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DotNetNuke For Dummies

DotNetNuke For Dummies

Lorraine Young, Philip Beadle, Scott Willhite, Chris Paterra

ISBN: 978-1-118-05292-1

Feb 2011

408 pages



Do you want to develop Web sites without the help of a programmer? Lucky for you there’s DotNetNuke, a content management system that allows you to build and maintain dynamic Web sites just by using a Web browser.

DotNetNuke For Dummies helps you get down to business and shows you how to create a user-friendly Web site. You’ll find out how you can build and manage a flexible, versatile site with all the advantages an open-source application offers, use convenient modules, build a community, and save some money at the same time. This plain-English guide lets you discover how to:

  • Install, run, and troubleshoot DotNetNuke
  • Change and customize portal settings
  • Add and manage pages on your site
  • Make your site look professional
  • Deliver contents with Text/HTML
  • Add news feeds, online surveys, and banners
  • Interact with visitors through blogging, feedback comments, and forums
  • Create an e-business
  • Customize the look of your site with exciting components

This book features cool new modules that will meet every Web site’s need, both commercial and personal. With DotNetNuke For Dummies, you’ll get up to speed with this wonderful online tool and create your own corner of the World Wide Web!


Part I: Drawing from the DotNetNuke Power Source.

Chapter 1: Maximize Your Web Potential.

Chapter 2: Installing DotNetNuke.

Chapter 3: Set It and Forget It: Default Portal Settings.

Part II: Putting the Power of DotNetNuke to Work.

Chapter 4: Getting Your Site Started on the Right Foot.

Chapter 5: Delivering Content Right Out of the Box.

Chapter 6: Adding Bells and Whistles to Your Site.

Part III: Jumping to Light Speed with DotNetNuke.

Chapter 7: Getting Interactive with DotNetNuke.

Chapter 8: Collaborating and Selling with DNN.

Part IV: Getting Under the Hood.

Chapter 9: Standard Stuff You Can Customize.

Chapter 10: Keeping Tabs with the Site Log and Log Viewer.

Chapter 11: Customizing the Look of Your Site with Components.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 12: Ten Commercial Modules Worth a Look.

Chapter 13: Ten Free (Or Really Cheap) Modules You Shouldn’t Pass Up.

Chapter 14: Ten Fun Things for Your Forum Users.