Will "the Mighty" Strohl

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My name is Will Strohl. I'm a former employee of DNN Corp., a leader, personal branding expert, technologist, gamer, and more...


New DotNetNuke User Groups For You to Join

Chris Hammond visits the ODUG in 2009

User groups in general are great.  They do for the average person what few other venues and mediums can…  They connect people in meaningful ways.  Sure, you can log onto your favorite social network and find people with similar interests, but you have to build a relationship first.  That takes time.  At a user group, everyone is there for the same reason.  They all want to learn more about the overall topic.  Once you share a slice of pizza or a drink with your fellow user group members, you have quite possibly built a meaningful relationship for life.


Content Slider 01.02.00 for DotNetNuke Released

Content Slider Module for DotNetNuke

It’s always kind of difficult to tell what modules will become popular when you create them.  For the most part, I really don’t care because usually the modules I release to you and the rest of the DotNetNuke community are those that I built specifically for a specific need I had anyway.  However, Content Slider module was meant to fulfill a need.  There was a gap in the Forge.  As a result, this module has had over 3,500 downloads in about 6 months.  THANK YOU for enjoying this module so much!


Content Injection Module 01.02.00 for DotNetNuke Released

Content Injection Module for DotNetNuke

Today, I finally dedicated some time to give the Content Injection Module for DotNetNuke some much needed love.  Fortunately, there aren’t too many reported issues or requested features, so the update went quickly and smoothly.


Lightbox Gallery Module for DotNetNuke Version 01.10.00 Released

Lightbox Gallery Module for DotNetNuke

It’s that time again…  This is one of my more popular modules, so I need to make sure it gets some attention from time to time.  There was plenty to do too.  Thankfully, all of the scoped updates for this release were fairly easy to implement, requiring minimal time.  Don’t tell anyone I said that though…  It was really, really hard work!  Hahaha!


Media Module Version 04.02.00 Released

DotNetNuke Media Module

The next version of the Media Module for DotNetNuke is once again here!  In previous releases, ground-breaking features like oEmbed were added.  In future releases, expect to see mobile rendering and HTML5 to be in the mix.  Today, there were a handful of things that needed to be taken care of before taking this module to the next level.


Open Graph Protocol Module for DotNetNuke Version 01.01.01 Released

People Sharing Content

First, I would like to thank everyone for the feedback and support since the original release of this module.  It’s been quite interesting.  This module has many things planned for it, but I did want to make sure it lived in the wild for a bit to fix any issues that have been found before I begin adding more features.  As it turns out, there were two significant fixes that were required.


Open Graph Protocol Module for DotNetNuke Released

Sharing Content on a Tablet

Many of you are not even aware that the Open Graph Protocol even exists.  However, it has been the backbone of inter-connected websites ever since social sharing of content and web pages has existed.  This is the standard that Facebook, Google+, and others have adopted to properly connect, share, and display content from site to site when a visitor decides to share it.  Of course, like any other standard, every site varies on how well they adopt this particular standard. 


Media Module Version 04.01.00 Released

Erik van Ballegoij shows his picture of me taking his picture

It’s once again been a while, but this version of the Media Module for DotNetNuke has been sitting in the hopper for a while.  Since before DNN 6.0 was released!  As of this moment, I am proud to say that the next version of the Media Module is available to you in the form of version 04.01.00.


My DotNetNuke World 2011 Pictures

Clint Patterson shooting an arrow at DotNetNuke World

Any of you that attended DotNetNuke World this year would probably agree… There were few moments when you didn’t see me holding a camera.  Most often, I was pointing it at you too, hoping to catch you having the fun time that we all know you were.  While I am not a professional photographer, I definitely do my best to create the best images possible.  Hopefully the pictures below reflect that.


DotNetNuke Then and Now Videos

From DotNetNuke 3 to DotNetNuke 6

If you’ve been in the DotNetNuke community for as long as I have and attend any event, you have undoubtedly run into people that haven’t used DNN in years.  In fact, the most common type of person I run into with this situation is someone that last looked at DotNetNuke when it was version 3!  I wanted to take some time and generate some videos to hopefully invite those people back to take a new look at what is essentially a totally different platform today!