By Lee Sykes
The initial installation of DotNetNuke can be configured so that when you upload and initiate the installation, all of your preferred settings, modules, and skins are automatically installed.
This can be a massive time saving device.
Options can include setting up the:
- Host Menu / Site Settings
- Admin Menu / Portal Site Settings
- Parent / Child Portals
- Automatically installing 3rd party modules, skins and containers, private assemblies and language packs
- Pre-configure the Host and Admin account username, password, email, first and last name for higher security
Further options can also include creating a default series of pages which are automatically installed with DotNetNuke.
Why pre-configure DotNetNuke?
First consider how long did it take you to set up DotNetNuke on your localhost installation until you were satisfied with all of the settings?
You can transfer across these settings for any further DotNetNuke installations you create.
This can save you hours of set up time.
How do we pre-configure the DotNetNuke Settings?
There are several areas which you can pre-configure. We walk through each of these areas in turn.
This tutorial covers:
Video 1 - How to set up the Install Template
This file allows you to set the:
- Host and admin account username, password, email, first and last name
- The Host menu, Site Settings options
- Portal name, description, keywords, template file, and portal aliases
- Automatic Installation
- How to automatically install 3rd party modules, skins and containers, private assemblies and language packs
- How to batch install these elements after installing DotNetNuke
- Creating a Site Template
- How to automatically create a default set of pages / configuration options when you first install DotNetNuke
Time Length: 10min 44secs
Video 2 - How to set up the Site Template
- How to create a site template
- How to automatically install your template when you first install DotNetNuke
- How to install your template after installing DotNetNuke
Time Length: 13min 15secs
Total Time length: 23min 59secs