I started with site design, I'm trying to use what I am given first and not over customize right away. Was going pretty well. Until I tried to start to copy page content over, what a PITA!! That tiny HTML box in ridiculous and not having access to edit the text on the page is just silly.

http://girlridersnetwork.ning.com/

A side from that, these are my observations at week one. If any of these have been answered elsewhere, or I just was doing something wrong please let me know. I am coming straight from Ning 1, never went to Design Studio and Ning 2.

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Where is the View All and Add New under the modules like Forum?

Like and Comment buttons not in activity feed.

When I select design studio it takes me to home page (not consistently). So I can't preview other pages.

Can't change modules at module (example # of photos or forum posts to show, text). Too many steps to get into Site Builder for simple change. Can't change size of photos in module (large, thumbnail, etc).

Can't find invite links

(CSS) Change module header color without changing profile name on profile page (h2)?

"Show my birthday" is checked, but it doesn't show up on profile.

No profile text box?

No profile customization?

Hide "Powered by Ning/GlamSocial?

Being able to add social channel page is very cool for YouTube, but being able to add a specific playlist would be even better.

I know pages are not migrating, are forums?

Where's search?

Words split odd in modules when text is too big.

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Dang! Katie, I had answered several of your questions and somehow hit a key that threw me to the home page - - lost what I typed! I'll try to answer some of these tomorrow, long day.

Hi Katie,

Let's try this again. =) I know the answer to a lot of these, but not sure about all. I've been super deep in 3.0 with a great deal of Design Clients under my belt. But, my experience as a Power User is probably lacking.

 

1. Where is the View All and Add New under the modules like Forum?

  • From what I can see, we only have "View All" under modules when added to a custom page like the home page.
  • When the module pages are accessed, the "Add New" is a plus sign, located at top right. A cool way to make that more intuitive is to add this CSS. It will add the word ADD to each module's Plus Sign icon:

 

ul.linkbar li:last-child a.button:after {
content:" ADD";
font-size:16px;
}


2. Like and Comment buttons not in activity feed.

This isn't available yet except the Facebook stream and comment. I know Ning is working on a more feature rich LA, and hopefully we'll see these results soon. However, I really don't know what all features will be included.


3. When I select design studio it takes me to home page (not consistently). So I can't preview other pages.

Same here, I consider this a bug.

 

4. Can't change modules at module (example # of photos or forum posts to show, text). Too many steps to get into Site Builder for simple change. Can't change size of photos in module (large, thumbnail, etc).

All customization that I don't readily have the CSS ready. It might be better to create a new discussion for each question of this type with example.


5. Can't find invite links

Go to Ning Toolbar. Click on Member Management. In left column, click on Invitation Settings. Create a new Invitation link.


6. (CSS) Change module header color without changing profile name on profile page (h2)?

Give this a try:

.module-name {
color:red;
}


7. "Show my birthday" is checked, but it doesn't show up on profile.

If you mean "checked" by the following, must be a bug. Try editing your Profile Questions, change Birthdate to: "Display my Birthday". That might do it. It will be up to the Member to display their Birthday.


8. No profile text box?
9. No profile customization?

8-9 above are not available, and the last two probably won't be available. I did see where Allison said that Ning was discussing the possibility of adding the Profile Page Text Box back. If not, TJ and I have a special app for this, and will soon offer a Suite of Apps to make your Ning site even better.


10. Hide "Powered by Ning/GlamSocial?

This has been a hot topic of debate on Creators. Glam has made it clear that this is written in stone. To remove, edit or hide, unfortunately will break their TOS.


11. Being able to add social channel page is very cool for YouTube, but being able to add a specific playlist would be even better.

Doubt this feature is in the future.

12. I know pages are not migrating, are forums?

It's my understanding that they will, so yes - - far as I know.

13. Where's search?

Unbelievable, but not available yet. It is coming.

14. Words split odd in modules when text is too big.

I saw this in your right column, and not sure what's happening. I'll try to take a look for you when I can.

 

Hi Katie,

On #14, you'll need to make your H3 font smaller, or better: I suggest choosing the format for home page where the right column is 300px, instead of 240px. It looks a lot better, tested it via Firebug.

Best Regards,

Jen

1. This looks a lot better, only one thing though is it adds "ADD" next to the pencil for "EDIT" on the profiles and it took me a minute to figure out that was my edit button, so I think that could be confusing.  Is there away around that?

4. This was more to say that I don't like the setup,  I miss the old way on this one.

6. Worked great, thanks!

7. Its a bug.  This is selected in Profile edit:


But doesn't show up here: http://girlridersnetwork.ning.com/members/ktrides2

9.  You and TJ rock :)

14.  Thanks! I actually didn't want the text that large, it was how it defaulted, I feel the font break is a bug though.   You're right the wider column looks better anyway.

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What do thing about the editing and creating Pages?

Am I missing something or do we really have to go back into that tiny html edit box to edit a page?

And there is no preview?

No way to allow comments?  

Should I just add my tags in the HTML now?

Hi Katie,

Sorry about that on the ADD, and glad you caught it. I forgot, I've been hard coding this by Body class of each page. I'll provide this code if you help me test and report back here. Then, I will add a tip if it works as planned. I added color red, so you can use a color if you want. We have to know for sure that it doesn't add the ADD in another odd place, and that it works across all browsers:

body:not(.page-members) ul.linkbar li:last-child a.button:after {
content:" ADD";
color:red;
font-size:14px;

font-weight:bold;
}

. On the other questions:

  • What do thing about the editing and creating Pages?
  • Am I missing something or do we really have to go back into that tiny html edit box to edit a page? Yes, you have to edit in the tiny HTML edit box, and many of us have complained more than once. Hopefully Ning will improve this User experience.
  • And there is no preview? There is a View in upper right corner, but never worked like it should for me.
  • No way to allow comments? For each module (Custom Page, Forum, Blog, etc...) you have the option of allowing Comments.
  • Should I just add my tags in the HTML now? For Custom Pages, yes that is a good idea.

I also put in the code for the "Add" thing.  I'll be following this discussion watching for the updated code. Thanks for all you do, Jen.  :)

Diane,

Happy to help when I can. =) Here's the new code I'd like for y'all to help test.

I'll provide this code if you help me test and report back here. Then, I will add a tip if it works as planned. I added color red, so you can use a color if you want. We have to know for sure that it doesn't add the ADD in another odd place, and that it works across all browsers:

body:not(.page-members) ul.linkbar li:last-child a.button:after {
content:" ADD";
color:red;
font-size:14px;

font-weight:bold;
}

Thanks,

Jen

Jen,

The new code did remove the add from profiles.

http://girlridersnetwork.ning.com/members/ktrides2

The word ADD does not appear next to the plus on the Groups page.

http://girlridersnetwork.ning.com/groups-regions

I'm sorry Jen, I just can't find that area to allow comments, where exactly is it?  Here is my screen shot for custom page.  

I just noticed also that "Groups" didn't change to white when I changed the CSS for that heading on the rest of the pages.  

http://girlridersnetwork.ning.com/groups-regions

Another case, looks like we have to use the specific group body class. Try this:

.page-groups-regions div.container-inner div.row div.span-auto h2 {

   color:#FFFFFF!important;

}

Katie,

All of these headers are H2 tags. Where the module-name comes in: It is the class name for that specific H2 tag. We could apply the color to the module headers and group header by using H2, but it would change any H2 on your site. The following code may be safe enough to change the headers across the site. Other words, I like to drill in so I know exactly what I am applying styles to. This is broad, but should be okay.

div.container-inner h2 {

   color:red!important;

}

Best,

Jen

Katie,

I forgot that Ning doesn't enable comments on pages, just modules. I'm not sure if they will add this in the future or not.

I haven't added the code to Groups yet, hate to see that it doesn't apply there. At first glance, appears we have to add the ADD to a specific group body class, no generic way. There may be, but not seeing it tonight.

For example, for my groups it is:

.page-groups div.row:last-child a.button:after {
content:" ADD";
color:red;
font-size:14px;
font-weight:bold;
}


For your groups:

.page-groups-regions div.row:last-child a.button:after {
content:" ADD";
color:red;
font-size:14px;
font-weight:bold;
}

Also, I have no idea if it will add the word ADD to odd places, watch carefully to see if I got it right.

Best,

Jen

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