Hey community builders,
We got a lot of great feedback on our recent SocialEngine PHP 4.7 release. We found that some people encountered issues with the new TinyMCE editor in the Blogs plugin, which made it hard for end-users to post photos.
We heard you guys loud and clear and have been working on a patch. Today we have released an update for our Blogs Plugins (v4.7.1) which restores the file upload functionality in TinyMCE. You can download the free update from your client dashboard. The update comes with setup instructions and should be very easy to install. Thanks again to all of you that are helping us make SocialEngine better every day.
Another developer spotlight for everyone! This interview features NuSoft, the creators of the popular SE PHP video chat service, AVChat.
And now, the blog post you’ve all been waiting for!
About a month ago we asked you to send in your questions for our head developer to answer and you did not disappoint. We received tons of questions spanning many different topics and have spent the past couple weeks sifting though and picking out a few that John will answer today.
So without any further ado, take it away John:
1) When will you release a new version of SE PHP? And do you plan to continue working on it and releasing monthly updates like before?
We just released version 4.7 on November 5th. You can see our blog post on this here, which includes a list of the fixes and improvements. We plan on on releasing new improvements on a regular basis!
Our friends over at NuSoft wrote a great article on how to build a paid Video Chat Membership site and we thought you’d like to hear about it too!
Take it away George…
How to Build a Paid Video Chat Membership Website with SocialEngine 4, AVChat 3 and PayPal
by george on October 18, 2013.
In this tutorial I will show you how to setup AVChat and SocialEngine in order to build a paid membership website with 2 member levels where the video chat is a big part of it.
AVChat 3, when used with the Integration Kit for SocialEngine 4, has many options that allows you to differentiate a non paying member from a paying member by limiting access to some AVChat premium features or to the entire chat and encourage non paying members to upgrade. When configured properly this will substantially grow the subscription revenues for your website. continue reading
Good news everyone! We’ve released a significant update to SocialEngine PHP that includes an array of bug fixes and many other improvements. Here’s a partial list:
- Upgraded TinyMCE from v3 to v4
- Added support for HTML5 notifications for chat messages (all major browsers)
- Fixed some broken translation phrases
- Optimized image files and other static assets for faster loading
- Fixed the quote button on the Group plugin
- Fixed the number of entries allowed for in the Blog plugin member settings
- Fixed a variety of bugs that were causing fatal errors for installations running on PHP 5.4+ in strict mode.
- Fixed a problem with people not showing up in members’ buddy lists within the Chat plugin
- Improved compatibility for link previews in feed posts
SocialEngine clients can grab the new SE PHP 4.7 code from the client area. Remember to make a *complete* backup of your installation before performing an upgrade. If you’ve made significant custom changes to your source code, remember that they could pose problems during the upgrade process, so enlist a developer to help you if you’re not comfortable with the process yourself.
We have many more SE PHP improvements coming in the pipeline and will be returning to a regular (and more frequent) release schedule. I’ll follow up with another blog entry detailing the next round of improvements and new features to come to SE PHP.
Happy community building!
This developer spotlight features WebHive, an experienced development team for SocialEngine. They provide customization services as well as plugins for the SocialEngine community. Let’s get started!
A little while ago we sent out a tweet to you guys letting you know that we were in the running for CMS Critic‘s People’s Choice Award for Best Social Networking Solution. The turnout was absolutely fantastic and we ended up winning!
Check out the full article here.
We wanted to thank CMS Critic for letting us compete and most importantly all of our supporters for voting for us! This wouldn’t have been possible without your support!
With the advent of on-demand ride sharing services like Lyft or Uber, it only makes sense that the next logical extension of this revolution in transportation would extend to to the skies. SurfAir is truly one of the most intriguing companies that I have run across in recent years offering a monthly subscription service for unlimited air travel certain destinations. I got to chat with Matthew over at SurfAir recently about what they are up to and how they are using SocialEngine.
For those out there who haven’t heard of you guys, what service does SurfAir provide?
Surf Air is an all-you-can-fly membership airline. We fly through private air terminals, which saves an average of 4 hours on a round trip flight.
Hello, SocialEngine fans. This blog post brings back our Ask John spotlights, which highlights questions from you, our community, for our lead developer, John. For anyone who doesn’t know, John is the lead architect behind both SE Cloud and SE PHP. He knows the source code and everything else inside and out, so we’re opening up his knowledge to your questions. Please leave a comment with your question for John, or scan through comments after people start to share so you can upvote any comment you would like John to answer. Once we gather enough questions, we’ll write up a new post featuring your questions with John’s answers. Feel free to ask John anything related to our products. Questions in the past included ideal settings for caching, using Linux versus Windows, and Mootools versus Jquery. We’ll consider all types of questions, so go ahead and submit what’s on your mind. This is your chance to pick the brain of our lead developer, so jump in the comments and get started!