Building a FaceBook Clone Site

    • 9 posts
    April 26, 2022 1:05 PM EDT

    Hello everyone. I'm seeking some input about building a Facebook clone site. I'm using v5.9 with a FB Clone theme and as I've been building my site I'm finding a need a lot more plugins (which I anticipated) to mirror most of the features you'd find on Facebook. So my question are these:
    1. Has anybody build a FB Clone site and if so, would you recommend any particular FB Clone bundle? There are many different bundles out there.
    2. In addition to the bundles, are there any other plugins you'd recommend in addition to a bundle?
    3. Is there an expert service you've used to help you build out your FB Clone?
    4. Any major "gotcha's" to look our for I should think about?

    Would love to hear any comments.

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    • 6247 posts
    April 27, 2022 6:03 AM EDT

    We suggest upgrading to v6 as v5.9 won't be supported for too long. V6 has a lot of improvements, bug fixes, and new features, https://demo.socialengine.com is our demo. 

    I do believe there are some clients and experts who can answer this as far as making a FB clone site. The best advice I can give is, open the site. Don't put too many features at once. Let users get on the site and add content. You need a lot of content as content is king. You can have all the features in the world on the site but if you have no content, no one will stay. Find your niche - focus on a niche. Something that you can post some good content for and that you can contribute in discussions with members. 

    Not sure if the above helps but it's the best advice I can provide. 

    • 9 posts
    April 27, 2022 5:37 PM EDT
    Thank you Donna. I have loaded 6.0 and it looks very nice. I'm in the process now of looking for 6.0 plugins for the facebook cloan site I'm trying to build. And yes, content is king. I'm trying to attract existing FB user groups onto my site so wanted to build features as I move along but I need some immediately like Pages, Marketplace, Classified, Events, Groups, Blogs,
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    • 6247 posts
    April 28, 2022 5:43 AM EDT

    The advanced bundle has Classified, Events, Groups, Blogs. Unless you need something different. 

    • 9 posts
    April 28, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

    I already have Events, Groups and Blogs.  Can I purchase Classified separately?

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    • 6247 posts
    April 29, 2022 4:52 AM EDT

    Yes, you can purchase the various plugins separately. 

    • 9 posts
    April 29, 2022 9:52 AM EDT

    Thank you.  I just purchased two of them.  I appreciate you help.