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It's time to say goodbye to Flash player

Hello, everyone!

There was small update a few days ago that has been unnoticed so lets correct this terrible situation.

Step by step we're replacing the parts of the code that were using Flash player, probably you have already noticed the changes in File manager on both platforms (Ning 2.0 and Ning 3.0). Recently the slideshows have been updated and they aren't using flash any longer. What is it all about? Right now, the slideshow would be working even if your site would be opened on phone (I mean the web version of it) also as Adobe stopped updating the Flash player sooner or later it would stop working completely so it's better to be prepared. Unfortunately, it's still in beta and we have spotted already spotted one bug. All the pictures are aligned to the top line of the container where the photos are posted, which means if the photos have the different size the dimensions of the container would be determined by the biggest picture in the list, so some small pictures could have empty white space after them. 

But as it's basically the issue with styles you can just add the following code to the Custome CSS and the pictures in the slideshow would be displayed in the middle of the container, which would have the way better look.

.slick-track { display: flex!important; justify-content: center; align-items: center;/* Safari */  display: -webkit-flex!important; -webkit-justify-content:center; -webkit-align-items: center; }

The code from above is just the temporary solution, it won't be necessary to use it after our tech team would release the fix for this.

Best wishes,

The Ning Team.

P.S. Please note that the fix from above is related to the slideshows on Ning 2.0 only

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  • Can we get a code to max out the height of tall pictures.  The slide show is too tall and looks bad.  I have tried .xg_widget_main_index_index .slick-slide img { max-height: 220px;} but it did not do anything. Please see picture. We are using old Ning2.

    • Hi Cindy,

      Sure, here it is:

      .slick-track {max-height: 220px;}

      Just copy and paste it to your custom CSS.

      Best regards,

      Ning Team.

      • Perfect!  Thank you so much!  I am doing the happy dance.  8o)

  • Any plan on replacing the flash photo uploader?

    • Hi Matt,

      Yes we are planning to remove flash everywhere on our websites, including the photo upload an so on, however, right now we are working on the members ranking system mostly, so I think when the main features of this quarter will be released we will continue to work under the removal of the flash.

      Best regards,

      Ning Team.

  • Is it possible for some one to help me with the CSS?

    • For me (old Ning 2) I go to my admin section and click "Appearance" and then the "Advanced" tab.  I copy/paste the provided code at the bottom of the text that is already in the window.

      • Thank you Cindy. I have old ning ;-)...love it and will try putting the code in  as you say.

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