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DotNetNuke Core Reports Module - 7 Videos

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 15:00:00 GMT

In this DotNetNuke training series we demonstrate some of the vast capabilities of the Core DNN Reports module. 

We will walk you through step by step how to create some simple SQL queries and use simple HTML mark-up to create several useful and interesting reports, from here you will be able to expand on and adapt these reports to your site needs. 

We create the following reports: 
  • A list of all tables and columns within the DotNetNuke Database 
  • A list of users and their last activity date 
  • The number of users per security role 
  • The keywords, description and site map priority of all public pages (with page view and page settings links) 
  • Number of pages (tabs) created per user with links to a list of pages created by a specific user. 
The videos contain:
  • Part 1 - Introduction, Installation, Creating a DNN Database Structure Report
  • Part 2 - Table Prefix and Creating a ‘Last User Activity’ Report
  • Part 3 - Creating the DotNetNuke SEO Report Stage 1
  • Part 4 - HTML Template Visualizers and Creating the DotNetNuke SEO Report Stage 2
  • Part 5 - TabID’s and Completing the DotNetNuke SEO Report
  • Part 6 - Introduction To Dynamic Reports and Creating the ‘Content by User’ Report
  • Part 7 - URL Parameters and Completing the ‘Content by Specific User’ Report



DotNetNuke 6 - A Second Look (2 Videos)

Thu, 21 Jul 2011 15:00:00 GMT

DotNetNuke 6 is about to be released, in this video we will be taking a look at the DNN 6 RC. Following on from our 'First Look Videos', We'll walk you through the major changes in this latest release. The DNN 6 Release Candidate includes all of the new features planned for the final stable version and features the all new 'Dark Knight' default skin.

This video contains:
  • Introduction
  • The new pop up styling
  • The admin control menus
  • The modules admin menu
  • The DotNetNuke extensions gallery
  • Installing a free skin from the DNN forge
  • Purchasing an extension from Snowcovered
  • The ‘purchased extensions’ tab
  • A look at the newly styled available and installed extensions pages
  • The all new module actions menu



Keeping Your DotNetNuke Site Alive (2 Videos)

Tue, 19 Jul 2011 15:05:00 GMT

In this tutorial we demonstrate how to reduce your DotNetNuke site load time and show you how to take advantage of the services offered by keepaliveforever.com

One of the most common complaints from Webmasters who use DotNetNuke and various other ASP.NET Applications is the long initial load time after a period of inactivity.

In order to keep your site constantly running, there are two easy ways around this: either run a keepalive service on your local computer, or, use a cloud-based KeepAlive service.

Video 1 - Registering your site and how to interpret site statistics
  • Explanation of the ASP.NET worker process
  • Registering on keepaliveforever.com
  • Instructing the service to monitor your website
  • Testing keepaliveforever can access your site
  • How to view your site statistics
  • How to interpret your site statistics
Video 2 - Visit Status, Content Monitoring
  • Understanding the visit status
  • Introduction to content monitoring
  • How to check for content that should be on the page
  • Receiving the ‘your website is down’ email
  • Interpreting the email
  • Interpreting the visit failure reports
  • How to check for content that should not be on the page



Creating a DotNetNuke jQuery Announcements Slider (Video Tutorial))

Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:00:00 GMT

In this tuotorial, we demonstrate how to convert the standard DotNetNuke Announcements module into a jQuery Animated Content Slider. We show you how to adapt the announcements module layout template code and how to implement the jQuery files and CSS.

The jQuery animation allows you to present your announcements in a visually impressive and intuitive way. See the DNN jQuery Announcements Slider in action.

In this tutorial we cover:

Video 1 - Preparing the Announcements Module and adding the jQuery Files
  • Creating a new page on your DNN website to contain the slider
  • Adding the Announcements Module to the page
  • How to create new announcements
  • How to add the required files to your skin folder
Time Length: 6min 23sec

Video 2 - Adding the jQuery and CSS Styles
  • Opening the demo code
  • Adapting the Announcements module template code
  • How to add the jQuery scripts to your skin ASCX file.
  • How to add the slider control code to your skin ASCX file.
  • How to add the required CSS styles into your skin.css file
  • Making the page live
  • Testing the jQuery Announcements module.
Time Length: 7min 30secs

Total Time Length: 13min 53secs



Creating a DotNetNuke jQuery Announcements Slider (Video 1 of 2)

Thu, 19 May 2011 15:00:00 GMT

This video tutorial is the first in a series showing you how to convert the standard DotNetNuke Announcements module into a jQuery Animated Content Slider. We show you how to adapt the announcements module layout template code and how to implement the jQuery files and CSS.

The jQuery animation allows you to present your announcements in a visually impressive and intuitive way. See the DNN jQuery Announcements Slider in action.

In this first tutorial we cover:

Video 1 - Preparing the Announcements Module and adding the jQuery Files
  • Creating a new page on your DNN website to contain the slider
  • Adding the Announcements Module to the page
  • How to create new announcements
  • How to add the required files to your skin folder
Time Length: 6min 23sec



How to Build a Website with DotNetNuke (6 Videos)

Wed, 18 May 2011 15:00:00 GMT

How to build a feature rich website using DotNetNuke with a selection of core DNN modules. We cover installing and configuring the HTML, Links, Forum, Blog, FAQs, Documents, Feedback, and Form and List modules.

The videos contain:

Part 1 - Setting up the Site and Creating the First Page
Part 2 - Creating a ‘Contact Us’ and a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ Page
Part 3 - How to use the ‘Documents’ Module and Menu Management
Part 4 - Creating the 'Executive Blog' Page and Using the Blog Module
Part 5 - Creating the 'Community Forums' Page using the Forum Module
Part 6 - Creating the 'Request a Quote' Page using the Form and List Module

Total time length: 55 min 27 secs



Advanced DotNetNuke Debugging - Video 4 & 5 of 5 (Complete)

Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:45:00 GMT

An expert level tutorial on how to debug and troubleshoot a DotNetNuke website, we cover profiling, stack tracing, packet tracing, reverse compiling and more.

Video 4 - Managed Stack Explorer
  • Managed Stack Explorer vs DotTrace
  • How to get Managed Stack Explorer
  • Exploring Processes
  • Exploring Threads
  • Exploring Stack Traces
  • Identifying the Problem
Video 5 - WireShark
  • What is WireShark?
  • How do you get a copy of it?
  • Starting up WireShark
  • The problem: A broken flash module
  • Our first Wire-Tap
  • Converting Packets to Streams
  • Exploring the Flash Module's Stream
  • Identifying the Flash Module's Problem



How to Build a Website with DotNetNuke - Video 4

Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:41:00 GMT

How to build a feature rich website using DotNetNuke with a selection of core DNN modules. We cover installing and configuring the HTML, Links, Forum, Blog, FAQs, Documents, Feedback, and Form and List modules.

Video 4 - Creating the 'Executive Blog' Page and Using the Blog Module

  • Creating the ‘Executive Blog’ Page
  • Installing the Blog module
  • Configuring the Blog module
  • Writing a sample blog
Time Length: 8min 36secs



How to Build a Website with DotNetNuke - Video 2 & 3

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 16:00:00 GMT

How to build a feature rich website using DotNetNuke with a selection of core DNN modules. We cover installing and configuring the HTML, Links, Forum, Blog, FAQs, Documents, Feedback, and Form and List modules.

Video 2 - Creating a ‘Contact Us’ and a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ Page
  • How to install core modules in DotNetNuke
  • How to install the Feedback Module for the Contact Us page
  • Configuring the Feedback Module
  • How to create a 'Frequently Asked Questions' Page
  • Installing the FAQs Module
  • How to add questions and answers to the FAQs module
  • How to improve the look of the FAQs module
Time Length: 9min 04secs

Video 3 - How to use the ‘Documents’ Module and Menu Management
  • Creating a Documents Page
  • Installing the Documents Module
  • Using the Documents Module
  • Creating the 'Resources' Page
  • Configuring the 'Frequently Asked Questions' Page as a Child Page using the Ribbon Bar
  • Configuring the 'Documents' Page as a Child Page using Page Settings
  • How to configure the 'Resources' Page to redirect to the 'Frequently Asked Questions' Page.
Time Length: 9min 59secs



Advanced DotNetNuke Debugging - Video 3

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 09:31:00 GMT

An expert level tutorial on how to debug and troubleshoot a DotNetNuke website, we cover profiling, stack tracing, packet tracing, reverse compiling and more.

Video 3 - DotTrace

  • How to get DotTrace
  • Running DotTrace
  • Profiling IIS
  • A word of Warning
  • Collecting Performance Data
  • Understanding the Thread Tree and Call Tree
  • Exploring the Call Tree
  • Diagnosing the Performance Issue
Time Length: 4min 46secs



Advanced DotNetNuke Debugging - Video 1 & 2

Thu, 17 Feb 2011 15:00:00 GMT

An expert level tutorial on how to debug and troubleshoot a DotNetNuke website, we cover profiling, stack tracing, packet tracing, reverse compiling and more.

Video 1 - Introduction to Profilers
  • Introduction
  • What are Profilers?
  • Two Kinds of Profilers
  • How to use Profilers to find Problems
  • Two common types of performance problems
  • Common Profiler Tools
Time Length: 2min 39secs

Video 2 - SQL Profiler
  • How to get SQL Profiler
  • Running SQL Profiler
  • Connecting to a Database Server
  • Recreating the Performance Problem
  • Understanding SQL Profiler's Data
Time Length: 4min 08secs



How to Build a Website with DotNetNuke - Video 1

Thu, 10 Feb 2011 16:00:00 GMT

How to build a feature rich website using DotNetNuke with a selection of core DNN modules. We cover installing and configuring the HTML, Links, Forum, Blog, FAQs, Documents, Feedback, and Form and List modules.

Video 1 - Setting up the Site and Creating the First Page
  • Logging in for the first time
  • How to change the Admin User name and password
  • Changing the Host User's credentials
  • Configuring the website to send email
  • How to give your website a name
  • How to change the website logo
  • Choosing your user registration mode
  • Creating the 'About Us' Page
  • Configuring a page to be visible to all users
Time Length: 9min 37secs



Issue 64 - DotNetNuke Forum Module and SiteMaps

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 15:03:00 GMT

January 2011 Welcome to Issue 64 of DNN Creative Magazine In this issue we explore in detail the core DotNetNuke forum module and the search engine SiteMap feature in DotNetNuke. We demonstrate step by step how to use and fully configure the core DotNetNuke forum module. The forum module allows users to have conversations in the form of posted messages and is a great way to build a community on your website as well as provide daily new content for the search engines to index. The core forum module has many possible configurations, these include creating public, private / subscription and moderated forums, allowing attachments, pinning and locking posts, emailing replies and managing user settings such as rankings, avatars, word filters and creating polls. This module should cover most of your requirements for a forum in your DotNetNuke website. Next we demonstrate how to use the DotNetNuke Search Engine Sitemap. This feature in DotNetNuke allows you to automatically create a XML Sitemap which can be submitted to search engines such as Google. A sitemap provides the search engines with an index of the pages from your website that they may not otherwise discover using their search bots and includes information such as the page URLs, date when a page was last updated and the importance of that page in relation to the other pages on your website. Sitemaps help to ensure a search engine can fully index your website and are an essential tool for any webmaster. We walk you through how to automatically create a site map using DotNetNuke and also how to submit the sitemap to Google using the Google Webmaster tools. This issue comes complete with 11 videos. Core Modules: DotNetNuke Core Forum Module (9 videos - 86mins) DotNetNuke Search Engine SiteMap (2 videos - 21mins) View issue 64 to download all of the videos in one zip file DNN Creative Magazine for DotNetNuke Web Designers Covering DotNetNuke module video reviews, video tutorials, mp3 interviews, resources and web design tips for working with DotNetNuke. In 64 issues we have created 674 videos![...]



DotNetNuke Core Forum Module - 9 Videos

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 15:00:00 GMT

In this tutorial we walk you through how to install and configure the core DotNetNuke Forum Module. The Forum Module can be configured in several different ways to suit your requirements. Features include forum moderation, quick reply, attachments, post ranking, avatars and polls. We show you how to setup a forum using several different configurations.

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - Introduction to the DotNetNuke Core Forum Module
  • Video 2 - Forum General Settings and Options Configuration
  • Video 3 - Forum Email, Creating Groups, User Settings
  • Video 4 - Forum User Settings, Creating Private / Subscriber Forums
  • Video 5 - Forum Moderation, Forum Polls
  • Video 6 - Forum General, Community, File, RSS, SEO Settings
  • Video 7 - Configuring the Forum User Settings
  • Video 8 - Forum Content Configuration
  • Video 9 - Forum Email Configuration
Total Time Length: 85min 31secs



DotNetNuke Search Engine Sitemap - 2 Videos

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 14:57:00 GMT

In this tutorial we provide a detailed demonstration of how to implement and use the Core DotNetNuke Search Engine Sitemap Module. This module is very useful to achieve good correct search engine listings, we show you step by step how to create your site map and set correct and automatic page level priorities. The Sitemap module allows you to submit your sitemap to Google, Bing and Yahoo.

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - DotNetNuke Search Engine SiteMap Configuration
  • Video 2 - How to Submit a Sitemap to Google, Bing and Yahoo!
Total Time Length: 20min 49secs



Issue 63 - Smith Shopping Cart and InteractiveWebs Advanced Login

Mon, 20 Dec 2010 16:06:00 GMT

December 2010 Welcome to Issue 63 of DNN Creative Magazine In this issue we focus on how DotNetNuke can be used to enhance or create a business. To begin we provide video tutorials on Ecommerce and the Smith-Consulting Shopping Cart module. This module has all of the key features that you would expect from a store module, but it is also user friendly for setup and also usability for your customers. The module allows you to create unlimited products, sell downloadable or physical goods, provide custom shipping, credit card processing, discounts, affiliate tracking and more. Following this in the next set of video tutorials we demonstrate in detail the Advanced Login module by InteractiveWebs. This module features a Facebook connector, jQuery Popup, Skin Login and Region data import tool and allows you to customize the look and feel over the login and user registration process giving your DotNetNuke websites a professional user experience. To finish, in our podcast this month we discuss the ways that we have encountered using DotNetNuke to run or enhance the running of a business. From simple subscription based websites through to large scale websites with 3000 child portals and 38,000 employees sharing documents. We discuss how DotNetNuke can benefit your business with its built-in functionality as well as the DotNetNuke community and the resources from third party developers for custom modules. This issue comes complete with 13 videos. Premium Modules:   DotNetNuke Smith Shopping Cart (8 videos - 73 mins) InteractiveWebs Advanced Login Module (5 videos - 48 mins) Podcasts: How DotNetNuke Enhances Business (28mins) View issue 63 to download all of the videos in one zip file DNN Creative Magazine for DotNetNuke Web Designers Covering DotNetNuke module video reviews, video tutorials, mp3 interviews, resources and web design tips for working with DotNetNuke. In 63 issues we have created 663 videos![...]



DotNetNuke Smith Shopping Cart - 8 Videos

Thu, 02 Dec 2010 21:21:00 GMT

In this tutorial we walk you through how to install and use the Smith Consulting Shopping Cart module. This module is a fully featured DotNetNuke store module capable of all the usual store features and more. The module design focuses on ease of use for both the store administrator and the store users. We show you how to setup a store with Smith Cart and how to add products, categories and related products. We also cover the other features Smith Cart offers including affiliate tracking.

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - Introduction, Installation, Initial Setup
  • Video 2 - How to Setup the Default Country, Tax and How to Customize the Checkout
  • Video 3 - Configuring the Confirmation Pages and Working with Categories
  • Video 4 -Adding Products
  • Video 5 - Categorizing Products and SEO
  • Video 6 - Testing the Checkout Procedure and Adding the Category Menu Module
  • Video 7 - Adding the Mini Cart, Featured Products and My Account Modules to a Page
  • Video 8 - Configuring Customer Reviews and Affiliate Tracking
Total Time Length: 73min 06secs



InteractiveWebs DotNetNuke Advanced Login Module - 5 Videos

Thu, 02 Dec 2010 21:19:00 GMT

In this tutorial we provide a detailed demonstration of how to implement the DotNetNuke Advanced Login Module by InteractiveWebs. The Advanced Login Module features a Facebook connector, jQuery Popup, Skin Login and Region data import tool. You can also redirect users to specific pages based on their security role or block users based on their IP address. We show you step by step how to install and setup these powerful features.

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - How to Install Advanced Login and Facebook Authentication
  • Video 2 - Configuring the Advanced Login Module
  • Video 3 - Enabling Popup Login, Email Templates, Configuring Facebook Login
  • Video 4 - Configuring the Advanced Login Module as the Default Login in DotNetNuke
  • Video 5 - Popup Login for Login Skin Tokens, Look and Feel, Redirection
Total Time Length: 48min 12secs



DotNetNuke Podcast, How DotNetNuke Enhances Business

Thu, 02 Dec 2010 21:12:00 GMT

This is a 28 minute podcast discussion between Lee Sykes (DNNCreative) and David Finley from InteractiveWebs.com. In this Podcast we begin to discuss how DotNetNuke can enhance businesses, we talk about DotNetNuke’s vast array of features and how to use them to your advantage.

This podcast covers the following subjects:

  • Ways that you have encountered using DotNetNuke to run or enhance the running of a business
  • Key elements of DotNetNuke for a business website
  • Login and registration
  • Management of users and setting up subscription access
  • Advantages of digital content and setup costs of an online business
  • Time to create is very quick
  • Landing pages
  • Form modules
  • DotNetNuke custom profile properties
  • Sharing profile data between modules
  • Bulk email messages
  • Schedule process and automatic occurrence of events
  • Automation of daily tasks
  • DotNetNuke subscription tools
  • MLM companies and 3000 DotNetNuke child portals with auto templates
  • Custom module development
  • Document management and sharing for business
  • Airline industries with 38,000 employees using a portal website
  • DotNetNuke community and module developers



Issue 62 - Evotiva DNNBackup and DNN Garden DDR Menu for DotNetNuke

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 15:55:00 GMT

November 2010 Welcome to Issue 62 of DNN Creative Magazine In this issue we cover in detail how to achieve reliable and comprehensive DotNetNuke backups and show you how to implement and customize DNN Garden’s free DDR Menu for DotNetNuke To begin, we walk you through how to install and use the advanced Evotiva DNNBackup module, this module is not only capable of performing complete file and database backups but it can be scheduled to perform any of its varied backup types on a regular basis including file backups, database backups, DNN log truncation and database shrinking. Backups can be automatically transferred to a remote location such as an FTP server, Amazon S3 server or Rackspace Cloudfiles, plus a backup can be restored to a new server without the need for a DotNetNuke installation by following the simple restore wizard. Following this we provide a detailed tutorial on how to implement and style the DDR Menu in your DotNetNuke skins. The DDR Menu is a free SEO friendly menu system from DNN Garden. The DDR menu comes with 6 different menu styles including the Treeview menu, the Superfish menu, the Accordion menu, the Dropdown menu, the Artisteer menu and the Mega menu. Following this we continue our tutorials on DotNetMushrooms Rapid Application Development software, we show you how to implement the jsTree control within your DNM applications to create impressive jQuery tree style menu systems. Finally we introduce the next two instalments in our new series of podcasts with David Finley from interactivewebs.com. In the first podcast we talk about the trials and tribulations of email in DotNetNuke, we discuss SMTP and how to configure SMTP in DotNetNuke. We then move on to discuss all the different mapping technologies available and their potential within a DNN installation. In our second podcast this month we discuss in detail the importance of complete and reliable backup systems for all DotNetNuke websites, beginning with a few horror stories from Lee we discuss and provide advice on all the different site backup strategies available for DotNetNuke and the advantages / disadvantages of backup systems provided by hosting companies. This issue comes complete with 13 videos. Premium Modules:   Evotiva DNNBackup Module for DotNetNuke (7 videos - 62 mins) Skinning: DNN Garden - DDR Menu for DotNetNuke (6 videos - 56 mins) Module Development Series: Making use of the jsTree Control in DotNetMushroom RAD Podcasts: DotNetNuke Podcast, Email and Mapping in DotNetNuke (37mins) DotNetNuke Podcast, DNN Backup Methods and Advice (24mins) View issue 62 to download all of the videos in one zip file [...]



DNN Garden - DDR Menu for DotNetNuke - 6 Videos

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 15:49:00 GMT

In this tutorial we provide a detailed demonstration of how to implement and customize the DDR Menu by DNN Garden. The DDR Menu comes complete with 6 different menu styles such as TreeView and Mega-Menu. The menus can simply be installed as a direct replacement for the standard DNN Solpart or DNN Nav menus to aid in search engine optimization. We show you how to achieve the best from each menu and how to fully customize the Mega menu styling to match your skin.

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - Introduction, Downloading, Installation and Skin Setup
  • Video 2 - Adding the DDR Menu to a Skin and How to Change Animation Settings
  • Video 3 - Implementing the DDR Treeview Menu
  • Video 4 - Implementing the DDR Superfish and Mega Menu
  • Video 5 - Styling the DDR Mega Menu
  • Video 6 - Styling the Mega Menu and Using the Menu Module
Total Time Length: 55min 38secs



Evotiva DNNBackup Module for DotNetNuke - 7 Videos

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 15:49:00 GMT

In this tutorial we walk you through how to install and use the DNNBackup module from Evotiva. This module is an impressive backup and restore utility boasting features such as automatic backups to remote servers such as FTP, Amazon S3 and Rackspace Cloudfiles. It can also operate on shared servers such as GoDaddy, WebHost4Life, DiscountASP and PowerDNN. In this tutorial we show you how to create detailed backup schedules and we demonstrate how to restore your backup to a new DotNetNuke installation using the DNNBackup Restore Pack.

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - Introduction, How to Download and Install the DNNBackup Module
  • Video 2 - How to Configure Database and File System Backups
  • Video 3 - General Settings and FTP Setup
  • Video 4 - Setting up Scheduling
  • Video 5 - Setting up a New Localhost Website Ready for Website Restoration
  • Video 6 - Restoring to a New Website from a DNN Backup
  • Video 7 - Restoring the File System from a DNN Backup
Total Time Length: 62min 22secs



DotNetNuke Podcast, DNN Backup Methods and Advice

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 15:46:00 GMT

This is a 24 minute podcast discussion between Lee Sykes (DNNCreative) and David Finley from InteractiveWebs.com recorded on the 30th of October 2010. In this Podcast we talk through the importance of comprehensive and reliable website backups. There are several different backup options available to a DotNetNuke webmaster and we have a detailed look into each method and talk about the advantages and reliability of each.

This podcast covers the following subjects:
  • Backups
  • The importance of a backup
  • Lees horror story
  • Check that the backup works
  • How to backup your DotNetNuke files and folders
  • How to backup your DotNetNuke SQL database
  • How to automate your backups with DotNetNuke hosting
  • Plesk and hosting control panels
  • Microsoft backup service
  • Semantic backup services
  • Backing up to the cloud, Amazon S3
  • Evotiva DNNBackup module
  • Papayas Auto Upgrade module
Total time: 23min 33secs



DotNetNuke Podcast, Email and Mapping in DotNetNuke

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 15:34:00 GMT

This is a 37 minute podcast discussion between Lee Sykes (DNNCreative) and David Finley from InteractiveWebs.com recorded on the 18th of October 2010. In this Podcast we discuss the complicated subject of email and SMTP inside and outside of DotNetNuke, we then talk about implementing mapping into your DNN website.

This podcast covers the following subjects:
  • Email Setup
  • Typical email problems in DotNetNuke
  • What is SMTP?
  • SMTP mail servers
  • How you would typically experience SMTP servers outside of DNN
  • What is POP3 / Exchange / Webmail?
  • What traps are there with SMTP servers?
    • Relay
    • IP lockdown
    • Send Limits
    • No relay
    • Domain lockdown
    • SSL
    • Ports and restrictions
  • How does Google and Hotmail play with this?
  • What do you need to know to configure SMTP in DNN?
  • How to configure SMTP in DNN
  • Traps with SMTP in DNN
  • Admin email address
  • Locked domain
  • External domain limits or blocks
  • Administrator email settings configuration
  • Maps in DotNetNuke
  • Introduction to Google Maps
  • How maps can be useful for data research
  • How maps can be useful for business and sales teams
  • Map modules in DotNetNuke
  • GeoSprawl DotNetNuke Locator module
  • ZLDNN Advanced Biz Map module
  • Google Earth
  • Business data analysis
  • Data mapped to suburbs
  • Tally of all people in suburbs and 3D chart developed
  • Immediately could see where largest registered number of users were on the map
  • Telco provider able to plot footprint of tower and users
  • Enables tracking of where next towers need to be built
  • Locations of handsets at various times of days
Total time: 36min 55secs



Making use of the jsTree Control in DotNetMushroom RAD for DotNetNuke

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 15:30:00 GMT

In this tutorial we show you how to utilize DNM RAD’s abilities to utilize the inbuilt jsTree control to create functional jQuery based tree menus.



Issue 61 - DotNetNuke Mapping Special, Geosprawl Locator and ZLDNN BizMap Module

Mon, 04 Oct 2010 11:18:00 GMT

October 2010 Welcome to Issue 61 of DNN Creative Magazine This issue is the beginning of Volume 6, so it's our 5th birthday! We would like to say a special thank you to all of you who have supported us over the past 5 years, it means a lot to us. In this issue we demonstrate two advanced mapping modules available for DotNetNuke. To begin, we walk you through how to implement and customize ReachOutsides’ GeoSprawl DotNetNuke Locator Module and demonstrate its potential within a DNN portal. We show you how to add several locations onto a map and give your users the power to search for their closest locations to a specified address or postcode, this is ideal for businesses with multiple store locations. GeoSprawl Locator can be customized to suit all types of business needs, we show you how to customize the layout, display and styling of the module and explain how to customize specific map functions. Next we take a detailed look at the ZLDNN Biz Map Module, we demonstrate the modules extensive features such as Google Maps integration and how to implement advanced features such as GeoRSS feeds into map layers. ZLDNN BizMap comes packed with four different integrated modules and we walk you through how to install, configure and use each one. After following these specialised mapping tutorials you will have a good idea of all the features available and how they can benefit your website and your visitors. Following this we continue our tutorials on DotNetMushrooms Rapid Application Development software, we show you how to implement pre-defined and custom lists for use in a DNM RAD application, this technique saves a large amount of development time by removing the need to create forms and tables to input list data. Finally we introduce the first in a new series of Podcasts, we invite David Finley from InteractiveWebs.com to talk about the amazing new technology called Microsoft Pivot and the DotNetNuke Pivot module. We then move on to the latest news from the DNN community including the recent ASP.NET security scare. This issue comes complete with 10 videos. Premium Modules: GeoSprawl DotNetNuke Locator Module (5 videos - 41 mins) ZLDNN Advanced Biz Map For DotNetNuke (5 videos - 44 mins) Module Development Series: Working with Lists in DotNetMushroom RAD Podcasts: DotNetNuke, Microsoft Pivot and DNN News (34mins) View issue 61 to download all of the videos in one zip file DNN Creative Magazine for DotNetNuke [...]



GeoSprawl DotNetNuke Locator Module - 5 Videos

Mon, 04 Oct 2010 11:15:00 GMT

In this tutorial we walk you through how to install and customize the GeoSprawl DNN Locator Module by ReachOutside. This powerful module allows you to place multiple locations such as business branches or offices on a map and a user can search for the nearest locations to a specified address and even get driving directions. We show you step by step how to implement these useful features into your DotNetNuke website.

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - Introduction, Overview and How to get a Maps API Key
  • Video 2 - Customizing the Search Box, Custom Fields, Adding a New Location
  • Video 3 - Filtering Search Results and Configuring the Search Results Page
  • Video 4 - Configuring the Search Results Page and How to Implement Advanced Search
  • Video 5 - Configuring the Advanced Search Function
Total Time Length: 40min 56secs



ZLDNN Advanced Biz Map For DotNetNuke- 5 Videos

Mon, 04 Oct 2010 11:13:00 GMT

In this tutorial we provide a detailed demonstration of the Advanced BizMap Module by ZLDNN. We show you step by step how to install and get the module up and running, we then demonstrate how to implement more advanced features such as layers, GeoRSS feed layers and how to define a maps center based on latitude and longitude data.

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - Introduction, Installation, How to Add a New Map and Configuring Map Settings
  • Video 2 - Working with BizMap Markers, Defining Latitude and Longitude, Driving Directions
  • Video 3 - Defining the Map Center, Working With Layers
  • Video 4 - How to Use the GeoRSS Feed Feature and Using the Map View Module
  • Video 5 - Using the Map List Module and the Marker List Module
Total Time Length: 43min 56secs



Working with Lists in DotNetMushroom RAD for DotNetNuke

Mon, 04 Oct 2010 11:10:00 GMT

In this tutorial we show you how to utilize DNM RAD’s abilities to utilize pre-defined and custom lists for use within an application, this technique can save you hours of time that would otherwise have been spent creating tables and forms for entering list data.



DotNetNuke, Microsoft Pivot and DNN News

Mon, 04 Oct 2010 11:05:00 GMT

This is a 34 minute podcast discussion between Lee Sykes (DNNCreative) and David Finley from InteractiveWebs.com recorded on the 24th of September 2010. In this Podcast we discuss what has been happening with DNNCreative, David talks about the potential of the new Microsoft Pivot technology and we discuss the latest news from the DotNetNuke Community including the recent ASP.NET vulnerability.

This podcast covers the following subjects:
  • It has been a while
  • David interviewing Lee, background and what has been happening
  • DNN Creative background
  • DotNetNuke businesses and opportunities
  • Low cost entry into the market
  • Our 5th birthday
  • Microsoft Pivot background and explanation
  • Resources and free videos to view on Pivot
  • Exploration and manipulation of data
  • Navigating data as a web rather than page to page, deep diving, finding trends
  • Interactivewebs.com DotNetNuke Pivot module
  • Displaying data from a DotNetNuke website
  • Security roles, portals, logins, countries of registered users
  • Building a Pivot card and displaying with images
  • Potential for building Pivot views such as sales
  • Useful information for advertising with Google Adwords
  • Important ASP.NET security vulnerability
Total time: 34min 12secs



Issue 60 - DNN Nucleus Skin Designer, Papayas Auto Upgrade and Survey Module

Mon, 04 Oct 2010 10:56:00 GMT

September 2010 Welcome to Issue 60 of DNN Creative Magazine In this issue we demonstrate the many useful features of the DotNetNuke Nucleus Skin Designer and explain in detail the steps necessary to create your own custom skin. Nucleus is a new method for creating your own custom skins and containers which allows you to create unique DotNetNuke skins with little or no knowledge of HTML or skin design. Nucleus allows you to design the skin live within your DotNetNuke website which makes it ideal for beginners to skinning and professionals who need to quickly create skin designs for their clients. We begin by walking you through the installation of the Reactor module and we demonstrate how to fully customize the included ‘Reactor’ skin to your specific requirements. We show you how to create and apply containers from within the Nucleus Skin Designer to compliment the newly customized skin. Following this we walk you through how to install and use the DotNetNuke core Survey Module. This module has a variety of different features such as the ability to create single or multiple answer questions using radio buttons and checkboxes, you can create public or private surveys and export all of the survey results to a CSV file for use in MS Excel. We demonstrate all of these features by showing you how to create two different surveys. Next we demonstrate the powerful features of the Papayas Auto Upgrade Module for DotNetNuke. This module is capable of performing a quick automatic upgrade of your DotNetNuke installation with a few clicks, the module also includes a powerful backup feature and an emergency restore function. We show you how to upgrade, restore and even perform an emergency restore on your DotNetNuke installation. To finish, we continue the series of articles on DotNetMushroom Rapid Application Developer (RAD), where we demonstrate how to create an events calendar. This issue comes complete with 11 videos. Skinning: DotNetNuke Nucleus Skin Designer Tutorial (5 videos - 52 mins) Premium Modules: How to use Papayas Auto Upgrade for DotNetNuke (3 videos - 31 mins) Core Modules: How to Setup and Use the DotNetNuke Survey Module (3 videos - 24 mins) Module Development Series: Creating an Events Calendar for DotNetNuke using DotNetMushroom RAD View iss[...]



DotNetNuke Nucleus Skin Designer Tutorial - 5 Videos

Thu, 02 Sep 2010 15:20:00 GMT

In this tutorial we review and walk you through the Nucleus Skin Designer for DotNetNuke. We adapt the included Reactor skin and show you how to create a custom skin to your own requirements, No HTML knowledge required, ideal for beginners!

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - Introduction, Installing the Module, Applying a Nucleus Skin
  • Video 2 - The Nucleus Menu, Adding and Removing Optional Tokens, Styling a Skin
  • Video 3 - Using the Nucleus Skin Designer Inspector, Styling the Nav Menu
  • Video 4 - Designing Containers with Nucleus Skin Designer
  • Video 5 - Designing and Applying Containers to a DNN Skin
Total Time Length: 51min 31secs



How to Setup and Use the DotNetNuke Survey Module - 3 Videos

Thu, 02 Sep 2010 14:00:00 GMT

In this tutorial we walk you through step by step how to install, deploy and use the DotNetNuke core Survey Module. We show you how to create two different surveys including single and multiple answer questions, we then demonstrate how to export the results and how to make the survey private.

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - Introduction, Installing the Survey Module and Creating Questions
  • Video 2 - Editing Questions, Changing Survey Settings and Creating a Private Survey
  • Video 3 - Clearing Survey Results, The Correct Answer Option
Total Time Length: 24min 7secs



How to use Papayas Auto Upgrade for DotNetNuke - 3 Videos

Thu, 02 Sep 2010 13:55:00 GMT

In this tutorial we walk you through the features of the DNNAutoUpgrade module from Papayas, we provide a detailed demonstration of how to automatically upgrade your version of DotNetNuke and then show you how to roll back to a previous backup, as well as perform an emergency restore.

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - Introduction, Installing the Module, Overview of Settings
  • Video 2 - Upgrading DotNetNuke to Latest Version, Restoring to a Previous Version
  • Video 3 - How to Perform an Emergency Restore, Upgrade from DNN 4.x
Total Time Length: 31min 18secs



Creating an Events Calendar for DotNetNuke using DotNetMushroom RAD

Thu, 02 Sep 2010 13:50:00 GMT

In this tutorial we walk you through how to create a Calendar Application for your DotNetNuke website using DotNetMushroom Rapid Application Developer.

The calendar application will have the ability to add events via a form and then display them in a calendar.



Issue 58 - Taxonomy and Folksonomy, New Features in DNN v5

Tue, 06 Jul 2010 12:30:00 GMT

July 2010 Welcome to Issue 58 of DNN Creative Magazine In this issue we demonstrate how to use the new Taxonomy (Categories) and Folksonomy (User Tags) features introduced from DotNetNuke 5.4 onwards. These new features allow you to categorize and tag both pages and modules within your DotNetNuke portal. We show you the considerations to make when categorizing the content on your website and how to implement categories and tags within your DotNetNuke site. We also show you how to configure the display of the new tags skin object. Complimenting the Taxonomy and Folksonomy tutorial we show you how to use the Content List module. This module allows you to display a list of content related to how the content has been tagged. Following this we demonstrate the new features that have been added to the User Profile section of DotNetNuke from version 5.4 onwards, this covers two new modules: View Profile and Messaging Modules. The View Profile module allows a user to view their own profile and the messaging module allows users to send and receive private messages to other registered users. Next we show you how to use the new Ribbon Bar Admin Control Panel that is now available with DotNetNuke v5.4 onwards. The Ribbon Bar is an enhanced version of the admin control panel which provides a more efficient way for administrators to manage their DotNetNuke websites. Following this we continue the Open Web Studio tutorials, this month we demonstrate some advanced techniques for customizing the user experience in your DotNetNuke portal. We take advantage of security controls for managing how your users access and use your portals. To finish, we continue the series of articles on DotNetMushroom Rapid Application Developer (RAD), where we demonstrate how to implement a DotNetNuke user registration module using DNM RAD. This issue comes complete with 13 videos. Administrators: Taxonomy and Folksonomy in DotNetNuke (4 videos - 34 mins) DotNetNuke User Profile Features v5.4 (2 videos - 15 mins) DotNetNuke Ribbon Bar Admin Control Panel (2 videos - 23 mins) Core Modules: DotNetNuke Content List Module (1 video - 8 mins) Module Development Series: OWS Advanced Techniques: User Access and Security (4 videos - 32 mins) How to Implement a DotNetNuke User Registration Module Using DNM RAD [...]



Taxonomy (Categories) and Folksonomy (User Tags) in DotNetNuke - 4 Videos

Tue, 06 Jul 2010 11:47:00 GMT

In this tutorial we show you how to setup and use the new Taxonomy (Categories) and Folksonomy (User Tags) features in DotNetNuke. We walk you through step by step how to categorize the content within your DotNetNuke portals and how to set up the Tags skin object and configure how the categories and tags are displayed on your pages.

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - How to Create a Vocabulary with Terms (Categories)
  • Video 2 - Simple Vocabularies, Assigning Tags to Pages and Modules, Tag Search
  • Video 3 - Folksonomy - User Tagging and Working with Scope
  • Video 4 - Working with the Tags skin object

Total Time Length: 33min 52secs



DotNetNuke User Profile v5.4 - 2 Videos

Tue, 06 Jul 2010 11:44:00 GMT

In this tutorial we show you how to use the new View Profile and Messaging features in the new User Profile section of DotNetNuke. We walk you through how to upload a photo to a user profile and how to send private messages to users in a DNN portal.

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - The User Profile Page
  • Video 2 - The Private Messaging System
Total Time Length: 15min 4secs



DotNetNuke Ribbon Bar Admin Control Panel - 2 Videos

Tue, 06 Jul 2010 11:36:00 GMT

In this tutorial we demonstrate how to use the new Ribbon Bar Admin Control Panel. We walk through all of the features, including how to add, edit, delete and move a page, select a skin for the page, select if the page should be included in the menu and also the option to disable the menu.

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - Introduction and Explanation of the Current Page Tab Functions
  • Video 2 - Functions for the Current Page, Admin and Host Tabs
Total Time Length: 22min 31secs



DotNetNuke Content List Module - 1 Video

Tue, 06 Jul 2010 11:32:00 GMT

In this tutorial we walk you through step by step how to use the DotNetNuke Content List module. We show you how to display tagged content from a page or module as a list in the Content List Module.

The video contains:
  • Video 1 – Introduction
Time Length: 7min 49secs



OWS User Access and Security for DotNetNuke - 4 Videos

Tue, 06 Jul 2010 11:30:00 GMT

In this tutorial we show you some advanced DotNetNuke Open Web Studio techniques for customizing the user experience in your DNN portal. We demonstrate several security controls for managing user access plus how to encrypt and decrypt query strings.

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - Creating and Preparing a New OWS Configuration, Compiling User Details for Registering to the Target Portal
  • Video 2 - How to Automatically Register and Login a Current User Into Another Portal Through a HTML Link
  • Video 3 - Preparing the Target Portal to Accept the New User from the Source Portal
  • Video 4 - Authenticating the New User and Testing the Results
Total Time Length: 31min 30secs



DotNetNuke User Registration Module Using DNM RAD

Tue, 06 Jul 2010 11:27:00 GMT

In this tutorial we explain in detail how to create a user registration module using DotNetMushroom RAD. We show you how to create a User Registration Form in DNM RAD and automatically insert these user credentials into the DotNetNuke Users table.



Issue 57 - DotNetNuke Gallery Module and OWS Skin Objects

Tue, 01 Jun 2010 15:54:00 GMT

June 2010 Welcome to Issue 57 of DNN Creative Magazine In this issue we show you how to use the DotNetNuke Core Gallery Module. The Gallery module allows you to upload files and present them within albums. You can upload images as well as media files such as music and video files. The Gallery module has many features available such as multiple albums, bulk upload, categorization, slideshow, display templates, voting, downloads, watermark and private gallery. This is a useful module for displaying images and media within your DotNetNuke portal with options for customizing the display to suit your exact requirements. We walk you through step by step how to install, use and fully configure the DotNetNuke Gallery module. Following this we continue the Open Web Studio tutorials, this month we demonstrate how to create a Skin Object from an OWS configuration. We show you how to create a menu and a feedback form using OWS and how to display those OWS applications as Skin Objects within a DotNetNuke skin. To finish, we continue the series of articles on DotNetMushroom Rapid Application Developer (RAD), where we demonstrate some of the new features available in the latest version of DNM RAD, these include: Creating a new data source, creating a linked table, creating a direct query and the new colour coding editor. This issue comes complete with 9 videos. Core Modules: DotNetNuke Gallery Module (7 videos - 57 mins) Module Development Series: How to Create a Skin Object from an OWS Configuration (2 videos - 18 mins) New Features in DNM 01.20.00 View issue 57 to download all of the videos in one zip file DNN Creative Magazine for DotNetNuke Web Designers Covering DotNetNuke module video reviews, video tutorials, mp3 interviews, resources and web design tips for working with DotNetNuke. In 57 issues we have created 587 videos![...]



DotNetNuke Gallery Module - 7 Videos

Tue, 01 Jun 2010 15:18:00 GMT

In this tutorial we cover the Installation of the DotNetNuke Core Gallery Module and show you how to configure it correctly.

We walk you through how to use all of the features in the Gallery module including creating albums, uploading files, bulk uploads, the slideshow, media files, watermarks, templates, and more.

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - Introduction to the DNN Gallery Module, Installation and Basic Configuration
  • Video 2 - How to Upload Images and Configure Their Settings
  • Video 3 - Creating Gallery Albums and Bulk Uploading
  • Video 4 - How to Add Files and Albums Using FTP, Adding Music and Changing Permissible Upload Types
  • Video 5 - How to Add Video Files, How to Rate Files, Gallery Look and Feel
  • Video 6 - Changing Feature Settings, Adding Watermarks, Gallery Security Roles
  • Video 7 - Working with Private Galleries and Security Roles, Gallery Maintenance
Total Time Length: 57mins



How to Create a DotNetNuke Skin Object from an OWS Configuration - 2 Videos

Tue, 01 Jun 2010 15:13:00 GMT

In this tutorial we walk you through how to create and place Open Web Studio skin objects directly into your DotNetNuke skin.

We cover how to create an OWS menu and feedback form and how to convert those modules into DNN Skin Objects.

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - Building the New OWS Configuration and Creating the Menu System
  • Video 2 - Placing the OWS Skin Object within the Skin File and Creating a Feedback Skin Object
Total Time Length: 18mins



New Features in DNM 01.20.00 for DotNetNuke

Tue, 01 Jun 2010 14:58:00 GMT

In this tutorial we look at the new features of DNM RAD and walk you through how to create a new data source, creating a linked table, creating a direct query and we preview the new color coded editor in DNM RAD 1.2 for DotNetNuke.