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Ning 2Q 2017 plan!

Most of you have asked us about Product plan for the nearest future. And here it is! 

For the last couple of months we’ve been listening to you very carefully, gathering and analyzing all your feedbacks to make Ning platform a better place for you and your members.

So here is the list of functions we are going to release in Q2.

1) Making Ning 3.0 as functional as Ning 2.0:
- Paid Access. Probably the most expected feature that will be much better and way more functional than the previous version.
- Chats. Basically, they are live now, but in Q2 this option will be upgraded to the next level.
- Audio. The basic feature with basic performance.

2) Completely new features:
- Polls. You will be able to ask different questions, receive immediate feedback from your customers and make research you need in order to evolve your platform.
- Member ranking system. To encourage, motivate and engage your members, as well as develop your community.

3) Some upgrades are coming for both platforms:
- Disk usage is going to be visible for all creators to manage your space and resources.
- Broadcast messages will become more functional, with a bunch of new settings for you and your members.

4) Our brand new redesigns are also coming to push Ning to a new era not only functionally, but visually as well:
- redesign is live now and you can check it out on
- and Ning corporate blog will try out new outfits this quarter too.

5) New migration script. Those who would like to migrate from Ning 2.0 to Ning 3.0 to use more benefits would be able to do that easily.

6) System monitoring. 99,9% of uptime monitoring is now done, which gives us the opportunity to keep everything under control, and provide you with better and better service.

7) Hardware renovation plan, that our tech team is currently working on, is going to be ready by the end of Q2.

If you have any ideas on how to improve our service and you are willing to share your thoughts don't hesitate to email us at
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        • Not sure if you are aware Allience but you can already add soundcloud music to your site, for the activity feed you can just add the share link and it will show up. You can also add them into a video page by using the embed code ( it won't accept the link share ) so you could create a new video page instance and call it music or something then members can add soundcloud etc to it. It will still say upload videos etc but with a little custom code magic these could be changed to music.

          I added two instances as an example, 1 in my activity feed and the other just in my video page for now. Although in the video page because of the bug with not getting the thumnbnails for embeds it shows a blank box but in the activity feed it gets the image. Hopefully this bug will be rectified by ning soon.

          Here is a link to my site so you can see:

          Bizz's Place
          Tips for Ning 3.0 sites
          • Thank you, but I did not see the example.

            Bizz's Place
            Tips for Ning 3.0 sites
  • For broadcast messages, please let us see how many are being opened and what they click. Please sooo much.

    • Hi again,

      I'm not sure if it's possible to track such information, but I have created the report to the management anyway.

      When I'll receive the reply I'll inform you here whether this feature will be included in our plans for the future or not.

      Please stay tuned.

      Best wishes,

      Ning Team.

  • Is on Ning. I thought they had moved off?

    No Depression
    No Depression is a semiannual, high-end, ad-free print magazine with a concurrent online publication.
    • You're right Traddie. You mean the site being showcased on the home page slideshow showcase?  

      Can you tell somehow- maybe someone else can tell better than I, but from a glance at 'page source' it looks to me like maybe that site is now being run on Drupal.  Odd to keep using it in a showcase.

      The Ning "Super Star" page is curious.  Some of those people are long gone from here. The links at top of page either don't function or pull up a form to write to Crystal at Glam. Good luck writing to Glam LOL. I think she is but a distant memory. And longtime superstar member Soaring Eagle's link to his dreadlocks site takes us now to his site being run on Jamroom where it seems pretty active. 

      At least the new Ning people finally got the Glam/Mode out of its FB logo though, and out of our site footers- that's a welcome thing!- since Glam Mode is dead as a doornail.  I do keep bumping into dead Glam links and mentions in odd places though.  Dead Glam... great name for a rock group maybe?  lol

      No Depression
      No Depression is a semiannual, high-end, ad-free print magazine with a concurrent online publication.
      • Hi there,

        Thanks for bringing our attention to this.

        We have the person who is working under actualizing of the information on creators and on our other social media channels I'll let her know that the info you have mentioned should be actualized.


        Ning Team.

        No Depression
        No Depression is a semiannual, high-end, ad-free print magazine with a concurrent online publication.
  • Looking forward to it.  Thank you for bringing us up to speed.

    • Ning Status Blog has not been updated since last year, but I have a major problem to report.  As of May 1st, Ning 2.0 (on three of the 4 browsers I have) has been unable to show my site in the the normal resolution.  It shows as a big mess of LEFT justified graphics (with links - no tabs).  If you're on Chrome, I.E. or Firefox you can check it out E-TV  (It may appear normal if you're on Safari)

      I checked another 2.0 site RhettandLinKommunity (I found from a post in here) and they are showing the same problem.  On the May 1st ticket I submitted, I was told that it was my Chrome browser creating the problem and so I followed Alex and Vladimir's suggesting to delete my history and cookies.  This did not help.  In desperation yesterday I installed Safari, which is the only browser I could find that allows me to post my site without dealing with 16 page downs from top to bottom. I reported the problem to Alex again though Ning Support chat on May 4th, who said I would be contacted by email but that has not happened. 

      If you're running 3.0 here's a glimpse of what the normal and current pages look like.


      Normal View Current View

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