DotNetNuke is an open source Content Management System and web application framework. It has taken the Microsoft world by storm and now at version 5, its community has grown to over 200,000 users. Revised and updated for DotNetNuke 5, this renowned book is your indispensable guide to creating content-rich websites with DotNetNuke, as quickly as possible.
With this book in hand, you will be able to get your DotNetNuke website up and running. Concisely written and with clear explanations, this book covers installation, administration, deployment, site creation and all of the basic built-in DotNetNuke modules. For developers, it also covers the core architecture and custom modules, including module development using Linq to SQL and Silverlight, to give you the skills to customize and extend your site.
The book starts off by giving you a deep understanding of working with basic DotNetNuke sites, guiding you through the features and giving you the confidence to create and manage your site. After that, you will journey to the heart of DotNetNuke, and learn about its core architecture. Always concise, relevant and practical, you will find out what makes DotNetNuke tick, and from there, you will be ready to customize DotNetNuke. Developers will enjoy the detailed walk-through of creating new custom modules. Special emphasis is given to using Linq to SQL and Silverlight to invigorate your module development.
You will master all of this as you leap into the development of a DotNetNuke 5 site!
A practical guide that shows you how to build your own DotNetNuke website and develop new modules using Visual Studio 2010 in VB.NET and C#, using the latest technologies.
What you will learn from this book
This book will give you the skills to create and manage DotNetNuke websites as quickly as possible. You will:
Install and configure DotNetNuke
Master the standard modules
Understand the core architecture of DotNetNuke
Explore the inner workings of DotNetNuke modules
Use code provided in VB.NET or C# using Visual Studio 2010
Learn module development using Silverlight and Linq to SQL
Learn to create portal templates and set up multiple portals
This book is a practical tutorial with step-by-step instructions and clear, concise explanations. Illustrative screenshots are used for better understanding at every step. You will learn how to set up and administer an example site, stepping through all the tasks to ease your learning. The emphasis is not on becoming a better VB.NET or C# programmer but on taming DotNetNuke.
Who this book is written for
This book has been written both for beginners wanting to set up a website and also for ASP.NET developers with a grasp of VB.NET and C# who want a deeper understanding of how to work with DotNetNuke. To work with the DotNetNuke code, you will need access to Visual Web Developer Express or Visual Studio .NET 2010. No prior knowledge of DotNetNuke is assumed.