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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

PROJECTS THAT THE NING 3.0 TEAM IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON: 

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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Eve Bellator is now a member of Tips and advice.
3 hours ago
Kos replied to Kos's discussion Holidays Just Around The Corner
"I added a "Winter" background image and this code appears to work for both 2.0 and 3.0 sites.  It remains "fixed" so not need to worry about it cutting off as the visitor scrolls down.  Just replace the .jpg with your own image url. 
Next month I wi…"
3 hours ago
soaringeagle replied to soaringeagle's discussion ning vs jamroom
"yea its got awesome potential
note tho if u want large upload limits  u need a server with lots of ram
imusing a dedicated server but planning ahead on lots of growth  since your starting from scratch a  mid level vps shoulddo"
3 hours ago
John Bizley replied to soaringeagle's discussion ning vs jamroom
"Thanks SE, yes that was one of the attractions of Jamroom and the way music can be added and sold. I had a lot of entertainers who perform at the 40's events of which they sell thier own cd's so this might be a great way to get them on board as they…"
4 hours ago
soaringeagle replied to soaringeagle's discussion ning vs jamroom
"being that  music was a big party of your site and the erra  i think it will work out awesomely"
4 hours ago
Joshua replied to Deb W.'s discussion Recommendations for Ning alternatives?
"Hi Elshara aka United Spirits.  Nice to have you on again.  Social paradox if you look at the site the featured sites are 4 years old with no new content.  Makes you wonder."
4 hours ago
soaringeagle replied to Jen's discussion How To Change the Default Header Link on a Ning Network
"google 'image maps' its not often used these days but its a way to  select a certain area of an image to  link ti 1 url while the rest links to a defauklt url
you could alternately  add an image that links where you want it and use  positiin and top…"
4 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Deb W.'s discussion Recommendations for Ning alternatives?
"If anyone is looking for a platform that's high quality, full featured, inexpensive, reliable, and has very little learning curve and a good support system...well good luck with that.  Can't have it all, even with Ning.  Choose which factors are mos…"
6 hours ago
Garfield Creator replied to Garfield Creator's discussion Broadcast Message Template 3.0
"Thanks, Fire-Tech."
6 hours ago
Garfield Creator replied to Garfield Creator's discussion Broadcast Message Template 3.0
"Thanks John, it means a lot coming from a fellow tinkerer like yourself."
6 hours ago
Kos replied to Deb W.'s discussion Recommendations for Ning alternatives?
"Um yeah strange one of their 'featured' networks hasn't had activity in 3 years.  Looks like a 2.0.  No "about us".  My personally, I'd take a pass"
6 hours ago
Richard Gagnon replied to Jen's discussion How To Change the Default Header Link on a Ning Network
"I have this working, but now need to have two different areas of the header image link to different places. We are adding a graphic with a "Register Now" button that I want to go to my registration page, but leave the rest of the header clickable to…"
6 hours ago
United Spirits replied to Deb W.'s discussion Recommendations for Ning alternatives?
"If that doesn't work out for you try http://www.spruz.com its not exactly free but its hosted. Also http://www.drupalgardens.com may be something you could look into."
7 hours ago
United Spirits replied to Deb W.'s discussion Recommendations for Ning alternatives?
"http://www.socialparadox.com is actually free and has all the features you are asking for. Why not try that see if it works out for you, you can even import Ning members and content there."
7 hours ago
Natasha Dyer replied to Bernard Lama's discussion Killer Tip : How to add seach bar to your ning 3.0 network ?
"This doesn't apply to private sites though right? "
9 hours ago
dave replied to Kos's discussion Holidays Just Around The Corner
"Love the falling leaves Kos :-) "
16 hours ago
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