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What is SocialEngine?
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.

Why a platform?

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.

Only buy the features you want.

Other social network apps overwhelm your users with superfluous features. History shows that the simpler, user-friendlier social networks are more likely to succeed. SocialEngine allows you to buy features "à la carte." This means that if your unique idea includes specific features like blogs or photo albums, you can build them yourself or buy them from us for a small fee.


"SocialEngine has enabled us to bring our business to life. Having traveled the web to find a technology provider for our new online club we found that SocialEngine was the simple, most effective and most adaptable application to create the social network part of our club. We highly recommend SocialEngine to anyone who wants to start their own online community."
- Max Ryerson
"This is simply the best social networking software money can buy - hands down. It worked great right 'out of the box', providing me and my client everything we needed to get up and running fast. The Smarty template system combined with well organized CSS allows for easy customization, and the assortment of add-on features is excellent. Installation was very user friendly, and I found your customer support to be very helpful, providing help even over the weekend! I would certainly recommend your social networking software to anyone seriously interested in starting an online social networking site. Thanks again for a great product!"
- Timothy Vandenberg
"Just a note of thanks for such a wonderful platform. It has been a pleasure to work with your product. I wish all software developers approached their products like you do. And on top of that your support has been exceptional."
- Brent MacKinnon



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