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Format Date Time with suffix like 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

Recently some client of our DNN blog module requested a customized feature, he wanted to out the posted time of SunBlogNuke in a format that included the two letter suffix added to the day number, like "December 25th, 2009" as opposed to "December 25, 2009". After some investigation, it seems this is not supported out of the box (not surprising really). Finally I found the MarkGwilliam’s post (How To Append 'st', 'nd', 'rd' or 'th' To Day Numbers in Dates) which provided a ".NET Framework friendly" to implement this behavior and therefore offers good reuse value and is intuitive for .NET developers to use. I thought that is what we want and then extended it in our customized way which allows SunBlogNuke developers to consume the code more easily and flexible. Now I shared the VB.Net Function below and hope it helps if you also have the similar requirement:

Protected Function FormatPostedTimeWithDayNumberSuffix(Optional ByVal format As String = "MMMM d{0}, yyyy") As String
    Dim dateTime As DateTime = Date.Parse(Entry.PostedTime)
    If Not Null.IsNull(dateTime) Then
        Dim formatTime As String = dateTime.ToString(format)

        Dim day As Integer = dateTime.Day
        Dim dayFormat As String = String.Empty
        Select Case day
            Case 1, 21, 31
                dayFormat = "st"
            Case 2, 22
                dayFormat = "nd"
            Case 3, 23
                dayFormat = "rd"
            Case Else
                dayFormat = "th"
        End Select

        Return String.Format(formatTime, dayFormat)
    End If

    Return Entry.PostedTime
End Function

If you have more better or elegant solution appreciate your comments here. Thanks a lot.

Why vote so low for DNN7 release?

Why vote so low for DNN7 release

Actually everyone was looking forwards to DotNetNuke7, which should be equal to the so-called milestone, however, more expectations more disappointed. Let us take a look at the votes in codeplex – until today only average 2.8 rating with lots of lowest 1 star. In my opinion, that may be the lowest rating of all the releases before. Let’s make a discussion why it occurred and how we feel.

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Fixed reCAPTCHA issue with SunBlogNuke

PS: now you can simply upgrade SunBlogNuke with the latest package to exclude this bug.

Currently  some clients raised some problems with error information "That assembly does not allow partially trusted callers" when visiting the post detail page of our dnn blog module - #SunBlogNuke. After looking into the issue, it looks that the Google reCAPTCHA control dose not work with partially trusted callers. To fix it, please try out the following ways:

1) Please open your web.config file and find out the <trust> element. If it is open please modify the level attribute as 'High' or simply remove the <trust> element with commenting it:

Original may like that:

<trust level="Medium" originUrl=".*" />

Modified it like that:

<trust level="High" originUrl=".*" />

or comment it like that:

<!-- <trust level="High" originUrl=".*" /> -->

     If you are in a shared hosting environment, you may need to talk to your hosting provider, some providers may not allow you to run in Full Trust mode.

2) Another solution may require a upgraded assembly for Google reCAPTCHA control. Please refer to this post in details Just download the fixed assembly and replace the original one in the bin folder of your website.

Hope it helps if you encounter the same issue. If you have any question please leave your comments or raise it in our forum. :)

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Integrated DNN with Facebook comments

facebook-comments-dnnOne of our dnn module products - CommentsPlus is becoming more popular in the dnn environment recently but lots of clients requested more features. And one raised frequently is that it should be built with generic built-in comment system for DotNetNuke website but right now it just integrated with 3rd party comment engines, such as Disqus or Facebook comments. We would like to say sorry for all the clients if it made you confused even this awesome feature included in our roadmap. Meanwhile we will try our best to implement it as built-in comments for dnn as we promised. FYI, in future we will also integrated Google+ comments if it is available :)

Now I just would like to complete the tutorial for Facebook comments integration. Actually the configuration process is similar with Disqus section (Take a  look at it if you are not familiar with this process):

1) Enter the configure panel with the left-top action menu of current comments+ module.

2) Switch to Facebook comments with checking the option [Comment type] as "Facebook". Those options are so self-explained and easily configured;plus some notes below":

  • Application Key: it is "API Key" generated by your own application and requires you create it in the Facebook developer. And please refer to this recourse - How to get Facebook Api key.
  • Identifier key: It is part of the thread identifier key and will append to the "Identifier prefix" in the Disqus thread. In common letting it blank is all right. Meanwhile, it is more useful to integrate Comments+ with other 3rd party modules, for example, when integrating dnn core blog module you can fill in the query parameter "entryid" as the Identifier key, it will check out the query parameter in the load process. If not exist, the comment system will not show. So just visiting the post detail, the comments+ will work as expected.

3) Click "Update" to save the settings.

Congratulations. Now the Facebook comments system will work like a charm. :)

If you need any help or question please feel free to leave your advice or comments.

Blogging DNN on iPhone/iPad with SunBlogNuke

dnn blogging

Now mobile devices are essential tool for our life & work, such as iPhone & iPad. So it will be excellent if you can blog on the go with those devices, sharing any ideas or photos from anywhere and keeping your loyal blog readers engaged from your interesting things - that means you work pretty much everywhere. Do you like this very comfortable way of living? Let us show you how to blogging dnn blog module - SunBlogNuke on iPhone/iPad with the awesome app – BloggerPlus.

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Getting Started with CommentsPlus

CommentsPlusAs you know, we released a new cross-module & highlight comments solution based on DotNetNuke platform a while ago. We hope to build a universal comments/voting system to be integrated with across multiple different modules on a dnn site. And this awesome module was announced as "Comments+". You may be interested in what sets Comments+ apart from other DNN comment modules, please visit the post Ultra DNN Comments System - CommentsPlus in details. Today we would like to show you how to get started with CommentsPlus. Until now, this module allows you to add the popular comments engine Disqus or Facebook in any page of your DotNetNuke website. So the tutorial will cover Disqus & Facebook section.

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Moving on to Build Ultimate DNN Blog Module

That is a brief buzz for our development team recently.

We are glad to tell you that our product is in active development and we are moving on as planned. Our guys are trying to enhance the Ultimate DNN Blog Module - SunBlogNuke and provide you the working and valuable product. In this stage we are focusing on the next building v4.0 in which we took more attentions on "Refactor". With refactor you will be able to extend more features easily. Plus, we make it stay flexible by reducing obstacles to changes so that you will respond to customers' requirements quickly. We hope that it will be the kind of beautiful, elegant and productive software.

BTW, also it will include some awesome features, like integration with Google reCAPTCHA, support for Vote Up/Vote Down and new theme configure process with providing thumbnail and preview feature. Please stay tune and it will be available to download. :).  Well. have a quick look at the screenshot about new theme configure panel:

Theme Config Panel

And we are looking forwards to your feedback. We know that the more feedback we get from our clients, the better our product will be and also we will know which areas require attentions next. So please tell us what you want most or leave your comment below if you are interested in Ultimate DNN Blog Module – SunBlogNuke. Thanks a lot.

More screenshots for third-party dnn blog module - SunBlogNuke

Some Screenshots about SunBlogNuke:

Clear Administrative Panel


Integration with Windows Live Writer and so easy to manage your posts


Free and extreme SunBlogNuke themes directory


More will be available later. Please stay tune.

Launching the Theme Directory for SunBlogNuke Platform

Today we happily announce that we have launched this theme directory to provide SunBlogNuke themes of quality and integrity. We craft our themes with a goal of simplicity and professionalism and strive to inject each design with a dose of modest elegance. I believe that your website is not just a tool, it is an integral part of your identity. There you can browse through the posts to view the theme thumbnail and submit your ratings for the best of the bunch. Also the directory is a place for you to showoff your customized theme powered by SunBlogNuke. All submitted themes will be approved to our directory list. We welcome any tasteful theme powered by SunBlogNuke or DNN. So if you are Looking for the awesome SunBlogNuke themes? Here's the place to find them! Welcome to the Free SunBlogNuke Themes directory. Later we will provide you the more detailed information with the free download links. Please stay tuned. :)

Purchase SunBlogNuke with the Lower Price

Order DNN Blog with Lower Price

Hi, guys

There exists a great news for you today, if you focus on our products. Now we provide the alternative way to purchase SunBlogNuke except the snowcovered sale. That’s you can purchase it directly from our website. Well, while SunBlogNuke can be purchased from either or direct from our site. Both options will get you the same great module and the same great support. And if you purchase direct, the prices are discounted and you automatically receive free updates for a year. It is a good news for you, right? If you would like to get the more information about purchase, please visit Price Plan Page.


If you are previous customers, please get the new license information and support from that post. And if you have more questions, please feel free to contact us, or by sending e-mail directly to us at We will try to reply you ASAP.

The SunBlogNuke team

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