SunBlogNuke Team Blog

Share you with any news or development process about our dnn modules, such as status or release notes.

First time here? You may want to check out the blog archives, subscribe to the RSS feed, sign up for free email updates, or follow me on Twitter. Thanks for visiting!

From category archives: SunBlogNuke Team Blog

Any release notes about our dnn modules, such as SunBlogNuke, GalleryPlus & CommentsPlus.

Get Social with Enhanced DNN Blog Version 5.3

Get Social with DNN Blog

I hope everyone is having a good morning! Today we are glad that SunBlogNuke v5.3 is available for free upgrade.

In this building, we continued to embrace Social Networking features with providing "post to Facebook" option in the edit post panel so that you can update the post status in your Facebook feed easily. More exciting is that we implemented a new extension called "SyncJournal", which support to update the blog post/comment to new journal module in DNN 6.2 and you can refer to this tutorial how to apply it. And as we promised in the old posts, we did have plan to utilize lots of core APIs & awesome features introduced from DNN5+ & DNN6 - we decided to include sitemap provider into the core framework this version. Due to this upgrade, it will require min dnn version dnn 5.3.1.

As usual, we collected clients' feedback and requests from our forum – in the building we finally tried to implement the enhanced version of core "Content Slider Widget" and called it "Content Slider Plus", which initially implemented multiple blogs & categories  support and highly customizable with lots of popular slider effects. You just have to configure it with UI, some attractive slider with blog posts will be there at once. Take a look at how it action in the bottom of feature page.

Major Highlights in v5.3:
Min dnn version required: dnn 5.3.1

  • ENH - Implemented a new extension called "SyncJournal", which support to update the blog post/comment to new journal module in DNN 6.2 and you can download it in our extensions directory
  • ENH - Included blog sitemap provider in the core framework.
  • ENH - Enhanced blog theme with the ability to include "script.js" in customized theme folder.
  • ENH - Added 'post to Facebook' button in the edit post panel so that you can update the post status in your Facebook feed easily.
  • ENH - Supported multiple blogs & categories in Content Slider Plus, which is the enhanced version of core "Content Slider Widget".
  • FIX - import/export bug & supported meta description with NULL - invisible in the tag view.
  • FIX - enableEventValidation issue with custom field in the edit post panel.
  • FIX - Updated assembly 'CookComputing.XmlRpcV2.dll'.
  • FIX - Removed assembly 'Recaptcha.dll' because it may be conflicted with other modules also applied with this assembly.
  • Lots of other small fixes

The complete details for all of the changes can be found in the Release Notes.

You can get it here. Blog your way and enjoy life. :)

The SunBlogNuke Team

Premier DNN Article/News Module - SunBlogNuke v5.2

I hope everyone is having a good morning! Today we are glad that SunBlogNuke v5.2 is available for free upgrade, which is totally compatible with new generation DotNetNuek 6.2. Following the social trend of dnn core framework, we also embraced Social Networking features and implemented social aware application with SunBlogNuke. In this building, we introduced lots of bigger changes, such as implemented "Post Thumbnail" feature & integration with our brand new gallery module - GalleryPlus, supported Open Graph meta tags & more popular social services, added ability to tweet your post status etc. Now let us dive into details about those fantastic changes.

Read the rest of entry »

Enhanced DNN Blog Feed in SunBlogNuke v5.1

dnn-blog-valid-feedAs usual, it is the time to monthly release of Ultimate DNN Blog Module - SunBlogNuke :) Now it is v5.1 with some enhancements & lots of fixes. In this building, we focused on the feed output. We looked into deeply the rules of the RSS specification and rewritten all the codes  about feed generator. Not only the new feed output passed the Feed Validator, but also it supported with more useful feed elements, such as enclosure, 'content:encoded' & webmaster etc. For example, with element 'enclosure' we will be able to associates a media object such as an image, an audio or video file with every feed post; with 'content:encoded' it offers a means of defining item content with more precision than the description element as the specification said:

The content:encoded element can be used in conjunction with the description element to provide an item's full content along with a shorter summary. Under this approach, the complete text of the item is presented in content:encoded and the summary in description.

Also we provided one alternative way to customize the categories tag output. Now you can use the new method

/// <summary>
/// Separated category links with desired separator(such as commas) and format token.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="separator">The desired separator, such as commas</param>
/// <param name="format">The format token</param>
/// <returns>The category links</returns>
protected virtual string CategoryLinks(string separator, string format)

In common, you can use it like that in your customized theme view files, BaseView.ascx & DetailView.ascx

<span class="blog-icon post-cat">Filed in <%=CategoryLinks(", ", "<a href=\"{0}\" title=\"View all posts in {1}\">{1}</a>")%></span>

Major Highlights in v5.1:

  • ENH - Supported tab title with culture code of multilingual sites in the blog manage panel.
  • ENH - Rewrite feed generator and supported more elements, such as enclosure, 'content:encoded' & webmaster etc.
  • ENH - Publish date section in the edit post panel & NavZone with active effect.
  • FIX - not retrieve theme view file correctly.
  • FIX - tagcloud widget with Non-Unicode characters issue.
  • FIX - Recaptcha.dll version conflict issue.
  • FIX - Dashboard issue without any blog instance there.
  • FIX - Related date options in the general settings panel.
  • FIX - jQuery conflict in dnn5.+, including dnn6.

NOTE: from v5.0 the SunBlogNuke will begin to not support dnn4 any more because it will utilize lots of core APIs introduced from DNN5+, such as Taxonomy. If you are still using the dnn4, you don’t have to be worry about it because we will also maintain independent branch of the older version 4.x, which will always be compatible with dnn4 and may be updated with fixes without new features any more.

You can get it here. Blog your way and enjoy life. :)

The SunBlogNuke Team

SunBlogNuke 5.0 Optimization & Better User Experience

sunblognuke v5 for dnn

Finally the SunBlogNuke 5.0 is available to free upgrade today and it will be first version of next generation blog optimized for DNN5 & DNN6. In this building we completed few critical performance optimizations with cache mechanism and enhanced admin panels with uniform UI for better user experience, for example, we provided a new dashboard, which allows you to see the both published and draft posts, categories, tags, and comments pending approval at a quick glance.

Major Highlights in v5.0:

  • ENH - Implemented paging control with better user experience.
  • ENH - Included dashboard panel with lots of awesome widgets, such as Statistics & Quick Press.
  • ENH - Optimized theme configure.
  • FIX - Bookmark not compatible with the latest 'sharethis' widget code.
  • FIX - Update failure on the configure 'Module Extension' panel due to invalid email address field.
  • FIX - Import bug with blogml - views & permalink not updated correctly.

NOTE: from v5.0 the SunBlogNuke will begin to not support dnn4 any more because it will utilize lots of core APIs introduced from DNN5+, such as Taxonomy. If you are still using the dnn4, you don’t have to be worry about it because we will also maintain independent branch of the older version 4.x, which will always be compatible with dnn4 and may be updated with fixes without new features any more.

You can get it here. We hope that with this generation dnn blog module  you can enjoy the blog writing and it will make your life better; plus if you have any good advice about our products, please feel free to leave a comment or contact us.

The SunBlogNuke Team

Monthly Release v4.8.2 Available for Free Upgrade

I hope everyone is having a good morning! Today we are glad that monthly release SunBlogNuke v4.8.2 is available for free upgrade. In this version we still focused on some urgent bugs introduced by the latest building, such as import/export feature not work as expected and Integration issue with Active Social Journal. Meanwhile, we built separated comments integration with Active Social Journal so that you can configure different template for posts & comments. From this v4.8.2, the “ActiveSocial” extension is not required anymore and it will be removed from our extension directory). In the release note, we combined it with the v4.7.5 and the whole will be as follows:

  • ENH - Supported DotNetNuke 6.
  • ENH - Supported IP field in the comment entity.
  • ENH - Integrated with Comments+ module seamlessly.
  • ENH - Integrated with Anti-Spam service - Akitsmet.
  • ENH - Enhanced comment system & converted comment settings into one place with comments Inbox.
  • FIX - Performance issue of Content Slider Widget made website failure.
  • FIX - Metaweblog API not work with Posterous "Autopost" feature.
  • FIX - Fail to import blogml file.
  • FIX - Issues about import/export interface feature in the dnn core way.
  • FIX - Social Bookmarking issue with "ShareThis" script.
  • FIX - Trackbacks still occur when Disqus comments system in active.
  • FIX - Integration issue with Active Social Journal.

You can get it here. Blog your way and enjoy life. :)

The SunBlogNuke Team

SunBlogNuke v4.7.5 Compatible with DotNetNuke 6

SunBlogNuke & DNN6

I hope everyone is having a good morning! Today we are glad that SunBlogNuke v4.7.5 is available for free upgrade, which is compatible with new generation DotNetNuek 6. In this building we just introduced little updated but focus on some issues, such as supported IP field in the comment entity & integrated with Comments+ module seamlessly. As I mentioned in the last post - Important Fixed Version 4.7.2 for SunBlogNuke, in the upcoming v5.0 we will utilize lots of core APIs & awesome features introduced from DNN5+ & DNN6, such as Taxonomy. Hope making it much easier to build and maintain Web sites with our blogging product.

Major Highlights in v4.7.5:

  • ENH - Supported DotNetNuke 6.  (You can see how it action in our new launched website - http://dnnwave.com/Blog.aspx and it works like a charm with Excellent Interface.)
  • ENH - Supported IP field in the comment entity.
  • ENH - Integrated with Comments+ module seamlessly.
  • FIX - Performance issue of Content Slider Widget made website failure.
  • FIX - Metaweblog API not work with Posterous "Autopost" feature.  (Please refer to the tutorial - Autopost Posterous to SunBlogNuke)

You can get it here. Blog your way and enjoy life. :)

The SunBlogNuke Team

Important Fixed Version 4.7.2 for SunBlogNuke

Today we would like to release the important fixed version 4.7.2 for Ultimate DNN Blog Module – SunBlogNuke, which included urgent  fixes , such as exception "attempted to divide by zero" threw  when adding module into page and it raised in the community forum here - Divide by Zero Error. Also we enhanced Content Slider Widget with ability to support customized property value of the dnn core profile for Author entity in the CSW, like [AUTHOR:Website]. Importantly we supplied a new solution to avoid multiple jQuery conflict issue when other modules also included jQuery framework and fixed threaded comments broken in the "_default" theme.  As usual, the complete details for all of the changes can be found in the Release Notes.

More exciting is that the next generation of SunBlogNuke v5+ have been on road, which will be done with DNN6 release available. It will take advantage of all the benefits of the latest dnn core framework. So here we announced that the upcoming v5.0 will not support dnn4 any more because it will utilize lots of core APIs introduced from DNN5+, such as Taxonomy. You don’t have to be worry if you are still using the dnn4. Meanwhile we will also maintain the older version 4.x compatible with dnn4.  Please stay tune :)

Major Highlights in v4.7.2:

  • ENH - Supported customized property value of the dnn core profile for Author entity in the CSW, like [AUTHOR:Website].
  • ENH - Added auto-ping service for trackback requests.
  • ENH - Excluded handlers from web.config, which introduced lots of problems with complex dnn environment.
  • FIX - Multiple jQuery conflict issue when other modules also included jQuery framework.
  • FIX - Threw exception (attempted to divide by zero) when adding module into page.
  • FIX - Threaded comments broken in the "_default' theme.
  • FIX - Datetime token tags, such as 'PublishedDate', not resolved correctly in the CSW.
  • FIX - 'Alternate Feed Url' meta tag not show.
  • Lots of fixes & customizations.

NOTE: As with any release, we recommend you perform a complete file and database backup before performing any upgrade on a production website and that you first conduct a trial upgrade on a staging version of the site. Following these guidelines will ensure that you are able to recover should any unforeseen problems arise during the upgrade process.

Note that some issues may occur if your original version of SunBlogNuke is lower version, like 3.x, and you've developed your customized theme. Please refer to the tutorial - Must-Read Note for SunBlogNuke v4.x and follow the instructions. Hope it makes sense.

You can get it here. Blog your way and enjoy life. :)

The SunBlogNuke Team

C# DNN Blog Module–SunBlogNuke v4.6.2 Launched

I hope everyone is having a good weekend! Today we are glad that the enhanced & refactored release for ultimate dnn blog module – SunBlogNuke is available for free upgrade. In the building, we totally converted sunblognuke into c#, including the core framework. Also it implemented some requested features, such as optimize tags view to support paging navigation and one click access for comment approval or some other common blog commands, which you can refer to the tutorial (Shortcut to Execute Blog Commands) talked about in detail. As you may know, the import capability with blogML format had been built and now you are able to feel free to export the blog data for backup or transfer into another blog platform if you are not satisfied with the blogging module. That is the vision "Easy on, Easy off" reserved for our products, which ensures that our clients can get their data out of box and they should be able to do with it what they want. With those handy features, you just only enjoy blogging and don't worry about data any more. Meanwhile, we finally integrated the import dnn core blog feature into dashboard, so our clients will not feel frustrated with the import script and no idea how to get started. As usual, the complete details for all of the changes can be found in the Release Notes.

Major Highlights in v4.6.2:

  • ENH - Refactored dashboard with fixing unavailable navigation issue.
  • ENH - Optimized tags view to support paging and it works as other views, such as category view or author view.
  • ENH - Supported the built-in import feature to migrate dnn core blog into SunBlogNuke seamlessly.
  • ENH - Supported export blog data with blogML format so that the backup task will be easy and you can feel free to transfer data cross blog platforms.
  • ENH - Supported shortcut to execute common blog command without dashboard, such as comment approval & regenerate permalink.
  • ENH - Removed comment2Journal feature from core framework and developed it as a new extension - "Comment2Journal", which is optional.
  • NEWS - Released new widget module - 'FlowView', which allows to display one specific post or build it as the alternative detail post view.
  • FIX- missing tag cloud widget issue.
  • FIX- not correctly resolve 'Enter' key in the comment form.
  • FIX- Disqus plugin broken.
  • Lots of fixes introduced by v4.5.

NOTE: As with any release, we recommend you perform a complete file and database backup before performing any upgrade on a production website and that you first conduct a trial upgrade on a staging version of the site. Following these guidelines will ensure that you are able to recover should any unforeseen problems arise during the upgrade process.

Note that some issues may occur if your original version of SunBlogNuke is lower version, like 3.x, and you've developed your customized theme. Please refer to the tutorial - Must-Read Note for SunBlogNuke v4.x and follow the instructions. Hope it makes sense.

You can get it here. Blog your way and enjoy life. :)

The SunBlogNuke Team

Getting Real to SunBlogNuke v4.5

Today we would like to release an enhanced version 4.5 for Ultimate DNN Blog Module – SunBlogNuke. Please feel free to get it for upgrade. In this building we enhanced templates of Content Slider Widget with including new tokens {block:first} and {block:last}. In the meantime, it introduced the "Extra Template" for flexible layouts. The awesome sample is the new tutorial - [Amazing Slide Thumbs with DNN Blog Posts]. More excited stuff is that we began to add comments into the Active Social Journal more than blog posts. You may know that the DNN 6.0 will be converted into C# (DotNetNuke in C#? My Opinion on The Subject and DotNetNuke source in C#. Yeah, Really.). With the trend, our blogging module also embraced C# from this release. We are proud that our team is getting real to the super publishing product for DNN CMS with more flexible capabilities. :) As usual, the more details for all of the changes can be found in the Release Notes. Major Highlights in v4.5: ENH - Enhanced templ ...

Read the rest of entry »

SunBlogNuke v4.4.5 with Subscription & More Flexibility

Today we are glad that the building v4.4.5 of Ultimate DotNetNuke blog module –  SunBlogNuke is available for free upgrade. It implemented the initial subscription feature with a brand new widget called "Subscription", where you can place into your blog sider bar for users to subscribe the email notification when new post published; in the meanwhile, initially it introduced the extension mechanism with more flexibility and extendibility,  with which you will extend the core framework easily and implemented the customized business logic. For example, you would like to support Markdown Syntax in comments or auto-publish to twitter/facebook (any 3rd-party social services) when writing a new post, now you can complete it by implementing the customized extensions, such as Markdown Extension or Twitter Extension. More awesome widgets are included into this building, such as alternative "Archives" widget and "Profile" widget to show the profile of your blog authors with handy template and tokens. Later we will publish more tutorials about those topics and please stay tune. As usual, the complete details for all of the changes can be found in the Release Notes.

Major Highlights in v4.4.5:

  • ENH - Supported new 'Archives' widget, which allows you to show the blog archives with flexible settings in any page of dnn website.
  • ENH - Supported new handy 'Profile' widget, which you can integrate with to show the profile of your blog authors .
  • ENH - Supported new fields [PublishedDate] & [LastModifiedBy] in the post entity.
  • ENH - Supported new tokens {block:customfield:xxx} and {else} in the Content Slider Widget.
  • ENH - Supported to develop customized controls, which may be originally in the 'shared' folder, for the current theme.
  • ENH - Supported the plus view with quick way to deal with common tasks, such as approve comment & regenerate links.
  • ENH - Enhanced the Disqus integration.
  • ENH - Enhanced search result view.
  • ENH - Released the additional language resource packages - Spanish & Italian.
  • FIX - Possible XSS vulnerability issue in the Rsd hander.
  • FIX - Monthly Archive list collapses when Month clicked.
  • Lots of other fixes & enhancements.

NOTE: As with any release, we recommend you perform a complete file and database backup before performing any upgrade on a production website and that you first conduct a trial upgrade on a staging version of the site. Following these guidelines will ensure that you are able to recover should any unforeseen problems arise during the upgrade process.

Note that some issues may occur if your original version of SunBlogNuke is lower version, like 3.x, and you've developed your customized theme. Please refer to the tutorial - Must-Read Note for SunBlogNuke v4.x and follow the instructions. Hope it makes sense.

You can get it here. Blog your way and enjoy life. :)

The SunBlogNuke Team

Copyright © 2009-2019 Ultimate DNN Blog Module - SunBlogNuke Powered by SunBlogNuke Corp