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SocialEngine 4.8.6 Released

We’re glad to announce the release of SocialEngine PHP 4.8.6! This release is mainly focused on significant bug fixes and implementation of anti-spamming technique for Login and Signup. Here is a quick summary of features and bug fixes that have been included in this SocialEngine PHP 4.8.6 Release:


  • Added some reliable anti-spamming techniques; you will be able to enable them from Admin > Settings > Spam & Banning Tools. Fixes #2542.


  • Fixed bug with Re-Captcha when SSL is enabled
  • Corrected order of forum posts added by Ning Importer. Fixes #2505.
  • Fixed bug with adding link to a wall post where image selector was not being displayed.
  • Background Mailer Task will run better now and not hang. Fixes #2476.
  • Fixed bug where the respective profile field column in field search table was not getting deleted after the deletion of a profile field. Fixes #2437.
  • Fixed social network mapping issue when multiple social networks are chosen during signup.
  • Fixed bug with menu editor where any custom menu added to Member Edit Profile Navigation was redirecting to Browse Members page.
  • Fixed an error showing in the log that would be generated when changing the order of photos in an album
  • Fixed bug where bullets added via TinyMCE Editor were not being displayed in blogs.
  • Fixed a bug in discussions under Events and Groups where page UI was getting affected in certain cases because of HTML tags not closing after truncation.

A note on upgrading

Please do a complete backup of both the files and the database before initiating upgrade. If you have opened a support ticket and were given a code change that was applied to some of your files, take extra care to ensure that those are still correctly applied, or contact support and we’ll be able to re-apply them. Please get a developer to help you if you’re not comfortable with the process yourself. We do have an upgrade service available for $150 which you can purchase from our Client Store.


SocialEngine clients can grab the new SE PHP 4.8.6 code from their client area.

We’ve also updated Photo Albums, Blogs, Events and Groups plugins to 4.8.6.


This release included 3 fixes and a new feature that were reported by our amazing community. You can always submit any feature requests or bug reports for SocialEngine PHP to our public bugs and suggestions tracker.


  1. Godrifle
    Posted July 31, 2014 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Thanks guys. I’m so thrilled with the attention you are placing on the PHP version. It’s truly a great system with loads of value AND potential. Cheers!

  2. Bob
    Posted August 3, 2014 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    Very nice. I was familiar with every one of these bugs. I really dig the new team “keeping it rolling” and staying true to their words! Bravo!

  3. Christopher Dodson
    Posted August 5, 2014 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Any chance of Animated gif support in the next year or 2 ? It’s been brought up since 4.0.5p1.

  4. Absinth
    Posted August 6, 2014 at 2:58 am | Permalink

    Also wanted to thank you. The spamming option and Re-captcha for SSL were soooooo important security issues which are now solved. Awesome! Keep it rolling!

  5. Posted August 6, 2014 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Hey Christopher. We have animated gif support on our feature requests. After our relaunch we will establish a roadmap for PHP features.

  6. SeeMeHunt
    Posted August 13, 2014 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    I just updated a couple of months ago to 4.8.2 version & I have been getting hit with a lot of spam since then. has anyone else experienced that?

  7. Posted August 19, 2014 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for reaching out! This is most likely a configuration error and is not a known issue at this time. If this hasn’t already been fixed for you, feel free to either file a bug in our bug tracker at or you can open up a support ticket at and we would be more then happy to help!

  8. Posted August 19, 2014 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Hi Danny, 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!

  9. Posted August 19, 2014 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Hi Derek, we are sorry about this issue! If this hasn’t already been fixed for you, feel free to file a bug in our bug tracker at and our developers will get right on the issue.

  10. Posted August 19, 2014 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for commenting!, we are very sorry you are experiencing this issue! The best option would be to open a support ticket at Opening a ticket here will get this issue in front of our developers right away and we can fix this issue!

  11. Explicitty
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Question: does anyone know if it’s possible to have the embed feature (your members could embed videos from other sites to your community, not just YouTube or Vimeo videos) in the video section? I’ve noticed the blog and the forum could embed videos, but the video section can’t.

    Is there a way to turn on that feature, or do I need to add a plugin to make that feature happen?

  12. Posted August 21, 2014 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    Unfortunately, right now you can only upload videos from YouTube or Vimeo in the video section. Thanks for the question and let us know if there is anything else we can help you with!

  13. Explicitty
    Posted August 21, 2014 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    But I could get someone to build an add-on to allow my members to embed videos from other sites, right?

  14. Posted August 26, 2014 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Yes, you should be able to!

  15. Heights Host
    Posted September 1, 2014 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    This sounds exciting! When do you plan on having the relaunch?

  16. Posted September 4, 2014 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Thanks for commenting on our blog, we plan on having the relaunch very soon!

  17. Posted September 15, 2014 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    I will make sure to pass this on to our developers for future consideration! In the meantime, you could reach out to one of our third party developers at to see if they could help custom build this feature for you, thanks for reaching out!

  18. Posted September 15, 2014 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    I agree, it would be very nice to have this feature. Thanks for the feedback, we’ll pass this along to our developers to see how hard this is to implement.

  19. Christopher Dodson
    Posted October 2, 2014 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    I would figure this would be one of the top ones, since image formats are a huge part of many social networks, not sure why the previous wanted to use GD as it was horrible and the whole ” static resize everything on 1 frame vs just resize the whole thing”

    Really hoping to see this in the notes, had some super shady people on here approach me saying they could do it but all they wanted to do was promote their site, lesson learned never share your email.

    Anyways given as its been 2 months+ whats the update on this?

  20. Posted October 3, 2014 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    This is something we are still working on Christopher. We apologize for the delay. Our development staff is continuing to work on both our Cloud and PHP products and we hope to be able to offer this feature soon. We appreciate your patience and thanks for your comment!

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