SocialEngine PHP 4.9.0 and Third Party Products
The release of new SE version with php 7 support made a lot of website owners want to upgrade asap.http://blog.socialengine.com/2017/04/17/socialengine-php-4-9-0-and-third-party-products/
While it's a good idea to still to php7 it's important to run any upgrade procedures on a separate sandbox installation. To make sure live server update will run without any issues. It's important to check if every plugin is php 7 compatible and supports SE 4.9.0
I have a couple of suggestions how to make this process easier for community owners and hope SocialEngine team will support me here.
1. There should be SE version filter at the official Marketplace. All listings have SE version number in them. There will be dozens of plugins not working with newest SE for quite some time, but fully workable with prev. versions. There should be an easy way to differentiate them.
2. Plugin review process should include the version check. Currently some plugins have SE 4.9.9 or 4.x mentioned as version support, which is a false information.
3. Field "VERSION TESTED
" should not be a free field but a drop-down to select the latest version plugin was tested with. To make filtering more efficient.
PS. WebHive team is currently working on the release of plugin updates and we will announce when new releases are ready.