Toolshed Tooltip #11 - DotNetNuke and Web Installer from Episode 2

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Do you want to create a website from scratch, maybe just knowing a little HTML? Or have a website you can update yourself without programming skills. Or modify a site by writing custom modules and skins? You will want to check out history in the making on the phenomenon of  DotNetNuke which is ASP.NET based.

What is it? A free open source, ASP.NET web portal application, DNN is the most popular open source project on the Microsoft platform.

Download Site:  (registration req’d)
Example Problem(s) it solves:
Easily create dynamic web content without having to be a web developer.
Create many portals from the same installation of DotNetNuke.
Rich application development platform with a provider architecture.
It is easily extensible with plug-in modules, skins, languages, providers, etc.

Installation Notes: Use the Web Application Installer:

Usage Notes: Supported by most ASP.NET hosting providers, requires an instance of Microsoft SQL Server on your hosted account.

This is the fourth of Tool Shed Tooltips released from Epsode 2 of the TV Show Russ Tool Shed presents... "It's All About The Tools" hosted by Russ Fustino and Co-Host Stan Schultes. Download code, ppt and demo script from for all episodes. Also, use the links on to download tools. Finally, check out some more great videos on the Developer Evangelist East site:


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