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SocialWare Review
User rating
 
3.4 (4)

Product Info

Product Name: Social Ware
Vendor: iScripts
Code Ownership: 100% Open Source
Visit Website: www.iScripts.com
Pricing Plan: $147

Core Features

Profiles: Yes
Profile Customization: Yes
Member Potraits/Avatars: Yes
Friends: Yes
Different Relationship Types: Yes
Groups: Yes
Photo Sharing: Yes
Music/audio: Yes
Video: Yes
Forums/Messageboards: Yes
Blogging: Yes
Messaging: Yes
Search: Yes
Events/calendar: Yes
Chat: Yes
Polls: Yes
Affiliate Management Module: Yes

System Requirements

1) iScripts Socialware runs equally well on Linux and Windows or any platform that can support a web server and the PHP language
2) Apache webserver, but any web server that supports PHP is acceptable
3) PHP 4.3 or greater
4) MySQL Enterprise or MySQL Community Server 4.1 or greater

The iScripts SocialWare is a social networking portal software with a wide range of functionalities. It is highly user friendly and graphic intensive allowing you to build a widespread network of contacts. iScripts Socialware has a large number of features and tools like Multilevel Administration, Friends Management, Invite Contacts, Internal Messaging, Blog, Chat, Discussion Boards, Contact Groups, Gift Shop, Powerful Search, Event Management, Classified, etc.

User reviews

Average user rating from: 4 user(s)

Overall rating: 
 
3.4
Ease of Installation:
 
3.0   (4)
Ease of Customization:
 
3.3   (4)
User Friendlyness:
 
3.5   (4)
Quality of Customer Service:
 
3.8   (4)
 
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Great peice of softeware

Overall rating: 
 
4.3
Ease of Installation:
 
4.0
Ease of Customization:
 
4.0
User Friendlyness:
 
4.0
Quality of Customer Service:
 
5.0
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Reviewed by Robert
September 17, 2011
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful

I bought this to start a social networking site similar to Facebook. Though i couldn't find a template that matches facebook, i was surprised to find the numerous features in the script that could be turned on and off. The support was average but answered all my questions. They should come up with themes matching facebook , myspace etc.

 

Socialware software is really Dating Software

Overall rating: 
 
1.0
Ease of Installation:
 
1.0
Ease of Customization:
 
1.0
User Friendlyness:
 
1.0
Quality of Customer Service:
 
1.0
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Reviewed by pat jasin
June 29, 2010
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful

I bought this because I have a business website and wanted to add social networking. The iscripts socialware program is really dating ware. I turned off and deleted the dating references but they still appeared on my website. I could not easily customize as their advertising claimed. They have limited templates to choose from; only 1 business. The classified section didn't work. Their knowledge base lacks details; 1 or 2 lines of instruction. They are seldom online, and you can't get them on the phone. I had to get a programmer to evaluate the program and he told me it would be costly to make the minor changes I wanted. So I am in the process of getting a refund; that too is a drawn out form. They were quick to take my money though. I can see now why they don't offer a free trial.

 

Too many features to handle

Overall rating: 
 
3.8
Ease of Installation:
 
3.0
Ease of Customization:
 
4.0
User Friendlyness:
 
4.0
Quality of Customer Service:
 
4.0
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Reviewed by Ed Fallon
June 10, 2010
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

Once I installed the Socialware script on my site, i was configuring it. Then I realized it had way too many features than I need. Later I figured I can just turn them off for now. It was a nice surprise. if I want to add any of these modules in the future, I can just turn them on. no need to buy any additional plugins. My major compliant is that they don't support any other languages. I have a killer idea for a Spanish community site. It would be a pain if i have translate it.

 

Good piece of software

Overall rating: 
 
4.5
Ease of Installation:
 
4.0
Ease of Customization:
 
4.0
User Friendlyness:
 
5.0
Quality of Customer Service:
 
5.0
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Reviewed by Debra Grant
May 08, 2010
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful

I am happy with my social community. I selected iScripts socialware because its opensource, no plugins to buy and it supported all features I was looking for and some. I disabled some features i was not looking for in the panel, but i may enable some in the future. I needed some help during installation, their support helped out. Whenever I needed them, i could get in touch with phone or live chat. Nowadays its rare to find a software company who answers their phone:)

 
 
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