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Overview of Q3 and Ning Q4 2017 plan.

Better late than never - here is the product plan Q3 overview and Plans for Q4.
As you might have noticed, all the promised features have been released. We did our best to keep the deadlines and fit your expectations.
So here are Q3 updates:

1. Paid Access is finally live. It is even more than just old Paid Access, it is a great e-commerce platform with Stripe and PayPal integration. For now it is only available for beta-group, so if you forgot to ask for beta access, don’t miss your chance till Nov 3d.
2. Audio feature is live. Now you can easily create playlists, audio lessons, add audio tracks, podcasts, and any mp3 files. The feature has got a completely new design, which we think looks awesome.
3. Polls. Completely new feature for Ning, only available for Ning 3.0. Using Polls all Ning NCs can easily get up to date feedback from Network members.
4. The Design Studio got a few new templates, a bunch of new fonts and backgrounds to make it more user-friendly and provide flexibility of options you have in order to make your network modern and unique even without coding skills.
5. SSL certification had been implemented for all ning domain names.

Keeping in mind that we are living in the era of mobile devices all new features have been developed in a way so they would look great on mobile devices.

You could not miss how the Creators network changed, which is completely Kyryl’s merit, as is the new guide for Facebook integration.

And now as for the next steps, we are going to make:

1. Member ranking system
2. E-commerce platform wider development (donations, network membership, groups)
3. MailChimp Integration
4. SSL for custom domains, completely automated process.
5. Push notifications

Besides, there are lots of other improvements on the way, more related to back end, like the rework of the activity feed architecture and migration script (these are just the biggest ones so we simply can't help but highlight them).

As always we are happy to receive feedback from you, so feel free to drop us a line.

Sincerely yours,
Ning Team.

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                    • Yes!  I could use that script, as I'm sure many others will as well.  Please please please.  lol

                      It is 'funky' though, that the old discussions still reflect; especially if you have a LARGE network that uses chat a lot.  Having them still show up would be a nightmare!

                    • Hi there!

                      Thanks for your reply, unfortunately, I haven't been able to reproduce the issue with unread messages on my end, but I hope the QA department would be, so I have created the report to them. I hope they will be able to reproduce it. 

                      The list actually isn't random, when you checking how is online you can see all the members who are taking the part in the discussion, the Main group should show the full list of members of your network, for example. Anyway as far as I have understood it's not convenient for you and your users so there are already several suggestions added how this functionality could be changed based on your feedback and the feedback from other creators.

                      At the moment I have one idea :-) If you wish I can create a script that would be removing offline members from the list, of members in the conversation.

                      If you need the script that would be showing this list of online members in more convenient place just let me know where you wish to put it, but don't worry I won't remove any suggestions, I'm sure that the platform should be convenient to use from the start and without any additional coding needed.

                      Best regards,

                      Ning Team.

                • It's strange how old visitors (and their old comments on their discussions) continue to appear; I'll agree with you on that.  It's as if the Developer pushed it off his desk saying "good enough" and never finished it.   Luckily my guys don't seem to care.  Best of luck

            • Hi there!

              The work on the architecture of activity feed still lasts, however, you may see some progress already.

              Regarding the old chat, unfortunately, it has been deprioritized, if teh tech team will be able to finish all promised features earlier they will continue working on the old chat option for 3.0.

              I'm sorry that I have been the bearer of bad news :-(

              Best regards,

              Ning Team.

              • That's okay Kyryl, better to be honest :) I might save up and buy the Cometchat app next year as this present chat makes no sense to me. Good to hear re Latest Activity feed.

        • Yep the ability to backup/archive our own content is a big thing.  The 2.0 archive tool is now glitchy, but a 3.0 tool that works properly could be developed. 

          Especially after Mode went out of business and dissolved without even a few days notice, having our own site content backups would give peace of mind.  IMHO, 2.0 archive tool was a good thing and should be created for 3.0.

    • Sorry ning 2.0 is the best platform you ever made, Quit trying to make things so easy for people to use a cell phone while driving ,
      This is a bigger problem then drinking and driving now to day .Quit trying to fix things that are not broken ,every time you do it just makes
      Other things Quit working properly, and then we have to send in tickets to let you know what all you messed up by fixing things that are not broken. !!!!!!! My site has been open sense 2009 and to this day all your updates still does not work better then the 2.0 platform !!!!!!

      • Hi there!

        Kos is right, the time isn't standing still and 2.0 platform has been developed long time ago, one day it would become so outdated so it will be possible to run it only on ancient devices and soft that is normal process of any product, sometimes it's time to stop updating and start developing something new, and it's better to start before the product would become completely unusable.

        We do understand that there are issues on 3.0, however, we are doing our best to fix them and improve the service to make it competitive in the reality of the current market.

        Best regards,

        Ning Team.

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        • The coding in 2.0 is outdated and 3.0 was built on brand new programming (knowing 2.0 was going to die).  2.0 will continue to deteriorate as times goes on.  HTML5 is where it's at.  That's computer life kids.

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