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Advanced Search by Members

As meeting our customers’ needs remains our priority, we are happy to announce the release of the Advanced Search by Members feature for Ning 3.0 - the functionality similar to that of the 2.0 platform. 

You can manage your Advanced Search parameters in the Profile Questions section of the Members page. To activate the desired search parameter, check the Add to Advanced Search box in the corresponding question block. 




Here you can also define which answers to the profile questions will be displayed on profile page covers and member cards shown in the Advanced Search results. To do this, toggle the "Display on a cover picture" parameter on in the corresponding question block (no more than thee).

Check the Allow searching members by their age box in the Member Age section of the Sign Up & Sign In page to enable the search by age.




If you enable the search by at least one parameter, then the Advanced Search link will appear on the Members page.

Follow this link to access the Advanced search page.




Here you can fill in the required search parameters and click Search.

The matching user profiles will show up in the search results.




You can also go back to adjust the search criteria by clicking Modify Your Search.

Please note that gender, age, and date of birth displayed on the profile card in the search results depend on the user’s profile settings.




Also, these settings determine the information displayed on the user profile page.




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  • I've got that Module for you but you will need to modify your advanced search questions and technically each search form is different because of different network urls, and their specific questions.

    However if you want a basic form, without a module header, I think I have the thing here. It works on my network.

    You will need to change the url, that pulls your network's specific member's list or you will be using mine.  I will try and post this as plain html so you can see what this looks like and what to change I've bolded what you need to change, just put in your .com or name. Just put it in an html box and click save after you edit your network's url:

    <div class="section-primaryContent ">
    <div class="membersListPage grid-frame sheet">
    <h3 class="module-name">Advanced Search</h3>
    <section class="module-body"><form id="advancedMemberSearchForm" class="advancedMemberSearchForm" action=""><input name="adv" type="hidden" value="1" />
    <dt><label for="name">Name</label></dt>
    <br />
    <dd><input id="name" class="textfield custom-size" name="name" type="text" value="" /></dd>
    <br />
    <dt><label>Age Range</label></dt>
    <br />
    <div class="age_wrap">
    <div class="flex_field"><input id="minAge" class="textfield" name="age_min" type="text" value="" /></div>
    <span class="divider_text">to</span>
    <div class="flex_field"><input id="maxAge" class="textfield" name="age_max" type="text" value="" /></div>
    <br />
    <dt><label for="country">Country</label></dt>
    <br />
    <dd><select id="country" class="textfield custom-size" name="country">
    <option value=""></option>
    <option value="US">United States</option>
    <option value="_2">----------------</option>
    <option value="AF">Afghanistan</option>
    <option value="AX">Aland Islands</option>
    <option value="AL">Albania</option>
    <option value="DZ">Algeria</option>
    <option value="AS">American Samoa</option>
    <option value="AD">Andorra</option>
    <option value="AO">Angola</option>
    <option value="AI">Anguilla</option>
    <option value="AQ">Antarctica</option>
    <option value="AG">Antigua and Barbuda</option>
    <option value="AR">Argentina</option>
    <option value="AM">Armenia</option>
    <option value="AW">Aruba</option>
    <option value="AU">Australia</option>
    <option value="AT">Austria</option>
    <option value="AZ">Azerbaijan</option>
    <option value="BS">Bahamas</option>
    <option value="BH">Bahrain</option>
    <option value="BD">Bangladesh</option>
    <option value="BB">Barbados</option>
    <option value="BY">Belarus</option>
    <option value="BE">Belgium</option>
    <option value="BZ">Belize</option>
    <option value="BJ">Benin</option>
    <option value="BM">Bermuda</option>
    <option value="BT">Bhutan</option>
    <option value="BO">Bolivia</option>
    <option value="BA">Bosnia and Herzegovina</option>
    <option value="BW">Botswana</option>
    <option value="BV">Bouvet Island</option>
    <option value="BR">Brazil</option>
    <option value="IO">British Indian Ocean Territory</option>
    <option value="BN">Brunei Darussalam</option>
    <option value="BG">Bulgaria</option>
    <option value="BF">Burkina Faso</option>
    <option value="BI">Burundi</option>
    <option value="KH">Cambodia</option>
    <option value="CM">Cameroon</option>
    <option value="CA">Canada</option>
    <option value="CV">Cape Verde</option>
    <option value="KY">Cayman Islands</option>
    <option value="CF">Central African Republic</option>
    <option value="TD">Chad</option>
    <option value="CL">Chile</option>
    <option value="CN">China, mainland</option>
    <option value="CX">Christmas Island</option>
    <option value="CC">Cocos (Keeling) Islands</option>
    <option value="CO">Colombia</option>
    <option value="KM">Comoros</option>
    <option value="CG">Congo, Republic of the</option>
    <option value="CD">Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The</option>
    <option value="CK">Cook Islands</option>
    <option value="CR">Costa Rica</option>
    <option value="CI">Cote d Ivoire</option>
    <option value="HR">Croatia</option>
    <option value="CU">Cuba</option>
    <option value="CY">Cyprus</option>
    <option value="CZ">Czech Republic</option>
    <option value="DK">Denmark</option>
    <option value="DJ">Djibouti</option>
    <option value="DM">Dominica</option>
    <option value="DO">Dominican Republic</option>
    <option value="EC">Ecuador</option>
    <option value="EG">Egypt</option>
    <option value="SV">El Salvador</option>
    <option value="GQ">Equatorial Guinea</option>
    <option value="ER">Eritrea</option>
    <option value="EE">Estonia</option>
    <option value="ET">Ethiopia</option>
    <option value="EU">European Union</option>
    <option value="FK">Falkland Islands</option>
    <option value="FO">Faroe Islands</option>
    <option value="FJ">Fiji</option>
    <option value="FI">Finland</option>
    <option value="FR">France</option>
    <option value="GF">French Guiana</option>
    <option value="PF">French Polynesia</option>
    <option value="TF">French Southern Territories</option>
    <option value="GA">Gabon</option>
    <option value="GM">Gambia</option>
    <option value="GE">Georgia</option>
    <option value="DE">Germany</option>
    <option value="GH">Ghana</option>
    <option value="GI">Gibraltar</option>
    <option value="GR">Greece</option>
    <option value="GL">Greenland</option>
    <option value="GD">Grenada</option>
    <option value="GP">Guadeloupe</option>
    <option value="GU">Guam</option>
    <option value="GT">Guatemala</option>
    <option value="GG">Guernsey</option>
    <option value="GN">Guinea</option>
    <option value="GW">Guinea-Bissau</option>
    <option value="GY">Guyana</option>
    <option value="HT">Haiti</option>
    <option value="HM">Heard Island and McDonald Islands</option>
    <option value="HN">Honduras</option>
    <option value="HK">Hong Kong</option>
    <option value="HU">Hungary</option>
    <option value="IS">Iceland</option>
    <option value="IN">India</option>
    <option value="ID">Indonesia</option>
    <option value="IR">Iran</option>
    <option value="IQ">Iraq</option>
    <option value="IE">Ireland</option>
    <option value="IM">Isle of Man</option>
    <option value="IL">Israel</option>
    <option value="IT">Italy</option>
    <option value="JM">Jamaica</option>
    <option value="JP">Japan</option>
    <option value="JE">Jersey</option>
    <option value="JO">Jordan</option>
    <option value="KZ">Kazakhstan</option>
    <option value="KE">Kenya</option>
    <option value="KI">Kiribati</option>
    <option value="KP">Korea, Democratic Peoples Republic of</option>
    <option value="KR">Korea, Republic of</option>
    <option value="KW">Kuwait</option>
    <option value="KG">Kyrgyzstan</option>
    <option value="LA">Lao Peoples Democratic Republic</option>
    <option value="LV">Latvia</option>
    <option value="LB">Lebanon</option>
    <option value="LS">Lesotho</option>
    <option value="LR">Liberia</option>
    <option value="LY">Libyan Arab Jamahiriya</option>
    <option value="LI">Liechtenstein</option>
    <option value="LT">Lithuania</option>
    <option value="LU">Luxembourg</option>
    <option value="MO">Macao</option>
    <option value="MG">Madagascar</option>
    <option value="MW">Malawi</option>
    <option value="MY">Malaysia</option>
    <option value="MV">Maldives</option>
    <option value="ML">Mali</option>
    <option value="MT">Malta</option>
    <option value="MH">Marshall Islands</option>
    <option value="MQ">Martinique</option>
    <option value="MR">Mauritania</option>
    <option value="MU">Mauritius</option>
    <option value="YT">Mayotte</option>
    <option value="MX">Mexico</option>
    <option value="FM">Micronesia, Federated States of</option>
    <option value="MD">Moldova, Republic of</option>
    <option value="MC">Monaco</option>
    <option value="MN">Mongolia</option>
    <option value="ME">Montenegro</option>
    <option value="MS">Montserrat</option>
    <option value="MA">Morocco</option>
    <option value="MZ">Mozambique</option>
    <option value="MM">Myanmar</option>
    <option value="NA">Namibia</option>
    <option value="NR">Nauru</option>
    <option value="NP">Nepal</option>
    <option value="NL">Netherlands</option>
    <option value="AN">Netherlands Antilles</option>
    <option value="NC">New Caledonia</option>
    <option value="NZ">New Zealand</option>
    <option value="NI">Nicaragua</option>
    <option value="NE">Niger</option>
    <option value="NG">Nigeria</option>
    <option value="NU">Niue</option>
    <option value="NF">Norfolk Island</option>
    <option value="MP">Northern Mariana Islands</option>
    <option value="NO">Norway</option>
    <option value="OM">Oman</option>
    <option value="PK">Pakistan</option>
    <option value="PW">Palau</option>
    <option value="PS">Palestinian Territory, Occupied</option>
    <option value="PA">Panama</option>
    <option value="PG">Papua New Guinea</option>
    <option value="PY">Paraguay</option>
    <option value="PE">Peru</option>
    <option value="PH">Philippines</option>
    <option value="PN">Pitcairn</option>
    <option value="PL">Poland</option>
    <option value="PT">Portugal</option>
    <option value="PR">Puerto Rico</option>
    <option value="QA">Qatar</option>
    <option value="MK">Republic of Macedonia</option>
    <option value="RE">Reunion</option>
    <option value="RO">Romania</option>
    <option value="RU">Russian Federation</option>
    <option value="RW">Rwanda</option>
    <option value="BL">Saint Barthelemy</option>
    <option value="SH">Saint Helena</option>
    <option value="KN">Saint Kitts and Nevis</option>
    <option value="LC">Saint Lucia</option>
    <option value="MF">Saint Martin</option>
    <option value="VC">Saint Vincent and the Grenadines</option>
    <option value="PM">Saint-Pierre and Miquelon</option>
    <option value="WS">Samoa</option>
    <option value="SM">San Marino</option>
    <option value="ST">Sao Tome and Principe</option>
    <option value="SA">Saudi Arabia</option>
    <option value="SN">Senegal</option>
    <option value="RS">Serbia</option>
    <option value="CS">Serbia and Montenegro</option>
    <option value="SC">Seychelles</option>
    <option value="SL">Sierra Leone</option>
    <option value="SG">Singapore</option>
    <option value="SK">Slovakia</option>
    <option value="SI">Slovenia</option>
    <option value="SB">Solomon Islands</option>
    <option value="SO">Somalia</option>
    <option value="ZA">South Africa</option>
    <option value="GS">South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands</option>
    <option value="ES">Spain</option>
    <option value="LK">Sri Lanka</option>
    <option value="SD">Sudan</option>
    <option value="SR">Suriname</option>
    <option value="SJ">Svalbard and Jan Mayen</option>
    <option value="SZ">Swaziland</option>
    <option value="SE">Sweden</option>
    <option value="CH">Switzerland</option>
    <option value="SY">Syrian Arab Republic</option>
    <option value="TW">Taiwan</option>
    <option value="TJ">Tajikistan</option>
    <option value="TZ">Tanzania, United Republic Of</option>
    <option value="TH">Thailand</option>
    <option value="TL">Timor-Leste</option>
    <option value="TG">Togo</option>
    <option value="TK">Tokelau</option>
    <option value="TO">Tonga</option>
    <option value="TT">Trinidad and Tobago</option>
    <option value="TN">Tunisia</option>
    <option value="TR">Turkey</option>
    <option value="TM">Turkmenistan</option>
    <option value="TC">Turks and Caicos Islands</option>
    <option value="TV">Tuvalu</option>
    <option value="UG">Uganda</option>
    <option value="UA">Ukraine</option>
    <option value="AE">United Arab Emirates</option>
    <option value="GB">United Kingdom</option>
    <option value="UM">United States Minor Outlying Islands</option>
    <option value="UY">Uruguay</option>
    <option value="UZ">Uzbekistan</option>
    <option value="VU">Vanuatu</option>
    <option value="VA">Vatican City State</option>
    <option value="VE">Venezuela</option>
    <option value="VN">Vietnam</option>
    <option value="VG">Virgin Islands, British</option>
    <option value="VI">Virgin Islands, U.S.</option>
    <option value="WF">Wallis and Futuna</option>
    <option value="EH">Western Sahara</option>
    <option value="YE">Yemen</option>
    <option value="ZM">Zambia</option>
    <option value="ZW">Zimbabwe</option>
    <br />
    <dt><label for="location">City, State</label></dt>
    <br />
    <dd><input id="location" class="textfield custom-size" name="location" type="text" value="" /></dd>
    <br />
    <p class="buttongroup xg_lightborder clear"><input class="button button-primary" type="submit" value="Search" /> <input class="button ningbar-link js-reset-form" type="reset" value="Clear" /></p>

  • Awesome ! Very happy with this feature !

  • NC for Hire

    nice work!

  • Thank you very much!


    It Is possible to add the Advance Search in the main page like activity feed? 

    • You can add it via find element in your browser settings if you know how, but you should limit the advanced search questions or it spaces out a bit, but it will return your results.

    • Hi there!

      Unfortunately, the advanced search does not have a module, so it cannot be added to the home page as a separate block. I guess you can only add it as a link

      Best regards,

      The NING Team

      Advanced Search
      • Ok. Thanks for your reply.
        On the other hand, I wonder why NING had  removed an important feature in the "Members" section.
        The Advance search is very important , but Before you launch the advanced search, the  members section had 3 features :

        Profile picture

        Now you can only see profile picture and name.

        Raje tadack

        India,Tamil Nadu, Trichy  ( this info is not anymore  )


        I hope this will back, because is very usedfull for our members because they like to explore before used  member search.

        • Hi there!

          Our team is currently working on the new design of the member`s page. Once it is released, network creator will be able to select info that is shown in the member's section. 

          Bets regards,

          The NING Team

  •  very good !! Thank you very much !!

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