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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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  • This is great thanks - appreciate keeping us up to date and it's great to see improvements especially in system stability as well as feature updates - to recap on your QTR1 plans from Bryce

    As we start a new year, we’re shifting our focus to features, functionality, and customer transparency.  Below is a list of some (but by no means all) of our Ning 3.0, Q1 objectives for 2017:

    • Add Features: Events, Search, Chat, and Paid Access - Events / (basic chat) acheived - we need SEARCH ASAP ITS DISAPPEARED!!!!!!
    • Restart 2.0 to 3.0 migrations - pushed back to Q2 but looks like you're improving the process 
    • Establish a new NC Council to participate in the creation of a new Product Roadmap - great to actually see an updated roadmap 
    • Successful implementation of at least two customer-driven features - I'm guessing video is the obvious one?
    • Weekly status updates here on Creators - it's great to see activity from the Ning team again - it's feels like your actually listening and responding to your customers

    In a nutshell - some good progress being made and as you will see your communication and responsiveness is bringing new life back to the creators site and you're building confidence with your customers but please deliver on your promises and keep listening to feedback 

    You need to create a native search that helps community members find great content that we work so hard to add to our networks.

    I look forward to improved chat - please include video / chatroom options / sending files etc 

    The link above to ning is https:// >>>> HTTPS must be included in the paid access if we are going to be taking payment on our sites - PLEASE include this secure certificate across ALL SITES as it's a real problem now Chrome and other browsers are flagging insecure sites especially with work place firewalls being as tight as they are.

    Keep it up. 

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    • Oh man, I vote for Search as well.  That's HUGE for any network.

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    • This is exactly one of the issues I'm talking about in regards to site security and I'm sure other people experience when they try and access a ning site and use https:// instead - it doesn't give any confidence in the site they are trying to access. 

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  • What About Member Search  better than Ning  2. we will wating so long for this feature on ning 3 .

    • Hi there,

      The search functionality hasn't been included in the Q2 plan, however, I have posted the feedback to our management that you are waiting for this feature and it will be nice adding to the existing platform.

      Also, you have mentioned that the search should be better than on Ning 2.0 platform, could you please specify what exactly have you meant? Probably some vital functionality there has been missing?

      Looking forward to hearing from you.

      Best regards,

      Ning Team.

      • Thanks for Reply Kyryl_Ning_Support  

        Finding members who are nearby and online is a feature that Ning 2 did not have. So, adding this options to Ning 3 would be an important improvement.

        It's been over 10 years since ning 2 has the same member Search  I Think a New member search   Will help our members expand their circle of contacts and at the same time help our communities become more social


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  • Is HTTPS included with the Paid Access update?

    • Hi Matt,

      The Https isn't included in Paid Access as I see. The work under its implementation is going at the same time as we are implementing the new features.

      Best regards,

      Ning Team.

      • Can you clarify this Kyryl - are we going to get SSL Secure Certificates on all Ning networks irrelevant of if we use paid access or not?

        • Hi Mike,

          The SSL certification won't be tied to the Paid Access feature. So there would be no need to have Paid Access in order to have your network certified.  

          Best regards, 

          Ning Team. 

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