Additionally if you were to access your login page with this module on, and found that you do not have any buttons to press for access, you can revert to a login protection mode by adding some text to the URL. This will force the module to display some basic login details.
Just add: “?loaddefault=true” (without the “”) to the URL with the module on it. So as an example if you have the module on the home page you would use:
Today we have released a new version of DotNetNuke Advanced Login Module that supports the upload of an image file as part of the user registration process. The image file or [Photo] token, takes advantage of the profile item in later releases of DNN that allow a user to attach an image of themselves during registration.
The feature is only available to DotNetNuke 5x releases, and is yet another good reason to update from DotNetNuke 4x.
To Use The Photo Token
Under the Advanced Login Module, select Templates Tab
Then “Registration Form Template” and expand the Tokens Available.
Navigate to the “Profile Field” and click to see the list of available tokens.
The new [Photo] token is available in that list.
When used in code to that looks something like this
These templates are used for the loading effect in the website while the module loads content. This is only used while the module pulls down source content, and if the source is cached, you will not see the loading template effect.
If you examine the source view of the loading template, you will notice that the effect references a .gif file. This file is a motion .gif and can be swapped out for any loading .gif image you like.
This is where you pick how your images will be shown on the page. The display templates define the end user look and feel.
There are several buttons that appear under the Display Templates Tab.
Used to select a predefined or saved template. If you want a look like the Light Box effect, then you can click on the Light Box template from the available templates:
Then select the “Select” button.
This will cause the HTML and CSS for this template to be loaded into the “Display Template”
You can reveal the code for this by clicking the Source View from the HTML Editor.
You can edit or improve the source code to match the colours you use on your site.
When you are done editing, you select the Save Tab Changes, or Save & Return to save the template and return to the page.
If you play around and don’t wish to save, the Cancel & Return can be used to exit without saving your selection or changes.
Allows a template to be packaged and saved as a .zip file. This file can the be used and imported on other sites using the Mushroom Image module.
This is perfect if you want to modify then export a template that you have customized for your own use.
The package includes a Thumbnail.png file that can be modified to reflect the look of your customized template. A Screen capture for example. Use the same dimensions as the example png file.
Naturally you can save a local copy of your favourite templates for used on sites that you create.
Used to import templates that you have exported elsewhere. Selecting the Import, then locating your .zip package that you previously exported. Then uploading into the site for use.
Once imported, your template will become available across all portals on the site.
If you modify a template and wish to save directly to the site for use as a custom template, then you can click the Save Template button.
We have included some icons to allow you to associate an eye catching icon with your custom version, or you can upload a screen capture to associated with the saved template.
To assist you in “Undoing a Mistake” we have enabled versions of the templates. This way you can play with a template, and if you make a change that is for the worse, you can easily revert to an earlier version.
Local Folder – Will use images with a selected folder to display as images. This folder must be part of your DotNetNuke website.
Google Picasa – Will pull images from a Google Picasa source, using the images in the module.
You can define the image types to be used in the module. For example if you pointed the Image source at a local folder that had a mixture of image types in it, then the Filter can be used to only use one type “.jpg” for example.
Number of Images
Defines the number of images that will be used from a feed source. So for example if your RSS source includes a large number of items, you can limit it to show only the last x number.
Defines the Pixel Size of the thumb nails to be used. It should be noted that not all templates will use the thumbnail size. For example the “Light Box Effect” does use the thumbnail size, while the “Shutter Effect” does not.
No Thumbnails used
In most cases, the thumbnail feature is only for templates that employ a popup effect.
This is the size that the image will be displayed on the page. We have intentionally left this variable to allow you to adjust to fit the images you use. If you use the HTML5 Template for example, then the amount of white space around the displayed image is dependent on how closely the defined image size matched your original images.
To improve page load time, we wanted to ensure that the web server with your dotnetnuke site on it does not need to run off to your image source each time the page is hit and reload the images. If you imagine a slow RSS as the source, then this could cause the page load time to be considerable.
To fix this we allow the module to cache images locally on the server, there by improving page load time.
In this setting you can define the length of time before the web server will run off and update the feed. The time you define here should be reliant to the type of images you want to feed. If you feed op to the minute news images, and you set this to cache for a week, then visitors to your site will see images that are out of date.
On the other hand, if you expect the feed source not to change, then set a high value here to reduce server load time.
If you reboot the server or restart IIS, then the module will run off and update the source the first time the module is loaded.
Tell My Friend 45.05.33 Add a "Tell A Friend" jQuery popup module to your site to allow visitors to spread the word of your great website. Add a "Tell A Friend" link to every page of your site in minutes.
Today we have launched a new automated module that allows you to automatically create and manage backlinks to your dnn website. This DotNetNuke Module is great a improving the SEO performance of your domain and website.
Automatically Manage Links to and from your website with this powerful DNN Module.
Others linking to your website is a powerful way to improve Google (and other search engine) rankings of your site. This DNN Module will help you to automatically:
Request and Engage Members of your site
Accept their back link requests.
Monitor that a Reciprocal Link to your site was created.
Validate the Back Link to your Site
Allow you to Approve or Reject the Link with a single click
Automatically have Google Index the sites that link to your site.
Continue to monitor the backlink remains in existence
Continue to submit to Google the back linked sites for indexing
Best of all, it is easy to use and configure, with simple options for complex tasks. Read More Below.
Build Google Ranking
Build the Google ranking of your site by having others contribute back links to you with an automatic process that tracks and manages the entire process.
The backend controls are powered by powerful jQuery controls and interface that makes for easy to use management of the module..
Simple Control Panel
As with all our products, we work hard to keep our interface simple. Again with this DNN module, we have made the control of options as simple as can be.
CSS Design Control
Use CSS to control the look and feel of the module within your website. Every aspect of the look and feel can be easily managed as templates.
The module will run in a fully automated mode controlled by the DNN scheduler process to perform a range of automated tasks.
Send out custom e-mail messages to your customers based on custom templates that are managed directly in the module settings.
Role based Messaging
You can select a website security role or roles to automatically invite members to contribute links to your site. Email messages will be sent automatically to the users in that role inviting them to contribute.
The processes of the module are entirely automated and use the existing engine that DotNetNuke runs on. DNN Scheduler.
How it works.
1. You configure Email Templates that invite and engage members of your website to link from your website to theirs, and return the privilege.
2. You define roles in your site that members of which will receive an email invitation to contribute links.
3. Users arrive at your site and fill in a link from your site to theirs
4. The module will email the user who submitted their link and advise that in order for the link to be listed on our site, we must be able to validate a back link from their site to ours. This is where you would include instructions about how they may best achieve that.
5. The module will automatically generate an icon of the submitted website.
6. The module will spend a number of days checking the link submitted, searching for a back link to your site.
7. If a back link is found, the module will send you (that administrator) and email message allowing you to view and approve or reject the listing.
8. If approved, then another email is sent to the link submitter advising them of the approval, and the link is listed on your site.
9. If the link is not found, or you reject the link, then an email to the submitter is sent advising them of this too.
10. Approved links are sent to Google for indexing to ensure that Google is notified of the backlink to your site.
11. The existence of the back link is periodically checked, and the listing removed if the backlink is not found, and email notification to the link owner is regenerated.
12. Link management remains in your hands if desired.
This sample examines the install of a dotnetnuke module to a dnn 5.6.0 website. We are using our Contact Details module as an example.
We have recorded a video that we have uploaded to YouTube as an example file to assist with install.
We have recently finished development of a rather special DNN module. What makes this particular DotNetNuke module different from the 23 existing publically released DotNetNuke Modules is the fact that this is heavily dependent on Silverlight and is integrating directly to Microsoft CRM from DotNetNuke to provide membership services.
This latest dnn module however is really something that we are proud of.
Known as the Agfarm Membership Module the module functions in the following way:
1. Simple design interface, as was our clients instructions, but easy and clean to use with the Silverlgiht.
The system will hit directly onto Microsoft CRM for all information, and although in some cases the data returns are based on several hundreds of thousands of records, the return is fast. Within seconds.
In line editing of data in data grids is something we worked hard to deliver in the Silverlight data grid.
Pulling .pdf contracts that are attached into CRM as a note to an entity, we are able to reference multiple notes and return the .pdf to screen directly from the module.
Dynamic Dashboard building to pull through hundreds of thousands of records to build a data grid that can be customized:
to then pull custom price history that can be charted:
We have also developed a rating system to rate transactions that happen in CRM as custom contracts. A contract can the be rated in a similar way to an ebay contracts. (sale). With the predictive text lookup tool allowing and individual to search for an organisation and see their average rating.
The modification of a users details includes the ability to automatically hide and show save and cancel buttons based on the original data, so for example.
If I update the UHF field from showing the number 1 to showing 12 the save can cancel buttons appear.
if I back space.
they are dropped. It is the little attention to detail here that we are most happy with. Best of all however is the ability to run the application “out of Browser”. With the entire application able to be installed to a desktop (including apple) and run as though it was an application.
We are so happy with this experience, that we are pushing devel
opment of Silverlight into all our DotNetNuke Modules in the future.