If you’ve been following my activities on Twitter or in the Forge, then you already have an idea of what the title of this blog entry is referencing. As of the writing of this post, I’ve had 5 different projects updated to be specifically installed on DotNetNuke 6.0. I was more than excited to get my most popular open source projects updated, to say the least.
There are many hidden gems in DotNetNuke 6.0 that you will find once you begin using it. You may have heard of some already. For example, there’s creating numerous pages all at once with the page manager, the mega menu, jQueryUI plugins, module categories, standardization around module messages, and more. There is another beauty hidden away in the new text editor provider too…
Have you ever had one of the co-founders of DotNetNuke Corporation speak at your user group? How about the founder of DotNetNuke itself, Shaun Walker? Not many user groups can say that they’ve have a co-founder present a session at their user group. With the contest I am announcing, any user group can make this happen!
I know it hasn’t been that long since the last release, but it certainly feels like it. The last release of the Lightbox Gallery module was in February of this year – 5 months ago. Okay… Maybe that is a long time after all… The newest release is here though!
You may or may not know, but I just submitted the Media Module v04.01.00 to the release tracker. This version has it’s entire user interface (UI) updated to match the DotNetNuke v6.0 standards and form patterns, among other updates. It was definitely a learning experience, but a very fun one! One of the cool things I got to learn… Reusing the built-in message types!
Every year since the first North American DotNetNuke conference (then named OpenForce), it was nothing short of the who’s who of the DotNetNuke community and ecosystem. The buzz resulting from people before, during, and after the event was simply gravitating, and was sure to make anyone who didn’t attend jealous of those that did. If you pay any attention to the blogs, forums, and twitter during this time, this proves true every year.
I knew the challenges when I first took over the Media Module. In it’s first series of releases, it was built to make it easy to simply add an image on a page in DotNetNuke. Eventually, it was extended to also allow you to display videos in nearly the same way. Unfortunately, for many end-users, it’s just as easy to simply add the requisite HTML code to the Text/HTML Module to display all of the media types that the module was supporting (depending on the user, of course).