SocialEngine

Create your own social network

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SocialEngine Overview

What is SocialEngine?

SocialEngine is a feature-rich white label social networking application.

SocialEngine gives you a simple, unbranded network that you can customize in any way. You’ll have the freedom to maintain fine-grained control over all aspects of your site and content.
No “powered-by” branding.

Your community's content is yours to own. Unlike most hosted services, SocialEngine never prevents you from moving your community or serving your own advertisements.

You'll have the complete PHP source code to play with, making it possible to add or integrate your custom features.

SocialEngine is hosted on your own server where you have complete control over your community.

SocialEngine is now in its fourth version and has been used by over 8,900 individuals, hobby groups, professional organizations, schools, institutions, and all kinds of other people, cumulatively hosting millions of end users.

SocialEngine Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$299,00

Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Value for money

A licence valid for one installation is $299
Plugins are $40 each


SocialEngine Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China, India
Supported Languages
English

Media

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SocialEngine Reviews

SocialEngine Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
41

Very good
7

Average
3

Poor
0

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,4
Features
4,6
Ease of Use
4,5
Customer Support
4,6
92% recommended this app
Juan a. H.

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

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


Greg F.

Great CMS and Plugins make it even better

SE deserves 5-stars for everything, but it's the 3rd-Party Plugins that give it the 5-star for Features & Functionality. I spent over a year searching, researching, demoing, etc. many many CMS / Community Mgmt/Engagement apps. Although there were a few that were basically tied (for various reasons), it is the wealth of 3rd-Party Plugins that makes SE stand above the rest.

Almost anything you can imagine can be done through existing Plugins (and if not, modifications can easily be made by some excellent devs). There were many Plugins that I have found useful by devs such as SocialEngineExperts, SocialEngineSolutions, Radcodes, Webhive, Hire-Experts, what really sold me on providing the bulk of the functionality I required was SocialEngineAddons.

SocialEngineAddons offers many many Plugins that make SE actually useful for anything other than a very small community. Don't get me wrong, SE does a find job with what it offers, but SEAO is actually the primary reason I went with SE.

Support has been excellent by SE, all of the devs I've worked with, as well as especially SEAO. They always go the extra mile, and start working on tickets immediately. And, like any software, there are times when things are a little more difficult to resolve than other times - and that's where they really shine. They are there and keep working on things until you are satisfied.

So, if you're looking for a good CMS, SE will serve you well. If you're looking for a great CMS, SE is a great engine/back-end that other excellent devs build upon to make it more than you could ever hope for.


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Barry D.

SEAO is what makes Social Engine a GREAT choice!


Richard G.

Social Engine + SocialEngineAddOns - Score 10/10


Juan a. H.

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/04/25
Review Source: Capterra

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.
I highly recommend them for any job.

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

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Greg F.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great CMS and Plugins make it even better

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2016/06/24
Review Source: Capterra

SE deserves 5-stars for everything, but it's the 3rd-Party Plugins that give it the 5-star for Features & Functionality. I spent over a year searching, researching, demoing, etc. many many CMS / Community Mgmt/Engagement apps. Although there were a few that were basically tied (for various reasons), it is the wealth of 3rd-Party Plugins that makes SE stand above the rest.

Almost anything you can imagine can be done through existing Plugins (and if not, modifications can easily be made by some excellent devs). There were many Plugins that I have found useful by devs such as SocialEngineExperts, SocialEngineSolutions, Radcodes, Webhive, Hire-Experts, what really sold me on providing the bulk of the functionality I required was SocialEngineAddons.

SocialEngineAddons offers many many Plugins that make SE actually useful for anything other than a very small community. Don't get me wrong, SE does a find job with what it offers, but SEAO is actually the primary reason I went with SE.

Support has been excellent by SE, all of the devs I've worked with, as well as especially SEAO. They always go the extra mile, and start working on tickets immediately. And, like any software, there are times when things are a little more difficult to resolve than other times - and that's where they really shine. They are there and keep working on things until you are satisfied.

So, if you're looking for a good CMS, SE will serve you well. If you're looking for a great CMS, SE is a great engine/back-end that other excellent devs build upon to make it more than you could ever hope for.

Pros

Sheesh - where do I start. 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

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

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Outdated for years

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/08/19
Review Source: GetApp

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.
These days it's slow,ugly and outdated which can partly be covered by few modules.In general I feel sorry I have ever tried it but when I bought this software there were no many other options available.I wouldn't recommend it mainly because of the time and the recources I have wasted so far.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Barry D.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

SEAO is what makes Social Engine a GREAT choice!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/01/17
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Social Engine is about average when it comes to Social Media Platforms with lots of potential. Then came along SEAO [Social Engine Add Ons] to the "RESCUE"!!! If you are looking to taking your Social Media Platform to the "NEXT LEVEL" you MUST use SEAO Plugins to stand out in a crowd. Their Advanced plugins are a "MUST" for your Social Media Platform. I have added all of them to my website and it's like WOW! SEAO is always developing NEW plugins to help your Social Engine Platform stay competitive with the "BIG BOYS" out there. Their SUPPORT is superior and plugin prices are VERY competitive, but ALWAYS compatible with 3rd party plugins. If you already have or are interested in having your own Social Engine Platform, do yourself a "TREMENDOUS" favor and make SEAO your 1st option when purchasing additional plugins... You will NOT regret it!!!

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Richard G.
Industry: Internet
Company size: Self Employed

Social Engine + SocialEngineAddOns - Score 10/10

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/05/24
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

These ease of use and overall support getting the fragdna project off the ground. I would recommend this software to anyone thinking of using it for their project. I use the SocialEngineAddons plugins which I think are the best and most user friendly out there, these guys are real pro's and support is quick, no waiting around also seem to be a friend bunch willing to put in that extra effort. 10/10

Cons

Sometimes when updating plugins I have to re-tweek my custom code, with regular backups it's only a few minutes to fix things. Apart from that very minor issue I have no complaints about SE software or support

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,2/10
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SocialEngine Pricing

SocialEngine Pricing

Starting from
US$299,00
Free Trial
One Time License
Value for money

A licence valid for one installation is $299
Plugins are $40 each

A licence valid for one installation is $299
Plugins are $40 each

Value for Money
4,4/5
Based on 52 user ratings
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SocialEngine Features

SocialEngine Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Analysis
Campaign Management
Campaign Segmentation
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Marketing Management
Engagement Analytics
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Marketing
Real Time Analytics
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Features
4,6/5
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Additional information for SocialEngine

Additional information for SocialEngine

Key features of SocialEngine

  • Activity Feeds
  • Advertising
  • Anti-spam
  • Blogs
  • Content Management
  • Member Profiles
  • Network Structure
  • Photo albums
  • Private messaging
  • Search & Browse

SocialEngine FAQs

SocialEngine FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for SocialEngine.

Q. What type of pricing plans does SocialEngine offer?

SocialEngine offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$299,00

Pricing model: One Time License

Free Trial: Not Available

A licence valid for one installation is $299 Plugins are $40 each

Q. What are the main features of SocialEngine?

SocialEngine offers the following features:

  • Activity Feeds
  • Advertising
  • Anti-spam
  • Blogs
  • Content Management
  • Member Profiles
  • Network Structure
  • Photo albums
  • Private messaging
  • Search & Browse

Q. Who are the typical users of SocialEngine?

SocialEngine has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does SocialEngine support?

SocialEngine supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does SocialEngine offer?

SocialEngine has the following pricing plans:

One Time License

Q. Does SocialEngine support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices SocialEngine supports

Q. What other apps does SocialEngine integrate with?

SocialEngine integrates with the following applications:

CDN77, Channelize.io, CometChat

Q. What level of support does SocialEngine offer?

We do not have any information about what support options SocialEngine has