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. Now we would like to show you some keys as follows:

Supported "Post Thumbnail" & integrated with media galley module - GalleryPlus

If you always interested in our dnn products, you should noticed another dnn brand module developed by us. We called it "GalleryPlus", which aim is to simplify the process of creating professional media galleries and slideshows for the dnn website. Integrated with GalleryPlus module, you can take it as media galley for your dnn blog and can feel free to include any resources, such as images, audios & videos, into the post content. The process is so easy for new 'Post Thumbnail' feature - only add those post thumbnails with one specified album in GalleryPlus, then you one-click to select any post thumbnail when writing new post; plus, now you can build attractive magazine style for your dnn blog with 'Post Thumbnail'.

How to select post thumbnail in the edit post panel

Choose post thumbnail from GalleryPlus album

Supported Open Graph meta tags & more popular social services

As you know, the Open Graph protocol enables any web page to become a rich object in a social graph. Facebook is the leading global social networking website by leveraging the power of the social graph. So in order to increase your web presence, building Open Graph meta tags is the must-have step. We ever implemented one blog extension named 'OpenGraph' for this extended requirement (The details covered here Integrated Social Graph into DNN Blog). Now we would like to include it into the built-in core extensions so that it have been there and works like a charm when building your blog/news. More existing things,  redesigned social network widgets can take advantage of those Open Graph meta tags, including new social service - Google+, Facebook, Pinterest. All the enhancements should boost your blog traffic & sharing.

Tweet your post status easily

Our clients requested lots of features when our dnn products moving on. The extra feature requested more was auto-publish feature -> Twitter, Facebook or other SNS services. Even though there are lots of third-party service to complete those social auto-publish action, such as Feedburner (Only burn your feed and it will tweet feed when any new feed item published), but we still hope to simply those similar tasks and implement the built-in integration with Twitter & Facebook. In this building, we tried out a highlight solution for "Tweet your post status" in the edit post panel. Every time you completely add new post or updated your post with some changes, the action button "Tweet post status" will be showed in the right-bottom position. Just clicking it will direct you to share a short summary in the twitter website. We will provide Facebook action and enhance this feature more in next building. So if you have any feedback/advice, please feel free to leave your comments below.

Meanwhile, we continued to introduce other excellent features & enhancements for some existing issues. As usual, the complete details for all of the changes can be found in the Release Notes.

Major Highlights in v5.2:

  • ENH - Added OpenGraph & Canonical into core extensions.
  • ENH - Added 'tweet' button in the edit post panel so that you can update the post status in your twitter easily.
  • ENH - Included Linkedin, GooglePlus, Pinterest into social bookmark widget.
  • ENH - Supported post thumbnail with options, such as resizedwidth & thumbnailsize.
  • ENH - Implemented 'post thumbnail' as feed Enclosure element
  • ENH - Integrated with GalleryPlus module.
  • ENH - Resized profile/comment avatar with better quality.
  • ENH - Provided a workaround for avatar failure issue with host accounts.
  • Lots of small fixes.

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

The SunBlogNuke Team