Setting Up a Local Development Environment

Hello everyone! I’ve been hearing a lot of requests to explain what kind of IDE and environment we use for local development. In house, we all agreed to use Netbeans IDE (http://netbeans.org/features/php/). This has great SVN support and works well with the Zend Framework. I will go over setting up a SocialEngine project below. Depending… Continue reading Setting Up a Local Development Environment

Tips and Tutorials: Photo Tutorials on Facebook

We want to let everyone know about the photo albums we’ve been posting on our Facebook Page. Give us a “Like”, if you haven’t already, and check out the links below for helpful screenshots and documentation. We’ll be posting more photo tutorials on Facebook, so be sure to check in from time to time! Membership… Continue reading Tips and Tutorials: Photo Tutorials on Facebook

Tips & Tutorials: How to Monetize Your Community

During development of your SocialEngine site you may wonder, how do I monetize my Social Network? For some, monetization simply means covering the costs of the niche Social Network they have built, and for others the goal is to grow into a profitable business. Here are some key features you may find with SocialEngine that… Continue reading Tips & Tutorials: How to Monetize Your Community

Wanted: Import Scripts, Plus New Tutorials for Developers

To our utmost delight, we’ve been seeing lots of requests from people who have existing communities but want to switch to SE. Based on the volume of these requests, we know that there’s a real market opportunity for some third-party developers to produce and sell these import scripts. Make sure to let us know if… Continue reading Wanted: Import Scripts, Plus New Tutorials for Developers

Tutorial: Adding your header/footer

Everyone, We know that giving your community a unique look is an absolute priority. We built the Layout Editor in SocialEngine 4 to make this easy. Still, we’re getting a lot of questions about how this can be done, so we wrote a tutorial to help guide anyone with questions about it. I hope this… Continue reading Tutorial: Adding your header/footer

Installing Google Analytics

Hi everyone, We’ve been getting a lot of questions about Google Analytics, namely how it can be easily installed on a SocialEngine website. I’ve created a knowledgebase article with specific instructions for those of you that would like to do this. The article should also give you some ideas on how to use SE4’s Layout… Continue reading Installing Google Analytics

SE4 Public Beta, Ning Import Script

The SocialEngine 4 public beta has been set for release May 12, or in about 2 weeks. The release will be available to all SocialEngine clients and anyone is welcome to help test the new platform at that point. This will also give developers a chance to familiarize themselves with the new codebase as we… Continue reading SE4 Public Beta, Ning Import Script

phpFoX Importer Released

Over the past couple months we’ve been receiving an overwhelming number of requests from customers wanting to switch over to SocialEngine from phpFoX: “I am currently running phpfox and am having massive problems with it.” “phpFoX is impossible to work with – any way to switch over to SocialEngine?” “Do you guys have any way… Continue reading phpFoX Importer Released