DotNetNuke Tips

Upgrading Steps for DotNetNuke from DNN 4.x.x to DNN 6.x.x

Specifically we wanted to take a version of DotNetNuke from 4.9.1 to 6.1.3 today and actually found that it worked perfectly. We did take some steps that helped a lot. This may be of value to some of you. Before we Began 1. Backed up the entire file system for the website. 2. Backed up the database on SQL server for the site in question. 3. Ensured we had a HOST login account that worked. 4. Ensured the server we were running on (Windows 2008 R2) was patched and running… Read MoreUpgrading Steps for DotNetNuke from DNN 4.x.x to DNN 6.x.x »

DotNetNuke 6 running in .Net 4.0 Server Error in '/' Application Version=3.5.0.0 Version=4.0.0.0

We had a requirement today to run a DotNetNuke Website in .Net 4.0 as some code we are using as part of the Microsoft CRM 2011 SDK require .Net 4.0. Problem is that with many of the DotNetNuke websites, they have some references that will cause this error when you flip your website worker process to 4.0. in IIS. This will give you an error that looks like this:   Generates an error: Server Error in ‘/’ Application. Compilation Error Description: An error occurred during the compilation of a resource… Read MoreDotNetNuke 6 running in .Net 4.0 Server Error in '/' Application Version=3.5.0.0 Version=4.0.0.0 »

Why use flash anymore?

The net is changing fast. Release of the iPad and other mobile devices that have correctly made the decision to discontinue Adobe Flash. I say correct decision because not only is flash yesterdays technology, but it is far from the optimal way to produce simple motion in web pages. Flash still has it’s place, just not as a way to inject interesting motion into websites. So what do we use on http://www.InteractiveWebs.com home page? We have some simple code that renders motion: <div class="slideshow"> <div class="slide"> <div class="inblock_first"> <div class="wsc_image_frame">… Read MoreWhy use flash anymore? »

DotNetNuke Forum Module 05.00.02 The missing link!

DotNetNuke 05.06.03 Pain If you look at the project downloads for dotnetnuke, you will notice that the forums module has the latest version as: 05.00.01 And if you click the link from within this page: http://www.dotnetnuke.com/Resources/Downloads/Projects-Downloads.aspx 05.00.01 is exactly what you get. All sounds neat and tidy… right? Not really, because if you install the latest version of DotNetNuke 05.06.03 (an important security release) you will kill your forums. Dead as dead. And if you check around for an update of the forum module, you will not find one either… Read MoreDotNetNuke Forum Module 05.00.02 The missing link! »

Problem With DNN Blog Module 04.01.00 – 01

We found an issue with what is the current release version of DotNetNuke Blog module 04.01.00 or 04.01.01. First up, we don’t know what the version number should actually be, as the compiled version on the download is 04.01.00 but the source code is referenced as 04.01.01. We presume there is some difference, but who knows what it is. Anyway The Problem The problem is that any forms on a page that run the blog module, will not allow form data to be validated. By validated, we are talking about… Read MoreProblem With DNN Blog Module 04.01.00 – 01 »

DotNetNuke AjaxControlToolkit, Version=3.0.30930.28736 Error

Could not load file or assembly ‘AjaxControlToolkit, Version=3.0.30930.28736, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=28f01b0e84b6d53e’ or one of its dependencies. The located assembly’s manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040) We were playing today with a trial module from another developer. Received the above error. After much mucking around, we found that the very specific version of the AjaxControlToolkit.dll file that came with the module, was not installed during the normal module setup. We extracted the file into the \bin\ directory on the site, and joy to the world. Strange… Read MoreDotNetNuke AjaxControlToolkit, Version=3.0.30930.28736 Error »

How do I know DotNetNuke Corp is off the rails?

There are load of features and functions about DotNetNuke that tick us off. Some big, some small and some that are baseless. It never ceases to astound me why they do some features and functions so poorly. Today I had to write about a pet hate… Why when we go to the module definition page, do we see a list of “Upgrades?” with the painfully ugly Microsoft style highlighted version number. Really. Whoever built that system.. was that look the best you could come up with. It is painful enough… Read MoreHow do I know DotNetNuke Corp is off the rails? »

Add Recaptcha to DotNetNuke

How to easily add recaptcha to your dotnetnuke website.  Easy… grab the latest version of Advanced Login module for DotNetNuke and you are on your way. We have enabled recaptcha in DotNetNuke with this module, making it as easy as ever to use the feature in your website. The advanced login module is available from our free dotnetnuke module download page.