We held our Ning Everywhere launch event on Tuesday night in San Francisco, and we’d like to take a moment to extend our deepest thanks to the companies, artists and Network Creators that helped us successfully kick things off. They include:
Built on the Ning API, Ning Publisher for WordPress allows WordPress blog posts to be automatically published into your Ning Pro Network’s blog section. This allows you to mirror content from your public WordPress blog inside your Ning Network, so your members can add comments without needing to visit a separate website. You can see this in action on the Brooklyn Art Project network.
We’re pleased to announce a new Ning Extensions integration with Skimlinks. Visit our Ning Everywhere page to enable the functionality on your Ning Plus or Ning Pro network.
Skimlinks helps you earn money from your community’s content effortlessly and transparently by converting your normal links into affiliate links, and turning product references in your content into relevant, geo-targeted shopping links with SkimWords.
Today, we’re pleased to announce the official launch of the Ning API. API is an abbreviation for Application Programming Interface; it’s a system that allows trusted mobile or desktop applications and third-party services to interact with your Ning Pro Network. This means your members can see network activity, update their status, and post photos and blog posts on the go.
Today, we’re excited to launch our new Test Network feature, which provides a sandbox environment for Ning Plus and Pro members to try out changes before making them live on their network.
In the past, Network Creators would often create separate networks to try out new themes, test out Ning Apps, or see how a particular piece of code would work before making it live. With the launch of this feature, NCs with Ning Plus and Ning Pro networks can now conveniently create a test network with the same settings as their live Ning Network.
Today, we’re launching a very exciting new feature that I know a
lot of Network Creators are going to be thrilled with: a File
Manager. This will enable you to both manage files on your Ning
Network and customize your members’ experience. Available for Ning
Pro accounts, it will allow you to — among other things — create an
impressive “splash” page your members will see before visiting your
I wanted to spend a few minutes today letting you know how you can get started with the File Manager, as well as give you some examples of how you might want to use this new feature. If you’re a Pro user, you’ll find the File Manager on your My Network page. Simply select Content and choose the File Manager from your left-hand navigation area.