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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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  • Dear Anastasiia,

    Let me just introduce myself. I am here over Ning platform from February, 2007. Just completed 10 years and presently managing three networks over Ning. Ning to be successful, the creators must be successful and the creators to be successful they need the tools. Last time when Ning plan to increase its prices, I plan to close my two networks. You and your team should know why? Its not because my sites are not feasible. Its because I dont have the tool over Ning to make money. I can only put functional ads below header and along side bar that hardly get attention from the users. So, I am unable to make money to bear the cost of Ning plan. If I will have the tools to display ads within blog post, within forum post, within event, just after photos/videos or above photos / videos than surely I can double my earning and that will make my network feasible for me as well as for you.

    One more think, I hate the provision of uploading files by my members within the forum post  (I am not talking about attaching the files, that I can delete) as an creator I cannot delete it and so it unnecessarily consume my server space.

    • Badan there are ways to inserts ads, let's say inside all forum or blog posts, or up next to the header image (for example) but you'll have to ask for the price over at the Hire A Creator group.  I don't think I've ever seen a free version offered in the forums (but I could be wrong)

      • Dear Kos, Yes I know there are ways to put ads in between blog post, forum and others but my point is I want these to be an integral part of the Ning so that when someone develop a social network by using Ning they will have the tools to monetize their website instead of again spending in the form of Hiring a creator.

        Long before I have seen free version of those codes posted here over creators and I am still using one such code for my forum post. You can find it Here in action.

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    • Hi there,

      I'm not sure if it's a good idea to make your network be overweight with the advertisement, while you can use Paid Acess feature for your network and generate the revenue that way, but anyway that sounds like a suggestion so I have sent it to the management. I'll inform via email whether such ability would be added to our platform or not.

      The second paragraph is a little bit unclear if they are not attaching the files to the post how they are adding the files to the post? If you don't mind please provide us with an example.

      Best regards,

      Ning Team.

      • Dear Kyryl,

        Thank you for reading the comment and forwarding it to the management. It is a much needed features for countries like India, Pakistan and others. Yes, I know there is a provision of Paid access and I have tested it long before. Believe me, it does not work in countries like India where your members would like to see more ads than to pay from their own pocket.

        Let me explain the content of the second para, one of my member, posted a new forum post (discussion) and within the discussion (kindly consult problem part of the attachment) he/she have uploaded a copyright protected document. Now as uploading the copyrighted document is prohibited in our website, so as an administrator, I have not approved the forum post and deleted it. Now the problem with Ning is that though I have not approved the forum post rather deleted it the attachment within the forum post still available for others those who have the URL of the attachment and it is counted towards my storage and I dont have the tools to delete it from my sever. As an added problem, when the copyright holder will claim for the document through DMCA of Google, Google will stop indexing my pages. For example: I have uploaded one attachment as part of this comment. As an administrator of the Creator website, if you will decide to delete this comment the attachment will still be available through the web address and it will be counted towards my storage.

        • Hi there,

          Thanks for the explanation. And here is the good news for you, we already have had the suggestion to change the way how the removal of the files works on the platform and the management has made the decision to change the logic. So there is the task already in our plan and when it will be done I'll send you the email.


          Ning Team.

  • The updates are awesome and we Thank You for that!  What I did not see, is if there will be a price increase?  Will we have one more year at our current pricing as you get everything up to date?   

  • Hello! 

    To have all the functions of ning 2 means that they will also include the virtual gifs?

    • Hi there,

      Thanks for the question as I know this feature wasn't really popular so I'm not sure it will be added in the near future, anyway I have posted the suggestion to add virtual gifts on the 3.0 platform as well. 

      When the decision will be made I'll contact you back.


      Ning Team.

  • For whoever it was looking for member search on 3.0, have you tried adding a member map?  I have it on my member pages and trust me; if I can do it - anyone can do it.  They can easily zero in on their area and see who's closest or in a specific area.

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