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SocialEngine 4.9.1 Release


Bet you didn’t expect to see us with another release so soon! Our team is committed to providing a quality product for our clients. This minor release addresses some issues that impacted clients that had third party products and upgraded before those products had compatible versions. We felt we needed to improve our product in order to avoid any issues with third party products that aren’t updated. This release addresses the aforementioned concern, as well as a few other issues.

Fixed Issues or Improvements Made:

  • Fixed issue with user privacy for photo album not respecting member level. (Fixes #607)
  • Fixed issue with user profile fields info not being searchable if added before admin made those fields searchable. (Fixes #592)
  • Fixed issue with integer value “5” not getting saved in member level settings of plugins. (Fixes #341)
  • Fixed issue with edit and delete options not working for Event and Group categories.
  • Added APCu support for PHP 7 that was not working in 4.9.
  • Fixed other issues in 4.9 with PHP 7 compatibility.
  • Fixed CSS errors in Bamboo Theme.
  • Fixed issue with uploaded videos not playing. (Fixes #700)
  • Fixed spelling error on create poll page. (Fixes #684)
  • Fixed issue with mobile profile options widget not working. (Fixes #678)
  • Issue: Third party products which were not updated caused SocialEngine default CSS not to load. Solution: We separated our core CSS from 3rd party add-ons so clients have the base theme loaded to get their site running off the bat.

NOTE: Please make sure that you do a complete backup of both files and database before performing this upgrade. Please have the backup performed by your host or a developer if you’re not comfortable with performing it yourself.

You can also browse the complete changelog for more details about the changes and fixes implemented in this version.

You can download your copy of version 4.9.1 from your client account. To upgrade, please view our upgrade documentation or, if you’d rather we take care of the hard stuff, you can order an upgrade and we’ll do it for you. Fresh installs should follow this installation tutorial or you can order an installation ticket and our team will get it installed in no time!

Thank you all for your help in posting any bugs you may have found! If you find any more issues, please let us know by filing a bug report in our Public Bug Tracker or by contacting us here. Lastly we’d like to encourage you to stay connected with the community.

With Great Respect,

The SocialEngine Team


  1. Posted April 26, 2017 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Great Work Guys. Keep Rocking !

  2. gabry
    Posted April 26, 2017 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    You just won the bet , thank you very much for this fast update, now we are one more step ahead to start building our communities, and this proves again that SE Team is fast, professional and cares about clients!

  3. Posted April 27, 2017 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    Thank you! :)

  4. Posted April 27, 2017 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to see clients pleased with our progress and releases.

  5. Relnet GH
    Posted April 27, 2017 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    my hire-experts plugins dont work this version. is there a solution?

  6. Posted April 28, 2017 at 7:53 am | Permalink


    You would need to contact Hire Experts for a solution as they would need to update their products.

  7. Posted April 29, 2017 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Do I need PHP 7 or will PHP 5.6 work with this new upgrade ?

  8. Posted April 30, 2017 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Hi Brent! Our ScialEngine PHP 4.9+ releases are compatible with PHP 7 as well as we’ve taken care of backward compatibility with old PHP versions including 5.6. So, you can use any of these, but we suggest using PHP v7 since it has got many performance based improvements. Thanks.

  9. Posted May 1, 2017 at 3:17 am | Permalink

    Hi Terri,

    I believe I answered your questions about this in an email. However, just to recap, we do make releases with improvements, bug fixes and updated code from time to time. In most cases, fixes to third party products is just minor updating. If we make bigger improvements, it’s possible third parties would need to also make bigger improvements. It would be up to them whether they charge for those to cover their development costs or release them as free updates.

    Our last few releases have not caused third parties to charge extra to download versions from what we’ve seen.

  10. Posted May 1, 2017 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Thank you Shivani for your response

  11. Posted May 2, 2017 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Hello I received this error updating to the new version. I have never received an error before while trying to upgrade and I have had SE since 3.0. If someone can please help me figure this out that would be great.

  12. Posted May 3, 2017 at 7:37 am | Permalink


    I believe you posted this also in our Github issue where we have a patch. If that hasn’t helped you, please submit a ticket via your client area so our technicians can assist you. You’ll need to have active support to get assistance with the patch.

    Have a great day!

  13. Truong Khong
    Posted May 11, 2017 at 4:44 am | Permalink

    Hello , I would like to as if it is possible to upgrade a site from 4.8.8 to 4.9.1 ? How the process to upgrade it?

  14. Posted May 11, 2017 at 7:49 am | Permalink


    Thank you for posting.

    Yes you can upgrade. Please follow the documentation linked in the blog above. If you are not sure about doing the upgrade yourself, the link above to purchase an upgrade service from us will have our technicians upgrade your site for you. You’ll want to have checked with any developers of third party products you use to make sure they are compatible with this version or that they have updates.

  15. Truong Khong
    Posted May 11, 2017 at 10:47 pm | Permalink
  16. Posted May 12, 2017 at 8:10 am | Permalink


    Thank you for posting. You need to log into your account in order to see the upgrade order page. :)

  17. Posted May 19, 2017 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for your response Shivani

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