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DotNetNuke Hosting Tutorial - View Event Viewers in DotNetNuke

clock Julie 11, 2018 12:35 by author Kenny

In this tutorial, you will learn how to view error log exceptions in DNN. You will also able to specify which log exceptions you want to record or ignore.
To view the error logs, you will need to have administrator portal access. Once you have login on the website, please go to the admin menu and you will see there is a menu called Event Viewer.

By default, all the error or event logs will be displayed on the site, you have an option to narrow the result list by specifying the log type by selecting one of the option in the dropdown list.

How to turn off the event logs in DNN?

To turn off specific event logs in DNN is pretty simple, if you scroll further down, you will be able to see there is a button called Edit Log Settings.

To enable or disable the event log, click the pencil edit icon. This will load another window popup and there is a tick box for you to untick it if you want to disable the event log.

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DotNetNuke Hosting - ASPHostPortal.com :: Tips To editing your DNN website

clock September 22, 2016 19:20 by author Armend

Tips To editing your DNN website

The following tips will help you with five of the most common tasks you'll perform on your DNN website.

1)Decrease Your File Upload Time

Save time - upload more than one file at a time! First, compress all the files you want to upload into a .zip file.  Then go to File Manager and select Upload A File.  Choose the zip file on your computer, then select which folder you want to upload it to. Be sure to check "decompress zip file." Now press the Upload File button.  This will move the single compressed file to the target location on the server, and decompress it.  So you just uploaded all of the files in the compressed folder with one upload.  If you are really watching your file quota, you may want to go back into the file manager and remove the zip file.  One downside of this little trick, it leaves the compressed file on the server after it is done.

 

2) Changing Your Workflow: Publish Content Before It's Visible

The more recent versions of DNN support this feature.  To turn this on, go to any HTML module settings.  Under HTML Settings, you'll find Work Flow. The default is Direct Publish while the other option is Content Staging.  If you choose Content Staging, the content will need to be published before it is made live on the site.  If you leave it as Direct Publish, the changes will go live as soon as you press save.  From HTML Settings, you can also see which modules are using these settings.  If you choose module, the setting is active in the module you are working on only. If you choose page, the setting is active on all of the HTML modules on the single page you are working on. If you choose site, the setting is active on the entire site.

3) Make Your Content Appear and Disappear Based on a Date Range

DNN Software has a date range on pages and modules that enables you to schedule a module's visibility. You can use many different variations of these 2 settings:

  •     Start Date (not supplied), Expiration Date (not supplied): module or page will always be visible
  •     Start Date (supplied), Expiration Date (not supplied): module or page will not be visible until the start date; once it is, if will show until you delete the page or module
  •     Start Date (not supplied), Expiration Date (supplied): module or page will be visible immediately and will continue to be visible until the expiration date.
  •     Start Date (supplied), Expiration Date (supplied): module or page will be visible on the start date and automatically stop showing on the expiration date.

4) Accidental Deletions: You Can Recover Them!

Don’t worry.  If you unintentionally deleted something, go to Admin->Recycling Bin.  You'll see a tab for pages and a tab for modules.  Choose which one you need and click Restore Selected Pages or Restore Selected Modules. Do not click Empty Recycle Bin. If you do, you'll need to contact our support team for a more involved solution.

5)  Copying and Pasting Advice

If you've ever tried to copy and paste from a third party editor (like Word), you may have noticed that everything ends up looking funky. There's a reason for this.  Word uses several hidden characters for formatting that you never see while typing or copying. But you definitely see the end result when you press save! Because of this, DNN Software provides a tool for you to migrate your content from your editor to your website.  Check out the toolbar of your HTML/Text Editor, and you'll see a paste options button. Your choices are:

  •     Paste (same as Control + V): this will paste the contents of your clipboard to your web editor. 
  •     Paste from Word: this strips out any non-essential word tags and characters.  This will leave the fonts in place.
  •     Paste from Word, strip font: this is the same as Paste from Word, only now we strip the fonts as well.
  •     Paste Plain Text: this means no fonts, not formats, no fluff.  Just text.
  •     Paste As HTML: this pastes the content in your clipboard as HTML code.
  •     Paste HTML: this will paste HTML code directly to the text editor.

We recommend using either the Paste from word, strip font or Paste as plain text.  If you strip the font, the content will adopt the font that the rest of your site uses.  This means everything still looks uniform.  If you don’t mind going back in and reading some bolds, underlines, lists, or any of that, then Paste plain text is for you.  This will make sure that just words, numbers and punctuation get pasted.
I hope you find these DNN tips useful. Contact our support team any time for extra help!

 

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DotNetNuke - ASPHostPortal.com :: Tips To Setting up your DotNetNuke MDE

clock Augustus 18, 2016 20:09 by author Armend

In this post I will explains about how setting up your DotNetNuke module development environment. Setting up your development environment can vary based on what your end goal is. If you are doing module development for your own use, and within your own DNN environments, you can ignore a few of the settings below. If you are doing module development with the idea that you might turn around and give the modules away, or sell them, then you will likely want to follow the guidelines set forth below to support the widest array of DNN installation environments.
I recommend that each developer have their own local development environment, with a local IIS website running DotNetNuke, and a SQL Server 2008/2012 (not express, though you can use it) database for the website. Having an individual development environment makes group module development far easier than if you share environments/databases.

 

Choosing a DotNetNuke Version

Choosing a version of DotNetNuke is important when you start your development for couple of reasons. For modules that you are developing for yourself, you need to ask, what is the minimum version of DotNetNuke that you have in production. Are you running DNN 5.6.1? Are you running 6.2.6, 7.0.0, 7.0.6? Based on the answer you can determine what version of DNN you should setup as your development environment. You shouldn't be developing on a newer version of DNN than what you have running in production. As with everything there are ways around this, but I am not going to go into the details on that in this tutorial.

As a developer working to create modules and release those, you might have production sites that are running on the latest and greatest version of DNN, but what about your customers? Or your potential customers? You have to ask yourself, do you want to provide support for really old versions of DotNetNuke? From a development perspective you will probably say no, but from a business perspective, you might say yes, and here’s why. Not everyone upgrades DotNetNuke websites as they should, and often times you will find that some people never upgrade. While I don’t advise taking that approach to managing a DotNetNuke website, it is a fact of life that people don’t always upgrade and there are thousands of people, if not tens of thousands, that have sites that aren’t running on the latest version of DNN. You should take that into account when you are doing your module development, if you compile your module against an older version of DNN then your module should run on newer versions of as well, for example. If you compile your module against DotNetNuke 6.2.6 it will likely run on every version of DNN released since then. Though there are extended cases where this won’t always work, DNN strives to maintain backwards compatibility, this isn't always possible.

You might also want to use features that are only available starting with a specific version of DotNetNuke, such as the workflow functionality found starting in DNN 5.1, in that case you may choose not to support older versions of the platform out of necessity. This will minimize the market in which you can sell your modules, but also can make for less support and an easier development cycle due to the features that DNN provides.

Choosing a Package

Now here’s one that may baffle you a bit. I’m going to recommend that you use the INSTALL package for whatever version of DotNetNuke that you download. What? The INSTALL package? What about the SOURCE package? Well you can use the source, but you don’t need it. The module development that I’m setting you up for doesn't require the DNN source, and using the INSTALL package makes your development environment cleaner. We aren't going to be opening the DotNetNuke project when we do our module development, so why have the files sitting around for nothing? Also, if you've ever tried to use the SOURCE package for anything, you'll know it isn't easy.
The steps for setting up your development environment will apply to both the Community and Professional editions of DotNetNuke.

Installation Configuration

Once you have the version selection out of the way you can go through the installation process. While I’m not going to walk you through the minutest of details of each step of installing DotNetNuke in this post, I will at least try to point you in the right direction for each step.

Download the INSTALL package of the version of DotNetNuke you want to use in your development environment.

Extract the files in the INSTALL package to a location of your choosing, this location is where you will point IIS (the web server) when we can configure the website. In my environment I typically use c:\websites\dnnxxx.me\ (One item of note: you may need to right click on the ZIP file and choose Properties before extracting, on the properties window if you have an UNBLOCK option, click that. Some versions of Windows have started blocking files within the DotNetNuke ZIP files, which will cause you problems later during the actual install.)

Setup IIS

IIS is the web server that comes with Windows computers. DNN 7 requires IIS 7 or later (7,7.5,8.0), so you will need at least Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012.

In IIS you should create a new website (Note: If you use an existing website in IIS be sure to add the HOST binding for DNNxxx.ME), and point to the folder where you extracted the INSTALL package.

Note: With DotNetNuke 7.0+, .NET Framework 4.0 is required, so be sure that your application pool is configured to run under 4.0, and not 2.0.

Set File Permissions

Setting up the file permissions for your DNN install is often the step that causes the most trouble. You should right click on the FOLDER in which you extracted DNN (c:\websites\dnnxxx.me\) and choose properties. Choose the Security tab. You need to add permissions for the account in which your website's application pool is running under. You will want to setup the permissions to give the account Full or Modify permissions for the DNNxxx.ME folder. Which account you will use will vary based on your version of IIS, here’s a simple list of some of the default accounts based on the version of IIS.

IIS Version Operating System Account

  • IIS 7 Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 localmachine\Network Service
  • IIS 7.5 Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7 IIS AppPool\APPPOOLNAME
  • IIS 8 Windows 2012, Windows 8 IIS AppPool\APPPOOLNAME

Note: If you are using IIS7.5/8.0 you’ll notice in the above table that we have APPPOOLNAME in the identity, this is because when you setup a new website in IIS a new application pool is created. In place of you should type in the name of the application pool that was created. You can also bypass this and configure your application pool to use the Network Service account instead of a dynamic account if you would like.

Database Configuration

In SQL Server you should go through and create a new database. I always create a database with the same name as the website, so in this case DNNxxx.ME. Once you have created the database, create a user that can access that database. I always use SQL authentication, turn off the enforce password requirements, and give the user DB Owner and Public access to the DNNxxx.ME database. Remember the username and password you create here as you will need them when you walk through the Installation screen for DotNetNuke.

DotNetNuke Installation Screen

Populate the installation screen with the standard DNN information, Host username, password, etc. For the Database option, choose Custom and configure your database connection, providing the Server IP/Name, the Database name (dnnxxx.me). For the database authentication you'll want to choose the option that allows you to enter the username/password for the database user that you created previously.

Now there are two additional options you can configure, normally I would tell you not to modify these, but from a development environment perspective I do recommend that you change the objectQualifier setting. It should be blank by default, you should type in “dnn” (without quotes), this will prepend “dnn_” to all of the objects that get created by DNN such as Tables and Stored Procedures. This is not something I recommend from a production stand point, but if you are developing modules for sale, then supporting objectQualifier in your development is recommended. It will save you time down the road if you have a customer who has an objectQualifier defined on their production databases.

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DotNetNUke - ASPHostPortal.com :: How To Create An Announcement With A Slider

clock Junie 8, 2016 20:57 by author Armend

DotNetNuke has come a long way recently with making things much more w3 compliant. This has allowed for more than just cleaner code; it has also allowed for much more control of your website through jQuery and CSS. Also, according to the forums, it looks like things are getting even better for compliance and control. In this tutorial, we will tell you how to create an announcement with a slider in DotNetNuke.

 

One of our favorite updates of DNN modules to this new compliance, is the DNN Announcements module. With the latest release, we now have the ability to set up the announcements as a list and apply some cool jQuery to it. We decided that we wanted to have the main image fade in and out and the title and description to slide in from the bottom. We came across the s3Slider jQuery plugin which seemed to provide exactly what I was looking for. We have outlined the steps below on how to add it to your DotNetNuke site.

The HTML

  • Add the Announcements module to your page.
  • Click the “Settings” link.
  • Expand the “Announcements Settings”
  • Remove exisiting code from Header Template, Item Template, and Footer Template.
  • In the “Header Template:” text area, enter the following code:

<div id="s3slider">
<ul id="s3sliderContent">

  • In the “Item Template:” text area, enter the following code:

If you want your description area to be at the top of the image area, use the class top in the span.
If you want your description area to be at the bottom of the image area, use the class bottom in the span as I have here.

<li class="s3sliderImage">
[IMAGESOURCE]<span class="bottom"><strong>[TITLE][EDIT]</strong><br />
[DESCRIPTION]<br />
[READMORE]</span>
</li>

  • In the “Footer Template:” text area, enter the following code:

<li class="clear s3sliderImage"></li>

  • Also, in the “Footer Template” area close out the ul and div that was started in the “Header Template” area

The CSS

In your skin.css file, insert the following styles: (note the widths and heights in the CSS. They need to be exactly the same as the image for the announcemnts.)

#s3slider { width: 500px; height: 242px; position: relative; overflow: hidden;}
#s3sliderContent { width: 500px; position: absolute; top: 0; margin-left: 0;}
.s3sliderImage { float: left; position: relative; display: none;}
.s3sliderImage span { position: absolute; font: 14px/21px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; padding: 10px 13px;  width: 500px; background-color: #000; filter: alpha(opacity=70); -moz-opacity: 0.7; -khtml-opacity: 0.7; opacity: 0.7; color: #fff; display: none;}
.top { top: 0; left: 0;}
.bottom { bottom: 0; left: 0;}

The jQuery

Now that we have all of that in place, we can add the jQuery to make it work.

  • Include a refrence to jQuery in your skin. This is already done if widgets are inabled on your site.
  • Download the files from the s3Slider site. http://www.serie3.info/s3slider (link opens in new window)
  • Upload the s3Slider.js file to your skin folder.
  • In your skin file (for example: skin.ascx), enter the following code: (you can put this at the top or the bottom of your skin)

<script type="text/javascript" src="<%= SkinPath%>s3Slider.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
    $(document).ready(function() {
       $('#s3slider').s3Slider({
          timeOut: 7000
       });
    });
</script>

  • Now just start adding the content of your announcements! Be sure to make your images the same size as what is set in the CSS.

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DotnetNuke Hosting - ASPHostportal.com :: How to Integrate DotNetNuke with Sharepoint?

clock Junie 7, 2016 23:21 by author Dan

DotNetNuke has already established itself as one of the most popular as well as preferred web content management systems, based on Microsoft. Net. DotNetNuke websites are known to offer excellent user experience while also letting the brands enhance their identity. The recent trend is that of integrating this content management system with that of Microsoft SharePoint, of which the latest version has recently come out in the form of SharePoint 2013.

The integration is quite helpful for the businesses in a number of ways. Here is a brief overview of how the integration of DotNetNuke with SharePoint can be executed with success.

Effective Document Management with SharePoint

SharePoint is undoubtedly the most preferred as well as even sought after system for document management, helpful for businesses of varying size or nature. Now, this platform is built into cloud, which allows maximum storage and accessibility. Consequently, the professionals in a team have an opportunity to share as well as collaborate on apparently large amounts of data and documents. Additionally, the platform integrates effectively with Outlook and this enables enhancement of the significance of the social tools. All this leads to a carefully organized atmosphere. The team members can also convert the raw data into important interactive reports.

Integration of DotNetNuke with SharePoint

The best thing about integrating the web content management system with the web application development platform is that the two of them integrates quite seamlessly. An automatic integration implies that no further efforts are required when it comes to operating the system. The DNN Community can merge with the platform in a rather hassle- free manner by means of using the custom modules. The primary idea, here, is to design a system that allows the platform to communicate from behind a firewall with the people facing the website. Now, all this means that the documents can be pushed into the portal on the DotNetNuke website with higher level of safety and efficiency. At the same time, the filter rules can be designed to track down the individual documents to find out as to where they go.

DNN Enterprise and SharePoint Connector

In instances where the platform is used as the document management system, integration of the same with DotNetNuke Enterprise Edition is actually of real benefits. The custom integration saves a lot of money of the enterprise while investment that is made is actually worthy.

The DNN Enterprise SharePoint connector comes up as a powerful and significant feature, supporting both 2007 and 2010 versions of the platform. The firewall issues can be avoided at the same time. Content, on the other hand, stays fresh and is published directly from the SharePoint Document Library. It is the DotNetNuke role- based security network that performs the essential function of protecting the published documents.

Making Use of the SharePoint Folder Provider


The SharePoint Folder is particularly useful in integration with DotNetNuke 6. It enables the DNN users to store as well as synchronize the files contained in the document libraries, located in 2010 version of this platform.

Here is an overview of the features of this Folder and the way it helps:

The communication between the web application development platform and the DotNetNuke 6 becomes faster and more direct by virtue of the folder. It paves the way for multiple providers to indicate to different document libraries from either the similar platform based sites or from the different ones.

The SharePoint Folder facilitates a number of functionalities such as addition cum deleting of folders, uploading, downloading, renaming of files along with synchronization of the files and folders. Above all, this Folder actually acts as a strong base for several DNN modules, which make use of the DotNetNuke file system. Custom SharePoint development teams can help you build projects within allocated budgets and time schedules.

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DotNetNuke - ASPHostPortal.com :: Tips to Help You Save Money and Build Your Business with DotNetNuke Hosting

clock Mei 26, 2016 19:48 by author Armend

Tips to Help You Save Money and Build Your Business with DotNetNuke Hosting

When it comes to publishing new content online, the tasks of modifying and writing code can be overwhelming to the novice user. Even for the more experienced web developer, altering how content displays on your web page can be so time-consuming that the focus shifts away from offering the best content possible to your visitors. However, maintaining high-quality web content is incredibly important, whatever the scale of your business. Finding effective ways to communicate the value of your products and services to visitors can help you transform them into long-term customers.

To make publishing and editing web content more streamlined, a content management system (CMS) provides a framework for creating web content that effectively removes the need to work at the level of pure code. For users of Windows hosting services and ASP.NET web hosting, DotNetNuke offers a simple, web-based control panel which, after configuration to suit your layout needs and your ongoing plans for content type, can make working with content quicker and easier than ever before.

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Offer attractive web content with DotNetNuke web hosting services

In order to remain competitive online, more and more businesses are beginning to understand the need for a long-term content strategy. Whether this involves adding new products to an online catalogue on a regular basis, or posting daily blogs and news updates on how your company is progressing, offering new, worthwhile content is a surefire way to not only keep potential customers interested, but also to boost your presence in search engine results and in the wider industry of which you are a part.

The article provides insight into the most frequently-used features of the DotNetNuke content management system, including user permissions to control access to certain pages, skins and add-ons to alter the core functionality of the system, and DotNetNuke’s outstanding performance as part of an ASP.NET hosting solution.
Furthermore, the article explains the impact of the features included in DotNetNuke web hosting and how these features can actively help your business to grow online. By reading the article, you will learn how choosing DotNetNuke web hosting services can give you the competitive edge you need to attract more visitors, keep them browsing your website for longer, and ultimately increase conversion rates to boost your revenue.

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DotNetNuke Hosting - ASPHostPortal.com :: How to Solve DotNetNuke.Services.Exceptions.PageLoadException Problem

clock Oktober 26, 2015 20:36 by author Dan

Problem:

If you have deleted or your dotnetnuke installation failed to install DDR Menu module, you will get following.

an error has occurred. DotNetNuke.Services.Exceptions.PageLoadException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. ---> System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at DotNetNuke.UI.Containers.ActionButtonList.get_ModuleActions() at DotNetNuke.UI.Containers.ActionButtonList.OnLoad(EventArgs e) at System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() at System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() at System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() at System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() at System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() at System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() at System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() at System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() at System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() at System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() at System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) --- End of inner exception stack trace ---

OR

An error has occurred.DotNetNuke.Services.Exceptions.PageLoadException: Couldn't load menu style 'admin/Menus/DNNActions': System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at DotNetNuke.Web.DDRMenu.DNNCommon.DNNContext.get_ModuleFolder() at DotNetNuke.Web.DDRMenu.DNNCommon.PathResolver.Resolve(String path, RelativeTo[] roots) at DotNetNuke.Web.DDRMenu.MenuBase.Instantiate(String menuStyle) ---> System.ApplicationException: Couldn't load menu style 'admin/Menus/DNNActions': System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at DotNetNuke.Web.DDRMenu.DNNCommon.DNNContext.get_ModuleFolder() at DotNetNuke.Web.DDRMenu.DNNCommon.PathResolver.Resolve(String path, RelativeTo[] roots) at DotNetNuke.Web.DDRMenu.MenuBase.Instantiate(String menuStyle) at DotNetNuke.Web.DDRMenu.MenuBase.Instantiate(String menuStyle) at DotNetNuke.Web.DDRMenu.DDRMenuControl.OnPreRender(EventArgs e) at System.Web.UI.Control.PreRenderRecursiveInternal() at System.Web.UI.Control.PreRenderRecursiveInternal() at System.Web.UI.Control.PreRenderRecursiveInternal() at System.Web.UI.Control.PreRenderRecursiveInternal() at System.Web.UI.Control.PreRenderRecursiveInternal() at System.Web.UI.Control.PreRenderRecursiveInternal() at System.Web.UI.Control.PreRenderRecursiveInternal() at System.Web.UI.Control.PreRenderRecursiveInternal() at System.Web.UI.Control.PreRenderRecursiveInternal() at System.Web.UI.Control.PreRenderRecursiveInternal() at System.Web.UI.Control.PreRenderRecursiveInternal() at System.Web.UI.Control.PreRenderRecursiveInternal() at System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) --- End of inner exception stack trace ---

Solution

It is a good news if you are installing your new dnn instance, you can download latest installation source from dotnetunke.codeplex.com and that will work just fine.

If you are already having dnn site running and you uninstalled the  DDR menu  by mistake, or you are upgrading the site or DDR menu  and that caused this problem, there are some ways to fix this.

Download and setup local copy of fresh dnn installation and do following:

  • Open web.config of fresh install, and search ddr in it. Copy the DDR entry from it and paste it to appropriate section of your site's web.config.
  • from fresh install replace /admin/menus and /desktopmodules/ddrmenu folders to your site folder.
  • download  http://dnnddrmenu.codeplex.com/releases/70987/download/264940 and paste it into /install/module folder
  • Browser for yoursite.com/Install/install.aspx?mode=InstallResources and that's it

In my case, we were trying to upgrade the DDR menu and found the broken site that was restored using above steps.

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DotNetNuke Hosting - ASPHostPortal.com : How To Enable Google Analytics on a DotNetNuke Website?

clock Oktober 22, 2015 21:25 by author Kenny

How To Enable Google Analytics on a DotNetNuke Website?

Google Analytics is one of those must-have tools when running a website.  The tasks of tracking traffic sources, browser versions, search terms, etc. are all made easy.  The developers of DotNetNuke have also made using Google Analytics on a DotNetNuke website simple.

Installing Google Analytics in DotNetNuke is a fairly common request from many individuals and I know it can be a quite troubling question for most. The primary questions are how and where can I put the javascript code provided by Google. Well you have a few options. First you could put the code directly in the skin for the site, the advantages to that would be that you will automatically have the code on all pages, however, the disadvantage is that you cannot use that skin as is on another portal due to the site specific Google information. I personally go the route of adding a text/html module to my site and set it to show on every page and insert the script in a very specific location which I will discuss below. There are a few drawbacks to this method. First you will not get any statistics information on traffic to "edit pages" where other modules are not displayed and you also will not receive information regarding administration modules. However, in most circumstances this shouldn't be an issue.

The best way to include this information is to include the information in the Module header of the text/html module. This is to prevent the accidental removal of the script code if you happen to click inside the module as an admin to enter in-line edit mode. Below I will walk you through the steps needed to implement Google Analytics using this method. (NOTE: you can extend this for other javascript integrations if needed).

Step By Step

  • Add a new Text/HTML module to a page of your site, you can position it anywhere, but I recommend the bottom of the page as administrative users will still see the module when they are logged in
  • Edit the text of the module to contain no text
  • Enter the module settings from the SolPart Action Menu
  • Expand the "Advanced Settings" section
  • Check the box next to "Display Module On All Pages?"
  • Insert your Javascript code in the "Header" box. This will ensure that the data is always retained
  • Now under "Page Settings" -> "Basic Settings" un-check the following boxes
    • Display Container
    • Allow Print
    • Allow Syndicate
  • Ensure that the "Cache Time" is set to 0 (Caching appeared to cause issues with this implementation in my testing)
  • Click "Update" to save your changes

This should complete the setup. You may now test to ensure everything is functioning correctly. You can log out as an administrator and view your site and no extra content should be displayed however if you look at the generated source you should see your javacript listed. Google Analytics should update within about 15 minutes to show that they are receiving your data.

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DotNetNuke Hosting - ASPHostPortal.com :: Share Your DNN Portal With Cross Portal Sharing

clock Oktober 19, 2015 18:48 by author Dan

DNN cross portal sharing, which means that articles from a portal can be shared or displayed on other portals within the same DNN installation, without having to add the same articles again into your DNN. Articles can be edited only on the portal where they have been added into your DNN module, and they can be displayed on an unlimited number of portals. Article details are opened on the current portal, that is, they do not lead to the portal they have been taken from.

Sharing the articles via cross portal sharing can be set up exclusively by the SuperUser.

To enable sharing articles onto other portals, it is necessary to click on the "Cross portal sharing" icon in the Dashboard of  your DNN.

On "Cross portal sharing" administrator's page, all the portals you have within the same DNN installation will be displayed.

To enable sharing content across portals, click on the radio button "Select portals", which will open the "Select portals" link. By clicking on it, a pop-up will open, allowing you to select which portal or portals you want to share articles with.

After setting up the sharing of content across portals, we click on the button "Save" or "Save & Close".

After successfully setting up the sharing of articles, the receiving portal will feature the option to select a portal where the articles will be displayed in this instance of the module. A portal can only be selected if we use custom settings (instance).

Receiving of data is allowed in all the satellite modules as well (EasyDNNnews Calendar, EasyDNNnews Tags, EasyDNNnews CategoriesMenu, EasyDNNnews Search).

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DotNetNuke Hosting - ASPHostPortal.com : How to Add JavaScript to DNN Page?

clock Oktober 15, 2015 09:51 by author Kenny

How to Add JavaScript to DNN Page?

What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is a programming language used to make web pages interactive. It runs on your visitor's computer and doesn't require constant downloads from your website. JavaScript is often used to create polls and quizzes. JavaScript support is built right into all the major web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. Provided that the visitors to your site are using web browsers that support JavaScript (most do) and have JavaScript enabled (it is by default), then your JavaScript will run when they visit the page. JavaScript is an interpreted language, so no special program is required to create usable code. Any plain text editor such as Notepad (one of the Accessories that comes in Windows) is quite satisfactory for being able to write JavaScript. That said, an editor that colorizes the code to make it easier to see what is what makes it easier to find your mistakes.

Step by Step

  1. Navigate to a DNN page where you want to place slideshow
  2. Click on “Edit Page” located at right side of Admin bar and choose “Edit this page”, this will turn page to Edit mode.
  3. Say (you have already setup images) on top of content page, then click Modules menu in Admin bar, then click on “Add new Module”.
  4. Choose HTML Editor Module from the list of modules and drag it below to slide show (location of module not mandatory, but a best practice)
  5. Select settings from “gear” action menu of newly added module and remove value from “Module Title” and uncheck Is Sharable (this will prevent share this content across site) under Advanced Settings then click on “Update”
  6. Select Edit content from “pencil” action menu of new module, this will opens a word like editor.
  7. Choose “Basic Text Box” located in left top corner, this will show plane textbox, type relevant JavaScript code here.
  8. Finally choose “Raw” as Render mode located at bottom of the editor and Click on “Save”. This will attach our Script code with page.

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