SocialEngine PHP

Install Your Custom Social Network Wherever You Choose

Complete control and 100% ownership.

SocialEngine PHP gives you a simple, unbranded network that you can customize in any way. You'll have the freedom to maintain fine-grained control over all aspects of your site and content.

No "powered-by" branding.

SocialEngine PHP helps you build a community that's unique to you, with absolutely no "powered by" links or "SocialEngine PHP" branding presented to your members.

Keep your content

Your community's content is yours to own. Unlike most hosted services, SocialEngine PHP never prevents you from moving your community or serving your own advertisements.

Fully unencrypted source code

You'll have the complete PHP source code to play with, making it possible to add or integrate your custom features. Download Sample Code »


SocialEngine PHP is hosted on your own server where you have complete control over your community. Need technical help? We can install it for you.

Flexibility to build what you want.

SocialEngine PHP makes diverse styles of social networking possible. You decide how your community members will connect, share, and interact with each other on your site. See all Core Features »

Multiple social frameworks to choose from

Choose from two-way friendships (e.g. Facebook), one-way followers (e.g. Twitter), verified/unverified friendships, and more. Add sub-networks to group your members by university, workplace, location, age, gender, or anything else.

Drag-and-drop Content Management

Use SocialEngine PHP's built-in, visual drag-and-drop CMS to arrange content, customize widgets, create whole new pages, and place advertisements. Import new widgets or develop your own with our guides.

Membership levels and moderators

Create multiple levels of membership in your community to give some members access to special content or extra privileges. You can also assign moderators to help you maintain your community and remove unwanted content for you.

Pick out features when you need them.

SocialEngine PHP's plugin design allows you to start as small or large as you need to. Go full-featured now, or add on features as your community grows.

Get development services for custom projects

We've partnered with several web development firms that can take on SocialEngine PHP-based custom projects of all sizes. Give us your project details and we'll connect you with the right people.

Buy third-party plugins and themes

Explore the plugins and themes being sold by hundreds of third-party developers. The SocialEngine Store is full of products that can help you enhance your SocialEngine PHP community in many ways.

Our support team has you covered.

The SocialEngine PHP team works 100% in-house here at our Boulder, Colorado office. We're quick, friendly, and focused on keeping your site running smoothly.

Online support included

When you buy a license, our expert technicians will provide you with 30 days of free, ticket-based support which can be extended when you wish.

Up-to-date Knowledgebase

Find answers for many questions in our comprehensive support knowledgebase. Articles are continuously being updated so you'll always have the newest resources available.

Active Community

Get answers from clients, experts and staff at our community forum. Our community is open 24/7 and has helped thousands of clients!

Active development

Patches, feature updates and new plugins are constantly being worked on so you can provide your members with an up-to-date and enjoyable community.

Start building your community right away.

Whether you install it yourself on your own server, or have us do it for you, you'll be up and running quickly so you can focus on crafting your new community.

One-time purchase

You will receive a link to download SocialEngine PHP shortly after your purchase. This package includes all the source code plus easy-to-follow installation instructions.

Professional installation service

If you want someone else to handle installation, no problem! Our support team can install SocialEngine PHP on your server for a small fee when you're ready.

Ready-to-go themes and custom layouts

Give your new community some style with the starter theme, or make it your own by editing the theme and arranging your content as you please! More themes are available in our Community Addons area.

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