It’s been a month since I first announced the user group contest for DotNetNuke World. This is actually two contests in one. First, all DotNetNuke user groups are encouraged to compete to get the most members to register to attend DotNetNuke World. The other contest involves the members of the ODUG trying to get the most referrals to register for the conference. Both contests have some amazing prizes. Here is an update of who is in the lead right now.
Do you LOVE DotNetNuke? Do you find yourself running to DotNetNuke events, or jumping to the front of a line just to get a DotNetNuke t-shirt? Have you had the uncontrollable urge to take a picture with the logo, put the logo on something, or meet and greet with some of the most well-known folks in the DotNetNuke community?
You may or may not be aware of a highly useful and engaging third party comment platform called Disqus. Disqus was created and founded in 2007 to allow websites to replace their comment engines with one that offers a much simpler and socially enabled alternative. With features like single sign on, centralized comment management and viewing, enhanced spam controls, consistent cross-site standards, and being able to use the same comment identity and information across multiple sites, it’s a no-brainer to want to use Disqus as your comment engine of choice. So, I chose to build a module to integrate it into DotNetNuke.
I was one of many, many people that opted to begin implementing the Advanced Control panel into my websites, offered by Oliver Hine. And why not? It was and continues to be a great alternative to the built-in control panel that is found in DotNetNuke. This true for me until version 6.0 of DNN was released.
If you’ve been following my activities on Twitter or in the Forge, then you already have an idea of what the title of this blog entry is referencing. As of the writing of this post, I’ve had 5 different projects updated to be specifically installed on DotNetNuke 6.0. I was more than excited to get my most popular open source projects updated, to say the least.
There are many hidden gems in DotNetNuke 6.0 that you will find once you begin using it. You may have heard of some already. For example, there’s creating numerous pages all at once with the page manager, the mega menu, jQueryUI plugins, module categories, standardization around module messages, and more. There is another beauty hidden away in the new text editor provider too…
Have you ever had one of the co-founders of DotNetNuke Corporation speak at your user group? How about the founder of DotNetNuke itself, Shaun Walker? Not many user groups can say that they’ve have a co-founder present a session at their user group. With the contest I am announcing, any user group can make this happen!
I know it hasn’t been that long since the last release, but it certainly feels like it. The last release of the Lightbox Gallery module was in February of this year – 5 months ago. Okay… Maybe that is a long time after all… The newest release is here though!
You may or may not know, but I just submitted the Media Module v04.01.00 to the release tracker. This version has it’s entire user interface (UI) updated to match the DotNetNuke v6.0 standards and form patterns, among other updates. It was definitely a learning experience, but a very fun one! One of the cool things I got to learn… Reusing the built-in message types!
Every year since the first North American DotNetNuke conference (then named OpenForce), it was nothing short of the who’s who of the DotNetNuke community and ecosystem. The buzz resulting from people before, during, and after the event was simply gravitating, and was sure to make anyone who didn’t attend jealous of those that did. If you pay any attention to the blogs, forums, and twitter during this time, this proves true every year.