SocialEngine is a PHP-based social network platform that lets you create a social network on your website. Right out of the box, your social network will offer nearly all of the features found on today’s wildly popular social networks. Instead of hosting your social network on our servers, we give you complete control over your project by allowing you to download the source code and install it on your own server.
We don’t want you to create “turnkey” cookie-cutter social networks. We want your new social network to offer something unique. We call SocialEngine a “platform” because it instantly gives you a simple, unbranded network. This lets you get right to deploying your unique theme, social structure, or concept using our source code as a foundation.
What makes SocialEngine different?
SocialEngine is the only self-hosted social network platform that can truly give you the opportunity for explosive, viral growth. Other social network apps create social networks that look and work the same. SocialEngine’s simple design lets you highlight your unique theme. We’ve gone to great lengths to make customizations easier, with detailed comments placed throughout the completely unencrypted source code. SocialEngine also includes advanced social features not found in other apps, like subnetworks, multiple possible friendship structures, and very comprehensive privacy settings.
Features & Capabilities
Like most white-label social networking apps, SocialEngine is feature-rich. Unlike other products, however, SocialEngine is uniquely designed to support almost any social networking concept you might have. This means that you won’t end up with cookie-cutter results. Instead of throwing in as many end-user features as we could, we focused on building a stable, customizable platform upon which you can implement your own unique features and ideas. Of course, we’ve included all of the staples that end-users have come to expect: Blogs, albums, groups, messages, and everything else you see listed below. To avoid bombarding your users with an overkill of information, we’ve kept these as simple as possible and made them easy for you to modify (with fully commented code and HTML templates).