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SocialEngine PHP 4.8.8 Released

We’re happy to announce the release of SocialEngine PHP 4.8.8! This release includes important fixes, some of which came to notice after the last 4.8.7 release, and because of some specific server settings or 3rd party plugins. Here is the summary of those fixes:

  • Fixed issue where users were unable to like comments on certain activity feed posts. Fixes #7.
  • Fixed issue where new posts made without attachments were not appearing on user / content profiles. Fixes #1, #7 and #21.
  • Marked Multi-byte String (mbstring) extension as required to avoid any errors because of this being disabled.
  • Fixed issue with PHP language array file not being generated properly in certain cases.
  • Fixed error “Call to a member function toValue() on a non-object” coming on user profile page in a few cases. Fixes #2.
  • Fixed notice of E_DEPRECATED and theme issues coming on websites having PHP version lower than 5.3.0 after last release. Fixes #3.
  • Fixed E_DEPRECATED notices coming on websites running on latest version of PHP (>= 5.6.0). Fixes #17.
  • Fixed issue with the translation of content sharing feed’s text.
  • Fixed issue with sound manager swf that was not working when Cloudfront CDN is being used on website.
  • Fixed issue with duplicacy of photo caption in activity feed when status is updated with a photo.

You can download the new SocialEngine PHP 4.8.8 code from your client area. We’ve also updated Chat plugin to 4.8.8. Please make sure that you do a complete backup of both files and database before performing this upgrade. Please get a developer to help you if you’re not comfortable with the installation and backup process yourself. We do have an upgrade service available for $150 which you can purchase from our Client Store.

Changelog: You can also browse the complete changelog file for more details about the fixes implemented in this release, and contact us if you have any questions.

Last, you can always submit any feature requests or bug reports for SocialEngine PHP to our public bugs and suggestions tracker. Thanks again for providing your continuous feedback & support!


  1. alx2bx
    Posted March 23, 2015 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Thanks a lot ! :)

  2. Posted March 23, 2015 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    I’ve pulled the trigger. Everything is working. I will play around and provide feedback if I find any issues. Thanks!

  3. Musharraf
    Posted March 23, 2015 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    All the links of Fixes eg. #1, #21, #2 and #3 in above post are pointing to #7. Please correct and link to respective pages.

  4. Posted March 23, 2015 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Hello, thanks a lot for the note, I just fixed the links to point to the right issues.

  5. Posted March 24, 2015 at 3:00 am | Permalink

    Fixed issue with PHP array file not being generated properly.

    Are you referring to the language array ?

  6. Posted March 24, 2015 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    Yes, on certain systems and in certain cases it would fail to generate, i’ll clarify the changelog.

  7. Hire-Experts LLC
    Posted March 26, 2015 at 3:30 am | Permalink

    Thank you for releasing New SocialEngine PHP 4.8.8! :) All our plugins are fully compatible with it. :)

  8. Demetrios Fotographia
    Posted April 3, 2015 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    I have a lot of code customization, whats the best way to go the the latest version. Im still on 4.8.0

  9. Shivani
    Posted April 7, 2015 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    Hi Demetrios, if you’ve done a lot of customization on your website, then we’ll suggest you to take complete backup of your files and database and then perform upgrade to latest version. Once you’ve performed the upgrade, you’ll need to re-do the customizations using the back taken earlier.
    There is no other way out because it’s important that all the files are properly upgraded as otherwise it may lead to inconsistencies or issues. For details of how to do this, please refer below KB article:

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