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Working on a new skin, HammerHead for DNN, get in on it early!

For a while now I've been threatening to work on a new theme for DNN, a new package building on Bootstrap 4 (currently Beta-3) to provide an alternative to my HammerFlex skin that I first released in January 2014 (yikes, where'd the past three years go?).

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Jan 16
By: Chris Hammond

IIS “Gotchas” When Installing DNN

IIS Gotchas When Installing DNN I recently got a replacement laptop when my battery stopped holding a charge. This brought on nearly a whole day of downloading and installing new software. Of course I wanted to install DNN and in the process I got snagged by a few IIS “gotchas” that I thought I’d share.

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Jan 12
By: Clinton Patterson

DNN Digest January 2018

DNN Digest Summary Image Banner It's a new year for DNN in more ways than one! In the first DNN Digest edition of 2018 we provide upcoming events, information about ecosystem momentum created by the Ecosystem Advisory Groups, a helpful DNN Cheatsheet, and more.

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Jan 12
By: Clinton Patterson

DNN MVP Meeting January 2018

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Each Month DNN MVP’s meet to discuss all things DNN. This month we had great conversation around the Ecosystem Advisory Groups, SSL on DNNSoftware.com, and more. We will continue to post the meetings online for everyone to see.

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Jan 12
By: Clinton Patterson

Announcing Updates to the DNN Community Showcase

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Have you visited the DNNSoftware.com Community Showcase page lately? One thing that is important to our community is showing off DNN’s flexibility in design, functionality, and use cases. This became obvious as we received a lot of feedback about this page in recent weeks. The good news is that the page has been updated and we’re ready to showcase what DNN can do to the world.

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Dec 28
By: Clinton Patterson

15 Years of DotNetNuke

The first time I met Shaun Walker

15 years ago a guy named Shaun Walker released something special unto the world. Something that would ultimately change the way Microsoft approached Open Source. Shaun released a CMS tool called IBuySpy Workshop, a modified version of IBuySpy Portal. The IBuySpy Workshop ultimately became DotNetNuke, now known as DNN (I’m nostalgic for DotNetNuke btw).

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Dec 23
By: Chris Hammond

Fixing SQL Warnings displayed in Security Analyzer

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This Security Analyzer module helps the users detect some security issues in their sites so they can work on tightening their site's security. One of these checks is done against the permissions given to the SQL server user specified in the connection string. Many people saw some warning next to the SQL server check. In this article I will explain how to fix this issue.

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Dec 22
By: George Alatrash

Diagnosing and Fixing Slow Pages Loading in DNN Sites

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Sometimes DNN site super users could notice some performance issues in their sites. For example, the some or many pages take a very long time to load (2 to 3 minutes or more). In some cases where the site is operating in a web-farm, the slow page loading is more noticeably visible. There are a few reasons for these symptoms and I will explain how to diagnose and fix these issues in this article.

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Dec 22
By: George Alatrash

DNN Unit/Integration Testing – Part 3

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This is the third article to guide those who would like to contribute to DNN Platform on how to write tests. In this article, I will expand on the previous articles (Part 1 and Part 2) and show you how to start adding new test features. I will base the tests on a real code that was contributed by some community members.

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Dec 22
By: George Alatrash

DNN Unit/Integration Testing – Part 2

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This is the second article to guide those who would like to contribute to DNN Platform on how to write tests. In this article, I will walk you through writing a set of positive and negative unit tests for validating some code change in the Platform source code.

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Dec 20
By: George Alatrash
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