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DNN 7 Observations Part 3 - Notifications and Registration
I was expecting to tear DNN apart when looking at logins/registrations and notifications, there were a lot of legacy issues years ago, however I found myself scraping the barrel a bit. Still I came up with this: a) With a verified site it used to be the case that if the SMTP server was down at least the user was warned when registering, but not any more (then again see the comments below). b) We have a very small popup window if we click login followed by register (not good for first impressio...

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Well I updated my website today to the latest and greatest DNN version. I've also installed  Chris Hammond's wonderful MultiFunction skin as the current one just died. Well it was full of pain but then this website is very old, there's an element of DLL hell here and database hidden garbage. My latest issue is when I try and create a new page I get the below error message (no page gets created). It looks like a dupe tabs issue somewhere? Out with the SQL Server Profiler then, then I g...

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This is the second part of my DNN observations series. I’ve been away from the DNN scene for a while and I figure now is the time to get the issues out there. Today I want to concentrate on DNN’s administration UI. In earlier versions of DNN we had Admin settings forms pretty much all over the place, however the good news is that things are gradually improving. Let me give an example; for far too long settings that should have been under the site settings form were buried within adm...

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So I've been away for a while and I'm now back to integrating DotNetNuke websites. Lately I've been using DNN 7.0.5 and I am extremely impressed with it; things that have been laying about in the Gemini vaults for several years are finally getting implemented. This can only be great news. So I've (finally) decided to use this blog to bring attention to the weak spots of DNN that I believe need a revamp or even a redesign or just darn right wrong (most of these issues were burried deep in...

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