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

Dan Lee replied to Dan Lee's discussion I Will Design Your Ning Network To Make it Look More Professional
"No it not."
11 hours ago
Dan Lee replied to Bizz ( John )'s discussion Adjusting Your Videos List Page Metadata Section Colours
"THIS CODE DIDN'T CHANGE THE COLOR FOR MY SITE"
11 hours ago
Dan Lee replied to Bizz ( John )'s discussion Adjusting Your Videos List Page Metadata Section Colours
"OK, I FOUND IT :)"
12 hours ago
Alliance replied to Dan Lee's discussion I Will Design Your Ning Network To Make it Look More Professional
"http://deeday504.com/ is a NING site?"
12 hours ago
Bizz ( John ) replied to Bizz ( John )'s discussion Video Issues Again For Embed Videos Showing Blank Box
"Here you go Dan this should fix you up
http://creators.ning.com/forum/topics/adjusting-your-videos-&he...;"
18 hours ago
Dan Lee replied to Dan Lee's discussion I Will Design Your Ning Network To Make it Look More Professional
21 hours ago
Hantz Jeanlouis is now a member of Ning Creators Network
yesterday
Traddie replied to Dan Lee's discussion I Will Design Your Ning Network To Make it Look More Professional
"Do you have examples of other sites you have designed?"
yesterday
Bizz ( John ) replied to Bizz ( John )'s discussion Video Issues Again For Embed Videos Showing Blank Box
"I have a fix for this. Will post it as a tip when home later this evening.
John :-)"
yesterday
Ning via Facebook

#unitewithNING Ning`s conquering Internet: follow our new Google+ page here!…

Dan Lee replied to Bizz ( John )'s discussion Video Issues Again For Embed Videos Showing Blank Box
"ANY FIX FOR THE COLOR OF THE TEXT, FOR THE NEW VIDEO FEATURE? WHEN I ADDED IT TO MY HOME PAGE I GOT…"
yesterday
Garfield Archivist replied to Bizz ( John )'s discussion Ning: Is it possible to enable the comments form on posted videos like we can for photos in activity feed.
"Me Three"
yesterday
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Bizz ( John )'s discussion Ning: Is it possible to enable the comments form on posted videos like we can for photos in activity feed.
"i second that"
yesterday
Ning via Facebook

#inspirewithNING #dj Feel inspired with cheerful spring and joyful minutes, filled with sounds…

Kos replied to Anastasiia_NING support's discussion Ning 2Q 2017 plan!
"What, in 2.0 themes, do you want Tony?  Most can be replicated with simple CSS.  Can you be more sp…"
yesterday
Kos replied to Bizz ( John )'s discussion Ning: Is it possible to enable the comments form on posted videos like we can for photos in activity feed.
""
yesterday
Bizz ( John ) replied to Bizz ( John )'s discussion Videos Playing In Activity Feed, check it out on my site, Now shows photos to ( Updated: 27-04-17 )
"Added some more updates on this so it works with photos now also."
yesterday
Tim Frank replied to Anastasiia_NING support's discussion Ning 2Q 2017 plan!
"Thank you for the answer. My only regret is that it took just short of a month to get an empathetic…"
yesterday
Kyryl_Ning_Support replied to Bizz ( John )'s discussion Ning- Your design studio widget images are not loading
"Thanks, John,
I have posted the info about the fix of the embedded videos under more appropriate po…"
yesterday
Bizz ( John ) replied to Bizz ( John )'s discussion Video Issues Again For Embed Videos Showing Blank Box
"Yes I noticed that but I don't think that's a big issue as at least the embeds are working now and…"
yesterday
More…