Ning announced on April 15th, 2010 the closing of all free accounts. The announcement left millions of free users stranded with a difficult decision to make of either pay-up or move-on. Webs.com would like to extend a warm hand of welcome to all stranded Ning free users.  We invite you to come and check out Webs.com!

With Webs, it’s easy to build a free social network that’s as unique as you. It’s the place to engage the world in your business, passions or hobbies and create a network of people that share your enthusiasm. Anyone can bring a social network to life on Webs.com.

Webs.com has a proven track record:

–  Reliable – Webs has offered free social networks since 2001.
–  Trusted – Over 50 million sites have been built to date.
–  Free – Webs always has and always will provide a free option!

A few of Webs’ free social tools:

– Branding & Design – Over 300 Themes
– Sharing – Photos, Videos, Forums, Blogs, Wiki, Calendar
– Apps – Member Chat, & Much More
– Facebook Connect — Integrate the powers of the Facebook
– Latest Activity – Real time feeds and alerts
– Promotion Tools – Free site/network stats and email tools
– Easy to Use Page Builder – Create custom pages
– Plus Much MORE!

Webs is here for you in the time of need.  Start building your social network today!

32 Responses

  1. retman13
    Apr 16, 2010 - 10:05 PM

    WEBS IS THE BEST.. Ning users will love it here…

    P.S. What is Ning?

  2. Sapph
    Apr 17, 2010 - 03:05 AM

    Will people be able to easily migrate their content and members over to webs?

  3. sanshokou
    Apr 17, 2010 - 06:42 AM

    awt that’s bad for them… to all former free ning members: welcome to webs.com….

  4. Akshay
    Apr 17, 2010 - 09:49 AM

    Is there any way by which I can get all my members from ning directly to webs without having them to reregister?

  5. Himawari Arisha
    Apr 17, 2010 - 12:48 PM

    I hope webs.com give the facility and utility like in Ning.com (and better than it). HHmm, please give the tutorial, and i hope u give the facility how to move our data from ning to the webs. ( i have a lot of data in there that can’t be move manually)

  6. bob
    Apr 18, 2010 - 06:31 AM

    Welcome all new ning users.

  7. Tired Freaked Out Weirdo Productions
    Apr 18, 2010 - 02:04 PM

    It’s great to know that webs is trying to help other people who have lost their websites because of companies getting rid of features such as a free site. 😀

  8. Michael
    Apr 18, 2010 - 05:59 PM

    I’m glad that Webs.com has the decency to allow its users to create a website for free; it must be terrible to put a lot of time into a website, and then hear that it won’t be available anymore.

  9. dene
    Apr 18, 2010 - 10:51 PM

    Webs is here in your time of need! We know the truth is out there!

  10. JayGame
    Apr 19, 2010 - 04:17 PM

    iv been with webs along time now and its not that free but its good i give it 4/5 stars im a free user too but you can’t do the thing i come on webs to do you have to pay.
    i wanted password pro-ject but i will have to pay but ill stay free user for ever!

    • the Webs Team
      Apr 19, 2010 - 06:13 PM

      @JayGame: You can set your pages to be viable to members only and that is a free feature 🙂

      ~ Irina

  11. Willow
    Apr 19, 2010 - 11:09 PM

    There have been rumors that freewebs is considering dumping all of their free accounts. Is this true!!

    • the Webs Team
      Apr 20, 2010 - 01:43 PM

      @Willow: Absolutely not 🙂

  12. Deighv
    Apr 20, 2010 - 03:16 PM

    I am one of those unfortunate members affected by Ning’s announcement. After discovering Webs.com I have immeditely begun transfering my Ning site here. The free option offers a lot of decent content and the premium services are a LOT cheaper than Ning’s and offer you quite a few more features. Kudos Webs.com for being there for us Ning orphans 🙂

  13. Anna
    Apr 21, 2010 - 01:50 AM

    I am very interested in tranferring two of my ning sites to webs.com is there any easy way to do this??

    • the Webs Team
      Apr 21, 2010 - 01:43 PM

      @Anna: Unfortunately with a lot of providers you will need to rebuild the basic features of your site. However the benefit of going with Webs is that once you export your network members to a CSV file you can easily send them an automated invitation to the new Webs site using our Email Blast tool.

  14. JayGame
    Apr 21, 2010 - 04:52 PM

    @Irina/webs
    i know that,
    but any one can be a member just by signing up
    i want people who need passwords on my site
    …………………………………………….
    i dont understand this bit on the home page it says:
    “Its (Free) for ever”
    …………………………………………….
    thanks any way for reminding me that

    • the Webs Team
      Apr 21, 2010 - 06:27 PM

      @JayGame: You can set in your members app instead of auto approve your site members, to manually approve as someone signs-up. That way you control who has access.

  15. JayGame
    Apr 22, 2010 - 03:48 PM

    @Webs
    thanks for the help.

  16. JayGame
    Apr 22, 2010 - 03:50 PM

    @webs
    one more thing…
    how will i let them in my site?

    • the Webs Team
      Apr 22, 2010 - 03:51 PM

      @JayGame: New member requests will show up in your Members App with option to Approve or Deny 🙂

      ~ Irina

  17. Himawari Arisha`
    Apr 23, 2010 - 01:34 PM

    Well, so how to migration member from webs site to ning site?

  18. JayGame
    Apr 23, 2010 - 01:50 PM

    @webs
    Thanks…

  19. Hye Ciaccia
    May 03, 2010 - 07:40 PM

    Hello may I use some of the information from this blog if I provide a link back to your site?

    • the Webs Team
      May 03, 2010 - 10:02 PM

      @Hye: What type of information would you like to use?

  20. iasdveneza
    May 06, 2010 - 03:24 PM

    The “webs” is great. The only thing I dislike is:
    Because you only provide one language for the site?
    I’m from Brazil and made the site for my church. They have a little difficulty reading things in English on the site.
    I would love that you make available other languages such as Portuguese.

  21. Phillip
    Jun 23, 2010 - 09:37 AM

    i need help. i have a ning site called metrians.ning.com, and I know its kinda late now… The network creator of metrians.ning.com dont know that ning would close and she asked for help, in this case, it was me… there are around 1,500+ users on the network and I am worried of our users and our contents… Please help on how i migrate from ning to webs, with the accounts and the contents. We are an Alumni Club of a high school in the Philippines and we’re deciding to move on.

    • the Webs Team
      Jun 23, 2010 - 09:56 AM

      @Philip: You will need to recreate your content on Webs as we do not provide migration tools. However, inviting your current members over to the new Webs site will be very easy as Ning provides simple steps for exporting member information:
      1. Log in to your Ning network
      2. Go the Manage tab and under “Manage your members” section click on Members button
      3. On the bottom right hand side of the members page click on Export All Member Data (.CSV)
      4. Click OK to start export on the message that pops-up.

      Once you have this file, go to Members App in Webs and send all your members invitation by copying all email addresses and pasting them into our email tool.

  22. Peggy
    Jul 20, 2010 - 09:01 AM

    Is there any easy way to bring over pictures from a Ning site? I know the archive tool with Ning creates some json files that can be used in new sites. Can webs utilize those?

    • the Webs Team
      Jul 20, 2010 - 09:48 AM

      We have a File Manager tool where you can upload files for your site. However we do not have a tool that specifically takes all your images and places them throughout the site.

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