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2/20/2019 6:36 AM
 

Hello everyone.

I am new to the DNN world and I have a task to create a website. But first I have to learn and explore how this works.

So, I read and learned a lot of things, made few plugins, but I didn't find information about changing things that are already embedded in the platform.

For example: Can I programmatically change the message at the top? To be "Hello SuperUser" and maybe more information instead of "SuperUser Account".

And the second question is, can I make changes from the plugin that I make to the whole site or other plugin?

 

Thank you.

 
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2/21/2019 2:44 AM
 

Hi Vladimir,

 

To change this kind of things I would try from search a pattern "SuperUser Account" in all "*ascx.resx" files. Possible this post will help you: https://www.dnnsoftware.com/community-blog/cid/155042/content-localization-walkthrough

 
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2/21/2019 3:34 AM
 

Hi Barri,

Thank you for your quick response. This is a very useful article, but I do not think it can help me with my problem. Or I didn't understand it well. 

Can I somehow change the standard DNN behavior already built on the DNN site? Can I somehow open DNN source code in Visual Studio and change this or this isn't a smart move? 

Thanks.

 

 
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2/22/2019 2:20 AM
 
OK, for "displayname" it can be tricky, but it's possible. Let's say that you want to add "Hello" string before display name property, eg for "host" it should be "Hello SuperUser Account".

For this part of the page, for standard skin, DNN is utilizing "~\admin\Skins\user.ascx" control. Edit code behind ("~\admin\Skins\user.ascx.cs"), add custom text around line 156. Compile it, to make changes populated. Line 156 look like this:

enhancedRegisterLink.Text = registerLink.Text;

 
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2/23/2019 6:32 AM
 

Thanks a lot.  That's what I'm looking for.

I have a few more questions if you don't mind.

My boss gave me some questions to find answers about DNN because he wants me to know everything before I start working on the site and plugins.

I have read about the DDR Menu and RAZOR, but I still have not found how to install my custom menu (I have not yet made it). Is it like installing an extension or?

When I want to make or change skins, do I have to do it in the source code of the Dnn platform? 

And after that I reinstall DNN?

Thank you. 

 

 
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