The three main steps required for launching a dating site with SkaDate Dating Software:
1. Choosing and buying a domain name.
The name should be easy to remember for site members, and also reflect the site concept. Having a keyword in the domain name is not a must, but can be an advantage.
SkaDate is a professional dating software with a base set of essential dating features, as well as a great expansion ability through the installation of third-party plugins. The script itself is very flexible, includes several powerful administration tools, and can be configured in a number of ways. For most webmasters SkaDate should pose no difficulties configuring and managing their sites, while others might prefer employing the services of the dedicated SkaDate support team through ticket support system ($95 per month).
In contrast to most dating scripts on the market, SkaDate was created as a streamlined professional dating-oriented solution. This means that out of the box SkaDate comes only with essential dating features. However, SkaDate’s open source platform (Oxwall) gives webmasters great freedom to expand their sites with third-party plugins.
SkaDate has a dedicated SEO Team on stand-by, ready to help customers with basic SEO setup and support at a nominal fee. In addition, SkaDate script does include a built-in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) support to get the Internet traffic flowing to the site asap. More useful information and tips regarding SEO can be found here:
Skalfa’s policies exclude refunds, because software is an intangible product. A client receives full access to the script’s source code upon the purchase, which makes it impossible to return the software to the vendor.
SkaDate allows substantial theme customization in the admin area by way of changing background images, colors, and even site logo. More detailed and substantial theme design changes are possible as well through the CSS interface.
Since SkaDate dating script code is unencrypted, it allows for the integration of third-party software and applications. Moreover, SkaDate is based on an open source platform Oxwall, with its infrastructure created specifically for easy integration of third-party features by way of adding new plugins to the base software.
Skalfa does offer a free installation of SkaDate dating software upon purchase. The request for a free installation and all the necessary details about the hosting account are filled in during the completion of the pre-installation questionnaire. The free installation is optional, and any client can perform an independent installation if so desired.
At present there are no official migration tools available for SkaDate dating software, except for a third-party CSV Data Import plugin. However, since SkaDate is based on open source platform Oxwall, it is possible to request a custom migration script from the vast community of third-party developers.
As per SkaDate end user license agreement, one SkaDate license can be used for one website (member database) only. Running more than one online dating website requires purchasing additional SkaDate licenses. For such cases Skalfa LLC offers a special discount system:
In the unlikely event of a client encountering issues with operation of the base software, SkaDate support team guarantees fixing all found bugs for free, irrespective of the client’s current support service status. All found bugs should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In general, four major updates of the base software are planned per year, with additional minor releases announced as necessary. Major updates may include improvements to SkaDate base platform, bug fixes, security and performance enhancements, as well as new features and templates.
For the time being SkaDate dating software does not contain a pre-integrated member database. In general, it is advisable to populate new sites with real profiles, and build member databases from scratch. Otherwise it will not take long for real and active members to figure out that other profiles on the site are actually ghosts.