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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Live now! New features for your Network Leaderboards

It’s been a little over a week since we launched Leaderboards for your Ning Networks. Since then, we’ve been busy working on several new features to make your Network Leaderboards even more powerful. Many of these come straight out of the requests you made on the Ning Creators Network — Thanks for your feedback!

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Junaid Basir
Junaid Basir

Introducing the New Dashboard: Window into Activity, Information and Statistics

With yesterday’s launch of the Ning Mini, Plus, and Pro plans, we rolled out a brand-new experience for Network Creators. You’ll notice it as soon as you sign in. We’ve replaced the old Manage page with a Dashboard, which offers a dynamic snapshot of your Ning Network.

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Bob Ghoorah
Bob Ghoorah

Changes to Ning Terms of Service: It’s Your Network & Your Data

Today, I want to let you know about some changes we’ve made to our Terms of Service and supporting terms to reflect the launch of our new service. A number of these changes have been long requested by Network Creators who desire more control over their members’ online experience. These changes are designed to deliver more freedom and control to Network Creators and to enhance the experience of all users of the Ning platform.

Highlights of the major changes include:

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admin
admin

Now available: Help your members with login issues

The most important action a member can take is signing up or signing in. If a member can’t do that, they won’t be able to do anything on your Ning Network.

It’s natural, then, that you should want to help anyone who has run into problems signing up or signing in. Now, you can do just that.

We’ve added a new contact form to the “Problems Signing In” page, as you see can below or here on Creators. Members who are having trouble signing up or signing in can use this form to contact your Ning Network’s administrators to let them know.

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admin
admin

A new Ning.com

Today, we’re rolling out a new Ning.com design with a new Ning Network discovery feature. Here’s the new Ning homepage:

This new design strives for a clean, simple and elegant design with pops of beautiful images to represent the diverse interests and passions across the Ning Platform. You’ll see these new visual changes across Ning, including the Creators, Developer, the Ning Help Center and here on the Ning Blog. Our new logo will also replace our old logo in the Ningbar you see at the top of your Ning Network. Here’s the new Ning About page:

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admin
admin

Introducing: an upgrade to our text editor

We’ve rolled out an upgrade to one of the heaviest used features on Ning: the text editor. It’s used for all sorts of activity ranging from writing a Blog post to sending a private message, to editing member Profile pages. Previously, each of those tasks would involve using a different text editor for each different type of page. Now, Ning Creators and members will have a clean, consistent user experience when adding content. We’ve been beta testing the new text editor on dozens of Ning Networks, and feedback from our Ning Creators has greatly influenced how this new text editor works.

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Ning Apps to launch in early September

We are excited to announce that Ning Apps will debut in early September!

When you create a Ning Network around a specific interest or passion, you need a diverse feature set that allows you to be creative and customize the experience for your members. For example, if you run a Ning Network around a non-profit organization or a cause you care about, you can take a poll with a new Ning App that allows you to check the pulse of your members to better understand what moves them. Then you can use a direct donation Ning App to drive contributions to your cause within your Ning Network.

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Gregory Mount
Gregory Mount

How to conduct a SEO audit of a website: a checklist for 2018

Before you start a search engine promotion of your website, conduct a thorough internal audit of a website, in order to identify and eliminate the possible errors.

We collected the recommendations of different SEO-specialists and prepared a step-by-step guide for a website technical verification.

Here, you will get only practical tips with the links to the official sources of the search engines. 30 paragraphs, a bit more steps, and the DIY website technical analysis is ready!

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Junaid Basir
Junaid Basir

Edit Member Content [Now Live]

We are happy to announce a new feature that allows you to make corrections and other copy editing changes to member content. This has been a huge ask from many Network Creators; to effectively manage your Ning Network, you need the ability to make copy edits and corrections to content your members create. Making such changes has been a very tedious process in the past. Your only options were to either contact and ask your member to edit the content (potentially a time consuming process) or delete the content (too strict in most cases).

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Athena von Oech
Athena von Oech

Email verification on Ning.com

We’re making a change tonight to the way people sign up and sign in to Ning.com. This change will have no impact on your social network or, if you have premium services, change how or where your members see Ning.

Whether you’re new to Ning.com or you’ve signed in before, you’ll be asked to verify that your email address is yours. This is a simple process of visiting Ning.com and then checking your email inbox and clicking the link in an email from us. We appreciate this is an extra step and have worked to ensure you just need to do this once.

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admin
admin

Add your own Terms of Service [Now live]

Little more than a month ago, we rolled out sweeping changes to your Ning Network’s Terms of Service. As promised, I’m happy to announce that Networks Creators can now customize the terms that apply to your network and your members.

Here’s how it works.

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admin
admin

The new plans: features and improvements of note

We’re very excited with how smoothly our new plans rolled out this week. A number of you have already purchased a plan. Thank you! Given all of the communication we’ve been putting out in the past few weeks to get everyone prepared, we thought we would wrap up the first week with a summary of all of the new features Network Creators who have chosen a new plan have at their fingertips.

I’ve divided the new features and improvements into categories below.

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