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DotNetNuke 5.1.0 Released

After more than 18 months of development, months of testing, and many, many long nights troubleshooting performance issues I am proud to announce the release of DotNetNuke 5.1.0.  This release represents the future of the DotNetNuke platform and is now officially recommended for production use.  While many users have been successfully running DotNetNuke 5.0 and 5.0.1 in production for many months, we feel that this 5.x release is finally mature enough that we recommend it for use in production environments.  This release includes hundreds of bug fixes and dozens of enhancements and new features.  Below is a list of just a few of the highlights from the 5.1.0 release.  As always, you can find a complete list of changes on the

Major Highlights

  • Added Content Versioning and simple workflow to the HTML module.
  • Added Admin Console module to simplify access to administrator and host pages
  • Added publicly accessible skin engine lifecycle events
  • Added audit trails to core system tables
  • Added built in support for Google Analytics
  • Added custom sitemap priorities
  • Enhanced the permission system to use the provider model, allowing for custom permission providers
  • Enhanced caching to enable access by distributed caching systems
  • Enhanced installation and upgrade logic to automatically detect .Net 3.5 and to upgrade the web.config as appropriate.
  • Enhanced the extensions pages to show which modules are used and to show the pages where they are currently in use
  • Enhanced the Scheduler to show a checklist of available servers in the webfarm where scheduled tasks can be executed.
  • Enhanced the Scheduler to support multiple instances running on the same server
  • Fixed issue with removing Superuser role from a user.
  • Fixed issue with deleting users which was not fully recognized by the rest of the application.
  • Fixed issue with upgrades which would fail if .Net 3.5 was installed
  • Fixed issue with skins installed using the batch installer.
  • Fixed change to GetModulesByDefinition API method which resulted in breaking change from DotNetNuke 4.x
  • Fixed CloakText API method which was broken in 5.0.1
  • Fixed issue with stored procedure for Dashboard which would fail with an error if database account did not have permissions to the MSDB database.
  • Fixed issue where pages added while on a host page will not be associated with a portal.
  • Fixed issue where the ReturnURL for the SendPassword and Register links on the Login page were broken.

Security Fixes

  • none

Updated Modules/Providers

The following modules and providers have been updated in the 5.1.0 packages.  Please see the specific project pages for notes on what bugs or enhancements were corrected with each release.


  • Forms and List 05.00.02
  • Announcements 04.00.03
  • Reports 05.01.00
  • Events 05.00.01


  • FckHtmlEditorProvider 02.00.04
  • AD Provider 05.00.02


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