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Fully Configurable Fields
Facebook Login and Registration
Events and Groups
Radius Search using Google maps
Payment Gateways: Paypal, Skrill, Google Checkout, Authorize, Sagepay, etc.
Social Factory is our 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 admin interface backed up by solid code and modern templates.
Social Factory is built with one goal in mind - Customization. Every section, page, field, instance or add-on can be configured, arranged or hidden with a few simple clicks.
Unlimited custom fields can be created and published in any page, the pages are also fully customizable with zones which contain the custom fields. The zones and fields can be arranged with a user friendly drag and drop system in the administrator backend of Joomla. Also parameters can be set like “width” or CSS class for the zones in the page.
For monetary gain, the webmaster can also implement paid memberships which limit or grant access to users.
Admins can limit access to the following features:
Create Events - If the user can create events
Attend Events - If the user can attend events
Friends - How many friends the user can have (unlimited can also be set)
Top Friends - How many top friends the user can have (unlimited can also be set)
Create Groups - If the user can create groups
Join Groups - If the user can join groups
Interactions - How many interactions the user can send in a day (unlimited can also be set)
Albums - How many albums the user can create (unlimited can also be set)
Videos Allowed - How many videos the user can add (unlimited can also be set)
When editing the membership, the admin can choose to update restrictions already issued to users. Then via the memberships, users get access to those features.
The admin can set under which membership new users register, its duration and under which membership they fall after expiration. A notification interval can be set which notifies users that their membership will expire.
Multiple Payment Gateways are available out of the box:
Offline Payment Plugin
The system also generates invoices for every payment, where the layout of the invoice can be customized with the help of a WYSIWYG editor. The invoice can include VAT, Seller Info, Buyer Info and membership name.
Multiple Integrations are available to extend the Social Factory capabilities. Google Maps can be used to show users location and also a Facebook Plugin is available for Facebook Login. Users are able to login with their Facebook data and then a profile is created for them within Social Factory.
The notifications can also be modified, created, unpublished and also a test feature is available, in case you create custom notifications. A feature which should be present in any website today, is Reporting. With Social Factory users can report any content which can be reviewed by an admin. For instance, the users can report:
Other built-in features of Social Factory are:
Backup - backup your Social Factory database and settings, can also backup Joomla Users
Google CDN jQuery libraries - can be enabled if desired
Settable date format
Infobar - shows on all Social Factory pages and displays notifications
Trial Memberships can be set up for users
User Profile Fields Visibility - To friends, to all or no one
Dashboard with latest Users, Payments, Reports and Orders
Ban/unban or delete users
Export users in a CSV file
Set multiple prices for a membership - when different durations are desired
Users can create events which others can sign up for
User can create groups
Users can start discussion boards
Admin can set limits on groups for users, posts and replies
Category for groups
“Wall” with friends action updates
Order and Payments lists
and much more...
MySQL (min. 5.1 + )
CRON (needed for email notifications; a general CRON Tutorial is available in our documentation section).
cURL, GD2 libraries enabled.
Social Factory 3.5.2 released on March 11, 2014.
Added Full Name field.
Added default field setup for module on installation.
Added duplicate feature for backend fields setups list.
Updated Imports view to show more information.
Updated Online field to show last activity timestamp.
Updated error message when accessing gallery for non-existing user.
Updated backend page titles.
Fixed several issues including backend General Settings / System Information tab, Sync. backend component menu with sidebar on settings save, award rule edit page, post comment textarea height on Beez template, Beez template column display, etc.
Social Factory 3.5.1 released on October 23, 2013.
New feature: Import data from Jomsocial (fields, user profiles, blocklist, messages, photos, photo comments, videos (YouTube only), video comments, groups, friends).
Social Factory 3.5.0 released on October 9, 2013.
New feature: implemented Awards and Medals (new field type: medals; awards modules: latest awards, top awards; new notification when user receives a new medal).
New feature: implemented public pages.
Social Factory 3.0.1 released on August 20, 2013.
New feature: Blog Factory integration.
Social Factory 3.0.0 released on July 8, 2013.
Support for Joomla 3.0.x.
Social Factory 2.0.2 released on April 23, 2013.
New feature: Online members module.
Fixed several issues including photos gallery addon (upload files using the flash uploader issue), changing membership from backend, added missing language strings.
Social Factory 2.0.1 released on April 2, 2013.
New features: implemented template overrides for addons.
Fixed issue regarding payment gateways page title on backend, fields marked as "Lock after save" being locked on the search form, displaying comments on profile page.
Social Factory 2.0.0 released on February 1, 2013.
Improved layout on frontend.
New updates feature: starting with versions above 2.0.0 all updates will be made using the Joomla component update system (simply install over the previous version the new releases).
Social Factory 1.7.1 released on January 14, 2013.
New feature: added possibility for users to delete own created events.
Social Factory 1.7.0 released on October 17, 2012.
Improved layout on backend.
Fixed issue regarding saving user profiles from the backend, removing user from registered event, sending notifications, double page title on the compose message page.
Social Factory 1.6.1 released on August 22, 2012.
New feature: added option for text fields type to return all results or no results when searching for an empty string.
Fixed issues regarding backend settings for Google Maps (when Integration tab was not starting tab), text field when locked for editing on the search page.
Social Factory 1.6.0 released on August 20, 2012.
New feature: Group (new field type; users will be automatically added to the Joomla Groups they select).
New feature: possibility to filter Groups by the new field type Group.
New feature: Google Maps location for events.
New feature: Google Maps radius search for events.
New feature: like button on events.
New feature: views counter for events.
New feature: implemented invitations addon (groups and events addons can now send invitations).
New feature: Addon settings (number of characters to strip video title, video div height).
Fixed several small issues.
Social Factory 1.5.2 released on July 26, 2012.
Improved add embedded video.
Fixed several issues including missing tooltips for statusbar and photo gallery, default album, search, friend/ignore list, comments, events, private group, send message, measurement units on Google maps, field setup on backend, Facebook integration settings page, searchable fields not updating properly when saving user profile, etc.
Social Factory 1.5.1 released on July 20, 2012.
Fixed several issues including like on post, Google maps radius search, Google maps API key, etc.
Social Factory 1.5.0 released on June 5, 2012.
New feature: Approval System (enable/disable from settings) for: profile updates, photos, videos, comments (profile, videos, photos), groups, messages, group posts.
Social Factory 1.0.0 released on May 24, 2012.
Screenshots are representing version 3.0.0 of Social Factory.
PredaOne (Tuesday, 06 August 2013) Rating: Better then any other social community extension out there. I was amazed to discover a real professional solution to create a social site with a very
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