Webligo

SocialEngine

5 / 5 32 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Individuals looking to create interest-based social communities and brands looking to have their own branded community.


Average Ratings

32 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $299.00/one-time
  • Pricing Details
    Available in Starter, Pro and Advance Packages
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Webligo
  • www.socialengine.com

About SocialEngine

SocialEngine PHP is a social network platform that lets you create a custom branded social network right out of the box. SocialEngine PHP gives you a simple, unbranded network that you can customize in any way. Youll have the freedom to maintain fine-grained control over all aspects of your site and content. It has a vibrant 3rd party developer community.


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SocialEngine Features

  • Activity / News Feed
  • Advertising Management
  • Blogs
  • Event Calendar
  • Group Management
  • Messaging
  • Photo Management
  • Privacy Options
  • Tagging
  • User Profiles
  • Video Management

SocialEngine Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Social Engine + SocialEngineAddOns = TOPTEAM

Jun 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Some plugins are quite complex to figuur out how everything works but by the good support you have always the feeling that you get there. SEAO really knows what they are doing. There is a top team behind SEAO

Overall: This software has to make sure that my customer base is prepared and that my community Nr1. Gets into his niche.

Great CMS and Plugins make it even better

Jun 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: 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.

SE Team Very Responsive

May 12, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our team is glad that we selected SE as a platform for our site.

Working with Shivani (SE Product Manager) and associates have been great. They exhibit high level of professionalism and active listening - positively responsive in addressing our needs.

Though my team still have a lot to learn; we are confident that the SE folks will always be there to assist us.

We look forward to a long-term Win-Win business engagement.

Fred C.
Principal

Great support

May 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've bought Social Engine, there are some issues and details which could be better. But the support is very helpful and my websites are working good now.

Great platform to start a social network with

Feb 25, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We're using SocialEngine to create a social network where we need to quickly evaluate different aspects, functions and business models. For this purpose, we find that SE fits the bill really well when compared to alternatives such as BuddyPress, PHPFox and other similar solutions.
Pros: Relatively cheap, we own the customizations, mature and lively 3rd party suppliers with modules and themes.
Cons: Developer documentation poor considering this is a development platform as well as a solution.

Excellent Service From Social Engine

Feb 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I was looking for a 'social network' package to set up my website; after a quick search of the internet I found 'Social Engine'. I took out their 30 day free trial and was so impressed that I purchased the licence at the end of the trial period. I have little to no software programming experience but I found the 'Social Engine' user interface simple to use and well documented. When I have had issues their customer support service always helped to resolve the problems quickly and efficiently. Customer support is free for the first 30 days and then a nominal fee (currently $50) for addition 30 days cover, paid as and when needed. There are free packages out there but if you want to start up a 'serious' website, you need good support and not be fumbling around on forums to find out answers to problems and this is where 'Social Engine' is second to none.

Extremely Satisfied Customer Since 2014

Feb 03, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Prior to the summer of 2014, we had researched several companies that provided social networking services. However, Socialengine was the only company that had the ability to provide the entire source code to us as well as many additional Addons and Plugins. After further review we decided to purchase their SE PHP Advanced Plan and it was a great choice. SocialEngine has been there for us every step of the way and they have several methods available when it comes time to do updates and/or upgrades! They are fast, reliable, professional and extremely easy to work with! It's also easy to find 3rd Party entities that build additional Plugins, Addons, Themes or even provide customization.

We can't wait to share with the world what we are creating, but it wouldn't have been possible without the platform we purchased from Socialengine!

Thanks Socialengine!

Do you want the best then Socialengine is for you.

Jan 26, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I own a socialengine website (www.aftertheblacktopends.com) now going on 3 years I have never has any issues that I could not fix myself until recently I moved my website to a new server. I thought I had it under control until it did not work out for me. I opened a Support Ticket and asked for help this is when I found out that Socialengine is the best out there. After some back and forth giving all the information the support staff at socialengine needed, off they went the support staff worked hard on my issue and not once did I get, we cannot fix this issue because it is not our problem. This I have heard from other companies in the past (this is not my first social community software I have used). After a few days, I our website was back up and running faster and smother than ever. If you are looking for a Social community platform Socialengine easily rules the social community platform industry. I have tried others and have not been more impressed than I have been recently with Socialengine It is every bit worth the money as far as I am concerned. Take my past disappointments and advices just go with Socialengine you will not be disappointed

Very happy

Jan 22, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Hardworking, solve any problem, very happy, keep them in future!
My network was great!And I want to sell!
info@dimiweb.com interested in Spanish or English

Red is www.tumedi.com

Great company, great products and great service

Jan 09, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Special thanks to the support staff for their patience in dealing with customers.

Excellent Social Networking Platform

Jan 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

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

SocialEngine PHP + SocialEngineAddons = THE ONLY WAY!

Dec 17, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: If you buy SocialEngine PHP script by itself, you will soon realize that your creativity will be restricted and muffled. But do not worry! SocialEngineAddons has all the plugins, widgets and themes that will complement your site and actually bring it to life.

Between superior quality of their products and also one of the best Tech Support available up to date for this platform, SocialEngineAddons is the perfect combination, if not mandatory, with your SocialEngine PHP script.

So don't wait any longer and make yourself a favor, buy your SocialEngine PHP script + SocialEngineAddons plugins and themes today. You will not regret it, I promise you!

Thank you SocialEngineAddons for taking my site to the next level!

F.D

Program Good? But Great on Greed!

Dec 08, 2015
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: 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 ?!) = $1,000, plus some add-on¿s from SEaddons.com. Free tech support for one month? It did add up fast.

What I am mad about is GREED! Now they want for support is $300.00 (30 days), PRO $500.00 (30 days) & Advance $700.00 for (60 days). Just for your amusement it would cost you $6,000 dollars for one year for support for Pro only! as I read it. So they get you coming and going just to learn it to.

The only FREE VIDEOS is about how to install it. You GREEDY PEOPLE, BE VERY AWARE! of these folks, But I have to stay with them now because I have to much money involved.

Good!

Nov 25, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: Customer service
Cons. A greater diversity of languages is needed

SocialEngine support hosts make it easy for "newbies" like me!

Nov 03, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments:
I had initially gone with another company, but after 1 week I demanded a refund because of poor customer service and tech support. Then I found SocialEngine and I have never had any delays in response, and always the most thorough, and easy to understand explanations and instructions. Anshu and Shivani are the two main support hosts I have been working with, and they have been very patient with me and my millions of "newbie" questions. smile emoticon I would highly recommend SocialEngine, and in fact I have just purchased another month of tech support to assist me in getting this site launched by Christmas. Thank you guys for all your help. Keep up the good work!

They are quick and perfect

Oct 27, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: SE always help me, even although I am not good in English, they always try to understand and help me, they solved my all problems, I really don't regret to buy my SE PHP, I am also thinking of buy new product of them, if they lunch, thanks a lot again, many lucks will be with your SE team.

The best Social Network Software

Oct 16, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am just amazed at how easy and awesome SE is . I've used other platform before making the jump and let me tell you! It was the best decision I made. It is so easy to use, the admin section is so easy to navigate. They have plethora of developers with great products. Thank you SE for making this journey a lot more easier.

SocialEngineAddOns + Social Egine

Oct 09, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Hi All,

Using social engine in combination with SocialEngineAddOns is the best! I have purchased only SocialEngineAddOns products because they always listen, and always find a way to make things work for you. I hope they will continue expanding a long time!

Greetings,
Ferry

Excellent Service

Sep 21, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Thanks for the support from Social Engine to help build EyeDoors dot com. Couldn't have done it without SE. The reply is usually quick and valuable. Wish SE a successful startup and help more people to build their own website. :)

A perfect match SE and SEAddons

Sep 15, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The software Social Engine is well build and works without a hassle . The code is written well and modular so that a big community of developers who are building plugins and mods for the platform are available. One can easily set up a new community with a bunch of functions. We are working with the self-hosted version and one needs to invest some time to make the software work fastly but it is worth the effort.
On our side is the awesome team of SEaddons which is one of the developer teams I mentioned. The have outstanding plugins and themes which we have used since the beginning. Their support is top notch and we have built a long lasting partnership with them. They always have an open ear for our concerns and take our suggestions seriously.
In summary:
Pros: well build, nice code, modular architecture through zend framework, big developer community,
Cons: self-hosted version needs some fine tuning and a powerful server to run on

We would always suggest to go woth the plugins of SEaddons if you are planing to build something more than the next standard social community.

Very happy with SE PHP and SocialEngineAddons plugins and support.

Sep 08, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have recently purchased SocialEngine PHP and SocialEngineAddOns Plugins Package which includes the free 1 year subscription of 'Plus Plan.' I am very happy with the SE PHP, SEAO plugins and the support I have received from their 'Plus Plan' thus far. My request for help has been been answered fairly quickly and successfully. I hope my relationship with SEAO will be a long-term and mutually successful for both of us. Thank you Natasha and Sandeep, the two individuals who have assisted me so far.

Keep up the excellent work and I am hopeful there will be more plugins that I can use.

Social Engine 4 and SocialEngineAddOns, perfect!

Sep 08, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Understanding what is a software community has made me a vibrant professional hoping that success does not depend on a single person but of an entire community, I am very happy with both.

Recommended

Sep 07, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Very nice and amazing service, would recommend to everybody. The customer satisfaction is very high and the team are extremely collaborative. Thanks a lot

I began with a free trial to check that the platform was what I wanted. It certainly was.

Sep 04, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: It's extremely impressive how quickly you can get an online community up and running with SocialEngine. I've used Ning in the past, and so far SocialEngine is winning hands down. Looking to the future, the fact that is customisable is a major plus too.

Socialengine PHP 4 and SocialEngineAddons

Aug 21, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I went through a few social networking scripts and installed SE PHP. It works brilliant, no faults! The default is excellent, does what it says and is very user friendly. I have a few 3rd party plugins installed from SocialEnginAddons. I have been testing the software for 3 months now, no faults! The site is now live, we are getting the first few customers in.
This is when you find some "faults" if you can call it that, which are slight adjustments within the software we want. Explained to the their helpdesk.
Their team has a real fast response and the right solution there and then.

Overall: I am very happy with the software, helpdesk and their services. 10 out of 10 for that!

Guys...Keep up to good work !!

Socialengine PHP 4 and SocialEngineAddons

Aug 19, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I went through a few social networking scripts and installed SE PHP. It works brilliant, no faults! The default is excellent, does what it says and is very user friendly. I have a few 3rd party plugins installed from SocialEnginAddons. I have been testing the software for 3 months now, no faults! The site is now live, we are getting the first few customers in.
This is when you find some "faults" if you can call it that, which are slight adjustments within the software we want. Explained to the their helpdesk.
Their team has a real fast response and the right solution there and then.

Overall: I am very happy with the software, helpdesk and their services. 10 out of 10 for that!

Guys...Keep up to good work !!

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

May 23, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros- As a complete beginner, the biggest pro for me is how easy the admin side is; this really is social networking for dummies. The control panel is very well laid out and incredibly easy to follow. I can't emphasise enough how brilliant the support from Socialengine is. 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.
Cons- NONE

Vendor Response

by Webligo on May 26, 2015

Thanks for the great review. We're happy we were able to respond quickly and create a positive interaction.

Experience with SocialEngine

Feb 26, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been working with SocialEngines with my project for about seven months now and I have watch my simple idea transform into a possible profitable business. I would like to thank the team for all of the hard work and effect, which was put towards my project. The staff not only assisted with the development of my website but they also provided my company with applications for both android and iOS devices. I would highly recommend this organization with anyone in that is looking for an image change or updating, outdated software at a reasonable prices, expedient timing, and quality customer service. I rate this company a 5 of 5 overall experience.

Vendor Response

by Webligo on February 27, 2015

Ivory, awesome to hear your building your business with SocialEngine and thanks for the positive review.

Not bad but something I wouldn't recommend

Jul 15, 2010
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Customer Support

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.

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

Excellent Social Media Engine

Sep 22, 2009
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

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

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

Jan 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Apr 27, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money