SocialEngine PHP Voted Best Social Network Software

Social networking platform SocialEngine PHP has won the coveted 2015 CMS Critic’s People’s Choice Award for “Best Social Network Software”. SocialEngine were shortlisted along with MooSocial (which I have never used) & Boonex Dolphin (which I tried once, back in the days when FriendsReunited was still a thing) but according to CMS Critic SocialEngine won[…]

PeepSo – the social network plugin to rival BuddyPress?

A few months a new social plugin for WordPress launched. This plugin is called PeepSo and it turns your WordPress site into a social network. I’d considered writing up my thoughts on it back in July when it launched but then I wanted to give it a few months to bed in and iron out[…]

Coronado Time Ning Migration

Migrating a large Ning site to WordPress with BuddyPress

I’ve recently finished a rather large Ning migration to WordPress project so thought I would share the end result for those interested in seeing what can be achieved with the Ning archiving tool and a somewhat tortuous data cleaning and manipulation process. This local newspaper site for a beautiful island just off of San Diego[…]

Ning Data import migrate content

Ning Alternatives – The best options for migrating networks

I find myself writing posts like this one with a heavy heart. Ning has for years been the best hosted solution for social community building, and for me personally has meant not only the creation of a successful legal community site but also a business building social networks for others. Ning as a company have[…]

Open Access Week Social Network Revamp

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship[…]

Migrate your Ning site to Social engine?

SocialEngine PHP Launches Ning Import tool – Migrate your social network.

Almost two and half years since Ning launched Ning 3.0, there is still no sign that the Mode Media owned “create your own social network” company are anywhere near offering current clients an easy migration path from the old Ning 2.0 version to the new 3.0 version. Even more worryingly, Ning has long since stopped[…]

SAS Business Analytics software Forum

Business analytics software forum – new responsive design website

SAS provide Business Analytics software for 60000+ customer sites worldwide. Naturally, they have a pretty vibrant and active customer community forum. Built on Ning 2.0 and with no current ability to migrate to Ning 3.0, there were two key objectives in the redesign of the current community: 1) to get the community site ‘on brand’[…]