Welcome to Volume 4 and issue 37 of DNN Creative Magazine.
This issue marks the start of Volume 4, that’s three full years of bringing you quality DotNetNuke Tutorials, and just to show our thanks we have made this an extra special giant sized issue! We have almost 2 hours of videos, an interview with Jeff Smith of Venexus talking about SEO, and more news from the DNN Creative news podcasts.
The issue begins with four detailed tutorials on the FCK Editor. The focus on these tutorials is the advanced areas of the FCK Editor. These tutorials will help you to ensure your content administrators add content using good practices, it will help to speed up the time taken to add content as well as secure the FCK Editor functions so that certain users have access to certain features in the FCK Editor, ie. for a forum.
The first FCK Editor tutorial covers formatting style definitions, which allow you to create your own custom pre-defined styles to quickly apply classes from your skin. Following this we demonstrate how to create custom FCK Editor HTML templates, these can speed up administration time, as well as help to minimise mistakes by content administrators and ensure content is added using good practices.
FCK Editor custom toolbars and security roles are then explained, which will allow you to customize which toolbar buttons are available for use in the FCK Editor, as well as which security roles have access to the toolbar sets. The final tutorial for the FCK Editor covers further configuration options and demonstrates the key areas for adjusting the advanced settings within the FCK Editor.
Keeping within the theme of ensuring content administrators use good practices when adding content to a DotNetNuke portal, we also introduce the concept of alert styles. Alert styles inform the administrator of any bad practices they have used by highlighting the bad practice text with a red box. This can really help to minimise bad practices and keep control of the content added to your DotNetNuke portals.
To complete the issue we also have 3 podcasts, the first is an interview with Jeff Smith from Venexus where we discuss SEO with DotNetNuke, and the following 2 podcasts are DotNetNuke News and Tips.
This issue comes complete with 14 video tutorials and 3 podcasts!