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Studied version : 1.8.17 Website : http://www.elgg.com Distributed by : Enterprise (Curverider Ltd) Licence : GPL Technology : PHP Year of creation : 2004

Elgg is one of the most well-known and most successful open source social networking solutions. It was created in 2004 by Dave Tosh and Ben Werdmuller, who subsequently went on to create Curverider Limited in order to maintain and enhance the product.

Elgg offers most of the functionalities expected of a social networking project. Its modular design provides for its expandability, and it has a very active community that produces a large number of interesting plug-ins (www.elgg.org). These include profile management (with the possibility of attribute definition), activities feeds, blogging and microblogging, groups management (with restricted access spaces), rights management, a complete API, etc.
Elgg is published under the GPL v2. On the support side, publisher Curverider offers a number of services such as bug fixes and hosting.
Elgg is written in PHP and runs on LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) technologies. Its architecture is plug-in enabled, making it possible to easily and rapidly extend product functionalities (more than 900 plug-ins).


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FR Christophe LAMML
Rate this solution the 21/12/2014

“ ELGG a le grand avantage de ne pas être un couteau Suisse. Ce n'est pas un CMS sur lequel on ajoute des fonctionnalités de RSE. c'est un vrai RSE. Je le pratique depuis plus de 5 ans et la nouvelle version ajoute de nouvelles fonctionnalités comme le responsive. ”

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FR Florian Daniel
Rate this solution the 16/10/2013

“ Elgg est un framework social modulaire et extensible, soutenu par une communauté internationale très active, qui permet de réaliser des plateformes collaboratives, réseaux sociaux, services web ou sites mobiles indépendants ou intégrés dans un système d'information tiers via ses API et webservices, ou l'utilisation de plugins. Le socle technique est mature depuis les versions 1.8.x, et ne cesse de s'améliorer, pour s'orienter vers des interfaces nativement mobiles et responsive. ”

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FR olivier dutel
Rate this solution the 16/09/2013

“ Elgg a été conçu pour déployer des réseaux sociaux. Le framework nécessite une prise en main mais permet très facilement de créer des fonctionnalités particulièrement évolués pour répondre aux besoin des communautés. ”

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Ohloh users rating 4.08 (12 votes)
lines of code 134507 lines
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Programming Languages PHP, JavaScript, HTML, 7 Other
Tags community cms_focus ajax socialnetwork socialnetworks web20 i18n blog framework webservices mysql php weblogs groups collaboration socialnetworking tagging microblogging socialsoftware php5 socialbookmarking rss plugins social
Download url http://elgg.org/download.php
Ohloh page https://www.openhub.net/p/elgg

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