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.
With JomSocial going GPL, we have been getting a large number of requests for converting CB & NING based Social Networks to JomSocial. So much so that we even released a few migration extensions for CB. These plugins make it easier to move some of the CB data to JomSocial.
We are now offering a migration service for people who want to move from NING or CB to JomSocial.
With JomSocial going GPL it's the best time to move ! Interested ? Send us an inquiry & we'll get back to you with an estimate.