Since our February update to the Latest Activity feature, we’ve received some great feedback. Based on your feedback and the data we’ve been watching, we’re making a set of changes to the Latest Activity feature in June.
In addition to tweaking text and adding a few links, the big change is adding back member photos – and links to people’s profile pages – in the Latest Activity feature.
We’re excited to announce that tonight’s release — which brings new pages, welcome boxes and themes — is now live on your social network.
You can preview the new themes in the slideshow above or, of course, right on your social network’s redesigned Appearance page, accessible via the Manage tab.
Early next week, we’ll be releasing three new tools you can use to help ensure that only legitimate members join your Ning Network. These opt-in features will help protect your Ning Network from spammers and bots, allow you to spend less time approving members and ensure that you have more time to engage your members. Soon, you’ll be able to utilize:
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!
On Tuesday, September 2nd (or slightly thereafter depending on testing and QA), we’ll be releasing a new Tab Manager for your network.
The Tab Manager will enable you to modify the majority of your network’s navigation. You’ll be able to add top-level tabs, sub-tabs, and new pages to your social network from a simple drag-and-drop interface.
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:
Update 12/08, 2 p.m., Pacific: This release is now live, and Network Creators are discussing it on the Creators Ning Network.
We’re excited to announce some improvements in our upcoming release, slated for next week. Here’s what’s in it:
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.
Update: This release is now live on your Ning Network.
Two new features we’re announcing today will help bring new members to your Ning Network, encourage them to stick around and make it easy to add content to both your Ning Network (and Twitter) from anywhere. Starting tomorrow, members will:
As promised, here’s the plan for a completely redesigned chat feature for your social network on Ning.
It’s taking us a bit longer to get it out the door because we’re rolling it out as a part of new photo, video and music flash players for your social network. All of these will come out in a release currently scheduled for February 26th and we’ll have more information on the new players shortly. But first, the new chat feature!