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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 site design and development

Ning Community Design

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
TIP: How to Start a Community Donating Pool Using Paypal
"you're welcome bud.."
⚡JFarrow⌁ commented on Gerald "Gerry" E Emery's blog post Re: Some of the disparaging comments I've seen about Ning need to be addressed
"I've been with Ning since March of 2007 and I don't plan to ever leave... especially if they keep up the current rate of progress.."
Jan 13
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Holly Dilatush's discussion
Achievement badges: sharing ideas for best use on our sites
"Will we eventually be able to upload our own badge images?"
Jan 12
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to ⚡JFarrow⌁'s discussion
Tip 3.0: Simple Social Bar (HTML+CSS)
"Looks great on my Community!"
Dec 20, 2017
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion
Trick 3.0: Link to comment
"Looks interesting.."
Dec 14, 2017
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Matthew Barclay's discussion
Exporting csv file from a specific group
"You could send a message to the entire group through the group itself and just send them a link...or screenshot the survey and turn the screenshot into an image inside your message linking to the survey...let me know if this works...i always have ot…"
Dec 14, 2017
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to George H. Compton IV's discussion
Shockmachine 2x Portable 6th Anniversary Edition
"Nice tip G!  Happy Holidays!  You wouldn't happen to know where to find a good Dominoes game would ya?  Looking for standard Muggins Dominoes"
Dec 14, 2017
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Bizz ( John )'s discussion
How to change your drop down menu in videos and events into a nice toolbar
"Wow... nice tip Bizz!  Good to see you back in action!"
Dec 2, 2017
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Suzie Nielsen's discussion
Icon/graphic/photo? in place of Category title?
"Yes you can easily customize the forum categories inside the dashboard (signed in as creator) just create your HTML for each category and plug it inside the dashboard page where you chose the forum categories
I have customized mine here but you'll n…"
Dec 2, 2017
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion
Overview of Q3 and Ning Q4 2017 plan.
"All I want for Christmas is to be able to migrate my 2.0 to my 3.0 sandbox. 
 Is there some sort of break that Ning could extend to those of us who have been waiting since 2013 to migrate our community for coordinating with our members to self migra…"
Nov 22, 2017
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to ⚡JFarrow⌁'s discussion
TIP/Trick: Get Tabby with your FB Page
"Still kickin!"
Nov 17, 2017
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Brandyn Shepherd's discussion
Business Directory
"This tip may help you as well.. "
Nov 17, 2017
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Brandyn Shepherd's discussion
Business Directory
"great idea Bizz.."
Nov 17, 2017
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion
Creators, we need your opinion regarding one idea
"Yes I would"
Nov 10, 2017
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to ⚡JFarrow⌁'s discussion
TIP/Trick/Hack 2.0: Injecting CSS into Mobile Version & Fixing Mobile Groups Style
"you're very welcome.. glad you found it useful.."
Nov 10, 2017
⚡JFarrow⌁ replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion
Overview of Q3 and Ning Q4 2017 plan.
"Big Request:   Could we get functionality to export member profile photo inside out exported member data?    Would also be interested in a way to only export certain answers to profile questions... Thanks...been meaning to add this.."
Nov 10, 2017


"Tips and Tricks" guru
Dec 8, 2017
"MRS" release witness

Always around to help :-)

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  • 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 :)
  • Thank you for still being my friend here and for being a great person to have around, I appreciate and welcome you for all you are and so much more. Happy latest holiday, I'll keep you in my thoughts.
  • Happy thanks giving to you my friend. I hope all is well. I am thinking of you. Blessings, Elshara.
  • Hello,

    My name is Stu Carroll and I am the social media coordinator for a veteran’s charity foundation.  We would like a redesign of our Ning site and we are looking for a Ning creator to undertake that project.

    We have three major requirements.

    1. Streamline the website. It is currently busy and we would like to simplify the interface. We want to make it easy to view profiled members, highlighted achievements, links, and new blog posts entries.
    2. We need a new landing page. Currently, potential members reach the login and are turned off. We need something that teases what’s inside, protects the identities of current members, and offers an easy way to sign in or sign up.
    3. I need someone to set up Google Analytics so we can track usage. I am unable to complete the setup process and I am stumped as to why.

    We need an estimate in both time and cost.


    Stu Carroll

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    Blessings Always Helen

  • Thank you for connecting. I might be calling on you for some help once I get moving on this upgrade. 

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