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DNN Digest October 2017

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From the Editor:
It’s an exciting time to be in the DNN Community! I’m Clint Patterson, editor of the DNN Digest. As part of the change and transition at DNNCorp we wanted to take this opportunity to start the newsletter again. The DNN Digest is the monthly newsletter that we’ll be sending to the ecosystem going forward.

Since this is a special newsletter, I wanted to share a brief video message so you can put a face with my name and to also let you know our goals with the Digest.

DNN Digest October 2017 Spotlight

Do you install DNN? Ever wondered if installing DNN could be easier? If so, nvquicksite is a tool you should know about.

Nvquicksite is an open source desktop application created and donated to the community by David Poindexter and the team at nvisionative. With nvquicksite you can easily install DNN onto any environment that meets the minimum system requirements for DNN to be installed. Nvquicksite turns installing DNN into a quick and easy, wizard based process. Now, installing DNN in less than a minute possible.

Nvquicksite works with all editions of DNN and is a great tool to have in your DNN toolbelt. In case you didn’t already know about it, we wanted to make you aware! And remember, it’s open source so you can customize it as you need, fix bugs, make enhancements, and submit pull requests.

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DNN Digest October 2017 Upcpoming Events

Thursday, October 19th
Southern Fried DNN User Group Meeting

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The Southern Fried DNN User Group in the Charlotte, North Carolina area will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, October 19th at 6:30pm ET. If you’re outside the Charlotte area, you can attend virtually, as the crew live-streams their meetings to the greater DNN Community.

This month’s main speaker is Andrew Hoefling, who will demonstrate his DNN development work with Microsoft Azure, focusing on how he uses Visual Studio Team Services to deploy DNN websites and custom modules to Azure.

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Interested in previous sessions? See past replays on the Southern Fried DNN website.

February 6-10, 2018
DNN Summit

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If you’re in the DNN Community you don’t want to miss DNN Summit! DNN Summit is the annual US-based DNN conference. DNN Summit comes with a packed agenda of pre-conference training, 2 days chock full of sessions and wisdom from the DNN Community’s brightest. The summit concludes with 2 optional days “on the slopes” in Winter Park, Colorado.

This year’s conference returns to Denver, Colorado and will occur February 6 – 10, 2018. It will be a great conference to take part in to catch up on all the DNN Community buzz, put faces behind the names of DNN Community members, and to learn. We hope to see you there!

If you are interested sponsoring DNN Summit, reach out to the DNN Summit team at

Find out more and register here.

DNN Digest October 2017 Tips From Support

In each DNN Digest, we provide a tip from the DNN Support team. Today’s tip comes from Shawn McGillivray, who’s based in Langley, British Columbia. DNN users often ask, “Can I change my default editor outside of the CMS?”

Shawn’s answer: “Your web.config file contains the tag. Inside this tag, the defaultProvider for the editor is set, along with a listing of all available providers. Simply change the value of defaultProvider to one of the other listed provider names and the default editor will change. This is useful if the HTML Editor Settings provider for the current default editor is inoperable, and the editor provider cannot be set in the GUI as a result. Important: remember to backup your web.config before making any changes to it.”

Note: we recently launched support packages for DNN Platform users. If you’re an Evoq customer, please know that there are no changes to the support associated with your subscription.

DNN Digest October 2017 Featured Content Banner

Aderson Oliveira hosts a monthly video chat with guests Ryan Moore, Joe Craig and Scott Wilkinson. In the most recent chat, the panel discussed the recent online meetings with DNN CEO Andy Tryba, the DNN security update and the upcoming DNN Summit in Denver.

DNN Digest October 2017 Featured Tweet

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Geoff Barlow released version 2 of the DnnBooster theme. According to Geoff, this theme has been downloaded over 2,000 times. Include the #dnncms hash tag with your tweet and it may be featured here in a future newsletter


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