New Community Website

Ordinarily, you'd be at the right spot, but we've recently launched a brand new community website... For the community, by the community.

Yay... Take Me to the Community!

The Community Blog is a personal opinion of community members and by no means the official standpoint of DNN Corp or DNN Platform. This is a place to express personal thoughts about DNNPlatform, the community and its ecosystem. Do you have useful information that you would like to share with the DNN Community in a featured article or blog? If so, please contact .

The use of the Community Blog is covered by our Community Blog Guidelines - please read before commenting or posting.

Improving the Best!

Our free Advanced Control Panel allows most efficient administration of your DotNetNuke 5 web sites.

With different display modes, it fulfills most users needs - some prefer the ribbon style (shown here), which can be minimized to the mode icon, while I usually prefer text mode, hovering at the top of the browser display area (I discussed these and other features in a previous post).

For this version we added a couple of nice new features, we hope you'll like as well:

Advanced Control Panel 1.3 - undelete Feature

At first, there is a new button allows page editors to undelete modules in the bin, which has been deleted from the current page before. Simply click the module title and the module will be restored on the current page.

Another feature provides special support for new content localization DNN 5.5.1 and above. If Content Localization is enabled for the current Site, an additional language selector will show up in the control panel:

Advanced Control Panel 1.3 - Caption Language Selector

To describe the new feature I need to provide some background: Content Localization in DNN 5.5 supports two languages (which are both provided settings by the .Net framework):
  • "Content language" (.Net: CurrentCulture) determines the language, content of modules is displayed in
  • "Caption language" (.Net: CurrentUiCulture) is the language used for label, help texts and commands

Why this distinction? Imagine, you are an American, proudly capable of your own language, and you become site administrator for a multiilingual web site, e.g. in English, French, Hebrew and Chinese. The marketing department provides you with beautifully designed word documents for the module contents in all languages, you have to fill into the site. Without speaking French, Chinese or Hebrew, it will become a challenge to identify the proper fields and commands (do you know, which of the languages are written right to left?). Therefore captions are always displays in your preferred language from your user profile, while you switch page language, except in preview mode and for anonymous users, where both languages are always follow the language selector on the page.

Advanced Control Panel 1.3 - Caption Language SelectorThere might, however, situations, where you would like to switch caption language as well - e.g. you get translations including the captions, you are a language pack creator, skindesigner or module developer, who wants to make sure, all captions look well and adhere properly to the correct language - content or caption. For all those users we added an additional language selector to the control panel, which allows you switching caption language without the need of modifying your user profile:

Advanced Control Panel 1.3 - Caption Language SelectorThe last feature, I'd like to highlight, is from previous version and applies to superusers ("Host") only:
The favorites menu (Which you can extend with a single click by selected site pages) now contains three Shortcuts to common features, frequently used in development:
  • "Install Extension" directly launches the Extension Install Wizard
  • "Reset Application" acts like hitting the button at the bottom of Host Settings module
  • "Clear Portal Cache" acts like running the command in Host Settings, but for current portal only.
Do you prefer other shortcuts, you would like to add? Let us know.

But first go to, download the latest version (yeah, it's free!) and give it a try.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Comment Form

Only registered users may post comments.


Aderson Oliveira (22)
Alec Whittington (11)
Alessandra Davies (3)
Alex Shirley (10)
Andrew Hoefling (3)
Andrew Nurse (30)
Andy Tryba (1)
Anthony Glenwright (5)
Antonio Chagoury (28)
Ash Prasad (37)
Ben Schmidt (1)
Benjamin Hermann (25)
Benoit Sarton (9)
Beth Firebaugh (12)
Bill Walker (36)
Bob Kruger (5)
Bogdan Litescu (1)
Brian Dukes (2)
Brice Snow (1)
Bruce Chapman (20)
Bryan Andrews (1)
cathal connolly (55)
Charles Nurse (163)
Chris Hammond (213)
Chris Paterra (55)
Clint Patterson (108)
Cuong Dang (21)
Daniel Bartholomew (2)
Daniel Mettler (181)
Daniel Valadas (48)
Dave Buckner (2)
David Poindexter (12)
David Rodriguez (3)
Dennis Shiao (1)
Doug Howell (11)
Erik van Ballegoij (30)
Ernst Peter Tamminga (80)
Francisco Perez Andres (17)
Geoff Barlow (12)
George Alatrash (12)
Gifford Watkins (3)
Gilles Le Pigocher (3)
Ian Robinson (7)
Israel Martinez (17)
Jan Blomquist (2)
Jan Jonas (3)
Jaspreet Bhatia (1)
Jenni Merrifield (6)
Joe Brinkman (274)
John Mitchell (1)
Jon Henning (14)
Jonathan Sheely (4)
Jordan Coopersmith (1)
Joseph Craig (2)
Kan Ma (1)
Keivan Beigi (3)
Kelly Ford (4)
Ken Grierson (10)
Kevin Schreiner (6)
Leigh Pointer (31)
Lorraine Young (60)
Malik Khan (1)
Matt Rutledge (2)
Matthias Schlomann (16)
Mauricio Márquez (5)
Michael Doxsey (7)
Michael Tobisch (3)
Michael Washington (202)
Miguel Gatmaytan (3)
Mike Horton (19)
Mitchel Sellers (40)
Nathan Rover (3)
Navin V Nagiah (14)
Néstor Sánchez (31)
Nik Kalyani (14)
Oliver Hine (1)
Patricio F. Salinas (1)
Patrick Ryan (1)
Peter Donker (54)
Philip Beadle (135)
Philipp Becker (4)
Richard Dumas (22)
Robert J Collins (5)
Roger Selwyn (8)
Ruben Lopez (1)
Ryan Martinez (1)
Sacha Trauwaen (1)
Salar Golestanian (4)
Sanjay Mehrotra (9)
Scott McCulloch (1)
Scott Schlesier (11)
Scott Wilkinson (3)
Scott Willhite (97)
Sebastian Leupold (80)
Shaun Walker (237)
Shawn Mehaffie (17)
Stefan Cullmann (12)
Stefan Kamphuis (12)
Steve Fabian (31)
Steven Fisher (1)
Timo Breumelhof (24)
Tony Henrich (3)
Torsten Weggen (3)
Tycho de Waard (4)
Vicenç Masanas (27)
Vincent Nguyen (3)
Vitaly Kozadayev (6)
Will Morgenweck (40)
Will Strohl (180)
William Severance (5)
What is Liquid Content?
Find Out
What is Liquid Content?
Find Out
What is Liquid Content?
Find Out