This week I attended Microsoft’s Build Conference and it was a great event. I was there to promote the .NET Foundation and all things open source. If you remember, last November we announced that DNN had joined the .NET Foundation which brings a lot of benefits to our community. It was neat to meet several people who’s development careers had roots in DNN while I was at the conference.
April saw more positive traction and activity in the DNN ecosystem. Much of my recent time has been dedicated to assisting our current and new partners with the transition to the new DNN Partner program. As you are aware, based on feedback and insight provided by the DNN Partner Ecosystem Advisory Group we’ve made significant updates to the partner program. We are just about ready to share the updated directory with everyone and plan on launching the new directory on May 18th so keep your eyes out for the new directory.
Outside of the partner program the DNN Technology group and DNN Documentation group continues to meet weekly and the Developer’s group is having some great conversation about bringing a lot of the core modules current.
And last but not least… DNN-Connect is almost here! We are 3 weeks away from the next DNN conference which will be held in Ireland. Speakers and sessions are listed on the site and it’s going to be a great event. If you haven’t registered, there’s still time for you to join us! I’m really looking forward to this event and hope to see you there.
May 17th, 2018
Southern Fried DNN
Charlotte, NC & Live-Streamed Online
The Charlotte based DNN User Group, Southern Fried DNN, will host their monthly meeting next Thursday. This meeting is all about ADA Compliance and the featured speaker is Dawn Watkins of SiteImprove. Web accessibility and compliance continues to become more and more important. Dawn will provide information on accessibility in general, compliance, testing, and training. This meeting will be live-streamed to the greater DNN Community.
Register for the Meetup
May 31 - June 3, 2018
We are almost there! DNN-Connect is the annual European-based DNN conference. This year’s event will take place in Ireland at the University of Limerick in just 3 weeks. You don’t want to miss this event!
Register for DNN Connect
Note: This tip comes from Shawn McGillivray, a Senior Support Analyst at DNN Corp.
Adding Extension Options
By default, DNN ships with a few optional extensions which are available out of the box. deployment, If you would like to add your own optional extensions the Available Extensions menu, simply follow these easy steps:
- Navigate to the Install folder in the root of your DNN Installation.
- Place the extension package in the following folder in your root directory.
- Place your DNN extension package into a folder from the following list according to the type of extension it is: Skins (for Themes), Provider, Module, Library, AuthSystem
- Rename your extension from *.zip to *.resource
- Navigate to Settings > Extensions > Available Extensions then select the correct category from the “Showing” dropdown and your newly added extension be available to install or download to the local desktop.
DNN HERO 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
If you’re in the DNN Ecosystem then you most likely know about Aderson Oliveira and DNN Hero. Recently Aderson and crew celebrated DNN Hero’s 4th anniversary. Thanks Aderson for your continued enthusiasm and contributions to the DNN Community. Check out the 4 Year Anniversary Episode.
DNN Ecosystem member and CEO of Data Springs, Chad Nash, was recently featured in Forbes Magazine.
Thanks Chad for showing DNN some love in your article and congrats!
Andrew Hoefling tweeted about MVC Routing in DNN
Aderson Oliveira has been posting tweets gathering short video responses lately, this one is about DNN module development patterns.
WeWeave tweeted about GDPR Compliance and Google Analytics