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Once upon a time I showed you how to implement members only downloads of attachments to posts on your Ning Network.  And today I noticed that the areas under posts for attachments might now be as attractive as they should be. In fact, maybe the default word attachments isn't quite what it should be- ie it should be Downloads. So i figured out a hack/language editor tweak that fixes the attachments area inside forums and blogs for both the member facing DOWNLOADS and inside the post editor.

Search for and Replace 'Attachments:' in the Language Editor with the following:

<p><img style="width: 200px; height: 50px;" title="Downloads from this post" src="" alt="Download Survey Documents" /></p>

Proof of Concept:

Search for and Replace 'Attach Files:' in the Language Editor with the following:

<p><img style="width: 200px; height: 50px;" title="Attach Files to this Post" src="" alt="Attach Files to this Post" /></p>


Proof of Concept:



Related Language Editor Related Posts from the Past:

Create a More Exciting "Featured" Email With Language Editor

Change the Out-going Twitter Text for Shared Items

Important Twitter Tip for Outgoing Tweets

How-to Hack The Welcome Email Part 1

How-to Hack The Welcome Email Part 2

How-to Hack The Welcome Email Part 3



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  • That's good idea and usability TIP, JFarrow :D

    good job!!

  • Brilliant! Thanks for sharing. We have comet chat enabled for which allows instant file transfers to be sent and received privately however a main downloads section more native to Ning is fantastic.

  • This is FANTASTIC TIP. Thank you JFarrow. for sharing it.. I add this to my site. i cant see the effect :(

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    • Jajajaj you Funny Riccardo. That's true.
    • NC for Hire

      thanks Riccardo.  Very true...building a ning network is not like building a website.  it is constantly in a state of flux.  i find that i stay enthusiastic about building mine when sharing what i know and helping others with theirs..

  • NC for Hire
    Lovely tip JFarrow
  • NC for Hire

    You've got skills, Mr Farrow.

    Another reason why the language editor is one of the most powerful tools ever.

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