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The Events module team is proud to announce the release of a new Events version: 5.2.0!

The Events team is proud to announce that Events 05.02.00 has been released.

For this version, more than 50 issues were covered. A detailed list of these issues involved can be found on CodePlex. The For the record, I will note a some major enhancements here.

Major enhancement: templated list view

A long term request: "Please enable the list view to be templateable". We finally did! This required the complete code for the Events list view to be rewritten. Roger has implemented a repeater control for which (of course), several templated elements are defined. Documentation for this enhancement can be found on CodePlex in the Wiki documentation pages of Events.

Major enhancement: SEO optimalisation

We have extended the options for the Events module for Search Engine Optimization. This includes:

  • The possibility to set page title, description and keywords on Event detail display. The complete layout for this is templated with tokens, so you can complete set the content for these elements yourself
  • Dynamic input to the search engine sitemap that is generated by a DNN site (sitemap.aspx). I think that Events is the first DNN core module to implement this feature. A new handler is created and added to the core sitemap setting in web.config to process the URL's of all Event detail pages for Event modules that you have enabled for this option. The result: your Events will be better indexed by search engines like Google or Bing (if you have enabled sitemasp.aspx to be your dynamic sitemap xml file generator in the search engine webmaster tools)

Major enhancement: extended iCal (Calendar export) support

The option to export iCal calendar has been improved and enhanced. Most important improvement is that the iCal connection can export a whole selection of Events, e.g. to import those automatically into a Facebook calendar.

But wait, there is more

The above list is far from complete. There are many more enhancements. There is also a change in the minimal required DNN version: the new enhancements will need at least DNN 5.5.0 if you want to run Events 5.2.0, but we assume that you might even want to step forward to DNN 5.6.1 or 5.6.2. Not a bad idea BTW, seeing the security bulletins related to issues fixed in DNN 5.6.1.

The complete release notes can be found in the posting in the DNN Events forum.

The downloads can be found on the Events Project page on CodePlex.

What is next?

We are working on an implementation of DNN Wrapped Telerik controls for a intensively enhanced User Experience and User Interface. This is a major task, which also might incorporate some breaking changes with regard to the visual design, but we are very confident that you will like the end result!

Thank you

The Events team would like to thank everyone who contributed to this release. It is nice to experience positive feedback on the work that we, DNN Event team volunteers, are carrying out.


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