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DotNetNuke (DNN) Resource Center


DotNetNuke Tutorials
Installing DotNetNuke 3.2 to a Website Hosting...
Tutorial: “Installing DotNetNuke 3.2 to a Website Hosting Provider,” by Lee Sykes, editor for DNN Creative Magazine. Two videos (30 minutes in total) discuss configuring your hosting provider, adding a domain name, how to create a Microsoft SQL Server database, downloading the DotNetNuke code, uploading the DotNetNuke files from FTP using AceFTP3, security and more. Registration required.
How to Upgrade DotNetNuke From v3.x to v3.2...
Tutorial: “How to Upgrade DotNetNuke from v3.x to v3.2 on a Live Website,” by Lee Sykes, editor for DNN Creative Magazine. Video tutorial discusses the importance of backing up your website and database before you upgrade, when to upgrade (when nobody has to access the computer), and how to upgrade.
DNN Creative Issues
Tutorial: “DNN Creative Issues,” DNN Creative Magazine. Complete list of DNN Creative Magazine issues. Topics include DotNetNuke functions, model development, upgrades, blogging, modules and skins, installations and more. Provides a walk through of DotNetNuke implementations.
Page Management–New Functions DotNetNuke v4.5.x
Tutorial: “Page Management–New Functions DotNetNuke v4.5.x,” by DNN Creative Magazine. The two video tutorials demonstrate how to use the new page-management features in DotNetNuke version 4.5. Recommends what tutorials to watch if you are not familiar with page management. The first tutorial discusses username security permissions, user edit permissions, copy security permissions and copy design. The second tutorial covers copying functions.
DotNetNuke Portals
Tutorial: “DotNetNuke Portals,” by DNN Creative Magazine. Includes seven videos that guide you through portals in DotNetNuke. Topics include how to create portals within a live DotNetNuke installation, portal templates, administering portals and configuring portals.
Tutorials for Administrators
Tutorials: “Tutorials for Administrators,” by DNN Creative Magazine.Complete list of DNN Creative’s administrator tutorials. Tutorial topics include setting and registration options, working with DotNetNuke security roles, creating custom registration pages, user accounts, creating and displaying RSS feeds, sending newsletters in DotNetNuke and more.
How to Create Page Templates in DotNetNuke
Tutorials: “How to Create Page Templates in DotNetNuke,” by Lee Sykes, editor for DNN Creative Magazine. Series of four video tutorials that demonstrate how to use and create page templates in DotNetNuke with a Text/HTML module, content panes, containers and more.
Building Websites Using DNN
Tutorials: “How to Build a Website Using DotNetNuke,” by DNN Creative Magazine. Links to various tutorials, including “Planning a DotNetNuke Website,” “Setup Preparations for Skinning,” “How to Create a Container for DotNetNuke,” How to Manage Profile Properties in User Accounts” and more. Discusses planning, skin creation, adding content and promotion of the website. The series of tutorials demonstrates each of these steps in the context of building a music website in DotNetNuke. Includes links to other areas of interest such as, how to create a pure CSS skin, testing a DotNetNuke skin and more.
"Building a Custom Module for DotNetNuke 3.0"
Tutorial: "Building a Custom Module for DotNetNuke 3.0" from Packt Publishing. Discusses creating custom modules, setting up your project, creating controls manually in Visual Studio, creating the View Control, module edit control, module settings control, adding module definitions, and adding a module to a page.
Creative DNN Magazine Tutorials
Check out the print and video tutorials from Creative DNN Magazine that cover a host of DotNetNuke subjects. Tutorial categories include beginner, administrators, core module, advanced users and skinning. Site registration is required to access the free tutorials.
"Setting Up the RSS News Feed XSL Stylesheet"
Tutorial: "Setting Up the RSS News Feed XSL Stylesheet" from Creative DNN Magazine. Discusses allowing the display of HTML, uploading the XSL transformation file, selecting the elements to display, limiting the number of news items displayed, removing the advertisements from the beginning of an RSS feed, opening links in a new window, displaying the feed details, image and limiting the width, limiting the formatting and description text, and formatting the date.
"The DotNetNuke Announcements Module"
Tutorial: "The DotNetNuke Announcements Module" from Creative DNN Magazine. This video covers the four types of announcements and links, tracking the number of times an announcement is clicked, logging the user, date and time for every link click, opening the link in a new browser window, setting an expire date for an announcement, announcements view order, editing announcements, deleting an announcement, re-ordering the announcements, adding and deleting the date added to an announcement, and viewing the log stats of an announcement.
"Incorporating sIFR with DotNetNuke Skins"
Tutorial: "Incorporating sIFR (scalable Inman Flash Replacement) with DotNetNuke Skins." Subscribe to DNN Creative Magazine to download these seven free videos to learn about the concepts of sIFR and how it works. Video 1, "Introduction and demonstration," includes an introduction to sIFR, a demonstration of other non-DotNetNuke sites using sIFR, a demonstration of DotNetNuke skins using sIFR, and a demonstration of sIFR working with print stylesheets. Video 2, "Creating an sIFR Flash font file," discusses downloading the sIFR code, Flash Font files, downloading free fonts to use as flash font files within DotNetNuke skins, and how to create a flash font file ready for sIFR. Video, 3 "Setting up sIFR with DotNetNuke," covers downloading the simple red leaf skin, setting up the folder structure, opening a Visual Web Developer Express, demonstrating simple red leaf skin without sIFR, making changes to the Head class and h1 to h6 styles, incorporating sIFR elements into the DotNetNuke skin, copying across the flash font file, setting the print.css file to disable sIFR whenever printing out a web page, viewing the sIFR code and explanation of the stylesheets used, the sIFR-screen stylesheet, using decoy CSS styles to create the size area to be replaced with flash text, the integration problems with DotNetNuke, CSS stylesheets and media types, and removing the javascript CSS stylesheet function from the Simple Red Leaf skin. Video 4, "Importing Stylesheets and Specifying Media Types," discusses the various CSS stylesheets that are needed with sIFR, using the @import and @media methods for importing further CSS stylesheets, media types and problems with Internet Explorer, adding the sIFR-screen.css code to the DotNetNuke CSS skin code, how to add the print.css file details with the correct media details to the skin.css file, and how to link the iehacks.css file just to IE/Win 5.x. Video 5, "Adding the JavaScript and Using Replace Statements," includes an outline of all @import and @media code used in the skin.css file. Also discusses adding the sIFR javascript code to the default.aspx file, uploading the sIFR javascript files to the DotNetNuke installation, adding replace statements to the DotNetNuke skin, the various elements you can style for the Flash text, and how to group together the flash replace statements to reduce the code. Video 6, "Viewing and Testing the sIFR DotNetNuke Skin," covers packaging the sIFR enabled skin for installation to DotNetNuke, viewing the sIFR enabled skin, testing the print preview (print.css file), and testing in IE 5.x / Win (iehacks.css file). Video 7, "Tuning the Fonts—Setting the Correct Size for the Flash Fonts," discusses tuning the fonts, changing the sizing of the flash text to match the standard text of the DotNetNuke skin, setting the sizing details for the head class and h1 to h6 tags, viewing the sIFR skin with tuned fonts, tips for tuning fonts, increasing the flash font size to match the original font size, and the final tuning of fonts.
"Creating a DotNetNuke Module Using Notepad"
Tutorial: "Creating a DotNetNuke Module Using Notepad—For Absolute beginners!" from DotnetNuke. Discusses creating the development environment, changing the module, compiling the module and packaging the DotNnetNuke module.
"DotNetNuke Random Image Module"
Tutorial: "DotNetNuke Random Image Module" from Discusses getting set up, creating the project, defining the module in DotNetNuke, database objects, generating the data access layer, defining a datasource for CodeSmith, creating the stored procedures, creating the BLL info class, creating the BLL controller class, creating the data provider class, creating the SqlDataProvider, creating the edit control, creating the view control, loose ends, and packaging the module.
"Creating a New DotNetNuke Module in C#"
Tutorial: "Creating a New DotNetNuke Module in C#" from DotNetNukeDK. Discusses designing a data module to hold the image list information, creating a DotNetNuke version 2 data access layer (DAL) and SQL script files, making a view control (presentation layer), making an edit control (to manage the image list), testing and debugging the module, creating a DotNetNuke deployment script file, and creating the module install archive.
"Creating a DotNetNuke Module"
Tutorial: "Creating a DotNetNuke Module—For Absolute Beginners!" by Michael Washington. Discusses requirements for the tutorial, setup, setting up the module in DotNetNuke, the guest book module, data access layer (DAL), connecting to a database, deleting the sample database objects, creating a table, creating the stored procedures, the business logic layer (BLL), altering the GuestBookInfo.vb file, altering the GuestBookController.vb file, the presentation layer, altering the localization files, altering controls, and build a site.
DotNetNuke Training Videos
Download the series of DotNetNuke training videos by Jan Blomquist of TrainCert, and the series of tutorials that teach you how to build custom modules in DotNetNuke, by Todd Davis of Seabury Design.
"Hello World Module Tutorial"
Tutorial: "Hello World Module Tutorial" from dnnJungle. Discusses an introduction to DotNetNuke version 3.x, and overview of DotNetNuke, databases, project setup, data providers, data provider abstract layer, business layer, view control, edit control, settings control, and packaging.
"Beginners HTML Guide for DotNetNuke"
Tutorial: "Beginners HTML Guide for DotNetNuke," from Creative DNN Magazine. Discusses an introduction to HTML, HTML tags, attributes, headings, links, creating a link to another section of a page, images, src, align, alt, tables, width, border, cellpadding and cellspacing.
"How to Optimize an Image Before Uploading it..."
Tutorial: "How to Optimize an Image Before Uploading it to Your Web Site" from Creative DNN Magazine. This video covers image formats, using images on a web page, image dimensions, monitor resolutions, compressing and optimizing an image for the web, and saving your image.
"Basic Introduction to Working with Pages in..."
Tutorial: "Basic Introduction to Working with Pages in DotNetNuke," from Creative DNN Magazine. Video covers adding a page, the Page (Menu) Name, page title, description, keywords, parent page and permissions.
"An Introduction to the Principals of DotNetNuke"
Tutorial: "An Introduction to the Principals of DotNetNuke," from Creative DNN Magazine. Discusses skins and content, database driven content and pages, modules and containers (module graphics).
"DotNetNuke Quick Start Videos"
Tutorial: "DotNetNuke Quick Start Videos." Download these three videos (free to subscribers of DNN Creative Magazine) to learn about the concepts of DotNetNuke. Video 1 discusses how to secure a DotNetNuke portal, changing the passwords of the admin and hosts accounts, the admin edit area, content panes and modules, deleting modules from the home page, and inserting two Text/HTML modules to the page. Video 2 discusses using the Text/HTML module to add text and images, using the links module, adding lines to the page, how to preview the DotnetNuke web site, using the image module, changing the look of a DotNetNuke portal, using containers, removing containers, and how to change a container. Video 3 covers how to change the skins for a DotNetNuke portal, how to change and upload a new logo, how to add pages, how to add sub menu and sub sub menu items, and how to move modules around the page. Each video is 11-15 minutes long.

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Update :: January 23, 2020