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Considering Ning to JomSocial Migration ?

Written by Parth Lawate Friday, 25 June 2010 12:32
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In the past few months, there have been some major announcements that have rocked the world of Social Networks. NING's announcement of phasing out free Social Networks have got many network admins worrying about what to do next. With the only way out being to pay to upgrade to NING's premium plans , admins have no other option than migrating to either a different system or a platform of their own.

Other SAAS options include KickApps , SocialGO which include a free solution besides their premium services. The other alternative that some might prefer would be to move to your own platform. If you are looking at going this route there are solutions like Elgg, BuddyPress , JomSocial available.

With JomSocial going GPL this month, it looks like a really promising alternative.

This blog will talk mainly about migrating from Ning to JomSocial & the options you have for the features that Ning has in this approach.

Getting Ning Features in JomSocial
Member Profiles In Built
Blogs EasyBlog from Stack Ideas
Activities Activity Stream
Groups In Built
Forums Group Forums In Built. Standalone forum can be installed using Kunena or Agora forums
Chat JBolo Chat integrated with JomSocial
Photo Galleries In Built
Video Sharing In Built
Events In Built
Pages Via Joomla content
Text Boxes Via Joomla Modules
Badges Via User Profile Badges Addon
Applications Supported & a host of 3rd Party applications available
Messaging In Built
Invite Friends Basic In Built . Advanced via InviteX

Besides these features a host of other addons for JomSocial are available on the Addons page.  Our own Products Division, Techjoomla also provides some great addons for JomSocial.

Extension Name Feature Provided
People You May Know

Show suggestions of people the logged in user is likely to know based on his current friends

Network Suggest Show Friends to connect with based on Profile fields like City, Country, State, Interests
Mutual Friends Show Mutual Friends of the user whose profile you are viewing
J!MailAlerts Periodic Email Alerts of various Activities in your Network
J!Bolo Gmail & Facebook style chat for JomSocial
J!PHPList Advanced Newsletter system integration for JomSocial
SocialAds (Coming Soon) Social Targeted Advertising System for JomSocial
J!Growl (Coming Soon) Growl Live alerts system for JomSocial
InviteX Viral Invitations system for JomSocial

Our Ning to JomSocial Migration Service

Ning is offering a data dump of your Network data in either a XML or JSON format. This makes it possible for you migrate to an alternative network. We are providing a migration service to help you migrate your site. You can send us the details  & we'll get back to you with a quote.

Enquiry For CB / NING to JomSocial Conversion

Please provide some information about your social network so that we can prepare a cost estimate for you