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...


Suggested DotNetNuke Site Upgrade Path(s)

Believe it or not, there are quite a few people out there running on versions of DotNetNuke, and haven't upgraded in quite a long time.  This could happen for any number of reasons.  But it's important to know that upgrading is not always as easy as just dowloading and upgrading to the most recent version.  Due to feature inclusion/exclusion, database schema changes, and more, there may be stops you have to make in the upgrade process.


HOW TO: Update or Change Your Blog Date in DotNetNuke

The DotNetNuke (DNN) CMS has a great Blog Module that allows you to have your very own blog on your web site. That's no secret. However, some people do not blog chronologically and/or update their blogs - in turn changing the publish date. Well, the current version doesn't allow you to change that date manually. Here is how you can....

Interesting... DotNetNuke Module Template?

I haven't tried it yet, but I found a tool that is supposed to make the module creation process easier. This is thanks to a Blog by Jon Henning.

Problems Upgrading DNN from v4.05.03 to v4.06.02

I recently had to update one of my DotNetNuke (DNN) sites from version 4.05.03 to 4.06.02. I chose to do this to take advantage of the new SSL support. However, upgrading for me was not as straight forward as it normally is.

DotNetNuke Performance Enhancements

For those of you that are familiar with DotNetNuke (DNN), you know that although it is not a "slow" application, it has its moments. Also, ANY application can benefit from performance enhancements. I just sent a few to the DotNetNuke team.

Single XML Schema Element with a Single Attribute

First of all, happy holidays to everyone that celebrates something this time of year. :) I have been hand-coding quite a few XML schema files (XSD) recently. Writing it is easy enough, but I just ran into what seemed like a very thing to write - that is until I actually begun to write it.

Basic Skin Creator Review

I blogged earlier today on a new piece of software that I ran across on the DotNetNuke® DNN web site. It is called the "Basic Skin Creator", and its intent is to make the job of creating skins easier.

DotNetKicks - Funny Error

Hahaha... Sorry, it is still quite amusing to me. I just finished scanning a really good article on the strengths and weaknesses of the Web Form model. I liked it so much that I wanted to "kick" the author through DotNetKicks, and I received this error... (Click the thumbnail to see a larger view of the screenshot.)

DotNetNuke Skin WYSIWYG Software???

If you're even a fraction as much of a fan of DotNetNuke (DNN) as I am, this news will certainly excite you... Michael Washington just blogged about software that he found that is tailored to aid folks in creating DotNetNuke skins!

HOW TO: Load an XPathDocument Using a String Object

For some odd reason, the XPathDocument class does not support loading the object using a string. However, this seems to be an integral requirement for some applications where the XML is generated and parsed on-the-fly. Here's how to do that...