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Elgg represents a dynamic, open-source platform designed specifically for building social networks. It offers comprehensive tools to create interactive, user-focused community websites with a strong focus on collaboration.

Elgg is a highly customizable web framework and CMS for building social apps with PHP and MySQL


Key features of Elgg include the flexibility to personalize and design your own unique social networking site. The engine is equipped with powerful data model which allows developers to create different types of content like blog posts, comments or files and relate them in any way. A built-in access control system ensures users can set their content's privacy level according to their preference.

Moreover, Elgg stands out in terms of extensibility with an impressive collection of plugins. Developers can utilize these plugins to enhance the functionality of their network or even develop their own if required. The platform is also known for its robust performance and scalability handling large number of users without compromising on speed.

With 1596 GitHub stars and the latest commit on 2023-07-27 the project looks healthy.