BoonEx Notes

Dolphin 7.4 (Legacy) Released

Andrew Boon posted 11th of February 2019 in News. 9 comments.

After a long wait, our legacy platform - Dolphin 7 receives a much-needed update. The most important improvements are PHP7 compatibility (minimal supported PHP version is now 5.4.0), user-data export (for GDPR compliance) and iframe embeds for Audio and Video. Additionally, over 60 issues have been addressed.   Upgrade instructions and patch download - m/trac/dolphin/wiki/7.3.5 -7.4.0

Dolphin 7.3.5 Released

Andrew Boon posted 28th of March 2018 in News. 1 comment.

The 7.3.5 is a service update, focusing on the most critical enhancements and fixes. Since most updates are minor this build is considered stable and recommended for all production sites.  Notably, the Dolphin 7.3.5 adds support of reCaptcha v2, which is critical due to reCaptcha v1 service being discontinued on the 1st of April by Google.   

Boonex Dolphin and GDPR

Andrew Boon posted 22nd of March 2018 in News. 18 comments.

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and is the EC regulation which also has an extraterritorial effect - it applies to every organization doing business with EU residents.  We received a number of requests to clarify what we plan to do about making Dolphin platform GDPR-compliant . After much research and consultation, here is our statement:  There is no such thing as GDPR-compliant software. Unfortunate ly,

Dolphin 7.3.4 Released

Andrew Boon posted 18th of October 2017 in News. 10 comments.

The long-awaited Dolphin 7.3.4 is here. While it's a service update, focused primarily on stability and bug-fixing, there are still plenty of enhancements. Altogether, 179 issues were addressed in this iteration.    Do lphin 7.3.4 is a stable version, recommended for all Dolphin-powered sites.   Upgrade instructions and patch download: /trac/dolphin/wiki/7.3.3- 7.3.4   List of changes: https://github .com/boonex/ ilestone/11?closed=1

Dolphin 7.3.4 BETA available for testing (not for live sites)

Andrew Boon posted 11th of October 2017 in News. 1 comment.

Dolphin 7.3.4 is an important service update, bringing over 60 various fixes and minor enhancements. This version is a BETA release, non-upgradable, offered for testing purposes only. 

How to grow your social site from 1000 to 10,000 members. Part 1.

Andrew Boon posted 14th of April 2017 in Community Voice. 3 comments.

Practical advice on what can be done to scale your social networking website membership base from small to mid-size, maintain activity, attract organic traffic, and accelerate growth. The second step is usually just as steep as the first, if not steeper. Paradoxically, we often take it in stride. Getting past your initial 0 to 1000 members phase is a rare achievement—the

Boonex Market Spring Cleaning

Andrew Boon posted 1st of March 2017 in Boonex News. 5 comments.

Boonex Market has grown to include over 3000 listings. Many of them are excellent extensions, templates, languages or service offerings, supported and regularly updated. At the same time we have accumulated a number of "sub-par" listings that haven't been attended to by their authors for years. Moreover, due to several market updates we still have some listings that use pictures with

Rocket.Chat adds Boonex Dolphin oAuth to core package!

Andrew Boon posted 14th of February 2017 in News. 5 comments.

The Rocket.Chat developers included support for Dolphin Pro authentication to the core package of Rocket.Chat, effectively making it possible for Dolphin users to update to newer version of Rocket.Chat without waiting for Chat+ integration update. More details in this pull discussion at GitHub.   This is not a full integration yet, but once the first step is made there's no going back. Good


Andrew Boon posted 2nd of January 2017 in Our Journey. 19 comments.

Lean, efficient, concise. These are the words for 2017. Less talk, more walk. We have a lot to do... - Release Dolphin v10 - Release UNA v9

DolphinPro 7.3.3 Released. Important security update!

Andrew Boon posted 2nd of November 2016 in News. 10 comments.

Today you would have noticed the new 7.3.3 update notification in your DolphinPro admin panels. It is an important and urgent update addressing a few security issues and bugs. 7.3.3 has no impact on the platform core, so all your modules, settings and modifications compatible with 7.3.2 will not be affected.

Dolphin 7.3.2

BoonEx posted 4th of August 2016 in News. 6 comments.

This is bugs and security fixes update. It's strongly recommended to update DolphinPro sites as soon as possible.    All Boonex hosting/plan subscribers are elgitible for free update service, so please contact us via to arrange it.

DolphinPro 7.3.2 Beta

Andrew Boon posted 25th of July 2016 in News. 16 comments.

The upcoming 7.3.2 is a follow-up update with security improvements; Google Search module rewritten for the new API; new alerts (message sent in Shoutbox and Simple Messenger, Greeting sent, Album add/edit/delete, Video/Photo/Sound/File edit) and a number of minor fixes and enhancements. As of this Beta there are 54 total changes in total. 

Dolphin 7.3.1 (Security Update)

AlexT posted 21st of June 2016 in News. 4 comments.

This is a security update. We strongly recommend everyone to update their DolphinPro sites immediately. We will be able to disclose more details about the specific patched vulnerabilities in about 2 weeks upon individual request.  

Get Loyalty Reward for Licenses and Subscriptions

Andrew Boon posted 19th of May 2016 in Boonex News. 29 comments.

You may have noticed that your Boonex Account dashboard now has a fancy new "Loyalty Reward" progress bar that shows percentage or, if you're lucky, says "Congrats!". That is the new system which we added in order to say "Thank You!" for the money you pay us. :) The reward is always a free Permanent License. Once you reach 100%, you can

Your logo matters. Get it right!

Andrew Boon posted 10th of April 2016 in Social Software. 33 comments.

Your site logo is the first thing that people see; it's the look of your community site, and it is supposed to reflect what you do. And still, all too often we see Dolphin sites with either poorly integrated or poorly designed logos. I am not even talking about the choice of style or meaning. I am talking about image quality,

Project LEAP and the new versioning scheme.

Andrew Boon posted 23rd of March 2016 in News. 30 comments.

DolphinPro is currently at version 7.3. It may seem like not that far from 7, but, in reality, our "second-digit" updates always include hundreds of improvements. Some people find this versioning confusing, and don't think much about upgrading from, say, 7.1 to 7.3. This is about to change. Starting from the next major release, we will be numbering them according to

Love or Angry? Facebook Reactions are here. What about Dolphin Reactions?

Andrew Boon posted 7th of March 2016 in Social Software. 16 comments.

The recently introduced Facebook Reactions are here to stay. It's a good thing. Quite simply they let users express they emotj-ions in a more granular, contextual way.  The idea of categorised "likes" had been offered a few times for Dolphin, but has never been mainstream enough to justify development for thousands of Dolphin-based sites. Now, however, it will quickly become a

Boonex Site Update

Andrew Boon posted 7th of March 2016 in Boonex News. 1 comment.

This week we came up with a relatively small site update, mostly catering for the introduction of the new Chat+. Some details have been added to the Features page and the Pricing page has been re-designed. Notably, the price of Premium+ subscriptions went up from $89 to $99 per month, but all existing subscribers will keep paying the old price.   Another small

DolphinPro 7.3 (Scooter) Released

Andrew Boon posted 4th of March 2016 in News. 15 comments.

The new DolphinPro is officially released. Once again we've adopted a real dolphin and used its name as a codename for the new version - Scooter.   Scooter is one of the best releases we have ever made. Here is why...

DolphinPro 7.3 Release Candidate

Andrew Boon posted 29th of February 2016 in News. 4 comments.

Today we hoped to release the final version, but thanks to contributions from "toxalot", community feedback and somewhat "last-moment" improvements in Chat+ integration we decided to take a conservative approach and release an RC first. 

DolphinPro 7.3 Beta 2

Andrew Boon posted 10th of February 2016 in News. 17 comments.

Thanks to increased contributions and testing feedback from the community members we've been able to further improve the upcoming 7.3 package, and today we announce the Beta 2.  It is possible to upgrade from Beta 1 to Beta 2. We will also support upgrade from Beta 2 onwards.   

Say "Hello!" to DolphinPro 7.3 Beta in the new Chat!

Andrew Boon posted 27th of January 2016 in News. 29 comments.

DolphinPro 7.3 Beta is available for download. We are about a month ahead of the planned schedule. In the last few months we managed to re-arrange our support and development, so that we can now deliver better technical support and version updates in-line with the development roadmap. Yeah!   What's New in DolphinPro 7.3  DolphinPro 7.3 is the first version that leverages "social

Making a case for subscriptions-based Market.

Andrew Boon posted 24th of January 2016 in Boonex News. 156 comments.

Boonex added subscriptions for licenses and license+hosting plans a few months ago. Already subscriptions make up more than half of our business and growing. Our own impression so far is quite simple - subscriptions are better for us and for clients. First, initial spent is never too high, and people that are "just trying" can either just for a free

Resolutions For The Year Of The Fire Monkey

Andrew Boon posted 30th of December 2015 in Boonex News. 17 comments.

The 2015 was turbulent, but very productive. We released DolphinPro 7.2, introduced subscriptions with hosting, significantly improved customer support, finally "birthed" the first full Trident package, updated Boonex, moved repos to GitHub, launched Dolphin Connect, became PayPal Partners and progressed with DolphinPro 7.3 development enough to feel confident about delivering it on time (1st of March 2016 or earlier). Great, challenging,

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