A Recap of Platform News for the Week Ending November 2, 2016

Jamroom sees first major update in three years with the release of Jamroom v6. SSL Certificates may be necessary to run a WordPress installation in the very near future. SocialEngine provides details on their newly launched marketplace.

SocialEngine PHP

New E-Commerce Marketplace Details

Published on November 28, 2016

Hello Everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Over the past couple days we have received a few questions so we wanted to take some time to provide a bit more detail regarding the new E-Commerce Certified Marketplace.

Marketplace Reasoning

When we purchased SocialEngine one thing became very clearly right off the bat, we need a certification process for 3rd party add-ons. Our developers were bogged down in support requests from individuals running SocialEngine PHP with multiple add-ons. These add-ons had made it to the store without any sort of screening process making it impossible for us to provide any kind of meaningful support. We couldn’t focus on the core product due to the high volume of support needs trying to identify if the problem was a core problem or one due to add-ons…Read More

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Jamroom

Jamroom 6 And A Holiday Special!

Published on November 28, 2016

After 2 solid months of beta testing, we are excited to finally take the wraps off of the Jamroom 6 Beta!

As a team we’ve been working really hard since summer to make sure Jamroom 6 provides the foundation we need for the next several years of Jamroom. There have been quite a few “ups and downs” along the way, but it feels great to finally get Jamroom 6 into everyone’s hands.

We want to thank everyone for your patience while we worked through A LOT of issues during the beta – more than we anticipated to be 100% honest. The Timeline updates alone ended up being much, much more work than we had planned when we were putting together our Jamroom 6 TODO list. It’s all been worth it however, as going forward we have a lot more flexibility in key areas of Jamroom that we will be able to take advantage of over the coming months…Read More

Jamroom Hosting Updates

Published on November 29, 2016

A Quick post about some recent Hosting changes and updates:

PHP7 is now available

We are now supporting PHP7 for Jamroom Hosted servers. PHP7 is an impressive server upgrade for a Jamroom site and can really help speed things up. We can upgrade your Jamroom Hosted server to PHP7 at the click of a button, so if you would like to upgrade let us know and we’ll get your site updated for you. Jamroom is 100% compatible with PHP7, so everything will just be a bit FASTER after we upgrade your server. There’s no downtime involved, so it’s quick and easy…Read More

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WordPress

Moving Toward SSL

Published on December 1, 2016

We’re at a turning point: 2017 is going to be the year that we’re going to see features in WordPress which require hosts to have HTTPS available. Just as JavaScript is a near necessity for smoother user experiences and more modern PHP versions are critical for performance, SSL just makes sense as the next hurdle our users are going to face.

SSL basically means the link between your browser and the server is encrypted. SSL used to be difficult to implement, and often expensive or slow. Modern browsers, and the incredible success of projects like Let’s Encrypt have made getting a certificate to secure your site fast, free…Read More