SocialEngine Plugins

Groups - Product Kit

This is a great tool which enables you to create a "Groups" system on your site. This Product Kit also bundles many popular extensions of "Groups / Communities Plugin" to form a robust, feature-rich Groups system. Groups can even be easily imported from the SE Groups Plugin enabling you to easily and quickly upgrade the Groups on your website to more advanced, engaging and useful Groups. With this Product Kit, you also save on cost vis-a-vis ordering of individual extensions.

Actual Cost
$274
Discount
$75
Product Kit
$199

This is a great tool which enables you to create a robust "Groups" system on your site. This Product Kit also bundles many popular extensions of "Groups / Communities Plugin" to form a robust, feature-rich Groups system. Thus, along with the features of Groups and its extensions for Groups on your site, you also get advanced Groups features.

With this tool, you can also easily import groups from the official SocialEngine Groups Plugin into the "Groups / Communities Plugin" and provide advanced features of Groups / Communities Plugin and its various Extensions to the Groups on your site. Thus, you can easily and quickly upgrade the Groups on your website to more advanced, engaging and useful Groups.

Groups Features:
  • Groups from official SocialEngine Groups Plugin can be easily imported without loosing any data.
  • You can now have Vanity URLs for Groups on your site. URLs of Groups on your site can be made short and more human readable. These are easier for visitors to identify, remember and share. (by using our FREE Groups / Communities - Short Group URL Extension)
  • Group Admins functionality: Each group can have multiple Group Admins who can manage the group.
  • "Group Members Only" Privacy: This privacy option can restrict: Viewing a Group, Commenting on a Group and posting various contents like Notes, Photos, Videos, etc in Groups (by using Extensions for Groups / Communities Plugin) to Group members only.
  • Group admins can mark certain members as "Highlighted" members.
  • Joining a Group.
  • 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.
  • Content Creation Notification: Members can receive notifications for content creation like Notes, Photo, etc in joined Groups.
  • Members can view, comment and create various contents like Notes, Photos, etc (by using Extensions for Groups / Communities Plugin), if respective privacies are "Group Members Only".
  • Members can Invite their Friends to Groups.
  • Members can Message all group members / particular member.
  • 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
  • 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, 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, Comment and create various contents like Notes, Photos, Videos, etc in their Groups (contents that come with the Extensions for Groups / Communities Plugin installed on your site).
  • Group Cover Photo widget enables Group admins to choose a cover photo for their Groups. Group members' user profile photos can be shown, if cover photo is not updated.
  • Widgetized Home & Browse pages for Group Members
  • Activity Feed Integration: Attractive looking activity feeds are generated for becoming a member of a Group.
  • Many Widgets and Administration settings
Widgets:
  • This Product Kit contains all the widgets of "Groups / Communities Plugin" and the Extensions included in this kit. Thus, it contains numerous Groups related widgets like:
    • Group Profile Members: Displays the members of the Groups. Admin can choose to display all members or members based on their Roles.
    • Joined / Owned Groups: Displays groups administered and joined by members on their profiles.
    • Group Profile Announcements
    • Group's Member of the Day
      and many more...
Administration:
  • 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 / joining date
    • Group announcements
      and more...
Products Included:

To know more about the advanced Group features, visit the below mentioned plugins and extensions available with this product kit:

  • Groups / Communities Plugin

    This plugin can be used on your site to form a robust, feature-rich Groups system. It enables you to create rich, detailed groups and provides multiple tools for this. Multiple admin configurations, custom fields, customizable groups, widgets and flexible features allow you to extend this plugin based on your site's requirements. This plugin also enables adding photos to Groups. Creating albums and adding photos is quick and easy.

  • Free! Groups / Communities - Short Group URL Extension

    Short Group URL Extension for Groups / Communities Plugin enables URLs of Groups on your website to be made short and more human readable. Such URLs are easier for visitors to identify, remember and share. Short URLs make it easier for Group owners to direct others to their Group on your site.

     

    With this extension, Group URLs like: http://yoursite.com/group/groupname can be changed to: http://yoursite.com/groupname. Site Admin can also ban offensive URLs.

  • Free! Groups / Communities - Discussions Extension

    Discussions Extension for Groups / Communities Plugin enables threaded discussion topics in Groups. With this extension, each Group gets a "Discussions" tab / section with a discussion forum allowing members to discuss and share information about the Group entity. This is similar to having a forum board within Groups as this extension contains most features found in regular bulletin board forums. This is also a very useful tool for Group owners to gather feedback and spread awareness about their Group entity.

  • Groups / Communities - Events Extension

    Events Extension for Groups / Communities Plugin enables creating events for Groups. Events can be used by Groups for many purposes like product launches, sports matches, competitions, celebrations, etc.

  • Groups / Communities - Videos Extension

    Videos Extension for Groups / Communities Plugin enables adding videos to Groups. Creating videos is quick and easy. Videos can be added from multiple sources. Attractive way of video viewing ensures good user experience and enjoyment to users.

  • Groups / Communities - Notes Extension

    Notes Extension for Groups / Communities Plugin enables adding notes to Groups. It gives a publishing tool to group admins (just like a blog). This allows group owners to generate content for their group to share more information and connect with their audience.

  • Groups / Communities - Polls Extension

    Polls Extension for Groups / Communities Plugin enables creation of polls in Groups. Users of your site and group owners can gather opinions and feedback within the Groups on your site. Members can create poll questions within groups which can be answered by visitors. The answers given by others for these polls are shown in attractive graphical manner.

  • Free! Groups / Communities - Contact Group Owners Extension

    Contact Group Owners Extension for Groups / Communities Plugin enables you to quickly reach out to all the Admins of Groups on your site via 2 effective channels: Emails and Messages. Outgoing emails can be made rich and attractive to match your site's theme and brand identity. Messages can have media attachments. Such communication serves multiple purposes like sharing tips to more effectively use Groups on your website, introducing new features of Groups to your users, motivating users to keep their Groups updated and active on your website, and so on.

  • Content Profiles - Cover Photo, Banner & Site Branding Plugin

    This plugin enables you to have attractive content profiles on your website with Cover Photos, Elegant Tabs, Information widget, various action links and more! You can upload Default Cover Photo for content types, which the content owners can then change individually. And what's more: With Member Level settings like different default content cover photos for the various Member Levels, ability to edit / upload content's cover photo based on Member Level, and other administrative settings, this plugin also provides opportunities for Site-branding and Monetization!

  • Groups - Product Kit Installation Service

    After completion of your payment, and configuration of your license(s) for your plugin(s) from your Client Area, if you want us to install the products included in this kit on your site, then please initiate a Support Ticket from your SocialEngineAddOns Client Area and send us the following information of your site for the installation of the products included in this kit:
    1) Site Admin details:
    - URL
    - Email
    - Password
    2) Site FTP details:
    - Host
    - Username
    - Password
    This service is normally completed in 12 to 24 hours.

Enhanced Groups Features: Though we have included ALL the important group features in our product kit, you can also use the below mentioned extensions (features) to further enhance the Groups on your site:

  • Groups / Communities - Inviter and Promotion Extension

    Inviter and Promotion Extension for Groups / Communities Plugin enables group owners to invite their contacts, friends, fans and customers to their Group and increase its popularity. It provides effective tools to group owners to expand visitor base to their group. Users can securely import their contact lists / address books from popular email services and applications to invite their contacts to their Group.

  • Groups / Communities - Form Extension

    Form Extension for Groups / Communities Plugin enables group owners to create a custom form on their Group and receive user responses for it. This extension can be very useful for various types of Groups. For example, hotels, agents, dealers & many other businesses could use this form to receive bookings from users. Such a form can also be used to receive user feedbacks, suggestions, requests, etc. The form is highly customizable and group admins can create any form fields of their choice.

  • Groups / Communities - Music Extension

    Music Extension for Groups / Communities Plugin enables adding music to Groups. Multiple playlists with songs can be created in Groups and shared. Creating playlists is quick and easy. Attractive music player provides great user experience. Music player can be embedded on group profile or in group updates activity feed.

  • Groups / Communities - Badges Extension

    Badges extension for Groups / Communities Plugin enables association and display of badges on groups. It can be used to specially mark groups as per your requirements. For example, groups can be marked as: "Premium", "Leader", "Expert", "Highly Recommended", "Community Approved", "Trusted", etc. Badges can thus also be used to help users in better identifying the type of groups they are looking for. They enhance the identity of Groups.

  • Groups / Communities - Offers Extension

    Offers Extension for Groups / Communities Plugin enables adding offers to Groups. Offers can have useful information associated like Coupon Code, No. of Claims, Expiry Date, etc. Members can claim offers and this is very well integrated with activity feeds. Admin can mark certain offers as "Hot" to highlight them and each Group can have a Featured Offer. This is a great tool for adding and showcasing offers on Groups of your site.

  • Groups / Communities - Reviews and Ratings Extension

    Reviews and Ratings Extension for Groups / Communities Plugin enables users to rate and write reviews for groups. The rating system is categorical and attractive. Nicely designed interface for seeing ratings and reviews provides good user experience.

  • Groups / Communities - Multiple Listings and Products Showcase Extension

    Multiple Listings and Products Showcase Extension for Groups / Communities Plugin enables Group Owners to link / add / associate related Listings, Pages and Businesses to their Groups. Such listings, pages and businesses will be displayed on the Group profiles, thus making the Groups more informative and useful. This extension gives you a wide array of possibilities to extend Groups on your website. The ability to show their various listings, pages, businesses, products, offerings, etc on their Groups will also motivate users to create more listings on your website, and keep their Groups updated.

  • Groups / Communities - Embeddable Badges, Like Box Extension

    Embeddable Badges, Like Box Extension for Groups / Communities Plugin enables Group owners to promote their Groups on external websites or blogs. This is a great tool for them to attract people and gain popularity, visibility and Likes for their Groups via attractive embeddable badges which can be shared across the web. This is similar to, but more advanced than the Like Box on Facebook. Externally embedded Group Badges also have the potential to generate considerable traffic for your website and increase its awareness as all links in them point back to the website.

Differences between SE Groups Plugin and our Groups System: Below point-wise comparison clearly shows the numerous advanced features you get with our Groups System vis-a-vis the SE Groups Plugin.

S. No. Features SE Groups Plugin SocialEngineAddOns Groups System
1. Joining a Group
2. Invite Members / Friends
3. Photos
4. Events
5. Discussions
6. Members Moderation / Approval
7. Members Search in a Group
8. Multiple Group Admins
9. Group Admins can invite non-existing members
(From Groups / Communities - Inviter and Promotion Extension)
10. Pinboard View for Groups Home page
11. Pinboard View for Groups Browse page
12. Popular / Recent / Random / Location Based Groups: Pinboard View
13. Group Cover Photo
14. Member Strip on Group Profile page
15. Photo Strip on Group Profile page
16. Search Engine Optimized (SEO) URLs and structure
17. Group Overview with WYSIWYG editor
18. Membership Roles
19. Display members based on Membership Roles
20. Membership Date
21. Message Group Owner
22. Message Members
23. Member can tag other members in Group Photos
24. Add People
25. Vanity URLs for Groups
26. What will members be called?
Ex: Dance Lovers, Music Lovers, etc.
27. Browse by Networks
28. Group Announcements
29. WYSIWYG Editor for Announcements
30. Friend and Network, Friends of Friends, Friends Only, Who Liked This Group - Privacy Options
31. Content (like Polls, Photos, etc.) Creation Notification to Group Admins
32. Notification for posts in Groups to members
33. Featured and Sponsored Marking of Groups
34. Widgetized Groups Home Page
35. Widgetized Home page for Members
36. Widgetized Browse page for Members
37. URLs alternate text
38. Paid / Free Packages
39. Enhanced Member Level Settings
40. List View, Grid View, Map View for Groups Home page
41. Categories, Sub-categories & 3rd Level Categories
42. Custom Profile Types, & Profile Fields for each Category
43. Searching over Custom Profile Types and Profile fields
44. Polls
45. Seemless integration with “Suggestions / Recommendations / People you may know & Inviter
46. Notes
47. Videos
48. Music
49. Offers
50. Reviews & Ratings [Rating Parameters based on Categories]
51. Badges
52. Form - Enquiry Form creation by Group Admins
53. Add "Multiple Listing Types", "Listings", "Pages" and Businesses to Groups
54. Embeddable Badge
55. Follow Groups
56. Notification for Follow to Group Admins
57. Multiple Locations
58. Proximity Search
59. Browse Groups’ Location page
60. Group Dashboard
61. Get Started Section in Dashboard
62. Status - Published / Save as Draft
63. Group Owner can edit Group Profile Layout
64. Alphabetic Filtering of Groups
65. Categorically Popular Groups
66. Ajax Based Recently Posted, Popular, Random, Featured and Sponsored Groups
67. List View, Grid View, Map View for Groups Browse page
68. Liking & Commenting on Groups
69. “Tell a Friend” link
70. Tabbed Layout and Non-tabbed Layout for Groups Profile page
71 Upcoming Events
72. AJAX based Groups Carousel
73. Most Discussed Groups
74. Most Joined Groups
75. Most Followed Groups
76. Popular Group Tags
77. Group of the Day
78. Groups I’ve Joined page
79. Featured Groups Slideshow
80. About Group on Group Profile page
81. Recently Viewed Groups
82. Expandable Categories and Sub-categories
83. Group Tags
84. Claiming Groups
85. Show Posts by Groups only in Updates Tab
86. Open / Close Groups
87. Getting Directions to Groups
88. Most Liked Photos
89. Photo Lightbox Viewer to view Group Photos
90. Social Sharing
91. Listing of Groups on current user’s location
92. Linking Groups to other Groups
93. Popular Group Locations
94. Seemless integration with “Facebook Feed Stories Publisher
95. Most Voted Polls
96. Seemless integration with “Advanced Facebook Integration / Likes, Social Plugins and Open Graph
97. Statistics for Groups
98. Search Group Form settings
99. Data Importing
100. Seemless integration with “FAQs, Knowledgebase, Tutorials & Help Center Plugin
101. Seemless integration with “Discount Coupons Plugin
102. Seemless integration with “Email Templates Plugin
103. Widgetized Group Polls page
104. Widgetized Group Poll View Page
105. Widgetized Group Events Home page
106. Widgetized Group Event Profile page
107. Widgetized Browse Group Events page
108. Seemless integration with “Advertisements / Community Ads Plugin
109. Seemless integration with “Advanced Activity Feeds / Wall Plugin
110. Seemless integration with “Geo-Location, Geo-Tagging, Check-Ins & Proximity Search Plugin
111. Seemless integration with “Video Lightbox Viewer Plugin
To have this Groups system on my site, should I first install official "SE Groups Plugin" on my site?
No, you do not have to install official "SE Groups Plugin" on your site to have this Groups system. But, if you already have SE Groups Plugin installed on your site, then you can easily import the groups from that plugin to this advanced Groups system.
I have a discount coupon. Will I be able to avail those discounts during the checkout processes of this product kit?
This product kit already offers a great discount, so no other discount coupon will be applicable during the checkout process of this kit.
I want to have basic Groups on my site and thus I do not want to purchase all the products included in this kit. What should I do?
To have basic Groups on your site, you can purchase our Groups / Communities Plugin and anytime enhance your groups by installing other plugins.
Is the installation of products included in this kit easy?
Yes, absolutely! The installation of all the products included in this kit is easy. But, if you want us to install the products included in this kit on your site, then after the completion of your payment, and configuration of your license(s) for your plugin(s) from your Client Area, please initiate a Support Ticket from your SocialEngineAddOns Client Area and send us the following information of your site for the installation of the products included in this kit:
1) Site Admin details:
- URL
- Email
- Password
2) Site FTP details:
- Host
- Username
- Password
This service is normally completed in 12 to 24 hours.
I want to customize this plugin according to the offerings and design of my site. Can you help me?
Yes, please contact us with your customization requirements.
Actual Cost
$274
Discount
$75
Product Kit
$199
Screenshots:
Widgetized Group Profile Page Tabs from various Extensions Group: Joining a Group Group Cover Photo and Members Create New Group: Group Info details & Privacy Group Dashboard: Get Started Section Group Dashboard: Apps Section Group Dashboard: Manage Member Roles Group Dashboard: Manage Announcements Group Dashboard: Manage Announcements: Post New Announcement Group: Announcements Group Members  Group Events Group Discussions Group Photos Group Polls Group Music Group Videos Group Offers Group Reviews Group Profile: Entertainment What will members be called? Widgetized Groups Home Page Widgetized Groups Browse Page Widgetized Groups Browse Page: Pinboard View My Groups Groups I Joined Widgetized Members Home Page  Widgetized Browse Members Page Member Profile: Groups Widgetized Events Home Page  Widgetized Events Browse Page Widgetized Polls Browse Page
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