Welcome to Ning to BuddyPress!

In light of today’s announcement on the Ning website, several volunteers have stepped up to start coding tools to help transition your existing Ning data to a BuddyPress powered WordPress installation.

I’m going to stay on top of things as they develop so there is an unofficial resource for everyone that’s looking for help transitioning.

Keep it locked!

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  1. Darfuria

     /  April 15, 2010

    I’m thankful of this change, because I’ve been looking for a solution to migrate away from Ning for ages, and this has pretty much prompted a global requirement for such a solution.

  2. Bryan Harley

     /  April 16, 2010

    Thank you for this web site! Looking forward to the influx of new BuddyPress users. Also looking forward to getting my data off Ning!

  3. Ed Gray

     /  April 16, 2010

    I think this could be BuddyPress’s “Moveable Type” moment. Just as Moveable Type’s change in licensing was a boost for WordPress, Ning’s move away from the freeium model to the premium business model could be a boon to BuddyPress.

    However, while I do not think it is very difficult to install WordPress and BuddyPress on an inexpensive web host, many Ning users may prefer a hosted solution similar to Ning even though they may be somewhat skittish after this latest experience with Ning. This could be an opportunity for someone to step into Ning’s shoes and offer hosting plans similar to, maybe even Automattic themselves. Is around the corner?

  4. You guys rock – way to step in there and show us what we were missing all along. :) Bless you.

  5. P.S. Ed, makes a ton of sense… I’d use it, and it would fill an important niche. While hosting your own network is the best idea, especially for a business, and very easy/cheap to boot, most current Ning users probably do want a hosted option. I currently use while building my small business website – and the reason I do is because I can switch over to seamlessly when my own site is up and running – can’t say that about any of the other blog hosting sites, can ya? BuddyPress would be a similar boon to the small business owner or hobby-business turned entrepreneur folks.

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  7. The Sysmoo Team

     /  September 13, 2010

    Create Your Social Network Today And Start Connecting With Family, Friends, and Colleagues…


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