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New SocialEngine Community Forum Coming Soon!

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We are super excited to announce that we’ve been working on something great for our clients and experts. After much feedback, we’ve decided to change our founder’s community to use SEPHP as it’s geared towards a forum and can allow us to offer more communication opportunities for everyone.

Our SECloud product is an awesome product for “Reddit” news aggregation niches, Twitter-esque networks, and many other types of communities. However, for our own needs, we need the features that SEPHP offers in the forum plugin, poll plugin and others. As such, our community will change. The current community will be kept as a read-only archive in order to preserve all of the wonderful content that everyone has contributed. We anticipate our new community to open near the end of June.

The new community forum will allow experts to post in an expert-only area so they can get coding help, provide expert feedback about things directly related to their needs, etc. It will have a member only section for posting bugs and feature requests – moving us away from Github where clients have mentioned a few times that they felt it was disconnected and it forced them to sign up for an external site. Some were not comfortable signing up and posting there. Moving it “in-house” seems best for everyone.

The new forum will be public for now. This will allow our “trial” clients to be able to post, as well as others that might have questions or tips to offer. We will also have a private client’s only section that will be monitored by staff.

You’ll need to join the new forum as we decided not to import users. We encourage you to set your privacy settings how you want them when you join. Please make sure you select the correct profile type and member level when joining so you have access to the forums you need. You’ll see subscriptions on the signup page. All subscriptions are free. We just need to ensure everyone is able to get access to areas they need and also it helps prevent spam.

Thank you for all of your feedback regarding the community and for helping make this new community a vibrant network for everyone.

With much appreciation,

The SocialEngine Team


  1. Posted June 26, 2017 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    We are excited to see new community for better interaction and feedback through clients.
    Big encourage for SE Team for making significant moves lately!

  2. Posted June 26, 2017 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Thank you! We hope to see you at our new forum soon. :)

  3. Posted June 27, 2017 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    That’s great news! Most exciting part being that the new forum will be based on SE PHP. This forum will prove to be a more convenient communication medium for SocialEngine community users and hence, will open doors to newer ideas, increased discussions and lots more.

    Looking forward to the release.

  4. Posted June 28, 2017 at 3:07 am | Permalink

    Thank you for your feedback! We’re excited to get it open as well.

  5. Posted June 29, 2017 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    Seems like a step in the right direction. Nice work.

  6. Posted June 30, 2017 at 7:03 am | Permalink

    Thank you Elshara! Hope to see you there once we get it open. :)

  7. Posted July 3, 2017 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    Anyone still use Social Engine 3? So much better than 4 and up.

  8. Posted July 4, 2017 at 3:48 am | Permalink


    Thank you for your feedback.

    I’m using 4.9.2 on my personal site and it works great for me. Super fast on the host I use.

    What do you like about SE3 better? Feel free to join our forum and let us know. We can respond much better there.

    Have a good day!

  9. DH
    Posted July 4, 2017 at 4:21 am | Permalink


    Anyone having issues with Smoothbox in SE 4.9.2p1? If I try to delete, share a group, or use any action that requires Smoothbox only a small box is displayed. Issue only happens in Firefox/Chrome but not iPhone/Android

  10. Posted July 5, 2017 at 4:04 am | Permalink

    This blog is for our new community. We don’t have groups activated there. Perhaps you are speaking of your site? If so, please join our new community and post there so we can assist. Thank you!

  11. Derek Owens
    Posted July 7, 2017 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    Hi, Guys we have an SE site using SE 4.8 . We are thinking about upgrading to 4.9.2 and PHP 7. Has anyone had experience with either of these? If so, please share your thoughts.

  12. Posted July 10, 2017 at 8:00 am | Permalink

    It would be best if you would post this at our new community where other clients can provide feedback.

  13. Posted July 10, 2017 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    I’d personally wait until 4.9.3 comes out as it improves some key issues in this area. Overall I’d totally go for it. I’ve done it and most things work real well. Check out the community for more information on this and other topics. It’s new.

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