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June 19

What's your role? Network Creator (NC) or Admin?

i've set up and highly customized more than quite a few ning sites. I am a NC for Hire with a passion for helping other Ning Creators set up their networks for optimal community engagement.

Tell us a bit about your network (example: Creators is a community of Ning Network Creators who gather together to collaborate, troubleshoot, and share tips and tricks)

Ning Help

Happy to help with small stuff and will work with your budget on larger tasks...

Since 2007, I’ve freelanced as an independent Ning Network Specialist who can assist with all aspects of Network Design, Community Strategy, HTML/CSS, Social Media Consulting, Network Setup, Migration of Ning 2.0 to 3.0, branding, logo design, social media integration, domain mapping, online event planning, search engine optimization and context marketing.

Setting Up Ning Network for Community Engagement

Customization of Ning Network Style and Layout

CSS, Javascript, Jquery, HTML

Integration of other Major Social Platforms

Importing Other Social Profiles into Ning Pages

Branding and Graphic Design

Custom Solutions for Community Strategy

Customization of Ning Network Style and Layout

If you are in need of help setting up your network for primetime, please send me a message here:

⇨ Ning Help

This archive has gone completely stale so I figured I'd move my tips to a spreadsheet for everyone to access. As you'll see there are over 110 useful tips and tricks..

⇝ Ning Tips and Tricks

Ning Community Help

⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to ⚡JFarrow⌁'s discussion
Members Not Receiving Emails
"will do...just curious if anyone else is experiencing this"
May 15
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to ⚡JFarrow⌁'s discussion
Trick: Perfect Combination for Bringing Your Community Into a Facebook Page
"you're welcome... i use it everyday!"
May 15
⚡JFarrow⌁ posted a discussion
Are members supposed to receive an email when they have been promoted to Admin of a group?   If not, why?  Shouldn't a member get notified when they have been promoted? I've asked a few members and they do not recieve a digest or any notification wh…
May 15
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to David Deubelbeiss's discussion
Files download with a designation (.pdf / .pptx / .doc )
"try this:
add this to your design studio CSS
a:before{ margin: 0 10px 0 5px;}
a[href$=".docx"]:before { content:url(;}
a[href$=".pttx"]:before { content:url(…"
May 13
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Marly's discussion
Profile Page Bug
"seems like i did run into this bug over the weekend.... also all of a sudden, member search seems broken"
May 12
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to David Deubelbeiss's discussion
Files download with a designation (.pdf / .pptx / .doc )
"this tip may help..
search through my discussions.. your answer is inside one of my old tips"
May 8
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to ⚡JFarrow⌁'s discussion
2 Secret Things I learned today about Ning Communities
"awesome... that does the trick!"
May 7
⚡JFarrow⌁ posted a discussion
After over 13 years and experience with all versions of Ning, i too become often reminded that are more things to learn about this platform.  Here are 2 things I learned just today while building out my community's annual event, International Survey…
May 6
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to mark burnett's discussion
i want to create a rss feed from the activity
"no problem...."
May 6
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to mark burnett's discussion
i want to create a rss feed from the activity
"here is the link to your latest activity
which of course is controlled by the features you have set to public
May 5
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to mark burnett's discussion
i want to create a rss feed from the activity
"what is your community URL and I'll get it for you..."
May 4
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Paul Corona's discussion
Friday's Problem- Boxes ?
"I'll take a look at it for you if you want to provide your community URL"
May 4
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to ⚡JFarrow⌁'s discussion
Trick N3.0: How to Change the Color of Your Green Ning Bar with CSS
"my pleasure... let me know if you need more help on anything..."
May 4
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to ⚡JFarrow⌁'s discussion
Trick N3.0: How to Change the Color of Your Green Ning Bar with CSS
"awesome... thanks Bizz!"
May 4
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Hugh's discussion
Ning Say Wrong Font Means Forum Posts Rejected
"Having the same exact problem.."
May 2
⚡JFarrow⌁ posted a discussion
I'm just curious if anyone else out there migrated from 2.0 to 3.0 and are now missing search results pages.   Specifically, are you ever getting more than one search results page?As you can see from my 2.0 when i search for a specific term I get th…
May 2

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  • Hi JFarrow,

    I have a 2.0 that I had a java developed years ago for to make it responsive. The only problem is that we're image intensive, and nested replies start hiding part and then all of the images therein. Here's a discussion with a few examples::

    Sometimes 90% of the image is hidden.

    We have to stay with nested comments and replies. Can the code be changed so that doesn't happen?

    I'm moving to 3.0 but want to keep the current site, at least until 3.0 is about as fast as my 2.0.



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  • Edie is fine. I have noticed your name for years and didn't realize what a treasure you are. Thank you so much for the friend request too. I am going to be exploring your projects now and really excited. Keep spreading positivity and knowledge :)

  •  What a fantastic cover image! Whew!!! 

  • Hi thanks for the addition. You're giving me hope here. Great. I will call you this evening, so it's not the middle of the night for you. :-) 

  • Thanks for the add, Looking forward to working together!

  • Thank you for the friend's request, I'm looking forward to sharing with you here on the site :)

  • Have you had a chance to root for that method to list Groups?  Not bugging you about it, but one of our co-admins passed away and trying to easily list the groups he had created....

  • Kos suggested I ask you: Is there a way to get a list of the groups we have established on our site?  We have more than 250 groups and I want to put together a list of groups to help members find what may be interesting to them without having to step through page after page of groups.

  • Hi, JFarrow, first it's funny we are both Floridians! :)

    second, sorry to bother you but I heard good things about you and frankly I don't know what else to do and I would appreciate your input on my post. I'm so lost, if and when you have time could you possibly give some advice on what I might do or might have done that I should change? thanks in advance.

  • I feel like giving a gift, because I care today and every day I am there to you and to all, I am happy knowing you are a good friend to have and for me it is good to be loved. You matter :)
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