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BuddyPress 2.3.0 Moves One Step Closer to Official Release

BuddyPress 2.3.0 will deliver some exciting new features with my favorite being the completely redesigned "Avatar Upload User Interface. We're not just talking about...

Platform Roundup – Week Ending 06/09/2017 in Review

This week's roundup features a couple version updates and feature releases/improvements. WordPress 4.8 officially released. PeepSo v1.8.1 now available for download. Jamroom introduces new eCommerce modules and phpFox releases a new instant messaging app.


In this week’s roundup - mooSocial releases its first update in six months and it's packed full of improvements and bug fixes. phpFox release Neutron 4.5 beta. WordPress 4.7 moves to beta 3. PeepSo pleads for help with translations and SocialEngine PHP takes home the award (again) for "Best Social Network Software".

Jamroom 6 Now Available

Two months of rigorous beta testing is over. Jamroom v6 has been unveiled and there are tons of improvements...we're talking about a whole new generation after all. Hey, my guess is this initial release is just the tip of the iceberg. Jamroom has made some amazing improvements over the past several months and there is no sign of a slowing momentum.

Platform Roundup – Week Ending 06/30/2017 in Review

In this week's roundup - BuddyPress 2.9.0 moves to beta 2. Ning continues to impress its users, announces the release of analytics for both versions of their platform. JomSocial gives another preview of what's to come in v4.4 and SocialEngine offers thousands in prizes to name their newly unveiled mascot. 

Platform Roundup – Week Ending 08/04/2017 in Review

In this week's roundup - Ning implements SSL Certificate feature for users of 3.0 networks using .ning.com domains. SocialEngine and JomSocial gives us a sneak peak at their new standard themes. WordPress 4.8.1 and BuddyPress 2.9.0 – ‘La Lombarda’ are now available for download.


StackIdeas announced the release of EasySocial 2.0 Alpha and it's looking pretty good. More news from StackIdeas and this one is good for the users of the popular "comments extension" for Joomla - Komento. The free version of this extension will be laid to rest. This week's roundup also feature releases from Drupal, Elgg and BuddyPress.

Platform Roundup – Week Ending 06/17/2016 in Review

A Recap of Platform News for the Week Ending June 17, 2016 EasySocial and JoomForest Connecto Published on June 13, 2016 Stack Ideas is yet again privilege...

Platform Roundup – Week Ending 06/16/2017 in Review

In this week's roundup - JomSocial  gives sneak peek of some of the goodies we can expect in their next major release. Ning extends "Groups" and "Events" to the once doomed 2.0 Mini plan at no cost. Also in this week's roundup - news from Jamroom, phpFox and Community Builder. 

Platform Roundup – Week Ending 12/30/2016 in Review

This week’s roundup is the last of 2016. Not much to report. mooSocial v2.5.1 release features multiple bug fixes and improvements. phpFox v4.5.0 Build 3 and Elgg v2.3.0 now available.

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Platform Roundup – Week Ending 08/11/2017 in Review

In this week's roundup - SocialEngine announces roadmap for v4.10. PeepSo v1.8.4 released. This version of PeepSo brings with it "Forntend Blog Posts Submission". StackIdeas releases stable version of EasyArticles and is SocialGo attempting to make a comeback?