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How to Create a Group on Ning

Starting a new group on Ning is one of the coolest things you can do in a Ning network. If the network is set up to allow you to create groups, just follow these steps:

1

Log in to your social network.

Your home page appears.

2

Click the Groups tab in the top navigation bar.

The Groups main page appears.

3

Click the Add a Group link at the top-right of the Groups page.

The Add a Group page opens.

4

Enter the required Group Information in the appropriate text boxes.

You need to give your group a Name and Group Address (meaning the group's main URL).

5

Include an image to go along with your new group.

Ning requires that you add an image; try to find an image that relates to the topic of the group.

6

Include any optional information that you want to.

You can input a Description, Website (which means a page outside Ning), and Location (which you use if your group is based in some geographical area).

7

Select the features that you want to add to the group.

You can include Comments, Discussion Forum, Text Box (which lets you include a text box below the group information, allowing you to include more details, images, videos, and so on), and RSS Reader.

8

Select the appropriate Privacy option.

Anyone gives anybody in the network the ability to join the group at will. Moderated Membership makes the group membership a moderated process, giving you more control over who joins.

9

Select Messages if you want members to be able to send messages to the entire group.

This setting gives the group some of the functionality of a mailing list.

10

Click Add Group.

A confirmation message appears.

11

Invite other members to join the group.

If you prefer, you can choose to invite members later by clicking the Skip link.

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