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Whats the best CMS for social sites like Facebook?

Discussion in 'Content Management' started by Win_XP, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. #1
    Hi, I need a CMS to build some social sites like Facebook, any ideas?

    Thanks,
     
    Win_XP, Apr 26, 2012 IP
  2. GMF

    GMF Well-Known Member

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    Mh.. there are some open source applications that one could use to build a social network

    Elgg
    Dolphin
    JCow
    Oxwall
    Beatz
    Budypress

    I haven't used any of them, so you have to search a bit and decide which one to use :p
     
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    Alex210 Well-Known Member

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    I would build it in Drupal as it already has the basic features for a social site.
     
    Alex210, Apr 26, 2012 IP
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    Win_XP Active Member

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    Thanks, I will try the Elgg thing...
     
    Win_XP, Apr 26, 2012 IP
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    xendurinan Banned

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    I just know about those
    Oxwall
    Beatz
    Budypress
     
    xendurinan, Apr 26, 2012 IP
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    Nigel Lew, Apr 26, 2012 IP
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    Win_XP Active Member

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    phpfox looks promising, thanks Nigel :)
     
    Win_XP, Apr 26, 2012 IP
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    ilook Well-Known Member

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    There are only just a few good social networking scripts around.
    Actually 3 well known and solid, they exist for many years already and have good support too and private forums.

    phpFox - http://www.phpfox.com (the best of the 3)

    Social Engine - http://www.socialengine.net

    Jomsocial - http://www.jomsocial.com (this is a Joomla component, Joomla itself is free)
     
    ilook, Apr 27, 2012 IP
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    Nigel Lew Notable Member

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    No sweat. If you don't have the wind to knock it up with Elgg... phpfox is the answer really. Dolphin sucks and while anything baked into wordpress is tits, buddy press is not the answer either.

    N.
     
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    chinasa Peon

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    Drupal is a better CMS for facebook stuff.
     
    chinasa, Apr 28, 2012 IP
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    Drupal is best CMS for social media sites.
     
    grbrains123, Apr 29, 2012 IP
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    what if its something between elgg, buddypress joomla or drupal?
     
    samilakosala, May 11, 2012 IP
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    So of the free ones, elgg is better than dolphin? :)
     
    tradester, May 13, 2012 IP
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    ilook Well-Known Member

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    @irishcoder

    Hell no, don't go for the ABK Soft drama....
    Russian scammers.
     
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    Contentscreators Guest

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    It would be the best option to have one developed for your immediate requirements an then expand it as you grow.
     
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    What is the best of open source softwares?
     
    samilakosala, May 19, 2012 IP
  18. gss

    gss Greenhorn

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    I don't agree with you guys mentioning that Drupal is good for social networking at all!... You have no friend list, you cannot sent private messages, it is not possible to have your profile page, your gallery with pictures...

    Many of these things can be possible, but the integration between them is not good... Drupal for social networking requires lots of customization...
     
    gss, Aug 27, 2013 IP