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Re: Javascript loading issue, where's the problem?

Simple Machines News - 3 hours 9 min ago
But you know the user's time offset... if they set it.
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Re: Show Posts content is empty?

Simple Machines News - 3 hours 15 min ago
You deleted part of what code?
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Re: Two "Show Replies to Your Posts" bugs - cancelled reply & no new threads

Simple Machines News - 3 hours 16 min ago
The first one occurs if the user previously posted in the topic since the definition is any topic you have posted in previously.

The second one is not a bug per se, because it ultimately tries to reply to the last point in the topic which you could hav...
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Re: Find top posters for last 90 days?

Simple Machines News - 3 hours 16 min ago
Copy the code & adjust to suit. Simples.
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Re: Aumentar número de caracteres em mensagem

Simple Machines News - Fri, 2016-05-27 22:51
Para o efeito, também resultaria a introdução de uma nova mensagem logo a seguir à primeira, mas não sei como fazer isso... :/
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SocialEngine PHP 4.8.11 is Released

SocialEngine News - Thu, 2016-05-26 20:35


We’re glad to announce the release of SocialEngine PHP 4.8.11. We’ve done many important changes in this release, fixing some warnings coming with PHP version 5.6+, a fatal error with PHP 7 and many other bug fixes. While we’re still not at 100% compatibility PHP 7, this release brings us closer to fully supporting PHP 7. Keep reporting issues in our bug tracker! Apart from that, we’ve also fixed few important vulnerabilities in this release and made SE PHP more secure than ever.

This release comes with a total of 24 fixes, 8 of which were reported by our amazing community through our public bugs and suggestions tracker.

How to upgrade: You can download this latest version of SocialEngine PHP from the client area. We’ve also updated Blogs, Classifieds, Events, Groups, Forums and Videos plugins to 4.8.11.

Click here to read the full KB article on the detailed upgrade process.


  • Fixed iconv_set_encoding warnings with PHP version 5.6. Fixes #17 and #347.
  • Updated text to support APCu Extension for PHP versions > 5.6.
  • Fixed fatal error with PHP version 7: “break” not in the “loop” or “switch” context. Fixes #409.
  • Fixed issue with APC and Memcache caching options throwing an error when enabled while respective extensions are not installed on server.
  • Added CSRF token field in admin’s member edit form to address a security vulnerability.
  • Updated Video, Poll, Album and Classified modules to address security vulnerabilities.
  • Made individual more secure by setting unique salt for generating CSRF tokens.
  • Fixed issue with newly registered members receiving two welcome emails.
  • Added a setting for admin to enable/disable sending a welcome email when users are enabled from admin panel.
  • Retrieve more user info (first name, last name, birthday and profile photo) from Facebook API during sign up via Fconnect.
  • Fixed issue with FConnect button not appearing on page after user unchecks the checkbox to dis-integrate facebook account and saves settings. Fixes #318.
  • Fixed error being thrown when user tries to connect FB account that already belongs to another User. We now display a warning.
  • Added Google Plus entry in Janrain integration.
  • Removed TLD validation from email field in admin account creation form. Fixes #344.
  • Removed weather widget due to unavailability of wunderground.com API’s free tier.
  • Fixed screen jumping issue with textarea while typing long content. Fixes #403.
  • Removed “Show this page in search results” checkbox in Layout Editor’s page when editing non-custom pages.
  • Removed Title field from Tab Container widget.
  • Fixed ‘There is already an active transaction’ error that was appearing during signup when using pdo_mysql as database adapter.
  • Fixed issue with default value of Locale field during signup not being set as per the default locale set from admin panel.
  • Removed “Admin Settings” link on Member Profile page for member levels who are not allowed to access admin panel.
  • Updated KB article link in Facebook Integration Settings.
  • Fixed issue with Forum Topics’ Title containing quotation marks. Fixes #340.
  • Fixed incorrect links of Topic and Post in activity notifications. Fixes #391.

Changelog: You can also browse the complete changelog for more details about the changes and fixes implemented in SocialEngine PHP 4.8.10.

NOTE: Please make sure that you do a complete backup of both files and database before performing this upgrade. Please get it done by a developer if you’re not comfortable with the installation and backup process yourself. We do have an upgrade service available for $150 which you can purchase from our Client Store.

Your feedback is important to us. So, keep submitting feature requests or bug reports for SocialEngine PHP to our public bugs and suggestions tracker. Thanks again for your support!

Please contact us if you have any questions.

The post SocialEngine PHP 4.8.11 is Released appeared first on SocialEngine.

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Power up your Sales Analytics using Cohort Analysis

Zoho Discussions News - Thu, 2016-05-26 18:55

A cohort is a group of subjects who share common characteristics in a given time span. Cohort analysis breaks down the data from a given dataset, like a web application or an online game, by putting it into related groups, or cohorts, for further study.

Alistair Croll and Benjamin Yoskovitz state in their book Lean Analytics that “a cohort analysis helps a company to see patterns clearly across the life-cycle of a customer rather than slicing across all customers blindly without accounting for the natural cycle that a customer undergoes.

Cohorts can play an important role in analyzing and keeping track of important sales metrics. In this blog, we’ll discuss some scenarios that show how cohorts can be of value in sales analytics. This solution can be applied to the data present in Zoho CRM/Salesforce CRM or any such similar data source.

Cohort visualization is a great way to analyze customer retention for subscription-based businesses. We can do that analysis by grouping customers based on when they first subscribed to a service (which we term as a cohort). The percentage of retention can be plotted for each of these cohorts across a varying time scale. Here’s an example:

As you can see, the month when a customer’s subscription started (i.e. the Month column) is the main cohort. The retention percentage for each cohort is plotted across a monthly time interval (month 1, 2, etc.). The actual customer count corresponding to that cohort is given under the Customers column.

Say, for instance, you look at Jan. 2015. You have 153 new customers with you. During the course of the year, you can see the percentage of the customers retained. For month 1 (i.e., February), 99.35% of the customers are retained, for month 2, 98.69% and so on. A percent decrease means customers have left you while an increase indicates that the same customers who left you have returned after a hiatus.

For quick inference, values are color coded to indicate a rise or fall in retention. 100% is given a dark shade of green while any fall is given progressively lighter shades of green (like 99.35%, 98.69%, etc). Shades of red are given to very steep falls in retention (in this case, less than 60%).

Cohort tables like the above help in analyzing datasets across timelines. It also makes it easier for decision-makers to evaluate the trends and take necessary steps to increase the retention rates. The above cohort was created using the pivot table feature of Zoho Reports.

Extending the previous case of customer retention, you can also measure the performance of your sales reps based on the number of customers each of them brings in and how effective the retention has been. See the example below:

The percent of customers a sales representative retains every month can be taken as a measure of the quality of customers a sales rep brings in and how the customers are nurtured/taken care, post sales. Here, that percentage can be seen horizontally across the rows, while the performance of each of the sales reps for a particular month can be seen vertically across the columns.

You might have a thousand leads but not all of them get converted into opportunities (potentials/deals). Grouping those leads into cohorts can help you keep track of your leads, the percentage of conversion from leads to opportunities, and the percentage that were lost. Here is how Zoho Reports simplifies that task via a simple cohort:

Here, the first column indicates the time period for which the leads are created, the second column shows the number of leads brought in, and the subsequent columns indicate the percentage of conversion during each of the months from then on. By generating a report like this, you can use the month-to-month conversion data to start thinking about ways to increase your conversion rate. You can also see that maximum conversions happen within the first 5 months and that they start dwindling after that.

You can go a step ahead from tracking your leads to tracking how many of your opportunities (potentials/deals) get converted into wins. Here is a simple cohort exhibiting that:

Here, the first column indicates the time period during which the opportunities were created, the second column shows the number of opportunities (potentials/deals) brought in, and the subsequent columns indicate the percentage of conversion of potentials during each of the months from then on.

Although we’ve been talking about cohorts from a CRM perspective, we can extend that discussion to many other domains. So make sure you read our upcoming posts to learn more about creating cohorts in other areas. In the meantime, check out our solution page to get a step-by-step set of instructions on how to generate cohorts described in this blog using Zoho Reports.

Want to create your own cohorts?

Try Zoho Reports, for free!

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Jugando con la nueva versió 2.1 ... Muy lindo

Simple Machines News - Wed, 2016-05-25 23:36

Estuve al pedo estos dias y me tove el trabajo de armarme un estilo distinto al 2.1 ...Aun me falta ordenar los "div" y el los tamaños de las cajas..pero buen sera en otro momento...
El que quiera prenderse a programar...sera bienvenido dejo ...
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Re: How to replace a textual word with a link

Simple Machines News - Wed, 2016-05-25 23:29
It works, thank you for your help 
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Gábor Hojtsy: Winner of the 2016 Aaron Winborn Award

Drupal News - Wed, 2016-05-25 23:00

The Aaron Winborn Award was created in 2015 after the loss of one of one of the Drupal community’s most prominent members, Aaron Winborn, to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease in the US and Motor Neuron Disease in the UK). Aaron’s commitment to the Drupal project and community made him the epitome of our unofficial motto: "Come for the code, stay for the community". The Community Working Group with the support of the Drupal Association came together to honor Aaron's memory by establishing the Aaron Winborn Award, which annually recognizes an individual who demonstrates personal integrity, kindness, and above-and-beyond commitment to the Drupal community.

Nominations were opened in March, giving community members the opportunity to nominate people they believe deserve the award, which were then voted on by the members of the Community Working Group, along with previous winners of the award.

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 recipient of the Aaron Winborn Award is Gábor Hojtsy. During the closing session of DrupalCon New Orleans, Community Working Group members presented the award to Gábor. The award was accompanied by a free ticket to DrupalCon, which he donated to Bojhan Somers.

Gábor was described in his nomination as an "amazing community connector" who is passionate about empowering others, stepping aside and allowing others the space and support to lead, and celebrating even the small wins that people who work with him achieve. The stellar work and leadership he displayed on the D8 Multilingual Initiative, managing sprints, Drupal events and setting up localize.drupal.org are just a few of the ways that this tireless Drupal contributor has been making an enormous impact in our community for more than a decade.

We hope you will join us in congratulating Gábor, who has demonstrated personal integrity, kindness, and above-and-beyond commitment to the Drupal community in abundance.

Front page news: Planet Drupal
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Re: Anybody having recent issues with gmail?

Simple Machines News - Wed, 2016-05-25 22:53
Is the old admins email address still listed in the server settings?  Server settings ->General
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Re: SSI_recentTopics

Simple Machines News - Wed, 2016-05-25 22:22
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Re: How to replace a textual word with a link

Simple Machines News - Wed, 2016-05-25 21:57
Although possible, using the censor feature... it is not a great idea.it annoys many users to do that
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Zoho Social gets Instagrammed: Manage your brand’s visual storytelling

Zoho Discussions News - Wed, 2016-05-25 17:27

With Zoho Social, our focus has always been around helping businesses grow their presence on social networks that matter the most. Over the last few months, we’ve been getting TONS of requests to integrate Zoho Social with Instagram. And today, we’re thrilled to announce that Instagram is the latest addition to the growing list of networks supported by Zoho Social.

One of the most popular visual social networks for brands, Instagram is currently being used by 48.8% of brands for their marketing. By 2017, 70% of brands will use Instagram as a marketing channel. This isn’t surprising as brands tend to receive much higher engagement for their content on Instagram as compared to any other key social network – about 10 times higher than Facebook and 84 times higher than Twitter. (source)

Businesses using Zoho Social will now have the opportunity to build their brand across all of the key social networks – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Instagram.

With Instagram on Zoho Social, your business can:

Follow visual posts around topics that matter to you. Keyword searches let you discover new content and build your audience. You could follow posts about your brand or products on Instagram. Or, you could search keywords and hashtags that your potential customers are likely to make posts about.

Figure out how your posts are performing best and see the most popular posts. Filter published posts by recency or popularity. See stats for all your posts, so you can understand how your audience is engaging with the content you publish.

Learn more about your audience on Instagram and engage with them. A handy list of all your Instagram connections lets you see how they’re engaging with your content. You can sort this list to discover “brand advocates” i.e. people who are most engaged with your brand. Another way to sort this list is by connections who have recently interacted with your brand. For each connection, you can see the history of interactions they have had with your brand. You can also add in their contact information directly.

Get alerts for new activity and respond to comments on your Instagram channel, even while you’re on the move. Notifications on your mobile device and web browser let you know whenever there are new likes or comments on your Instagram posts. Keep your audience engaged by replying to new comments as and when they come in.

Get access to Instagram analytics and create custom reports with Instagram stats. A glance at the built-in Instagram report tells you how your brand is performing on Instagram, what kind of content resonates with your audience, the best times to post to Instagram and who your key connections are. You can also create a custom social media report by combining stats about your brand from Instagram with stats from other networks.

And of course, you can manage Instagram (as well as all your other social media channels!) even when you’re away from your desktop, with the Zoho Social mobile apps on iOS and Android devices.

Check out Zoho Social’s Instagram integration and tell us what you think. We’d love to know how your business is using these features.

Happy Instagramming!

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Building a Customer Advisory Board for Product Managers

Vanilla News - Wed, 2016-05-25 17:20

Do you know the voice of your everyday customer? How well do you understand the business needs driving your customer’s buying decision process?

A customer advisory board can be invaluable when your company is struggling to figure out what copy to use in the newest marketing campaign, what feature to build next or the next best business move.

Essentially, a customer advisory board acts like a marketing research panel of loyal super-users that provides you with constant customer feedback. Information that’s critical to nurturing a growing and constantly evolving business. Best yet, you stand a chance of learning more that you were initially expecting.

Understanding the customer journey

Successful marketing is about understanding your customers, their:

  • Segment
  • Industry
  • Values
  • Geography

And this is where an online Customer Advisory Board (CAB) comes in.

A CAB is a great way to fully understand your customers and find ways to improve your products and services, so they can better meet your customer’s needs. By bringing together some loyal customers:

  • They provide some feedback and fresh insights
  • You can vet new ideas
  • You get to understand them better
  • You strengthen your relationship with your customers

Given its importance, building a customer advisory board enables a company to be more agile and customer-centric. There are many ways to engage with your CAB including in-person roundtables, virtual hangouts and phone interviews. But these are dependent on having all the stakeholders being available at the same time. To continue the conversation and open up the feedback process, we recommend the creation of a virtual CAB with an online component such as community.

Identifying the best advisors within your customer-base

One of the difficult parts of starting a CAB is recruitment. You have to convince your customers the benefit of joining the advisory board – what’s the value? Remember, they are sacrificing their time to participate and are most likely to expect something in return.

To recruit the best customers, start by creating your ideal customer persona or buyer profile. Through that exercise, you’ll be able to understand their pain points and the value that they will get from participating.

Here’s a few benefits that you could offer Customer Advisory Board members:

  • Being involved and influencing product development in particular industry.
  • Insider knowledge that no one else knows. Great for passionate fans and B2C businesses.
  • First-look and access to new products.
  • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities . Great in B2B companies or industries.

Your CAB meetings should not always be about your happy customers. You need unbiased feedback and should be looking for a diverse group who would guide your company and product ideation process. This should include not only positive feedback but also what you’re not doing right.

Managing the feedback gathering process

Once recruitment is taken care of, managing the process becomes a bit difficult, especially when you want a large board (for statistical significance). Usually that means, a hundred or more customers.

This process undoubtedly calls for a significant investment of both resources and time not to mention the fact that compiling documents into something that can be shared across the company takes much longer. This delay can give your competitors time to act before you do.The only way to stay ahead of the game is to synthesize the info you gather from your CAB as fast as possible.

A good solution is to either work with your CAB members on an as-needed basis through a community forum. By bringing your CAB community online, you will get results faster and make information-driven decisions faster.

Today’s customer is empowered,knowledgeable and expects a meaningful and understanding relationship with the companies they are affiliated to. You can stay ahead of the curve by social listening where you get to learn what your customers are saying and what they need. Focus groups and customer summits are also great for sharing info or learning more about what your customers are saying.

To successfully achieve this, you need to engage both the decision makers and the end users of the product.

While CABs are traditionally small, there are examples of more and more companies expanding their CABs to get a better understanding of the end users.

Using an online CAB platform makes it easier to talk to your customers regularly without worrying about the logistical dilemma of selecting a date and location that’s convenient for all your customers. And when you need to change the dynamics of your CAB in the future, an online community platform will help you scale your needs.

Companies are using CAB communities to slay their competition, don’t be left behind!

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Get more out of your Timesheet: Zoho Projects adds new options

Zoho Discussions News - Wed, 2016-05-25 14:55

Since Timesheet is one of our most popular modules, we are constantly working on improving your time logging and time tracking experience. As a result, we now have an enhanced version of Timesheet with added options and a different look and feel. Here’s what’s new:

User-based timesheet views

The default timesheet view used to be Group by Date. If you are the admin or manager of a large team, you may often want to see the timesheet reports for each of your employees working across different projects. You could do that by using the filters and manually selecting the users you need. To make this even simpler, in addition to the Group by Date option, we now have the Group by User option. With this option, you get a view of the timesheet entries in all projects listed out user-wise. You can also filter the results to show only the users who have not logged time.

Reports for a custom date range

In addition to the weekly, monthly, and daily view of entries, you now have the option to select a custom date range. If you wish to view the timesheet entries for a particular period, selecting the date range will do the job for you.

Timesheet report across all projects

You can now generate a report for the whole span of all your projects. This will give you a view of how each of your projects is doing in terms of the logged hours, the budgeted amount, the invoiced amount, and the difference between the two. You can also create smaller, time range-specific reports by applying the appropriate filters.

Client-wise timesheet report across projects

This is a timesheet report of all the client companies that have been associated with your portal. You can view the projects under each client company, how many hours have been logged for each, the budgeted and the expended amount.

Improvements in the Calendar and Gantt charts

We have also made a couple of useful tweaks to our Calendar and Gantt charts. The Calendar gets a makeover with better color variations and icon representations.

By default, the My Calendar and Gantt chart views display work items that only belong to you. If you are an admin or a manager who wishes to see work items of other users, you had to apply the filter to select the users you need. Now with our new enhancement, you can just close the “Me” filter to get a complete all users view.

We will continue to shape our product to give you easier and quicker access to your project data. So what do you think about these changes? We are all ears. Let us know in the comments below.

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When it comes to your new hire, roll out the red carpet.

Zoho Discussions News - Tue, 2016-05-24 18:03

As a recruiter, your days are so jumbled with a medley of meetings, resumes, and interviews that it’s easy to forget basic recruiter doctrine: when you hire someone, you change a life.

It’s a responsibility one shouldn’t take lightly. There’s a wave of excitement that spills over the moment a candidate gets the “you’re hired” email or phone call. And when it happens, reciprocation is paramount.

I spent a lot of time and blog space last year talking about the candidate experience. But here’s the thing, the candidate experience doesn’t end the moment you send a job offer. In many ways it’s the beginning.

In the current era of job-hopping, one-third of all new hires reportedly quit after six months. So how do you improve employee retention at your company? It starts by extending a stellar candidate experience through the onboarding process.

The “you’re hired” email.

Nothing is more deflating to a new hire’s enthusiasm than an email exchange like this:

New Hire: Thank you! So excited to join the team and start next week!

Hiring Manager (two days later): Sorry I’m just getting to this. Yes, glad to have you on board.

Congratulations. In one email you managed to change the way your new hire views the company, and make them reassess whether or not accepting the job was the right decision.

Let’s examine where this hiring manager went wrong. First, the two-day response time. Yes, everyone’s busy, but it takes all of one minute to respond to an email like this. Make the email a priority so your new employee feels like a priority.

Second, if you truly have only a minute or two to respond, at least fake some enthusiasm. Try this:

“Hey there, so excited you accepted the job! We can’t wait for you to start Monday. Everyone here at [insert company name] is excited to meet you and to start working with you. Till then, enjoy your weekend!”

That email took no time and very little effort, but see how much better it reads? Your new hire will show up Monday excited to meet the team, and excited to get to work.

Lastly, a little creativity can go a long way in earning a new hire’s loyalty. Think about how we consume content in 2016, and apply that to welcoming a new hire. Film a short video welcoming them to the company, and maybe even introduce some people they’ll be working with.

You could also take a page out the software company Lever’s playbook. Lever has made welcoming new hires part of its company DNA by getting its entire office involved in creating a Welcome GIF with signs and choreographed dances for every person it hires.   

Actions like this are guaranteed to help your new hire feel immediately welcomed to their new work family.

The first week on the job.

Human beings are prone to making snap judgements. From meeting new people to watching a movie trailer, we decide early on whether or not we’re interested in something.

The same goes for our professional lives. That’s why ERE Media reported that 33% of employees know within the first week of employment whether or nor they’ll stay with a company long-term.

This stat is important because it impacts your bottom line. With recruiting costs, training costs, loss of productivity, and everything in between, one study suggests replacing a salaried employee costs on average anywhere between six and nine months of his or her salary.

With tens of thousands of dollars at stake each time you lose an employee, you can’t afford to sit back and wait for your new hires to settle in and find their place. You have to take action in those first five workdays and engage new hires with your company’s mission, unique culture, and goals. By dedicating time and effort to onboarding, you usher a new hire not only into his or her role with the company, but also into an exciting part of their professional lives.

So the next time you make a new hire—after you’ve gone through the stacks of resumes and rounds of interviews—don’t be afraid to join in on the excitement. It’ll go a long way.

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XenForo 1.5.8 Released

XenForo News - Tue, 2016-05-24 11:55
Today, we are pleased to release XenForo 1.5.8. This release fixes a number of bugs and issues that were found since the release of 1.5.7. As this is a maintenance release, the vast majority of the focus was an increase in stability.

This release includes fixes for 2 security-related issues reported by Julien Ahrens (from www.innogames.com). We consider these issues to be very minor and are very unlikely to be exploitable, so they have been included as...

XenForo 1.5.8 Released
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XenForo Media Gallery 1.1.7 Released

XenForo News - Tue, 2016-05-24 11:55
XenForo Media Gallery 1.1.7 is a maintenance release for our media gallery add-on. We recommend all customers running XenForo Media Gallery to upgrade to 1.1.7 to benefit from increased stability.

This release fixes several bugs that were reported following the release of XenForo Media Gallery 1.1.6:
  • Change so that unsharp masking is not allowed to happen with some image resize operations.
  • Fix for an issue that could have seen invalid values entered as a thumbnail path for a...

XenForo Media Gallery 1.1.7 Released
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Image Processing Memory Limit

Simple Machines News - Mon, 2016-05-23 23:38
Link to Mod

This modification adds a extra option to the modification settings that allows forum administrators to tweak the server memory limit during image manipulation in the SMF th...
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