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August 15, 2014 - Ning 3 version now available.  $39.95 - Message me!

The Ning 3 version has some additional features that is not in the Ning 2 version - see my comments in this Discussion.

Hi Friends!

Check the Main page here and see how this app works on a Ning 2 site.  Scroll down to the Latest Activity module in the center column.

It's July and Ning says it will be releasing its upgrade to the Activity Feed for Ning 3 sites this month. (it did!)  Well many people love their N2 sites and are interested in keeping them for as long as possible.  There is no longer a fixed one year deadline for N2 sites to upgrade to N3, so if you love your N2 site but need a few things to make it even better, this is the place for you!

In this discussion, we can talk about the FOLA app.  It provides 2 tabs to your Main page activity feed - All Activity and Friends Activity.  All Activity is the same as what you see on your site now.  Friends Activity shows activity items from JUST YOUR FRIENDS.

Check it out here!  Want is?  Its only $29.99.  If it works out of the box on your N2 site, all is well and you're a happy camper.  If you have many mods on your site and there is a problem or conflict, then there may be an extra charge to customize the FOLA for you.

Questions? Ask here!

Best wishes to all, and THANKS to everyone who has already purchased this app!

"TJ"

HOW THE APP WORKS:
This app is on several sites.  It seems to work best on less active sites.  Active sites may have many Activity Items being added to Ning's Latest Activity feed every hour, and if your friends have not been active in the past few hours you may have to hit the MORE button many times before Ning loads, and the app finds, activity from one of your friends.  There's nothing that can be done about that - the app just works on what Ning sends out, and Ning sends the activity of EVERYONE to the Activity feed.  The app filters out (hides) all the activity that is NOT from one of your Friends if you are on the Friends tab.

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See our discussion about this on Creators Forum, here: http://creators.ning.com/forum/topics/ning-needs-a-friends-only-opt...

Thanks to Diane, Writer Chick, OTB - for her nice comments on the app!  See page 3 at http://creators.ning.com/forum/topics/ning-needs-a-friends-only-opt...

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You'll need to have at least one friend on here to see how the FOLA app works!  So Friend Me if you want!

By the way, you can customize the tabs with CSS to match your site.

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Nice job TJ.  Keep the tweaks coming

Just wanted to thank you for reaching out and wanted to acknowledge my interest in this feature. I do still have a 2.0 site and may add this feature once I get my network up to speed. It really is a valuable feature that I think is worth the cost.

Thanks Kos, thanks Garfield!

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Today, July 28, 2014, Ning released an upgrade to the Ning 3 Latest Activity feed.

From what I can see, there is no ability to show Friends Only Latest Activity.

I plan to see if I can port this FOLA app written for N2, over to N3.

Stay tuned!

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This app is now available for Ning 3.0 sites!   Introductory price: $39.95

Ning said they would add a Friends Only filter to the new Ning 3 Activity Feed, but they did not.  But if you want the ability to let your Members see Latest Activity from just Their Friends, you can do that now!  Get the app today!

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Here's a screen shot of the FOLA on my N3 site.  Nothing much to see, just 2 tabs.  Click ALL and show the normal activity feed from everyone.  Click Friends Only and see activity from only Your Friends!

Today I upgraded the N3 version of FOLA, called FOLA3.

In addition to being able to change the tab's text, you can now change the message's text.

Also fixed a bug that may have caused no FOLA items from showing on the Friends tab when there should have been items to show.

There still may be up to a 2 second delay when you click the More button during which time you may see the newly loaded Activity items for everyone while the app processes them and removes any that are Not from your Friends.

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Works and looks great! Thanks TJ 

TJ @ jQueryHelp said:

Today I upgraded the N3 version of FOLA, called FOLA3.

In addition to being able to change the tab's text, you can now change the message's text.

Also fixed a bug that may have caused no FOLA items from showing on the Friends tab when there should have been items to show.

There still may be up to a 2 second delay when you click the More button during which time you may see the newly loaded Activity items for everyone while the app processes them and removes any that are Not from your Friends.

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Two things for you to know, if you purchased this -

1.  It can take up to 6 hours for a change in friends status to be reflected in the activity items shown by the app.  This is due to necessary caching of the friends matrix for each Member on your site.  So if you add a friend on your site, you may not see their items in the Friends activity feed for up to 6 hours.  Same if you remove a friend; they will still be in your Friends activity feed for up to 6 hours.

2.  You can change the height of the shadow behind the tabs by changing the number (26) in Bold in this CSS code:

#FOLA3_Buttons {
margin: 10px 0px;
height: 26px;
padding: 10px;
background-color: #EEEEEE;
}

ALSO:  A mod to the app has been requested - either the app starts in Friends tab mode, rather than starting in All tab mode, OR there is Only the Friends tab mode and there is No All tab mode.  I will try to implement this, but there may be an upgrade fee if you wish to upgrade to this mod.

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9/4/14 - UPDATE on this app.

This app is on several sites.  It seems to work best on less active sites.  Active sites may have many Activity Items being added to Ning's Latest Activity feed every hour, and if your friends have not been active in the past few hours you may have to hit the MORE button many times before Ning loads, and the app finds, activity from one of your friends.  There's nothing that can be done about that - the app just works on what Ning sends out, and Ning sends the activity of EVERYONE to the Activity feed.  The app filters out (hides) all the activity that is NOT from one of your Friends if you are on the Friends tab.

Coming UPGRADE:

An upgrade is in testing.  Here are it's new features.

1. An option to make the Friends Tab the default tab.  Currently the All Tab is the default tab and a person has to click the Friends Tab to see Friends Only Activity.  This option will show Friends Only Activity without having to click anything and if the person wants to see All Activity they will have to click the All Tab.  If they click the All Tab, they can then click the Friends Tab to go back and see Friends Only Activity.

2. An option to not have Any Tabs, and the app will always show JUST Friends Only Activity.

3. Reduced time for the app to process new items added to the Activity Feed due to either the MORE button being clicked or the NEW button at the top of the feed being clicked.

4. If the app is in Friends mode, showing Friends Only Activity, it will load up to a certain number of MORE clicks worth of older Latest Activity items to try and find at least one Activity Item from a Friend.  This will reduce or eliminate the number of times a person has to click the MORE button to load older Activity items to find something from one of their Friends.

This new upgrade might come out in stages, and the first stage should be ready to test in the next few days.  There will be a small ($20) upgrade fee.  If you are happy with the app as it currently functions, you can keep on using that version.  There MAY be a free partial upgrade of the current version using the new methodology developed for item 3 above.

Thanks to all who have purchased the FOLA app!

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