Entries for February 2007

February 27, 2007

Installing DotNetNuke 4.4.1 - Clean Install Windows 2000/XP

This posting is a complete step by step guide for installing DotNetNuke on your local machine using SQL Server Express and running on Windows 2000/XP. This article guides you through the creation of the needed database, user account, virtual directory, and configuration changes to successfully setup DNN 4.4.1. I will be posting a document for installation using Windows Vista and IIS 7 if there is enough demand.

February 26, 2007

Uploading Multiple Images to the Core Gallery at once

Recently when working with the out of the box gallery module I found that it was very complicated to quickly upload multiple images to the gallery module. I went looking into more detail regarding the base functionality of the gallery module and have created a method to be able to bulk upload images into an album within a gallery. This article explains in detail the steps needed to perform this action.
February 25, 2007

Allowing Users to Edit Their Own Posts (DNN Core Forum)

For users to be able to edit their own posts in the DotNetNuke forums module they must be set as a trusted user, regardless if moderation is used within the particular form. It appears that the "Is Trusted" setting performs two tasks. First in moderated forums it allows users to post bypassing the moderation. Secondly it provides users with the "edit" ability for all of their own forum posts. This is done to stop any potential bypassing of the moderation system for users editing their posts as that would fall outside of the current moderation system.
February 24, 2007

Promoting DNN User to Super user

This follow-up post discusses the process to change a user account to a "host" account via SQL. This is a follow-up from my previous blog regarding creating a DNN Host account via SQL.

February 23, 2007

Creating DotNetNuke Host Account Via SQL

This posting provides a guide on how to create a new host account within DotNetNuke from your SQL Database. This is very helpful if you ever get locked out of your host account for any reason or for all of the new DotNetNuke users that have been having installation problems with the host and admin accounts. NOTE: this is provided for your use at your own risk!
February 17, 2007

Configuring the DotNetNuke Forums Module

This post provides a step by step instruction to properly configure the DotNetNuke forums module to allow all registered users to post. This article was written to end some confusion regarding the standard DotNetNuke settings and functionality. Please see the entire entry for detail.

February 13, 2007

Upgrading from DotNetNuke 4.3.5 (and other 4.x versions) -> 4.4.1

I have been answering a large number of questions regarding upgrading from DotNetNuke 4.3.5 to 4.4.1 and have created this document to outline the process to complete the upgrade. Please note that I am not responsible for any data loss or corruption that might result from an unsuccessful upgrade of DotNetNuke. Also, even though this tutorial is guided towards users of 4.3.5 this should work for any 4.x version to upgrade to 4.4.1, the upgrade process for 3.x users is NOT the same.
February 12, 2007

Changing passwords in ASP.NET 2.0 applications from the database

At one time or another I think everyone has been locked out of a system and not been able to get back in. This can be especially troubling if you happen to be locked out of your administrator account. I have seen many people asking how to reset passwords for the host and admin accounts with DotNetNuke so I thought I would write up some simple instructions on how to change a password via the database for any ASP.NET 2.0 website.
February 03, 2007

Windows Vista First Impressions

This entry is a detailed recollection of my inital experience with Windows Vista Ultimate and Visual Studio!  As well as an overall review of Vista running on a Tablet PC.

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