Today we have added support to the DotNetNuke Bulk Emailer module for WebFarms. We have identified a feature of Bulk Emailer for DotNetNuke that has caused some issues with the running of the module on a WebFarm. There is an automatic enable feature that checks when you start a bulk email message that the scheduler for the module in the Host / Scheduler is enabled. If it is not enabled, the module will enable it. The Problem With WebFarms there are two processes that run at the same time. This will cause duplication of sending email messages. The solution is easy… just disable one of the schedule processes. However this will be automatically re-enabled by the module. The Fix To solve this we have added an option to the Bulk Emailer Settings. This option enables you to tick that you are using a WebFarm, stopping the automatic enabling of… Read More »DotNetNuke Bulk Email on WebFarm Support Added
The steps in setting up the Outlook Social Connector for DotNetNuke on your local computer. The steps assume that you have installed the DNN website module by InteractiveWebs called the Outlook Social Connector. 1. Close Outlook 2. Start the MSI installer “Setup_DNNSocialConnector” 3. Select Next 4. Use the default path, or select one, then select – Next 5. Select Next when ready to proceed 6. Wait a bit 7. Select Close 8. Open Outlook and in the Mail view, find an email message and expand the view for the Social Connector. 9. Select the + symbol under the contact image, and select “on another social network” from the available list. 10. Select “iWebs – DNN Social Connector” from the available social connector plugins. 11. Fill in the connection settings for your DotNetNuke Website that has the iWebs – DNN Social Connector module installed. And admin or host account is needed.… Read More »DotNetNuke Outlook Social Connector Setup
One of the most asked for features of the DotNetNuke user registration process is to allow users to register without the need for a user name. Today we have added this feature to the DotNetNuke Advanced Login Module. User Name Omission Normally DotNetNuke requires a user name to be entered at registration. The Advanced Login Module will automatically create a DNN user name at registration time, even if the token for User Name is not included in the registration form. This way you can allow users to register with an email address and no user name, while in the background the Advanced Login Module handles the user name for you. How It Works If omitted from the registration form, the user name will be taken from the email address. firstname.lastname@example.org for example will generate a user name using all data from before the @ symbol. email@example.com = david as… Read More »DotNetNuke Registration without User Name
DotNetNuke 6x has a great looking default skin called DarkKnight, and the skin design has previously caused some layout issues with the Mushroom Light Module Templates. To correct this, we have created two new templates that are designed specifically to work with the DarkKnight skin in DotNetNuke. Called: DarkKnight-Small DarkKnight-Large They produce the following results… With the Large template being the content on the left, and the bottom right showing the content of the small template. This makes the module perfect for use with DotNetNuke 6x our of the box. How to Set the Templates The templates are selected through the normal RSS Template Tab in the module. 1. Select Load Template Button 2. Select the appropriate template and press the select button. That will load the new templates and be ready to use on your site.
Today we are please to announce that the Activity Emailer Module for DotNetNuke, will support and run on DNN 6x. This single package will now run on all DNN versions from 04.05.05 and later, including DNN 5x (all versions) and DNN 6x. To Understand the Module To understand the best use for this module, it is necessary to understand the type of situation it was designed for… Any business that has a membership database, for example a gym, club or association, church etc. Who currently have an in office database of membership details, and want to run a website that allows members to update their details online, will need a way to have the databases linked from the website back to the membership database in the office. In many cases we develop custom modules that feed and sync data to a “backend database” to meet specific needs. However sometimes… Read More »Activity Email Updated to DotNetNuke 6x
Today we have released an update to the Advanced Login Module for DotNetNuke to allow it to support DotNetNuke 06.00.00. Although the default DNN login is much improved, the advanced login module offers a range of especially useful feature that can greatly improve the users experience. http://www.interactivewebs.com/advancedlogin/DNNLoginModule.aspx
A possible error was introduced with DotNetNuke 05.06.03 that caused certain types of post backs to generate an error: Invalid postback or callback argument. Event validation is enabled using <pages enableeventvalidation="true" /> in configuration or <%@ page enableeventvalidation="true" %> in a page. For security purposes, this feature verifies that arguments to postback or callback events originate from the server control that originally rendered them. If the data is valid and expected, use the ClientScriptManager.RegisterForEventValidation method in order to register the postback or callback data for validation. Details: http://www.dotnetnuke.com/Resources/Wiki/loc/print/Page/Event-validation.aspx This error was introduced into the Advanced Login module, when the registration form was set to use the auto filling Country / Region Selector. We have produced a fix for this in release version: 45.03.22 of our module. Update to this or a later version if you are receiving the above error. Another Fix If you are not using our modules and… Read More »DotNetNuke 05.06.03 Invalid postback or callback argument
Today we released an update to the Automatic Backlink Module for DotNetNuke. Details of the update are available here: http://www.interactivewebs.com/automaticlinkbuilder/Support/VersionHistory.aspx But include improvements on the way site monitoring is handled and the way the module works with the known GZIP issues. An example of the module can be seen here: http://www.interactivewebs.com/Admin/DotNetNukeWebsites.aspx?&action=add where you can add your site for back linking.
Today we have released a new version of our Users Online gadget is getting ready for our iPhone app release that will support this module. Today we have released a new version of the DotNetNuke Users Online Gadget module that allows you to monitor your website from: Windows Gadget Mac Widget Google Gadget Todays update can be seen here: http://www.interactivewebs.com/usersonline/Support/VersionHistory.aspx and is getting the module ready for the pending release of our iPhone app that will allow you to connect and monitor your site directly on your iPhone.
Monitoring your DotNetNuke users is easy with the DotNetNuke Users Online Gadget Widget App. After Installing the DNN Module, you add it to a page on your DotNetNuke website as you would any other module. The page can be visible to the public or visible to only administrators. Either way the module will function fine. Once on the site the module will display something like this. Steps to Using the Gadget Widget App on your site 1. Download the appropriate Gadget, Widget or App by selecting the “Click do Download” link at the top of the module. 2. Install the Gadget to your local website. 3. Enter the configuration of the Gadget / Widget as you would any others on your local computer. 4. In the Settings for the Gadget / Widget enter a Title to use to identify the site you are connecting to. The title will… Read More »Configuring Users Online Gadget Widget App
We “Eat our Own Dog food”; as the saying goes (user our own software), and use the module on our own site in many locations. Have a look at these pages, much of the content is from our blog site here: www.interactivewebs.com/blog http://www.interactivewebs.com/feedbackdesigner/Support/HelpandSupport.aspx http://www.interactivewebs.com/mushroom-image/Support/HelpandSupport.aspx Check out the links and the way the Mushroom Lite Module for DotNetNuke works.
Mushroom Lite Module for DotNetNuke is a module developed to bring rich content in an RSS feed directly into your DNN website. We created the module to fill a particular need we have that would allow us to bring a WordPress blog to DNN, but it could be any sort of blog, or any RSS feed with images and text. An Example Our blog is at: http://www.interactivewebs.com/blog We use WordPress to power the blog, because it is extremely powerful as blog technology, and far superior to many other blog technologies available. The blog allows RSS feeds of almost every item listing, either by cloud tag, or category. It is one of the powerful features of WordPress. If you click on a Category such as iPhone, you receive this web view: http://www.interactivewebs.com/blog/index.php/category/apple-mac/ and if you add /feed/ to the end of that URL, you will be given the same content in… Read More »Mushroom Lite Module for DotNetNuke
DotNetNuke can use jQuery to enable popup style and image rotator effects. These are great and a big improvements on technologies like flash. However it is not hard to find two separately coded jQuery modules that can cause conflicts when used on the same page as each other. The Reason The reason in most cases is that modules can be hard coded to use their own version of jQuery. (Think of jQuery as a plugin that is required for the code to load onto the web page). The library that powers jQuery is often updated to include new features. Earlier version of DotNetNuke did not have any ability to load jQuery or reference it as “part” of the core of DNN. So for any module written for early DNN versions, the library plugin for jQuery needed to be included or referenced to an online source like the free Google jQuery… Read More »jQuery Conflicts in DotNetNuke Modules–Advanced Login