A Recap of Platform News for the Week Ending July 7, 2017

Not much to report in this week’s roundup. Joomla v3.7.3 update address bugs and security concerns. PeepSo gives its users the ability to use Facebook-like targeted ads and SocialEngine’s new mascot gets a name.

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Introducing SocialEngine’s Mascot Spencer W. Ebligo

Published on July 7, 2017

The SocialEngine team would like to introduce you to our new mascot, Spencer W. Ebligo. We had tremendous response for the naming campaign and are so appreciative of everyone that participated. With all of the creative names that were submitted, we felt that Spencer was the best choice and suits his personality perfectly.

The five runner up names were:

Skeeter Esquire
Soul Elektra
Stewie Edison
Sax W. Ebligo
Saidi Edrick

Congratulations both to the winner and all the runners up who have some great prizes coming their way! In appreciation for the time everyone took to send qualifying names, we’re also giving a 10% discount on a SocialEngine license to anyone that participated with qualifying entries. In addition to that, SocialEngineSolutions is giving a 30% discount on any products purchased from them. Full details about this surprise consolation prize is coming in emails to those that qualified…

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Joomla! 3.7.3 Release

Published on July 4, 2017

Joomla! 3.7.3 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla! which includes security vulnerabilities and over 230 bug fixes and improvements. We strongly recommend that you update your sites immediately.

What’s in 3.7.3?

Joomla! 3.7.3 is released to address security issues as well as several bugs.
Security Issues Fixed

Core – Information Disclosure (affecting Joomla 1.7.3-3.7.2) More information »
Core – XSS Vulnerability (affecting Joomla 1.7.3-3.7.2) More information »
Core – XSS Vulnerability (affecting Joomla 1.5.0-3.6.5) More information »
Visit the Security Centre for More information »
Bug Fixes

Calendar fixes #16794
Fix frontend menus of menu type “main” or “menu” and backend main menu #16577
Tags: Respect Browser Page Title in view Tagged Items…

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WordPress

The Month in WordPress: June 2017

Published on July 3, 2017

We’re starting a new regular feature on this blog today. We’d like to keep everyone up-to-date about the happenings all across the WordPress open source project and highlight how you can get involved, so we’ll be posting a roundup of all the major WordPress news at the end of every month.

Aside from other general news, the three big events in June were the release of WordPress 4.8, WordCamp Europe 2017, and the WordPress Community Summit. Read on to hear more about these as well as other interesting stories from around the WordPress world…

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Monetizing your community is a hard task. It requires a lot of time, dedication and most often than not doesn’t work out the way you want it to. It can be dictated by various factors. All in all, it’s not an easy task.
Generic Ads Are Bad
Generic ads are bad and they should feel bad about themselves. Sending out a generic ad is like handing out flyers in the street. Most of them will end up as trash because people are in most NOT interested in whatever is being advertised.

If only there was a way of knowing what those people like, what interests they have, what is their age, gender, occupation etc. Then handing out flyers only to those people who might be interested will have a much higher conversion rate…

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