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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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How to Migrate DNN Blog Data of SunBlogNuke

Migrate DNN Blog Data

From 2002 DotNetNuke built from scratch, until now there are indeed LOTS of DotNetNuke versions, which had made everyone headache with DNN modules/skins maintenance. :(

Luckily, there still are more or less benefits to play with DNN because it exposed a few flexible APIs to make our life better, such as IPortable interface makes data migration easily and quickly between different DNN environments. Today I would like to show how to migrate blog data of SunBlogNuke, for example, from older version to latest fresh installation.

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SunBlogNuke v5.6.2 works well with DNN7

SunBlogNuke v5.6.2 works well with DNN7

The SunBlogNuke team is excited to announce the final release of 5.6.2 today. This release mainly focused on fixes introduced by last version and also some enhancements. More exciting is that we completed some compatible testing on #DNN7 and it runs well. If you are still using older versions, we recommended that you should upgrade this stable package. Now let’s go through all the awesome highlights included in this buildings :)

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Enhance DNN Article Footers with Author Profiles

There are some awesome ways to optimize your post footers, like related articles, subscription options, and social bookmarking icons allow readers to browse and share your content. Today I would like to share another ways you may be also interested in, display the author information at the bottom of each post. The following tutorial will provide you with the ability to show off the avatar, the biography with Ultimate DNN Blog Module - SunBlogNuke on your DNN website.

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Announcing SunBlogNuke 5.6.0 Final

UI Design Refactoring

The SunBlogNuke team is excited to announce the final release of 5.6.0. This release brings a totally new design UI in the admin panels and lots of enhancements and fixes throughout the module to make things smoother, faster, and more polished. Try it now!

We’d like to thank the community, sponsors and most of all the amazing feedback that have supported and guided the awesome #dnn #blogging #module. We encourage you to participate wherever you can, you input and help are always appreciated. Thanks a lot for your trust on our dnn products.

Major Highlights in v5.6:
Min dnn version required: dnn 5.3.1

  • ENH - redesigned UI of all the admin panels.
  • ENH - supported open search provider.
  • ENH - supported rel "prev" and "next" meta tags in the post detail view.
  • ENH - supported template-driven in the tag cloud widget.
  • FIX - invalid ids, such as categoryid, requested by search engine bot and caused lots of ThreadAbortExceptions.
  • FIX - categories bind not correctly in the edit post panel.

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

Fixed package v5.4 of SunBlogNuke

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 focused on fixing lots of issues introduced from v5.x, such as upload thumbnail button not clickable and avatar not resolved correctly. If you ever upgrade with older v5.x, we recommended that you should upgrade this stable package. In a couple of days, we will collect more feedback about this building and if possible we may repackage it with more small fixes. So please pay close attention to our announcements/updates. Thanks a lot for your trust on our dnn products.

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

  • ENH - SEO enhancements with archives views.
  • FIX - date token issue in the content slider widget with multiple languages environment.
  • FIX - bugs "delete action show for blog contributors role" and "not all email notify templates show in the admin panel".
  • FIX - script conflict with jQuery and made Admin bar as well as the various module Admin action buttons all disabled.
  • FIX - resolved thumbnail url issue and upload button not clickable.
  • FIX - url not found when shared with 'LinkedIn' item of social widget.
  • 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

10+ DNN Image Gallery/Slider Tutorials

As you know, jQuery image galleries and sliders are very popular these days and found on many many websites, including those ones based on DNN CMS. There are several interesting use cases for image/content sliders, however I think it is most common to use them on the front page to showcase featured articles, latest blog posts or products. Unfortunately, there are so lots lots of free jQuery plugins & premium DNN slider modules available that you no idea which is the best & worthwhile. In this post we’ll see tutorials that can provide you with the resources showing you how image gallery/sliders can be created from ground up for your dnn websites.

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How to Set up Paging for Content Slider Plus

active dnn paging

Today we would like to share with you "How to Set up Paging for Content Slider Plus". That’s exactly  the issue raised by our clients in the forum because we did not implement the built-in paging feature in both content slider widgets. The original aims of both widgets was to build content slider with a list of posts, like latest posts or featured posts and also to retrieve top x posts to show in the list view or slider view. Further, because of the highly configurable design, you can even add some "Content Slider Plus" magic yourself without too much effort. Let us go ahead with putting Active Paging on to your dnn “Content Slider Plus".

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Integrated with Journal Module in DNN 6.2

Get Social with DNN Blog

As you know, the DNN 6.2 Social API enables developers to write applications that access and control the activity feed, user relationships, social groups, user profiles and notifications. Quickly these are modules (not distributed with the core) that are integrated with new 6.2 features (relationships, journal, notifications, services framework, etc.), such as Active Forums 5.0 & DotNetNuke Q&A 1.x. Now our ultimate dnn module - #SunBlogNuke will be one member to embrace those social features, especially for the journal activity stream. Let us go through how to apply it now.

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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

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