After checking the Queries we have received in our Google Search Console, we have realized that people is very interested in How to create a Social Networking Website like Facebook for free.

 

Although this may seem naive or impossible, there are easy ways to create Social Networks Easily without much effort.

  • And without needing to know how to program.

 

Today, we’ll explain how you can create a Social Networking Site easily without any programming.

 

In case you don’t know, in this section we talk about How we are building this Website: our SEO strategy, Plugins we use, our Traffic Results…

 

This Post will be divided into 2 different parts:

1. How you can create a Social Network Website from scratch.

2. Our Google Analytics report for today: Users and Pageviews we have.

 

Let’s begin:

1. How you can create a Social Network Website from scratch.

First of all, you have to create a WordPress-based Site.

 

Create your Site

 

You’ll need:

  • A Hosting.
  • To install WordPress.
  • To choose a Theme.

 

Here is when we have to tell you the secret:

  • There is a free Plugin that turns your Site into a Social Networking Site: BuddyPress.
    • We are not sponsored, of course.

 

We tell you this in this first step, because you want to install a BuddyPress compatible Theme.

  • Else, you could experience some problems.

 

After a deep research, we recommend KLEO Theme (not sponsored).

  • It is the one we use.

 

Why?

 

Unfortunately, it is a paid Theme.

You can look for another BuddyPress-oriented Theme.

  • Surely, there are others and very good ones.

 

However, KLEO Theme includes lots of things (including Premium Plugins, Templates for different Sites, etc) that can make things much easier for you.

  • In our Review, we analyzed everything it includes.

 

Install BuddyPress

 

This is a very simple Step.

 

You just have to enter your Plugins Menu, Search for the BuddyPress Plugin and Install it.

 

Configure BuddyPress

 

It only takes 5 minutes.

In your WordPress Settings menu, you’ll find the BuddyPress configuration menu.

 

It allows you to:

  • Decide who can create Groups.
  • What can a User upload.
  • What Template you would like to use.
  • etc.

 

Check your Site

 

For the Registered Members, BuddyPress automatically creates a personal Profile with:

  • Activity tracking.
  • Notifications.
  • Messages.
  • Groups.
  • etc.

 

Your Site will have:

  • A Log-In Page.
  • A Register Page (which you can configure).
  • A Members Page (where you can look for other users).
    • You can check ours.
  • You can add Forums if you want (with bbPress; A compatible Forum Plugin).
    • You can also check our Forum.

Our site is built with BuddyPress: Explore it as much as you want.

 

Your Members will be able to communicate each other, create Groups, Upload Documents, etc.

 

Recommendations when creating your Social Networking Site

 

Don’t expect to create the new Facebook.

  • Facebook has about 30,000 Servers and stores billions of gigabytes of information.

Think of this new Site as a Private Facebook for you and your friends.

 

This new Site you create can handle hundreds of users (we don’t know if it could handle “thousands”, honestly) but your Server / Hosting service should have the capacity to do it.

 

In addition,  if you expect that simply by creating a Social Networking Site people will Sign-up and participate… You are wrong.

 

After a year and 5 months our site has 60 users and most of them are ghost members who don’t interact … at all.

  • In fact, our Forums, which are intended for Registered people to ask us questions … are empty.

 

2. Our Google Analytics report for today: Users and Pageviews we have.

We are about to hit 300 daily users, which is good news.

 

Users:

As you can see in the Post’s featured image, we currently receive 1,600 users per week.

  • Our target is to reach 2,000 users per week this September.

 

Pageviews:

We currently receive 8,042 Pageviews per month.

  • As we told you in our last Posts, we want to end September with 10,000 Page Views per month.

 

We hope that what we have shared with you today has been useful to you.

As always: Thanks for being there!

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