8 Brilliant Social Network Scripts

Want to start up your own social network like Facebook? These days, there are tons of scripts out there that can help you make that a reality. I have picked out some of my personal favorite social network scripts I have reviewed in the past to help you decide which one might be right for your needs.


Dolphin is a great script to use to create your own little or big social network website.  Need to start up a Facebook-like website of your own for your community? This open source script provides all the tools you need. The script supports the following features:


Oxwall is unbelievably flexible and easy to use PHP/MySQL community software platform. Oxwall is used for a wide range of projects starting from family sites and custom social networks to collaboration tools and enterprise community solutions.


This script makes it super easy to make your own social network or social media community website.  Jcow is 100% open source and is really easy to install too.  If you need to get your own little Facebook-like website set up, this script will do the job.


Elgg empowers individuals, groups and institutions to create their own fully-featured social environment. Elgg, started in 2004, is an open source social engine which powers all kinds of social environments – from education and business to martial arts and rugby. If you are looking for a professional social intranet or want to run a site


Beatz is an online social networking community script that allows you to start your own favorite artist band website. Beatz is an online community script for sharing, discussing and learning about new artists and your favorites.  If you want to build a website for a niche like this – Beatz would be a great free


Need an open source social networking script? Check out Etano.  Almost every feature ever requested was built into Etano to help you build a better site for your community members. You can use Etano to start up a dating site, a social networking site, a classifieds site or any other type of site involving groups


PeoplePods is a developer-friendly social software toolkit. Build applications where people meet, talk, share, read, work, publish and explore. PeoplePods provides a flexible infrastructure within which members of a site can create, comment upon, and consume content of arbitrary types.


pH7CMS The First and Best Social Dating Open Source Site. It is written in object-oriented PHP with an architecture MVC (Model-View-Controller). It is low resource-intensive, extremely powerful and very secure. Is comes with more than 29 native modules and based on the pH7Core framework.

Know of another great social network script? Let me know in the comments!

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2 Responses to 8 Brilliant Social Network Scripts

  1. Adam Jan/27 at 12:12 am #

    Thanks for the list as I haven’t heard of most of these scripts. Sometimes for building online communities I find it’s better to just do a forum. Depends on what you want to do.

    • Mitch Jan/29 at 3:41 pm #

      You’re welcome, hope they come in handy! :)