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Widget Suite for DotNetNuke Released

Around a year ago, I began talking about the widget framework that is in DotNetNuke, first introduced in version 05.00.00.  The widget framework is a powerful feature that allows you to do nearly anything you can think of using JavaScript.  In DNN, that would typically come in the form of using jQuery since it’s built in to the product, and the widget framework is built on it.  I have seen it used to create more user-friendly print views, replace style sheets, replace or move content, embed external site content, and more.

I had created a few widget examples for my presentations on the topic.  However, I never posted them anywhere for some reason.  For this reason, and the fact that I was building a new one for a proof-of-concept for someone, I thought it would be perfect to have in another open source project.  Enter, the Widget Suite for DotNetNuke.

The Widget Suite is a project intended to be a repository of various skin widgets to be used on your DNN websites.  Right now, there are only 3 widgets in the suite, but I intend for there to be many more.  I am also hoping that one or more of you would be willing to help out with the project by building your own widgets to be included in this project.

The three widgets that are currently in the suite are:

I hope you like them.  Try them out and let me know how they work.  I would prefer that any enhancements or bugs be discussed on the Widget Suite website.

You can download version 01.00.01 right now and use it within minutes.  There is also documentation and a few videos available – shown below.

This blog entry is cross-posted from my personal blog.


can you please provide the documentation link for social bookmarks widget and external link.
the link provided in the the video is redirecting to some other site and we are not getting the html code
SIBASHIS BISHI Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:15 AM (link)
Will Strohl
Widgets are no longer a supported feature in recent versions of DNN. (Since 8.0)
Will Strohl Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:28 PM (link)
so is there any alternative of widgets for the recentversions
SIBASHIS BISHI Friday, May 25, 2018 4:08 PM (link)
Will Strohl
You can integrate client-side libraries using modules like the Content Injection module, and you can also install client-side libraries using the JavaScript Library extension point. But at the end of the day, you'll need to use the HTML module and/or other means to utilize things like this in the future.
Will Strohl Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:19 PM (link)

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