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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 : 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 : 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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DotNetNuke Hosting - ASPHostPortal.com :: What's New in DotNetNuke 7.4.2?

clock Oktober 8, 2015 12:19 by author Kenny

What is New in DotNetNuke 7.4.2?

The latest version of DotNetNuke is 7.4.2. This version has been released at October 6th 2015. This release is maintenance release, bug fixes and support for incremental updates.

SECURITY ISSUES

This release resolves the following two security issues:

  • 2015-06 (Low) Potential XSS issue when using tabs dialog
  • 2015-07 (Medium) Users are getting registered even though User Registration is set to None

What started out as a relatively small maintenance release has turned into one of their largest maintenance releases ever. They spent a lot of time working to resolve a number of password management and multi-language issues along with a few performance enhancements. In total, they ran well over 5000 manual and automated tests on this release with a 99% pass rate.

MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Added upgrade support from beta release
  • Fixed issue with lists in custom registration form
  • Fixed issue with ignore words in Italian and French
  • Fixed issue with site export in multi-language site
  • Fixed issue where parameters in return URL were malformed
  • Fixed issue in sitemap for multi-language site
  • Fixed issue where control panel did not render links correctly in SSL offload environments
  • Fixed issue where pages with future start date were inaccessible
  • Fixed multiple password reset issues
  • Fixed issue where site settings could be duplicated
  • Fixed issue where dismissing all notifications removed messages as well
  • Fixed issue where file link for missing file caused exception
  • Fixed issue where localized portal settings were not getting applied when switching languages
  • Fixed issue where admin was unable to change interface language
  • Fixed issue where page name uniqueness was applied cross language
  • Fixed multiple scheduler issues

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DotNetNuke 7.4.1 Hosting - ASPHostPortal.com :: How to Use the Text DotNetNuke Skin Object

clock Augustus 28, 2015 11:54 by author Kenny

How to Use the Text DotNetNuke Skin Object

DotNetNuke is a web content management system based on Microsoft .NET. The DNN Platform Edition is open source. DNN is designed for multi-tenancy and supports an unlimited number of websites, either as root websites or for portals in a parent-child configuration. The platform's skinning feature separates content from design-related files for easier customization. Skins make it simple to maintain a common look and structure across related sites without advanced programming knowledge. DNN's core functionality can be expanded with modules for common elements, such as those for e-commerce. The software enables parent-child website resource sharing and management using specially-formed symbolic links.

How to Use the Text DotNetNuke Skin Object

What is a Skin Object?

First of all, a skin object is an ASP.Net user control that is used in DNN skins to provide a limited feature.  For example, the search box, menu, login link, copyright statement, and more, are all skin objects.  They allow a skin designer to include dynamic content without having to know how to build the content itself, or knowing any programming.

Other than the previous description, this post will assume that you know how to create and package your own skin.

Text Skin Object

The Text skin object itself is a very useful feature in skinning, as it allows you to include localized text, while not having to create a copy of the skin for each language, or using any other number of workarounds.

For example, if you have static text next to your login skin object that says, “Welcome, “ then you might want to have alternatives for another language, if you plan to support it.

I am going to use that example for the rest of this post.

The Code

There is minimal code needed to implement the Text skin object.  If you’re using an HTML skin, then you would simply need to do the following:

<object id="dnnTEXT-Welcome" codetype="dotnetnuke/server" codebase="TEXT">
    <param name="Text" value="Welcome, " />
    <param name="CssClass" value="NormalBold" />
    <param name="ResourceKey" value="Welcome.Text" />
    <param name="ReplaceTokens" value="False" />
</object>

If you are using a ASCX skin, then you would need two updates.  First, put this line of code into the top section of the source:

<%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" TagName="TEXT" Src="~/Admin/Skins/Text.ascx" %>

Next, put this code into the appropriate spot of the source in the skin:

<dnn:TEXT runat="server" id="dnnTEXT-Welcome" Text="Welcome, "
CssClass="NormalBold" ResourceKey="Welcome.Text" ReplaceTokens="False" />

Resource Files

Next, you need to make sure your skin has resource files.  In your skin package, you should have a folder namedApp_LocalResources.  This folder will contain the necessary files to tell your skin the appropriate text to use for the skin object when the specific language is asked for during page request life cycle.

If your skin file is named index.ascx or index.html, then your default resource file for English would be namedindex.ascx.resx.  If your additional supported language is French, your filename might be index.fr-FR.ascx.resx.

The English file code would be something like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
  <data name="Welcome.Text">
    <value>Welcome, </value>
  </data>
</root>

The respective code for the French language file might look like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<root>
  <data name="Welcome.Text">
    <value>Accueil, </value>
  </data>
</root>

Text Skin Object Properties Explained

There are a few properties that you’ve seen in the previous examples that you might be wondering about.  Here is an explanation of those properties:

  • Runat – (required, ASCX only) The value must be ‘server’ 
  • Id – (required) This is a unique name for the tag, much like in standard HTML 
  • Text – (optional) This value will be used as the default, should an appropriate resources file for the current language not be found 
  • CssClass – (optional) This value is the name of a CSS class that will be available to the rendered HTML page to stylize the text in the web browser 
  • ResourceKey – (required) This value references the id (name) of the text to retrieve from the resources file 
  • ReplaceTokens – (optional) This true/false value will tell DNN to look for system tokens and replace them with the appropriate text


DotNetNuke Hosting With ASPHostPortal :: How to modify DotNetNuke Login Page? The Easy Way

clock Maart 16, 2015 05:42 by author Mark

The DNN login page is the most forgotten part in all DNN users and even some professional DNN portals like PokerDiy.com and neoteo.com. There are few modules that allow you to have a simplified login or pop up login like digg.com but you need to pay or it and it is not cheap and easy to change the design.
dnn-login-sample

In order to make changes to your DNN Login page, you have to understand the components in the login module. The DNN Login module consists of 4 parts which is the DNN Membership Authentication System, The Authentication Provider, The Login Module itself and the Language Resources Files (.resx).

The linkage of these components are as below:
Login Module loads Authentication Provider(s) into it and the provider as a gateway to the DNN Membership Authentication System. For example, if a user using LiveID to login your DNN Portal, the LiveID Authentication Provider redirect the user to MSN LiveID Gateway and then pass the credential back to your DNN Portal and match it with the DNN Membership Authentication System.

Login Structure

However, DNN Membership Authentication System also consist of Member Registration, Password Reminder and Forgot Password Question which makes the designing work on Login Works kinda tricky, not even need to mention the words that are loaded from the language resource files.
Ok, lets start changing those ugly interface! First we need to locate all the files that need to be changed. You will need to have FTP access to your DNN installation root.

Step 1: Changing the Login Module Container

The Login Module is basically the Admin’s Container by default where there is actually no login page but a “DNN Control” (Home/ctl/Login.aspx) unless you create a page and specified it in Admin > Site Setting > Advance Setting > Login Page.

Step 2: Locating Files that need to be changed

Now we need to locate the Login Authentication Providers at /DesktopModules/AuthenticationServices/ There will be 3 default providers which is DNN, LiveID and OpenID. You will find Login.aspx and Login.ascx.resx (under App_LocalResources) inside it and that are the files you are going to change it. For the DNN authentication files, you can get them at: /admin/Users/user.aspx and /admin/Authentication/login.aspx
Make sure you didn’t mixed up with login.aspx in providers.

Step 3: Changing the Text and Words

You can either change it using DNN Language editor which is located in Admin > Language in control panel are directly look for the files in FTP. I actually prefer the later method as it is more easier to read and modify using Visual Web Developer.
“Register” “Forgot and Password” at
/httpdocs/admin/Authentication/App_LocalResources/Login.ascx.resx
*If you have more than one portal, the file name will be “Login.ascx.Portal-0”

<data name="Remember.Text" xml:space="preserve">
     <value>Remember Login</value>
 </data>
 <data name="cmdForgotPassword.Text" xml:space="preserve">
    <value>Forgot Password ?</value>
 </data>
 <data name="cmdRegister.Text" xml:space="preserve">
     <value>Register</value>
 </data>

All you need to to change the text inside between the “value” attribute. I’d not recommend you to put html/css into it as it will increase the load time and may messing up xhtml coding standard…

Step 4: Changing the files.

First, we need to deal with the Login Tabs which is using the DNNTabStrip webcontrol. You can find this file at:
/httpdocs/admin/Authentication/Login.ascx
Inside the file, look for:

<DNN:DNNTabStrip
 ID="tsLogin"
 runat="server"
 TabRenderMode="All"
 CssTabContainer="LoginTabGroup"
 CssContentContainer="LoginContainerGroup"
 DefaultContainerCssClass="LoginContainer"
 DefaultLabel-CssClass="LoginTab"
 DefaultLabel-CssClassHover="LoginTabHover"
 DefaultLabel-CssClassSelected="LoginTabSelected"
 visible="false" />

The Css Classes are located at /Portals/_default/default.css by default. You can either change the css file, override it in skin.css / portal.css or redefine the classes in login.ascx
If you look at the pokerDIY login tabs, you will see that the tabs have been pushed into 2 lines which makes the layout very messy. You can simply widen it by changing the “width=160” to a larger number in the following lines and you will have the problem solved.

<asp:panel id="pnlLogin" runat="server" Visible="false">
     <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3" border="0" summary="SignIn Design Table" width="160">

Ok, now you have change the “Register” and “Forgot Password?” text but what about the design? For these, you need to look for “cssclass=”CommandButton” in the following lines located inside the same login.ascx.

<asp:Linkbutton id="cmdRegister" resourcekey="cmdRegister" cssclass="CommandButton" text="Register" runat="server"/>
 <asp:Linkbutton id="cmdPassword" resourcekey="cmdForgotPassword" cssclass="CommandButton" text="Forgot Password?" runat="server" />

We’ll leave the other parts of codes inside the file and CSS coding for a moment. Now we proceed to change another login.ascx which is located in:
/DesktopModules/AuthenticationServices/DNN.ascx
There are few basic things you need to change to make your login looks beautiful which are: The width, Label text/icon, login button, input box and the text inside it. You can find them in these lines:

<dnn:label id="plUsername" controlname="txtUsername" runat="server" resourcekey="Username" />
 <dnn:label id="plPassword" controlname="txtPassword" runat="server" resourcekey="Password" />
 <asp:textbox id="txtUsername" columns="9" width="150" cssclass="NormalTextBox" runat="server" />
 <asp:textbox id="txtPassword" columns="9" width="150" textmode="password" cssclass="NormalTextBox" runat="server" />
 <asp:button id="cmdLogin" resourcekey="cmdLogin" cssclass="DNNLogin" text="Login" runat="server" />

Like many others, you probably thought of removing the stupid help icon in the login page. It is simple if you’re only having a single language website version. All you need is to replace the <dnn:label to standard html code.
If you need to persevered the language resources function, you may substitute the dnn label control into standard asp label control as follow:

<asp:label id="plUsername" controlname="txtUsername" runat="server" resourcekey="Username" />

To change the textbox design as well as the font inside, simply look for <asp:textbox and change the cssclass value and thing applies to <asp:button for the login button.
After you’ve changed all the cssclass value in dnn.ascx, you may proceed to LiveID.ascx and OpenID.ascx using the same method.

Step 5: CSS Styling codes

Now we’ve reached into the hardest part where we need to use css to make a stylish login page. First, I would suggest you to put a new name for each of the value inside the CssClass attribute. This is because the default value are general classes which are shared with other modules and controls in the whole portal.

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DotNetNuke Hosting With ASPHostPortal :: How To Setting up the DotNetNuke Blog Module

clock Maart 12, 2015 06:06 by author Mark

This article will walk you through this module and how to successfully configure it on a page within your DNN portal.This article assumes that you have downloaded and installed this version of the module in your website.  This article also discusses creating a blog that is to be used only by the individual configuring the blog, so you will want to login as the blog owner before continuing with this tutorial.  For this example we will be creating a blog for use by the “Admin” of the site.

Creating the Blog!

To get started we will add a new page and call it “Blog”, you complete this step by clicking the   icon in the control panel.  Input the following information for the blog page, or feel free to input your own specific information.
This creates a page that is visible to all users that will contain our blog.  Now, we will want to add an instance of the blog to this newly created page.  Select “Blog” from the list of available modules in the control panel and then select “Add”

Now right away you will notice that the blog module has now added a total of 5 new module displays to your page; most recent blog entries, blog list, new blog, search blog and blog archive.  We will work with each of the controls individually to properly configure the blog for display.

Lets start with the “New Blog” module, this is an administrative module that is used to manage the blogs that are part of the module so we will first want to change the display properties of this module to disable viewing by all users.  Hover over the action menu and select “Settings” to enter the module settings.  In the permissions section, uncheck the “Inherit View Permissions from Page” and ensure that no values are selected, then click “Update”.  The module should now show that it is only available for administrators.

This view control is the one that you will use to create and manage the properties for your blog and sub-blogs.  Once you have the view listed above click on “Create My Blog” to start the configuration of the blog module.  You will be presented with a “Create new Blog” page that will prompt you for various bits of information; each of these will be discussed below.

  • Title – This is the display title for your blog, it is displayed at the top of the entry listing and in the blog directory.  For this example we will call our blog “Test Blog”
  • Description – This is a short description to the purposes of the blog.  This content is displayed on RSS feeds and as general blog information..  For this example we will use the text “Demonstration blog description text”.
  • Blog Options – This section is a collection of checkboxes and looks like this, each setting will be discussed below.
  • Make this blog public – This option is used to make the blog visible to the public
  • Allow users to post comments – This allows registered users to post comments to your blog
  • Approval for user comments required – This option is only enabled for selection if user comments are allowed.  If enabled this option will prevent any comments from displaying publicly until they are approved
  • Allow anonymous users to post comments – this allows anonymous users to post comments to your blog
  • Approval for anonymous comments required – Just like the rule for user comments this adds an approval processes to the anonymous comments.
  • Allow Trackback Comments – This option allows users of other blogs to link back to your blog inputting a comment automatically
  • Approval for trackback comments – Just like the other items this will enable an approval process flow
  • Trackback auto discovery – This is a mode that will allow trackbacks to be discovered automatically
  • Send mail notifications - This option will send an e-mail notification to the blog owner after each blog comment and/or trackback
  • Use CAPTCHA for comments – This option will require the completion of a visual CAPTCHA before a comment can be submitted.

The final option in this section is the “When displaying your identity use” option.  This allows you to use either your username or full name as the identifying name for blog postings.
Typically when configuring modules we would enable comments for registered users without approval and for anonymous users with approval.  These will be the options that are selected for this tutorial.

  • Syndication Options – This collection of settings relates to RSS feeds and if/how they will be created.  Each option will be described below.
  • Syndicate this blog – If this is enabled the content for this blog will be introduced into an RSS feed
  • Syndicate independently – If this is enabled the blog will be syndicated as its own separate RSS feed.  You can use this with child blogs to prevent them from all being listed in 1 feed.
  • Managing Editor - This textbox is where you can put an e-mail address that should be listed as the managing editor for the RSS feed.  This is something that should be populated with a valid e-mail address as it provides a method for feedback and questions from consumers of the RSS feed.
  • Date and Time Options – These options are used to control how the dates and times are displayed in the blog.  This is where you select the time zone for your postings as well as your desired date format.  Below is an example of the default setting for US Central time.

Once you have gone through these settings you can skip past the “Child Blogs” section as this section is outside the scope of this article.  After clicking on “Update” your blog will be created.

Configuring your page layout

Now that we have created a blog it is a bit easier to see what each of these individual modules on our page are used for.  Lets take a bit of time to organize and discuss each of these modules.  The following steps will take you through a process to provide you meaningful information for each control as well as will give you instructions on how to rename the components to be more descriptive.

New_Blog

This control is the first control that we worked with an serves as an administration module, initially used to create the blog and eventually used to modify blog settings and to add new blog entries.  Typically renaming this module to “Administration” is helpful as it makes it easy to remember what its purpose is.  You can click in the module title to use the inline editor to change the name of the module.
It is also very common to move this module to the left pane to condense it’s display.  The module display provides you with three options.

Blog Settings

Clicking on this link will return you to the blog settings page that we used above to create your blog; you can use this to administer the various configuration elements of your blog.

View My Blog

Clicking on this link is the same as clicking your specific blog form the “Blog_List” module; it simply updates the “Most recent blog entries” window to show your blog listing.

Add Blog Entry

This is where you can make a new post to your blog.  You will be presented with an input screen that will provide you with fields for entry date, blog, title, summary, and blog.  Each of these fields are fairly self explanatory you can use these fields to control the CONTENT of your blog post.  You additionally have an “Entry Options” section where you can set options for your blog.  These items exist to allow you to “publish” a blog, to allow comments, and/or to display a copyright notice at the bottom of your blog posting.  Below is an example of these settings under their defaults
After you populate all values for the fields you may press “update” to actually make your new blog post!  It is that easy!

Blog_Archive

This module is a simple calendar that shows days that have blog posts and allow users to navigate the blog based on a date range.  Typically this module is renamed to “Archive” or something of that nature.  This is another control that for both space and usability is typically moved to the “RightPane” to allow it to display alongside the blog postings.  An example of the interface after modifying this control and the previous control is below.
As you can see we are starting to create something that looks more like a blog that you might expect to see.

Blog_List

This module is a control that allows users to select the various views from your blog.  They are presented options for “View All Recent Entries” which will display recent entries from any and all blogs and child blogs.  They are also given the ability to click on each individual blog and they will be displayed that information.  This is another control that condenses display very nicely and is deserving of a new name and location.  Typically this is found on the “LeftPane” of a site and is called “Navigation” or “Blogs” something a bit more descriptive to your users.
The action menu for this module provides you access to the “Blog Settings” page and “Add New Blog” pages.  This makes the “Administration” module unneeded for administration purposes now that you have created your blog.  Some individuals remove the module entirely but most just leave it for administration display.

Search Blog

This module is the search feature for the blog module itself allowing users to search for desired content, again this is a module that can condense to display in smaller areas and is typically located near the “Archive “ control as they are similar in function.  For this example we will rename it to “Search” and place it directly below the “Archive” module.
This module has no configuration options and provides users basic searching of blog content.

Most Recent Blog Entries

This module is the actual display control for the module that will show your blog posts to your users and allow them to view/leave comments.  The view of this specific module changes depending on how the other modules are configured.  You can view summary information for you blog postings and then drill down into the full detail display.
This module does have a configuration element that is accessible via the action menu by selecting “Module Options”.  These options apply to the blog module as a whole and will be discussed in two separate sections.

Basic Settings

These settings are basic settings that control the display of the blog and the input of content for the module.  Below are the default settings for this module.  They are all fairly self explanatory and are used to mostly limit the content to ensure that you have a proper display on your site for content length, search results length, and RSS feed length.

Advanced Settings

These settings are more advanced topics and relate to integration and other elements of the blog module.  Each of these values will be discussed below.

  • Allow Upload Options – Can blog posters upload items to their posting?
  • Show Blog Summary – Is the summary displayed when viewing the single blog detail?  Typically this is disabled as your summary is the first portion of your full blog post and it wouldn’t make sense to display it before the blog content.
  • Show unique title – If enabled this module will use a blog specific title to describe the content of the page.  For SEO this is a very good practice!
  • Personal Blog Page – If you want to display 1 and ONLY 1 blog on the page you can select the blog that is associated with the module here.  This essentially disables the function of the “Navigation”/”Blog_List” module discussed earlier and selects the given blog directly.
  • Enable DNN Search – This option is disabled by default.  If selected the module will use the ISearchable interface to provide the core DNN search engine with information about your blog postings.

Summary

After walking through this example you should now have a blog page that looks something like the following.

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DotNetNuke Hosting With ASPHostPortal :: Step by Step Process to Install The DotNetNuke (DNN)

clock Januarie 26, 2015 06:05 by author Mark

DNN Installation Process

  • Unzip the DNN file.
  • Rename
  • Make Two Folders in side UnZip folder
    • SQLExpress_DBFile
    • Website
  • Move all files inside the Website Folder except SqlExpressFolder.
    • Modify WebConfig.
  • Host it to IIS
    • Open IIS
    • Add new website (exp: DNNDEV.ME)
      • Site name :DNNDEV.ME
      • Provide physical path of dnn(Mark it to website folder under dnn folder)
      • Host name:DNNDEV.ME(same as site name)
  • After adding site you have to provide it permission:
    • Right click website folder > Edit permission > Security
    • Under Security click Edit > ADD > iis apppool\DC700X_DEV5 (your site name)
    • Allow it to All permission
  • Now add it to Host sites
    • Open notepad as Administration > File > Open > Brows (C > Windows32 > Systems > Drivers > host(Select all files) remove Read only permission
    • Now open Host and add 127.0.0.1 DNNDEV.ME (as per your ip and site name)
    • Now save and give it Read only Permission.

Make Data Base for dnn

  • Open SqlServer > Database(right click) >Add new DB > Paste here DNNDEV.ME(original site or host name as in IIS)
  • Open Database > Security > Logins (Create new user)
    • Login Name :DNNDEV.ME
    • Check Sql Server Authentication (nt Windows Auth)
    • Pas :Database,Confirm pass:Database
    • Make Enforce Password Policy Uncheck Then cilck > OK
  • Open DNNDEV.ME > Security > USers (right click) > New USer
    • User Name :DNNDEV.ME
    • Default Scheme : dbo
    • Select both chk to db_owner then click ok

Run DNN from IIS

  • Fill all field as per your back entrys.
  • Change Custom.

Now its running
Template Modify Process

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DotNetNuke Hosting with ASPHostPortal :: How to Add jQuery To Your DNN Skin

clock Januarie 19, 2015 05:39 by author Mark

This Article will explains How to Add jQuery to your DNN Skin. At this point you’ll be hard pressed to find a site that does not use jQuery. It has become a requirement for many to bring flash like experience in the form of photo sliders or fast responding ajax applications.
Over that time adding jQuery to DotNetNuke (DNN) has not always been straight forward. DNN ships jQuery as part of the core framework and you might assume that it’s always available. But one of the most widely unknown issues is that it must be requested on every page in order for it to be available.

Common Symptoms:

  • Main menu does not show sub items.
  • Homepage slider does not rotate.
  • Layout is malformed.
  • Works fine when logged in but not when logged out.

"When you login as an administrator jQuery will always be available since the control panel bar request it. However if you logout on that same page it might not have been requested by any module or skin object on that page".

Not Recommended Ways To Add jQuery

Do Not: Add script tag into page settings or in your skin file.
Why? This will potentially add multiple jQuery reference to your page. The real issue is if any plugins are registered between the first reference and the second reference they won’t be available after the second reference is instantiated.

<script type="text/javascript" src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.10.2/jquery.min.js"></script>

Recommended Way To Add jQuery

In your skin file you you can reference and add the control for jQuery. This will ensure that jQuery is available on every single page and that it will only be referenced one time. You also get the benefit of the Client Dependency Framework (CDF).

<%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" TagName="jQuery" src="~/Admin/Skins/jQuery.ascx" %>
<dnn:jQuery runat="server"></dnn:jQuery>

You can optionally add public properties to register jQuery UI, DNN jQuery Plugins and Hover Intent.

<dnn:jQuery runat="server" jQueryUI="true" DnnjQueryPlugins="true" jQueryHoverIntent="true"></dnn:jQuery>

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DotNetNuke Hosting with ASPHostPortal :: Step by Step Perform a Global Find / Replace on the Text / HTML Module in DotNetNuke

clock Januarie 14, 2015 07:49 by author Mark

How to Perform a Global Find/Replace on the Text/HTML Module in DotNetNuke

Today I will explains how to perform a global find/replace on the text/html module in DNN. If you need to replace content that is stored in the Text/HTML module in your DotNetNuke installation you could manually edit every text/html module, but you can also perform a global find/replace on all the content stored in that module through your database using the script below.

Before starting this process, you should make a complete backup of your website and database.
These steps require you to have Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio installed on your computer. 

declare @FIND as nvarchar(MAX)
declare @REPLACE as nvarchar(MAX)
set @FIND = 'ORIGINAL'
set @REPLACE = 'NEW'
update HtmlText set Content = cast(replace(cast(Content as nvarchar(max)),@FIND, @REPLACE) as ntext)

  • Open Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and connect to your database.
  • Click on the New Query button.
  • Copy and paste the following script into the New Query window replacing ORIGINAL with your original value and NEW with the new value, please see the note below for information on these values.
  • Click Execute.

Notes
When you are deciding what you want to find and replace, it is best to always be as exact as possible in order to avoid making unintended replacements.  For example, let's say that you recently moved a DotNetNuke website from a virtual directory named /DotNetNuke into the root.    
                                                                                     

You want to update all links so that they remove DotNetNuke.There are a couple different ways that you may be tempted to do this:

Bad
@Find = 'DotNetNuke'
@Replace = ''

The problem with this is that it will find all copies of the word 'DotNetNuke' and replace it with nothing.  With this script, it will replace all instances of 'DotNetNuke', not just ones that are in URLs, so if you have content on your page about DotNetNuke, you'll lose this content.

Acceptable
@Find = '/DotNetNuke/'
@Replace = '/'

This script is better, however, it is not perfect.  Most likely, anywhere that /DotNetNuke/ is listed, it will be part of a URL, however, it won't necessarily be completely accurate.  For example, let's say that you have a URL such as /DotNetNuke/AreasOfExpertise/DotNetNuke/DotNetNukeProjects.aspx when the script above is run, the URL will be shortened to /AreasOfExperties/DotNetNukeProjects.aspx which is most likely not what you would have wanted.

Best
@Find = '&quot;/DotNetNuke/'
@Replace = '&quot;/'

This script is much better because it has the &quot; at the beginning. (This is the encoded version of the double-quote charater).  This is the best is because all URL references are going to follow a pattern similar <a href="/DotNetNuke/Page.aspx">Link</a> or <img src="/DotNetNuke/images/MyImage.gif" /> so we can safely assume that all URLs start with a quote followed by /DotNetNuke/.

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