SocialEngine PHP Features

SocialEngine PHP

Create your own social network

4.56/5 (54 reviews)

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SocialEngine PHP Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about SocialEngine PHP's features:

Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 501-1000 employees)

Easy creation of the self-branded social network with this tool

2018-06-17

Establishment of self-branded social network

Pros

SocialEngine provides features to establish own branded social network that we can customize in every way.

Cons

Sometimes the compatibility of plugins is an issue as these are developed by third-party software companies.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer
Verified Reviewer

Outdated for years

2018-08-19

Pros

The lack of development from the SE developers side requires an extensive use of third parties modules which in many cases are not supported by the official SE platform.

Cons

It is amazing the lack of interest of the team working for Social Engine in terms of improving the outdated system and official modules.The Social Engine maybe was a good solution to build your network 5-10 years ago.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: GetApp
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Rick H.

Not bad but something I wouldn't recommend

2010-07-15

I would give it a 50 on a 100% scale.

Pros

Limited to stability when it comes to supporting 10,000 or more members, takes up a great amount of database bandwidth effecting the performance.

Cons

You are actually limited to the amount of plug-ins...if it involves other third party plug-ins, then when it comes to compatibility there are so many issues to deal with.

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Source: Capterra
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Louie Engelbrecht E.

Created something spectacular

2020-03-04

Very good stoft ware very easy to grown social out reach and engagement

Pros

The user ability requires no tech back ground or knowledge. Ease y access to code.

Cons

Features for the non paid subscriptions, would love for more features.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Juan A. H.

Social Engine + SocialEngineSolutions = Excellency, The best Platform and the Best Plugins!

2018-04-25

I have my Own social media site that I can manage at my will.

Pros

I purchase SE License on 2011 Because they really have the best social media Platform on the market, it is very competitive and very easy to customize using the different 3 party developers, I have tried a variety of diferente developers over the years, But since I found out of SocialEngineSolutions and I started working with them, (on my site for the last 3 years) I has made my job so much easier and made my site look so much better using their different plugins, they have very unique and modern way to their different plugins event tough there are already some of the same plugins develop already by different company's I believe they have the best looking and functional plugins, Plus their support team is the best, they always reply super fast and help to solve all of my problems.

Cons

No cons so far, why do I need to have any cons... I don't know what to write here I'm just filling up space so that I can post my positive review ;)

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer
Verified Reviewer

It's okay, but there are better depending on what you're looking for.

2018-03-20

Pros

It has many 3rd party plugins to customize your site with, and the customer service is reliable and quick.

Cons

It's very expensive, so cost-prohibitive. Basic social network items don't seem to come with the cheapest package.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: GetApp
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Chris W.

Excellent Social Networking Platform

2016-01-06

Robust Customisable Platform Wealth of Additional Themes and Third-Party Add-Ons Available Constant Updates and Swift Resolution of Identified Bugs

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Ferry v.

Outstanding Plugins and Support

2018-08-05

The Social Engine Add-ons team is a pleasure to work with.

Pros

All the plugins I have downloaded from SocialEngineAddOns are brilliant, the plugins are very customizable and I really recommend that to all my friends.

Cons

Some prices are high if you compare it with other company's

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ram B.

Excellent Social Media Engine

2009-09-22

After evaluating lot of engines, i found this good and meets my need

Pros

Excellent and easy to use and deploy engine... with little technical knowledge one can customize it easily

Cons

Can offer multiple ready to use templates!!! require Smarty knowledge

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Source: Capterra
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Texter V.

SocialEngine+SocialEngineAddons - A Terrific Harmony of great plugins with a great platform

2018-06-26

Could build a robust complex Social networking platform within a decent time frame.

Pros

Social Engine is a very stable platform with a gamut of features to create your own eco system of social users.

Cons

A few features like refunds etc in billing could be made in real time and more thoroughly integrated with many more payment gateways.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Adan M.

The best by far

2019-11-19

It is very easy to edit and manage and best of all is the third party developers such as socialnetworking.solutions which offer great plugins and their support is always a text away

Pros

Easy to manage and customise and they are always on top with updates

Cons

No cons for me,it has been nothing but great from day one

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Barry D.

SEAO is what makes Social Engine a GREAT choice!

2019-01-17

Pros

Social Engine is about average when it comes to Social Media Platforms with lots of potential.

Cons

I have NO cons for SEAO, but Social Engine could offer more benefits for the price!

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Lawrence S.

Fantastic stable platform; very easy to use; brilliant support.

2015-05-23

They answer tickets very quickly and will do everything in their power to resolve any issues in super quick time.( They even helped me resolve some issues I had with a third party plugin provider)If anyone out there wants to create an online community but is concerned about their lack of tech. knowledge; don't be; this is the platform for you.

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Source: Capterra
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David B.

Excellent Service From Social Engine

2016-02-11

I was looking for a 'social network' package to set up my website; after a quick search of the internet I found 'Social Engine'.

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Source: Capterra
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Maurits v.

Socialengine PHP 4 and SocialEngineAddons

2015-08-21

I have a few 3rd party plugins installed from SocialEnginAddons.

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Source: Capterra
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Justin W.

Extremely Satisfied Customer Since 2014

2016-02-03

It's also easy to find 3rd Party entities that build additional Plugins, Addons, Themes or even provide customization.

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Source: Capterra
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Niklas N.

Great platform to start a social network with

2016-02-25

Pros: Relatively cheap, we own the customizations, mature and lively 3rd party suppliers with modules and themes.

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Source: Capterra
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greg f.

Great CMS and Plugins make it even better

2016-06-24

I spent over a year searching, researching, demoing, etc. many many CMS / Community Mgmt/Engagement apps.

Pros

I guess I'll just keep it simple - SE is a great CMS to start with, and if/when you need to build something there's a wealth of features/functionality in the Plugins that are offered by 3rd-Party devs.

Cons

That it's not yet compatible with PHP7, but they are working on it.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering SocialEngine PHP

Read through the Plugins/Addons offered for whatever CMS you're looking at to meet your needs. Keep in mind that what you need today will most likely change, and when it does, you want to be sure you have the right foundation and availability of software and support to enhance what you started with (rather than replace it, which is always a nightmare). The wealth of Plugins that are available for SE should meet even the most demanding of needs (again, NO system offers everything, so some customization may be required to tweak it). Make sure you read reviews and if you can, try out the software AS THOROUGLY as you can to be sure it does what it says, and more importantly, how you expect it to. SE + Plugins isn't cheap (is that what you want is cheap???) but it is a great value when you see what is available to enhance it. Other CMS may look like the right fit, but it's what's available beyond the 'starter' software that matters. SE is a great foundation to build your dream upon, especially with such great devs as I mentioned above, such as SocialEngineAddons which is also the primary source for support.

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Ferry d.

SocialEngineAddOns + Social Egine

2015-10-09

Hi All, Using social engine in combination with SocialEngineAddOns is the best!

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Source: Capterra
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Daler I.

Daler's review: Best company

2019-06-28

You have great experience in making social communities.

Pros

Service and plugins, timely support.

Cons

nothing. Everything is perfect!

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Charles N.

Program Good? But Great on Greed!

2015-12-08

I bought Pro for $700.00 + some add-on's (when I bought this at the time I remembered they had different packages you can choose from + 2 each templates which I payed for ?!)

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Abdulrahman A.

Verified Reviewer

wonderful solution for communities

2019-05-04

Pros

it has a great value as a standalone platform regardless what other social networks have.

Cons

it has too many features, which it makes it very wide and open platform.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Hisham B.

Verified Reviewer

One of a kind experience

2019-01-24

Pros

I like their simplicity in creating social networks software, they bring all what you need to the platform.

Cons

It has a lot of features as it sometimes forms a headache to map them out when an issue occur. Prices are a little over, it should be less.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Shahed J.

Verified Reviewer

value for money

2019-02-17

Pros

I like their platform, I worked on a website uses their platform, it was full of features that a social network need.

Cons

It has a lot of features as it sometimes caused issues to me to memorize them and know what they do.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Alex A.

A great product with a great team.

2019-11-21

They have manifested the dream I had of making a social network for geeks.

Pros

The software is robust with full custimation and flexible recourses.

Cons

Not much not to like other than no weekend customer support but other than that the team is amazing.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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