A Recap of Platform News for the Week Ending July 28, 2017

Updates is the name of the game in this week’s roundup – PeepSo 1.8.3 is out. SocialEngine PHP v4.9.3 comes loaded with bug fixes. Joomla 3.7.4 is now available for download and StackIdeas have updates available for all of their plugins.

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PeepSo 1.8.3 Is Out!

Published on July 24, 2017

PeepSo 1.8.3 has just been released. With it a bunch of new features and improvements to existing plugins. Of course, this release was preceded by the release of PeepSo – Advanced Ads Integration Plugin that allows you to monetize your community in a totally new and unseen way in the WordPress world. Go check it out if you haven’t already it’s simply awesome!
New in 1.8.3
User cover on PeepSo Profile Widget. It makes all the difference, shows the users their cover right on the widget. It’s more visually stimulating and gives your users an even more personal feel to Your Community. You can enable it by going to the backend of your site > Appearance > Widgets and edit the PeepSo Profile Widget’s settings.
PeepSo Profile Widget with Cover Image
Create a Poll
Change Vote On a Poll
Polls Configuration
Add Users to Groups
Group invitations was something introduced quite some time ago, but it wasn’t enough for some communities. We’ve been asked a lot about the possibility to simply add users to a group so with this release admins get the possibility to add users to groups and not just send them invitations. You can decide whether to allow users to be invited or added to groups.
Group deletion in the backend
A much asked for feature was added to this release. The ability to change your vote in a poll. Of course as an admin you can decide whether…

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Drupal.org Privacy Policy Update – July 2017

Published on July 25, 2017

The Drupal.org Terms of Service, Digital Advertising Policy, and Privacy Policy are reviewed on a quarterly basis and updated (if needed) based on community feedback and as the technology used on Drupal.org evolves.

Our last update to the privacy policy was in December of 2015.

Today we’ve made the following update, to reflect the upcoming addition of ReCaptcha as a supplement to—and eventual replacement for—Mollom anti-spam protection (which is approaching end-of-life).

Privacy Policy updates:

Section: “Service Providers and Partners”

Added: “We use ReCaptcha for spam detection and prevention. When you register an account or complete a form on Drupal.org, you accept the ReCaptcha terms of service and privacy policy.”…

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Updates Available For All Products

Published on July 25, 2017

This isn’t a progress update of EasySocial 2.1 yet but we have some quick maintenance update across all of our Joomla extensions. These releases has some minor features added and addresses mostly minor bug fixes, while some critical issues reported in EasySocial.

Upgrade Steps

Updating to the latest version should be pretty easy and straightforward as there are two ways to update:

Head over to your dashboard to get hold of these updates and install it just like how you have initially installed the extension. Rest assured that your data will remain intact.

Or you could hit the Update button at the back-end of each extensions respectively and proceed with the upgrade process. Do take note that it is important to follow the steps through…

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SocialEngine PHP

SocialEngine PHP 4.9.3 Release

Published on July 26, 2017


Hot off the presses, SocialEngine PHP 4.9.3! This minor release addresses some issues that were reported by clients in our Github along with a few issues our staff found during further testing. We’ve also included some minor improvements to current features.

Designers will be thrilled as we’ve added support so the main layout can be edited allowing much greater flexibility in themes. This will check if default.tpl exists and if it does, it will load the layout from there. Additionally, if a ‘head.tpl’ exists they can add additional data to the sites <head></head>.

Fixed Issues or Improvements Made:

Fixed – all remaining privacy issues for each SocialEngine official plugin.
Fixed – Zend_Form_Exception: Form elements auth_view and auth_comment have the same order.
Fixed – banned IP not deleted from database when deleted in admin.
Fixed – mail Templates: Post on Profile does not use updated [footer] template.
Fixed – if no subscription plans exist, Admin can still allow users to select on registration.
Fixed – ad campaigns not working when no network is chosen.
Fixed – undefined variable and undefined index for photo albums.
Fixed – private profile shows photo and name.
Fixed – page title not changing for multi-language translations.
Fixed – error for core plugins (albums, blog, polls, etc) when no privacy is selected for member levels…

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Joomla! 3.7.4 Release

Published on July 26, 2017

Joomla! 3.7.4 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla! which includes two security vulnerability fixes and over 50 bug fixes and improvements. We strongly recommend that you update your sites immediately.

What’s in 3.7.4?

Joomla! 3.7.4 is released to address security issues as well as several bugs.
Security Issues Fixed

Core – Installer: Lack of Ownership Verification (affecting Joomla! 1.0.0 through Joomla! 3.7.3) More information »
Core – XSS Vulnerability (affecting Joomla! 1.5.0 through Joomla! 3.7.3) More information »
Visit the Security Centre for more information.
Bug Fixes

Fatal error for PHP 5.3 and a multilanguage site #16966
Multilingual com_tags getting wrong language cookie #17084
Post installation message: Wrong php detection #16964
com_contact address is no longer displayed #16971
Visit GitHub for the full list of bug fixes.
Please see the documentation wiki for FAQs regarding the 3.7.4 release…

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Some Updates On EasySocial 2.1

Published on July 28, 2017

We have been working really hard for the past quarter juggling between EasyArticles and EasySocial 2.1. As promised from my comments earlier, I took some time off to prepare this blog post and share with you the progress update for EasySocial 2.1. This is just the first part as 2.1 will be a feature beast 🙂


Activity Stream Reactions
When we first introduced reactions in EasyBlog 5.1, it was widely used on many sites. That in itself was a great success for us in terms of having people adopt reactions for their blogs. Seeing the potential of reacting to activities on a site, we decided to push this into EasySocial. With reactions, it also adds “human emotions” to your activity streams.

Editing Rich Media Stream

Rich Media Activity Stream
In EasySocial 2.0, it was only possible to edit text updates. It was doing fine but we start to realize the annoyance with the inability to edit rich media activity streams. Users will now have a better control of their rich media activity stream, and that includes the ability to edit them…

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