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

Forum

NC for Hire

So I made a change to my network this week that I think could be very beneficial to other creators.  I noticed that some of my forum posts have between 5k-7k views but not very many replies, so with a little investigation, i realized that these posts where ones with uploaded attachments such as manuals and guides.

I wrote some javascript to require non-members to be forced to sign up in order to download files from my surveyors network.

Here is the code, which must be placed inside your custom code section at the bottom under all of your other scripts.

<script>
x$('.attachments li a').click(function () {
if (x$('#xn_signout').html() != "Sign Out" || x$('#xn_signout').html() == null) {
x$(window.location).attr('href', 'http://yournetwork.com/main/authorization/signUp');
return false;
}
});
</script>

What happens when yo are not signed in and try to download an attachment is it automatically redirects members to the signup page.  Take a look at this post and try to download the attachment and you'll see what I mean.  Tell me what you think!

By the way my network just crossed the 8200 member mark this week!  Hoo-Ray!  I am very picky about my members...

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

Join Ning Creators Network

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • This is a great tip, but unfortunately I can't use it.

  • NC for Hire

    thanks bro..found this to be extremely useful

  • I was able to download it? But a good idea, anything to make lurkers sign up has to be a good thing.

  • I have done this for 3 years after repeatedly asking Ning for this capability (the usual/norm for how other networks work).  Well done and it should be a setting (IMHO)

    There is a downside - your members won't persistently be signed in when they visit the site and many will appear as anonymous. At least, that is my experience. 

    David 

  • Very nice!

  • Hi JFarrow,

    I went to your site to see if it worked. I have a little bad news for you, it didn't work. when I first went to the page, I clicked on the link and it redirected me to sign up. I returned to the page without signing up and I clicked the link again. The file downloaded before I knew it.  

    Here's a screenshot of what I saw. 

    • NC for Hire

      all good cherry im making some adjustments today which is why you could do that probably...thanks though

This reply was deleted.

Search the Creators Network

Latest Activity

Ian replied to Ian's discussion Side Backgound Image keeps shrinking and orienting left & animated gif header isn't working
"Don't let our temporary fix fool you regarding the background (side) image.  NING is still not prop…"
4 hours ago
Jen replied to Ian's discussion Side Backgound Image keeps shrinking and orienting left & animated gif header isn't working
"I just spent the past hour helping Ian troubleshoot this issue. The Ning platform is definitely bre…"
4 hours ago
Ian replied to Ian's discussion Side Backgound Image keeps shrinking and orienting left & animated gif header isn't working
""STRANGE FACT: SINCE WE PUT THE 'CHUCK BERRY' ANIMATED GIF ON THE HOME PAGE ALL OTHER ANIMATED GIFS…"
7 hours ago
Ian replied to Bryce Rubio's discussion A Follow-Up Message from our CEO
"In fact, all of our animated gifs are disabled except for a small few, and now we can't upload any…"
7 hours ago
Ian replied to Ian's discussion Side Backgound Image keeps shrinking and orienting left & animated gif header isn't working
"Gifs have apparently been deactivated across the board, except for a couple.  Strange.  Help."
7 hours ago
Ian replied to Ian's discussion Side Backgound Image keeps shrinking and orienting left & animated gif header isn't working
"In fact, we can't upload any new animated gifs apparently."
7 hours ago
Ian replied to Bryce Rubio's discussion A Follow-Up Message from our CEO
"Hello Bryce, recently our side image is not uploading properly and our top bar animated gif and hea…"
7 hours ago
Nieve replied to Bryce Rubio's discussion A Follow-Up Message from our CEO
"Like several people who spoke here, I have my Ning Network 2.0 since January 2009. It is a small, n…"
17 hours ago
George H. Compton IV replied to George H. Compton IV's discussion ( TIP N3 ) Allow your members to add CSS codes to the new profile text box.
"It looks like Ning is having problems with their text boxes :-( I can't even save plain text in the…"
17 hours ago
Aurora replied to George H. Compton IV's discussion ( TIP N3 ) Allow your members to add CSS codes to the new profile text box.
"I could not figure out where to put the code so it can work"
yesterday
Aurora replied to AnGella's discussion Ning 3.0 Tip: Add CSS to Member Profiles
"I think this does not work anymore I tried to do it but it did not work, it only worked if the memb…"
yesterday
Bizz ( John ) replied to Bizz ( John )'s discussion Why Are The Events Not Listing The Same Way As UpComing In My Events Or Categories ?
"Unless I am mistaken it looks like this has been fixed today. ( Sat 25/03/17 )"
yesterday
Thisisbully replied to Mike Collins's discussion Ning Development - Roadmap
"a lot of stuff has been added they just didn't post it yet .For instance the comment wall in groups…"
yesterday
Alliance replied to Mike Collins's discussion Ning Development - Roadmap
"i agree a roadmap from April would be appreciated if you could. It gives us time to decide on work…"
Friday
Kos replied to Bizz ( John )'s discussion Why Are The Events Not Listing The Same Way As UpComing In My Events Or Categories ?
"Yes sir"
Friday
More…