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WordPress 3.7 Complete Third Edition by Aaron Hodge Silver, Karol Król

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Social networks

Finally, it's time to discuss one of the most surprising topics in relation to building various types of websites with WordPress. As it turns out, the platform can be very well used to run a fully functional social network. In other words, you can have your own Facebook if you like to... at least when it comes to the functionality.

And speaking about functionality, in short, a social network built with WordPress can offer the following:

  • Support any number of user accounts
  • Facebook-like publishing method for users (a "Wall" or an activity stream)
  • Forums
  • Blogs and micro blogs
  • Friends
  • Groups
  • Private messages
  • Comments
  • Photo and video content
  • And much, much more

That being said, building and then running a well-constructed social network utilizing ...

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