Current status of the Ning Platform is always available on the Ning Status Blog.

Forum

I run a journaling community. I used to use another software which had a way of delivering weekly topics to journal on and then a place on a person's page to journal and their friends or the whole community could see and comment on what they wrote. I am trying to figure out a way to duplicate that as closely as possible.I thought maybe there was some kind of integration with Constant Contact but I can't figure out how.

I'd also like their friends to be notified somehow that a response happened or something like that.

Can anyone help or direct me to where I can get such help?

You need to be a member of Ning Creators Network to add comments!

Join Ning Creators Network

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • I am interested in hearing the answer to this as well.  I want to be able to send mail to all new members. 

  • You are a sweetheart. I shall get to this sometime next week and I shall holler if I need help. Thank you so much.

  • Is this what you do for your business? I have been unable to really get help. I have a call with a person from Constant Contact today and I'll see if he can help. I really tried to unravel your suggestions with little success. I think I don't speak "ning" very well and so what you say isn't clear to me. :(

  • I use broadcast messages too, but they don't automatically save themselves in an archive that newer members can go back & look at. So I copy my broadcast messages into a blog and tag them & then save them there. I know that I can then "share" that message with my members, but those don't include the whole message, just the beginning part (I think that's true, isn't it?). 

    Having it in a blog also allows me to share it on Facebook - hopefully generating some interest from folks who are members of my network yet. 

    So I have the messages available two ways - as a broadcast message sent directly to members and as a blog, which is available to anyone who comes to the site and which can be shared via FB.

  • great ideas, Anthony.  thanks!

    • I thank everyone. I put a signup form in ning and the members will receive their weekly topics in their home inbox with a link that takes them to the discussion in the community. It'll work fine and I'm happy

      • Maia,
        If you are using Constant Contact, your members will not have to sign up again in a form on your site, they will automatically be added to your Constant Contact list.  You can then send to them as often as you wish through Constant Contact.

        If your goal is "the members will receive their weekly topics in their home inbox with a link that takes them to the discussion in the community", then you can do that for free with the built in "Message Broadcast" tool.  A weekly "Best of..." message is a fantastic idea that all NC's should be doing with their members.  It drives activity and traffic from your members.

        If you are using a different email service provider / autoresponder, you can import their email addresses from the .CSV member database backup.  (Find it at Manage Tab / Members / Manage and then click the link at the bottom right of the page below your list of members that says "Export All Member Data (.CSV)")

        By importing your member list instead of having them sign up again, you will get all of your members rather than the much smaller number that sign up again on your web form.

        Good luck!
        /C

        PS.  Depending on your number of members, Constant Contact can be really expensive.  The built in "Message Broadcast" is free and will get to all your members as well.  It's just not an automated solution.  I use a different autoresponder than Constant Contact for my members.  I do this so I can send an automated series of emails - something that can't be done with the built in tools.

  • Mailchimp autoresponders--best thing out there in my opinion...

This reply was deleted.

Search the Creators Network

Latest Activity

steve replied to Gerry Emery's discussion I'd like to see an example or two of the new NIng 3.0 websites
"Can see i have a long way to go looking at some of these wonderful sites but im happy with it so fa…"
4 hours ago
JFarrow replied to JFarrow's discussion How to Map Your Members on a Ning Network
"Because this actually happens outside of the actual network, i don't see how they could, Gerry....…"
5 hours ago
JFarrow commented on Gerry Regan's blog post Seeking provider of alternative to Apps.IO's Listings app. in Hire a Creator
"If you're still looking for help with this, I have a few ideas...ill send you my contact info.."
5 hours ago
JFarrow left a comment for Natasha Dyer
"Just sent you a message by email...happy to help!"
5 hours ago
JFarrow replied to Bernard Lama's discussion Thank you TJ, Jen and other NCs!
"for sure... always inspired by these guys!"
9 hours ago
Tyler Durbin replied to Bernard Lama's discussion Thank you TJ, Jen and other NCs!
"TJ has saved my butt a few times!  The guy is a master at what he does and his code always works fl…"
9 hours ago
Rowald replied to Rowald's discussion Site host name, https://network.com, does not match your SSL certificate Subject Name
"Hi Laura, well.. like Amanda said it's expected behavior on their end. Not sure if there is anythin…"
20 hours ago
George H. Compton IV replied to Bernard Lama's discussion Thank you TJ, Jen and other NCs!
""
yesterday
Katie McKay replied to Bernard Lama's discussion Thank you TJ, Jen and other NCs!
"Agree!"
yesterday
George H. Compton IV replied to soaringeagle's discussion mobile traffic reaches new high and no 3.0 completion date in sight
"Hello seoaringeagle :-)  fullwidth responsive Ning 2.0 network. That's what I'm working on right n…"
yesterday
Kos replied to Heather Ales's discussion How to center group images in Group Hub
"Oh cool.  I had worried a/b how it would appear oh phone when it needs to be responsive (had just p…"
yesterday
Heather Ales replied to Heather Ales's discussion How to center group images in Group Hub
"That worked perfectly! Thank you!!"
yesterday
Kos replied to Heather Ales's discussion How to center group images in Group Hub
"Heather try this (you might need to adjust the 242 up or down) although centering the actual "table…"
yesterday
Jamie Baker replied to Jamie Baker's discussion Ning 3.0 Tips, Tools and more.
"Cheers John, A few members creeping in now."
yesterday
Heather Ales is now a member of Creators Dashboard
yesterday
Heather Ales replied to John Bizley's discussion Page Navigation, Categories & Groups Navigation Tabs Customize
"Thanks John!!"
yesterday
Laura Occhipinti replied to Rowald's discussion Site host name, https://network.com, does not match your SSL certificate Subject Name
"Rowald - Did you end up doing nothing about this or did you make some changes?"
yesterday
John Bizley replied to John Bizley's discussion Page Navigation, Categories & Groups Navigation Tabs Customize
"Hi Heather
 Yes you are correct. The part you are trying to style is this section /**** Sub Nav Cod…"
yesterday
Heather Ales replied to John Bizley's discussion Page Navigation, Categories & Groups Navigation Tabs Customize
"John, 
Would that be the coding to change the tabs on the group hub? Would they be considered "Subn…"
yesterday
Bernard Lama replied to Elson Tan's discussion [3.0 MOD] Quick Login for 3.0!
"Hi Elson, when  I click on Sign Up it is going to http://MYSITE.com/+%20getsignup%20+
Can you help?"
yesterday
More…