Today we're excited to announce some updates to your Ning 3.0 networks that will provide more flexibility for scripting and site structure. Here are some details:
Add Members to Pages
You can now add blocks of members to pages. Choose between small or large avatars and the types of members to show. You can choose to show Recently Joined members, Featured Members, Administrators, or members from a specific Member Category. You can have multiple member modules on a page, so it's now easy to, for example, show who your Network Administrators are in addition to showing a set of recently joined or featured members.
Filter Page Permissions by Member Category
Now under "Who can contribute" and "Who can view" settings for individual pages, you can select an individual Member Category. This will provide a lot of flexibility to restrict access to parts of your site to groups of members. Now you can, for example, have a member category for your blogging team and restrict the ability to add new blog posts to them.
Add code to the <head>
We also fixed some bugs in this release related to changes to links in the editor not sticking correctly.