One of the most popular social networking scripts on the market is Social Engine. This script has been around for quite a while with it’s developers learning and improving the software with each release. With Social Engine as your social networking content management system, you are given a decent core product with common social networking features such as:
- Share Pictures
- Activity Feed
- Anti Spam Features
- Advertising Modules
- Private Messaging
Tons of Add-On Plugins
One of the best features about Social Engine is the strong support for both 1st and 3rd Party Plugins. Out of all of the social networking software options availiable, Social Engine has the best options for prebuilt customization for your social network. Social Engine has plugins availiable from it’s developers on it’s own corporate website; however, that doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of all of the add-on’s Social Engine 3rd party developers have created. If you search for Social Engine plugins on any search engine, you will find tons of awersome plugins to make your new social network amazing! While the script begins with just the basic features, you can purchase whatever plugins you feel your site might need to help attract additional members and make your site more unique. Some of the additional plugins that you can add to your site include:
- Photo Albums
- Chat & IM
- Video & Music Sharing
Upload, Configure, and your good to go!
This social networking script is very easy to setup and install. You can have a basic social network up and running in under an hour. The script does come with a Theme editor so you can easily make changes to the layout of your social network. Plugins are extremly easy to install and manage in the administration section of the site.
Social Engine is both powerful and popular. It was ranked 4.5 out of 5 mainly due to the fact that the Social Engine script is not as customizable as other social networking site platforms. If you go with Social Engine, it will take a lot of customization to make the site feel unique and not look like it was a Social Engine script. Additionally, the core features don’t compare to those included with scripts like phpFox. If you want the additional features of some of the other scripts on the market, your going to need to shell out some extra cash. Other than those two cons, the Social Engine script is a wonderful option for easily building your own social network.
Lastly, Social Engine offers a free trial of their product! Give the script a test drive now by clicking here!