from SocialEngine here. So many bugs reported that I'm not even going to install it. Why can't they respond and let us know if they plan to fix any of these things?

  76. Charlotte
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    Hi all,

    I just wanted to let you know that we'll be releasing v4.1.3 on March 16th. The bugs a lot of you have mentioned have been isolated and solved for the next update, so things should go a bit smoother next update.

  77. Jonathan
    Posted March 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Charlotte, that's great to hear!! Will we be able to upgrade directly from 4.1.1 to 4.1.3? Or will we have to go to 4.1.2 first? THANK YOU!

  78. Charlotte
    Posted March 7, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    You'll be able to upgrade directly to v4.1.3 no problem.

  79. Aleksandar
    Posted March 7, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    – Bug: If you go in admin panel -> manage members and there click on "stats" options you can find that Last Login IP always is
    Try to login, and then check your last login IP. This worked OK in previous version, as I remember.

    – Why miss function "Who wieved my profile" or "My visitors"…? In SE 3.xx this function existed, but in SE 4.xx missing…..why? This is one of crucial things in Social Networking – possibility to see who visited you on network..
    Please, integrate this function in next upgrade.

  80. Posted March 8, 2011 at 3:02 am | Permalink

    Can you tell me if the migration script with ALL work properly in this next release…this is a major issue for me since I can't upgrade from v3 because there is always something wrong with the migration script, first no media was importing, then with the recent update the admin statistics were still wrong (as was before) and the polls didn't import…Also could you test it this time so you can be sure it will ALL work?

  81. rony
    Posted March 10, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    hi charlotte,

    When smbdy turn his chat OFF, u still can see him online and offline each time u move between pages.
    for example my friend is connected & he set his chat as OFFLINE.
    i see him offline, but when i go to album page, i see his name ONLINE and then back offline, it jumps between ONLIEN OFFLINE whenever u jump from a page to another.


  82. Alex
    Posted March 15, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Charlotte, sorry to moan, but……

    I have been trying to get my website updated for the last 4 weeks from SE4 to 4.1.2, I am now on my 3rd person (all recommended by SE) after the first 2 could not make the upgrade, I have just paid $300 after 3rd time lucky and seem to be getting the install completed (not there yet!!), but I have had my website down for long periods and have had many customer complaints which I am sure will lose me business.

    I have now read a new version is due out as the one that I have just uploaded and paid for has more bugs than the one it replaced!!

    I dont mean to moan but as I am not IT knowledgable I am getting very frustrated.

    I do not mind paying but can you please recommend someone that can complete these tasks as it looks like I will need to upgrade again?


  83. Alex
    Posted March 15, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I have just upgraded to SE4.1.2 and you cannot message users anymore?

    I have set the member level to enable the messages but this still does not work?

    Is there a fix for this?

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