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In this DotNetNuke training series we demonstrate some of the vast capabilities of the Core DNN Reports module. 

We will walk you through step by step how to create some simple SQL queries and use simple HTML mark-up to create several useful and interesting reports, from here you will be able to expand on and adapt these reports to your site needs. 

We create the following reports: 
  • A list of all tables and columns within the DotNetNuke Database 
  • A list of users and their last activity date 
  • The number of users per security role 
  • The keywords, description and site map priority of all public pages (with page view and page settings links) 
  • Number of pages (tabs) created per user with links to a list of pages created by a specific user. 
The videos contain:
  • Part 1 - Introduction, Installation, Creating a DNN Database Structure Report
  • Part 2 - Table Prefix and Creating a ‘Last User Activity’ Report
  • Part 3 - Creating the DotNetNuke SEO Report Stage 1
  • Part 4 - HTML Template Visualizers and Creating the DotNetNuke SEO Report Stage 2
  • Part 5 - TabID’s and Completing the DotNetNuke SEO Report
  • Part 6 - Introduction To Dynamic Reports and Creating the ‘Content by User’ Report
  • Part 7 - URL Parameters and Completing the ‘Content by Specific User’ Report
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DotNetNuke 6 is about to be released, in this video we will be taking a look at the DNN 6 RC. Following on from our 'First Look Videos', We'll walk you through the major changes in this latest release. The DNN 6 Release Candidate includes all of the new features planned for the final stable version and features the all new 'Dark Knight' default skin.

This video contains:
  • Introduction
  • The new pop up styling
  • The admin control menus
  • The modules admin menu
  • The DotNetNuke extensions gallery
  • Installing a free skin from the DNN forge
  • Purchasing an extension from Snowcovered
  • The ‘purchased extensions’ tab
  • A look at the newly styled available and installed extensions pages
  • The all new module actions menu
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In this tutorial we demonstrate how to reduce your DotNetNuke site load time and show you how to take advantage of the services offered by keepaliveforever.com

One of the most common complaints from Webmasters who use DotNetNuke and various other ASP.NET Applications is the long initial load time after a period of inactivity.

In order to keep your site constantly running, there are two easy ways around this: either run a keepalive service on your local computer, or, use a cloud-based KeepAlive service.

Video 1 - Registering your site and how to interpret site statistics
  • Explanation of the ASP.NET worker process
  • Registering on keepaliveforever.com
  • Instructing the service to monitor your website
  • Testing keepaliveforever can access your site
  • How to view your site statistics
  • How to interpret your site statistics
Video 2 - Visit Status, Content Monitoring
  • Understanding the visit status
  • Introduction to content monitoring
  • How to check for content that should be on the page
  • Receiving the ‘your website is down’ email
  • Interpreting the email
  • Interpreting the visit failure reports
  • How to check for content that should not be on the page
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In this tuotorial, we demonstrate how to convert the standard DotNetNuke Announcements module into a jQuery Animated Content Slider. We show you how to adapt the announcements module layout template code and how to implement the jQuery files and CSS.

The jQuery animation allows you to present your announcements in a visually impressive and intuitive way. See the DNN jQuery Announcements Slider in action.

In this tutorial we cover:

Video 1 - Preparing the Announcements Module and adding the jQuery Files
  • Creating a new page on your DNN website to contain the slider
  • Adding the Announcements Module to the page
  • How to create new announcements
  • How to add the required files to your skin folder
Time Length: 6min 23sec

Video 2 - Adding the jQuery and CSS Styles
  • Opening the demo code
  • Adapting the Announcements module template code
  • How to add the jQuery scripts to your skin ASCX file.
  • How to add the slider control code to your skin ASCX file.
  • How to add the required CSS styles into your skin.css file
  • Making the page live
  • Testing the jQuery Announcements module.
Time Length: 7min 30secs

Total Time Length: 13min 53secs
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This video tutorial is the first in a series showing you how to convert the standard DotNetNuke Announcements module into a jQuery Animated Content Slider. We show you how to adapt the announcements module layout template code and how to implement the jQuery files and CSS.

The jQuery animation allows you to present your announcements in a visually impressive and intuitive way. See the DNN jQuery Announcements Slider in action.

In this first tutorial we cover:

Video 1 - Preparing the Announcements Module and adding the jQuery Files
  • Creating a new page on your DNN website to contain the slider
  • Adding the Announcements Module to the page
  • How to create new announcements
  • How to add the required files to your skin folder
Time Length: 6min 23sec
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How to build a feature rich website using DotNetNuke with a selection of core DNN modules. We cover installing and configuring the HTML, Links, Forum, Blog, FAQs, Documents, Feedback, and Form and List modules.

The videos contain:

Part 1 - Setting up the Site and Creating the First Page
Part 2 - Creating a ‘Contact Us’ and a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ Page
Part 3 - How to use the ‘Documents’ Module and Menu Management
Part 4 - Creating the 'Executive Blog' Page and Using the Blog Module
Part 5 - Creating the 'Community Forums' Page using the Forum Module
Part 6 - Creating the 'Request a Quote' Page using the Form and List Module

Total time length: 55 min 27 secs
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An expert level tutorial on how to debug and troubleshoot a DotNetNuke website, we cover profiling, stack tracing, packet tracing, reverse compiling and more.

Video 4 - Managed Stack Explorer
  • Managed Stack Explorer vs DotTrace
  • How to get Managed Stack Explorer
  • Exploring Processes
  • Exploring Threads
  • Exploring Stack Traces
  • Identifying the Problem
Video 5 - WireShark
  • What is WireShark?
  • How do you get a copy of it?
  • Starting up WireShark
  • The problem: A broken flash module
  • Our first Wire-Tap
  • Converting Packets to Streams
  • Exploring the Flash Module's Stream
  • Identifying the Flash Module's Problem
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How to build a feature rich website using DotNetNuke with a selection of core DNN modules. We cover installing and configuring the HTML, Links, Forum, Blog, FAQs, Documents, Feedback, and Form and List modules.

Video 4 - Creating the 'Executive Blog' Page and Using the Blog Module

  • Creating the ‘Executive Blog’ Page
  • Installing the Blog module
  • Configuring the Blog module
  • Writing a sample blog
Time Length: 8min 36secs
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How to build a feature rich website using DotNetNuke with a selection of core DNN modules. We cover installing and configuring the HTML, Links, Forum, Blog, FAQs, Documents, Feedback, and Form and List modules.

Video 2 - Creating a ‘Contact Us’ and a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ Page
  • How to install core modules in DotNetNuke
  • How to install the Feedback Module for the Contact Us page
  • Configuring the Feedback Module
  • How to create a 'Frequently Asked Questions' Page
  • Installing the FAQs Module
  • How to add questions and answers to the FAQs module
  • How to improve the look of the FAQs module
Time Length: 9min 04secs

Video 3 - How to use the ‘Documents’ Module and Menu Management
  • Creating a Documents Page
  • Installing the Documents Module
  • Using the Documents Module
  • Creating the 'Resources' Page
  • Configuring the 'Frequently Asked Questions' Page as a Child Page using the Ribbon Bar
  • Configuring the 'Documents' Page as a Child Page using Page Settings
  • How to configure the 'Resources' Page to redirect to the 'Frequently Asked Questions' Page.
Time Length: 9min 59secs
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An expert level tutorial on how to debug and troubleshoot a DotNetNuke website, we cover profiling, stack tracing, packet tracing, reverse compiling and more.

Video 3 - DotTrace

  • How to get DotTrace
  • Running DotTrace
  • Profiling IIS
  • A word of Warning
  • Collecting Performance Data
  • Understanding the Thread Tree and Call Tree
  • Exploring the Call Tree
  • Diagnosing the Performance Issue
Time Length: 4min 46secs
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