Comparison of social networking software

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Social networking software provides the technological basis for community driven content sharing and social networking.

Social networking software comparison[edit]

Category pH7CMS Dolphin Trident IsVipi Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware BuddyPress Elgg eXo Platform Helprace Jamroom Drupal Telligent Community ImpressCMS Joomla! Oxwall phpFox XOOPS SocialEngine Kune mooSocial
Last Access 2015-07-05 2015-06-08 2015-06-08 2014-06-06 2015-01-06 2010-03-25 2014-01-01 2014-01-25 2014-11-17 2013-11-07 2008-11-02 2009-06-23 2012-04-22 2007-03-05 2015-07-14 2011-03-10 2010-06-06 2012-02-24 2012-04-22 2015-04-16
License GPL 3.0 CPAL 1.0 Custom GPL 3.0 LGPL 2.1[1] GPL 2.0 Open source under the GPL 2.0[2] [6] LGPL Custom[3] MPL GPL 2.0[4] [7] Custom GPL 2.0 GPL 2.0 CPAL 1.0 Custom[5] GPL 2.0 Custom AGPLv3 Custom
Cost Free or $487 one-time, $27/mo for commercial site and premium features Free, $299, $599 Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Per License Free Free Free $99, $199, $299 Free from $299, to $669 with all options Free Per License
Source code Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Freely available via stable releases and development SVN Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Version 1.2.1 7.1.6 8.0.0 1.0.3 13.1, 12.3 LTS, 9.9 LTS 1.6.4 1.8.16 4.0.4 5.21 5.2.35 5.12, 6.16 5.0 1.3.2 1.5.20 1.7.5 3.3.0 2.4.4 4.7 0.2.0 (beta/production) 2.2.0
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 SaaS 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) Out of the box
Codebase PHP, MySQL, MariaDB PHP, MySQL PHP, MySQL PHP, MySQL PHP, MySQL PHP, MySQL PHP, MySQL/PostgreSQL Java, MySQL / PostgreSQL / Oracle / Microsoft SQL Server PHP, MySQL 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 PHP, MySQL
SSO support Facebook Connect, Twitter, Google Account, Microsoft Account Facebook Connect + Twitter + Google Account + Yahoo! ID + LinkedIn Facebook Connect Facebook Connect Twitter Connect LDAP OpenID (via plugins) LDAP built in, OpenID by plugin OpenID + LDAP + Active Directory built in OpenID + OAuth + Facebook + Twitter built in Module[6] 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 [[Facebook Connect] + [Gmail Connect]]
RSS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Blog, Files, Groups, Users, Tags Yes Yes Module[6] Yes Yes Yes Yes Plugin Yes Yes ? ? Yes
RSS Reader/Aggregator Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes No Module[6] Module Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? No
Access control Group Levels, Memberships User levels, Actions, Privacy, Groups User levels, Actions, Privacy, Groups User levels, Groups Yes User levels, Groups Users, groups (extensible via plugins) Users levels, Groups, Pages Roles Yes Yes Yes Users, Groups Yes Users roles Users, Groups Users, Groups Users levels, Groups, Pages Users (with roles), Groups Users, Groups
Wiki Plugin No No Yes Yes Plugin Plugin Yes Yes No Module Yes Module No No Plugin Module No Yes Plugin
Forum Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Plugin Yes Yes Module[6] Yes Yes Module Component Plugin Yes Module Plugin, $40 Yes Plugin
Blog Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Module[6] Yes Yes Module Yes Plugin Yes Module Plugin, $40 Yes Yes
Media sharing Images/Photos, Videos, Maps, etc. photos, video, audio, docs photos, video Yes File Galleries (Image, Video, Audio) and Kaltura integration[7] via choice of plugins Image, video, audio, documents, any filetype, automatic podcast support (Kaltura Elgg Plugin)[8] Yes Yes Yes Module (Kaltura All-in-One Video Module)[9] Yes Yes ? via plugins Yes Yes plugins : Photo $40, Music $30, Video $40 Image, Video, Audio, Maps, etc via plugins
Messaging Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Module[6] Module Yes Yes Yes Plugin Yes Yes Yes XMPP compliant & chat-rooms Plugin
Event Calendar No Yes Yes Yes Yes Plugin Plugin Yes No Module[6] Module Module Module Plugin Plugin Yes Module Plugin, $40 Yes Yes
social grouping; undocumented, meaningless term ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Module Yes Module Plugin Plugin Yes Module Plugin, $40 Yes Yes
Tagging Hashtags on all modules Yes hashtags, user tags No Yes Forum tagging and Group tagging via plugin Yes Yes Yes Module[6] Module Yes Module ? Yes Yes Module Plugin, $40 Under development Yes
Connectivity Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft Yes Yes Yes Webservices Plugin (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube) Plugin (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, VEOH) Webservices Facebook Module[6] via third party integration like Octazen scripts Facebook, Google, Content Mirroring, RSS importer, External Widgets @all by Module ? Yes Module Yes Depends Depends
Bookmark Sharing / Management Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? via plugin No No Module[6] ? Module @all by Module ? Plugin Yes Yes Facebook, Twitter ? Yes
Poll Generation/Tally No Yes No ? Yes ? Plugin Yes No Module[10] Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes Module Yes Yes Plugin
Contact Management Yes ? Yes ? Yes No ? Module[6] ? Yes Module ? Yes Yes Module Yes Yes Module
Supports the Semantic Web ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? Under development Under development
Supports DataPortability ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ?
Customizable Yes Yes Yes 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 Yes 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 Open source, Plugins, Themes, Events, Widgets
Comment Responsive design,Highly secure, 96% OOP code, MVC pattern, Module & Template Based Approach, Highly SEO Optimized Open source, fully customisable, long development history Mobile-friendly, responsive by design Open source, free, extensible, clean and SEO optimized Based on WordPress. Community support platform. SEO optimized. 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.[11] plugin based, white label, well documented, 30 days free trial Federated, focused on real-time group collaboration and social networking, Apache Wave-based Customizable Facebook-style newsfeed
Category pH7 Social Dating CMS BoonEx Dolphin Trident[12] IsVipi Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware BuddyPress ELGG eXo Platform Helprace Jamroom Drupal Telligent Community ImpressCMS Joomla! Oxwall phpFox XOOPS SocialEngine Kune mooSocial

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. ^ "Helprace Terms of Use". Helprace social support software. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "About Drupal". Drupal Open Source CMS. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "phpFox License Agreement". phpFox Social Networking Script. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Jamroom Marketplace System". youtube. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Kaltura". Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Kaltura Collaborative Video Plugin". The Elgg Community. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Kaltura's Open Source All-in-One Video Module for Drupal". Drupal Open Source CMS. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "jrPoll". jamroom. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Why XOOPS?". XOOPS Web Application System. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  12. ^ http://www.cmscritic.com/trident-beta-released-build-mobile-friendly-social-networks/

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