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SocialEngine PHP 4.10.0 Beta1 Released

Our SocialEngine team is pleased to announce the release of SocialEngine PHP 4.10.0 Beta1! We have been working very hard to bring you some great new features, improvements, bug fixes, and updates. Let’s take a more in-depth look at our new features and improvements.

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Getting Ready to Launch with SocialEngine


Welcome back! We hope you’ve enjoyed our previous articles and found them helpful. Today we’d like to talk to you about something we think is both very important and foundational, preparing to launch a social network with SocialEngine. We want to make sure that both our Cloud and PHP users can benefit from this article so we’ve made sure that the tips below work for both SocialEngine Cloud and SocialEngine PHP. Let’s dig right in! continue reading »

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SE PHP Holiday Sale


As the year is coming to an end we here are SocialEngine have been taking some time to reflect on what a great year 2017 was for us and for our clients. We’ve made some great steps forward and have worked closely with our client community as well as our expert community to push the platform forward in ways that we are both excited and grateful for. This, of course, would not have been possible if it weren’t for such an amazing community. We wanted to show our appreciation for everything you all do for us by running a holiday sale of 25% off all SE PHP purchases! You can take advantage of this sale by using the following coupon code during checkout:


We hope this finds you well and that you have a wonderful holiday celebration. See you all in 2018!

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Black Friday Sale!


We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We hope you all enjoyed plenty of time together with family and loved ones and we hope that you all ate just a little too much and then took the best post Thanksgiving meal nap possible.

Now that we’re all rested and well fed, it’s time for some Black Friday deals! Thankfully there are no lines here at SocialEngine. All you need to do is head over our products page and use the code “phpholiday17” to receive 25% off! This sale applies to any purchases of SE PHP Essential, SE PHP Advanced, and to upgrades from SE PHP Essential to SE PHP Advanced.

We hope you all are as excited as we are! What are you waiting for? This deal will only last from Black Friday the 24th until the end of Cyber Monday the 26th, so get out there!

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Holidays and Your SocialEngine Community


Holidays can be such a fun time! They can also be a great way to get your members involved in the site. In an effort to celebrate the holiday season all around the world, we want to offer some tips on how your community can join the fun!

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CMS Critic Victory!



We won again! For the past three years in a row we have asked our wonderful group of SocialEngine users to show their support and every time they have shown up in huge numbers. Thank you to everyone who believed in us enough to nominate us for this award and those who came out to vote us into the lead for the third year in a row!


We are beyond grateful to the community of developers and community creators that have formed around the SocialEngine platform. You guys are the best and we couldn’t have done it without you.

You can check out the full list of winners here.

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Spencer’s Adventures – Digging in to the Certified Marketplace


Howdy friends!

I’m back! I’ve been having so much fun with the team. James recently bought a new chair and the seat smells like my chew toy! Wow how great that he thought of me when he bought it. It’s much bigger than the other chew toys and makes a funny scrunching sound when I chew on it. The best thing is, if I sit on it and chew on the back, it spins! Weeee! Though I did knock a few things off his desk. Well, actually I cleared his entire desk off but he didn’t need all that stuff on there anyway right?

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Certified Marketplace Grand Opening!

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We are pleased to announce the grand opening of the Certified Marketplace!

Clients can choose between certified and non-certified products. Choosing a certified product allows clients to rest assured that the product has been tested to install on a fresh SocialEngine site while producing no errors. Reviews are greatly appreciated on all products in order to encourage experts to make more!

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Five Website Startup Tips with SocialEngine


Starting a website can be an exciting time. It can also cause some anxiety if this is a new adventure for you. The good news is, SocialEngine Cloud and SocialEngine PHP are easy to set up and get started. Here are some tips to help you on your way with your new website so you can achieve your goals whether using SocialEngine Cloud or SocialEngine PHP.

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Spencer’s Adventures – Team Adventures


Hello Everyone!

Hope summer has been great for you! It’s been great for me. I’ve been traveling some!

I went to visit Kyle in California! I didn’t know he would be away so I chilled with his cat who turned out to be a great surf instructor. Got a little fur and claw marks on his surfboard but I don’t think he’ll notice. Wondering where he was? Come to find out, he’s a musician! He went on the coolest tour!

“Recently I got the chance to head out on the road for a whole month! I was playing guitar for a band based out of Los Angeles and they asked me to hop in and come play some shows with them. We got to play all over the mid-west and the east coast.

During the days on the long drives I had a mobile hot-spot so I could keep up with the SocialEngine community and at night I got to play a rock show! There was a lot of sleeping on couches and driving long distances, but I loved it! I got to see new places I’d never been to before like Burlington, Vermont. What a beautiful place! I also got to spend time in cities that I know and love like Chicago and New York. I’m very glad to be home with my friends and family now, but I sure did have a blast when I was out there.” ~Kyle

Once I got back, I found James and he gave me some info while taking me for a walk. I guess it was more a run than a walk. In fact, we raced around a bit before getting ice cream.

“For the past four months, I’ve been biohacking toward reducing knee and back pain. As an avid trail runner, I can’t imagine life not getting on the trails, but the recurring knee pain was making that a reality.

I was listening to a Trail Runner Nation podcast and the discussion about shoes and barefoot running came in regards to pain management. After that, I listened to Freakanomics Podcast episode “These Shoes Are Killing Me!” and it was then that I decided to try going toward zero drop shoes.

Come to find out, there are two zero drop shoe companies in Boulder, Zero Shoes and Lems. I bought a Zero Shoe sandal and started slowly walking around in them. In just four months, I’m able to run a local trail in Boulder, called Mt. Sanitas, wearing just the Zero sandals. My knee pain is gone, my feet are reconnecting me to the ground and the world around me in ways I never expected.” ~James

Pretty neat right? Donna was brushing my fur and told me that her daughter is making a cool app that should be in the Apple store soon. As her daughter has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism, this app is geared towards those in the autism spectrum.

“ASD Journal is a guided journal app, geared toward helping people on the Autism spectrum (as well as others) work through and process things that would normally be difficult, whether it be emotions, significant events, sensory issues, triggers, or a combination of these.

The app guides the user through this process with a series of questions, followed by plenty of space in scrollable text boxes to write any thoughts that apply. This can be especially helpful before, during, or after a shutdown/meltdown, when communication and rational thought can often be inhibited and thoughts tend to be disorganized and frantic.” ~Donna

Another very cool update from some members of our team.  We’ll keep you updated on our team members from time to time. For now, this is your buddy Spencer signing off.

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