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The Solutions Explorer in DNN 4.5

The new Solutions Explorer feature in DNN 4.5 is available to the host either via the Solutions Explorer link in the Control Panel or by navigating to Host > Solutions Explorer.

The Solutions Explorer enables the host to source DNN extensions such as modules and skins. The Solutions Explorer currently pulls information from the DotNetNuke Marketplace which sells modules that have been tested and approved as DNN compliant by the DNN project - a great comfort for non-developers such as myself! However it is completely dynamic and can be extended to include more information in the future.

The Solutions Explorer replaces the Install New Features link in the Control Panel which was introduced to DNN 4.4 and enabled users to click a link to a remote site identified in the static features.config file, whereas the improved Solutions Explorer is now able to pull information from remote sites for viewing directly within the Host / Solutions Explorer page.

(Shared blog post with www.DNNangel.com)

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