Will "the Mighty" Strohl

Will Strohl's Blog


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

DNN Hangout Special Episode - October 2015 - Building Modules Using the DNN 8 MVC Pattern

DNN 8 MVC Module Development Pattern

This is the second of two special episodes of the DNN Hangout, focused on helping DNN developers world-wide to learn more about the DNN 8 module development patterns.  This time, we walked through the MVC development pattern in DNN.  Following this hangout, you should have all of the knowledge you need to get started building your module for the DNN 8 Module Development Contest. 

DNN Hangout Special Episode - October 2015 - Building Modules Using the DNN 8 SPA Pattern

DNN 8 SPA Module Development Pattern

Every now and then, we throw in a special episode of DNN Hangout.  These special episodes are normally by request of you or another viewer in our audience.  This time, we didn’t need to wait for a prompt…  With the announcement of the DNN 8 module development contest, we already knew that people would be more than eager to get started… but before you can get started, you probably need a primer on just how to do that.  That’s the sole purpose of this hangout.

DNN Hangout - October 2015 - Getting Funky with the Form and List Module

DNN Hangout - October 2015 - Clint Patterson and the Form & List Module

This month is a hangout that I’m very proud to have been a part of.  For one reason, we announced an exciting DNN 8 module development contest.  A contest that will yield some people in the community a lot of cash.  The other reason, is that I have the honor of interviewing one of my favorite DNN brothers, Clint Patterson.  I think you’ll agree by the end of the hangout – if it takes you that long – that Clint is one of the smartest people in our community, and easily one of the most resourceful, passionate, and sincere members we have.  We are lucky to have him in our community.

DNN Hangout - August 2015 - Introducing Aricie’s PortalKeeper Module

Jean-Sylvain Boige introduces us to PortalKeeper by Aricie

It’s always exciting for me to meet someone in the DNN community that I haven’t met before.  This hangout is one of those times.  In this hangout, we speak with Jess (or Jean-Sylvain Boige) of Aricie.  He’s the CTO of Aricie and the genius mind behind the module for DNN called PortalKeeper.  I must admit, I didn’t know anything about PortalKeeper before this hangout, but rest assured… this is going to be a pretty standard tool of mine for current and future projects.  If you’ve gotten even the beginnings of a technical bone in your body, you’re sure to geek-out just like I did!

DNN Hangout - May 2015 - Mandeeps Presents the New Live Forms Module

Mandeeps Presents: The New Live Forms Module

In this episode, we have the pleasure to speak with another veteran of the DNN community, Mandeep Singh.  Mandeep is the CEO and founder of Mandeeps, one of the most successful and seasoned vendors in the DNN ecosystem.  Like some of our previous guests, Mandeep has been using DNN since the beginning – and it shows.  He and his team have been extremely successful in building up a large following of customers due to their focus on usability and support.  As you’ll soon find out, they are raising the bar with the latest Live Forms release.

Presentation: Building a DNN Module in Minutes

Central California .Net User Group Meeting 20150319

I’ve always been passionate about helping people learn more about DNN and use it in new and creative ways.  I noticed that Sean Gahan was giving a presentation at the Central California .Net User Group in Fresno, CA.  (They told me this area is also called Clovis.)  I immediately contacted the, because I was hoping that they might be streaming the user group meeting.  Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case, but they invited me to speak. 

Easily Embed a Google Hangout on Your Website

Google Hangouts

If you’re not sure what a Google Hangout is, well…  You’ve been under a rock for a while.  Simply put, this is a very easy and web-based way to talk to someone face-to-face, from any nearly web-based device that has a web browser.  You can do this one-on-one like with Skype, or you can use this for more of a public webinar kind of use case.  It’s part of the whole Google+ suite of features.  Even if you’re not actively using Google+, this feature is pretty sweet.  It’s amazing what they’re able to enable you to do with a web browser!  If you’re doing the latter, you might want to read on…

Media Module Released with Social Integration and Now in C#

DotNetNuke Media Module

I couldn’t believe it when I saw it, but the last official release of the Media Module for DotNetNuke was in January of this year!  That is way too long for this module to go without having a release.  Therefore, I am very excited to get this release out the door, and even more excited about the nature of the updates that can be found in this release.

Session Resources from Tampa, West Palm Beach, and Southwest Florida Code Camp 2012

Will Strohl presenting at FLA.Net West Palm Beach User Group

If you weren’t aware, I just visited a few events in Florida to spread the word about DotNetNuke and DNN World 2012.  The events included Tampa#, FLA.Net West Palm Beach .Net, and the Southwest Florida Code Camp.  These events were all very cool.  The organizers did an outstanding job amidst a pending tropical storm and a hurricane, illness, and the always challenging logistics of a code camp.  There were 5 sessions in all, and in each of them, I promised resources from the session.  The wait is over…  Here are the resources from the sessions.

Disqus Module 2.0 for DotNetNuke Released


The Disqus Module for DotNetNuke was originally just something I thought would be fun to try.  It was a little side project to waste a little bit of time while taking a look at the benefits of the Disqus platform and service.  It’s an incredibly great discussion engine that can be used in a large number of ways.  This includes comments of course, but think about anything on a website that requires or can allow people to discuss your content.  The possibilities are exciting!  It’s been a while since this module has had a useful release of new features, so I am proud to say that you no longer have to wait!