Social Groups 1.0.0 Beta Released!
Posted by rsyvarth, 15 May 2011 · 1,191 views
The Social Groups application allows for the creation of special interest oriented groups on your website. The basic idea behind the app is very similar to the groups system on Facebook but it expands upon the idea to provide more features than a simple Facebook group page. This app is perfect for any community where there are multiple sub-interest groups within the site. This app will facilitate the creation of a tighter knit community through the creation of more intimate and specialized interactions. It allows for sites with 10,000s of members to provide a specialized niche for each member without crowding the site. So whether you are a gaming clan trying to organized separate factions or a large community centered around a hobby (cars) or an educational focus (university), you can serve the needs of your members' unique interests with this app.
- Member Controlled - Group creation and administration is done by normal members, so there is no need for you to constantly intervene to keep the groups running smoothly.
- Group Privacy - There are three different privacy levels (Public, Private, and Hidden) which will let the groups to be created for a range of activities. From a public group for your own personal fan club to a maximum-security hidden group for you to plan your evil plot to take over the world.
- Group Customization - Allows groups to feel a little bit more like home by providing the ability for custom logos and banners.
- Invitations - Want to show off your fancy new group to all of your friends? You can send them all an invite to make sure they don't miss it!
- Mass Messaging - Need to get a message out to all of the members of your group quickly? Well you now can send them all a Mass Private Message to ensure that they are aware of all of the happenings within your group.
- Dedicated Forum - Each time a group is added a matching forum is also created. Group Admins will be able to control permissions for this forum based on whether or not you are a member of the group. You can control how group forums appear in the forum index. Each group forum features the group's sidebar navigation and personlized header.
- Group News - Groups will be able to add news topics to their group "portal" to make sure the latest happenings are always visible to their members.
- Member Control - Group admins will be able to control each member's rank within the group (Admin, Moderator, Member). They can also ban those pesky troublemakers from their group to keep things civilized.
- and Much, MUCH, More! - You can read more about this app in the documentation