Do your Facebook and Twitter sharing buttons need some company? Now, add Google’s “+1” share buttons to every piece of content on your Ning Network, with a single click. Google’s +1 buttons “let people who love your content recommend it on Google search,” and share it on your stream with the new Google+ network. Just as with Network Like and Facebook Like, you can add a Google +1 button to:
Earlier this month, we announced the ability to customize the URL of a Page on your Ning Network. Later today, we’re bringing that same functionality to other types of content, like photos and discussions.
As before, URLs will be automatically based on the title you give to the content you’ve added. But now, Network Creators and administrators will be able to customize the URL to display the text of their choice.
[Note: This release is now live.]
Groups are about to get a whole lot better.
Later next week, we’ll be rolling out a slew of improvements to the Groups feature, one of the most popular features on the Ning platform. We’re doing this based directly on feedback from Creators.
First, groups creators and administrators will be able to add static pages to a group. Added pages will be featured prominently on the group’s home page, which will make it easier to share knowledge or information with group members (or potential members).
Starting today, administrators will have another great tool to add to their community management belt: Deleting a member.
For years, administrators and Network Creators have been able to suspend unwanted members. This allowed them to prevent these people from accessing the network (unless the suspension was lifted) and, more recently, to even keep their content around after suspending a member.