Ning 3.0 is going to revolutionize the way we all use 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 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.

Ning 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.


Search 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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Comment by Gary Mortimer on October 25, 2013 at 12:10pm

Joshua, I have been playing with the test Ning 3 setup for a while. Yes it has the potential to be a good thing. the feeling amongst the admins at the moment is to allow a few other folks to take the migration leap first and iron out the wrinkles. After all this is one of the largest Ning communities it would be bad news if it all fell apart as an early adopter of migration tools.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on October 25, 2013 at 12:13pm

I totally agree.  When is the deadline when you are forced to make the leap?!  I agree that it has the potential to be a good thing.  How long do you folks plan on waiting?!  If I could help assist during the migration time that would be awesome.  I have been following along to the Ning 3.0 buzz and feel I could help add to creativity when it launches.

Comment by Gary Mortimer on October 25, 2013 at 12:23pm

Well the migration tools are not fully there yet but at least three months after that time.

Comment by Morli on October 25, 2013 at 1:04pm

I agree with Gary. No need to rush, there will be some surprises. Let some one else take the leap of faith first.

@JJ, Thanks for the offer,  If we need any help, we will let you know. 

BTW , is there any point  in posting Ning3.0 features  in DIYD as blog?!?

These are back end stuff and the drone/UAV community members can read about Ning in Ning website if interested.  Pls  post  UAV and RC aviation related  articles alone.  Thanks for understanding.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on October 25, 2013 at 1:11pm

Thanks Morli, I'll keep that in mind next time I post something.  I know people can look up this information but for the people who aren't in the loop about Ning 3.0 this is a easy way for this community to know whats going on.

Comment by Jeroen Brosens on October 25, 2013 at 1:16pm

Only if it brings Tap-a-talk support to the table, please.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on October 25, 2013 at 1:21pm

What exactly is Tapatalk Jeroen?

Comment by Morli on October 25, 2013 at 1:28pm


I bet my 2cents that Diy UAV community isn't interested in what Ning is doing or going to do unless it is into UAV  R & D too.

So lets keep the talk about things that can fly or crawl or swim  autonomously   on this table.


Comment by Joshua Johnson on October 25, 2013 at 1:35pm

Sounds Good Morli,  I figured that new features like the new chat and such is going to really help/change the way people assist each other with their autonomous vehicle projects. I figured that was information people would want to know about.  Also I just hoped to inform more community members on what will happen during the transition so we can keep the amount of confused members during the Ning 3.0 roll out to a minimum.  Next time I'll make sure it's only about Autonomous vehicles I promise!

Comment by Morli on October 25, 2013 at 1:43pm

Thanks JJ

BTW I think  it is Tap a talk  like in Tap dance


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