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Classifieds » Engagement » Groups / Communities Plugin

Groups / Communities Plugin

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Product Specifications

  • Compatible with SEPHP Version 5.6.1
  • Latest Product Version 5.6.1
  • Modifies SE Core Yes

Features

  • Responsive Yes
  • Included Free Free initial installation, Free Upgrades, 90 days complimentary support (per support terms)

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Exclusive Offer We offer FREE Installation of this Plugin, FREE Support for the first 90 days, and FREE Upgrades.


 


Have a robust groups system for your social network


 



Highlights


 



  • Group Packages: Admin can enable packages for groups on site. If enabled, multiple packages can be created based on features that should be available to groups under them.
    Paid packages, with one-time and recurring billing options can also be created. (Scroll below for more on packages.)

  • Categories, sub-categories allow robust classification of groups. You can also create 3rd-level categories for more detailed classification.

  • Custom Profile Types can be created for groups with each profile type having different profile fields. Association of categories with groups profile types enable you to have different profile fields for each category.

  • Groups from official SocialEngine Groups Plugin can be easily imported without loosing any data.

  • Group Members will be able to:

    • Choose their Group Membership Roles

    • Select their Affiliation / Membership / Joining Dates

    • Receive notifications for content creation like Notes, Music, etc in joined Groups.

    • Enable / disable these notifications.

    • Invite their friends.

    • Message all group members / particular member



  • Multiple Admins for Groups allow multiple users to manage a group. Thus, every group can have its team to configure it and keep it updated. Group admins can also be shown on the group profile.

  • Claiming Groups:

    • Groups can be claimed. Users can file claims for groups.

    • Admin can choose certain users as "Claimable Group Creators". Groups created by them get the "Claim this Group" link on the group itself.

    • Admin can enable / disable claiming. All claims require admin inspection and approval.

    • Admin can get an email notification if a member makes a Claim for a Group.



  • Data Importing: Admin can import Groups on their community from CSV files".

  • Group Dashboard enables easy creation of groups, and allows managing various components of a group listing. (Scroll below for more on dashboard.)

  • Members Moderation: Group Admins can choose their prior approval to be required for membership to their groups.

  • Group Membership Roles: Enables members to choose their membership type for the Groups they are member of.

    • For the various Groups, Site Admin can create Group Membership Roles (like Managers, Staff, etc.) based on Group categories.

    • Group Admins can also create other Roles for their groups. [Admin configurable]

    • Members will be displayed on the basis of their Membership Roles on Group Profiles. Attractive Member Role based filtering of members available.

    • Selected Site Admin created roles can have their own tabs on group profiles, displaying members belonging to them.

    • Users can choose a membership role for groups that they join.



  • Affiliation / Membership / Joining Date: Members can choose a date from which they are affiliated with the Group's Entity. Site admin can enable / disable this.

  • Group Announcements: Group admins can post announcements for important news, event, advertisement, etc of their Groups. Additionally for each announcement:

    • Choose start and end date

    • Activate / deactivate

    • WYSIWYG Editor for Announcements



  • Content Creation Notification: Members can receive notifications for content creation like Notes, Music, etc in joined Groups.

  • Group Admins can:

    • What will members be called?: enables Group owners to decide what their Group members will be called. Ex: Dance Lovers, Hikers, Innovators, Music Lovers, etc.

    • Group Members Moderation: Can allow members to immediately become a member of their Groups / wait till approval. Group admin approved members will be marked as Verified / Approved on their Member Profiles in the tab showing their joined Groups.

    • Can decide who can invite other site members to their Groups.

    • Can allow only Group members to View and Comment.



  • Group Profile - Cover Photo and Information widget enables Group admins to choose a cover photo for their Groups and displays the Group Cover Photo with Group Profile Photo, Title and various Action Links like - Join Group, Like, Follow, etc.

  • Search Engine Optimized (SEO) URLs and structure.

  • User Experience:

    • User Interfaces with optimal use of AJAX, without sacrificing SEO.

    • Easy navigation enabling quick transition to users. Breadcrumb based navigation at many places also helps in SEO.

    • 3 displays: List View, Grid View, Map View for groups on Groups Home and Browse Groups provide excellent user experience.



  • Keyword tags can be associated with Groups. A tag cloud widget provides easy filtering of groups.

  • Sponsored Groups:

    • Packages can be created such that their groups are automatically made sponsored.

    • Thus, users can be made to pay for making their group sponsored.

    • AJAX Carousel widget for showcasing sponsored groups.

    • Sponsored groups have "Sponsored" labels on their profile, are highlighted with an attractive sponsored icon or label in groups and their markers can be shown on map with a bouncing animation.

    • Ordering on "Browse Groups" can be done such that sponsored groups are shown first.

    • Site Admin can make / remove groups as sponsored.



  • Featured Groups:

    • Packages can be created such that their groups are automatically made featured.

    • Thus, users can be made to pay for making their group featured.

    • Featured Groups Slideshow widget for showcasing featured groups.

    • Featured groups have "Featured" labels on their profile, are highlighted with an attractive featured icon or label and colored background in groups.

    • Ordering on "Browse Groups" can be done such that featured groups are shown first.

    • Site Admin can make / remove groups as featured.



  • Group admins can mark certain members as "Highlighted" members.

  • Follow Groups:

    • Group Admins will get a notification when members "Follow" their Groups.

    • Members get notifications when Group Admins update status and add various contents.

    • "Follow Button" and "Most Followed Groups" widgets.



  • Group of the Day widget enables one group to be highly showcased for a day. This is admin configurable.

  • Layouts:

    • 2 attractive AJAX based layouts for Group Profiles: Tabbed Layout and Non-tabbed Layout. In tabbed layout, main widgets are linked via ajax based horizontal tabs. In non-tabbed layout, main widgets are linked via ajax based links in vertical order, in left column. Site admin can decide which layout type to activate.

    • Widgetized Group Profile with drag-and-drop widgets, and admin controls enables you to choose and customize features for group on your site.

    • Site Admins can enable group owners to customize block positions, add new available blocks, create and add HTML blocks on their group's profile via a drag-and-drop interfaced layout editor. Available blocks are the many widgets provided in this plugin.

    • Widgetized Groups Home and Browse pages, which can be configured using drag-and-drop widgets.



  • Photo Viewing:

    • AJAX based photo browsing in albums to save time and resources.

    • Admin can choose between advanced lightbox based AJAX viewer, or basic AJAX viewer.

    • Lightbox AJAX viewer (Theater Mode):

    • On the spot loading of photos in albums on clicking their thumbnails.

    • Next & previous icons for jumping over images.

    • Keyboard based jumping over images for user convenience and quick browsing. Left key for previous image and right key for next image.

    • Upon clicking the image in lightbox, it jumps to next image.

    • Likes and Comments for photos available within the lightbox and enable quick user interaction.

    • Various other controls for image rotation, adding caption, tagging, sharing, downloading, etc available within the lightbox.

    • Fun and user friendly experience.

    • Integration with Advertisements / Community Ads Plugin enable attractive advertising within the photo lightbox.

    • Admin can customize the color theme of photo lightbox.

    • Photos tab on Group Profile lists albums of the Group and shows photos added by other users (non-group-admins).

    • Photo Strip:

    • Group Admins can configure attractive looking Photo Strip for their Group.

    • Can be used to showcase best photos of the group.

    • Photo strip is displayed below the Group title.

    • Clicking on photos in the strip loads them on the spot in the lightbox viewer.

    • Widgetized main photo view group enables you to configure its layout and widgets from the Layout Editor.

    • Group admins can easily make any album photo of their group as the group profile photo by clicking on a link.



  • Album Creation, Photo Uploading & Management:

    • Group admins can choose privacy for photo uploading on their Groups.

    • Group admins can create albums for the Group.

    • Other users can add photos to the group if permitted by its privacy settings. Such photos go into the main album of Group.

    • Easy drag-and-drop mechanism for adjusting sequence of albums by group admins.

    • Easy drag-and-drop mechanism for adjusting sequence of images in albums by group admins.



  • Activity Feed Integration: Attractive looking activity feeds are generated for becoming a member of a Group.

  • Google Maps and Geocode API integration:

    • Google maps integration used in Map View for groups.

    • Groups having location information have a Map Tab on their profile showing their accurate location on map.

    • Group owners can point their exact location on map using drag-and-drop marker in Group Dashboard.

    • Owners can simply enter their group item's location address and this converts it to a formatted address and location coordinates to be plotted on map using Geocode API.

    • Geocoding is also used in Proximity Search for groups.

    • Branded Maps: All Maps from this plugin appear branded with your Site's Title on them.



  • Searching and Browsing:

    • Good groups browsing experience and powerful search ensures that users easily find results.

    • Searching enabled over group profile types and custom fields.

    • Name / keyword based search.

    • Proximity Search to find group listings around a location at a distance.

    • Filtering based on closed / open status, friends' / everyone's groups, "Groups I Like", featured Groups.

    • Filtering based on tags / categories / sub-categories.

    • Filtering based on popular locations.

    • Alphabetic Filtering.

    • Ordering based on recent / views / comments / likes / alphabetical.

    • Admin Search Form Settings: Choose which of the available search and filter fields should be shown in the form and what their sequence should be.

    • AJAX Search widget: It enables AJAX search over Group Titles. Search interface is similar to Facebook's search.

    • Groups archives for month-wise browsing.



  • Browse by Locations (Location & Proximity based browsing and searching): If searching of Groups based on Locations is an important component of your site's idea, then you and your users are sure to love this feature:

    • Enables users to easily and quickly find the relevant Groups around them.

    • User's current location is detected automatically to display results around that. Users can also change the location as per their choice.

    • An approximate distance to the searched result will also be shown.

    • Groups closest to the location appear first in search results sequence.

    • Users can choose distance from location within which results should be returned in search.

    • There is basic search and advanced search with more options.

    • The "Locations" tab for this feature's group can be enabled in the main Groups Navigation Menu allowing members to easily search and browse Groups by location, proximity and various searching options available.

    • The search results are attractively shown on map.

    • From search results, members can easily get directions to Group locations from their current location or a location of their choice.



  • Getting Directions to Groups: Users can easily get directions to Group Locations by clicking on "Get Directions" link at various places. The entries in locations based searching mentioned above have this link. The "Map" tab of Groups has this link. The attractive Directions Lightbox has marker for Group location, and plotted directions on Map from user's current location. Slide-able instructions are also provided for directions. Users can change the starting location from which directions should be shown.

  • Advertising: Seamless integration with Advertisements / Community Ads Plugin. Lots of well designed ad positions for attractive advertising. Users can also advertise their groups. Additional widgets that tempt users to advertise their group.

  • Activity Feed integration: Integration with site homepage feed, user profile feeds and group updates feeds. Feeds have been designed as to have maximum impact. Additionally:

    • Activity feeds for groups can be generated with Group Photo and Title instead of photo and name of the Group Admin.

    • Users can receive on their homepage the activity feeds of Groups that they have liked.

    • Group Wall / Activity Feeds for Groups with excellent features like: Feeds Filtering, Info Tooltips, Auto-loading of feeds and many more! Users can also Tag Groups in their status posts. Group Admins will get notification updates and emails when their Group is tagged in someone's post.



  • Linking to Facebook Page: Admins of Groups on your site can now link their Groups with their Facebook Pages from the "Marketing" section of Group Dashboard. With this enhancement:

    • Group Admins can display the "Facebook Like Box" for their linked Facebook Pages on their Groups on your site. This enables them to gain Likes for their Facebook Page from your website. This Like Box will also:

    • Show the recent posts from their Facebook Page.

    • Show how many people already like their Facebook Page.

    • Enable people to Like their Facebook Page.



  • Modular Architecture & Extensions:

    • Enables you to plug-and-play extensions for enhanced features. You can choose which ones to install based on your requirements. All extensions are highly configurable. Click here to see all extensions.

    • Reviews & Ratings: Categorical and attractive ratings system. Rating parameters based on group categories enable users to give accurate opinions. Separate pros and cons fields in reviews easily highlight the good and bad experiences of reviewers. Members can mention if they would recommend the group to someone. Reviews section on group profiles show their reviews. Users can post comments on reviews and 'Like' the ones they find useful. Visit here for more.

    • Videos, Notes, Events, Polls, Music are some other content extensions.

    • Form Extension: Enables group owners to create a form and receive user responses. Can be used for receiving booking leads, feedback, enquiries, etc. More details here.

    • Badges: Badges can be assigned to groups. This can be used for marking group items as Premium, Leader, etc as per your requirements. Group owners can also apply to site admin for a badge. More details here.

    • Offers: Group owners can create offers and mark a featured offer. More details here.

    • Inviter and Promotion: Group owners can promote their group by importing their address books from popular webmail services and contact lists and inviting their friends or fans to visit & explore their group. Details here.

    • Embeddable Badges, Like Box: Great tool for Group owners to attract people and gain popularity, visibility and Likes by using attractive embeddable badges of their Group which can be shared across the web. Also very good for brand propagation of your website. Details here.

    • Contact Group Owners: Enables you to quickly reach out to all the Admins of Groups on your site via 2 channels: Emails and Messages. (FREE Extension)

    • Short Group URLs: You can now have Vanity URLs for Groups on your site, like Facebook. URLs of Groups on your site can be made short and more human readable. These are easier for visitors to identify, remember and share. (FREE Extension)

    • Discussions: Every group can have its own forum where discussion topics can be created and discussed. (FREE Extension)



  • Widgetized Home & Browse pages for Group Members:

    • Enable you to collectively display Group Members who have joined the Groups in attractive manner.

    • Group Members Home contains many attractive widgets and provides a great landing group for Group Members of your community.

    • You can choose to place links for these Groups in the Main Groups Navigation Menu and can also choose to place the respective links for these Groups in your site header navigation menu or in any other menu of your choice.

    • This feature is very useful if Group Members are important to your site's concept.



  • Widgetized Home & Browse pages for Group Photos:

    • Enable you to collectively display Group Photos from all Groups in attractive manner.

    • Group Photos Home contains many attractive widgets and provides a great landing page for Group Photos of your community.

    • You can choose to place links for these groups in the Main Groups Navigation Menu and can also choose to place the respective links for these groups in your site header navigation menu or in any other menu of your choice.

    • This feature is very useful if Group Photos are important to your site's concept.

    • Search Form widget for Group Albums: Enables searching and filtering over Group Albums.



  • Widgetized Home & Browse pages for all Extensions: The various content extensions like Videos, Reviews, Notes, Events, Offers, etc have their own widgetized home and browse pages collectively displaying the respective contents from all Groups.

    • You can choose to place links for these groups in the Main Groups Navigation Menu, and manage them.

    • You can also choose to place the respective links for these groups in your site header navigation menu or in any other menu of your choice.

    • Enables you to highlight those content types from Groups on your site that are important to your site's concept. Example, if Videos and Reviews for Groups are important feature of your website, then you can choose to show the links for their browse groups in your Main Groups Navigation Menu.



  • Pinboard Layout: This layout is very useful if visual appearance of Groups content is important for your website. With this feature:

    • You can choose to enable attractive Pinboard Layout for Home and Browse pages.

    • "Browse Groups' Pinboard View" page to display search results in pinboard view.

    • On-the-spot commenting on Groups from the pinboards.

    • Mouse-over action links appear attractively on various Groups.

    • You can choose to display Groups' search results based on member's current location.



  • Attractive Grid View for Groups: This feature will enhance the visual appearance of Groups in Grid View:

    • You can enter the width of each grid item.

    • Title is highlighted with a shadow effect above the profile picture of Groups.

    • You can choose to display various statistics for Groups like - Views, Comments, Likes, Location, Featured marker, etc.

    • Members count shown



  • Search Forms for all Extensions: The various content extensions are integrated with SocialEngine's in-built search engine. Additionally, search form widgets are also available for the content from extensions. These content search forms with various search and filter fields also enable users to see content from only the Groups that they Like.

  • Linking Groups: Group Admins can link other Groups to their Group. The "Linked Groups" widget on Group Profile shows Groups related to that Group. An example usage of such a widget could be a movie theater group linking itself to Groups of movies being played over there.

  • Integration with Geo-Location, Geo-Tagging, Check-Ins & Proximity Search Plugin: This integration provides many new features. Users can check-in into Groups using either a check-in button, or from their status update box. They can tag their photos with Groups. Groups checked-into are shown plotted on map on user profiles, and many more.

  • Likes for Groups:

    • Groups can be liked / unliked.

    • Group Admins will get a notification when members Like their Groups.

    • Group Content Creation Privacy - Who Liked This Group: This privacy option enables Group Admins to choose the Creation Privacy of various contents like Notes, Events, Videos, Music, Polls, etc. in their Groups (content from various Extensions of Groups / Communities Plugin) to only those members who liked their Groups. This is admin configurable.

    • Groups will be automatically 'Liked' by their Group Admins after their successful creation.

    • Group profile shows users who like it.

    • Most Liked Groups widget.

    • Group owners can send updates to users who Like their Group.



  • Manage Notifications: With this enhancement, notifications for the following actions will be sent to Group Admins which they can manage from the Manage Notifications section of their Group Dashboard:

    • When someone posts an update on their Groups.

    • When someone creates any content like Notes, Events, Videos, Music, Polls, etc. in their Groups.

    • When someone Likes their Groups.

    • When someone Comments on their Groups.

    • When someone Follows their Groups.



  • Integration with Suggestions / Recommendations / People you may know & Inviter plugin:

    • Suggest to Friends link.

    • Recommended Groups widget: Recommends Groups to users which they are likely to be interested in.

    • Groups recommendations in mixed recommendations and more..



  • Tell a friend: Enables a user to easily email a group to friends.

  • Printing: Group information can be printed.

  • Innovative You May Also Like widget shows to users other groups that might interest them based on the one they are viewing currently.

  • Privacy configurable by group owners relating to viewing group, commenting, showing in search, discussions, and also privacy controls for extensions enable group owners to specify who can post content like video creation, etc."Group Members Only" Privacy: This privacy option can restrict: Viewing a Group, Commenting on a Group and posting various contents like Notes, Videos, etc in Groups to Group members only.

  • Groups can be published or saved as draft.

  • User profile integration: Groups Tab widget in user profiles shows groups posted by the user.

  • Insights and Statistics:

    • Group owners can see Tabular and Graphical statistics for their groups.

    • Metrics include views, likes, comments, and active users.

    • Graphical statistics can be viewed over different durations and time scales in both cumulative and incremental form.

    • Statistical reports can be viewed / downloaded over different durations and time scales in web(.html) and excel(.xls) formats.

    • Users can choose to receive periodic emails with insights of their groups.

    • Admin can see detailed statistics for groups.



  • Networks: Users can be shown groups belonging only to their network.

  • Mobile Compatibility: This plugin is compatible with our "Mobile / Tablet Plugin".


 


This plugin is the ideal solution for advanced groups with properties like excellent features, ease-of-use, great design, quick navigation and search engine optimized groups. It gives you a great monetization opportunity by allowing you to charge users for groups. Multiple group profile types with custom fields and options to associate them with group categories enable you to create various types of groups according to you requirements.


This plugin also enables you to easily import groups from the official SocialEngine Groups Plugin into the "Groups / Communities Plugin".


 



Admin Panel


 



  • Enable and configure plugin settings for payments, multiple group admins, sharing, maps integration, proximity search, featured & sponsored labels, browsing sequence, group layout editing by owners, category editing, etc.

  • Site admin can configure below settings to be available to the Group admins and Group members:

    • Groups' singular / plural title

    • Group members URL text

    • Member roles

    • Affiliation / membership / joining date

    • Group announcements

    • Automatically add members when Group members / Group admins invite them to become a member of their Groups.

    • Automatic Liking of Group when users become a member of it

    • Automatic Joining of Group when users Like it

    • Choose who all can invite members to the Groups. Site admin can also allow Group admins to choose this.

    • Enable / disable members to immediately become a member of a Group. Site admins can also allow Group admins to choose this.

    • Enable users to invite all Group members while creating their Group Events (by using "Groups - Events Extension").



  • Create / Manage Member Roles for the various categories of Groups on the site.

    • Sequence of Roles can be adjusted by drag-and-drop.

    • Choose who all can create Roles:

      • Only Site Admin can create Roles.

      • Only Group Admins can create Roles.

      • Both Site Admin and Group Admins can create Roles.





  • For each Member Level, site admin can enable / disable Group admins to choose a new privacy option: "Group Members Only" for creating various contents (using Extensions of Groups / Communities Plugin) in their Groups.

  • Enable / disable Group admins to update Group Cover Photo for their Groups.

  • Enable / disable automatic adding of invited members to Groups.

  • Activate one of the 2 available layouts for Group Profiles.

  • Enable, create and manage packages.

  • Extensive Member Levels based controls and permissions.

  • Create and manage categories and sub-categories. Sequence of categories and sub-categories can be adjusted by drag-and-drop.

  • Create and manage profile types and custom profile fields for groups. Custom fields can be made searchable.

  • Configure mapping between group categories and profile types such that custom profile fields can be based on categories.

  • View, manage and moderate groups, with extensive options to change group category, change owner, edit a group, etc.

  • Mark groups as featured and sponsored.

  • Widget Settings.

  • Assign Group of the Day.

  • Enable/disable advanced lightbox viewer (theater mode)

  • Configure the lightbox theme.

  • Manage Group Albums

  • Mark quality Group Albums and Group Photos as Featured Albums, Featured Photos, Album of the Day and Photo of the Day.

  • View Group members and mark them as Featured.

  • Import Groups from official SocialEngine Groups Plugin.

  • Assign Member of the Day.

  • Enable and manage claims for groups.

  • Assign users as "Claimable Group Creators", whose groups would be easily claimed.

  • Configure settings for Insights Emails and Graphs.

  • View Statistics for groups.

  • Advertising Settings: Settings for the various ad positions and widgets created because of seamless integration with "Advertisements / Community Ads Plugin".

  • View and manage transactions for paid groups on site.

  • Choose to display Groups administered and joined by members on their profiles.

    • Choose to mark Group admin approved members with attractive Verified / Approved Markers. [Admin can change the verb.]


    and more.





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