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The Essentials of Setting Up a Ning Network – For Dummies

Posted by Jeffrey Thomas on November 23, 2009

The Essentials of Setting Up a Ning Network

After you join Ning, you can create your own network, rather than becoming a member of one that already exists. You need to set up your newly created network, both to attract members and to make your life as the Network Creator easier.

How to Create a Network on Ning

Ning enables you to create a network that’s all your own (well, you and the members who join!). To create your own network, go to [more…]

How to Select Features for Your Ning Network

You can specify what features you want your Ning network to have. When you create your network on Ning, you can click the Next button on the Describe Your Social Network page, which takes you to the Add [more…]

How to Choose a Theme for Your Ning Network

You can run your network on Ning without being a very accomplished designer — and Ning’s themes let you make it look like a million dollars! The folks at Ning have taken good care of that and offer you [more…]

How to Define Your Ning Network’s Profile Questions

After you create a network on Ning, you need to define the questions for your members to answer during their sign-up process. Thinking up these profile questions will probably take longer than adding them [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 Create Your Ning Network’s Terms of Use

To help Administrators and to set clear guidelines of what is and what isn’t acceptable behavior by members, you need to create Terms of Use for your network. [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 Choose a Language with the Ning Language Editor

The Ning Language Editor is one of the most powerful tools at your disposal for customizing your network to the max. The Ning Language Editor helps you make your network interface [more…]


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