Two weeks ago, Network Creators and administrators gained the ability to choose the URL for dicussions, events, photos, videos and blog posts on their Ning Network. I'm happy to report that we've just launched the ability to change an existing group's URL as well.
Previously, group creators could choose a URL when creating a group, but it was set in stone after that. Starting today, you will see a new field on the Edit Group page, where they can change the URL. All the content within the group such as discussions, photos, and pages will be automatically updated to reflect the change.
This is especially useful if a group already has a lot of content but has changed names, and you want to update the group URL as well. We could change the URL from creators.ning.com/group/hireacreator to creators.ning.com/group/hireadeveloper — and any content within the group would reflect the change. For example, creators.ning.com/group/hireacreator/forum/topics/auction-feature would become creators.ning.com/group/hireadeveloper/forum/topics/auction-feature.
This feature will be available to all members who currently have permission to edit the group. Specifically, Network Creators, admins, group moderators, group creators and group admins. Just be careful changing the group URL, as any outside links to the old URL will no longer work correctly. Changes are easily reversible by changing the URL back, though.