We’ve been using SunBlog since November of 2009 and have been supremely impressed with this development group. The blogging module is reliable, chock full of awesome features and they continue to add new ones each release. Baldwin is responsive to community needs and requests and he welcomes input from users that result in a better application. We highly recommend SunBlogNuke as a publishing tool for any dnn website.
- Tyler Jones, SystemTrends, LLC (systemtrends.net)
Today I finally converted the navigation menu of our website as an unordered list, which is originally built with TABLEs and so ugly for SEO. It is updated with DNN Nav Menu, which is a lightweight menu based on semantic markup like UL, LI tags. It will help search engines to better understand the menu structure. So it is an excellent news for us and our website with ultimate dnn blog module – SunBlogNuke.
We just successfully upgraded our blogging platform website from DotNetNuke version 05.01.00, to version 05.05.00. So far, so good. We finally upgraded to dnn v5.5 because this fantastic release includes lots of stabilization and new killer features, especially content localization and enhanced performance, which are what we were looking forwards to.
Another good news is that our Ultimate Blogging Module - SunBlogNuke also have been fully tested with DotNetNuke 5.5. We are not aware of any issues at this time and it just work as we expected. Later we will release a new building v3.7.5 with fixing some more bugs and issue. Hope it makes sense for you.
Enjoy Blogging and Writing. :)
"The basic blogging module in DNN was not sufficient for my blogging aspirations. I found SunBlogNuke, tried it out, and am very happy with module. It has great features and I especially like the admin dashboard for the module."
- Julie Heinrich (JulieHeinrich.com)
Here I would like to share how to fix the culture issue for DNN and our blog module [SunBlogNuke]. Hope it can helps someone who has the same issue. What is the Culture issue? When there is only one language in your DNN website, like the initial installation, the culture and language dropdown list may be blank. All right, let’s go ahead the topic.
While our DNN Blog Module are used by more and more clients, we are trying to provide more documents and support information in the Official Website. So if you are finding how to get started with SunBlogNuke for your DNN blog, here you go. Let's take a step-by-step tour through your setup process and learn about how all the different functions work and how to create a new blog on your own.
- If you want to know that how to set up SunBlogNuke, please get the more information from this post [The ultimate content workflow platform :: SunBlogNuke].
- If you want to know that how to writing a post in SunBlogNuke, please visit the post [Basic Usage of the SunBlog Module].
- If you want to know that how to integrate SunBlogNuke with third-party services or other client tools via the MetaWeblog API, please get it from here.
- Don’t just limit yourself when you are applying our dnn blog module, please visit the tutorial for more tricks and tips 10 Awesome Tips and Tricks to Improve Your DNN Blog.
Actually you can find more blog help documentation on our Team Blog. Here you will find tutorials, documentation, tips and tricks and much more, for example, the latest building or release.
Good luck and happy writing.
The SunBlog team
The last posts had described the detail about installation and configuration process of the "SunBlog" module. Here we will continue to share more about the basic usage of SunBlog module. In order to let you understand more clearly and entirely, we will utilize the QA way. Before you go ahead your blog journey please make sure that the admin/host account had assigned the permission to you, in other word, you must be included in the "SunBlog Owner" role.
Q: How to manage my blog? And where is the manage entrance?
A: That is easy to find the blog manage entrance. As long as you login the website as your blog owner account, you will obviously find the manage link in your blog page. There exist 4 links with which you can enter the manage page for your blog management. If you can not find those links, maybe you have not been authorized as a standrad “SunBlog Owner” role successfully. Please contact the admin for more details.
Q: How to create my first post?
A: Please refer to the new tutorial [Writing New Post] updated for compatible with latest version of SunBlogNuke.
If you click the "Admin Blog" link which mentioned in last demo picture, you will should enter the administrative panel and find some options for your management as follows:
To create your first post you should choose the [Add New Entry] link. Actually writing new post is so easy that there is not any tutorial here and you just know the actual meaning for the following options:
Pinned Option : you can make your post pinned in the post list and let the reader clearly know it important. When the post is about the instruction or any other similar, this option is useful.
Display in HomePage: Sometime you maybe want this post excluded in the Home Page of your blog.
Full Show in Entrylist: If you want to let the post fully show in the entries list as the classic blog view, you can check the option.
EntryName: Maybe you are guessing that it is the post title alias, yes, you are right. That is alternative post title for SEO consideration. For example, you want to make the original title("How to install and configure SunBlog Module?") more concise("install and configure SunBlog").
Q: How to manage my posts?
A: Please refer to the new tutorial [Manage Posts] updated for compatible with latest version of SunBlogNuke.
Thus far, SunBlogNuke has relied on the built-in support to allow Live Writer to manage posts. This has worked out great so far and allowed us to focus on other area's of the system. However, a CMS/Blog Engine isn't complete until it has a built-in, easily accessible administration area.
You can expect SunBlogNuke’s administration area to be heavily influenced from the core Forum module. They've done such a great job on their administration that we are borrowing their best ideas. The screenshot show below:
Updated: This post was out of date and please refer to the new tutorial here - Integrated with Window Live Writer.
In the last two posts, we had described how to install, configure and use the "SunBlog" module in DotNetNuke(DNN) platform. Here we will continue to tell you how to write your post of "SunBlog" with Window Live Writer(WLW). You know, the Window Live Writer is so great for post management of web blog that "SunBlog" had supported this killer feature natively. And another reason is that editing a long blog post in the FCK editor is painful. Anyone who has ever lost a blog post because of a login timeout knows just how painful it truly can be. I spend an hour or more writing my blog posts and to have it just disappear is enough to make you cry. Ok, if you haven't yet set up your WLW to post to your blog, now let us go ahead. It's really easy. Here's the simple steps below:
- Start WLW, and progress through the first couple of steps, indicating you already have a blog, and that it's with 'Another Blog Service'.
- Enter your blog URL and user account which related with your blog.
- Select "MetaWeblog API" as the type of weblog.
- Enter your Blog Posting Url: this is pretty easy to get. The default Url for SunBlog Should be
" http://www.yourdomain.com/ MetaWeblog.ashx" (Replaced with "http://www.yourdomain.com/DesktopModules/SunBlog/MetaWeblog.ashx" in v2.3.6 or "http://www.yourdomain.com/MetaWeblog.aspx" in latest version). Please make sure that you replace the "yourdomain.com" with your actual website domain.
After doing this, you should be good to blog!
Good luck blogging!
"SunBlog is a fantastic module, resolving all the issues I had with the standard DNN blog. It is feature rich and has a fast, friendly administration interface. I wish more DNN modules were built to this standard. The author was also very quick to provide answers to the few questions I had."
- Andrew Bartle(http://www.brooklynit.co.nz)