Social Factory

Version 3.8.8

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Social Factory is our Joomla! solution for a modern and dynamic social networking website.

Following the same design patterns as our top of the line extension - Love Factory - it offers a state of the art admin interface backed up by solid code and modern templates.

Social Factory Custom Fields

Custom Fields

  • Unlimited custom fields that can be created and published in any page
  • Multiple field types (Checkboxes, Multipleselect, Textarea, Radio buttons, etc.)
  • Fields can be arranged with a user friendly drag and drop system
  • Each custom field can be set as searchable, rendering it available in advanced search
  • Option to set fields as compulsory
  • Visibility restrictions for each field
Social Factory Layout & Themes

Layout & Themes

  • Fully customizable template system
  • Configure with a few simple clicks every section, page, field, instance or add-on
  • Zones can be arranged with a user friendly drag and drop system
  • Default responsive template
  • Fully customizable CSS
Social Factory Monetize


  • Paid memberships which limit or grant access to users
Social Factory Key Features

Key Features

  • Friends and Top Friends lists
  • Wall page containing friends action updates
  • Photo galleries with albums created by users
  • Video galleries
  • Ignore list for offending users
  • Messaging system (users can create, send and receive personal messages)
  • Interactions
  • Awards system (users can get medals for specific actions)
  • Users can create events which others can sign up for
  • Users can create groups
  • Categories for groups
  • Invitation system for groups and events
  • Admin definable currency
  • Approval system for various actions
  • Users can report comments, photos, videos, events and profiles
  • "Like" buttons
  • Google Maps localization
  • Facebook registration and login
  • Info bar (shows on all Social Factory pages and displays notifications)
  • Invoices
Social Factory Standards


  • Multi-language support, UTF-8 support, comes default with English INI language files
  • SEO/SEF friendly
  • Default integration with Joomla! user profile, allowing a single login for Joomla! and component
  • Easy transition to RTL by editing the product templates
  • Simple installation, configuration and updating process
Social Factory User Profile

User Profile

  • Configurable account details (basic details, location, education, contact, etc.)
  • Displays events and groups of every user
  • Set profile privacy (Public, Just Friends, Offline)
  • Show/Hide specific fields
  • Personalized fields
Social Factory Main Settings

Main Settings

  • Date & Time format
  • Choose between Joomla!'s or Social Factory's registration form
  • Set the redirect page upon logging in
  • Set used currency
  • Enable/disable medal awards system
  • Enable and set up Info bar
  • Enable the approvals for various actions (comments, events, photos, etc.)
  • Manage permission settings
  • Enable and set up Google Maps
  • Enable and set up Facebook registration
  • Enable/disable notifications
  • Enable/disable Cron Jobs
  • Manage backend submenu using a friendly drag and drop system
  • Enable/disable Google CDN jQuery libraries
Social Factory Search


  • Members search by gender, age and online status
  • Radius search for events and members with the use of Google Maps
  • Searchable custom fields
Social Factory Payments Gateways

Payments Gateways

  • Several Payment Gateways supported for payments towards the site: Paypal, Moneybookers/Skrill, iDealing, Google Checkout, Sagepay, Authorize.Net, Bank-transfers
Social Factory Modules & Plugins

Modules & Plugins

  • Modules that display members based on various criteria: latest, random, online, latest viewed profiles, latest profile visitors (multiple instances module)
  • Facebook connect module
  • User and system plugins
Social Factory 3rd Party Integrations

3rd Party Integrations

  • Google Maps
  • Facebook registration and login
  • Blog Factory
  • Embedded video integration
Social Factory Notifications


  • 7 types of email notifications for specific actions made by users
  • Customizable email templates
Social Factory Backend Management

Backend Management

  • Actions: manage membership plans, deal with reports, send notifications, etc.
  • Backup and restore Social Factory database and settings (can also include Joomla! users)
  • Import data from Jomsocial (fields, user profiles, blocklist, messages, photos, photo comments, Youtube videos only, video comments, groups, friends)
  • User management
  • Manage approvals
  • Payments management
  • Dashboard containing several statistics and information
Social Factory Requirements


  • Joomla! 4.x, 3.x
  • PHP (min. 5.3.0)
  • MySQL (min. 5.1 + )
  • CRON (a general CRON Tutorial is available in our documentation section)
  • cURL, GD2 libraries enabled


Social Factory 3.8.8 released on October 5, 2020.

  • Fixed several small display issues on backend.

Social Factory 3.8.7 released on March 18, 2020.

  • Optimization: several small frontend improvements.
  • Fixed several issues regarding events timezone, load Bootstrap library explicitly on pages that require it, display backend permissions.

Social Factory 3.8.6 released on December 10, 2019.

  • New feature: backend latest reports module.

Social Factory 1.0.0 released on May 24, 2012.

Screenshots are representing version 3.0.0 of Social Factory.

Take a moment to check out the product demo-server under:

We provide the demo-server for testing purposes, where visitors can access the frontend and also the backend area. The important features are usually available on the demo-server, while some particular features including the payment plugins (if the extension in case has these features) are disabled.

Keep in mind that for our Joomla! extensions supporting Smarty templates, the display is fully customizable also through our own product templates, otherwise the display remains flexible and offers the possibility to be matched with the site template through the CSS files.

Please note that the demo-server is set on an hourly reset, meaning that any changes will be at some point erased and the initial values restored.

We offer our extensions without encryption, in order to offer maximum flexibility for each webmaster, therefore we cannot offer any trial versions. Without encryption, each webmaster can modify the code in order to suit their own particular requirements (detailed information under our Terms & Conditions).

For a better product insight we recommend to check the product documentation which describes in detail, all available features and settings of the extension:

If you have any specific questions don't hesitate to contact us.
For any product information please use the available form on the Contact Us page.