As the head of your community, you’re going to get questions from your members. They’ll want to know how your site works, how to change privacy options, how they can find other members, etc. This section of the Help Center is here to serve as a reference point whenever you have questions about your members’ experience.
Welcoming your members
Some of the most successful Ning Networks have set aside a page for members (and potential members) that explains what the community is all about, how people interact on the site, and encourages new members to get involved. These types of Welcome Centers can be as simple or as complicated as you want them to be, but keeping it short and simple is probably the easiest way to start. If you don’t know where to begin, we’ll help you Create a Welcome Center for Your Members.
Admins: Need a helping hand?
Recruiting people to help manage your network is a superb idea. Before you decide how you want to do this, you may want to take a look at how permissions are set up. By default, the sections of your dashboard will only be accessible to you, the Network Creator (e.g., the Custom Code area). When you appoint people to assist you as administrators on the network, they will be granted access to the dashboard in full. This gives them a good amount of power on your network, so you should only appoint people you trust to administrator status.
Members and their privacy options
It’s up to you whether to make your community public or private. Each page you create can be public or private. Members can in turn create public content by adding to public pages, or they can create private content by adding to private pages. No matter which you choose, your members have additional privacy options they can set for their own profile page. This is a great article to have on-hand if any of your members ever have questions about privacy: Member Privacy and Search Engines.
Member profile pages
Your members are given their very own profile page when they join your network. Here, they can add a profile photo and a cover photo to personalize the page. In addition to a cover photo, a member’s profile page will serve as a home to all of the content they create on the network, in easy-to-maneuver tabs. For business-oriented networks as well as artistic communities, this is sure to enable your members to really show themselves.