Built on the Ning API, Ning Publisher for WordPressallows WordPress blog posts to be automatically published into your Ning Pro Network’s blog section. This allows you to mirror content from your public WordPress blog inside your Ning Network, so your members can add comments without needing to visit a separate website. You can see this in action on the Brooklyn Art Project network.
You can also create a private WordPress blog that publishes directly to your Ning Network. This gives you the same seamless integration you’d get from using Ning’s built-in blogging tools, while allowing you to take advantage of advanced WordPress features and workflows.
Head over to the Ning Publisher for WordPress Help Center article to get started.
Looking for even more blogging options? Learn about our existing support for the MetaWeblog API.
where is the article in help center?
Is it this one?
Is there a way to do this for a Ning Plus network?
Hey, Ateneo. This is only for Ning Pro. You can read about it here.
It says the API key is free for 2012, instead of being charged by the number of requests. That means starting in 2013 we'll be charged for using Ning Publisher, is that right?
There will always be a free usage allocation for the API, and the API has been free since it was launched in 2010. Last year for example, that message said that the API was free for 2011.
Our WP blog gets more traffic than our Ning site, so we'll probably owe you a lot of money every month if you start charging. Cutting it off after 10,000 requests isn't feasible for us. I'll just RSS our WP blogs, thanks.
The API is only used to publish, by the author. It's not invoked for page views (which would presumably be spread across your Ning network, since a copy of the post will be published there).
Thanks for your quick reply. So we can assume the API will always be free, period, or do you mean it will always be free for up to 10,000 requests? If I start putting our WP blogs on Ning I'll owe you hundreds of dollars a month at the posted rates. And then it says the API limits daily usage to a tenth our monthly plan allowance.
I don't want to put WP blogs on Ning and have to stop doing it in the next couple of years.
There will always be a free allocation monthly component for API usage. I can't say that we won't ever charge for API usage above the free allocation; I'm simply pointing out that we haven't done that yet in the lifetime of the API.
The WP publisher uses the API when publishing a post, so you'd need a large number of members using the plugin frequently before you put a dent in the free allocation each month.
Ha...now I get it! There would have to be over 10,000 blog posts before I got charged. That ain't likely to happen.