January 22, 2012

DotNetNuke 6.x Text Editor Upgrade Issues

In the past 2-3 weeks I have been working on upgrading the DotNetNuke Installations on both this website and the IowaComputerGurus website and finally I can say I'm done with the upgrades.  These sites, although not that complex had a number of issues with the upgrades, some of which I have blogged about in the past, and then today a brand new oddity was discovered.  After upgrading the site everything was functional, however the text editors were behaving very unusually.  Clicking "Save" at times would not redirect you back to the page, but content would be saved.  Other times it would redirect you back to the page, but your changes were not saved.  I couldn't find any rhyme or reason behind it, so I started digging.

Looking at the installations I noticed that although DotNetNuke in early releases of 5.x used the Telerik Editor that my site was still using the FckEditor.  The fastest way to validate this is to look at the web.config file and look for the "htmlEditor" node within the "dotnetnuke" section.  My "defaultProvider" was set to "FckHtmlEditorProvider"

To modify it you will see in the web.config that two other providers a "DotNetNuke.RadEditorProvider" and a "TelerikEditorProvider".  I simply updated my "defaultProvider" to be "DOtNetNuke.RadEditorProvider" and now my site functionality is back to normal!

I hope that this quick fix is helpful for someone else if they experience troubles after going through a big DotNetNuke upgrade!

tags: DNN Install/Upgrade, Quick Tips
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