DotNetNuke Tips & Tricks



Monday, March 28, 2011 by Ian Robinson

Razor in DotNetNuke

Filed under: Module Development, DotNetNuke

This evening I gave a presentation at the St. Louis DotNetNuke user group. What follows is a summary of that talk. It is intended to be a high level introduction to Razor. I want to provide a bit of history, point out all of the moving pieces, and relay enough information so that those unfamiliar could jump in and get started with Razor in DNN.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011 by Ian Robinson

Local virtual hosts with

Filed under: Tips & Tricks, DotNetNuke

Recently, Joe Brinkman posted a quick tip about using local virtual hosts for your DotNetNuke dev installs. The summary is that there are a couple of public domains out there that point to (which means they’ll hit your local IIS). These services Joe mentioned are and The benefit of using a service like this is that you can just assume your local domain will work and you don’t need to edit your machine’s hosts file. So, after contemplating this for a moment, I thoug...

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Friday, March 18, 2011 by Ian Robinson

Analyzing DotNetNuke CTP Upgrades with the IIS SEO Toolkit

Filed under: Tips & Tricks, DotNetNuke

As a community member running a well-established DNN site, I took the opportunity to test out the new DNN 6.0 CTP upgrade package today on a backup I had of dnnGallery. I also used the IIS SEO Toolkit to do some before-upgrade and after-upgrade comparisons on the website so that I could see what kind of impact it had on the website.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by Cuong Dang

Enhanced 40 Fingers StyleHelper SkinObject

Filed under: Tips & Tricks, Skinning, DotNetNuke

We've been messing with more DotNetNuke development in mobile (smart phones and tablets) environment lately and have learned a great deal of knowledge in dealing with devices and OSes. Recently we found that need to make sure the page is rendering appropriate content and meta viewport when viewed on mobile devices. Ian looked into 40 Fingers Style Helper Skin Object and it allows the ability to add meta to head of the document when building your skin without doing it manually on the page level.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011 by Cuong Dang

The Design That Didn't Make It

Filed under: Elsewhere, DotNetNuke

While cleaning up my laptop today I discovered some of the old design files I did a while ago but never shown it to anybody. If you're a long time user of DotNetNuke, you might remember the old DotNetNuke website look and feel (red theme) before it was using the Minimal Extropy skin.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 by Ian Robinson

Continuing the Conversation: Securing Passwords in DotNetNuke

Filed under: Tips & Tricks, DotNetNuke

A few weeks ago I came across a blog post from Mitchel Sellers about securing DotNetNuke passwords in DNN. The gist of it is as follows: You do...

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