Platform Roundup – Week Ending 05/19/2017 in Review


A Recap of Platform News for the Week Ending January 6, 2017

In this week’s roundup – SocialEngine releases another bug squashing update…SE PHP v4.9.2 now available. Joomla updated to v3.7.1 to address security concerns. Minor updates also released for WordPress and Elgg.

SocialEngine PHP

SocialEngine PHP 4.9.2 Release

Published on May 17, 2017


We’re back with another release, SocialEngine PHP 4.9.2! This minor release addresses some issues that were reported by clients in our Github and also that our staff found during further testing. We’ve also included some minor improvements to current features. Please be sure to read the special instructions below before upgrading.

Fixed Issues or Improvements Made:

Fixed issue with privacy for video browse and videos on profile similar to the photo privacy fixed for 4.9.1.
Fixed privacy issue for Email being passed in verification URL. (Fixes #493)
Fixed issue where privacy options were not showing on the user profile. (Fixes #713 )
Fixed spelling error on the performance caching overview page. (Fixes #694)
Fixed TinyMCE editor formatting issue in announcements. (Fixes #669)…

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New Apps and Themes in April 2017

Published on May 16, 2017

We all know that having 3rd party apps in your site make it looks more stunning and well-functioned when it comes to performance. Our 3rd party developers are continuously adding new apps and themes in our store. Let’s have a quick look back about some new apps and themes in April 2017

1. Advanced Mail by FoxExpert –…


Replace core private messages with live chat like facebook
Add Stickers, WebCamera photo and voice records into messages
We use standard attachments, which allow adding pictures, files and etc media to message
Sound notification about a new message like facebook, Ability to change the color of messages.
Mobile responsive (we create a special design for the mobile great view!)
Different options like poke, block user, report user, see user profile in information…

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Updates Available For Our Joomla Extensions

Published on May 18, 2017

We spent the week addressing minor teething issues and including several new functionality across all of our extensions. I would also like to take this opportunity to stress out that if you are still on Joomla 3.7.0, please update immediately! I have been troubleshooting several sites and noticed that some of these sites are still running on Joomla 3.7.0.

In case you missed out on the announcement that was posted yesterday, the release of Joomla 3.7.1 addresses a critical security vulnerability and several other bug fixes.

There are quite a number of changes for me to pen these changes on the post but I have cherry picked some of these new cool functionality below:

Komento 3.0.6

The last update for Komento was published on 2nd of March 2017 and it has been pretty stable since then. There are some minor annoying issues and some new features which we have thrown in. Some of…

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Joomla! 3.7.1 Release

Published on May 17, 2017

Joomla! 3.7.1 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla! which addresses one critical security vulnerability and several bug fixes. We strongly recommend that you update your sites immediately.

This release only contains security and bug fixes; no other changes have been made compared to the Joomla! 3.7.0 release.
What’s in 3.7.1?

Joomla! 3.7.1 is released to address a critical security issue as well as several bugs.
Security Issues Fixed

High Priority – Core – SQL Injection (affecting Joomla! 3.7.0) More information »
Bug Fixes

Fixed attribute checks in the new calendar #15573
Inject the JInput dependency into the session handler #15605
Fix b/c break in JMenuItem #15553
Fix article ordering in the backend #15655…

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WordPress 4.7.5 Security and Maintenance Release

Published on May 16, 2017

WordPress 4.7.5 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.

WordPress versions 4.7.4 and earlier are affected by six security issues:

Insufficient redirect validation in the HTTP class. Reported by Ronni Skansing.
Improper handling of post meta data values in the XML-RPC API. Reported by Sam Thomas.
Lack of capability checks for post meta data in the XML-RPC API. Reported by Ben Bidner of the WordPress Security Team.
A Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability was discovered in the filesystem credentials dialog. Reported by Yorick Koster.
A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability was discovered when attempting to upload very large files. Reported by Ronni Skansing…

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Elgg 1.12.16 and 2.3.3 released

Published on May 15, 2017

Bugfix release 1.12.16 and 2.3.3 is now available for download


Steve Clay (9)
Jerôme Bakker (4)
iionly (2)

ajax: normalize code whitespace (e8437621)
Bug Fixes

db: warn devs about sanitizing array values (0e7347b8, closes #10921)
discussions: ajax reply form is again a textarea (cb77158b, closes #10936)
forms: no label but normal text styling for checkboxes and radio input field options text (9fdaefeb)
groups: group activity widget can be added as default dashboard widget again without…

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