With DNN 7.4 coming out on our scheduled broadcast of this month’s DNN Hangout, it only made sense for us to switch things around and talk about the release. There are several nuggets of goodness that the community will enjoy in 7.4. We spent this entire DNN Hangout talking about what went into the latest DNN release and what it means to you.
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…
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.
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!
Search engine optimization (SEO) has been on the top of most minds in the website design and development for many years now, so I won’t bore you with details about what it is and why it’s important. At this point, that should be obvious. However, maintaining your SEO is a never-ending challenge. This is never more apparent than when you switch platforms on the web, no matter how big or small that platform may be. I have recently run into such a challenge.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.