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DNN 7.4.0 Beta

I am pleased to announce that the DNN Platform 7.4.0 beta is now available for download. This release has been a labor of love by the entire community and I want to personally thank all those community members who contributed to help get this release ready. We are in the final couple of weeks and will only be making changes for any truly show stopping issues (i.e. unable to create pages, login, edit content etc.). Below is a summary of what is included in this release.

Major Highlights

  • Added Workflow & versioning API
  • Added multilanguage support to Site Settings
  • Fixed issues where core platform rendered non-HTML5 compliant markup
  • Refactored PortalSettings and Eventlogs to better support future enhancements
  • Enhanced User Search to include email and username
  • Removed obsolete meta tags
  • Updated 51Degrees to
  • Added HTML Editor Manager module
  • Fixed issue where enabling content localization fails with multiple languages installed
  • Fixed issue where password reset error prevented updating password
  • Added localization support for Persian
  • Added localization support for additional culture code formats
  • Fixed issue where profile properties were not displayed using UTF-8
  • Fixed issue where scheduler would fail when large number of history items existed
  • Fixed issue where scheduler would fail with InvalidOperationException
  • Fixed issue where module settings could not be accessed after upgrade
  • Fixed issue where files in folder providers were not deleted properly

Community Contributors

  • Peter Donker (14)
  • Philipp Becker (6)
  • Jan Jonas (6)
  • Brian Dukes (4)
  • Sebastian Leupold (4)
  • Oliver Hine (3)
  • Rich Campbell (2)
  • Stephen Lim (2)
  • Sacha Trauween (2)
  • Joshua Bradley (1)
  • Behnam Emamian (1)
  • Henry Kenuam (1)
  • Abadi Kurniawan (1)
  • Bogdan Litescu (1)
  • Mitchel Sellers (1)
  • Rob Siera (1)
  • Daniel Valadas (1)
  • Roman M. Yagodin (1)
  • apin13 (1)
  • 9Reg (1)
  • Raphael-m (1)

I'll blog separately on the specifics of the community contributions as it is a great sign of the direction our community headed. Also note that we had hoped to include a preview of the new CK Editor provider in 7.4.0 but due to time constraints we were not able to get it in this release. We will be releasing this as a standalone provider in the next few weeks and will bundle it into the 7.4.1 package.

You can download the beta from our CodePlex page.

*NOTE:* Please log any issues you may find to [url:]


Beth Firebaugh
Big thanks to all the Community Contributors!
Beth Firebaugh Friday, January 16, 2015 3:56 PM (link)
Scott McCulloch
Where is the best place to learn about the workflow and versioning API? Will be there be a 7.4 developer quick start?
Scott McCulloch Friday, January 16, 2015 10:03 PM (link)
mohammad azarbara
Special thanks for this Good Job.
mohammad azarbara Saturday, January 17, 2015 5:57 PM (link)
Chris Hammond
Future suggestion, a link to the download page would be helpful
Chris Hammond Monday, January 19, 2015 11:26 AM (link)
Joe Brinkman
@Scott - There will be a 7.4 developer quick start on the Wiki. I'm working on a blog post about workflow and versioning. Hopefully I'll have it out this week.
Joe Brinkman Monday, January 19, 2015 7:49 PM (link)
Joe Brinkman
@Chris - Thanks for catching that. I'll update the post.
Joe Brinkman Monday, January 19, 2015 7:49 PM (link)
David O'Leary
Will there be an upgrade path for this beta? i.e. if we choose to install this on a site, will we be able to upgrade to the next release?
David O'Leary Thursday, January 22, 2015 6:42 PM (link)
cathal connolly
@David - no, not for this release - we have plans to change some of our release policies to support upgrades from beta but we havent had a chance to fully flesh this out yet.
cathal connolly Friday, January 23, 2015 11:59 AM (link)

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