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 [6.5-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 17 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 Romanian
French Portuguese Turkish
Spanish Italian Russian
Dutch Hebrew Greek
Esperanto Japanese Indonesian
Traditional Chinese Korean

Front-End Features

Feature Feature Feature
User Registration User Login Profile
Profile Cover Profile Photo Profile Friends
Friends Management Live Chat Messaging
Wall Posts Albums Photos
Groups Friends Tagging Block System
Poke System Comments Likes and Reactions
Expense Mangement Giphy Integeration in Comments Invite Friends
Embed Videos Smiles & Emojis Site Pages (Terms, about, privacy)
Mobile Responsive Notifications Search
Gallery Post Background Realtime Comments
Realtime Messages Blogs Themes on community
Mentions in comments Custom Pages Custom Menu Items
Captcha Site Announcements Greetings
Login as Progressive Web App Microsoft Active Directory Login
Giphy Integeration Many free components of community website

Backend Features

  • Admin Dashboard for site overview
  • Online users count, gender based graph
  • Total site users count (by months) graph
  • Component configurations
  • Add User
  • Remove User
  • Edit User
  • Ads Manager
  • Cache Settings
  • Basic Settings
  • Unvalidated users
  • Custom pages
  • Menu Builder
  • Themes management
  • Components Management
  • WebServices API
  • 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 18.04/20.04/21.04 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.