Current status of the Ning Platform is always available on the Ning Status Blog.

FORUM

NC for Hire

You can make a really nice member directory from your exported Members Data, but it requires quite a few steps. Mostly because(If you've worked with that CSV or spreadsheet data you know that) the member profile avatars are not provided in the member export.  So you must get these by building a scraper with a tool like import.io.

The Short Version

The first steps are similar to those when making a member map, as shown  in my previous Member Map Making tips.  Export your member data and pull it into Google Spreadsheets.  Then run scraper to get profile photos. Add them to the sheet in a new column, Apply a cards layout from Awesome Table to the sheet along with some custom CSS.  Then you embed it whereever you like.  Filters are customizable too.

Member directories can come in many shapes and sizes. You or I can make this anyway you like.  Is something like this of any interest to you guys?  If so, I could either offer it as a service or explain the long version.  

You need to be a member of Ning Creators Social Network to add comments!

Join Ning Creators Social Network

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • This looks very interesting to me...

    • NC for Hire

      thanks Martin... its medium difficulty to set up and super simple to update..

      • contact me please, I could be interested in asking you to help on this!

  • This looks intriguing to me as well!

  • This is pretty cool, I'd love to try to do it because it will give us the chance to learn something cool both for scraper, Awesome, etc.. Are you planning to make a tutorial for it?

    • NC for Hire

      Thanks Giovanni!

      I may have to break it down into a couple of separate tutorials, but I will try to put that together after the 25th...for sure..

  • Hi! Awesome! Just a question. To do this, the Spreadsheets should be shared to view (for everyone), isn't? Then, is this not a security problem (if the doc has personal data from our community on Ning)? :)))) Very thx!!! 

    • NC for Hire

      The first thing I always do is make a copy of the sheet and delete the emails column.  Then yes, you will need to set it to share with everyone..

      • But. If someone looks the source code (html) and search for the specific line of the awesome-table, he/she finds the code of the "view". With this code she/he can even edit (not just view) the awesome-table. I don't found any feature to only allow to view de awesome table (not edit). Of course, my spreedsheet has only de name and de profile link and some minor fields. But I don't like to have this doc to share with anyone (to view), because it's easy to find its path with the code of the awesome table.

        Does not exist any way to allow the view of the awesome table, but disallow the view of the data?

        THX!!

        • NC for Hire

          sounds to me like you need to check the sharing permissions on the sheet itself...if I am reading you correctly..

           

This reply was deleted.

Announcements

 

Some interesting articles related to community management, digital marketing etc. could be found in our digest. Don't hesitate to leave a feedback so we would know that we should continue :-)

Latest Activity

Ana Massien replied to Ana Massien's discussion
Some recent suggestions for ning 3.0
"Just trying to be helpful ;)"
9 hours ago
Ana Massien liked Anna_Ning_Support's profile
10 hours ago
Ana Massien replied to Ana Massien's discussion
Modules suggestions for 3.0
"Sure. Another thing was RSS I saw this yesterday, perhaps there could be more feeds added to the ne…"
10 hours ago
Thijs Meulendijks, Tia Nasserri, SUsan Robot and 17 more joined Ning Creators Social Network
15 hours ago
Jelena replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion
SSL certificate feature release
" hello how can use the SSL?"
Monday
Anna_Ning_Support replied to Suzie Nielsen's discussion
Ning 2 having problems loading
"Hello,
We do apologize for all the inconveniences you faced with.
Unfortunately, this is the result…"
Sunday
Garfield Archivist replied to ⚡JFarrow⌁'s discussion
New App for Getting Help with Your Ning Community
"As the kids used to say. That is "Sick!" Thanks so much for sharing. Gotta check this out.
 "
Jun 19
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to ⚡JFarrow⌁'s discussion
New App for Getting Help with Your Ning Community
"Just added some upgrades to the app such as on demand video support chat and ability to comment on…"
Jun 19
Delhi Escorts updated their profile
Jun 18
Suzie Nielsen replied to Suzie Nielsen's discussion
Ning 2 having problems loading
"KOS, Thanks!  You are so nice!"
Jun 14
Bizz replied to Suzie Nielsen's discussion
Ning 2 having problems loading
"This happened once before on 3 some time back, it was something Ning had to sort out"
Jun 14
Suzie Nielsen replied to Suzie Nielsen's discussion
Ning 2 having problems loading
"Bizz, Thanks... but is this what you see? This is not my layout---this is a link  to screenshot   s…"
Jun 14
More…

Meanwhile, you can check our social media channels