Add HTML to your broadcast messages!

We’re thrilled to announce that starting Monday, broadcast messages will support HTML and feature a WYSIWYG editor, which makes formatting your text a breeze. This means that as a Network Creator, you can make use of the images, hyperlinks, and the rich text you need to send out a compelling broadcast to your member base.

A few weeks ago, you may have noticed that we snuck in a few updates that laid the groundwork for HTML support. Specifically, we increased the character limit to 10,000 and we gave the broadcast email link its own full page. But with Monday’s release, you’ll now see a WYSIWYG editor that allows you to add rich text and see what it will look like within the page (click on the image for a full-size view):

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To really spice things up, you can click on the “Source” tab and add inline CSS. Check out resources like this one for some CSS tips. And for a full list of supported HTML tags, check out our Help Center article here. If you have any questions, let us know in Ning Creators!

About the Author:

Nick Barr – who has written posts on Ning's Official Blog on Social Networking Sites.


  • Alex (MUL)

    Sweet! I wish there was a way to preview or send out a test message to yourself before broadcasting to all the members.

  • Brian Fløe

    How about the ability to add a RSS feed inside a network broadcast?!!

    It would be cool if I could send out an RSS feed from my forum or blog or even photos, videos to all my members to get them involved with the content.

    Fantastic that you added the “YouTube” feature of following a members content !

  • angelic lightbeings from light

    Wonderful Thank you very much for this information

  • Ryan Fitzgerald

    does this mean we are headed toward system wide “true WYSIWYG” editors? would be great in blogs.

  • Riccardo

    That sounds interesting… but why cannot hte same editor be adopted for Blogs and Foums?

  • Javier Nanni

    That`s awsome! It would be great to have this same feature to edit the welcome e.mail each new member automatically recieves!

  • karis

    didn’t this come out last week thats when i got it

  • DiSaSteR MaSteR

    This sounds wonderful.
    Thanks

  • Jens Mügge

    Really a very good new improvement. A preview would be nice and helpful and what about monitoring how much members stopped receiving a broadcast message? That’s would be helpful too. But thanks for that improvement!

  • Clark

    Great! Don’t see the WYSIWYG editor yet. Would be great to have an option for sending out a test message. Agree that adaption of the editor in the blogs would be terrific.

    Thanks!

  • Xenaholic Productions

    I don’t use the Broadcast Message much but I am excited that this step was taken so that the next phase will hopefully include Blog, Forum, and comment postings. Which my network would take full advantage of.

  • Seemii

    yeh !!!

    and the last thing is SMILEYs , NING needs smileys !!
    and the header shoud be , so small , like facebook, or so like now , every SIZE

  • DonCesarBlogs a.k.a Cholito

    Don’t see the WYSIWYG editor yet

  • WindsTrickz Guild

    Hello is there a maintenance now at ning.com? i cant open my site pls check my link: http://windstrickz.ning.com help me wat to do. Thanks!

  • http://blog-o.ning.com Laura Oppenheimer

    Hi WIndsTrickz Guild,

    I just took a look at your Ning Network — it’s loading fine for me! If you are still seeing issues, I’d suggest trying another browser or possibly another computer and see if that does the trick.

    -Laura

  • Nolin

    The new Broadcast Message page is up, along with a new text box that says it accepts most HTML tags, but there’s no rich text editor toolbar. WTF?

  • http://blog-o.ning.com Laura Oppenheimer

    Hi Nolin,

    This hasn’t been released just yet. Check back tonight!

    -Laura

  • Lustato Tenterrara

    Great, big, big, big…
    Wonderful…
    Is it will now foruns and blogs?

    Loved!

  • Nelson Freytes

    Does it have a name tag so that the name of the member appears inside the message or on the subject line? This little feature is proven to increase email open rates significantly.

    Nelson

  • Virve

    We need smileys!!

  • CathyKat

    how do you add the html to your broadcast im still new at using it compared to others i know some comments you use show up in it some dont ty in advance Cathy from Kats Korner of Friendz

  • http://blog-o.ning.com Laura Oppenheimer

    Hi CathyKat!

    A complete list of the HTML we permit in broadcast messages can be found here:

    http://help.ning.com/cgi-bin/ning.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=3750

    Thanks!

  • sovereignjohn

    This would be a great editor for forum discussions

  • http://amnecia.tk R o b n e y

    Sweet! I wish there was a way to preview or send out a test message to yourself before broadcasting to all the members.