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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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    Why Sometimes I feel that Social Engine is "Stopped"
    Well... I run a community for tabletop roleplayers during years and I already worked with solutions like buddypress, Oxwall, PHPFox and my last step was with Social Engine.

    From all solution that I worked with PHPFOX and Social Engine are the best option for those that want to run something more "professional" however each one have their own problems.

    The main reason why I leaved phpfox was because there was a time where everything was a bit confused between the developers. With the release of the version 4 of the software everything became uncertain with a lot of bugs, a new addon structure that nobody liked and the removal of most of the essencial features.

    I moved my community and restarted with Social Engine. This wasnt a simples process, because the first thing that I learned about Social Engine is that their basic versions of all plugins (without any third party addon) are more basic than phpFox versions. Just for a simple comparison the forum module from phpfox has more features, allow multilevel structure and have a better layout while the Social Engine is so simple that is difficult to call it a forum.

    The second thing that I learned is that if you want something better you need to pay. As the core Social Engines plugins are so basic I started to look for plugins from third party and for my surprise there are so few developers like PHPFox. 

    In this point I should open a note for SocialEngineAddOns. From all developers that I worked since I started with my community they are the guys that have the best addons. The only disappointment is that they have not yet created an enhanced version for blogs and not created a plugin for activity points and rewards system (for gamefication), however I still hope they will develop something.

    Now that I am working with Social Engine for almost 5 months I feel more and more that Social Engine is "stopped". No news, no enhancement, just a few new plugins and the worst almost no community. One thing that I really miss from PHPFox is the community, maybe the best part of them even with all the problems that  they have.

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      gs I feel your pain. I'm (still) developing my first community (have been testing one dev's Plugins (not customizations) for 8 months now to work out bugs - and still many months to go). I purchased phpFox right before the fiasco you mentioned, and it left a sour taste, so I fortunately revisited SE and specifically looked at available Plugins (my list for phpFox was over 100) and found almost everything I needed, but thanks to SEAO I found so much more (specifically their Groups/Pages/Business Plugins/extensions - I needed "Groups" AND "Pages" AND something else - so the Business Plugin/exts were a great find).

      I too miss having a community. You can post a question or topic here and receive no/none/nadda/zilch comments. On the 'other' community, some posts would go on for many pages - and although sometimes negative or argumentative posts were made (which should have been monitored/moderated better) there was a HUGE wealth of useful information (and lots of technically useful things too that are nowhere to be found here).

      Although SE core is very, very basic (and as you mentioned, in many respects even less than the little phpFox offers) I have found many excellent Plugins here (SEAO, Radcodes, Webhive, Hire-Experts, SocialEngineSolutions, SocialEngineExperts, etc.). To be honest, although the lack of community here scared me off initially, it was the wealth of functionaltiy that SEAO provided that made me purchase SE when I revisited it. For me, it was almost as if it didn't matter which 'engine' (SE) was driving the car (SEAO) - I needed (almost) everything the car provided, so I went with the only engine it worked with. Although many other Plugins were needed and have been useful, what SEAO provided exceeded what was available from any dev at phpFox and it is quite frankly the ONLY reason I purchased SE.

      Don't get me wrong - SE is a great product - it just seems to do very little in the way of functionality for a site. But that's okay if that's all they want to be (they don't even seem to be in a rush to provide PHP 7 compatibility any time soon). I mean, after all, I couldn't do what I'm doing with the SEAO (and other) Plugins if it wasn't for the excellent foundation of SE, so for that I'm grateful.

      I am grateful that phpFox made the mistakes they did with the new version last year so it forced me to reconsider my options (I even gave away my $300 purchased license). This forced me to revisit SE and the available Plugins and the community. SEAO Plugins (the all package) gives you almost everything you could dream of. SocialEngineSolutions has provided an excellent SpectroMedia theme, and their (unbelieveably too-inexpensive) Plugins are must-have tools for your site. Radcodes/WH/HE rounded out the other very useful functionality I required for my users. (HE has an excellent Credits system for activity points).

      So, community here? No, not really. Excellent company here? I believe so. I believe they're working on updates, just not to the extent and frequency you were used to at the 'other' place. IMHO, I think SE is the better company (the whole phpFox fiasco with removing the user forum with no warning, changing versions and what's included, etc. - that was stranger than strange). I think SE edges out as a more stable product (again, IMHO). And although there are many excellent Plugins to add much needed functionality to the core at phpFox, SE seems to have much much more available here through some excellent devs.

      Glad you're here. Maybe someday SE will make it easier for a community to grow here. Maybe this is more the fault of our fellow Users as it's possible not too many are seeking a community here at all - if so, why would SE bother to waste their time/money. Maybe someday they'll offer something at a higher cost for those of us looking for more in the core (including PHP7 compatibility). Development obviously costs a lot and I feel the decision is to limit what's available due to limited income, rather than ask for more money and provide us with more. Just my 2 cents.

      Well, my reply turned into a book - my apologies. Your post struck a chord with me and I feel just like you.
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      seTweaks SocialEngine team is busy working on a new website and a marketplace. They do a blog post every month but when the new site is done I'm sure they'll start working on SE PHP more than now.
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      (deleted) Would you recommend SE PHP. Reading your post here makes me hesitant about buying a license. I started my community using Ning SaaS service but with it's ugly url's I discovered it had poor seo. I had previous experience using wordpress on a personal blog and knew it had great seo, but at it's core buddypress is lacking essential features for a social network. So now I am looking for an alternative to buddypress as I want a true all in one solution. I am trying the SE PHP trial and I like it so far.
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    Post Topic Doesnt Appear in Activity Feed Social Engine PHP
    Hello,

    I noticed that if I post a new topic in the forum, this action doesnt create a entry at feed like "someone post a new topic". This is corrrect? I tested in some demos and all seems to have this same particularity.

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    Multilanguage Categories
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    I am newbie with social engine, so I still learning how to work properly with the script. I own a multilingual community and I would like to know if is possible to create multilingual categories for classifieds, events, groups?