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Long time no see, ask me more frequently!

A long time (4 years!) there was no DNN FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) module coordinator. The result: no new release since March2007!

At the start of March 2011, I decided, for several reasons, to pick up FAQ and give it a boost. And the first results is visible: a new release of FAQ available for download on CodePlex.

My objective for this first FAQ release after 4 years was to:

  • migrate the solution to Visual Studio 2010,
  • harden the table structure,
  • restructure the solution,
  • reorder the various files in the solution in logically named folders,
  • fully automatic DNN5 manifest creation, PA and source pack builds using MS Build
  • improve the solution to work in DNN5 and
  • build warning free.

And so it happened!

Release notes DNN FAQs 04.05.00

FAQs 04.05.00 will work for any DNN version 5.6.1 and up. Full details on the changes can be found in great detail at DNNFaqs @


  • Enhanced sorting setting to display on FAQ creation date as well


  • Corrected the SQLProvider scripts for better {databaseOwner} and {obJectQualifier} support
  • Changed lay-out to comply to XHTML standards
  • Removed obsolete text elements from language files


  • Added support for DNN 5.x
  • Standardized token names for display
  • Improved display defaults
  • Standardized the action links with standard DNN icons


  • Changed question to max text size of 200 chars. Please note: This might truncate very long questions.
  • Updated DNN Installation manifest to DNN 5 standard
  • Changed the source solution to Visual Studio 2010 with full MS Build support
  • Integrated coding. Module now has only 1 .dll
  • Removed the setting for AJAX On/Off, since DNN5 will handle it
  • Table structure is hardened, column types chosen more appropriately
  • Verify that text entered does not contain script
  • Merged the 2 sets of default display templates into 1 set located in settings

Where can you download DNN FAQ 04.05.00?

The DNN FAQ module can be obtained via the DNN FAQ project's download page on CodePlex. I appreciate it if you want to give this release a review/rating while your are on CodePlex... Feel free to do so.

What is next?

The current released version of FAQ is not very advanced, but that was not my objective for the first round.

If you want a very advanced FAQ module you can visit SnowCovered and buy one of the many commercial FAQ modules that are available. But if you have time, just wait on more news about the DNN FAQ module.I have created a blog with the steps that I have in mind for DNN FAQ. Have a look at: my blog and you will get an idea of the next steps: converting it to C# and improving the UI and UX with DNN wrapped Telerik controls. BTW:

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The conversion to C# is done already, I cleaned the resulting C# code with ReSharper and I am currently testing the end result of this conversion. More news on this later.


If you have some needs or ideas, please create one or more issues on the issue pages of DNN FAQ on CodePlex. If possible, I will incorporate this in a new release.

Stay tuned!


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