DotNetNuke For Dummies

DotNetNuke For Dummies

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DotNetNuke For Dummies
DotNetNuke For Dummies - by Lorraine Young,Philip Beadle,

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Book Author
Lorraine Young,Philip Beadle, Scott Willhite, and Chris Paterra
Book Publish Date (Year)
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1st Edition
ISBN Number
ISBN: 978-0-471-79843-9

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!

From the Inside Flap Get up to speed on DotNetNuke 4.4

Get down to business and create a site your customers can use

Power to the people who aren't programmers! That's what DotNetNuke is all about, and this book gets you plugged in. You'll find out how you can create and manage a flexible, versatile Web site with all the advantages an open-source application offers, use the convenient modules, build a community, and save some cash in the process.

Install DotNetNuke Control access by using roles Use modules and skins Enable users to add content Take advantage of open-source support Monitor your site's statistics

About the Authors Lorraine Young is a founding member of the DotNetNuke Core Team and a member of the DNN Help Project team. Lorraine began her IT career in 1999 when she cofounded a Web development company with her coauthor and husband, Philip Beadle. When the company decided to use DNN exclusively for Web site development, Lorraine undertook the task of writing a user manual for her clients and then decided to share it with the DNN community in a bid to expose DNN to a wider audience. Lorraine continues to provide free user help by writing the DNN online help as well as through her personal Web site, She holds a bachelor of arts in professional writing and literature and a post-graduate degree in orientation and mobility for visually impaired adults and children. Lorraine lives in Melbourne, Australia and works as an independent consultant.

Philip Beadle is a founding member of the DotNetNuke Core Team, a member of the DNN Help Project team, and a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD). He began his IT career in 1997 developing risk analysis software for the Australian oil and gas industry. In 1999, he founded a Web development company that focused on solutions using the application of the DNN framework. He is currently employed by Readify ( as a consultant. Philip runs a personal Web site for .NET developers at www.philip and blogs regularly on an environmentally focused Web site (, which he initiated in 2006.

Scott Willhite is the COO of DotNetNuke Corporation. Scott’s technology pedigree is distinguished, including a bachelor of science in computer science and MBA in information systems management from Baylor University. Scott has 20 years of technology experience as senior manager and technical architect for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), CTO and VP of Technology for 10x Labs, and program director for Safeco’s Office of the CIO. He’s architected, developed, and managed systems built on technologies ranging from COBOL to Java and .NET, solving all kinds of real-world business problems in industries from banking, insurance, utilities, and healthcare to faithbased applications. Among other things, he oversees the Projects initiatives at DotNetNuke, cultivating BSD licensed (unencumbered) practical applications of Microsoft technology and programming for the world. Scott currently resides in Seattle, Washington with his lovely wife Allison and son Kyle (the first and best loves of his life) and a host of crazy pets, neighbors, and friends that he wouldn’t trade for gold.

Chris Paterra is a founding member of the DotNetNuke Core Team who works for a .NET development shop in Atlanta, Georgia as lead architect. He is the project leader of the popular Forum and Gallery modules for DotNetNuke and also aids in the agile development of the DotNetNuke Core project itself. He has written magazine articles on managing the projects, coauthored the DotNetNuke Professional Portals 4.x, and is currently writing a book titled Professional DotNetNuke Modules. His community involvement has earned him the Microsoft MVP award in ASP.NET for 2007.


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