SocialEngine PHP 4.8 Released


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This week, SocialEngine PHP received a number of updates and big fixes, as version 4.8 was released.

SocialEngine is a social networking platform which lets you build a social website or online community. For a more detailed look at the platform, be sure to check out our SocialEngine review.

Separate from SocialEngine Cloud, SocialEngine PHP is the non-hosted version of SocialEngine, which gives you a simple, unbranded network that you can customize in any way. It allows you the freedom to maintain fine-grained control over all aspects of your site and content.

Version 4.8 brings about five core changes, which are:

  • Option to hide subscription plans for users after they sign up
  • Upgraded Zend Framework to v1.12.3
  • Improved the robustness of the email queue
  • Improved compatibility with older FFMpeg versions
  • Added bot sign-up mitigation

Furthermore, SocialEngine have also made a long list of bug fixes relating to poll searching, PayPal payment gateway testing, forum quote buttons, ReCaptcha for SSL and sign ins, along with much more.

SocialEngine users can grab the new version from the client area. Although, SocialEngine have made it a point to remind users that they should make a complete backup of their installation before performing an upgrade.

Also, significant custom changes which you may have made to your source code may pose problems during the upgrade process. If which case, SocialEngine also encourage users to enlist a developer to help you if you’re not comfortable with the process yourself.

For a full list of bug fixes, and the official 4.8 version release notes, visit the SocialEngine website

Additionally, you can learn more about SocialEngine via our CMS Directory.


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