Welcome to issue 62 of DNN Creative Magazine.
In this DotNetNuke training series we cover in detail how to achieve reliable and comprehensive DotNetNuke backups and show you how to implement and customize DNN Garden’s free DDR Menu for DotNetNuke.
To begin, we walk you through how to install and use the advanced Evotiva DNNBackup module, this module is not only capable of performing complete file and database backups but it can be scheduled to perform any of its varied backup types on a regular basis including file backups, database backups, DNN log truncation and database shrinking.
Backups can be automatically transferred to a remote location such as an FTP server, Amazon S3 server or Rackspace Cloudfiles, plus a backup can be restored to a new server without the need for a DotNetNuke installation by following the simple restore wizard.
Following this we provide a detailed tutorial on how to implement and style the DDR Menu in your DotNetNuke skins. The DDR Menu is a free SEO friendly menu system from DNN Garden. The DDR menu comes with 6 different menu styles including the Treeview menu, the Superfish menu, the Accordion menu, the Dropdown menu, the Artisteer menu and the Mega menu.
Following this we continue our tutorials on DotNetMushrooms Rapid Application Development software, we show you how to implement the jsTree control within your DNM applications to create impressive jQuery tree style menu systems.
Finally we introduce the next two instalments in our new series of podcasts with David Finley from interactivewebs.com. In the first podcast we talk about the trials and tribulations of email in DotNetNuke, we discuss SMTP and how to configure SMTP in DotNetNuke. We then move on to discuss all the different mapping technologies available and their potential within a DNN installation.
In our second podcast this month we discuss in detail the importance of complete and reliable backup systems for all DotNetNuke websites, beginning with a few horror stories from Lee we discuss and provide advice on all the different site backup strategies available for DotNetNuke and the advantages / disadvantages of backup systems provided by hosting companies.
This issue comes complete with 13 videos.