Sieg
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      Donna If you don't want to have both, you don't have to. You could just use the amazon for the user file storage.

      You could try cloudflare for speeding the site static files. I use it on mine. I haven't tried the extra caching as it could cause issues with other functions. Might be worth testing. Cloudflare is free.
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      Gabry Hello , before checking with monitor , flush your redis cache redis-cli FLUSHALL ... then command redis-cli MONITOR to see if redis works or not ... for me is working good , i can see activity from website in real time ... remember to close monitor after this as is eating a lot of resources.PS: remember also to start or restart your redis server , maybe is not working that;s way you can;t see anything.
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    Big and Professional Websites that use Social Engine
    Hello,

    I was browsing the new marketplace and noticed that there are some showcases in some third party developers profiles.

    As I am curious I visited some of these websites and most seems not to be much active or have a professional look, what is a bit ironic because if you are displaying a website in your portfolio is because you believe that is a impressive work.

    So I would like to ask if anyone knows a really big website that use Social Engine? I am really curious to see what a well stablished Social Engine website can do.

    Note: To my surprise my site is in the portfolio of one of the developers :D
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      PoeticJustice I use my social engine completely different to how others use it.
      Users log on daily, loads concurrent users.

      Its all about staggering functions such as plugins, you need to drip feed to keep members interested.

      Then focus and advertise about being a social network once you have over 250 members.

      I have quiet alot of members, but the site is not really open to anyone.

      But i would not personally showcase, nor do i expect big sites using SE to showcase.
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      Donna I've got some in a list but need to verify if we can post them.I'll see tomorrow.
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      Donna https://www.socialengine.com/ There are some sites there and some corporations listed that use SE. Some such as Apple, Nasa, etc are very recognizable.
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    How to make a activity not be commentable
    Hello,

    I have a facing a design problem that I would like to share with the community.

    By default all activities in the feed can be liked, commented and shared, but some activities doesnt make sense to be commented by example.

    Just to ilustrate lets take the create topic and reply topic as a example. When someone create or reply a topic in forum a activity is created with "someone create a new topic". Considering that the objetive of a topic is to structure the discussion in the forum doesnt make sense people be allowed to comment in this type of content.

    I noticed that there is a column in the database called "comment" but when i change this value to anything different from the default the Social Engine hide not only the comment button, but also the like button.

    There is any way to hide only the comment button in these situations?
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      Donna Made some progress. Now, if someone comments on a forum item in the feed, it shows a default error but that's not ideal as it could confuse them.
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      Donna I'll have to test further as the default settings for Activity Feed Item Type Settings are for the forum creation not to post to the main feed. Unless you mean on the profile feed too.
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    Any Store Plugin with Watermark for Digital Products?
    Hello,

    I am looking for a store plugin to create a are and sell PDFs however both plugins that are avaliables in the marketplace (one from SEAO e another from Hire-Experts) doesnt have a  feature to "watermark" this type of files.

    The watermark is important to help me to block users that are distributing pirated products. I know that this is not a simple fight, but I need to offer at least this feature to other publisher be interested in to sell products.

     Someone know another store plugin that has this type of feature?

    Thanks,
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      Donna I should have searched the marketplace first. I see there is one that has this feature already, https://www.socialengine.com/marketplace/app/advanced-photos-albums-plugin .
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      Donna This would be a great feature for one of them to include. Were they not interested in adding it to their product? I think it would help them sell.
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    Where Profile Privacy is Stored?
    Hello,

    I need to mass update the profile privacy from my users however I couldnt identify where this information is stored.

    The information in question is avaliable in the admincp in this area: admin/authorization/level/edit/id/x

    There are two options one related with privacy view (who can see the profile) and other about who can comment the profile. I need to make a update to change this setting to all existing profiles however I couldnt figure out what table store this information.

    Thanks
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      Donna Hi Leandro,

      Check the table engine4_authorization_permissions for Type = user and Name = auth_view and auth_comment for the member level ID that you want to change.
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    Younetco Wiki - A example of bad third party development standard
    I already opened a discussion about the lack of development standards among SE developers. Recently I brought the Younetco wiki a plugin that costs USD 89 and to my surprise the plugin is missing several things. Just to start the plugin doesn't have support to description in the activity feed, so when you create a Wiki in the feed only the title and the image appear. This doesn't make any sense.

    Beyond this the layout of the plugin is completly different what make CSS rules from default themes from SE can't work fine.
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      Gabry I also had bad business with this guy's.The worst thing that they make is that they launch for example the plugin "Music" and after 3 months they don't update it anymore and they launch another music plugin called "Advanced music" and so one ..so we are forced to buy the next plugin as they don't update anymore the first one. Why they don't transform the first "Music" plugin in "Advanced music" so the customers that bought it to be able to continue using it or at least give it for free to the customers that bought the first "Music" plugin as an update. That means they want only money and not care about customers.
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      Donna Hi [862,Leandro Rocha],

      Thank you for your post and thoughtful feedback.

      We understand your concerns regarding YouNet as they were part of our marketplace in the past. During the expert approval process for our new marketplace, several factors were weighed. In regards to this developer, a decision not to approve their Expert profile was made based on client feedback and other concerns.

      Some of you may also be aware of posts in various forums regarding YouNet owning or partnering with one of our competitors. As we were able to confirm such associations, we felt it contrary to SocialEngine interests to have a direct competitor as an Expert in our marketplace.
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    Why Sometimes Share a Link Dont Fetch a Image?
    Hello,

    I already noticed this happening, however I couldnt figure out why sometimes the activity feed doesnt fetch a image.

    Lets use this link as an example:

    https://www.catarse.me/rastro_de_cthulhu?ref=home_score&project_id=33931&project_user_id=530177

    I shared this link in my website and no thumbnail was generated. I thought that this was caused due small images in the link destiny, however if you visit the link above you will see that there are several images.

    So I am curious about why sometimes the system doesnt fetch any image. I shared the same link in the facebook and the system fetched a image.
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      Donna I have had this same issue in other scripts. I believe it was due to the og: image on the site being shared but it's been a while since I've looked into it.
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    Update Plugin Process
    Hello,

    Today I noticed a small problem that can explain some issues that my website have.

    Two months ago I opened a support ticket for a developer to fix a problem. The developer fixed the issue and several other updates were launched and I update in my website using the developer core plugin (note below). Today I decided to reupload the plugin and during the installation process, the system identified differences between my system files and the uploaded files.

    To my surprise the difference include the fix of my plugin (in thesis the developer fixed in my website and never included in their package), but the big point is that since I updated previsously the plugin this fix should be overwrited before.

    The developer core plugin has a routine that directly install the last version without the necessity of download and upload. I am thinking that maybe the developer plugin is ignoring when it notice a difference between files. Someone already had a similar experience?
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    How to remove a media link?
    Hello,

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1Vh7_gHrCMHTldZeFNZcHpQNXM

    As you can see in the image I have two videos links. Probably the first was created by a plugin that I neither use anymore, however it still in my website and I would like remove it. Anyone knows where this information is stored?

    As Social Engine frequently store links in database I think that this link still in some table that I couldnt identify. Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks
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      Donna Would you please contact our support to look at this issue for you? Our team will need your website details to check. Please submit a ticket from your client area.
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      Donna I would first suggest to search for your plugins and fully remove the one you don't need (backup the site first or check on a development clone). It is possibly creating that extra menu or, perhaps one you currently use is also using the default SE phrases. You could also try hiding the extra menu by using CSS. I had asked a team member and those are the things he suggested.
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    Any Wiki and Site Tour Plugin?
    Hello,

    I am looking for a wiki and a site tour (guide) plugin. From all developers that I know, younetco seems the unique that has both plugins, however since they didnt until now put their products in the marketplace I am a bit afraid about their company health.

    Anyone has a good suggestion?

    Thanks
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      Donna This says it can be used for wiki, https://www.socialengine.com/marketplace/app/cms-custom-page-plugin though I've not tried it so you would want to ask them how it would work and maybe ask for a demo of it as a wiki.

      I didn't see a tour yet.
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      Sieg I forgot to say that I cant use the default SE Blog or another article/blog plugin as a Wiki because the texts that I need to work are really huge with some hundreds pages of info. I considered to break this content in chapter and this is the reason why I am looking for a Wiki plugin, since it normally allow to create child wikis.
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    Cant Access Layout Editor after upgrade to version 4.8.13
    Hello,

    I upgrade my website today to version 4.8.13, but since I this I cant access the layout editor (site.com/admin/content).

    Everytime that I try to access the page I receive the following:

    We're sorry!

    We are currently experiencing some technical issues. Please try again or report this to your site administrator using the contact form.
    Administrator: Please check the error log in your admin panel for more information regarding this error.
    Error Code: 2521e2


    exception 'Exception' with message 'page failed validation
    check' in /home/site/public_html/application/modules/Core/controllers/AdminContentController.php:122
    Stack trace:
    #0 /home/site/public_html/application/libraries/Zend/Controller/Action.php(516): Core_AdminContentController->indexAction()
    #1 /home/site/public_html/application/libraries/Zend/Controller/Dispatcher/Standard.php(308): Zend_Controller_Action->dispatch('indexAction')
    #2 /home/site/public_html/application/libraries/Zend/Controller/Front.php(954): Zend_Controller_Dispatcher_Standard->dispatch(Object(Zend_Controller_Request_Http), Object(Zend_Controller_Response_Http))
    #3 /home/site/public_html/application/modules/Core/Bootstrap.php(84): Zend_Controller_Front->dispatch()
    #4 /home/site/public_html/application/libraries/Engine/Application.php(160): Core_Bootstrap->run()
    #5 /home/site/public_html/application/index.php(214): Engine_Application->run()
    #6 /home/site/public_html/index.php(24): include('/home/site/...')
    #7 {main}

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      SocialEngine PHP MGR Hi @leandrotavaresrocha, We've fixed this issue in the release 4.8.13, so, you should not face the same issue after upgrading your site to 4.8.13. Also, no other client has reported this issue so far to be found in 4.8.13 core module. So, please make sure that if this issue is not taking place on your site because of a third party module or widgets belonging to that 3rd party module. You can recheck this issue after disabling the third party plugin if such a 3rd party plugin exists on your site the widgets belonging to which are placed on the page on which the issue has taken place on your site. If the issue gets resolved on disabling the 3rd party plugin, so it confirms that the issue belongs to the plugin itself and you're suggested to contact the developers of that plugin to assist you in resolving this issue. And if the issue still persists after you've disabled the 3rd party plugin, then please submit a support ticket to us for this issue at support@socialengine.com, so we can proceed to look further into this.

      Thanks & Regards!
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    Social Engine Single SSO (Janrain)
    Hello People,


    I have a new challenge that I would like any
    possible sugestion to overcome it, maybe your experience can help me solve this
    more easily.


    I have three websites: two wordpress news portal
    and my social engine community and all are hosted in differents domains (a.com, b.com
    e c.com).


    Users are important to all websites, but each has a different reason. For A users
    are important because there are some areas are avaliable only logged in users can
    access, For B is important because is the community and all visitants need an account and for C is important
    because it is a membership website with required login areas.

    Actually nobody is "talking" with nobody. I have different sets of users for each website and I would like to concentrate all my user registration in only one website to create a unique database of users (b.com) and allow that users login in both others using a SSO.

    After search for a SSO solution I found this:
    http://developers.janrain.com/overview/single-sign-on/single-sign-on-with-social-login/#

    Seems that Janrain has a feature for Single Sign On, however as I am not a developer I am not sure if this can be used with Social Engine and will work as I expect. 

    Someone already tested this feature?
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      Donna I used Janrain on my sites before and liked it. It is integrated with SE PHP and worked fine for my recent update of the tutorial, http://support.socialengine.com/php/customer/en/portal/articles/1638205-admin-panel---settings->-janrain-integration?b_id=14386 . Janrain is free up to I believe 12,000 users using it. That's quite a lot of users since it only counts the ones that actually use it and in most cases, that won't be 100% of your users.
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      Eugene [862,Leandro Rocha]

      We have tested Janrain in past, but none of our clients have used it. As you will rely on a 3rd party service (which is not free to use if I remember correctly).

      Alternatively you can use the following approach (but it will require some programming):
      One of your websites can work as a server for Auth (SE website), other two (WP installations) will need some plugins that will allow to signup/login using account the main website.

      Note, it's not a perfect solution (I can explain possibly flows), but it will make the live of your members easier. And this solution isn't very complex to implement.
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    Addons/Plugins Ideas
    Hello,
    This is a small compendium of plugins idea that I think that is missing on the Social Engine Marketplace, maybe a good developer can use to produce new products. 
    1. An Auto Mail Newsletter: Actually there is just one plugin in the whole marketplace similar to this but since their developer is not answering any email I am not considering. Everybody know how important is to reach users where they are and e-mails are the easiest way to achieve this. An Auto Mail Newsletter work like a weekly (or monthly or daily) newsletter fetching information from different types of content like latest videos, latest photos, latest groups in a certain period of time (like latest x videos from the last week) and sending to users as a e-mail. For a better compatibility this email can work with widgets allowing webmasters to rearrange the information in the e-mail. This is unique plugin that do this, however its design is very poor: http://www.hire-experts.com/social-engine/newsletter-updates-plugin
    2. An Auto SPAM Checker: There is a lot of good spam mail checker in the internet, tools that check if the e-mail used in the registration process is from a know spammer. A plugin that check all users registrations or allow to run a cronjob to check all already registred user would be a great improvement in the fight against spammers.
    3. An Auto Validation Email Checker: Similar as above there are several services that check if the user that is registering is using a valid e-mail. The consequence of a lot of users that will never be activated since the confirmation e-mail point to a invalid place.

    4. First Steps Widget: Sometimes users get lost trying to figure out what to do. A first steps widget have some actions that the users should do and after completed all the widget disappear. A example of actions would include "make x friends", "like x pages", "post x videos", "post x blogs".

    5. Like Button for External Websites: Social Engine is missing a like button to be used by external websites like blogs. This like button should work in similar way of Facebook like button. When someone visit a blog with a button and like it, a box for login is opened to users authetication and after a successful login this item is posted in the user feed as a link. This is a big plugin to build a powerful community around. 

    6. Better Avatar: The default Social Engine avatars are pretty ugly and when a users visit a member area with a lot of blank avatars the first feeling is that nothing is happening. A better avatar plugin would include some auto generated avatars like those that use user name initials in a random color background.




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      gs [862,Leandro Rocha]
      Your post got me re-thinking Addons/Plugin ideas. imho I think it would be helpful to both Site-Admins and Devs if SE offered a section somewhere for just this: Addon/Plugin ideas. Yes, there have been posts here and possibly github, but I'm thinking something more specific and more useful just for this purpose. This could also help crowdfunding/sponsoring an Addon/Plugin. This could also get messy if specs keep being added and features-bloat grows, or if multiple Devs wish to take the project - who 'wins' the customization?

      I think it could also be used for Devs to showcase any unique customizations they've performed. Too many times it seems someone is 'reinventing the wheel'. These may not necessarily be Plugins, but customizations that could easily be adapted to other needs. Simple example: the Event/Ticketing Plugin I'm using doesn't allow 'signups' for an Event once Ticketing is enabled (i.e. at least 1 ticket must be created - not a huge deal, but it forces extra steps on the Event-owner as well as 4-5 steps for a User to 'purchase' a ticket - even if it's free). So, I asked [169,SocialEngineMarket] to create a Signup customization that I can place on any Profile page which is also reusable. The point is, someone else might be able to use something like this and since it's already paid for, the Dev could sell it less expensively than it's original cost (plus add any further required changes for more $revenue) to other Site-Admins which would also cost them less since the bulk of the work is already done. Basically, it's sortof a 'customiztion' MarketPlace since these aren't full-fledged Plugins.

      Just tossing out ideas. It seems there's so much more that could be done here at SE to develop Dev/Site-Admin relationships, and increase revenue to Devs and help Site-Admins save$ too. Any other suggestions for how this could be developed or issues that could crop up?
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      Eugene Hey, we might include #6 in our Avatar Tools plugin. I had a similar idea for quite some time.
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      gs [862,Leandro Rocha]
      RE#1
      If you haven't already used their contact form you may wish to do so. Although I have purchased Plugins from them and receive newsletters from them at my registration email account, whenever I send them emails from this account they never reply. They only reply to my yahoo account and if I complete a Contact Form. So, although my registration email is used by them to send newsletters, and it is the account registered for the Plugins, I don't receive a reply. I'm not sure why the mixup in addresses, but even though I've asked to have this fixed it never was. So I use the workaround (Contact Form), which is what I am suggesting for you to try if you haven't.

      RE#2
      http://www.spamtrawler.net/features.html
      "Email Filter
      Same principle as the username filter but filtering email address fields against local and external community maintained email blacklists."
      ==> The above quoted section is from the linked Features page. This works with SE (used to be in the Marketplace) which is why it's on my 'to buy' list. I therefore have no personal experience.

      RE#4
      This is a great idea. A while back when I mentioned something similar, someone told me to simply create brief (eg. 30 sec) videos which is what I'm working on. They will be linked in a small widget box on many pages as well as eventually built-in to the h2desk Support sidebar button on the site (which is what I'll be using for the knowledge base). This way the User can easily select the page-specific video link right in front of them, or browse the list of what's available from the h2desk sidebar.

      RE#5
      Another excellent idea. SEAO has an Embeddable Badge (for Photo Albums, Groups/Communities, Directory/Pages, Directory/Business, and Stores Plugins) which is quite useful from external sites, but it doesn't meet the functionality you require (so why did I mention it? good question - just because these Plugins do provide an external link back to your site)

      RE#6
      I vaguely recall seeing 1-2 Avatar related Plugins but until the MarketPlace is populated I can't help with this Something completely different is a Plugin by [169,SocialEngineMarket] I just noticed: http://socialenginemarket.com/Plugins/video-avatar-plugin which provides a video instead of the basic image. This is actually quite a great idea and I've worked with SEM for about a year (major customizations - both front-end site specific, and to other Devs Plugins) and use some of their excellent Plugins too. They provide excellent support, reliable and flexible Plugins, and incredibly excellent customizations.

      Maybe you'll find something useful in the above. Wishing you great success with your site!
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    Hide Widget in Mobile
    Hello,

    I noticed that my widgets have a setting to hide them in mobile. However when I browse my website in a mobile phone the widget still appearing. I am not sure how this setting works, I mean, I am using a responsible theme, this setting only work with used with the mobi plugin from SE?
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      Skylu I have the same question. That feature only works with se mobile template or it is supposed to work also with responsive themes?
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      Donna If you need me to post it for you, please let me know. If you already posted it, thank you!
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      Donna Hi Leandro,

      Thank you for posting. I just tested with an ad block and a default theme and it did not hide on mobile. Using Safari browser on iPhone 5c. It seems like a bug. I suggest to add it to our github, https://github.com/socialengine/phpv4-issues/issues.
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    Any Gamer Like Theme?
    Hello,

    Since the recent upgrade I cant search anymore by themes in the marketplace so I would like to know if we have some developer with a gamer style theme, preferably dark?

    Thanks

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      SocialEngineSolutions [862,Leandro Rocha] : You can have a look into our new themes: http://www.socialenginesolutions.com/socialengine-category/themes/
      You can configure the themes from the admin panel or may take assistance from our team to configure the color settings for your website.
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    Browse Notification
    Each day I see more and more websites requesting to send notification through browser and now that even mobile browser support this type of technology I would like to ask if there is a plugin or developer working to allow social engine to send notification using this system?
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      SocialEngineSolutions Hello Leandro,

      Yes, this is a new technology. Our team is working on release a plugin for this feature very soon. We will update you when the plugin would be released.
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