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Video: New Pages for 4.1.8 Layout Editor!

The following video showcases the new pages that can now be edited with the Layout Editor. This new feature will be releasing for SocialEngine version 4.1.8

Here is a list of the pages that can be edited with the layout editor:

  1. Site Footer
  2. Site Header
  3. Album Browse Page
  4. Album Photo View Page
  5. Blog Browse Page
  6. Blog List Page
  7. Blog View Page
  8. Chat Main Page
  9. Classified Browse Page
  10. Classified View Page
  11. Contact Page
  12. Forum Main Page
  13. Forum View Page
  14. Group Browse Page
  15. Group Profile
  16. Home Page
  17. Invite Page
  18. Member Home Page
  19. Member Profile
  20. Message Inbox Page
  21. Messages Outbox Page
  22. Music Browse Page
  23. Music Playlist View Page
  24. Poll Browse Page
  25. Poll View Page
  26. Privacy Page
  27. Sign-in Page
  28. Sign up Page
  29. Terms of Service Page
  30. Video Browse Page
  31. Video View Page
  32. Mobile Site Footer
  33. Mobile Site Header
  34. Mobile Group Profile
  35. Mobile Home Page
  36. Mobile Member Home Page
  37. Mobile Member Profile


  1. Anil
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    Excellent. Layout editor for forums and blog pages makes a huge difference!

  2. Nick S.
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    This is fantastic. :))

    Advertisements should flourish now.

  3. Posted October 15, 2011 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    very good, and thanks a lot you are the best, keep going for the best job

  4. Ward
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 2:16 am | Permalink

    1) Collapse the menu's on the right so we don't have to scroll through 50 plugins?

    2) Add sub menu's to the menu's. Example: Mobile (Main) ~~> (Sub-folders) Mobile Footer, Mobile Header, profile, etc …

    This would only make sense right?

  5. Posted October 15, 2011 at 2:34 am | Permalink

    hello Guys, are you going to also make a video about the MaxCDN feature? i have done a little research and it is my understanding that these services should help with site performance. Is that a correct assumption or am i mistaken?

  6. Susanta
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 3:16 am | Permalink

    Great work. Keep it up.

  7. Jasper
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 4:24 am | Permalink

    @Ward – Thank you for the suggestion – we will consider implementing it for future versions.

    @Mario – We will be writing a KB article about MaxCDN to help you get setup with the feature.

    Thank you all for your continued support!

  8. Hilquias
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 6:20 am | Permalink

    This was missing. Great job

  9. Posted October 15, 2011 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    Totally awesome addition, will save loads of time editing the core files 10/10

    Just as a footnote, would be cool to have some more options in the event creation section or the ability to add more cats, like in the sign up form creation options :)

  10. Alejandro
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    Hello! it has been a nice surprise to find this features on this update! by the way, one glitch that I think that should be handled too, is that when creating a multi select box with subcategories for the options, at the moment of changing the type of user, the subcategories stay. And sometimes appear randomly through the search form, instead of under its multiselect….

    Talking again about the update, it is great to have this pages on the layout so we can give our network a more integrated look placing the blocks on the same manner on every page. Thanks!

  11. ajit
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    @Jasper Thanks i had requested this feature many times, finally :)

    what is release date for SE 4.1.8 ?

  12. Jasper
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    @ajit – Unless we run into any issues, SE 4.1.8 should be released by next week.

    Thank you all for your suggestions – we'll definitely take them into consideration.

  13. Posted October 15, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Awesome. Was waiting for this feature.

  14. Posted October 15, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    Very nice…. I was expecting this for ages! Kudos!

  15. charlie
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    Does this mean no tpl. files for those pages anymore?

  16. Posted October 15, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    I have a suggestion. Allow us to edit the HTML of the blocks instead of just moving them around.

  17. Michael
    Posted October 16, 2011 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    Social engine sites that have over 100+ custom pages created through the layout editor are having trouble finding certain pages as the drop down list isnt arranged in a specific order. Will you be adding something to help those users like arranging the drop down list alphabetically?

  18. Alejandro
    Posted October 16, 2011 at 1:30 am | Permalink

    watching the list again.. isn't the member search included?

  19. M
    Posted October 16, 2011 at 2:44 am | Permalink

    Great! About the pages for the layout manager: Will the 'Event Browse Page' be added to the layout manager as well?

    We also have some other feature requests:
    * Email notifications from activity in the groups/events (new members & new updates). Is there any chance this will be implemented?

    * Option in admin to require new members to upload a profile picture during sign up. Option to dis-able the picture re-set to default no-photo image.

    * In the Layout Manager – it would be great if you could see the names of the 'Ad Campaign' widgets without having to open them, maybe some sort of preview pop-up. Same goes for the 'HTML Block' widgets. We have a lot of these widgets on several pages and its very unclear.

    * In SE3 it was possible to view the activity feed of the entire network AND to view the activity feed of your own network (2 different tabs). It would be great if this could be implemented again.
    **** I have a comment about a major issue for the activity feed. When you set the privacy of the feed to 'friends & networks' this applies to all the activity feeds visible across the network. BUT you will therefore miss activity of members in plugins which are used by the entire network (you miss comments in groups, events, blogs which are shared by members of different networks) + My admin doesn't belong to any network and can therefore not see anything when this privacy setting is used. So we are forced to keep showing all the activity on our member home page or get it customized.

  20. Posted October 16, 2011 at 5:57 am | Permalink

    Wow this is better than modifying core files to make sites exclusive to Facebook or Twitter connect only – which is one way of preventing spam.

  21. Reyan
    Posted October 16, 2011 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    Browse Member page is missing where we want to show featured/poplular members etc

  22. ajit
    Posted October 16, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Please Enable TinyMCE – Javascript WYSIWYG Editor for all plugins so that we can add Templates in mail, classified plugins etc…

  23. Mike
    Posted October 16, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Great job, but still missing the main page needed to be changed, "Browse Members"

  24. Posted October 16, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    Finally… no more code editing for me. Thanks

  25. Halal
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    The new pages that will now be edited with the Layout Editor is the one I have been waiting for since the SE4 was released. However, there was also a genuine concern from many that more pages in the plugins would slow down SE4 which is already very slow. Have you guys taken account this concern when adding the new pages?

  26. Kaely
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    I take that the Profile/Links tab pagination will appear in this update

  27. Damaskus
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    I'm trying to integrate USERPLANE chat…. what is the userID value that calls out members from the user database ?

  28. Jasper
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Hi all,

    This release will not include the Member Browse Page and Event Browse Page – everything you see on the list will be the available pages that can be edited with the layout editor.

    We've taken everything into consideration when we added the new pages – if any major issue arises, we will definitely do our best to rectify it.

    Thank you all for your suggestions! We are always seeking ways to improve our product.

  29. Posted October 19, 2011 at 3:07 am | Permalink

    I have SE4MODS game module. How do we edit those pages.

  30. Matt
    Posted October 19, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    @Jas Please contact the developer of that module directly for support and questions. The pages in the layout editor are official SE core and plugins pages by default.

  31. Martin
    Posted October 23, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Can we get the non- portal page added, if it is turned off?

  32. c
    Posted October 23, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    What happened to video page in the layout editor?

  33. Inti
    Posted October 31, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    I really need help on my issue. I can't access the Layout editor ever since I upgraded to 4.1.8. Also can't add new articles in the Radcodes article plug in. Someone, anyone, lend a helping hand.

  34. Matt
    Posted November 10, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    Please submit a support ticket or contact us to receive assistance.

  35. Ben
    Posted November 11, 2011 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    Upload failed: Server returned HTTP-Status #302

    Keep getting this message everytime I upgrade, "cost me $60.00" everytime. "help anyone"

    A video turorial would be fantastic for the "not so good" computer lit people. I run mozilla firefox and opera.

    Kindest regards


  36. Niko Viitala
    Posted September 15, 2013 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    How can I edit browser members -page? I want to have the member search widget from browser members to home page too.

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