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Heads up for a Dotnetnuke Blog module problem with non-ASCII characters

When you use the Blog module in a site that is in a language other than English, be aware of a small problem with pages that use non-ASCII characters like á, é, ü, etc in the page name. If the Blog module is placed on a page that uses such characters or one that has any predecessors that use them, DotnetNuke will choke on the generated links for individual post showing a 404 error (Page Not Found). For a temporary workaround, simply make sure the page names do not use any of the mentioned characters.

That's what I had to do on my personal site, after upgrading to version 3.5. I have two blogs in that site, one in Spanish and another in English. The one in Spanish was under a root page with the name "Español". I know it's a shame that I had to use "Espanol", but it's the only possible way I found to have the nice unique page names in the URL that are generated by the Blog module. I have already contacted Don to work with him on solving the issue, which of course was not present in earlier versions.


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