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Getting started with SoNet.

Setting up a new website can be very challenging. But it doesn't have to be. Our goal with SoNet is to not only allow any organization to benefit from owning their own social networking website, but to also make managing it as easy as possible.


Getting started is easy. Most of our clients take one of two routes:

  • Do-it-yourself: Download the software, install it, customize it and start adding content.
  • Hire Omega Net Research: We'll do all the dirty work for you. Let us get everything installed, configured and customized for you. Don't have a logo or a design in mind? Our partners will become your own private creative team while they work to create a professionally designed and marketed website.

Read more about both options below.


Option 1

DIY: Download. Install. Customize. Go!

If you're a web designer or developer looking for simple yet robust content management, look no further. SoNet comes with a quick install script that'll have you up and running in no time.

  1. Come up with an idea for your website.
  2. Download the software.
  3. Create a database and assign some credentials to it. Your web host provider can help you with this. (or check out our Installation Guide)
  4. Run the included installer, supply the database name along with the credentials you assigned to it, then let the installer do the rest!
  5. Create a theme (or hire us to do it) or purchase a theme package.
  6. Add your content.
  7. You should probably test your site before you release it into the wild.
  8. Market your masterpiece.

Option 2

Hire us! We'll take care of everything for you.

If you've got an idea but don't know where to start, we can help. Let us take your awesome idea and turn it into a reality using our cutting edge social networking, CMS. It couldn't be easier:

  1. Come up with an idea for your website.
  2. Schedule a time to have the software installed on your server.
  3. We'll install and configure it for you - just point us to the server.
  4. Work with our creative team to design an identity for your organization.
  5. Our designers will create a theme based on your organization's identity.
  6. Our copywriters and editors can create and publish your content.
  7. We'll test your site, and then turn it over to you for additional testing.
  8. Our marketing professionals can help you find your audience.