Users have rich profiles with customizable attributes like description, tags, location, gender and age.
Advanced blogging system with moderation, drafts, rss feeds and categories.
One-to-many private messaging (with e-mail notification) is built right in.
Discussion forums with topic monitoring, moderators, rich-text-posting and sticky topics.
Create events with RSVPs, calendar-date-selection, and iCal subscriptions.
Photo uploading (including multiple-photo-uploader) with albums and tagging.
Clippings are visual bookmarks that allow users to save images from around the Web and organize them using tags.
Create generic static content (i.e. FAQ or support pages)
Almost everything in CE is commentable (user profiles, blog posts, photos, clippings, etc.). Anonymous (not-logged-in) commenting is supported, as is the reCaptcha system.
Request friendship with other users. Accept or block requests, view activity feeds from your friend network.
Store user actions (commenting, blogging, updating profile, etc.) to the activity feed. Add custom activity feed item types.
Easy to Customize
Override any aspect of CE's functionality to tailor your CE-based site to your specific needs.
CE is localized into 5 languages, with support for adding more localizations built into the framework, using Rails' native i18n API.