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

Forum

Hi all NCs!

If you're like me and you use MailChimp to manage your email campaigns and newsletters, I suggest you take a look at my blog. You will find it a php script I wrote to automate the import of network members in a MailChimp list. You can use it to keep your MailChimp list(s) synchronized with all the members informations of your Ning network.

The good news: this script is open source

The bad news: my blog is in french, you will be forced to use Google Translate ;-)

http://www.rawlog.net/blog/simpleNing2MC

Best regards

Pierre

 

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

Join Ning Creators Network

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • Thanks Pierre, I looked at your blog and it looks perfect for integration.

    But I wondered what happens with ex-members who have left of their own accord (or have been suspended/deleted) through the Ning interface. Does your script delete them at MailChimp?

    I'm not sure even if this happens with the Ning/ConstantContact setup. It certainly wasn't happening some months back, but maybe they've fixed it. This would seem to be in contravention of ConstantContact/MailChimp terms since one would be emailing people who have "unsubscribed".

    • Hi Josef!

      These members are not delete from your MailChimp database. But their datas are refreshed each time the script is executed. So an old member are set to MEMBER=0 in case of deletion (or suspension,..). You can send a "conditional" mail in selecting MEMBER=1 in the MailChimp interface : your mail will be send only to active members... 

      Second option, if you want to send (or not send) specific mails to blocked members, you can use the "isBlocked" parameter in the script.

      For all these elements, you can set it in the provided index.php in the "NING <-> MAILCHIMP MAPPING" section, specifically with the $mapping array. You wil find it between line 98 to 113.

      Pierre

      • Thank you so much Pierre. I find your script to be a tremendous solution to a real problem. I also love your "automatic newsletter" using RSS feeds. C'est formidable! Next year I may try to implement both ideas.

        You may have seen that I Ieft the same question on your blog in my broken French :-) so I won't expect two answers, unless you wish to answer pour encourager les autres :-)

        Thanks and thanks again. 

        • It's what I already done ;-)

          Thanks to you and have a merry Christmas...

          PS : You have a much better French than I speak English ...

          • Thanks Pierre and merry Christmas to you too!

            I tried to post this question on your blog but it didn't seem to accept it (or maybe moderation is on)...

            Would you envisage any problems running your script with a database of say 100,000+ members? Or is the number of members irrelevant?

            Thanks again :-)

            • Yes, I see : you post it five times and yes, Mollom seems to have some trouble this night ;-) Sorry for that.

              To answer to your question, I do not see any problems to do that for 100000+ members. There is an optional parameter where you can set the size of the batch job (default is 20) to avoid any timeout problem. There is no risk to try (except Ning API quota), and I'm totally ready to help you if the script need to be modified to support such database size.

              Are you planing to use my script ?

              • I'm seriously considering it, though it might not be immediately. I would first have to switch to MailChimp. But anyway I'd be interested in discussing it further with you, together with your RSS idea. What's the best way to contact?

  • Hello Pierre,

    I have installed simpleNing2MC on my Windows server. When I attempt to run it, I get the following:

    Warning: require_once(NingActivityItem.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in (root directory removed for security)\simpleNing2MC\includes\NingObject.php on line 4

    Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'NingActivityItem.php' (include_path='.;C:\php5\pear;__DIR__;__DIR__/objects') in (root directory removed for security)\simpleNing2MC\includes\NingObject.php on line 4

     

    Do you have any idea how I might fix this? I am not well-versed in PHP.

    Thanks.

    • Hi Amy!

      Sorry for this late answer.

      Seems you have a misconfiguration on your server for php. The error you are face to is an error "generated" by a file written by Ning developers (NingObject.php), but I just have a look and I saw nothing special that could generate this error (the best proof is that you're the one getting this error).

      Could you confirm me that your php version is greater or equal to 5.3 ?

      Pierre

      • Thanks for your reply, Pierre. In fact, our PHP version is 5.2.9. We are contacting the host to request 5.3 or greater.

        We have one issue. We do not want to send e-mails from MailChimp to those who have selected "I don't want to receive emails..." in Ning. Are you aware of any workarounds for this issue?

        Thanks,

        Amy

This reply was deleted.

Search the Creators Network

Latest Activity

Anam replied to Alyce Keegan's discussion Problems reverting to old site theme
"No response so far. I hope others are submitting tickets on this issue as it is platform wide."
6 hours ago
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Shelli Poole's discussion Facebook sign-in app gives a clue to Ning 2.1 coming?
"not sure i follow how this is an indicator of Ning 2.1  can you elaborate?  thanks"
12 hours ago
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Alyce Keegan's discussion Problems reverting to old site theme
"yes,,, the reversion back to a previous theme is a huge problem.  and there are others. forexample…"
12 hours ago
Fire-Tech replied to Alyce Keegan's discussion Problems reverting to old site theme
"I appreciate it. My biggest concern is reliability. I've heard that mixing up between different plu…"
13 hours ago
Shelli Poole replied to Shelli Poole's discussion Facebook sign-in app gives a clue to Ning 2.1 coming?
"Sighhhh no one cares. I'm secure."
15 hours ago
James Gatlin is now a member of USA NING CREATORS
16 hours ago
Just Asking replied to Alyce Keegan's discussion Problems reverting to old site theme
"I had to get addons from just about every company out there to make it do everything I wanted. and…"
yesterday
Fire-Tech replied to Alyce Keegan's discussion Problems reverting to old site theme
"Yeah, SE with all of the SEAO addons look to be best for me. I can handle the code part.. just hear…"
yesterday
CocteauBoy replied to CocteauBoy's discussion After Years of Enduring Empty Promises, I Am Leaving Ning
"Which links takes you to that? I don't get that warning for either link. I can only guess that the…"
yesterday
Jamie Baker replied to Nancy Gruver's discussion Migration from Ning to WordPress
"Hi Nancy,
I've migrated a few sites to Wordpress/Buddypress and strongly advise it. Fortunalty with…"
yesterday
Peter Denio, James Gatlin and CALIPSO joined Ning Creators Network
Tuesday
Anam replied to Alyce Keegan's discussion Problems reverting to old site theme
"I have been having this very issue for over a week. I put in a ticket, and included many other issu…"
Tuesday
Chazz replied to The Ning Team's discussion Notice of 2016 Storage Limit and Pricing Plan Changes
"I too have to admit that I am a customer who feels abused. Our Network Platform service continues t…"
Tuesday
Kos replied to Alyce Keegan's discussion Problems reverting to old site theme
"Ning definitely needs to 'clear' your back end it seems.  Filing a ticket on a Friday, you won't re…"
Tuesday
Katy Blagg replied to Katy Blagg's discussion Resizing Group Icons
"Thank you to all of you who have helped!!!
Just what I wanted. Thank you so much :)
Is working just…"
Tuesday
Kos replied to Nancy Gruver's discussion Migration from Ning to WordPress
"Alyce yes, Groups and their members migrate over.  Sadly no content does; they're empty but yes, th…"
Tuesday
Just Asking replied to Alyce Keegan's discussion Problems reverting to old site theme
"I think the two biggest contenders for alternatives are Jamroom and SocialEngine PHP, though some h…"
Tuesday
Alyce Keegan replied to Nancy Gruver's discussion Migration from Ning to WordPress
"Hello! Kos are you able to migrate groups? :( I have all of my classes listed as groups on my ning…"
Tuesday
Mandy replied to Nancy Gruver's discussion Migration from Ning to WordPress
"Hi Kos I'm in the same boat; would you mind sending me  PM with the link to check out as well! Than…"
Sunday
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to ⚡JFarrow⌁'s discussion Tip: For Those Who Need a Personal Site
"no problem bud... definitely cool... one thing that distinguishes this from the rest is the ability…"
Sunday
More…