I'm a dev myself and have been in dating industry for a while now. For me the most important thing was to have a SIMPLE dating site with min. Amount of features and nice uncluttered pages design. So here is the gorgeous thing about SkaDate - you can remove / rearrange / add things easily if you follow the logic.
Most of the features are done as plugins. In other scripts I had to dig into core files to get things removed and then had to pray that this did not break something else of the site. Simple "deactivate" to remove feature completely does the trick in SkaDate.
Removed forum, groups, slideshow and around 10 more plugins and guess what? Site was still up and running! The most important dating features are done as plugins as well. That is being User Search and Matchmaking. I left those active on my site but did a bunch of modifications. And here comes what I loved the most: SOURCE CODE of those plugins (and as I have found out later the whole software) is following single logic / pattern / structure!
After contacting their support I got general guidelines on what to do and where and what NOT to do. Taking more with very helpful support staff I realized that you can actually fetch components of other plugins into any page. So I imported several additional components from Bookmarks and some other plugins into search page. I set user search as a landing one for my site since after all the mods it gives a visitor quick glimpse of all my site can offer + calls for an action (do a search). By the way, setting a new landing page turned out to be a thing you can do via admin panel.
Good stuff! Last but not least - creating new pages with custom content turned out to be easy as well. I even created a plugin based on standard plugin structure the guys at SkaDate gave me. Sorry for rambling, but I am seriously impressed with this script. You can do anything you want with it and they help you a lot too. Thanks!
Perfect back end software for matrimonial dating sites.
Quick pros: Available extensions for some extra security (ex: Twilio based SMS verificaitons). Email verification, profile + content approval that come out of the box.
My designer also liked an easy tool for CSS changes (personally I have no idea what this is but it does seem to work perfectly well.
Noticeable thing that is missing in default package and must be ordered additionally - multiple step registration process (currently only 2 steps, but I need more since I have a lot of questions users must answer during the join process).
All in all I liked the way I was guided through all the processes by support team. I am doing apps right now and might edit the review if something happens.
Couple of words about my site first. I am using SkaDate script for a rather specific niche where "dating" per say is actually more of an interest matchmaking process. I have clubs who would like to find members and members looking for a club to join.
Well, SkaDate script so far works great for me. Some features do not come out of box. Well I did expect this, thus got an Advanced solution with some free development hours to cover major modification of mine - connecting events to clubs.
Events feature was there by default (another awesome thing is ability to use third party plugins). Just needed some adjustments to get a more flawless process for my niche.
Pleased with the modification performed. A word of advice - talk to support team and confirm all modifications details beforehand. They are very helpful in determining what extra stuff you might need but don't know about. Loved working with them!
They have good script, good help, and they did installation for me on their hosting. Also logo and background change and initial app customization. Basically ready for launch, so happy with everything so far. Recommended for starting with smaller budget.
SkaDate is general fabulous product.
Im using Complete pack from SkaDate. You get what you pay for. All is GREAT! Apart from script itself (which is working as expected), their team set AWS server for me with all that stuff I had no idea about before and probably would have screwed up if I attempted to do this myself. User migration service from my old site (that's another story, but I won't name names - the first script I bought from another company turned out to be worse than crap) to new site + new server also went very well giving amount of data that I had on old site. Lost couple of users due to invalid email addresses, but other then that import went seamlessly.
Definitely recommend SkaDate for those who already have a site and feel like moving to a new script.
Ok folks. This sofware is HUGE as a site back end. Admin panel + deskop front end + desktop front end in mobile browser + mobile version + iOS and Android apps. Comes with the neutral and light layout for inner front end pages and mobile browsers.
Therefor it's exactly what you need if you are using a very fancy custom one page scroll landing page powered by another script. Install SkaDate into subfolder and place links to it on your landing.
Advice: just tell them what you need and what you are doing before you actually go ahead and do it. Lost several days trying to figure what turned out to be a 1 min fix from their team.
My project has been ongoing for almost a year now. Originally I had used a different Software Program but there were too many glitches once I tried to launch. I had lost time and money and wasn't sure where to go thereafter until I found SkaDate. I am just learning the ropes to computer programming and every step of the way SkaDate has been there for me.
When deciding on creating a dating site you want to work with a great software program that offers amazing customer service. What I like about SkaDate is that they are always working on improving their program. They constantly update their program and offer their customers more and more options to help make their website better.
As for Price, SkaDate is one of the more expensive software options out there however keep in mind if you were to contract out a company to build an online dating website from scratch you would be in the upwards of $8.000-$10.000.
You receive above and beyond the price you pay for their software and considering the potential income you can make once your site is up and running, it is a small price to pay considering the potential. I really hope you consider using their software.
They are a great company through and through and they aren't money hungry, there have been many times they have helped me and did not charge additionally for their services.
The SkaDate support staff are excellent in helping you with unique customizations in your website code to make your SkaDate dating website more competitive. The support staff follow through the next day and provide you with complete information on the steps they made to complete the improvements.
If you want a great dating site that is backed up by excellent support staff, then go with SkaDate!
Writing this as a developer creating sites on demand. Have great cooperation with SkaDate going back a few years. Started with a single license under Master and went on to get several more licenses for different sites, including the latest version. Always had only positive experience, even when hit trouble with some hostings. Overall, the best service among others (installation, updates, ETC. )
I highly recommend SkaDate to anyone! The admin panel is easy to use. I got the hang of it pretty quick.
Their themes are stunning, especially Mosaic - love it to bits. I was also very impressed with their support.
I've read a lot of negative feedback about people saying that SkaDate is not helpful and that they charge expensive fees for support, that is simply NOT TRUE! I had to wait a few hours to get replies on my questions, but I got a friendly, helpful and professional answer every time!
I would like to extend a warm thank you SkaDate for all the time they have invested in helping me get my site up and running. Guys, you won't regret going with SkaDate. They are the best solution out there.
A great company, great product for a very economical price.
Guys, Honestly I am considerably gratified, you might invest in SkaDate off their site plus incredibly reasonably priced price (nothing but $399.00 one time purchase)
The challenges of establishing an online dating business presence remain complex, as they require time, familiarity with design and coding, and access to the right tools and resources to get a dating website up and running. Our integration with SkaDate brought sets of powerful features and services to their site, helping us run successful online dating business.
I would like to say a very BIG thank you to all the staff at SkaDate. They have always been there to support me no matter what I ask and I'm very grateful. I consider after sales support to be the most important aspect. SkaDate don't just sell you the software and leave the rest to you, they are there with you all the way. I recommend SkaDate to anyone.
If you are starting a dating site, take a look at SkaDate. No solution is going to be perfect out of the box but I know several sites making over $20.000 a month on SkaDate.
Over all decent software, a little work and it would be great software.
I am an industry veteran and I work with dating business of all sizes. SkaDate is the most popular independent platform out there and accommodates all kinds of business models and setups.
I have to say that if you absolutely have to choose dating software, go with SkaDate. Developing independently costs a lot, but you have more control. So it's up to you. But don't make my mistake and go in cheap. I went cheap with another software, and my god it was a total joke.
But I kept on going, expecting miracles that never came. After another case with abysmal communication I had enough and went to SkaDate expecting the same.
But its apples and oranges, you can't compare the two. The approach with custom SLA is fundamentally different. I know what and when I get and I always get it on time. I get occasional stumbles here and there, but overall, this is pretty good. I recommend it to everyone looking for starting a dating site.
SkaDate specializes in top-notch dating software and mobile dating app scripts Whatever your vision is, this company can supply the proper tools to get it done.
Nice script with an ability to get third party gateway integration.
By default I got PayPal and CCBill out of box. Was granted a bonus gateway as a gift on pre-sales stage. Then ordered 2 more gateways for about $40 from other developers.
Will not be using CCBill, but 3 other gateways are working well. Received first payments last week.
We want to say thank you to SkaDate team. They ale are darlings. Ask for their help if you have any problems. Always friendly and quick with responses. Installation and customization was a breeze.
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