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UNA platform is designed as a Progressive Web App. Every UI component is optimised to work flawlessly on any screen, maintaining consistent behaviour and full functionality across all platforms and all devices.

No native code support overhead. No need for approval from Apple or Google. Instant updates. Unconstrained monetisation. Multi-platform compatibility. Seamless interapp behaviour. Unified customer experience. Users don't need to bother with visiting an app store to download or update your app.

There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.
Victor Hugo

UNA team is passionate about social software. Since the year 2000, we have been building tools that unite people, helping hundreds of thousands of aspiring webmasters. And yet, we saw that starting a social networking website can be needlessly complicated and limiting - most solutions require technical skills or won't let you customise.

We have built UNA to make establishing an online community easy - no coding needed, no update dramas and no massive development cost. UNA effortlessly scales from small group sites to huge social networks. It's fast and secure. Every component is an "app", which can be easily installed, activated, paused and updated.

Most importantly, we give full freedom when it comes to licensing and data-ownership. UNA platform is licensed under the highly permissive MIT license terms, no strings attached. You control the site, data and the software. Quite simply, UNA is a system for idea-people. Are you one of them? Then come and join us!

Setting the pace for 2018.

Setting the pace for 2018.

UNA platform and the team had a fantastic year in 2017. We opened UNA for public access; released 5 core updates; reached over 1400 accounts at UNA.IO; hired 3 new team members; released new apps like JOT Messenger, Videos, Google Tag Manager, "Decorous" template, ElasticSearch module, "Dolphin Connect" module, Shopify integration module and Snipcart integration module.  Moreover, we have been engaged to help with a number of truly exciting projects that use UNA to build communities, professional networks and educational hubs. Some of these ideas are absolutely mind-blowing and we are really happy to see how UNA gradually becomes a platform of choice for those "clever" startups that are bui
UNA 9rc4 released! Notifications, Videos, Google Tags, and more.

UNA 9rc4 released! Notifications, Videos, Google Tags, and more.

This update had to be HUGE. We didn't really want to bring new enhancements until the #9final, but some of the improvements required by clients sites dictated the need for a whole sack of Christmas goodies. Full list of changes and download links is here.  Sites with activated automatic updates should be already running this latest version. This version is upgradable and is currently the most stable UNA package available. New modules Videos module - https://una.io/page/view-product?id=101 Google Tag Manager module - https://una.io/page/view-product?id=102 System Enhancements Push notifications - 1010 Option to create profile automatically from account info - 986 Ability to res
Simpler WordPress won't save the Open Web

Simpler WordPress won't save the Open Web

UNA team is passionate about Open Web, building an open-source platform that enables leaders to create intentional online networks operating independently from the large social networks or SaaS providers. WordPress, similarly, is an open-source platform, enabling individual publishers. Even though WordPress is a CMS focused on Content, while UNA is a CMS focused on Communities, we do have plenty of crossover use-cases. It is possible to put together a community site using Wordpress, and it is possible to create a blog using UNA. WordPress is incredibly popular, powering roughly about 30% of all websites currently online. Luckily, Matt Mullenweg - the CEO of Automattic (company behind WordP
UNA.IO reaches 1000 registered accounts!

UNA.IO reaches 1000 registered accounts!

The first and arguably the most important milestone of 1000 real accounts is now reached!  Our goal is 1 million, and this is only the first step, and the smallest one, too. Next target is 10,000. We are so excited about reaching the first thousand, because that when things are just being established, features fine-tuned and first real-life usage patterns become apparent.    Now, check out the content distribution... We have a healthy 3:1 ratio of People and Organisations, with most of the activity happening in the Discussions section. The Messenger is also active, but we are not pilling the posting stats from it yet (coming soon).  A lot of content here is posted while testing UNA
Goodbye, Facebook and your useless results. [UPDATED]

Goodbye, Facebook and your useless results. [UPDATED]

Over the last couple of years, we've been testing Facebook Ads and AdWords to see which one works better for bringing in new traffic to UNA.IO. Here is what we've learned.   With Facebook, you get incredible "results" that don't matter. The Facebook test spanned about a year and a half, with now just over a million users "reached" and overall spending of over $4,500 (USD). Each campaign and ad had a different combination of settings - target audience, format, language style and goal (clicks, engagements, likes, etc.). We also made sure to try different landing pages, such as the UNA Facebook Page, articles at UNA.IO, articles at Boonex.com related to UNA and even articles at Andrewboon.c
UNA 9rc2+9rc3 released. The second (and now third) release candidate.

UNA 9rc2+9rc3 released. The second (and now third) release candidate.

Yesterday we published the second release candidate for UNA v9. Sites with activated automatic updates should be already running this latest version. This version is upgradable and is currently the most stable UNA package available. While RC updates usually focus on bug-fixes only (we've squashed over a 100 this time around), we still decided to add some layout enhancements and performance improvements.  UNA 9rc2 Enhancements Speed optimisation - 834 Ability to change default profile unit cover - 854 Separate page for friend request link from email - 786 Users picker with avatar - 780 Number of items per page settings for keyword and site searches - 820 Flex-box layout for Persons
Discussions vs Conversations vs Chat vs Messenger - Differences, Pros & Cons

Discussions vs Conversations vs Chat vs Messenger - Differences, Pros & Cons

We are often asked which communication app for UNA is right for a certain idea and what is the difference. It may seem like the distinction between them is very subtle, but making the right choice may, in fact, determine the long-term success of communication within your network. Apart from the four specific UNA apps discussed here, you'd find thousands of alternatives, yet most would fall in one of these categories - Discussions, Conversations, Chat and Messenger.  Each of them may often do the job for another, just like you can use a tip-truck to buy groceries or an "SUV" to carry construction rubble, but they could be that much more efficient if you use the right tool for the right job. 
Three core traits that make a community great.

Three core traits that make a community great.

The following three "tricks" took me 17 years to discover, but it will only take you 5 minutes to learn. Your understanding of what makes a community tick will be better forever. These fundamental principles apply to building a thriving community, regardless of what technology or medium you choose. I know because we failed in every one of them many times over. And from failure, you learn.    Focus on Just One Thing A community is a group of people united by a common trait, need, interest or preference. Importantly, it includes notions of belonging and exclusivity. A strong community requires unity. Unity is formed when the common purpose is distinct, undiluted and constantly reinforced.
Arise, oh the Documentation!

Arise, oh the Documentation!

UNA Documentation comes in a few different forms, for different purposes. We are still at the early (still BETA) days, and a lot of functionality is changing, so the documentation is rather raw as well. Still, there are a few really helpful articles available and more is on the way. Most of the UNA-platform docs are at the UNA Github Repo. Anything specific to UNA.io services, however, is at the UNA.io Articles section (powered by Articles UNA App from AQB Soft).  Here is the current index for the UNA platform docs (some are still "in progress"): Overview Introduction Glossary Principles System Apps Core Apps Premium Apps Template Apps Language Apps Integration Apps Tailored A
UNA Team Manifesto

UNA Team Manifesto

Our mission is Unity We enable cooperation, connectedness, communication and harmony. Our values are T.H.I.N.K True Our products are real, words are sincere, and intentions are genuine. We are open, candid and brave. Helpful Our actions are useful, practical and supportive. Our products help to solve problems and remove pains. Inspiring We promote ambition, passion and commitment. We lead to success and inspire constant progress. Necessary We cultivate pure, simple solutions, focusing on what is essential in every decision, word and product. Kind We are considerate, generous, friendly and caring. We support goodwill and compassion.   What it means and how it works This manif
Operation "1 million real members" begins now, and you get to know all about it.

Operation "1 million real members" begins now, and you get to know all about it.

We are committing to one particular goal - reaching one million real members registered at UNA.io. In this blog, we will be sharing everything we do to reach that goal; all the wins, fails, tricks, and ideas. Everything. Real data. Why a million members? The total count of real members is quite simply the most straightforward and universally relatable metric; however, it's not the best indicator of the site success, admittedly. For most sites, a better indicator would be the number of active users. For some, it would be the online users count. Even more specifically, you could measure impact, content volume, or indeed, revenue. Well, first and foremost, we want this blog to serve as a sou
Feature-final UNA 9 Release Candidate is available for download.

Feature-final UNA 9 Release Candidate is available for download.

Finally, we have the v9 package with all the planned improvements in place. From this point and up to the final release we will not be adding any new features, concentrating on making everything 100% production-ready, fixing any problematic issues and improving performance. In other words, the final v9 release is coming very soon!   UNA 9.0.0 RC-1 If you're running a Beta5 and have automatic updates turned on, the RC-1 will be applied to your site automagically.  Geeks among you may jump right to the UNA release page at Github for the downloadable packages and referenced list of changes. The v9rc adds a long list of improvements, including some very exciting and substantial new features
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Vincent M
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Simon
@Andrew Boon, is/will   una   programmed taking advantage of php7 ?
Simon
@Andrew Boon,  I meant to write " is  una  programmed in  php7, if not, will it be soon?"
UNA Inc
Hi, Simon. Yes, it’s php7.
Hodor Hodor
how can i change site to RTL?
Vincent M
2018 marks a new year that starts. May it be filled with happiness for you and your loved ones. May your dreams be fulfilled in a prosperous way, with a health and a full success this year.
Vincent M
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Will Monte
Happy New Years To All
Andrew Boon
Happy New Year everyone! It's going to be the most amazing and dynamic year we ever had. Finally we have the platform we dreamt up years ago and it's becoming better and better every day. In 2018 we'll be converging our Boonex and UNA branches and bringing more activity to UNA Market. In the pipeline we have some huge improvements in the Messenger; Video live streaming; Photos app; new templates; crypto-based features; native mobile apps and a lot more.
UncleSam
Happy New Year, thanks for all the hard work with una. It will be exciting to see how everything evolves , especially with what crypto-based features you have in mind 👌.
Alexey
Happy New Year! 🎅🎄🎊
Will Monte
Hello everyone and have a goodnight.
Will Monte
Andrew will the messenger have tag functuality? Goodnight you all! 😉
Andrew Boon
Coming soon!
Will Monte
Thanks!
UNA Inc
Regarding people tagging, we are implementing the @mention JS library from http://jakiestfu.github.io/Mention.js/ for the entire system. So, it would be available for various modules.
Will Monte
Ok
Will Monte
Just testing. :)
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Will Monte
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