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Don't laugh. ;-)  Since most custom coding is probably done with multiple browser windows or tabs open at the same time, I feel this is an important reminder.


If you are taking advantage of your test network (sandbox environment) on your Ning Network - - and you should be; when you are testing new CSS or Custom Code, be sure to always look up in your browser window and make sure you are in fact in the active window for your test site, BEFORE YOU SAVE.

Even with the noticeable warning at the top of our Ning Test sites, when you're working and cycling through the windows, it's very easy to click on SAVE while in the live site window, instead of your test window.

Bottom line: When you edit your CSS or Custom Code, and you are using your test site, before you SAVE - - always, always, always...

  1. Hesitate one second, even if it hurts.
  2. Look up.
  3. Make sure your active window is your test site.
  4. Then, click on SAVE.

Hope this helps someone NOT save their test code, to their live site.

Another Critical Reminder: Always make sure you have copied/pasted all of your code from the Advanced CSS and the Custom Code Box, add to text files, and save as backups.



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  • Thanks
    • NC for Hire
      You are welcome, Lil Ace!
  • good tip and advice,im the 1 with 20 windows going on at the same time
    • NC for Hire

      Me too! This just happened to a Client of mine, and he was in a panic. Fortunately I had his backups. He did too, but was too rattled to find them.


      It is a good reminder for all of us.


      • hello jen i know this off topic,but iwant to tell you thank you for your network,,in the last couple of month members have been joining my network from your network.i have a"how did ytou hear about this network" in a profile question and a few members has posted from jensocial.SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.and for your awesome tips.
        • NC for Hire

          Thanks Solo! This is awesome to hear, and has been one of my primary goals since the beginning of JenSocial. It's really great to hear it's happening the way it should.



    • NC for Hire
    • NC for Hire

      Oh no! Not fun. Just make sure if you change even one character of that code in either box, you paste it all to a text file and save it.



  • NC for Hire
    Now you know, deleted that reply since it was just to answer you. ;-)
  • I'm glad you gave this advice out Jen. I did this the other day in a different note. I thought I had totally messed up my network, was almost to a cussing point, only to find out I was still IN the test network, lol.

    James Larken Smith


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