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5/9/2019 4:20 PM
 
Trying to upgrade from 8 to 9.2.2 - can't load any page / start site ...
[FATAL] DotNetNuke.Framework.PageBase - An error has occurred while loading page.
System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
   at DotNetNuke.UI.Skins.Skin.GetSkin(PageBase page)
   at DotNetNuke.Framework.DefaultPage.OnInit(EventArgs e)
   at System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer)

   at System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint)

the skin/container on home page was set to Xcillion in dnn 8
How do I fix this?


 
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5/9/2019 7:22 PM
 
The ability to change skin/container has not worked for me for 7 years. Always had to do raw database edit. Not being good at sql, I just edited each cell in db for page skin and container. (copy/paste). I missed the Home page, it still had a version 7 skin and that didn't work.

Next step, upgrade real site, rather than clone

regarding changing control bar to persona bar - why does dnn 'fix' things that ain't broke, rather than fix bugs?

I see on translation page, half the items are blank or not yet available … https://www.dnnsoftware.com/docs/administrators/control-bar-to-persona-bar.html

For new sites, I always ask myself, do I need DNN or can I use html, bootstrap and a few gulp files or can I use Google AMP? But who knows, maybe I'll grow to love 9.2.2

 
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5/10/2019 4:11 AM
 
John Barendrecht wrote:
The ability to change skin/container has not worked for me for 7 years. Always had to do raw database edit. Not being good at sql, I just edited each cell in db for page skin and container. (copy/paste). I missed the Home page, it still had a version 7 skin and that didn't work.

Next step, upgrade real site, rather than clone

regarding changing control bar to persona bar - why does dnn 'fix' things that ain't broke, rather than fix bugs?

I see on translation page, half the items are blank or not yet available … https://www.dnnsoftware.com/docs/administrators/control-bar-to-persona-bar.html

For new sites, I always ask myself, do I need DNN or can I use html, bootstrap and a few gulp files or can I use Google AMP? But who knows, maybe I'll grow to love 9.2.2

It's very weird that changing skins does not work for you.
In that case I think there might be something wrong with you installation as we have been doing that all the time over the past 7 years..
I do agree that it's strange that certain parts of the DNN UI were not incorporated in the Persona Bar but it should be a lot better in 9.3.2 (I'm not sure how up to date the page is you linked).
I can't think of much that's not in there in it's current state.

Can you explain a bit more on the setting a skin issue?
Do you get an error when you do that?

 
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5/10/2019 4:16 AM
 

BTW, this might also be the reason your upgrade does not work.
Did you follow the suggested upgrade path?

https://www.dnnsoftware.com/wiki/sugg...

 

 

 
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5/10/2019 1:23 PM
 
The skin just never changed, no error. However, this seems to work in dnn 9
However, clicking on File Manager brings up error Object+reference+not+set+to+an+instance+of+an+object.&content=0
In v7 I believe we had to change the control - they changed the name.
However, in version 9, how do I bring up the Host or Admin pages? So I can add the control?
The Page Manager does not appear to have host or admin pages.
this has multiple sites on 1  instance and it is most likely that I forgot to do this on this one site in v7.
Can we show/edit host pages in dnn 9 or do I need to revert to dnn 7 to fix this? I am logged in as host user.
Does 40 fingers work with dnn 9? I used that for several things.

 
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