If you take a look at your Facebook page, at first you'll notice that their theme is not very complex. Their site is designed for a clean and friendly user experience. By now, I guess Facebook knows what they're doing. This SES Facebook theme uses the same formula. It's easy to navigate, people feel comfortable using it, and it simply looks very nice. As soon as a member signs up there is a very short learning curve to get familiar with the site, so the member can start adding content and participating quicker.
Also, the price of this theme is very attractive :-)
We are still in the process of setting up our online community and while looking for a theme we came across the Social Engine Solutions FB Style Theme and absolutely wanted it for our site. Our thinking was if we used some of the same features people are already using on FB like the custom comment box in the feed which includes the option to add links, photos, videos and the familiar profiles page, it wouldn't be such a huge change for people to start using our site. You can also enable all the fun stuff like emojis, stickers and animated gifs. Users can setup their profiles and use the same privacy settings they are already used to using which is a plus! There is a familiarity users will get with the FB Style Theme and that is also a huge positive! You may not want to completely mimic FB you can make enough site changes that will make your online community look more like yours and not FB. The updated version of the FB Style Theme is fantastic! SES has added some more links and features that people will be used to seeing and using.
We are currently using the Member Profiles Cover Video Plugin with the FB Style Theme which is a must if you want your users to feel at home. We are also using the Advanced Videos & Channels Plugin
, the Advanced Photos & Albums Plugin and Advanced Blog Plugin. If you decide to go with the FB Style Theme and all the SES plugins, we will say the biggest issue we have had is figuring out which of the awesome plugins we want to install first!
There have been a few technical issues with our community but SES totally rocks at addressing any issues we find. We absolutely enjoy working with Aaral, Emma and Dev! You truly can't ask for better, kind, prompt customer service and that is what has sold us on SES. They have brilliant plugins that suit our needs and we look forward to the future plugins they are planning like the Page Directories Plugin!
I bought and tested most of the Facebook Styled themes available for Socialengine. But this particular one stand out, it is fully responsive and when use together with their Advanced News and Activity Feed plugin, you will be proud of your site. I am particularly very happy because many of our users stopped asking us question about where to find one function or the other. they feel totally at home and with many other plugins our site stands out., is like a Facebook with a PLUS. I am really surprised that these guys are always there for us as a customer. The Customer services at Socialenginesolutions is amazing. Aesthetically these guys are super, I like the feel and the look of some of their wonderful plugins such as Advanced Video & Channel, Advanced Music Album, and the Advanced Contests plugin. check them out....
Finally a real facebook style theme! I have a site created entirely with socialenginsolutions plugins! The best
I have a facebook site for a long time, but I think this theme is more responsive than the theme from the facebook site and it is a nice special theme socialenginesolutions is a very good design and add-on specialists wonders about support.
We purchased and are using this theme not because we want our site looks like Facebook, sure not, but because:
1) People do not want to waist time finding "how to" use this or that feature then we believe it's important to offer users something they can "recognize", and with the features and design of this theme...for sure they will. Different colors and styles ara available to customize the theme and so we did.
2) This theme was/is THE SOLUTION to our problem with "menus". Now we have one in the right sidebar (main menu) and another one in its amazing dashboard on the left. Problem solved!
Easy login is a plus
3) Because we have FULL confidence and trust in Socialengine Solutions. We can not recommend them enough...
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Below is a list of all versions of this product along with all the information including compatible SocialEngine PHP version. Major releases (as designated by the developer) are shown in bold. A major release tends to contain a great number of improvements, new features, or bug fixes. Minor releases are generally small patches and fixes. Please note that the developer's release version will not, in most cases, be the same version number as SocialEngine releases.