Created: 2011-07-15 19:07
Updated: 2016-02-02 11:49
License: mit

Social Sandbox

Welcome to the Social Sandbox Edition - a fully-functional Symfony 1.4 application that you can use as core for your new social network. If you want to learn more about the features included, see the "What's inside?" section.

  1. Download the Social Sandbox

If you've already downloaded the Social Sandbox, and unpacked it somewhere within your web root directory, then move on to the "Installation" section.

To download the Social Sandbox, you have two options:

Download an archive file (recommended)

The easiest way to get started is to download an archive of the standard edition ( Unpack it somewhere under your web server root directory and you're done. The web root is wherever your web server (e.g. Apache) looks when you access http://localhost in a browser.

Clone the git Repository

We highly recommend that you download the packaged version of this distribution. But if you still want to use Git, you are on your own.

Run the following commands:

git clone git://
cd social-sandbox
  1. Installation

2.1 - With the virtual host set up, configure the app to the applications, in this scenario the virtual host is called http://social-sandbox:


2.2 - Set the database in this scenario is called test

    class: sfDoctrineDatabase
      dsn: mysql:host=localhost;dbname=test
      username: root

2.3 - Run the following commands:

doctrine:buil --all --no-confirmation



2.4 - Create the admin user:

guard:create-user admin 111111
guard:promote admin

2.5-Insert some settings for sending mails:

INSERT INTO `setting` (`id`, `name`, `description`, `is_active`, `created_at`, `updated_at`) VALUES
(1, 'Messages', 'I sent a direct message', 1, '0000-00-00 00:00:00 ', '0000-00-00 00:00:00'),
(2, 'Activities', 'Someone has followed me again', 1, '0000-00-00 00:00:00 ', '0000-00-00 00:00:00'),
(3, 'Comments', 'When is someone to comment on publications', 1, '0000-00-00 00:00:00 ', '0000-00-00 00:00:00'),
(4, 'Activities', 'When someone like some of my photos, audio or publicacions.', 1, '0000-00-00 00:00:00 ', '0000-00-00 00:00:00' );

2.6 - Purchase a key to the app.yml GMaps and place of EventPlugin.

2.7 - To verify that the network is installed and ready to extenderce according usuarce and objectives, your browser put the url of the host.


What's inside?

The Social Sandbox Edition comes pre-configured with the following plugins:

  • PubsPlugin - The core Social Sandbox plugin
  • InboxPlugin - Adds private messages
  • EventPlugin - Adds events plugin
  • PluginPlugin - Adds photos plugin
  • sfDoctrineGuardPlugin - Modified plugin
  • sfFormExtraPlugin - Dependent plugin
  • sfThumbnailPlugin - Dependent plugin

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