Client wanted to create an online dating and social networking site for Truth Seekers, Freedom Lovers and the Spiritually Awakening. Client also wanted to connect them through messaging, chat and forums so they can meet up safely at conferences, seminars, meet-ups gigs, concerts and on campus. In other words client wanted to provide dating and complete social networking platform to their users.
The main challenge is that we have to create a site, which can create their own position with unique design and greater functionality among all other social networking and dating sites. We have to make the site ready with all possible community and dating features. We also have to create user’s own area to present their views with internal messaging system.
We have developed a website in such a way that viewer can easily view site users profiles and their other details with out doing registration. We added advance search feature for finding interested profiles. We provide online members details to encourage not registered user to do registration. User has do registration to start social networking, add their blog posts, forum topics, talk, messaging and compliments.
We provide all main platform of social networking like forums, blogs, and events to site users. We added pictures and videos modules through attracting tabs like ‘Video of Month’, ‘Latest Videos’, ‘Top Photos’ to make site interesting. We add detail profile setting facility and provide my matches features to reach at desired profiles. We provide private chat room to chat with online users. We add many options like ‘Tell a Friend’, ‘Send Friend Request’, ‘Send Virtual Kiss’ to expand networking and dating activities on site. We provide personal user area to each user to manage their contacts, photos, videos, blogs, forum topics, comments and messages. We integrate site with PayPal for its shopping cart functionality.
The content management system was also required to manage the various data in the different pages like about us, links, FAQ, Contact, affiliate, classifieds, home page and other general pages. Client wanted these modules along with the CMS pages the modules like member and their friends management; blogs and its comments; forum topics, category and comments; internal messages, pictures and videos management.
To provide easy and rich admin panel we use Skadate (online dating software and community script), which worked under smarty.
The main benefit of the site is it provides free platform for community and dating activity to their user.