SocialEngine Plugins

SocialEngine Post / Voting & Sharing / Buzz Plugin

$80 / license

Current Version:
v4.10.0 for SEv4

This plugin let you run a social news / buzz / content sharing community website where members submit content in the form of either a link, photo, video or a text post (topic discussion). As submissions post to the site, members can vote for or against them (upvote/downvote) similar to Reddit and SocialEngine Cloud.

Key Features

  • Support four different posting media types: Topic, Link, Photo, and Video
  • Posts can be voted up/down by members via AJAX
  • Smart algorithm to rank hotness of posts (similar to Reddit)
  • Auto suggest photos when posting a link
  • Photo can be manually uploaded from computer when posting a photo.
  • Auto detect YouTube and Vimeo urls when posting a video
  • Optional admin approval required before making posts live
  • Support customizable fields/questions.
  • Ability to create sub-categories.
  • Built-in photo preview, and video preview (YouTube / Vimeo) when displaying a photo/video post.
  • Varieties of ordering to rank posts differently: hotness (trending), new post, top rated etc..
  • ALL of public-facing pages are widgetized, and managable via Layout Editor.
  • Powerful built-in widgets with many pre-filter parameters and options so that you can decide where / how things should be shown.
  • Special icons (Featured / Sponsored) can be assigned to definitions, and be displayed in nicely formatted slideshow, ticker-news.
  • Detailed settings, and member level with many permission controls on global, and built-in addons
  • Tagging / popular tag cloud.
  • Powerful search / filtering / sorting system to show only what user want to see
  • Member can view his/her favorite (voted up) definitions
  • many more ..


Below are built-in post widgets with a lot of configuration options / settings allowing you to customize the post pages via Layout Editor anyway you like. Click here to see list of widgets in admin

Post General Widgets

You can use these widgets and drop on SE managable pages via Layout Editor such as Home Page, Post Browse Page etc..

  • Post: Categories: Displays a list of post categories (support narrow / wide mode).
  • Post: Create Menu Links: Displays menu navigation links to create new post (topic, link, photo, video)
  • Post: Create New Post: Displays a quick navigation link to create new post (modal popup) and optional mouse over sub-menu (beta)
  • Post: Post Edit - Info: Displays post info block on editing pages
  • Post: Post Edit - Menu: Displays post edit menu navigation links on editing pages
  • Post: Featured Posts: Displays slideshow of featured posts with different filtering options (wide mode)
  • Post: List Posts: Displays a list of posted posts with different filtering options (can be used to build variety of post listings such as Recent Posts, Most Commented by XYZ user with specified keyword etc..)
  • Post: Menu Top Navigation: Displays a post main menu navigation (Hot, New, Top, Browse, Manage etc..).
  • Post: Popular Tags: Displays post popular tags.
  • Post: Search Form: Displays search posts form.
  • Post: Search Quick: Displays search keyword simple quick form.
  • Post: Sponsored Posts: Displays ticker-news of sponsored posts with different filtering options (side bar)
  • Post: Top Submitters: Displays list of top post's submitters
  • Post: Top Voters: Displays list of top post's voters

Post Profile Widgets

  • Post Profile - Description: Displays a post's full description content body.
  • Post Profile - Details: Displays a post's details (customized question/field data) on its profile.
  • Post Profile - Keywords: Displays a post's keywords (tags) on its profile.
  • Post Profile - Meta: Displays a post's meta data (date, owner, category, stats etc.) on its profile.
  • Post Profile - Notice: Displays a post's system notice such as approval status, expiration, preview message etc..
  • Post Profile - Options: Displays a post's options (Edit | Delete) on its profile.
  • Post Profile - Preview: Displays a post's preview photo or video (if supported) on its profile.
  • Post: Profile - Related Posts: Displays a post's related posts (by tags) on its profile.
  • Post Profile - Social Shares: Displays a post's social shares such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg using AddThis service on its profile.
  • Post Profile - Submitter: Displays a post's submitter on its profile.
  • Post Profile - Title: Displays a post's title on its profile.
  • Post Profile - Tools: Displays a post's tools (Share | Report) on its profile.

Integration Widgets

  • Member Profile Posts: Displays a member's posts on their profile.


Global Settings / Manage Posts

  • Easy to browse / search submitted posts using search / filter form
  • Mark posts as featured / sponsored (icons)
  • Mass delete posts
  • Define number of posts to show on browse page
  • Adjust voting time factor for hotness rating of posts

Member Level Settings

  • Granularity and detailed permission control
  • Permission to view: no, yes and for owner only, all posts
  • Permission to create: no, yes
  • Permission to edit: no, owner only, all posts
  • Permission to delete: no, owner only, all posts
  • Permission to comment: no, owner only, all posts
  • Auto approve posts: no (manual), yes (automatic)
  • Privacy options for commenting, manage/edit posts
  • Ability to limit number of posts a member can post

Customizable Fields/Questions

  • Allow to add additional fields/questions to post submission form
  • Control customized fields to be searchable, displayable.


  • Support sub-categories (2nd level)
  • Category can have description
  • Photo / Icon upload supported
  • Ability to move category as well as ordering them
  • Edit / Delete categories


For demonstration purposes, we have turned off some options / features on purpose to prevent abuse. We strongly recommend you to create a test account on our demo site to have full test-drive experience.


Below are sample screenshots for plugin's front-end and admin control panel.



Important Notes: This plugin does NOT allow members to upload videos from their computers, it's never meant for that. This plugin main purpose is for sharing / posting web pages (urls to interesting videos, photos etc..), as well as self-text post, and let your members vote on these posts.