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Welcome to Creators 3.0!

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Announcements From Ning

Introducing Activity Feed Improvements, Including Member Status Updates

Today we're pleased to release a set of improvements to the Activity Feed feature on Ning 3.0 networks. The updated Activity Feed allows members to view older items in the feed, and to view new items that have appeared since they loaded the page. We've expanded the capabilities of Social Feeds so that you can have items automatically added to the Activity Feed via RSS and Twitter. We've added a status feature, so that your members can leave status updates in the feed, and we've added link…

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If you want to give your members a tool to use for showing where their posts and content are geolocated, here is a tool for you.  Use this static map generator tool to create an embed code for adding maps to your posts, pages and groups or virtually any post on Ning 3.0 networks using this tool. Code is below for adding your own to a site.  


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Last week, we hosted our first Migration Demo and Q&A Webinar. Thanks to Juliet for her awesome Demo and to everyone who attended. There were a few technical glitches, but we worked some of those out for the recording and we'll definitely be taking your feedback on things we can improve on for the next webinar. Read on for the video and additional resources.
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Members need both the motivation to initiate and to overcome their fear of starting a discussion. Their motivation to initiate will be to either learn something (e.g. "Does anyone know how to....?"), to impress others (e.g. "does anyone else think business class travel isn't as great as it used to be?" or to bond with others (e.g. "I'm upset Kelly got fired from the Apprentice").
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Getting Started

Welcome to Creators! 

This is the space where Ning Network Creators come to discuss anything to do with managing their Ning communities. From how to get members more engaged and active to best ways for implementing a feature on your network, it's all here. 

What's Up with Ning 3.0


Activity Feed Updates - options for more content in the activity feed.

APIs - The ability to create new members and content programatically.

For more information on what's next, visit the Product Roadmap

The Feature Prioritization Survey is now closed. Thanks for your feedback and we'll be reviewing the responses and releasing a report in early May.


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Hello everyone! If you are seeing issues with blog modules on your 3.0 network, our on-call team is aware of this and is currently working on a solution. We're tracking our progress on this issue at Hope to resolve this…

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Holiday Hours: While our technical support phone lines will be closed for a holiday break (Dec. 24- Jan.2), our billing lines will remain open! We will also be answering your support and billing tickets. The billing phone line will be closed…

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NETWORK COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: MY MODERN MET December’s Ning 3.0 Community Spotlight falls on! My Modern Met has been using the Ning platform for over six years and currently caters to 48,298 active members. We spoke with My…

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NETWORK COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: FUELTOPIA This month’s Ning 3.0 Community Spotlight is on! Fueltopia is a social network for petrolhead news and coverage that currently hosts 1830 members. The community has 6 international…

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Hi all! The JavaScript issue that networks were experiencing earlier today has been resolved: Please refresh your browsers/clear caches to see these changes. Thanks!


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3 Reasons Community Needs a Process Driven Approach

3 Reasons Why Community Needs a Process-Driven Approach

While there are tons of tools for building…

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A Basic Online Community Wireframe

A Basic Online Community Wireframe

The design of most online community sites is terrible. Aesthetics is put before…

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Psychological impact of interactions

The Psychological Impact Of Interactions

Closing struggling communities is a good idea. But it's mistaken to…

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How To Help Your Members Overcome Their Fear Of Starting Discussions

How To Help Members Overcome Their Fear of Participation

Members need both the…

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4 Types of Contributions You Want Your Members to Make

4 Types Of Contributions You Want Your Members To Make Into Your Community

You need to work like crazy…

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Measuring the ROI of Online Communities

Measuring the ROI of Online Communities

Many of the key benefits of online communities are measurable. None of these…

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Why Ambiverts Make Great Community Managers

Why Ambiverts Make Great Community Managers

Myers-Briggs personality testing has been popular in academia and…

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How to make paid search pay off

How To Make Paid Search Pay Off

How can you drive a high volume of traffic to your new community–and do it right out of…

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Measuring An Online Community

Measuring An Online Community: Master Your Data to Gain an Unfair Advantage

Don't guess what is or isn't working in a…

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How you should be spending your time doing PPC

How You Should be Spending Your Time Doing PPC

If you are unsure about how to spend your time doing PPC…

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Designing The Perfect Newcomer To Regular Journey Part 5

Designing The Perfect Newcomer To Regular Journey - Step Five: Continued...

To turn a newcomer into…


Cultivating Community