Open Source Social Software Toolkit: PeoplePods

PeoplePods is an open source toolkit built with PHP/MySQL for creating websites with social networking capabilities with ease.

It can be used to build stand-alone sites or layered onto existing sites for adding social functionality.


It has the popular social functionality such as:

  • friend lists
  • personalized content views
  • bookmarking
  • voting, etc.

and standard web application features like:

  • log-in
  • personalization
  • content creation and management
  • & more

The toolkit is object-oriented & comes in 3 pieces: the core, plugin modules & administrative tools.

PeoplePods has support for theming & can be improved further easily with its plugins module.