Our Product Roadmap this year is rolling along smoothly. Today, we're happy to be releasing another project that we think will be very useful: a whole bunch of new sign-up and sign-in options. Let's get right to it.
Let Members Join with LinkedIn and Windows Live
We've heard a lot of requests from Network Creators who want additional sign-up/sign-in options. You'll be happy to hear that Social Sign In now includes both LinkedIn and Windows Live, which will be great news for business-focused networks and many international networks (e.g., Windows Live is huge in Brazil). The set-up for these will be very similar to Facebook and Twitter options; as the Network Creator, you'll need to create an app for this purpose by entering your own LinkedIn or WindowsLive credentials.
Want to send new members somewhere besides the Main Page — where they currently land after signing up? This is another request we've heard over time — to be able to redirect members to their own profile page or to a very specific page that a Network Creator has created to serve as a welcome landing page. Now, Ning Plus and Pro Network Creators have the option to send new members to either the Main Page, their own profile page (MyPage), or a custom URL.
This custom URL can be an external URL if you need to integrate your network with another web property. For example, Pro networks may want to send new members to an external web application that makes use of the Ning API to retrieve that new member's information and register them before sending them back to the network.
We hope this will give you a few added options for customization of your new-member experience. Check out this Help Center article about these new redirection options for all the details.
Mix, match or remove sign-up / sign-in
You will now see that your options for sign up and sign in are split, and that "native" network sign in and sign up are included as options. This will allow you to turn off specific services for new members while allowing existing members to continue to sign in to the network, or to do things like limit all new members to Facebook or LinkedIn if it better matches your network's theme and aims, or if you'd like your members to be a little less anonymous than they otherwise could be.
There's an additional option here, one that won't appeal to most Network Creators but that can be powerful for sites that are, for example, less about socializing and more about publishing. That option is to completely remove all sign-ups. If you make this choice, all invite options will be removed and no new members will be able to sign up. This might be an attractive choice if your network is focused on publishing, for example, and not social networking.
Want the full skinny on this new sign-up/sign-in split? Read all about it in this Help Center article.
When a new member joins using linkedin, do we get an email address with their sign up that comes from LinkedIn? Thanks!
Found my own answer :)
" Please note that LinkedIn does not share users’ email addresses when they sign up with LinkedIn on any website. For this reason, members will still need to provide their email addresses when signing up."
I would like to inquire about formatting for the broadcast messages.
If you look at the image illustrated, you can see that Flush Left and Flush Right are available, but CENTERED Text Alignment has never been available to format in my broadcast message window.
BTW: I have been inserting my own heading images for years when sending out messages.
You could always switch to the HTML view and try using <div align="center">your content</div> or similar html. However, email clients are notoriously poor in terms of supporting various html tags and attributes. You can have a look at this list to see what's supported.
Dear Phil ~ Yes. I've been using the html option the past few years as a 'go-around' for this glitch in the system. Whereas, the "center align" is available throughout the entire website, the broadcast message window is the only place this option is missing.
That's a very interesting link page telling "Guide to CSS" what options available for formatting text. However, I'm using a MAC Laptop (not iPhone, or iPad) and would I book looking at "text directions?" Which client would I be viewing? Blessings, Debby
Eric & Phil i have problem sign in with Facebook since Abril i dont know what i do to resolve my issue :( ticket number: 00597350
Unfortunately, we can't sign in for you to your Facebook page. So, we can't make the changes you need made, EscenaM. I would recommend starting over by deleting that Facebook App and creating a new one. We cannot edit your Facebook apps for you. It's a security and policy issue. Sorry. Feel free to respond back to Monica if you need help deleting your app and starting over.
I'm 90% sure I can provide those 3 redirect options with a script. Why charge for it?
I retract my statement. I just realized you don't allow custom scripts on mini profiles. Ignore me! :)
Sorry, but I don't understand, Erik. We don't charge extra for this sign-up redirect feature. You are speaking about the sign-up redirect options, right? It's available now if you want to try it out (if you haven't already).
Between another user's message and this one, I saw "Now, Ning Plus and Pro Network Creators have the option to send new members to either the Main Page, their own profile page (MyPage), or a custom URL." and read that to mean that redirecting after login was only available to plus and pro customers.
But as I've just said, I retract my statement on the count of the fact I didn't realize that plus and pro customers are the only ones allowed to use custom code, so my script would be useless at that point.
You can pretty much ignore everything I've said. I made too many assumptions. :) Dangerous.
GRACIAS A DIOS / THANKS GOD my issue is resolved Eric Respect and than you Monica help me in a ticket BIG RESPECT :)