Bit of a massive topic but looking to glean any experience in what will be a project first for me. I’ve been with Ning 2.0 then migrated to Ning 3.0 and now we’re looking to move away from Ning.
We understand what is working well for us and we’re shifting the focus of our community but it’s a bit of a minefield around which community platform is right for us, out of the box or open source, hosted or self hosted. We’re formulating our community strategy so understand what features are important for us and where we’d like to improve. We do love our Ning site but lack of development, no API’s and no clear road map plus scarily little communication from them and poor customer service has forced us to look elsewhere.
The other area is around migration. We’ve spent 3 years generating great content through blogs and forums and don’t want to lose this however Ning 3.0 haven’t providing an archiving tool so not sure how to go about extracting all our great content and then how to go about importing this in to another platform.
Anything at all you can share on these themes or any experiences you have had on similar projects would be massively helpful.
Thanks in advance