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DotNetNuke 5.4.2 Released

Products I am pleased to announce the release of DotNetNuke 5.4.2.  5.4.2 is a monthly stabilization release which addresses a couple dozen issues with the 5.4 release.  Because of the 5.4.1 release, the 5.4.2 release cycle was shortened which meant that a few high profile issues were not able to make the cutoff for this release.  We expect to address those issues in the 5.4.3 release due out in June.  This release also includes numerous code contributions and bug fixes submitted by the community.  We will be working closely with the community on the 5.4.3 release in order to further scale the number of issues we can get addressed in that release. As usual, you can see the full list of changes for this release on the changelog.

Major Highlights

  • Improved performance of Sql script for listing modules by portal.
  • Improved DeleteModule method to handle instances where object may be null.
  • Increased the size of the Admin - Pages list box to cater for sites with a large number of pages.
  • Updated the Installation Wizard's Polish & German language packs.
  • Fixed issue with emailing Vendor details to the Admin and conformation details to the Vendor.
  • Fixed issue where Sitemap does not work if globalisation culture is a culture that uses comma as separator
  • Fixed issue with missing type specification in SiteMapSettings.
  • Fixed issue where upgrade fails when site has a non-'en-US' default language
  • Fixed issue with link editor showing pages the user does not have View permissions for.
  • Fixed issue with registration emails not being sent from Child Portals.
  • Fixed issue with Role update email not beiung sent to the user.
  • Fixed issue where default tabs for Site Settings were not created when creating settings for a new language.
  • Fixed issue where localization upgrade script was incorrect and could result in error on upgrade.
  • Increased the number of Users that a DNN installation can handle to 2.14 billion.
  • Fixed issue where localization updates were not properly applied to individual portals.
  • Fixed an Issue, where Language Editor returned to Language List on update of any file.
  • Fixed issue with jQuery not loading early enough.
  • Fixed issue with email sending not recognizing HTML properly.
  • Fixed issue with port numbers in email address during installation.
  • Fixed issue with passing connection information to Sql Module.
  • Fixed issue where the User Skin object was ignoring the ShowUnreadMessages attribute
  • Fixed issue where the profile ImageEditControl datatype was only added to Portal 0.
  • Fixed issue with url formatting when no context exists. Adding "http" is fallback position.
  • Removed "obsolete" state from DotNetNuke.Services.Mail.Mail.Sendmail.
  • Fixed rare issue where the install wizard could leak useful database connection information under certain conditions.
  • Fixed issue where messenging module failed to filter for dangerous html/script.

Security Fixes

Updated Modules/Providers

The following modules and providers have been updated in the 5.4.2 packages. Please see the specific project pages for notes on what bugs or enhancements were corrected with each release.


  • None


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NOTE:  As with any release, we recommend you perform a complete file and database backup before performing any upgrade on a production website and that you first conduct a trial upgrade on a staging version of the site.  Following these guidelines will ensure that you are able to recover should any unforeseen problems arise during the upgrade process.

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