Introduction

Social Multi Share, Social Profiles, Communities, Social Share, Social Media

The Joomla! solution for a modern and dynamic social networking website, following the same design patterns as our top of the line extension - Love Factory - it offers a state of the art administration interface backed up by solid code and modern templates.

  • Favourite
  • Report

Custom Fields

  • Unlimited custom fields that can be created and published in any page
  • Multiple field types (Checkboxes, Multipleselect, Textarea, Radio buttons, etc.)
  • Fields can be arranged with a user friendly drag and drop system
  • Each custom field can be set as searchable, rendering it available in advanced search
  • Option to set fields as compulsory
  • Visibility restrictions for each field

Layout & Themes

  • Fully customizable template system
  • Configure with a few simple clicks every section, page, field, instance or add-on
  • Zones can be arranged with a user friendly drag and drop system
  • Fully customizable CSS

Monetize

  • Paid memberships which limit or grant access to users

Key Features

  • Friends and Top Friends lists
  • Wall page containing friends action updates
  • Photo galleries with albums created by users
  • Video galleries
  • Ignore list for offending users
  • Messaging system (users can create, send and receive personal messages)
  • Interactions
  • Awards system (users can get medals for specific actions)
  • Users can create events which others can sign up for
  • Users can create groups
  • Categories for groups
  • Invitation system for groups and events
  • Admin definable currency
  • Approval system for various actions
  • Users can report comments, photos, videos, events and profiles
  • "Like" buttons
  • Google Maps localization
  • Facebook registration and login
  • Info bar (shows on all Social Factory pages and displays notifications)
  • Invoices

Standards

  • Multi-language support, UTF-8 support, comes default with English INI language files
  • SEO/SEF friendly
  • Default integration with Joomla! user profile, allowing a single login for Joomla! and component
  • Easy transition to RTL by editing the product templates
  • Simple installation, configuration and updating process

User Profile

  • Configurable account details (basic details, location, education, contact, etc.)
  • Displays events and groups of every user
  • Set profile privacy (Public, Just Friends, Offline)
  • Show/Hide specific fields
  • Personalized fields

Main Settings

  • Date & Time format
  • Choose between Joomla!'s or Social Factory's registration form
  • Set the redirect page upon logging in
  • Set used currency
  • Enable/disable medal awards system
  • Enable and set up Info bar
  • Enable the approvals for various actions (comments, events, photos, etc.)
  • Manage permission settings
  • Enable and set up Google Maps
  • Enable and set up Facebook registration
  • Enable/disable notifications
  • Enable/disable Cron Jobs
  • Manage backend submenu using a friendly drag and drop system
  • Enable/disable Google CDN jQuery libraries

Search

  • Members search by gender, age and online status
  • Radius search for events and members with the use of Google Maps
  • Searchable custom fields

Payments Gateways

  • Several Payment Gateways supported for payments towards the site: Paypal, Moneybookers/Skrill, iDealing, Google Checkout, Sagepay, Authorize.Net, Bank-transfers

Modules & Plugins

  • Modules that display members based on various criteria: latest, random, online, latest viewed profiles, latest profile visitors (multiple instances module)
  • Facebook connect module
  • User and system plugins

3rd Party Integrations

  • Google Maps
  • Facebook registration and login
  • Blog Factory
  • Embedded video integration

Notifications

  • 7 types of email notifications for specific actions made by users
  • Customizable email templates

Backend Management

  • Actions: manage membership plans, deal with reports, send notifications, etc.
  • Backup and restore Social Factory database and settings (can also include Joomla! users)
  • Import data from Jomsocial (fields, user profiles, blocklist, messages, photos, photo comments, Youtube videos only, video comments, groups, friends)
  • User management
  • Manage approvals
  • Payments management
  • Dashboard containing several statistics and information

Requirements

  • Joomla! 4.x, 3.x
  • PHP (min. 5.3.0)
  • MySQL (min. 5.1 + )
  • CRON (a general CRON Tutorial is available in our documentation section)
  • cURL, GD2 libraries enabled

FURTHER DETAILED INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE PRODUCT HOMEPAGE!

20

Social Factory


Posted on 24 April 2014

After many disappointing Service Tickets, (the worse service I've ever received from an extension company) and the Factory blaming my server for not being able to load pictures and videos, I installed Community Builder for free. It did everything with no issues. I wanted more options though, and decided to purchase JomSocial. They guaranteed it would work or they would make it work or refund my money. So, I bought it at half the price of Social Factory, installed it, and was uploading videos and pics within a couple minutes. Not only that, it is truly awesome. The program is easier to use, customize and has been working flawlessly. Way better than Social Factory in my opinion.

The Factory won't issue me a refund, even though the software I bought never worked, and was never used on a 'live' site.

I would never normally comment like this, as I'm too busy designing websites, but I felt the urge to let others know how unhappy this particular customer is.

Owner's reply: 1. Since your order is 7 months old, we cannot perform a refund - Paypal has a 60 days limit.

2. You submitted 8 tickets and all of them were answered very clearly, pinpointing to the real issue and we never got a feedback from you with the reply from your hosting company.

Both issues were not SocialFactory - related:
a.) the upload issue was caused due to a 3rd party plugin causing a restriction on file upload.
b.) adding videos was working well even on your site when we logged in for investigation.

It's a pitty that after we did our job to help, you repeatedly rejected our direct indications and help, choosing now to post this revenge review.
100

Great community!


Posted on 28 March 2014

This is definitely the best extension to build a community. The design is great, mostly easy to customize and the social events is really cool.

100

Working great


Posted on 25 December 2013

Good product, nice support. Looks very clean and works well. I had no trouble installing and

using the extension on my site.

100

Social Factory


Posted on 26 April 2013

In the beginning I had some trouble getting Social Factory to work. But thanks to the documentation that is available now, it is easy to implement the software in my Joomla 2.5.9 site. It has a lot of features, some of which I don't use but it's nice to have the possibility to extend in future.



Furthermore, the support is excellent. Forum questions are answered mostly within a day and suggestions for improvements are taken seriously. So many compliments for this great Joomla extension!



Leon

20

Social Factory


Posted on 25 April 2013

Please do not go anywhere near this poor excuse for a plug in. Too many bugs with too little support. I gave it a good try for three weeks trying to contact the Factory support but I found them to be totally unavailable. Please don't waste your money.

Owner's reply: Nickky,

As we clearly explained to you in our forums and ticket system, we can not provide support for WAREZ downloaded extensions, even if they claim the kit is not altered (I think it is an self explanatory rule).

There are several reasons, one of them being that we can not assess what modifications the warez hackers did to the script, and it's pretty unfair to ask for support for a product you never paid for.

Third is that you have an outdated version (v1.5.x), and we can not provide you
with an upgrade for a warez download.

Best regards and thank you for your feedback!
Andrei Paraschiv
The Factory Team
100

A very interesting Project


Posted on 30 December 2012

It was a pleasure to work with this extension! From the start i was impressed by the look and feel of the admin backend and the user friendly frontend interface. Since the extension is pretty big in scope, it has a lot of setup options that makes it quite flexible.



Changing the look for some of my pages was also pretty easy to achieve and self explanatory.

Any issues i raised on the forums were very promptly answered and the guys were very helpful.



Also, i can only thank Alex for his great support on the forum - i am for sure in debt with some beers

now ;)



Overall a solid extension and a very good experience

Amazing


Posted on 16 October 2012

It looks good and most of all it's a flexible solution! We are very impressed. Social Factory is very versatile, you can configure a lot from its admin backend. Not only fields, but the looks of it also. You can have several plugins installed/enabled - i used the default ones for events and groups, seem to work very well. I also needed the membership option and it worked out fine. Overall i am very thrilled and pleased. It's by far one of the most advanced social extensions.

Very nice surprise!


Posted on 03 October 2012

i was very pleased to use this extension. I was a little worried about the fact that the extension is pretty new out there, but it turned out to be a pretty solid one. There are a lot of out-of-the box features it has. the whole display can be configured through administration, the user interactions do work smooth and the extension looks pretty neat. I was also very pleased with the quick support response and the quick fix for my issues.

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Social Factory

Version:
3.8.4
Developer:
thePHPfactory
Last updated:
Dec 06 2018
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
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Compatibility:
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