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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

Ultra DNN Comment System - CommentsPlus

Ultra DNN Comments System - CommentsPlus

If you are focusing on our dnn products, you should know this new awesome module - comments+. We would like to make it as the cross-module & highlight comments solution based on DotNetNuke platform, in other word, it will be a universal comments/voting system to be integrated with across multiple different modules on a dnn site. Until now, this module allows you to very easily build generic comments and add the popular comments engine, such as Disqus & Facebook comments, in any page on your DotNetNuke website, and also attach it to a specific module on the page. Let us go through the super features in Comments+.

Imported DNN Blog Comments into Disqus

As you know, the dnn blogging module SunBlogNuke supported Disqus out of the box but wasn't able to export the existing comments to Disqus. And our clients ever requested to move their existing blog comments over to Disqus, too. Fortunately, the v4.7 began to totally support export blog data with blogml format,  so you can use any 3rd party tools to convert the comments to WXR. Then you can import the WXR file under the Generic option in Disqus.

Just search term 'blogml to wxr' in Google you should get lots of similar converters. Here we recommend this simple converter, which works well with our exported file. The tool is a Windows console application that takes two parameters, the BlogML import file and the WXR output, i.e.:

BlogMLtoDisqus.exe C:\BlogML.xml C:\ForDisqus.wxr.

To export comments of SunBlogNuke to Disqus, please follow up the simple steps below:

  1. Login in your blog dashboard of SunBlogNuke with host/admin account.
  2. Go to 'Import/Export Panel' and click 'export' button to download the full BlogML export from your dnn blog.
  3. Provide that you have placed the console tool & the export file in the folder d:\. Go to the folder and execute it in the command window like that:

    BlogMLtoDisqus.exe d:\BlogML.xml d:\ForDisqus.wxr

    Note that you’ll need to install .NET 4.0 as well if you don’t already have it. If you can’t convert it successfully, you can send us the exported blogml file and we will help you deal with it.
  4. If there is no error throwing, now you should get the converted WXR file. Next just feel free to import it under the Generic option in Disqus.

If you have more questions about  this topic or blogging,  Please feel free to post a comment below.  I’ll be happy to help.

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

Ultimate DNN Blog Module v4.4 Refactored

I hope everyone is having a good weekend! Today we are glad that the refactored release v4.1 for for Ultimate DotNetNuke blog module – SunBlogNuke is available for free upgrade. This release contains some requested features, such as extending new fields [PublishedDate] & [LastModifiedBy] in the post entity so now it totally supported the necessary fields - CreatedOn, CreatedBy, LastModifiedOn, LastModifiedBy and PublishedOn, which you can access in the theme view template as well as tokens in the Content Slider Widget. Also it enhanced custom field feature in the Content Slider Widget with extending new tokens {block:customfield:xxx} and {else}, with which you will can configure default value for some specific custom fields if they are null or empty (Please refer to the updated tutorial - Extend DNN Blog With Custom Fields). In the last we would like to thank our client Guido A LOT because their team contributed the Italian language resource package, which will make our module easily friendly. As usual, the complete details for all of the changes can be found in the Release Notes.

Major Highlights in v4.4:

  • 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 - Enhanced the Disqus integration.
  • ENH - Enhanced search result view.
  • ENH - Released the additional language resource packages - Spanish & Italian.
  • 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

Most Popular DNN Blogging Module – SunBlogNuke v3.7.8

Today we are glad that the monthly release v3.7.8 for Ultimate DotNetNuke blog module – SunBlogNuke is available for download. In this building we extended dnn core token replace functionality with more awesome & handy tokens and integrated with dnn core profile avatar. In the meant time, that is also a fixed and enhanced version with solving lots of issues and some performance optimizations.As usual, the complete details for all of the changes can be found in the Release Notes.

Major Highlights in v3.7.8:

  • Supported [coreprofilelink] token for blog users so that you can custom it with redirecting to dnn core profile page.
  • Integrated with dnn core profile avatar, which is available in DotNetNuke 5.3.x and later version.
  • Added alternate option to switch comments to Disqus, which is a 3rd party comment system.
  • Enhanced Content Slider Widget with supporting more flexible tokens like [ENTRYTEXT], [blog:title] & [author:avatarurl].
  • Enhanced edit post panel for better user experience.
  • Converted comment status "Reject" into "Delete" to fix issue that Rejected Actually Deletes the Comment from db.
  • Fixed issue where comments with links getting mangled sometimes.
  • Fixed issue where notification always sent no matter whether checked or unchecked in the assignment process.
  • Fixed issue where can not parse template - "Header in the Post" and permalink issue in the template.
  • Fixed issue where thumbnail not works well in the Content Slider Widget.
  • Fixed issue where directly enter specific admin panel without correct permission.
  • Fixed issue where "Latest Without Featured" mode is NOT WORKING in the Content Slider Widget.
  • Fixed issue where the Toggle Dashboard fails pretty badly to use IE7.
  • Fixed issue where modifying user role not work in assign user panel.
  • Fixed issue where ignore "Max.Items.Count" option when applying "LatestWithoutFeatured" mode in Content Slider Widget.
  • Fixed issue where contributors are able to publish post without moderation in WLW.
  • Fixed issue where cannot create new category in WLW.
  • Fixed issue where comments still displays in the recent comment widget after related post deleted.
  • Fixed issue where new tag appears in the tag cloud immediately event if the post is scheduled to publish in the future time.
  • Code refactoring & performance optimization.
  • Other small fixes & customizations.

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 in the upgrade process if you've developed your customized theme. Just refer to the tutorial - A Quick Note for Enhanced and Fixed Version - SunBlogNuke 3.7.x and follow the instructions. Another possible issue may like the post mentioned - Windows Live Writer failure. Hope it makes sense.

You can get it here. Enjoy blogging and good writing! :)

The SunBlogNuke Team

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