We’re getting closer to the launch of our new pricing plans on July 20th, and I’d like to take a few minutes to provide Network Creators with several additional details about the transition process for those of you who are interested in purchasing the Ning Mini plan.
Update: This release is live as of Tuesday, November 24.
In the coming days, we’ll be strengthening the Ning Virtual Gifts feature with a series of improvements that give you as a Network Creator even more control over how you customize the Gift Store around the context of your Ning Network. This update follows on the heels of our previous update to Ning Virtual Gifts, which you can read about here.
Update: Status is now live on your Ning Network.
With the Status feature and Ning Apps arriving soon, we’re excited about what’s in store for your Ning Network. In this post, we share some new screenshots of the Status feature and provide some more information about managing Status as a Network Creator. And further down, we talk about how Ning Apps will display alongside the My Apps your members have already added. Here’s the scoop:
We’re less than a week away from offering our three new plans. July 20th. That’s next Tuesday. We’ve been tying up loose ends and preparing for what promises to be a very busy first week of the “new” Ning.
To help everyone get prepared, we’ve been blanketing the Creators Network with information about the plans and answering as many questions as possible. We want everyone to feel like they have plenty of time and all the information they need to make the best decision for their members.
We’re excited to announce that Ning Virtual Gifts, which we first talked about here, is just around the corner. Whether it’s a special occasion or just a random act of kindness, these virtual gifts will give your members another way to meet and develop relationships with each other.
For Ning Creators and members alike, adding content is an essential part of any Ning Network. When it comes to adding text, the text editor members rely on should be as easy to use as possible. Starting tomorrow, adding and editing text on Ning will become even easier.
November 8th Update: Along with the new features detailed below, in this release we’re also upping the character limits on your broadcast messages to 10,000 characters and private messages to 4,000 characters.
November 9th Update: We’ve also snuck in another improvement to the content you can follow on a Ning Network. When you view someone’s blog posts, videos, photos, or discussions, you’ll see a follow link which gives you a way to receive an email whenever that member adds another blog post, video photo or discussion.
We’re excited to announce a few new updates coming this week to your Ning Network:
1. We’re updating the design of the Members and Friends pages so
that more people show up even faster.
2. We’re retiring the Invite All Friends feature where your members could invite their friends across Ning Networks.
Here are the details:
Update: This release is live as of 11/16. Thanks!
One of the more interesting challenges of growing a social platform with a base of passionate Network Creators is how to communicate the less visible success factors that make a Ning Network a hit. In the case of performance, the data is black and white: if your Ning Network is light and fast, you will grow. If it loads slowly, it won’t.
Next week On
June 25th, we’re updating your social network’s Chat and Latest
Activity features. Chat will now have multiple display options: you
can give it its own tab, and choose whether to place it on the Main
Page or keep it as a bar at the bottom of your social network on
Happy Monday! We’ve got a nice little mini-release going out tonight that we’re pretty fired up about, but we also wanted to give you an early look today at a few substantial changes we’re making to the Ningbar on your social network. The current target for these changes is Sep. 18 now Friday, Sep. 26 at 6 p.m. Pacific.