"Thanks, Brad. We're moving from an old CMS (circa 2005) that posts static pages using page id's rather than URL's so there is going to be a lot of manual review, but htaccess redirects seem like our best solution. I'm reading the…"
"@Greg - I am no longer in higher ed, but I still work with EE. Converting the college's website was from a static website to EE, so the content was added manually.
You can import data using the datagrab add-on. I am not sure what you mean by…"
"We are looking to move our website to EE, but there is a lot of content review to do first. We are focusing on the back-end and not updating the design yet, but we are updating the layout to a responsive template. Our biggest concern right now is…"
"Great to hear Daniel, hope its a great experience.
I know one of the guy's behind http://focuslabllc.com/expressionengine - about 4 hours from your campus, if you ever need to consult EE work, they do a great job!"
"Hello all, I'm Claudia, Director of Web and Social Media at Nichols College. I'm just getting started with Expression Engine and am new to the group. So far, pretty good! I've got a lot to learn though."
Thank you. I joined it a while ago and forgot about it, but thought to myself "I really need a place to ask other higher ed developers about their intranet" and then I remembered ning.com and now I am back.
"Emergency Alerts for OU Campus allows you to communicate with students, staff, and the community with custom website announcements. When time matters most, make sure your website is the go-to place for info."
"This is the first time I have been here in a long time. Selfishly, I would hope that you would be able to continue the site, but I understand realities. As I re-acquaint myself, I'm seeing a lot of value in what you have tirelessly built.…"
"Hi Mark, in line with many others who have posted, first a big thank you for providing this resource for so many years. I was a keen reader of it and occasional poster a good few years ago. And I loved my Website Hero mug until I dropped it and had…"
"I was a recent addition and did not find too much activity here that I could leverage but LinkedIn does seem to be the logical destination. Perhaps there is interest here and you can crowd source the migration. Migrating the content could…"
"I would be very sorry to see this resource go. I am just a one person shop at my college and feel quite a alone as far as anyone understanding the complexity of what I do. It's a wonderful thing to see people facing the same challenges I face…"
"I wouldn't feel necessary to stick with Ning if the cost isn't a burden. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Slack are all satisfactory options in my opinion. Slack is a great option for more instant communication, and you'll probably find a lot…"
"Thank you Mark, this has been an invaluable resource - particularly for seeing how our cohorts at other institutions approach the problems we all face.
But, as many people have said today, I haven't visited in a while. I think that's…"
"Regardless of where this goes, Mark, thanks for setting it up and running it all these years!
I find it quite useful myself, lurking mostly, but occasionally joining in where it might help us, or I might be able to provide value. I like having this…"
"OK, I give up. I am at Texas A&M, and @tamu.edu is not listed among those allowed to create userids. Can someone either (1) add TAMU.EDU or (2) send me an invitation to uwebd slack? (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I agree that the paid Ning site may have outlived its usefulness in light of other group media apps. Like many have stated, Slack and FaceBook / LinkedIn groups. are good options. Slack may not have as much adoption as FB or LI yet.
"If you decide to leave Ning, please consider as an additional place to have this discussion group at no cost, the GROUPS.IO discussion group network which is free and of a very high quality. It also provides a wiki to those who have discussion…"
"UWEBD is a site I come to ever so often but would hate for it to go away because it is a great place to meet and get input from other university web developers. Maybe move to a cheaper platform, Facebook group or LinkedIn group would be my choices.…"