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Tampa, FL


June 19

What's your role? Network Creator (NC) or Admin?

i've set up and highly customized more than quite a few ning sites. I am a NC for Hire with a passion for helping other Ning Creators set up their networks for optimal community engagement.

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Ning Community Design

Since 2007, I’ve freelanced as an independent Ning Network Specialist who can assist with all aspects of Network Design, Community Strategy, HTML/CSS, Social Media Consulting, Network Setup, Migration of Ning 2.0 to 3.0, branding, logo design, social media integration, domain mapping, online event planning, search engine optimization and context marketing.

Setting Up Ning Network for Community Engagement

Customization of Ning Network Style and Layout

CSS, Javascript, Jquery, HTML

Integration of other Major Social Platforms

Importing Other Social Profiles into Ning Pages

Branding and Graphic Design

Custom Solutions for Community Strategy

Customization of Ning Network Style and Layout

If you are in need of help setting up your network for primetime, please send me a message here:

⇨ Ning Help

This archive has gone completely stale so I figured I'd move my tips to a spreadsheet for everyone to access. As you'll see there are over 110 useful tips and tricks..

⇝ Ning Tips and Tricks

Ning Community Help

⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Fabricio Giugni's discussion Ning 2.0 or Ning 3.0 ?
"Everything is starting to pick back up as best I can tell.  You are correct in thinking that you shouldn't trust the former company that owned Ning.  The new company seems to be plugging along.  Just wish they would communicate more..
As for a 2.0,…"
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Fire-Tech's discussion 3.0 Tip: Insert Image Into Signin Page
"time to reboot, homey!"
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to ⚡JFarrow⌁'s discussion Clean, Robust, Filterable Community Member Directory
"The first thing I always do is make a copy of the sheet and delete the emails column.  Then yes, you will need to set it to share with everyone.."
Mar 17
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Ron's discussion Reactor2: Responsive Design for Ning 2.0 Networks
"i take it this is no longer being developed?"
Mar 13
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Giovanni Cappai's discussion Lots of blank fields when exporting .csv file for my NING3.0 network
"Is it possible that what you are seeing is profile questions left blank?  If so, you may need to set them to *required and send a broadcast message to get members to update their profile.  I am happy to take a look at the CSV for you if you are stil…"
Mar 13
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Ron's discussion Tip: Alternate Background Color on Blog and Forum/Discussion List
"And if you'd like for your Profile Questions to be a different color and background than the answers, here is what you can add
dl > dt { background-color:#fff;color:#000; }"
Mar 13
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to ⚡JFarrow⌁'s discussion How to Get Google to Recognize Sitemap
"Glad that is still working for you Sir Gissachance!"
Mar 12
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to ⚡JFarrow⌁'s discussion Drive Engagement With Curated Content Collections
"Using the HTML5 App from FBApps, you can even embed collections inside facebook page tabs to drive traffic back to your community..
Example: elink collection inside a Facebook Tab"
Mar 1
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Bizz ( John )'s discussion My New Events Notification Messages
"Wow... really nice!"
Feb 21
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to shironala's discussion Hi can somone help me with the css problem ?
"i see that you have your x_body padding set at  padding-top: 154px; which may be the reason for your white space

as for the right to left you could look at this tip  and or this one"
Feb 20
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Bizz ( John )'s discussion Events Demo2 ( My Complete Style Look ) 13-02-17
"absolutely love it!"
Feb 14
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to ⚡JFarrow⌁'s discussion How to Implement Members-Only Downloads for Attachments
"this tip was written 5 years ago... seems to still work fine on my site, but Ning has been having quite a few javascript bugs lately.."
Feb 10
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Bizz ( John )'s discussion How to add some subheading content into the header site name section
Feb 3
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Bizz ( John )'s discussion Liven Up Your Sub Tabs With Headings Updated: Full Code Added For All Colours 05-02-17
"beautiful tip Bizz.. thank you!"
Feb 3
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to DEL's discussion AD TEXT BOX NOT WORKING
"never seen this before but apparently I can't get into support at all"
Feb 1
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Arnold Burian's discussion Help with embedding javascript on a page in 2.0 site
"Had the same problem with my site yesterday... It's true...the text editor is stripping the good parts out lately"
Jan 31

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  • Have you had a chance to root for that method to list Groups?  Not bugging you about it, but one of our co-admins passed away and trying to easily list the groups he had created....

  • Kos suggested I ask you: Is there a way to get a list of the groups we have established on our site?  We have more than 250 groups and I want to put together a list of groups to help members find what may be interesting to them without having to step through page after page of groups.

  • Hi, JFarrow, first it's funny we are both Floridians! :)

    second, sorry to bother you but I heard good things about you and frankly I don't know what else to do and I would appreciate your input on my post. I'm so lost, if and when you have time could you possibly give some advice on what I might do or might have done that I should change? thanks in advance.

  • I feel like giving a gift, because I care today and every day I am there to you and to all, I am happy knowing you are a good friend to have and for me it is good to be loved. You matter :)
  • Thank you for still being my friend here and for being a great person to have around, I appreciate and welcome you for all you are and so much more. Happy latest holiday, I'll keep you in my thoughts.
  • Happy thanks giving to you my friend. I hope all is well. I am thinking of you. Blessings, Elshara.
  • Hello,

    My name is Stu Carroll and I am the social media coordinator for a veteran’s charity foundation.  We would like a redesign of our Ning site and we are looking for a Ning creator to undertake that project.

    We have three major requirements.

    1. Streamline the website. It is currently busy and we would like to simplify the interface. We want to make it easy to view profiled members, highlighted achievements, links, and new blog posts entries.
    2. We need a new landing page. Currently, potential members reach the login and are turned off. We need something that teases what’s inside, protects the identities of current members, and offers an easy way to sign in or sign up.
    3. I need someone to set up Google Analytics so we can track usage. I am unable to complete the setup process and I am stumped as to why.

    We need an estimate in both time and cost.


    Stu Carroll

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    Blessings Always Helen

  • Thank you for connecting. I might be calling on you for some help once I get moving on this upgrade. 

  • Hey J Farrow

    Please add me to your Friends when you get a chance so we can discuss some Ning options and development.



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