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 Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware BuddyPress Elgg eXo Platform Jamroom Drupal Telligent Community ImpressCMS Joomla! Oxwall Open Source Social Network (software) Ossn XOOPS SocialEngine Kune
Last Access 2015-07-05 2015-06-08 2015-01-06 2010-03-25 2014-01-01 2014-01-25 2013-11-07 2008-11-02 2009-06-23 2012-04-22 2007-03-05 2015-07-14 2015-08-18 2010-06-06 2012-02-24 2012-04-22
License GPL 3.0 CPAL 1.0 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 GPL 2.0 GPL 2.0 Custom AGPLv3
Cost Free or $487 one-time, $27/mo for commercial site and premium features Free, $299, $599 Free Free Free Free Free Free Per License Free Free Free Free Free from $299, to $669 with all options Free
Source code Yes Yes Yes Yes Freely available via stable releases and development SVN Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Version 1.2.1 7.1.6 13.1, 12.3 LTS, 9.9 LTS 1.6.4 1.8.16 4.0.4 5.2.35 5.12, 6.16 5.0 1.3.2 1.5.20 1.7.5 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 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, MariaDB 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 Facebook Connect, Twitter, Google Account, Microsoft Account Facebook Connect + Twitter + Google Account + Yahoo! ID + LinkedIn LDAP built in, OpenID by plugin OpenID + LDAP + Active Directory built in OpenID + OAuth + Facebook + Twitter built in Module[4] 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 Under development Facebook Connect, module Under development Facebook Connect + Gmail Connect
RSS Yes Yes Yes Yes Blog, Files, Groups, Users, Tags Yes Module[4] Yes Yes Yes Yes Plugin ? Yes ? ?
RSS Reader/Aggregator Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Module[4] Module Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? ?
Access control Group Levels, Memberships User levels, Actions, Privacy, 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 Plugin No Yes Plugin Plugin Yes No Module Yes Module No No No Module No Yes
Forum Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Plugin Yes Module[4] Yes Yes Module Component Yes Yes Module Plugin, $40
Blog Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Module Yes Plugin Yes Component Plugin, $40 Yes Yes
Media sharing Images/Photos, Videos, Maps, etc. photos, video, audio, docs File Galleries (Image, Video, Audio) and Kaltura integration[5] via choice of plugins Image, video, audio, documents, any filetype, automatic podcast support (Kaltura Elgg Plugin)[6] Yes Yes Module (Kaltura All-in-One Video Module)[7] Yes Yes ? via plugins Images/Photos, Videos, Maps, etc. Yes plugins : Photo $40, Music $30, Video $40 Image, Video, Audio, Maps, etc
Messaging Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Module[4] Module Yes Yes Yes Plugin Yes Yes Yes XMPP compliant & chat-rooms
Event Calendar No Yes Yes Plugin Plugin Yes Module[4] Module Module Module Plugin Plugin Module Module Plugin, $40 Yes
Social Grouping ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Module Yes Module Plugin Plugin Yes Module Plugin, $40 Yes
Tagging Hashtags on all modules Yes Yes Forum tagging and Group tagging via plugin Yes Yes Module[4] Module Yes Module ? Yes ? Module Plugin, $40 Under development
Connectivity Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft Yes Webservices Plugin (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube) Plugin (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, VEOH) Webservices Module[4] via third party integration like Octazen scripts Facebook, Google, Content Mirroring, RSS importer, External Widgets @all by Module ? ? Module Yes Depends
Bookmark Sharing / Management Yes Yes Yes ? via plugin No Module[4] ? Module @all by Module ? Plugin Yes No Yes Facebook, Twitter ?
Poll Generation/Tally No Yes Yes ? Plugin Yes Module[8] Yes ? Yes Yes ? No Module Yes Yes
Contact Management Yes ? Yes No ? Module[4] Yes Module ? Yes Yes Module ? Yes Module ?
Supports the Semantic Web ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? Under development
Supports DataPortability ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ?
Customizable 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 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 Responsive design,Highly secure, 96% OOP code, MVC pattern, Module & Template Based Approach, Highly SEO Optimized Open source, fully customisable, long development history Based on WordPress. 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 Responsive backend, frontend similar to facebook Modular approach.[9] Federated, focused on real-time group collaboration and social networking, Apache Wave-based
Category pH7CMS Dolphin Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware BuddyPress ELGG eXo Platform Jamroom Drupal Telligent Community ImpressCMS Joomla! Oxwall Open Source Social Network (software) Ossn 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. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Jamroom Marketplace System". youtube. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kaltura". Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Kaltura Collaborative Video Plugin". The Elgg Community. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Kaltura's Open Source All-in-One Video Module for Drupal". Drupal Open Source CMS. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "jrPoll". jamroom. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Why XOOPS?". XOOPS Web Application System. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 

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