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How to Add New Posts to Your Ning Blog

Your Ning account comes with a blog — so get to blogging! You can easily add new posts to your Ning blog: [more…]

How to Manage and Edit Your Ning Blog Posts

Inspired bloggers are bound to write lots of blog posts. If you want to manage your Ning blog posts, and even edit their content, Ning allows you to do just that: [more…]

How to Start a Ning Forum Discussion

When you join a Ning network, you can check out the forums for interesting topics of conversation. If you don't find a discussion that you like, you can start your own forum discussion: [more…]

How to Respond to a Ning Forum Discussion

If you get to Ning's discussion forums and find that your idea for a new Ning discussion topic isn’t as new as you thought or you find an existing topic that you feel compelled to participate in, you can [more…]

How to Create an Event on Ning

Create your own event on Ning if you want to get the word out about well, an event. Your Ning network's creator has to set up the network’s privacy so that members can create events: [more…]

How to Find and Join a Ning Group

The Ning Groups main page can be the hub of activity in many networks on Ning. Each group listed on it can include discussion about some extremely specific topics. To get to the Groups page, click the [more…]

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: [more…]

How to Upload Videos to Ning One at a Time

If you have a single video that you want to upload to your Ning network, the simple video uploader comes to the rescue. [more…]

How to Add a Video to Ning from Another Web Site

You can easily add videos to your Ning network from YouTube, Google Video, and just about every other video Web site you run into. Put a video that you find another site onto your Ning network: [more…]

How to Add Tracks to Your Ning Playlist

Your Ning network's Music Player includes the network's playlist. The Network Creator sets up the network’s playlist, but you can create and manage your own. You can add tracks to your playlist by choosing [more…]

How to Send a Private Message on Ning

On a Ning network, you can exchange private messages only with two groups of people: your friends and the Administrators (including the Network Creator). Ning's private messages give you an ideal way as [more…]

How to Use the Ning Comment Wall

Your Ning profile page has a Comment Wall, where other Ning members can leave you messages. The Comment Wall lets members write something to you, include a link to another Web site, embed video from the [more…]

How to Rate Photos and Videos on Ning

On Ning, people contribute photos and videos for their networks. One of the subtlest but nicest things you can do in a Ning network is to praise somebody else’s photo or video by rating it [more…]

How to Export Member Data from Your Ning Network

You may want to export member data from your Ning network for a number of reasons. You may want to analyze the Ning member data in Excel so that you can determine the demographics of your network; gather [more…]

How to Manage Forum Discussions on Your Ning Network

As a Ning Network Creator, you have a lot of control over discussion topics on the network. You can manage those discussions by using the following options [more…]

How to Add the Chat Feature to Your Ning Network

For many Ning members, chatting with other Ning folks is essential. Adding the Chat feature to your Ning network is a fairly easy task: [more…]

How to Manage Events on Ning

When you create an event on Ning, you can make changes to it and manage many of its features. Each event has the following management options available to the administrator, which you can find by clicking [more…]

How to Promote a Member of Your Ning Group to Administrator

Don't take promoting someone to an Administrator of your Ning network lightly, because Administrators have a lot of power in the network (power to do things and to undo them, including the removal — accidental [more…]

How to Invite People to Your Ning Network

Inviting people to join your Ning network starts with clicking the Invite link on your Ning network's navigation bar. When you click it, you're presented with a series of options: [more…]

How to Send Messages to All Members of Your Ning Network

Just because you can send messages to all members of your Ning network, you don't want to do it all the time: As a general guideline, one message to all your members once a week may be close to too much [more…]

How to Ban Members from Your Ning Network

You may be able to avoid banning a member of your Ning network by reaching out to him or her via private messages first. You can explain why the member's actions or posted content could lead you to ban [more…]

How to Use Your Own Domain Name for Your Ning Network

For a splash of personality, add your own domain name to your Ning network. Although the .ning.comappendage at the end of all networks on Ning could be considered a minor thing, using your own domain name [more…]

How to Get More Ning Network Storage and Bandwidth

By default, your Ning network lets you store 10GB of content and use up to 100GB of bandwidth. According to Ning, this is roughly equivalent to a network with approximately 5,000 photos or 500 videos. [more…]

How to Control the Ads on Your Ning Network

By default, your Ning network displays AdSense ads in the right column. If someone clicks an ad, any revenue generated goes to Ning. If you want to obtain revenue from running ads on your network or you [more…]

How to Remove Ning Promotional Links from Your Network

Networks on Ning by default carry several Ning promotion links. These promotions appear at the top-left of the network, in the footer, and in the right column. When you buy this premium service, the top-left [more…]

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