SocialEngine Blog

SE PHP 4.2.7 – Improved Content and Community Creation

Thanks everyone for the substantial feedback we received from our last SE PHP Roadmap post, our survey and via email. Expect an announcement post from us next week that will outline our 4.2.8 release goals featuring items we’ve gathered thanks to your feedback. This, 4.2.7, is a minor release focused on a few fixes and features as we ramp up development in prepation for our major 4.2.8 update that we’re excited to get into your hands. As always, please remember to backup your installations before downloading 4.2.7 and upgrading, and please contact us for any questions. Here’s the full changelog, and our highlights are listed below.

Highlights:

  • Resolved XSS security vulnerabilities found in video tags and profile name fields.
  • Private items are now hidden on plugin browse pages. Previously, items such as photos were visible on these pages even when marked as private.
  • It’s now possible to duplicate pages when creating a new page. We’ve also done the same for member types if you’d like to duplicate those when building your community. Please note: Primary Content widgets will not render on duplicated pages.
  • Bug fixes include – updated available phrases for translation, improved RSS feed widget, and alphabetized categories in search.

Have questions? Leave us a comment below or contact us.

SE PHP 4.2.7 is ready for download

 

  • Osei

    Thank you going to upgrade and test now

  • jlissaint

    OK cool minor update we will wait for the 4.2.8 hope the high cpu load issue on activity feed will be addressed. Thanks

    • http://drewfrey.com/ Drew Frey

      Yup. 4.2.8. is going to be a major update

    • Sone

      Hi, if you have problems with load, etc. please contact us info@webritam.com we can maybe help you to resolve that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Kooiiicom Dave Gilbert

    Another much needed feature is the ability to resend confirmation mails to members that fail to confirm or lose the confirmation mails sent during registration

    • Molecular

      That is a great one. I was just thinking about. It is a must. Often time users fail to do so. Resend confirmation mails a big plus, a must needed ferature.

    • Nick Swartz

      Would be a good tool, although when they fail to confirm email and attempt to signin their is a page that allows them to resend email verification again.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Kooiiicom Dave Gilbert

        a lot still don’t get the mail though recently we found some webmail providers like @yahoo.com filtered out our confirmation mails so the member never received them or the resent one from the login page because the email address was the same what is really required is an ability to generate the confirmation link in admin for them and send it out through a different account or to an alternate email address

    • skidpics

      and someway to deal with invalid emails?

      • skidpics

        Change the signup to add a second, confirm email address which matches the first one..

        • http://www.facebook.com/Kooiiicom Dave Gilbert

          or supply an alternate email

    • http://www.socialengine.com/ Matthew

      We have received many requests for this and it is now on our list new possible features for an upcoming release.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dcalisaya Daniel Calisaya

    Languages still not working (export works, upload new does not work. Also is not recognizing /languages/de or /fr, etc. there is some other way to get work languages?

  • Be

    ++ for the high cpu load issue fixed!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lonny.sherman Lonny Sherman

    How do you update ,, tried using the packages and plugins to upload the tar file. says it uploaded, go back to the screen and there is nothing there..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1507208140 Bale Zeninho

    What do you think about better search, maybe even include google search into SE PHP results? Improve speed, seo, messages and do more things with ajax.. Also, it would be great if we could edit things like search results or messages via layout manager..

    • HIFIDEV

      I actually was going to have this custom built. But it would be awesome feature to have as addition.

      • http://drewfrey.com/ Drew Frey

        We know that improved search functionality is on your mind and we are looking into options. Google Search isn’t a bad idea @facebook-1507208140:disqus . Thanks again for your valuable feedback guys.

        -Drew

  • Ankur

    Friendship Type: I am absolutely disappointed when they removed the “Admin Defined Friendship-Types (eg Collegue, Coworker etc) from SE4, it was there in SE3. There is absolutely no Reason to Remove this feature in SE4 when it was in SE3. So when the friendship request is sent, there is a popup, member can select which category he wants to put the frined in and he can even send a small message while sending the Friends Request.

    What is the point in Sending a Friendship Request to someone who does not even know you. Can we have this Feature In Please?

    • http://www.facebook.com/Kooiiicom Dave Gilbert

      yes this is something that is very much needed as sometimes friendship requests can be reported as spam by members recieving mails from people they don’t know it’s very important that your able to include a message and place new friends into a category every Major network has this feature

      • Ankur

        This is exactly my point. Is someone from SE reading this post? Can we explain our concern better and clearer than this?
        Can we have this feature in Please?

        • Ankur

          @freydrew:disqus Have u read this post till now? We still see no reply from SE.

          The feature that I am talking abt up there makes lot of Sense… No?

          • http://drewfrey.com/ Drew Frey

            @disqus_BBUfkLzyjG:disqus & @facebook-100000979042198:disqus thank you both for voicing your concerns. We are reading your comments in earnest and take this very seriously. As for an update, I’m collecting responses like these and am putting them into a feature request sheet. Thanks guys. Sincerely.

          • Ankur

            @freydrew:disqus Thanks for that, but i have had discussion with Matt as well. All our conversation end-up with a note “We will notify our developers about it”.

            And what’s up after that? If you compile list you got to tag each request with their priority. And the one that i just suggested does have priority if you think from a Community Owner Perspective.

            Out Aim is not to just put up a Community but to put up a “Trusted” environment on community. Each and every friends request will not be a “Just click away” but they will be coupled with the “Friendship type” and a “Message” this will definately help narrowing down the trusted and Genuine Friends-request.

            So can we have it in please?

  • Ankur

    What do we not able to send a Message to someone who we not befriended in SE4? Is it a bug or it was made like that?

    Its definitely not working….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001355468065 Владислав Козлов

    Добрый день. Предлагаю сделать:
    1. В группах отдельную вкладку ( Наше видео ) – это надо для того чтобы люди могли в группах добавлять видео отдельно а не просто на стену. 2. Улучшить плагин видео и аудио (посредством Ajax) пример как на vk.com или odnoklassniki Тогда люди будут заходить на сайт чтобы послушать музыку + смотреть видео.
    3. Добавить свой плеер (+ увеличить количество источников на добавление видео т.е. не только youtube и Vimeo, а ещё и многие другие например Rutube + Добавить возможность закачивать своё видео на сервер с компьютера. )
    4. Добавить возможность добавления приложений и игр. Это позволит вашим клиентам привлечь приличную аудиторию.
    5. Из мелочей:

    5.1. Возможность готовой кнопки как в социальных сетях (Мне нравится ) или на подобии того.
    5.2. Возможность добавления кнопки (Подписаться) как в Twitter
    5.3. Сделать так чтобы можно было включить уведомления (Вылетающие) или хотя бы просто звук когда приходит сообщение или происходит какое либо действие в адрес пользователя.
    5.4. Сделать бесконечную рейтинговую систему ( Которая будет увеличиваться по заданным настройкам администратором сайта или платного увеличения) раньше было на vkontakte (сейчас VK)

    Считаю всё что я описал нужно. Также считают по меньшей мере 2 ваших клиента.

    • http://www.socialengine.com/ Matthew

      Мне очень жаль, мы можем только отвечать на комментарии на английском языке

  • skidpics

    Revamp the ads. Campaigns are actually spots and do not require control, rather, ads we place within them need to be able to be controlled.. kind of like it was in se3.x – we were able to control the actual ads..

  • skidpics

    REvamped member search page and layout options…

  • skidpics

    How about mass messaging all members, but within the site messaging itself? with the ability to send an email or not?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1751431297 Jonathan Cousar

      YES!! I’ve wanted that ability too! It’s a must.

  • Morne

    Hi Guys,

    Language conversion still does not work on my servers.
    I mailed you guys last month with all my login details to check my setup, and eventually got a reply 2 days ago where you stated I must wait for 4.2.7 and then use that.
    Well I waited and today I cleaned out my dev site removed full installation, emptied database and did a fresh brand new install of 4.2.7
    No plugins, no add-ons nothing extra just your new install of 4.2.7.
    Installation works perfectly.
    Everything works perfectly except;
    Coverting language

    Translation Performance Convert Language Pack CSV files to a PHP Array does not work still give same errors as before.
    Now I am sure some members say they have got it to work.
    But for the life of me I cannot get it to work my side at all.

    As I own my own servers I am able to modify apache, php etc etc to exactly how I want it.
    Please provide us with your exact php and apache configs so that I can setup my server EXACTLY as you have setup yours so that I can then try again and see what it does??

    Your prompt assistance in this regard will be much appreciated.

    And please do not refer me to your server requirements pages as I have followed those exactly with no no success.

    Kind Regards,
    Morne

    • http://www.socialengine.com/ Matthew

      If you have our support plan, please submit a support ticket so we can investigate your issue further.

    • Sone

      Hi, please contact us info@webritam.com we can maybe help you to resolve that.

  • sienteasturias

    What’s about for next release un watermark.? i think is something needed no?
    Thank’s

  • HIFIDEV

    We’re having issues upgrading. 4.2.6 to 4.2.7. We watched the video (4.2.3 -4.2.4 upgrade) to check for any common installation guidelines that we may have missed. We tried several times to install as well as installing in “Development Mode”. However, this seems to be a unique issue. The upgrade from 4.2.6 to 4.2.7 will not install core,fields, users, and rss….(see attached). I think Lonny may have been having the same issues.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ottobohn Harvey Bohn

      Same problem for us too.

    • redurbana.Org

      Same problem for me too

    • http://drewfrey.com/ Drew Frey

      Could you submit a support ticket so we can get to the bottom of this? Thanks @hifidev:disqus

      • HIFDEV

        @freydrew:disqus I sent several reply and emails. Where else can we send??

      • HIFIDEV

        @freydrew:disqus – we’re still patiently waitining on your reply. Regards

    • HIFIDEV

      @freydrew:disqus We been members since Feb 2011. No support ticket available after 30 days remember?
      I also sent an email from your contact page — https://www.socialengine.com/contact. But only got reply to send a Support ticket. This feels like an endless loop.

      So… what do we need to do?

      • http://drewfrey.com/ Drew Frey

        For us to determine what exactly is going on, we’ll need to access the installation to troubleshoot the issue. That being said, since there are 4 accounts of the same issue we will look into it. Again, I’m sorry to hear that you’re experiencing problems with the upgrade. Thank you for your patience.

        -Drew

        • HIFIDEV

          Drew. Thanks for your reply. Yes. When making a major update, as a “safety net” we usually create a new account. Where should I send FTP of account in need?

          • HIFDEV

            @ Drew. I just sent over another email attention to you. Please let me know that you have received it.

        • HIFIDEV

          Drew. I sent the Admin / FTP info through the Contact Us system. Let me know if this is sufficient.

          • http://drewfrey.com/ Drew Frey

            Great. I’m looking for it now…standby

          • HIFIDEV

            @freydrew:disqus did you get it? Or do you suggest waiting for 4.2.8?

          • HIFIDEV

            @freydrew:disqus. We still didn’t get any response from you. We sent details along with comment below. It’s been about a week now…

        • skidpics

          I sent in a bug report today that stated it was going to downgrade from 4.2.7 to 4.2.6 or less.

          Showing after reupgrade to see if anything was different:
          These are the actions that will be performed during this installation:

          • Downgrade package “module-core” 4.2.7 to 4.2.6
          • Downgrade package “module-user” 4.2.7 to 4.2.6
          • Downgrade package “widget-rss” 4.2.7 to 4.2.5

        • skidpics

          All SE php purchasers should have a limited amount of tickets that we can use per month, such as 5 or so.. instead of purchasing the $50 for 30 days? Some is better than none..

          • http://twitter.com/giorginoo giorginoo

            All SE php costumers should have non limited support!!!

        • HIFDEV

          @Drew Two weeks and counting. Still no reply from you or your team. What’s going on???

    • Guest

      Same problem for me too, Please help!

    • http://www.facebook.com/MuslimSocialNetworking Mohamed Suliman

      Same problem for me too!

    • skidpics

      Hmmm. Didn’t have that problem…

  • http://www.facebook.com/Kooiiicom Dave Gilbert

    Yet another feature i think would be handy is the ability to edit your posts or comments and for moderators to be able to edit posts and comments to remove foul language etc without removing the whole post or comment

    • Guest

      This is exactly my point. Is someone from SE reading this post? Can we explain our concern better and clearer than this?

      Can we have this feature in Please?

      • http://drewfrey.com/ Drew Frey

        We are reading each and every comment we see. Thanks for the suggestion guys!

    • http://www.socialengine.com/ Matthew

      You can pre-emptively prevent any offensive words from being displayed on your site by going to your “Spam and Banning Tools” which is under the Settings tab in your Admin Panel. Here you’ll see the “Censored Words” text box where you can enter any words that you want to be blocked.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Kooiiicom Dave Gilbert

        yes thats true however sometimes you make a spelling error or exceed the post limit (yet another function thats important ..to see how many characters you have left and admins being able to set the min/max post size) being able to edit your posts and comments allows you to correct these without having to delete and start fresh

  • Flippic

    Upgraded without any problem. The bugs are fixed as promised. I hope that further ste loading optimization will be done in next editions of SE4. I would suggest implementing facebook bigpipe methodology to improve site loading. Thanks.

    • http://drewfrey.com/ Drew Frey

      Thanks @flippic:disqus

  • sea2709

    Hi SocialEngine team,

    Could you please tell me more about this change :
    “Private items are now hidden on plugin browse pages. Previously, items such as photos were visible on these pages even when marked as private.”

    I take a look on your change log, I think there is no file modified to overcome this issue ? Am I correct ?

    And how the SE platform supports us to hide private items ? And if I want to develop a new module, what should I need to implement this feature ?

    Thanks

  • skidpics

    how about bringing back profile styles like in se 3.x including groups and blogs with samples…?

  • Ulyce.com

    Hi all,
    Impossible to install (new installation in a subfolder v427) the version v4.2.7 ==> blank page
    The version 4.2.5 works fine : there is no difference on the server configuration in the Readme file

    Have you got the same problem ?

    Thanks

    • http://www.socialengine.com/ Matthew

      It is highly not recommended to install SocialEngine in a sub folder of another copy of SocialEngine. This will cause errors in the routing mechanism.

  • Keshav

    hey make it available for free trial download to test on another server first

  • Guest

    fabel.dy-webs.com/content.php?pagename=Contact-Info

  • redurbana.Org

    application/modules/core/bootstrap.php – Incremented version
    I want you to fix this file “bootstrap” since I try to upload to the root and the file put my page down. I already have everything update only this file that is not working correctly. It took my 9 hours to find the problem and I want you to help me with this file bootstrap. I ‘m using the old version 4.2.6 of the file, but I upgrade to the new version.

  • Andre

    I can’t believe social engine 4 doesn’t support wincache.The best caching system for windows server.

    • http://www.socialengine.com/ Alex Benzer

      A very, very tiny fraction of SocialEngine communities are hosted on Windows.

      • Andre

        Yeah,but invision power board already implemented wincache on their forum script.Vbulletin too by using 3rd party addon (Vboptimise).
        I think social engine product should be better …

  • Bron

    I keep getting 5GB main.log every day because of this since upgrade
    2012-10-03T22:09:20+00:00 NOTICE (5): [8] Undefined variable: viewer (/var/www/application/modules/Album/controllers/IndexController.php) [91]

  • David

    We requested and opened several supports tickets with SE to fix the status updates appearing next to your name. it’s breaks the page and column in different location. We tested in plain vanilla installation (JUST SE) no 3rd party plugin, and showed SE engineers, but couldn’t fix it. they say i need to pay extra to get this fix as it would be custom. VERY VERY VERY disappointed.. Facebook, other social sites, users Status updates doesn’t appear next to their name. VERY VERY POOR service

  • skidpics

    I for one would like to see
    1. a complete uninstall of any module, including content an database fields.
    2. Adjustable color postings for admin and moderators
    3. Square thumbnails throughout the site, or adjustable and rebuild of thumbnails.
    4. Built in cleanup.. missing files, etc..
    5. Forum revamp to actually have functions like smf and or other.
    6. Profile, group and blog styles as samples, like in se3.x.
    7. Database backup and repair, in case things go crazy..
    8. Integrated disqus would be awesome
    9. Fluid width widgets so they can truely be placed anywhere.
    20. Out of the box layout styles.. still haven’t seen anything unique from webligo. Template wise, what can se4 really do? All we still see is basically color changes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/keshavmd Keshav Modi

    Please update 4.2.7 here at your download http://www.socialengine.com/free-trial

  • Andre

    I had installed fresh se 4.2.7 but i see wrong version in my admincp.It reads 4.2.6 .
    I check again my download zip file : socialengine4.2.7.zip (download 30 sept)
    What happen with you guys?

    • HIFIDEV

      sorry Andre. I just had to reply since no one else did. Drew Frey started helping but never followed up in over a month! It seems that their focus is on SE Cloud. I wish you the best of luck in finding support. We have not. Very disappointing…

      • http://drewfrey.com/ Drew Frey

        @hifidev:disqus you have not been forgotten and I’m sorry it’s taken as long as it has. I’m not going to beat around the bush here except to say that I apologize. Trying to be as transparent as possible throughout this process.

  • skidpics

    I would love to see more layouts, such as more columns, etc or even.. like Dolphin – where we can actually just adjust the layout columns, add / subtract, etc.. I would like to see one like 4 columns, ‘Column’ – ‘Content ‘ ‘Column’ + ‘Column’, etc… or at least, a real easy way to add them?

    The drag and drop widgets are nice, but only work in certain areas.. no fluid width won’t allow us to place these widget anywhere on the pages… and look right at the same time.

    • Jazzman

      I’m with you on having more layouts. The current layouts are overdone and this is why most SE communities look the same. I would love to have the ability to create my own.

      • skidpics

        I have emailed and ask webligo several times to show us a design so unique, but still nothing. No one really knows what se4 can do other than simple color changes.. show us what the layout potential is.. even if its hardcoded. Se3 was much easier to customize in layouts ..

        • http://drewfrey.com/ Drew Frey

          @skidpics:disqus I wanted to get back to you and show you some examples of SocialEngine PHP communities that have truly put design first:

          http://allabroaduk.com/

          http://www.topmodel.com/

          Thanks!

          -Drew

          • skidpics

            I haven’t looked at the source but it looks like they might be running joomla on the front end..

          • Jazzman

            allabroaduk.com is not using Joomla, it’s using the Cottonic theme from SE tweaks. Not sure what top model is using.

  • skidpics

    You know. The twitter and Facebook publishing function on the site is something that no one understands or uses to my knowledge.. and with Janrain integration.. I can’t even get it to work correctly.. but can you get this to set to ‘auto on’ so it can be usable by default?

    I think you should take a step back on the social aspect of SE4, and reinvent some of the core functions that makes a social networks.. Sharing.. liking and activity… I see a lot of people griping about reinventing 3rd party addons, but I for one would love to see those functions built into the core instead of adding.

    * The timeline functions is popular
    * Share everything, anywhere – integrate share this or add this into the site?
    * can you make us be able to add a name any ‘html widget’ we drop so we know what it is?

    Ask: Where did you go wrong with SE4, what do other popular social sites have and focus on that…

  • skidpics

    Drew, what are the plans to allow full HTML in the Blog per user level? I still use the TinyMCE online editor and copy the source over, but still have to edit once copied.. I have tried entering HTML allowed in the settings, but never really got anything to work right. Here is what I use and I think everyone agrees, we should just be able to have most of this: http://www.tinymce.com/tryit/full.php

    How about check boxed or something to enable different html features?

    • http://drewfrey.com/ Drew Frey

      TINYmce is the way to go here. We’re looking into this so that you’ll have a fully featured experience and won’t have to go to another online editor outside of the SE community. Thanks for the suggestion skidpics.

  • skidpics

    How about enabling in the Photo Albums a general, competition album, where everyone can upload to, rate and ‘hot or not’ or something? A community album so to speak you can hold for contest, fan art, etc..?

  • Not a happy customer

    Yet another update that breaks my site, thus FORCING me to purchase support. Again. Thanks SE team, what a great money making trick!

    • Danny

      Good luck with that last time I paid SE I lost my money they refuse to help me “because I have 3 party plugins installed” even when the bug was related to socialengine bug. My recommendation hire a developer on Odesk

  • skidpics

    Are there plans to add to the albums, such as importing from fb, twitter, flikr, etc? How about allowing admin to create contest albums for certain levels? Contest albums or community albums for such purpose?

    • http://drewfrey.com/ Drew Frey

      I like the idea of importing photos from members FB, Flickr accounts.

      • skidpics

        Fb..flickr..picasa..they all have a simple api..

        • http://drewfrey.com/ Drew Frey

          Adding it to the list. Thanks again for the valuable suggestions.

      • skidpics

        drew, how about adding photo uploading capability to your Mobile app? Currently it’s not supported and it’s crucial for social sharing..

  • Molecular

    is any one experiencing issue with the music player. The script seems not to be working when clicking the play button. However, it does work when clicking a title opening on a different page not the pop out button. Please let me know.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jody.boyer.524 Jody Boyer

    Please allow me to explain something. It’s wrong for you to lie and
    cheat people. You have the chat feature for us to buy but it don’t work.
    I’m not sure how things go in USA but where i come from we don’t cheat
    and lie to get money as you people do at SE. CHAT ROOMS AND IM DO NOT
    WORK! That is like me selling you are car and telling/lying to you about
    the features and when you buy the car ( sure it runs ) but nothing else
    does!!!!

    Maybe USA = lie to people and rip them off but in my
    country we don’t do that. Please don’t lie to us with features like chat
    when they don’t work. DO the people that you have employed there have
    no clue how to make a simple basic chat program? Is this some money grab
    game you play to rip us off? I can put up with the SE lies and bs you
    feed us every month but i really think you should spend some of our
    money and hire people that know what they are doing instead of backyard
    pc gamers that play around with this product! PLEASE NO MORE LIES AND
    TRICKS!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jody.boyer.524 Jody Boyer

      Sorry for rant but just not use to liars, cheats and scammers that lie and steal my money

      • http://www.facebook.com/jody.boyer.524 Jody Boyer

        I voice this monthy on the FB page you have but have ” upgraded ” to weekly and soon daily about the fraud you do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jody.boyer.524 Jody Boyer

    Why does SE delete any complaint i have?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jody.boyer.524 Jody Boyer

    Why do my negative comments on SE get deleted?

  • Molecular

    Why does it take an eternity for SE to respond to anyone on their contact page. It took them over a month to get to me last time. and now I am having some issue after upgrading to the latest version. the music player is not working the way it should. When pushing the play button, it does not work.

    • http://drewfrey.com/ Drew Frey

      @Molecular:disqus, are you using a different email address? I can’t find your Hotmail address anywhere in our system. We’ll try to get on this RIGHT away.

      • Molecular

        @Drew, Is there a problem with the music plug in? I just upgraded to the newest version; When pushing play within the player it does not work; however, when clicking on a title it does open a new window and play there. The pop up does not work either. I use a different email account. Anyhow, what you guys can do is to have a discussion capable of using our existing SE account e-mail insteat of using Disqus.

  • skidpics

    I would love to have you guys integrate Disqus within SEphp.. It’s pretty awesome.. maybe even in ‘importer’ of some sort for the current comments on the site? or show old comments, and when replied to, go to Disqus as a new thread?

    • http://drewfrey.com/ Drew Frey

      That’s not a bad idea; we love DISQUS too.

  • Edward

    can we get a community option for childern under 13 years, which is monitered and controlled by parents

  • Bronislaw

    Feature Request : Group Plugin, if owner delete his account , couldnt an officer be promoted as Owner and not lost all the content of the group

  • skidpics

    I really think you guys should look at revamping the members page.. I know there is a module out there, but the core of the page layout should just be way better.. Grid layout, better searching.. why can we still not edit this page in the layout manager?

    • Martin Bo

      I beleive we should not expect much as for SE 4 now, it is obvious that all their effort goes on SE Cloud.

      • skidpics

        To ponder the thought that we are actually helping develop SE cloud instead of SE PHP runs across my mind. Our suggestions are actually creating the cloud and in itself, details where php went wrong or should have been better to start with.

        I only hope they are considering things for both version, but in the end fear that they would have listened the first few times to improve the.php core, but yet really never did based on suggestions. We shall see.

        • http://drewfrey.com/ Drew Frey

          @martin_bo:disqus and @skidpics:disqus we are listening to your feedback and are looking through the comments here which will ultimately determine future features with PHP (and Cloud for that matter.)

          So thanks again for voicing your concerns and ideas with us.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Kooiiicom Dave Gilbert

    Theres still one more feature lacking in Social engine and thats API’s, having the ability to create your own API’s enables so much more potential for each site

    • http://drewfrey.com/ Drew Frey

      I agree with you Dave. We are developing an API for SocialEngine Cloud right now and maybe there will be some parallels we can draw from re: an API for SE PHP.

  • skidpics

    Anyone running 4.2.7, can you check your metatags and see if they are being ‘found’, then hit the ‘Meta tag analysis’ to see… Mine shows nothing found. http://www.metachecker.net/

  • Brooke

    Hello,
    I am trying to upgrade to 4.2.7 but there is no Tar file as with past upgrades.
    I am no tech expert and do upgrades myself. Has something changed with file downloads and opening to show Tar file?
    Thank you. B

    • HIFIDEV

      Brooke. Good luck in trying to get support for your upgrade. Many of us have had issues upgrading. There has been no support from anyone in SE. Seems there focus is only on SE Cloud. So again good luck. I’m only replying because I don’t want you to get your hopes up as I did and not get any support for over a month!!!

  • skidpics

    Can we get some better admin control on the core group, music and forum modules such as last activity, so we can delete old content off the site? I see creation date on groups, but no idea when last activity is. There should be some cleanup process we can play with in order to clean things up and lighten the site DB up a bit …. I don’t want to rely on 3rd party for this, since those are your core modules. You guys are the experts with those..

  • skidpics

    I would still like to see Admin creatable community photo album we can utilize per member level for contest and such.. Everyone can upload to it.. Contest or ‘hot or not’ mode within that album would be awesome out of the box…

  • skidpics

    Would it be possible you bring back default profile styles? Blog and Group styles? CSS styling for an amateur user is a bit hard.. SE3 had it..

  • Kyle

    When will 4.2.8 be ready? I have not used Social Engine for a few years because of all the bugs and my site was hacked and lost everything, but I think I am ready to try again if Social Engine is stable, has better security from hackers and spammers and I can be confident in building a social network using it and that my members information and site data is secure, so I think I will hold off until 4.2.8. My original version was from 2009 so hopefully Social Engine has improved in the areas I mentioned.

    • http://drewfrey.com/ Drew Frey

      Hey @disqus_UvjsolwyJm:disqus

      Happy to hear that you’re ready to get your SocialEngine site back up and running! 4.2.8. will be launching on October 31st, 2012 (next Wed.) In fact we just wrote a post on 4.2.8 that goes over the highlights of the update.

      Thanks for your feedback. We’ve been listening to everyone and a lot of the concerns brought up on our blog have been addressed with the new update.

      Read more about 4.2.8. here: http://www.socialengine.com/blog/2012/10/22/se-php-4-2-8-sneek-peek/

      -Drew

  • Mike

    We need mobile to be able to upload photos and videos from iOS now that ios6 can upload to the web through safari.

    • http://drewfrey.com/ Drew Frey

      @disqus_5ZXKX77RyE:disqus we literally just talke about this today in our SE Team meeting and are looking into this. Thanks man.