2020 is right ahead, and it’s time to make plans, envision further achievements, and take new challenges. NING is ready to continue what it started back in 2019 - making further improvements to the platform. But first, let’s have a look at the most recent updates that we successfully introduced by the close of the previous year.
New customizable roles
You can now create custom administrative roles to make your network management easier. There are options to assign administrators for individual pages, content items, or features (for example, content moderation or member moderation).
Find more details here.
Higher security for networks with custom domain names
Network security has been significantly improved to prevent threats from possible DDoS attacks on networks that run on custom domain names.
To ensure greater stability and security of your network, please make sure to configure the DNS settings of your domain name as specified in this guide.
Users who purchased their domain name directly from NING do not need to make any changes as their domains are protected by default.
Friends Activity Feed
Previously, your network members could only view the activity of the entire network. However, now they have the opportunity to track the activities of specific members they follow.
To enable this feature, go to Social Site Manager > Site & Pages in your control panel and open the settings of the Activity widget. Then check the "Add friends activity tab" box.
Thanks to the integration with Zapier, you can now set your network to automatically import content from different social networks and services. For example, when you add a post to your Facebook page, Twitter, or Medium, it will also be automatically posted to your blog.
Advanced search by members
Previously, network creators and administrators could add custom fields to member registration forms by using the Profile Questions feature.
Recently, we have also added the option to search for network members based on their answers to the profile questions. You can also decide what profile information will be displayed on profile cards in the list of members.
For more details, please read this guide.
Search by content
A new search bar has been added to network pages so that users can search for specific types of content (e.g., video, blogs, articles, events, groups).
Following comment walls
Users can now follow the updates on comment walls by receiving corresponding notifications. They will also receive notifications about new comments on their Member page.
That’s it for now. But there is much more to come! In the first quarter of 2020, we are planning to focus on boosting page loading speed and overall performance of networks. So stay tuned!
Your feedback regarding the new features is always welcome! Follow this link and tell us what you think!