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Welcome Landing Page Builder

Hello everyone!

Recently we have promised you to make a big announcement related to the new feature release. While it is still in beta, we can not keep silence anymore. The feature we wish to unveil is the result of collaborative work of the whole team. And needless to say that it’s one of the hugest updates we have announced here on creators. It was really hard to keep calm and not to mention anything regarding this new functionality during the communication with you for the last 6 months in order to make this surprise possible.

Long story short, let us introduce you Landing Page Builder (LPB). This is a new drag and drop page builder which gives you the possibility to create a page for your network in the fast and easy way. Builder itself is allowing you to change the web page without looking at some abstract modules and columns, it’s closer to the work of the sculptor, who is able to touch the stone he is working with. The only one difference, the sculptor doesn’t have a user-friendly interface. And of course, how could we leave pro users aside - with the LPB you get the full control over the HTML code, CSS and js code of the network. And by saying “full control”l we mean completely full, plus integrated code checker will be helping you to police typos in an easy and convenient way.

We can talk about the LPB for ages since it’s the milestone in the history of Ning, but it's better to try it out. Just follow these simple instructions to get started:

  1. Go to your network admin panel and select Site & Pages in the sidebar;
  2. Click “Add a landing page” in the main navigation menu;
  3. Enter the landing page title and tab title in the corresponding text fields;
  4. Define the URL for your new landing page;
  5. Click “Save”.

That’s it - your landing page is now created! For more information and recommendations visit our Help Center: click here

Please keep in mind that it’s still beta of the LPB which is showing the direction we are going to move design studio on. That’s why your feedback is extremely important for us, so don’t hesitate to share any ideas here on creators or with any of our support agents.

Hope you would be excited with it like we are.   

Sincerely yours,

The Ning Team.

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  • Im having a problem with attaching a mail chimp form with the templates given from the landing pages.

    Do i have to make a special form in mailchimp?

    how can i get the URL the landing pages need?

    Thank you for some instructions.

    • Hello!

      Here you can check the landing pages you`ve created - http://take.ms/zh70UT the link will be shown in the URL tab of general settings. 

      Unfortunately, it is not possible to connect MailChimp presets to your account yet, this functionality is still being worked on. 

      Best regards,

      The NING Team

      Screenshot "Social Site Builder.png"
  • I have an issue with the mobile version of the landing pages. It seems the 3 lines that let you know there is a navigation menu is white just like the background, making it invisible for people to see. It is white on white crime on the mobile version when you choose the default navigation. Please fix this minor issue.

    • Hello!

      I apologize for the inconveniences, we will be able to fix it. What colour would you like the navigation menu to be?

      Looking forward to your reply!

      Best regards,

      The NING Team

      • And also, please tell us on what landing page you want it to be fixed, you save several of them. 

  • I have just come back from a long time away and trying to catch up on all the new features and 3.0. I have a home page set up and that is where my domain lands. Is that the same as the new landing page? I miss being able to edit my modules by clicking each one or clicking a buttom that said edit. I'm I missing that or is it no long an option?

    • Hi!

      You can still edit your modules, but in order to do that you need to go to the Site&Pages section, switch to the page where you wish to make changes and click on the module - http://take.ms/wlCCh

      A landing page is not the same as your regular home page. LPB offers you a whole different set of tools to create a page, and it is not yet connected to the rest of the site in terms of functionality (like creating blogs, posting photos and so on). You can view it as a separate promo page of your site. 

      The regular homepage is created with the help of the standard 3.0 builder, and basically, any page of your site can be set up as a homepage. 

      Best regards,

      The NING Team

      Screenshot "Social Site Builder.png"
      • Anastasia,

        I've tried everything and have never been able to make module changes in Site Builder. This is what I see:

        Can you advise? 

        Thanks!

        Edie

        Screenshot "Social Site Builder.png"
        • Hi!

          I just checked your website efmtest.ning.com and was not able to reproduce the issue - for me all modules were editable. Could you please specify the browser you are using and its version. Also, does this happen only to the activity module or some other modules too? 

          Looking forward to your reply!

          Best regards,

          The NING Team

          Screenshot "Social Site Builder.png"
  • My question was simple: "GIVE ME JUST ONE!"  I asked for just ONE example of a landing page. I did not ask for somebodies opinion of a landing page. Give us an example - just one - of a landing page in a NING 3.0 community. I have managed a non-profit 2.0 community of 18.000+ members for over 10 years now. Your account management is trying to persuade me to move to a more expensive 3.0 because it offers features such as the LP. So show me! A link to a generic Google search on "Landing Page" is almost an insult.

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