DotNetNuke Modules

Google Analytics API Access V3

Accessing your Google Analytic Data via API To allow a third party module or application to view and display your Google Analytics data for your website. You need to get a few things organised. 1. You need to have a Google Analytic account with your website registered. Go to: http://www.google.com/analytics/   and follow their instructions to set up your URL under an account that you can manage and access with Admin permissions. We are not going to go through these steps here as it is a given that you will have this. Seek help from Google if you can’t manage.   2. Set up an API for your Google Analytics Account at the Google Developers Portal.… Read More »Google Analytics API Access V3

DotNetNuke DNN Spam Registrations Problem Fixed

DotNetNuke DNN Sites getting spam registrations – How to stop them In recent weeks, many of our DNN websites have systematically been targeted for Spam New User Registrations. There has been some discussion around the how and why, and as much as we can tell, the problem is this: 1. Some script kiddy has bothered to write a bot that finds DNN websites. It is not even a good bot, because it is not capable of validating registrations to automated active email addresses. (If you are the creator of the bot… “YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG” as it is not going to bring the Google results you are looking for.) 2. The bot will attempt… Read More »DotNetNuke DNN Spam Registrations Problem Fixed

Font Icons Not Displaying in Internet Explorer IE 9 / 10

With the Bulk Emailer application we have used font icons to improve response and scalability with different devices. So far we have been happy with how they work using some boot strap code that is used for our user interface. What we have noticed, and it’s no big surprise… Internet Explorer 9 and IE 10 will not display font icons correct. What you should see is this: But ends up rendering like this: The Problem is WOFF Fonts on IIS For IIS 6 and later, they do not handle WOFF fonts as icons for Internet Explorer. Most other browsers will support them, however IE like usual will behave like a black sheep. There appears to… Read More »Font Icons Not Displaying in Internet Explorer IE 9 / 10

Bulk Emailer–Customer Review

I wanted to place this review on the DNN store but there is no review button in my download page for your product. It may be because it is an old order or product version. Please would you turn it on so I can post it and feel free to post it with my name on your site. Regards Richard Sletcher If you have not yet used the InteractiveWebs email module you don’t know what you are missing. It is spectacular. The system is vast and would require a manual to list all the super cool features but let me give you some of my highlights. The user interface is clean and extremely user friendly.… Read More »Bulk Emailer–Customer Review

DotNetNuke Microsoft Silverlight pivot module web.config changes.

During the installation of the DotNetNuke Microsoft pivot module, it is necessary to several changes to be made to the web.config file. These changes allow the Silverlight pivot technology to operate on the DotNetNuke website.         We have automated the installation process to automatically update the web.config file during the installation of the module. Please remove the following things under <system.web> <add verb="*" path="*.cxml" type="iwebs.Modules.Pivot.CXMLHandler,App_SubCode_Pivot" validate="false"/> <add verb="*" path="*.jpg" type="iwebs.Modules.Pivot.TileHandler,App_SubCode_Pivot" validate="false"/> <add verb="*" path="*.dzc" type="iwebs.Modules.Pivot.DZCHandler,App_SubCode_Pivot" validate="false"/> <add verb="*" path="*userprofile.aspx" type="iwebs.Modules.Pivot.ProfileHandler,App_SubCode_Pivot" validate="false"/>    Also the ones under </system.webServer> <add name="CXMLHandler" verb="*" path="*.cxml" type="iwebs.Modules.Pivot.CXMLHandler,App_SubCode_Pivot" validate="false" preCondition="integratedMode"/> <add name="JPGHandler" verb="*" path="*.jpgx" type="iwebs.Modules.Pivot.TileHandler,App_SubCode_Pivot" validate="false" preCondition="integratedMode"/> <add name="DZCHandler" verb="*" path="*.dzc" type="iwebs.Modules.Pivot.DZCHandler,App_SubCode_Pivot" validate="false" preCondition="integratedMode"/> <add name="ProfileHandler" verb="*" path="*userprofile.aspx" type="iwebs.Modules.Pivot.ProfileHandler,App_SubCode_Pivot" validate="false" preCondition="integratedMode"/>… Read More »DotNetNuke Microsoft Silverlight pivot module web.config changes.

Microsoft CRM 2011 and Custom Silverlight Development

I noticed a question today on a Microsoft Dynamics CRM discussion site asking “is there anyone who is not trying to sell me their product, that has done something interesting with CRM and Silverlight?” Well yes there is… InteractiveWebs have done several interesting projects with Silverlight as an interface to Microsoft CRM. One of the most interesting of these is a Silverlight membership login system for a grain trading company based in Australia. The business is an organisation that trades produce in a similar way to how shares are traded in the stock market. The difference being that the commodity being traded has been grown by “growers” (farmers) and represents the produce that their farm… Read More »Microsoft CRM 2011 and Custom Silverlight Development

Network You – New DotNetNuke YouTube Video Module

Recently we launched a new website called Network You. The site can be found at networkyou.org. Of particular interest on the site is a new module or ours soon to be released to the DotNetNuke Community called Mushroom Video Module. The module will feed Youtube Play Lists from youtube.com directly into your site in an easy to manage and easy to use video feed.   The end result of the feeds looks like this:   http://www.networkyou.org/Network/GlobalVillage.aspx With the video feeds being selected directly from a play list selector button that referenced a YouTube account name. The module also uses the template system developed by InteractiveWebs for the display system that allows simple to load templates… Read More »Network You – New DotNetNuke YouTube Video Module

Adding an Attachment Field to Feedback Designer

Steps to add an Attachment Field to Feedback Designer Module for DotNetNuke. Select Configure Module Select Add Edit Form Items Enter a Name for the Field (Like Upload File, or Attachment etc.) Select Add – To add the filed to the Existing Form Items Use the up or down arrows to position the filed where you would like it. Back and back The result is a form with file upload ability. The attachment is sent as an email attachment. Please contact us for additional DotNetNuke Support requirements.

Bing Ajax Control over HTTPS or HTTP Secure SSL

Today we updated some code in our Contact Details module for DotNetNuke. The module makes it easy to add your contact details to a page in DNN. There is a map control function that uses Bing Maps that can be seen in the demo here: http://www.interactivewebs.com/contactdetails/Demo.aspx We have updated the module today to support the use of SSL or https connections to the page that contains the module. How we did this So here are the two ways to add the Bing Ajax control to your page in HTTP or HTTPS: HTTP: HTTPS: Now on the HTTPS version notice I changed the URL to start with HTTPS, this is… Read More »Bing Ajax Control over HTTPS or HTTP Secure SSL

DotNetNuke Bulk Email on WebFarm Support Added

  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… Read More »DotNetNuke Bulk Email on WebFarm Support Added

DotNetNuke Outlook Social Connector Setup

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… Read More »DotNetNuke Outlook Social Connector Setup

Setting Mushroom Lite Template for DNN 6x Default Skin

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.… Read More »Setting Mushroom Lite Template for DNN 6x Default Skin

Activity Email Updated to DotNetNuke 6x

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… Read More »Activity Email Updated to DotNetNuke 6x

DotNetNuke Automated Backlink Module

  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.

DotNetNuke Users Online Gadget Widget iPhone App

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.

Configuring Users Online Gadget Widget App

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 /… Read More »Configuring Users Online Gadget Widget App

Eating Our Own Dogfood – InteractiveWebs

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

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… Read More »Mushroom Lite Module for DotNetNuke

Description Field Templates for Picasa–Desc

Google Picasa has the ability to enter a description for an image. That description text is usually an explanation of what the image is about. We have the ability to access this description text of images using the token: ${item.description} within the template. To make this easy, we have added a second template to the templates within this module, using the same name but with “Desc” in the name. Where The – Dec versions of the templates like the Light box-Desc will display the description text. The templates remain editable as usual, to those of you who are skilled with HTML, CSS etc. We just thought it would be best to include these templates to… Read More »Description Field Templates for Picasa–Desc

DotNetNuke Modules–Under the hood UI and jQuery

We have been working to improve the UI of our dnn modules in recent times. This has included extensive updates to the backend administrator management. We have struggled for a long time to find a solution that actually works well for us and well for our clients. The problem has always been the fragmentation of web technologies and browsers. Browser brands, versions, libraries, server technologies, uptake of new technologies like Silverlight etc has all been issues for us. It’s one thing for us to develop a great solution, only to find that others struggle to have it implemented correctly. Silverlight is a classic example of this. Versions of SL and operating systems like mac vs… Read More »DotNetNuke Modules–Under the hood UI and jQuery