What Ning 3.0 Has to Offer!

Ning 3.0 is going to revolutionize the way we all use DiyDrones.com with all the new features (New Chat Room Feature!!!!) and the updated features that Ning 2.0 currently offers.  Below is a list of things that Ning 3.0 is going to bring to the DiyDrones.com Table!:

  • A redesigned Chat feature that won't cause any website lag and we can finally have the Chat Room feature on the front page like everyone wants! 
  • A redesigned Blog feature
  • Much greater page and layout flexibility, including the ability to create multiple instances of each feature
  • Granular controls for privacy, contributors and moderation for each page and instance of a feature
  • A simpler, yet more powerful Design Studio
  • An updated, logical 960pixel 16 column HTML grid for expert designers
  • A more contemporary, clean look to all features
  • Responsive design so your content and navigation automatically adjust to smartphones and tablets
  • A new, simpler way to pull in a YouTube or Vimeo channel

Groups (now available)

The Groups feature is now live on all Ning 3.0 networks! Read the announcement and check out how Creators are using Groups on Ning 3.0.

The Groups feature has been completely redesigned for Ning 3.0. Think: all the power and flexibility of a Ning Network within your main network. You can add multiple instances of each feature including Blog, Forum, Photos, and Custom Pages to your Groups. You can move content from the Group Forum to the main network Forum and vice versa. Members can be automatically signed-up for a Group based on profile questions, and we've done away with the concept of Group Ownership to allow for greater management and control by Network Creators. 

Threaded Comments (now available)

We've added a nine-level threaded commenting system (like the one used here on Creators) and a two-level threaded commenting system. In total, you have three native commenting systems to choose from. Read the announcement.

3689555865?profile=originalNing 2.0 to 3.0 Upgrade Process

This toolset will make it possible for Ning 2.0 Networks to import members and content over to Ning 3.0. Details on the upgrade process can be found here.


The messaging feature will allow you to send and receive messages through the network. New to Messaging in Ning 3.0 will be the option for the Network Creator to select whether the ability to send a private message is available between any community member or just friends.


3689556009?profile=originalSearch your discussions and blog posts by title, keyword or content. Search members by name or profile questions.


APIs with read/write/edit functions for all Ning features. Member creation will be possible via an API with read/write functionality.


The Chat feature encourages for real-time conversation on your network. It's a fun and easy way for members to participate in your community. 

Ning 3.0 Features Still to Come:

Events, video feature for embeds, Language Editor, updated activity feeds, and more.


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  • Hey guys, I don't want to be rude but I think this conversation belongs to some sort of admin/moderator/webguys corner of some sort. I don't think that the community really cares much on what DIYD runs on as long as they can exchange their ideas in a not too painful way.



  • Admin

    For Smart ones like you , Yes

    For dummies like me , No. The point of having embedded URL is to lead , not to guess. :)

  • diydronesnews.com, that one was pretty obvious right? ;)

  • Admin


    Your  link  has error & so page not found.

  • Yeah the search function is horid. I have a pretty nice forum search set up on my website diydronsnews.com
  • Admin


    Yes,  hope Ning 3.0 will bring end to such issues after all teething issues are ironed out

  • I hope the search improves, I think that has been the weakest aspect of the current system. It seems to return results in a truly random order, no regard for age or relevancy. Ideally search results could be sorted by date or popularity, with the option to search in title and/or body.

    If I need to find something I search the site using google, but I don't think new users would know to do that.

  • Thanks Hugues!,  The goal here is to continue to evolve this community like you mentioned and I'm glad to hear you're interested in the website platform and its functionality.  I enjoy making that kind of effort when it comes to this community.  This community not only helped spark my educational interests in CAD Engineering but also is the reason why I'm getting into the Drone/Robotics field.  This community fuels my passion like many others here so as long as the DiyDrones Torch is burning brightly it will continue to fuel my passion for the industry. 

  • MR60

    Hi Joshua,

    Thks a lot for making the effort to evolve this diydrones portal engine. I think it needs this upgrade.

    As opposed to what Morli says, I'm interested in having a good platform, easy to use, to interact and continue to improve this community.

    Good luck with migration

  • No problem Jeroen, The motto around here is community first! I have to say your insight and concerns are greatly appreciated.  If you have any more ideas or concerns please let me know!


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