The member profile page gives each member a home for their content, activity, and personal info.
- Multi-part profiles
Profiles contain multiple content sections which show profile information along with a member's photos, blog entries, comments, groups, friends, statistics, and other items you decide to enable.
Various actions are available to members when viewing someone else's profile such as "Send Message", "Add Friend", "Block User", and more.
- Profile types
While most communities have just one profile type (i.e. "member"), you may want to have more than one.
For example, if you are building a community for musicians and their fans, you can create a separate profile type for each. Musicians will get one set of profile questions (e.g. "Band Name", "Genre", "Instruments") and fans will get a different set of profile questions (e.g. "Name", "Favorite Musicians", "Favorite Genres"). There is no limit to the number of profile types you can create.
- Member levels & moderators
As the admin, you can create multiple membership levels on your social network. Member levels are useful for giving some members more privileges or more access than others.
Grant or restrict access to features and specific sections of the community, or even give a membership level moderation or administrative capabilities to help you maintain your social network.
- Customizable Profile Questions
You control what questions people have to answer when they sign up and create their profile. PRMWD Social Engine comes with many common questions like "City", "Age", and "Relationship Status" for you to insert easily, with the option to create your own custom questions too.
- Conditional Questions
If you create a question with multiple options, you can give it one or more "conditional" profile questions. For example, if your pull-down box is named "Relationship Status", it might have possible options like "Single" and "Married". You could create a conditional profile question labeled "Anniversary Date" that only appears when the "Married" option is selected.
- Keyword-enabled Questions
You can choose to make a profile question keyword-enabled. This means that your members can enter in several answers to your question on one text field by separating them with commas. Each keyword will be linked to individually on their profile which allows viewers to click them and find out which other members have entered the same keywords.
- Personal Photos (avatars)
Members can easily upload a photo when joining or editing their profile to be used as their avatar. This is displayed on their profile, in search results, when they send a message, when they post something in the feed, and wherever else they have a presence in your community.
- Profile Privacy Options
You can allow members to select from several privacy levels when managing their profile. This limits who can view and write comments on their profile.
- Profile Posts
You can allow members to post comments on each other's profiles. The receiving user chooses who can post comments on their profile and has the ability to delete unwanted content when they wish.
- Custom profile layouts
If allowed, members can pick from various profile themes or even insert their own custom CSS styles to give their profiles a more personalized look.
SocialEngine gives you lots of options for deciding how people will join, interact, and use your community.
Create networks to organize your members based on profile information they have in common.
- Networks can be universities, organizations, workplaces, countries, cities, age groups...essentially anything you want. By default, member's network associations are shown on their profile.
- The main activity feed can be set to only show items from member's peers in their networks.
- Networks can be used to keep groups of members and their content separate from one another.
- Two-way Friendships & One-way Followers
You decide if your community will have "two-way friendships", or a "one-way followers" setup.
With two-way friendships, members that are friends appear on both of their friend lists, which is the standard for most popular social communities (i.e. Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn).
With one-way followers, members can choose to "follow" other members (i.e. Twitter, Livejournal).
- Verified or Unverified Friendships
You can choose whether or not friendships must be verified by the recipient of the friendship request.
- Custom Privacy Levels
You decide exactly what privacy options your members will have. This can be set on a per-plugin basis.
For example, if you want to ensure that your member's photos are publicly viewable, but their blogs can be made private, you can assign different settings for each.
- Join by Member Invitation
If you want to make your community more private, or have a promotional invite-only "beta", you can choose to allow new members by invitation only.
- Join by Admin Invitation
This option can be enabled if you want to build a very private social network in which only you can invite new members.
- Customizable Signup Process
Your members join by completing a brief step-by-step signup form. You can rearrange the steps in this process and configure each one.
Some third-party plugins also insert additional steps into the signup process, which is useful if you want to accept payments from new members, show disclaimers and agreements, and more.
- Email Message Templates
Various notification emails are sent to your members as they interact with your community. You can customize the content of these emails (and even provide multilingual translations).
Displaying advertisements is an excellent way to monetize your social network. SocialEngine lets you show ads anywhere on your site.
- Ad campaign manager
- You can determine exactly where your ads will appear, how long they will be displayed, and who they will be shown to.
- Show ads to users based on their interests or personal characteristics by creating campaigns for specific member levels and networks.
- Google Adsense compatible
Create campaigns with your own banners or use Google Adsense code (or any other advertising network's code).
- Drag-and-drop advertisement blocks
Easily drop advertisements into your site design using the site designer.
- Performance monitors and safeguards
Set CTR (click-through-rate) limits to automatically pause ineffective campaigns.
- Advanced targeting and filtering capabilities
You can optionally set individual ad campaigns to display only to specific member levels, profile types, or networks. This is useful if you want to turn off ads for premium members, or if you want to show targeted ads to specific groups of members.