PHPizabi Alicia is a social networking script from Reality Medias, this can be used to build dating or social networking sites. PHPizabi is a professionally designed script, considering the range of features it offers one can easily jumpstart to create a social networking portal with out any knowledge of the programming languages. The best part of the script is it is open source that means you are free to do whatever you want with the script, and have full control over the code to modify or to add new features.
It is written in PHP, backend powered by MySQl and has a clean template management system. The script developed in modular structure so that new features can be added as modules to the existing core. PHPizabi has tons of features and can be compared to commercial scripts, here are some of the features it offers.
Mass mail support
Online / Offline status
Email address confirmation
Automatic / Manual approval
User settings panel
Ignore / Block users
Recent profile views
Profile / pictures rating
Private photo gallery
for a complete list of features go here
PHP 4.2.x or above
MySQL 3.23.x or above
Apache 1.13.19 or above OR IIS 5.1 or above
GD2 (Image Processor)
Installation of the script is very easy, its a web based installation. First download the package from PHPizabi site and upload to your server using a ftp client. After uploading point to the folder you uploaded in your browser, the installation will start, it will take you through the steps; It will check the permissions of the file system, you may have to change some file permissions to 0777 or 0666, after changing the file permissions you need to enter the database information in the fields. If you haven’t created the database before it will attempt to create the database. Once it is finished you are ready to see your website, now you can login with your admin password (which you will create in the installation process) and start changing site name and other details etc.
Administration of the site very well designed, clean and simple. It is easy to maintain the site from the admin interface, as an administrator you will have full control over the features and you can control the access of users and a lot of other functions.
Basic features like Blog, Photo Galleries, messages, SMS, and Chatrooms will come with the core package, if you want additional features like Videos they can be added by downloading third party modules. Sometimes you may have to pay for some modules.
Overall the script is very handy for people who dont have a lot of resources to start a social networking site and who doesnt know programming to create this kind of site.