Social Network Software/Script Recommendations

Hello All,

First off, if there’s a recent thread on my topic you’re welcome to point me there…

I am looking for a Social Network Software/Script solution for my growing website. Right now it’s just a blog but we’re expanding to have like I said a social network attached to it.

I’m in the infancy stages of finding a self-hosted solution so I’m open to recommendations.

I’ve looked over:


Dolphin 7

I’ll need something that can handle 20,000 page views a day to start and it’ll rise from there.

I realize alot of the traffic handling is on the server-side but I’ve heard some solutions don’t handle alot of simultaneous users well.

I’ve heared vbulletin will be expanding in to more a full social solution but that’s just hearsay. I LOVE their message board functionality.

Hit me back if you need more info.

Any help based on experience will be very much appreciated. :slight_smile:


Check out buddypress (especially if the blog is wordpress).

Hi snecz,

Yes I have a Wordpress blog and I admit that I haven’t really looked at Buddypress but isn’t BP just strictly a message board?


No, I think it’s a full package with bbpress (2.0) forum. If you already have wp and registered users you should check it out.

I definitely will. Thanks for the recommendation. :slight_smile:


wordpress buddypress is a good solution,
there are many pretty theme for buddypress also, <snip>