November 02, 2011

DotNetNuke 6.1.x Release and Warning!

As I'm sure that you have seen in the last day or so DotNetNuke 6.1.0 was released.  Overall, this release is a major improvement for DotNetNuke with enhancements to performance, support for mobile devices and other general upgrades.  However, I've already been alerted to a major, slightly hidden change that I wanted to be sure to put out here as a warning.

If you look at the release notes there are references to updates to the Text/HTML Module and the Telerik Editor.  However, my attention was brought to this posting Telerik Editor on 6.1.0 this morning.  On the surface this doesn't seem to be a big deal, but for some of my regular content editors there are a lot of issues with this.

To spare you from reading the thread I'll summarize the issue, with 6.1.0 all javascript that is included in the Text/HTML module (Rich Text Editor) regardless of the mode used for the editor will be removed.  What this means is that people managing content such as Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Custom jQuery implementations, or any other number of custom implementions that require <script> tags to be included in their HTML content will no-longer be able to manage that content.

Now, this isn't an issue for everyone, but it is a change in behavior that could cause issues for some.  Other highlights though in this release include a lot better handling of mobile and other devices as well as streamlined support/minification of CSS other resources!

UPDATE:

I have found out that this also affects 5.6.4 as well.

 

tags: DNN, DNN Administration
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