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New SE Cloud features – rich content in posts, live activity feed, leaderboards…

We are way overdue for an update on our progress with SocialEngine Cloud! Here are some cool new things we’ve recently added to the platform:

  • Commenting by email – now, when you receive an email notification that someone has responded to your post, you can reply to that email and your reply will be posted as a comment.
  • New post categories widget – this widget will display a list of all the post categories you’ve created for your site.
  • Member hovercards – on most themes, when you hover over a member’s name, a hovercard will appear with their photo and profile info.
  • Better logo management – now you can easily select a site logo from the Media Manager in your admin panel.
  • Live activity feed – now, the activity feed on your site will auto-update when new posts are made, without needing a page refresh.
  • API improvements – we’ve added several new things to the API, including the ability to extract your members‘ email addresses
  • Members leaderboard widget – lets you list your members by how many points they have (members earn points by posting, commenting, and doing other active things)
  • Improved “what’s hot” algorithm – now factors in data from comments on posts.
  • Mobile improvements – lots of frontend usability and aesthetic imporvements to the mobile frontend
  • Rich content posts – if you’ve enabled it, your members can now compose posts that include rich HTML, embedded images, links, etc.

Rich content posts might be the most notable recent addition. We’ve integrated a nice WYSIWYG editor that your members can use to compose posts with interesting formatting and embedded content.

Let us know what you think, and what you’d like to see in our next SE Cloud update!


  1. Demetrios Fotographia
    Posted August 13, 2013 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    I like the email reply feature, can this be added to the php as well? Can you show us how?

  2. FrancoB
    Posted August 14, 2013 at 3:05 am | Permalink

    Great news for the users on SE Cloud. When can us poor guys on SE PHP get some updates? Like when will SE PHP 4.7 be released?

  3. RetBranche
    Posted August 14, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    not bad

  4. Kris
    Posted August 14, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Would love to see the new TinyMCE4 on SE PHP

  5. Posted August 15, 2013 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    god damnit, its for se cloud. I was so excited to think this is for self hosted. I want all this on se self hosted versions .. any ETA?

  6. BerlinBlogWwwTextNu
    Posted August 17, 2013 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    Hi, thanks for info! I wanna see a lot of more themes to choose from, and also a marketplace where we alla can buy themes för SE Cloud.

    Posted August 17, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    nice for the cloud side of things-what about SE php? Huh?

  8. skidpics
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 4:47 am | Permalink

    When is a PHP update coming?

  9. skidpics
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 4:48 am | Permalink

    This needs to happen. The one PHP has still doesn’t work correctly posting HTML.

  10. Posted August 21, 2013 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    looks like they’ve decided to ignore se php

  11. FrancoB
    Posted August 25, 2013 at 3:40 am | Permalink

    Now that would be nice :)

  12. skidpics
    Posted August 30, 2013 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    Will there ever be an importer for SEPHP to SECLOUD? Even if it can be done via temp FTP?

  13. simonbauman
    Posted September 30, 2013 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    The guys at SE are probably kicking themselves for choosing such an old business model as, “pay once and the customer owns it” which is why we don’t have feature parity on the PHP side.

    Look at it from their point of view, have developers work to add features to a product people already purchased or add features to a product to lure admins into that generates revenue every month and locks the admins into paying once in place.

    SE: I understand where you guys are coming from so why not setup up a business model that would keep you financially interested in working on the non-cloud version. Hardcode some banner ads in or charge a monthly fee or something. I’m not averse to paying, just not comfortable with the cloudification of my community.

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