Code Quality Rank: L3
Programming language: PHP
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
Tags: Communication systems     Social Networks and Forums    
Latest version: v5.6

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Open Source Social Network [6.0 DEV]

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Opensource-Socialnetwork (OSSN) is a social networking software written in PHP. It allows you to make a social networking website and helps your members build social relationships, with people who share similar professional or personal interests. It is available in 16 international languages.

OSSN Licensed under the Open Source Social Network License (4.0) / Cryptographic Autonomy License version 1.0

Kernighan & Ritchie (K&R Variant 1TBS) indentation standard is used for the OSSN.

Landing Page Newsfeed Profile Page

Visit https://www.opensource-socialnetwork.org/ for more details


  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Romanian
  • Portuguese
  • Turkish
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Dutch
  • Hebrew
  • Greek
  • Esperanto
  • Japanese
  • Indonesian
  • Traditional Chinese

Front-End Features

  • User Registration
  • User Login
  • Profile
  • Profile Photo
  • Profile Cover
  • Add/Remove Friends
  • Live Chat
  • Wall posts
  • Photos
  • Ads
  • Groups
  • Tag friends in posts
  • User block system
  • User poke system
  • Comments
  • Likes
  • Reactions
  • Photos in comments.
  • Group cover photos
  • Repostion Profile/Group cover
  • Notifications
  • Friend Requests
  • Chat Bar
  • Invite Friends
  • Embed Videos
  • Smilies
  • SitePages (terms, privacy, about)
  • Site Search
  • Reset Password
  • Newsfeed page
  • Post Edit
  • Comment Edit
  • Mobile Friendly
  • A photo gallery view.
  • Emojii Support
  • Post Background
  • Realtime messages status
  • Realtime comments status

Backend Features

  • Admin Dashboard for site overview
  • Online users count (male/female) graph
  • Total site users count (by months) graph
  • Update Notification
  • Add User
  • Remove User
  • Edit User
  • Ads Manager
  • Site Cache Settings
  • Site Basic Settings
  • Unvalidated users
  • Manually validate unvalidated users
  • and much more components settings



Directory Permissions

OSSN must be installed into a directory writable by the webserver, or it will not function properly. For most Linux servers running Apache v2, making the parent directory writable is very simple:

chgrp www-data /path/to/ossn_parent_directory
chmod g+w /path/to/ossn_parent_directory

If you are not running Apache v2 or are using a different type of webserver, you'll need to read your system's documentation or speak to your server administrator before proceeding.



Installation on Ubuntu x64 18.04 LTS (Experimental)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:arsalanshah/opensource-socialnetwork
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install opensource-socialnetwork





*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the OSSN README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.