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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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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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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 1 - Setting up the Site and Creating the First Page
  • Logging in for the first time
  • How to change the Admin User name and password
  • Changing the Host User's credentials
  • Configuring the website to send email
  • How to give your website a name
  • How to change the website logo
  • Choosing your user registration mode
  • Creating the 'About Us' Page
  • Configuring a page to be visible to all users
Time Length: 9min 37secs
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How to Install DotNetNuke to Windows 7. Step by step videos, we cover which software programmes to install, how to configure the software and set it up for DNN. How to install DotNetNuke, plus we also provide troubleshooting and two methods for installing DotNetNuke.

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - Introduction, Configuring Windows 7
  • Video 2 - How to install SQL Server 2008 Express
  • Video 3 - Configuring IIS and the DotNetNuke files
  • Video 4 - How to Install DotNetNuke
  • Video 5 - Troubleshooting and How to Install DotNetNuke by Manually Creating a Database
Total Time Length: 51min 34secs
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In this free video tutorial we provide a quick start guide to using DotNetNuke 5.

This tutorial will help you get started using DotNetNuke without getting into all of the finer details, once you've got to grips with this tutorial you can then explore the other video tutorials on DNN Creative Magazine and those tutorials will help you to get the most from your DotNetNuke portal.

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - Introduction, Configuring and Securing Admin and Host User Accounts
  • Video 2 - Introduction to Admin Functions, How to Add a Module to the Page
  • Video 3 - How to Add a Text / HTML Module to the Page
  • Video 4 - How to Install and Configure the Links Module
  • Video 5 - How to Use Containers and Skins in DotNetNuke
  • Video 6 - Logo, How to Create Pages and Move Modules
Total Time Length: 59min 15secs
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In this Free tutorial we demonstrate how to install the DotNetNuke Core Module Extensions in DotNetNuke 5.

If you have used previous versions of DotNetNuke and you are wondering where the core modules have moved to, or if you are a beginner to DotNetNuke and would like to install the additional free core modules that come as default with DotNetNuke, this tutorial will provide all of the information you need.

Video 1 - How to install DotNetNuke Core Modules in DNN 5
  • Demonstration of core modules location in previous versions of DotNetNuke
  • DotNetNuke 5 extensions
  • How to install available extensions
  • How to install multiple DotNetNuke core modules at the same time

Time Length: 2min 46secs
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In this free tutorial we demonstrate how to install a standard module to DotNetNuke 5.

There are many modules available to extend the functionality of your DotNetNuke website, some of the modules require you to purchase them from websites, such as snowcovered.com and there are also many free modules available as well.

In this tutorial we demonstrate how to install a module using the Install Extensions method and also how to auto install a module using FTP.

The video contains:
  • Video 1 - How to Install a Module in DotNetNuke 5
Time Length: 11min 16secs
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In this free video tutorial we demonstrate how to install skins and containers in DotNetNuke 5.

If you have used an earlier DotNetNuke version, the installation has changed slightly, or if you are a beginner to DotNetNuke this should help you get up to speed quickly.

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - How to Install a Skin in DotNetNuke 5
  • Video 2 - How to Test a Skin, How to Auto Install a Skin
Total Time Length: 18min 14secs
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This tutorial demonstrates how to upgrade DotNetNuke using the auto merge method. This method is available when upgrading DotNetNuke versions 4.6.2 and above.

We demonstrate the steps that are recommended for upgrading live DotNetNuke websites and in this example we upgrade DotNetNuke v4.6.2 to v4.9.1 and then v4.9.1 to v5.

The videos contain:
  • Video 1 - Introduction, Checks, Backup, Auto Upgrade
  • Video 2 - How to Take The Live Site Offline, Upgrading, Checks
  • Video 3 - How to Upgrade the Core Modules, How to Upgrade to V5+
Total Time Length: 29min 53secs
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