Top 5 Open Source Clone scripts

Clone Scripts are the new buzzword in webmasters arena. Now for running a hugely popular website do not require you to code for years. There are thousands of clone scripts which can be customized and set up to run a successful business. But what exactly is a clone script. These are coded to work exactly as a bigger website of which they are clone of.

For example Pligg is a clone of Digg and can be used to run your own social bookmarking website just like Digg.

Do these become successful ? Ofcourse as they try to imitate the same successful model with your fresh idea. is a website made with pligg with an alexa rank of 1800. Similarly wikitravel is a website made with mediawiki (A script on which wikiepdia is built with) and is immensely successful.

Here are Top 5  Free Open Source Clone Scripts : –


1.MediaWikiMediawiki is the software behind wikipedia. The collaborative knowledge management  which rose to top 10 websites of the world. Whatever the thing we search on internet , 99% of the time it gets a search result from wikipedia.

WikiTravel is a wiki focussed for travel destinations . It has an alexa rank around 3k and is most popular travel portal around the world.

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2. JobberbaseJobberbase is an Open source job classified script made for those who want to run a job website without the hassles of registration. The script support many themes and extendible plugins which make it a great choice for running a employment portal.

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elgg 3. Elgg – Elgg is an open source social networking script for running your own facebook or orkut. It is power packed with features like creating groups , following users and wire post just like twitter update. Go for elgg if you want to run a social networking website.

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pligg 4. Pligg
Pligg is the first clone script of Digg written in PHP and MySQL . It has recieved more than 2 lacs downloads since its inception. It works exactly as digg and that makes it a hugely popular clone script. and cashed it at the right time and are earning big amount of adsense revenue.

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5. sharetronix twitter cloneShareTronixSharetronix is just like twitter with added features like picture upload and video embed. It looks even better than twitter and  takes minutes to install on your server.


  1. Saurav October 12, 2010
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