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February 2015 Keeping it Rolling Update

February 2015 was quite the month for SocialEngine. We are happy to see such a positive response to our activities.

We were working hard, but what was most tiring was cleaning the car off from the crazy snowfalls in Boulder.


The list is long, so let’s get to it:

Here’s the Skinny:

SocialEngine PHP

  • Released SocialEngine PHP 4.8.7 which is one of the biggest updates we’ve (new ownership) ever done
  • Brought in Shivani as a PHP Product Owner and Manager. She’s been busy consolidating SocialEngine PHP feedback, streamlining development and prioritizing defining features for 4.9.0 and 4.10.0
  • Feature identification and prioritization of product roadmap
  • Moved public bug tracking to github
  • Released the much needed and very big Facebook Custom App Setup knowledge base article

SocialEngine Cloud

  • Announced product roadmap
  • New code base for SocialEngine Cloud – Laravel 4
  • Fixes to LinkedIn and Facebook
  • More bug fixes and smaller improvements — check out our Release Notes
  • Increased # of members exported to 10,000
  • Launched new responsive themes
  • Enabled legacy themes
  • Hired a pro dev on toptal to work on specific features, first priority is post editing
  • Nailed down list of events to track in Intercom
  • Set up an integration with for an improved customer experience
  • Developed a wireframe/design for internationalization and phrasing (here’s a rough sneak peek, not final version). Soon you’ll be able to see these mocks inside the product roadmap.
  • Wrote and released three knowledge base articles for cloud: How to Add Category to Main Menu, How to Add a Favicon  and Enabling Legacy Themes

SocialEngine Website

  • Our creative team has been working overtime producing high quality assets and content for the new marketing site
  • Development of the marketing website continues to accelerate

On Tap for March:

SocialEngine PHP

  • Bug fix release for issues introduced with our ambitious SocialEngine 4.8.7 release
  • Continue to build out product roadmap and assign features to 4.9 and 4.10 releases

SocialEngine Cloud

  • Hiring a junior dev dedicated to Cloud
  • Releasing post editing, and potentially comment editing features
  • Integration of Intercom

SocialEngine Website

  • Finishing up content and graphical assets for the new site
  • Beta of the new site for our experts to start populating the (very cool looking) experts sections



  1. Shivani
    Posted March 4, 2015 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    Hi, this error is sometimes faced due to some limitations in your host’s php.ini file. To overcome this limitation, upload socialengine’s .tar file to /temporary/package/archives directory and CHMOD it to 0777. Now, go to the admin panel (/install/manage/select) and continue with the steps. Hope everything will be fine.

  2. Posted March 5, 2015 at 5:23 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the update gang!

  3. Shivani
    Posted March 10, 2015 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    Thanks for your response. Actually this is not a bug. As you can see that we’ve added a new feature in this release enabling synchronization of likes and comments. You can check “Features” section of blog post for details where you’ll find an image explaining this feature better. So, while the comments made on photos feed exists in database but those have been replaced with the comments made on main content to enable synchronization between both feed and content.

  4. Posted March 12, 2015 at 12:27 am | Permalink

    Yes, this solved it :)

  5. Posted March 23, 2015 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    These are great suggestions. We’ve added them to our internal issue tracker and soon you will be able to suggest them directly in our roadmap. Keep em coming!

  6. Shivani
    Posted March 24, 2015 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Hi Niko, we’ve already added ability for users to upload photos via mobile in SocialEngine PHP 4.8.5. So, users should be able to upload photos on mobile if you’re having version >= 4.8.5 on your website. If you’re facing any issue regarding this feature, please open a support ticket to enable us look into it deeper on your website.

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