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SocialEngine PHP 4.8.1 Released

My name is Stepan, I am a recently hired CTO for SocialEngine. I will be posting an update to our roadmap and future plans soon, but for now I wanted to let you guys know we’re released 4.8.1.

Here are the summary of feature and bug fixes that were included in SocialEngine PHP 4.8.1 Release:


  • Added a rich text widget for WYSIWYG editing of HTML blocks
  • Added link button to TinyMCE for blog posts

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed a bug where minimum age validation was always failing
  • Fixed cloned themes were always the active theme
  • Fixed manifest file was not correctly set when cloning themes
  • Check valid content returned by getItem() before using it on Abuse Reports
  • Music player no longer breaks if using a CDN
  • Fixed a bug that was checking permissions for events incorrectly
  • Logged out users can now view event photos without errors
  • Comment announcements for forums take you to the page with the comment
  • Adding multiple album categories no longer causes an error
  • Accessing the package manager over SSL no longer breaks page styles
  • Subscriptions that shouldn’t be shown to renewals no longer do
  • Corrected an issue caused when some DBs don’t treat empty strings as NULL
  • Made the alt-text consistent across member widgets
  • Users with no last-modified date now display their created date
  • Adding margin/padding to the body no longer confuses FancyUploader

SocialEngine clients can grab the new SE PHP 4.8.1 code from the client area. Remember to make a *complete* backup of your installation before performing an upgrade. If you’ve made significant custom changes to your source code, remember that they could pose problems during the upgrade process, so enlist a developer to help you if you’re not comfortable with the process yourself. We do have an upgrade service available for $150. You can purchase it from your customer account at

As always, please submit any feature or bug requests for SE PHP to our public bug and feature request tracker.




  1. Posted April 28, 2014 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the great update! Keep up the good work!

  2. Dandy
    Posted April 29, 2014 at 2:11 am | Permalink

    Great SE team looking forward to the roadmap and future plans!

  3. jammers
    Posted April 29, 2014 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    Nice update! Thanks!

  4. Godrifle
    Posted April 29, 2014 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    Thank you for your continued focus on improving SE. Love seeing that this fixes a bug I reported. Good work!

  5. Posted April 29, 2014 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    keep up the good work guys !!!

  6. Paul
    Posted April 30, 2014 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    Anybody else finding this blog slow to load because of the disqus comments system being used? 22 seconds to fully load a simple blog page when you have a strong 60mb internet connection seems a little off-putting for a site that has to sell its performance to potential customers.
    The blog itself seems to load instantly so clearly nothing wrong with the site, but then the page is getting hung up and unscrollable for some considerable time waiting on the comments system.

  7. Posted April 30, 2014 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Nice! Welcome to the community Stepan.

  8. Radek
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 8:00 am | Permalink

    Minimum age still always failing.

  9. alexherz
    Posted July 21, 2014 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for reaching out! We are sorry to hear about this issue. Have you had a chance to open a support ticket at Opening a ticket here will get this issue in front of our developers right away! If you believe you have found a bug, please head over to to report and monitor the progress of this bug for free!

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