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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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            • 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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            • Shadow I truly didn't mean to be "insulting" and I apologize if you took it that way but it is, what it is.   It's like insisting they operate on Windows 5 'code' when everyone in the world is on Windows 8 or 10.   You're not going to work on a model T when everyone else is running electric cars.  Code is outdated.  That's not going to change.

              It's also not even fair to say 3.0 has been worked on for three years.  You know as well as I do that "these guys" didn't own Ning three, or two years ago but they certainly inherited a huge MESS.  I'm sure we can ask for a purchase 'date' but it's clear that they are committed to repairing and rebuilding; as we've seen over the recent months.  My sites (2.0 and 3.0) are up and running and I've been hanging in there as you have; making fixes as best as I can.  Is it perfect?  No.  Are there glitches?  Yes, but they're going in the right direction (imo)

              Truly wish they had a larger staff though.  More developers.  They're moving slowly...............but 2-3 years ago the prior owners didn't move at all.  They just were looking to flip us for a profit.

              There have been discussions here on your HTTPS issue and it has nothing to do with HTML5.  Thank Google for that.  idk if they've ever fixed the search function but you can look into that and see what shook out.

              Best of luck

  • I just need help having Facebook, Twitter, and Google as a site signup option. Can someone help me? No matter what try it does not work.

    • Hi Gerard,

      On several occasions, I have shared here on creators several instructions how those login options could be implemented on the network. I guess I would stop trying doing so and offer you another solution. For example, I can create the app for you, but they will be connected to my accounts so this solution isn't perfect as you won't be able to manage the apps on your end and it would be necessary to contact me. The other option you have, as it seems that advices on the forum aren't helping, you can contact us via Lifechat (ning.com here at the bottom right corner you will see the button that will open the chat window, or you can open your ning.com account and you will see the same button there). In the Livechat we will be able to provide you with instructions step by step depends on your particular situation and with the help of screenshots and some troubleshooting technics to integrate the login app on your network.

      If you have chosen the first option please let me know.

      Best regards,

      Ning Team.

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