Build A Social Network Using Ning

Looking for a quick way to build your own social networking site like Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest? Try this course!
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Have you wanted to set up a forum for your community? Wanted somewhere for members to post informative blog posts? Would you like your members to have conversations with other members of your group, sharing common interests and answering questions?

This course will show how you can solve the above problems by creating your own social network.


Using Ning, the hosted social network builder SaaS app, we'll look at:

- Why to choose Ning

- Ning Pricing (hint: it starts at $25 per month for up to 1,000 members)

- How to sign up

- Dashboard Overview

- Settings - style, fonts, page design and more

- Feeds - pull information from your own blog, an industry blog, podcasts and other social networks

- Managing Members - setting up groups, customising emails & easily managing comments/spam

Take this quick, comprehensive course to fast-track your social network building today.


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What are the requirements?

  • If you can use Facebook, email and other web apps, you shouldn't have any problems getting started.
  • We will be using a paid software program (with a free trial) to ensure ease of use.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Build their own social network
  • Have a self-hosted blog, forum, network without the hosting hassles of running Wordpress / bbpress / Buddypress
  • Know how to adjust network settings to ensure privacy
  • Be confident in knowing the back engine of their social network

Who is the target audience?

  • Community managers
  • Marketplace owners
  • Political groups
  • Social groups
  • Fundraising groups
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Community groups

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Evaluation
Why Choose Ning + A Look At Pricing
Section 2: Getting Started With Ning
Signing Up
Dashboard Intro
Section 3: Customising Your Social Network Settings
Reviewing Dashboard & Setting Up Your Layout
Descriptions, Icons, Domains Names & Integrations
Activity Feeds & Social Sharing
Optional - Code, Languages, Tracking, Terms & Support
Section 4: Customising Your Social Network Design
Themes, Background, Layout & Optional Custom CSS
Section 5: Managing Members & Content
Managing Members, Sending Emails & Default Settings
Member Email Templates & User Onboarding
Profile Questions, Emails, Invites & Categories
Content Management & Moderation
Section 6: Bonus Lecture
Next Steps

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Instructor Biography

Rich Peterson, Udemy Teacher of 20k+ // Founder @ Better Systems

Rich Peterson is the founder of Better Systems, where he helps people create meaningful, profitable and highly useful businesses through innovation & design.

He is passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation, marketplaces, collaborative consumption, design that works and, of course, his family. When he's not consulting, teaching, selling over $1.7 million dollars of books or lending money to people in third-world countries (through Kiva), you'll find him reading, playing beach volleyball or mastering the art of surfing backwards.

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