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SocialEngine PHP 4.8.2 Released

New release is out! This one includes a much needed performance fix, by being more intelligent with polling the server for updates.  Test it out and let us know what you think!


  • Added ability to sort and filter login history
  • Added option to not automatically friend request invited members
  • Select language based on the browser’s Accept-Language header

Bug fixes:

  • Improved request backoff for activity feed and chat polling
  • Deleting a photo from an album no longer will remove album from your activity feed
  • Made searching members less strict
  • Users who don’t meet the privacy criteria cannot be added as guests to an event


  • Old/unused code cleanup

Core Zend Update

As we’ve mentioned in our 4.8.0 Release Notes, we’ve upgraded zend to 1.12.3, which resolved a myriad of long standing and annoying bugs.  Unfortunately, it didn’t fix the issue for clients who had used the upgrade, only brand new installs benefited.  Today we’ve fixed that.

This upgrade only applies to customers that want to upgrade from versions prior to v4.8.0 to versions v4.8.0 onwards. To download and install the upgrade please login into your client area, click on “Zend Framework Upgrade” and then follow the regular procedure outlined in our Packages & Plugins Knowledge Base article.



  1. myrecordlabel
    Posted May 2, 2014 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    Any cosmetic/overhaul updates for the music sharing coming soon? Ability to embed players from other sites on SE profiles would great. (soundcloud, reverbnation etc.)

  2. Posted May 2, 2014 at 2:58 am | Permalink

    Where is this option ?
    Added option to not automatically friend request invited members

  3. Guest
    Posted May 2, 2014 at 5:50 am | Permalink

    I have installed the update. I did notice that it did increase load times on the home page with all core plugins only by 1.4 seconds. Otherwise great and stable update. Can we please ask to see ANY roadmap at this time? I have a lot of clients with SE and I would like to give them SOMETHING so they stop asking to switch to that OTHER product…

  4. Ryan Olson
    Posted May 2, 2014 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    HUGE PERFORMANCE UPGRADE with Nginx / Memcached and php5-fpm !!! WELL DONE!

  5. Andrew
    Posted May 2, 2014 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the update rather quick after the last update but will see if the Zend update helps

  6. Posted May 2, 2014 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    Increased or decreased? We’re in the process of outlining all our roadmaps and we’ll be sharing that process with you guys soon.

  7. Posted May 2, 2014 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Great suggestion, we’ve added it to our internal feature tracking.

  8. Edwin Rivera
    Posted May 2, 2014 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    Glad to see that we are keeping the momentum on SE PHP and maintaining the great work/quality as the previous team. However, my team currently owns SE Cloud website (we transitioned from SE PHP on 2012) because we envision it as a contemporary platform with greatest potential. When are we expecting major changes on SE Cloud? I am a loyal client since 2012 and we have not seen changes or updates since May 2013 and is making our team nervous since we would like to launch our site soon.

  9. Posted May 2, 2014 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    The option is a checkbox under /invite page. See attached screenshot. The checkbox in question is “Send friend a request if user(s) join(s) the network”

  10. Posted May 2, 2014 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    Absolutely! We have extensive plans for the Cloud. We can’t wait to share the vision.

  11. Posted May 2, 2014 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Great to hear!

  12. Lee Coombes
    Posted May 2, 2014 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Well done guys…simply amazing work..We really appreciate it..

  13. thatmtnman
    Posted May 2, 2014 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    The upgrade instructions for Zend framework are not very clear. If a client has continuously upgraded as upgrades because available and are at the latest 4.8 version via those upgrades, do we use, or not use the new Zend upgrade patch??

  14. Godrifle
    Posted May 2, 2014 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    I’m not sure I understand. Should I apply the Zend Framework upgrade to my community that was upgraded from 4.7.2 to 4.8.1? Or just apply the 4.82 upgrade? Because, a) I don’t see that Zend Framework was actually updated when going from 4.7.2 to 4.8.1, b) the 4.8.2 doesn’t seem to contain the Zend Framework update either.

  15. iamasifmirza
    Posted May 3, 2014 at 2:01 am | Permalink

    can anybody tell me how the automatic language selection works in new version? i have tried but not working for me.

  16. Nagendra
    Posted May 3, 2014 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    Wow thanks to new team and I hope you will add SEO features to SE PHP soon in next update.

  17. Mathieu Papadiamandis
    Posted May 5, 2014 at 12:55 am | Permalink

    Thanks for this great news!

    I have two suggestions to greatly improve the feed activity:

    1) When you comment a post in the feed activity, the post is not moving back to top. In fact, only the author of the post knows (in a notification) that you wrote a comment.

    2) If someone comments a forum post in the feed activity, it would be great to have this comment added to the thread of the forum too.

  18. Posted May 5, 2014 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    We look for Accept-Language header that browsers send based on user’s language preferences and attempt to serve installed language pack based on that.

  19. Posted May 5, 2014 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    You will want to use the upgrade patch. It applies to everyone who’s been upgrading from < 4.8.0

  20. Posted May 5, 2014 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Zend upgrade is separate update process. You will want to update to 4.8.2, then apply Zend Update on top of that. Please make sure you do full backups in case anything goes wrong.

  21. Posted May 5, 2014 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    What SEO features do you want to see that isn’t already done by 3rd party developers?

  22. Posted May 5, 2014 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Thanks! Great Suggestions.

  23. Chance™
    Posted May 6, 2014 at 2:51 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much!

  24. jammers
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    Nice work. Observed a TTFB improvement, down from 1.3s to 0.9s when tested 4.7.x vs 4.8.2 with zend upgrade on our albums page. No other changes made.
    Looking forward to seeing the roadmap and excited about the future for SE PHP.

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