SocialEngine Platform Details & Review

SocialEngine is a social network platform that lets you create a custom branded social network right out of the box.


SocialEngine is a community management platform designed to help businesses build custom social network websites with personalized domain names. The application offers a content management system (CMS), which allows administrators to customize page layouts, style and content using a drag-and-drop functionality.


  • SocialEngine PHP comes with an application programming interface (API), which facilitates integration with several third-party platforms.
  • SocialEngine provides features to establish own branded social network that can be customized in every way. 
  • Offers Social Media Integration.

SocialEngine Pricing

  • Starting Price is $299 one-time fee.
  • Free trial and version is available.


  • Support is great.
  • Easy to install and purchase.
  • Enables organizations to engage with clients, customers and team members through relevant digital content.


  • Does not have the capabilities to customize the software.
  • SocialEngine does not provide a wide variety of plugins.
  • For setting up a website with several services you’ll have to buy a lot of other plugins from SocialEngine.

SocialEngine Reviews

“Customer support was absolutely terrible”

I suggest the good folks at SE take customer support education class and lean some fundamentals of what good support looks like. Then, re-build your company around that! Software is just software, it's the people who support it that matters. The worst of it: slow response times, no updates on status, not giving any proactive info about new releases, or migration to new platform.

Review on Software Advice.

“Outdated for years”

The lack of development from the SE developers side requires an extensive use of third parties modules which in many cases are not supported by the official SE platform. It is amazing the lack of interest of the team working for Social Engine in terms of improving the outdated system and official modules. The Social Engine maybe was a good solution to build your network 5-10 years ago. These days it's slow, ugly and outdated which can partly be covered by few modules.

Review on Capterra.

“Created something spectacular”

Very good software very easy to grow social outreach and engagement. The user ability requires no tech background or knowledge. Ease y access to code. Features for the non-paid subscriptions, would love for more features.

Review on Capterra.

Disclaimer: To curate the pros, cons and reviews - we mine the internet for customer references regarding the said software. Some of our sources include Reddit, Product Hunt, Twitter & Quora (and sites like G2 & Capterra).

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Curated under the supervision of Sid Ramesh

Sid is a master community builder with 10 years of experience. Having started his journey working with Harvard University’s CS50x at age 17, Sid has catalysed growth for communities across domains - Travel and Hospitality, Coding, Finance, Marketing, Music, and Entrepreneurship to name a few. Currently, he leads Community at Build on Scenes.

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