Comparison of social networking software

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Social networking software provide the basis for community driven content and social/business networking.

Social networking software comparison[edit]

Category IsVipi Tiki Wiki BuddyPress Elgg eXo Platform Jamroom Drupal Telligent Community ImpressCMS Joomla! Oxwall phpFox XOOPS SocialEngine Kune
Last Access 2014-06-06 2011-02-21 2010-03-25 2014-01-01 2014-01-25 2013-11-07 2008-11-02 2009-06-23 2012-04-22 2007-03-05 2014-07-08 2011-03-10 2010-06-06 2012-02-24 2012-04-22
License GPL 3.0 LGPL 2.1[1] GPL 2.0 Open source under the GPL 2.0[2] [6] LGPL MPL GPL 2.0[3] [7] Custom GPL 2.0 GPL 2.0 CPAL 1.0 Custom[4] GPL 2.0 Custom AGPLv3
Cost Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Per License Free Free Free $99, $199, $299 Free from $299, to $669 with all options Free
Source Code Yes Yes Yes Freely available via stable releases and development SVN Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Version 1.0.3 9.0 1.6.4 1.8.16 4.0.4 5.1.4 5.12, 6.16 5.0 1.3.2 1.5.20 1.7.0 3.3.0 2.4.4 4.7 0.2.0 (beta/production)
Installation Out of the box Out of the box Out of the box Out of the box Out of the box Out of the box Out of the box Out of the box Out of the box Out of the box Out of the box/hosted Out of the box Out of the box Out of the box Out of the box (deb package)
Codebase PHP, MySQL PHP, MySQL PHP, MySQL PHP, MySQL/PostgreSQL Java, MySQL / PostgreSQL / Oracle / Microsoft SQL Server PHP, MySQL PHP, MySQL ASP.NET 3.5 / Microsoft SQL Server PHP, MySQL PHP, MySQL PHP, MySQL PHP, MySQL PHP, MySQL PHP, MySQL Java-based GWT, auto-generated AJAX
SSO support Active Directory built in OpenID + LDAP + Active Directory built in Facebook Connect Twitter Connect LDAP OpenID (via plugins) LDAP built in, OpenID by plugin OpenID + LDAP + Active Directory built in Module[5] OpenID, module OpenID LDAP Active Directory Facebook Cookie Forms OpenID + LDAP + Yubikey + Active Directory built in OpenID, module Facebook Connect Facebook Connect LDAP + Active Directory built in Facebook Connect, module Under development
RSS Yes Yes Yes Blog, Files, Groups, Users, Tags Yes Module[5] Yes Yes Yes Yes Plugin Yes Yes ? ?
RSS Reader/Aggregator No Yes No Yes Yes Module[5] Module Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ? ?
Access control User levels, Groups Yes User levels, Groups Users, groups (extensible via plugins) Users levels, Groups, Pages Yes Yes Yes Users, Groups Yes Users roles Users, Groups Users, Groups Users levels, Groups, Pages Users (with roles), Groups
Wiki Yes Yes Plugin Plugin Yes No Module Yes Module No No Plugin Module No Yes
Forum Yes Yes Yes Plugin Yes Module[5] Yes Yes Module Component Plugin Yes Module Plugin, $40 Yes
Blog Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Module[5] Yes Yes Module Yes Plugin Yes Module Plugin, $40 Yes
Media sharing Yes File Galleries (Image, Video, Audio) and Kaltura integration[6] via choice of plugins Image, video, audio, documents, any filetype, automatic podcast support (Kaltura Elgg Plugin)[7] Yes Yes Module (Kaltura All-in-One Video Module)[8] Yes Yes ? via plugins Yes Yes plugins : Photo $40, Music $30, Video $40 Image, Video, Audio, Maps, etc
Messaging Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Module[5] Module Yes Yes Yes Plugin Yes Yes Yes XMPP compliant & chat-rooms
Event Calendar Yes Yes Plugin Plugin Yes Module[5] Module Module Module Plugin Plugin Yes Module Plugin, $40 Yes
Social Grouping Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Module Yes Module Plugin Plugin Yes Module Plugin, $40 Yes
Tagging No Yes Forum tagging and Group tagging via plugin Yes Yes Module[5] Module Yes Module ? Yes Yes Module Plugin, $40 Under development
Connectivity Yes Webservices Plugin (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube) Plugin (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, VEOH) Webservices Module[5] via third party integration like Octazen scripts Facebook, Google, Content Mirroring, RSS importer, External Widgets @all by Module ? Yes Module Yes Depends
Bookmark Sharing / Management ? Yes ? via plugin No Module[5] ? Module @all by Module ? Plugin Yes Yes Facebook, Twitter ?
Poll Generation/Tally ? Yes ? Plugin Yes No Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes Module Yes Yes
Contact Management ? Yes ? Yes No Module[5] ? Yes Module ? Yes Yes Module Yes Yes
Supports the Semantic Web ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? Under development
Supports DataPortability ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ?
Customizable Yes Yes Yes, based on WordPress theme and plugin architecture Extensible via plugins with a flexible API; skinnable; available in many languages Extensible via plugins with a flexible API; skinnable; available in many languages Extensible via modules; skinnable; multi-lingual capable Module Extensible via plugins, widgets, tasks, events, REST; skinnable; available in many languages Module, Plugins, ImpressCMS Persitable Framework (IPF) ? Open source, Plugins, Themes, Events, Widgets Yes Module Yes Open source; extensible via gadgets (wave extensions) & via modules; skinnable; available in many languages
Comment Open source, free, extensible, clean and SEO optimized Based on WordPress. "Clean, simple" Small Core, almost everything is a module. Profile centric, content is primarily on the users profile. Community and collaboration platform with many integrated core applications Content management Customizable Facebook-style newsfeed Modular approach.[9] plugin based, white label, well documented, 30 days free trial Federated, focused on real-time group collaboration and social networking, Apache Wave-based
Category IsVipi Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware BuddyPress ELGG eXo Platform Jamroom Drupal Telligent Community ImpressCMS Joomla! Oxwall phpFox XOOPS SocialEngine Kune

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tiki Wiki License (GNU Lesser General Public License v. 2.1)". Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Elgg License". Elgg Open Source Social Networking Engine. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "About Drupal". Drupal Open Source CMS. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "phpFox License Agreement". phpFox Social Networking Script. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Jamroom Marketplace System". youtube. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Kaltura". Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Kaltura Collaborative Video Plugin". The Elgg Community. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Kaltura's Open Source All-in-One Video Module for Drupal". Drupal Open Source CMS. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Why XOOPS?". XOOPS Web Application System. Retrieved 30 October 2011.