DotNetNuke is a powerful and flexible content management system for building websites. It comes with many features for publishing content including tools to create Blogs, Banner Advertising, News Feeds, and much more. But setting up a fully featured website and customizing a complete content management system using the open source DotNetNuke package can be challenging. There are multiple pieces involved and each piece must be correct for the whole to work.
The recipes in this book will safely navigate you around the obstacles and have your own full-featured website using the DotNetNuke CMS with blogs, forums, wikis, user security, and much more up and running in no time. This book will also help you to build your own custom modules using VB.Net and restyle them with your own custom skins.
This book is an indispensible guide for installing, configuring and customizing a DotNetNuke website. It starts by explaining how to download and install DotNetNuke and then covers how to make the most of all the features such as blogs, forums, wikis, banner ads, newsletters, surveys and much more. When you've tried all the available modules, you will find recipes for creating your own custom modules: the tools you need, how to set up a development environment, how to use the DotNetNuke starter kit, and how to compile and deploy modules. Further, there are recipes for designing a database, creating stored procedures and debugging modules. You'll also learn the techniques of styling your website using skins and even how to create a site with multiple languages.
Create and customize your own fully featured DotNetNuke website
What you will learn from this book
Build a website using the DotNetNuke content management system
Create forums, blogs, wikis, and newsletters to publish your content
Create multiple portals to manage the pages of your site efficiently
Set up and administer users with different security providers
Build your own custom modules using VB.NET
Configure the development tool for module debugging
Customize the look and feel of you DNN website by styling it with custom skins
Use the DNN localization tools and API to support multiple languages in one website
Create your own reusable skin widgets
Use AJAX and jQuery libraries with DotNetNuke
This is a cookbook: each chapter contains a selection of useful self-contained recipes. The book begins with simple recipes for installing and configuring DotNetNuke then offers recipes for using out-of-the-box modules before delving into custom module and skin development.
Who this book is written for
If you are a .NET developer with beginner to intermediate knowledge of Visual Basic or C# and want to develop a website/CMS using DotNetNuke, this book is for you.
Familiarity with DNN operation, CSS, and basic web development (ASP.NET) skills is required.