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Social Network – PHP Social Networking System is a powerful PHP script designed to allow you to create your own Social Network! It uses a beautiful Bootstrap design, has integrated live chat, pages, albums, image uploading, powerful Admin Panel and more. It’s powered by MySQL and PHP.

Test Drive Before You Buy

Demo Link:

Demo Login Details (Admin):
Password: test123

Non-Admin Details:
Password: test123

DEMO DATA resets every 30 minutes. Feel free to mess around  :)

Our Guarantee

  • Provide excellent support with a fast response rate.
  • Patch and fix any bugs or broken content.
  • Help get you setup and installed!
  • Answer any questions you may have.

Social Network is also very secure!

  • Secure Database that uses prepared statements so no SQL Injection!
  • Protects against CSRF attacks!
  • HTML Filter to protect against XSS attacks!
  • Built using the latest CodeIgniter Framework Version 3.0+ that has been tried and tested by millions of developers.
  • Passwords are encrypted using PHPass Library, standard bcrypt encryption.
  • Captcha enabled pages to prevent spam!
  • Google reCAPTCHA
  • Brute Force protection on login

Full Feature List

  • Feed System
    • Each user can make posts to their Feed which their friends can also see.
    • Feed Posts can be made with the Feed Editor, that allows you to make emotive responses.
    • Upload Images directly from a post.
    • Upload Videos and YouTube URLs.
    • Users can share posts from other users to their own feed.
    • Tagged users using the @mention symbol.
    • Create Polls for other users to vote on
    • Use #hashtags to get your post trending
    • Choose a location powered by Google Maps to let people know where you are.
    • Tell everyone who you’re with by mentioning users in your posts.
    • Posts can contain Emojis!
    • Infinite Scrolling
    • Can turn off notifications for individual posts.
    • Save any post to your list of Saved Posts.
    • Edit/Delete any post on the fly.
    • Comment and sub-comment system.
    • Like any feed post.
    • Show albums of images with gallery viewer.
  • Frontpage
    • Frontpage will show posts from all your friends and pages you’re a member of.
    • Trending Hashtags will show the top 5 trending hashtags (most used)
    • Shows Newest Users & Newest Pages.
    • Admins have access to All Pages and All Posts sections.
    • Saved posts displays any posts you have saved.
    • Sidebar shows your most recent online friends.
    • Display Adverts; Rotation adverts will show a random advert until it’s pageviews reach zero.
  • Blog System
    • Users can create their own blogs and blog posts.
    • Blog posts can be public or private(friends only).
    • Users can share their blog posts to their feed.
    • Can be enabled/disabled from the Admin Panel.
    • Blogs section shows list of new public posts to everyone.
    • Admins can edit/delete all blogs/blog posts.
  • Chat System
    • Live chat allows you to chat with any of your friends (AJAX)
    • Can have multiple chat windows at any time.
    • Disable chat in Admin Panel.
    • View all chats in the Inbox, as well as reply/create new chats.
    • Clicking on a friend in the sidebar will load up their chat window automatically.
  • User & Registration System
    • Users can register for an account using the quick and easy register page.
    • Captcha enabled registration page to prevent bots from spamming your site (can be disabled in Admin Panel (includes Google ReCaptcha)
    • Users can also register accounts using their Social Network(Google, Facebook, Twitter) accounts, making it even quicker to sign up to your site!
    • Login System comes with a Forgotten Password page, to allow users to reset their password via email.
    • Prevents spam by making sure the email address is unique and valid.
    • Passwords are encrypted using PHPass library to make sure your data is safe!
    • Can disable registration from Admin Panel, as well as Social Login option.
    • User roles allow you to give permissions to specific users.
    • User notifications, including email reminders.
    • Profiles with customisable header and avatar sections.
    • Profiles contain all posts made by that user.
    • Other users can post directly to the user’s profile.
    • Profiles show off the user’s friends list and albums they have created.
    • Custom Fields for each user can be made in the Admin Panel to show up on the profile.
    • Relationship Statuses
    • Any user can be reported, with reports being sent to the Admin Panel.
  • Pages

    • Users can create custom pages with the User Role Page Creator.
    • Each page has it’s own members section, albums and events calendar.
    • Pages can be set to private/public so that only certain users can see/view them.
    • Members of Pages can have their Page Role set to Admin to help update the page.
    • Invite Members to join your page.
    • Albums allow you to organise photos and images better.
    • Events section allows you to post an Event on your page, with details such as time, location etc.
    • Events can be marked as attending/not attending. Post events to Page Feed.
    • Any page can be reported, with reports being sent to the Admin Panel.
  • Microtransactions

    • Users can purchase credits to use on the site.
    • Supported Payment Gateways: PayPal, Stripe, 2Checkout
    • Users can purchase a Rotation Ad space. Display their own advert on the site.
    • Users can promote a post for X amount of pageviews where the promoted post is displayed on the frontpage.
    • Users can purchase a verified sign icon.
    • Admin can approve of all submitted Promoted Posts/Adverts.
    • See Payment Logs in Admin Panel.
  • Members & Settings
    • Search Members by username, first name, last name, email.
    • User Profiles.
    • User Settings area allows user to change their avatar, update their name and other information.
    • Change Password option in Settings page too.
    • Privacy settings which allow the user to set who can see what and perform what actions.
    • Add their social network profiles for other sites.
    • See page invites and friend requests.
  • User Roles
    • User Role system allows you to assign specific permissions to users.
    • Set a default User Role in the Admin panel.
    • Admins have access to all sections of the site.
    • Create custom User Roles in the Admin Panel.
  • Admin Panel
    • Able to disable registration
    • Able to disable Captcha, Google ReCaptcha
    • Change site name, logo and other settings.
    • Able to disable social network login
    • Manage Members allows you to edit, delete and view Member information, such as their IP address, email and when they last logged in.
    • User Groups allow you to sort and categorize members easily.
    • Email Templates make translating emails much more easier by using our Email Templates option.
    • Email Members area allows you to send emails to all of your registered emails. Select by User Group, Username or All Users.
    • IP Blocking system allows you to block certain IPs from registering accounts and from logging in.
    • Manage Custom Fields for Users.
    • View reports of bad profiles/pages.
    • Manage Rotation Ads, Promoted Posts and Verified Requests.
    • Manage Advert settings, including controlling pricing of adverts.
  • Translation Ready
    • Easy translate the entire system by modifying our translation files (just 3 to edit!)
    • Allow users to switch between a language of their choice using our unique Language Switcher.
    • Supports any UTF-8 language!
    • RTL settings in Admin Panel.
    • Documentation Guide to walk you through how to translate
  • System
    • Built on CodeIgniter 3.1.10
    • Built on Bootstrap 3.3.4
    • Translation Ready
    • Requires PHP 5.4 and a MySQL database.
    • Supports MySQL, Mysqli and PDO drivers.
    • Supports SMTP Email, PHP Mail()

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Installation Services

Want us to help setup the software for you and get it running? Check out our Services page for more details.

Release Notes

Version 1.5 (29/06/2020)

  • Added option to put Google Maps API key in Admin Panel – > Global Settings
  • Added option to disable Google Maps API for Location fields

Version 1.4 (03/12/2019)

  • Updated to latest version of CodeIgniter¬†
  • Added Deauthoize option for a social media account¬†
  • Fixed bug with editing user images
  • Fixed issue with editing a page
  • Fixed issue with viewing profiles logged out

Version 1.3 (22/04/2019)

  • Updated to latest version of CodeIgniter
  • Fixed an issue with social media icons now showing up
  • Added new Limit section to Admin Panel: Limit amount of photos uploade
  • Added Post to Feed when you say you’re going to an event
  • Pages can now charge credits to allow members to join
  • Pages can set the credit cost and which user is paid the credits.
  • Added option to Pages to set individual posts as Member-Only content (have to be a member of the page to view it)
  • New Invite System: allows you to create invite codes and invite users to the system
  • Manage Invites in Admin Panel; invite codes can expire upon use, expire after X amount of time
  • Invites can bypass disabled registration if you allow it
  • Implemented Post Dislikes, can be disabled in Admin Panel
  • Updated Post Likes to show who liked/disliked
  • Users can now subscribe to blogs
  • When a blog makes a new post, all subscribers will be notified.

Version 1.2 23/08/2018

  • Updated to latest version of CodeIgniter 3.1.9
  • Fixed issue with resizing images
  • Added Export options to Members page
  • Fixed issue with viewing single comments with verified members
  • Improved the way links are handled in posts.
  • Added option to allow non-logged in users view profiles and their albums.
  • Added option to allow non-logged in users to view pages and their albums & events.
  • New Blog System added
  • Users can create their own blogs, make posts and share it to their feed.
  • Added option to disable blog section
  • Admin can view all blogs & blog posts /edit/delete

Version 1.1 15/03/2018

  • Fixed issue with tagging user’s with names in foreign characters
  • Updated CodeIgniter to Version 3.1.7
  • Fixed issue with Sortable.js library
  • Fixed Tagging Users error
  • New Advert Settings page in Admin
  • Can enable Ads on Feed page and/or Profile/Pages page
  • Added new Rotation Adverts feature that allows you to add Adverts to the site.
  • Admin can manage Rotation Adverts in Admin Panel; Accept/Reject, set price for pageviews, view active adverts.
  • Added Payment Settings page to Admin Panel; setup paypal, stripe and 2checkout
  • Users can buy credits using any of the three payment processors: PayPal, Stripe, 2Checkout
  • Users can purchase a Rotation Advert that is displayed on the site using Credits.
  • Implemented Promoted Posts
  • Users can pay credits to promote their posts to everyone’s dashboard for X amount of pageviews.
  • Admin can approve/reject all promoted posts.
  • Implemented User Polls; users can now create a poll when making a post. Select from Multiple Votes or Single Votes.
  • Updated Editor to highlight buttons when you have active content
  • Updated Login/Register pages
  • Updated comments to link to user profile
  • Added ability to delete notification
  • Updated User Notification to use Email Template
  • Added option to Admin Panel to auto-resize user uploaded avatars
  • Can now add “Verified” icons next to usernames and update users in Admin Panel
  • You can enable users to be able to purchase Verified status using Credits from the Funds section
  • Set price of cost to become verified in the Admin Panel
  • Users can also submit Verified Requests from the User Settings page. Option to disable this added in Admin Panel.
  • Manage all submitted Verified Requests from Admin Panel

Version 1.0.1 15/11/2017

  • Fixed issue with profile post count not updating
  • Fixed issue with deleting photos not updating album image count
  • Fixed issue with Edit Post in Google Chrome
  • Fixed issue with Friends Count being incorrect
  • Fixed issue with Friends Deadd text being incorrect
  • Fixed issue with members posting on Page
  • Fixed issue with viewing Your Pages
  • Fixed issue viewing profile with a user with no user role
  • Fixed issue with deleting a page

Version 1.0 27/10/2017

  • Original release

Created by Patchesoft

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  • Vendor: Patchesoft
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