SocialEngine PHP

RATING:

4.54

(56)

About SocialEngine PHP

SocialEngine PHP is a community management platform designed to help businesses build custom social network websites with personalized domain names. The application offers a content management system (CMS), which allows administrators to customize page layouts, style and content using a drag-and-drop functionality. It enables organizations to engage with clients, customers and team members through relevant digital content including audio or video sharing, activity feeds, forums, polls, gamification activities and more. Features of SocialEngine PHP include search engine optimization, multi-language support, private chats, message history, email notifications, invitation templates and more. Additionally, the application lets marketing teams target specific profile ty...

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SocialEngine PHP Pricing

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

Starting price: 

$299.00 one time

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

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SocialEngine PHP Reviews

Overall Rating

4.54

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 53 reviews

Juan A.

Verified reviewer

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra 

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

April 2018

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.

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 ;)

Pius

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Internet

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra 

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

May 2022

SocialEngine PHP

SocialEngine is really awesome because you have access to the source code. Knowing how it's built allows you to add features of your own that make sense to you and your ideal users. I run a small community of dog lovers on SocialEngine Managed and it's amazing. They run regular updates to mitigate the bugs and keep improving the features for a better end-user experience.

Pros

You can really customize your Social Network with Plugins and take it to a whole new level. For example with Shop Plugin from the store, I was able to add social commerce and allowed a specific group of members to open stores and sell, just like in the Facebook marketplace and Instagram shops now. There are a lot of their party plugins in the marketplace to help anyone customize their social network to fit the niche they are building for.

Cons

SocailEngine requires a level of expertise to manage, and for me at the beginning as a NoCode builder, it was s challenge. You need to know what you are doing as you have access to the source code and you can mess up at any time when making changes. Now if you are a developer, this is not a problem, but for NoCode bulders like me out there, this will be a challenge you will face as well.

Reasons for choosing SocialEngine PHP

SocialEngine was cheaper and had the particular plugin I needed to get started with my community idea.

Soumaila

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Internet

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra 

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

January 2023

SocialEngine PHP is a platform that allows the creation of a personalized member space.

This tool has allowed me, through the creation of my space, to have a solid data base and to weave very important human relationships thus favoring my activities.

Pros

It is a tool that is full of tools that are essential for the creation of a forum or a member space. However it is easy and simple to install. The multitude of possibilities allows you to create your own social network with ease.

Cons

To take advantage of the benefits of this tool, you need to have a basic knowledge of programming, especially in PHP. What I find as a concern for beginners.

Michael

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Internet

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra 

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

2

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

3

January 2021

Customer support was absolutely terrible

I suggest the good folks at SE take customer support education class and lean some fundamentals of what good support looks like. Then, re-build your company around that! Software is just software, it's the people who support it that matters. The worst of it: slow response times, no updates on status, not giving any proactive info about new releases, or migration to new platform.

Pros

I built an ideation platform using SocialEngine for a university and was the admin for 3+ years. While the software has many good features, the customer support was one of the worst experiences I've had as a professional web developer.

Cons

Working on a new project now and SocialEngine came up again, but this time I advised my clients to steer away from using it.

greg

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra 

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

June 2016

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.

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.

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