WordPress Integration

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A number of our Network Creators use WordPress to power their blogs, and a long-requested feature has been the ability to integrate the WordPress commenting system with a social network on Ning. The wait is over!

We’re proud to announce a new WordPress plugin for your social network. After setting it up, your members will be able to use their email address and password from your social network to sign in and comment on your WordPress blog. With this approach, their blog comments will link back to their individual social network profile pages. Totally integrated. And, yes, totally cool.

[Update: Check out the tutorial here.]

Specific instructions for using this new WordPress plugin from Ning after the jump…

Once you’ve downloaded the file and expanded it, copy the entire “ning-id-sso” folder into your WordPress plugins directory. It’ll look something like this:

WordPress installation root/wp-content/plugins

Once the folder is in place, log into your WordPress administration panel, select the “Plugins” tab and click the “Activate” link for the “Ning ID SSO” plugin:


Almost done. To configure the plugin, it needs a few pieces of information. Click the “Options” tab in the WordPress administration panel, then select the “Ning ID SSO Options” link:


Simply fill out the information in the top three fields. If you have the “Use Your Own Domain” premium service, you can enter your custom URL in the top field:

In the “Presentation” section below the three required fields, you have the option to change the labels on the “Email Address” and “Password” form fields (that your members see when commenting on your WordPress blog entries) to anything you’d like.

That’s it! Your members can now comment on your blog entries using the email address associated with their Ning ID.

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24 thoughts on “WordPress Integration

  1. Sticky

    I get the following error
    “Missing Email address or password! Please tell us your email and password. If you’re not registered, sign up for an account.”

    When I try to leave a comment

  2. KicksOnFire.com

    I get the same error:

    “Missing Email address or password! Please tell us your email and password. If you’re not registered, sign up for an account.”

  3. Hamo Geek Girl

    Hi there… does this plugin work with WordPress Mu?

    I’ve tried to install but get this error message:

    There seems to be an issue with your Network Creator email or password. Please enter them and save again.

    … thanks!

  4. Hamo Geek Girl

    Actually, I’ve just installed 0.7.3 and the error message now reads:

    Domain name that you specified is not a valid ning network domain.

  5. Michael Paolucci

    I install this with WordPress 2.7

    The ning creator id and password is missing.

    Should I just go back to wordpress 2.6?


  6. Emily

    Hi, when I try to install the plugin to my wordpress site, i get the following error, “there is no valid header in this plugin”. Is anyone else having this problem? I was using version 2.6, then I switched to 2.7. Neither worked.

  7. TH

    I am having the same problem as Emily.

    I am using wordpress version 2.8.4 and when I tried to install the plug in
    “there is no valid header in this plugin” shows up.

  8. Sylvia Hubbard

    I’m getting the same problem as TH and Emily. When I installed in wordpress version 2.8.4 i get “there is no valid header in this plugin”


    I really want this to work!!!

  9. Tox Ogunwale

    I am also having same issue “there is no valid header in this plugin”

    hope to have this resolved sometime soon for wp 2.8

    Nick what version of wp/ning plugin install are you testing with @ ur end?

    many thank in avdance

  10. Matthew Lord

    I would also like to know if this plug-in is working with the most recent version of WP 2.9. This sounds like a fantastic plug-in and I would love to integrate WP and Ning.

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  12. David Young
      I have heard of Ning ..i signed up along time ago… also now have a wordpress blog so maybe ill go back and start using their social network to see what I.M/Businesses are talking about..a
      Cheers Thanks Heaps.. David Young

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