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Migration

Why should I migrate?

 

NING 3.0 boasts a plethora of advantages and quality improvements over the previous version of the platform. These include:

 

  1. Advanced customization
  • You will have more themes and more tools to customize the design of your network. 
  • A newly integrated Landing Page Builder will help you design a professional landing page that could serve as a homepage for your network.

 

  1. Better control over your website and content
  • Customize the structure of any page and add the desired features in a couple of clicks.
  • Create multiple instances of each feature (blogs, forums, videos, etc.).
  • Allow or disallow network members to use specific features based on their member category.
  • Get more flexibility when structuring your network and make it easier for your members to find and access the content they need.

 

  1. Flexible privacy control

Decide who can contribute content to your network and use its specific feature instances.

 

  1. Mobile responsiveness by default

Since most traffic comes from mobile devices nowadays, your website needs to adjust to different screen sizes. Also, mobile responsiveness is one of the major SEO factors that influence your network rankings on search engines.

 

  1. SEO features

Due to frequent changes in SEO regulations, NING 2.0 was lacking SEO functionality for a long time. Meanwhile, NING 3.0 offers SEO tools to help you improve the online visibility of your network.

 

  1. Advanced eCommerce

With NING 3.0, you can monetize content, accept donations, or set up multi-level membership scenarios in which different member categories have different access rights for adding/viewing content.

 

  1. Advanced API

The next-gen API provides users with more flexibility in terms of advanced customization and scalability.

 

  1. Polls

Launching polls and surveys allow you to get feedback from your members on different topics.

 

  1. Greater development potential

Newer versions of the product will be compatible with NING 3.0 networks only, offering even broader possibilities for customization and scalability. 

 

  1. Regular updates

While the development of NING 2.0 has been stopped, NING 3.0 gets constant improvements and updates.

 

 

Talking about updates. Here’s a brief overview of the issues we are currently working on to make NING 3.0 even more user-friendly and versatile:

 

  • Content moderation

While on NING 2.0 there is a dedicated user role that has access to content moderation, the “admin” role on NING 3.0 goes beyond that. Thus, administrators working with the 3.0 platform can also manage website design, structure, and member profiles.

We do realize the importance of the classic content moderator role (without the extra privileges), and that is something we are planning to implement in the nearest future.

 

  • Advanced member search

This feature will allow users to find network members by different criteria. We are currently working on the implementation of this feature, and it will be released soon.

Meanwhile, it is possible to use member categories as a workaround. Thus, each category can represent a specific search criterion, and members can filter the general list by categories.

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  • Does Ning 3 have photos and videos for members to share and rate?
  • My site has a bit over 32,000 members. I don't want to close the site, but might have to if prices rise or forced to move to a new version. The reality is that I lose money on the site each year but enjoy the hobby. I would hate to close it down.

    Ning, please consider the strategy of reasonable prices and more users rather than continue to raise prices and lose customers.
    • 32000 member You can asked for $1 in donation and keep it running.
      • Unfortunately, I am not sure that anyone would pay $1. Even though I pay several hundred dollars for the Ning service each year, I would have to pay even more to have availability to the function of making my site subscription based. It would be nice if Ning would include that in the cost of the service which would allow network administrators to try and earn money to at least cover the expense of the network. For my network, I am not looking to make a profit, but I would like to at least cover the cost that I have to pay to Ning.
        • It’s actually free on 3.0 they just take a fee 3% on each transaction
          • If I am understanding the pricing properly, if I move from Ning 2.0 to Ning 3.0 it will "double" my cost. I can't afford to go from $50 a month to $100. a month. Also, to be honest I don't want to start charging existing members since I have been offering them the service for free. I would be find charging only "new" members, but not sure if the system allows for keeping existing members free and having the rest on a subscription plan. Anyway, I don't want to double my cost without know that I could recover any of that money. Not sure that Ning added enough new features to warrant twice as much cost.
            • DO you have google ads that can earn you a few hundred bucks a month.
  • ning 3.0 is probably the biggest mistake ning has made imo . i ahve been on ning 2.0 for 10yrs ! at the pricing and membership of 3.0 i would expect ning to refocus on an improved 2.0 same prcing same members count . cos sorry when it comes to that time i must switch to ning 3 i am out of ning ! how i wish i could get a way to export my ning 2.0 blogs/forums to wordpress . or does anyone know how to ecport from ning 2.0 seamlessly as jensocial or widgetlabs etc no longer seem to be here anymore ... yes we are ning ancestors lol
  • NC for Hire
    The only think I really miss these days in Ning 3.0 is the "Share This" button which was on 2.0 which quickly allowed admins to share a post with entire network for more engagement....
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