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  • DNN and Content Management System questions
    • What is content management system(CMS)?
    • A content management system (CMS) supports the creation, management, distribution, publishing, and discovery of corporate information.

      It covers the complete life cycle of the pages on your site, from providing simple tools to create the content, through to publishing, and finally to archiving.

      It also provides the ability to manage the structure of the site, the appearance of the published pages, and the navigation provided to the users.

      Note that we are focusing on the most common use of a CMS: to manage web content. In some circles, these systems are therefore called web management systems (WMS).

      Content management systems can be much broader than this, but we won’t touch upon these aspects until later.

    • What is business benefits of implementing a CMS?

      The following are the business benefits of implementing a CMS-
      • streamlined authoring process
      • faster turnaround time for new pages and changes
      • greater consistency
      • improved site navigation
      • increased site flexibility
      • support for decentralised authoring
      • increased security
      • reduced duplication of information
      • greater capacity for growth
      • reduced site maintenance costs

      Beyond these, the greatest benefit the CMS can provide is to support your business goals and strategies.

      For example, the CMS can help to improve sales, increase user satisfaction, or assist in communicating with the public.

    • My question goes like this?
    • No really, it goes like that!

  • DNN frequently asked question
    • What is Dotnetnuke?
    • DotNetNuke is an open-source Web Application Framework ideal for creating and deploying projects such as commercial websites, corporate intranets and extranets, online publishing portals, and custom vertical applications.

      DotNetNuke is provided as open-source software, licensed under a BSD agreement. In general, this license grants the general public permission to obtain the software free-of-charge. It also allows individuals to do whatever they wish with the application framework, both commercially and non-commercially, with the simple requirement of giving credit back to the DotNetNuke project community.

      DotNetNuke is built on a Microsoft ASP.NET (VB.NET) platform, and is easily installed and hosted. With a growing community of over 200,000 users, and a dedicated base of programming professionals, support for DotNetNuke is always close at hand.

    • Do I need to have programming skills to use DotNetNuke?
    • No,DotNetNuke's overall design and features allow those with only basic computer skills to create dynamic and fully interactive data-driven web or intranet sites. After simply logging in to a DotNetNuke web site, a person with no programming skill can piece together their own web site. They could create new pages of content using pre-built content types (modules) like announcements, discussions, events, FAQs, feedback forms, and images. They could create membership roles, send bulk emails, and define secure sections for registered site users only. They can even set up banner advertising, customize the site’s appearance, and submit the site to search engines.

    • How do I install the Reporting Services Visualizer?
    • Download and install the Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2005. Locate the Microsoft.ReportViewer.Common.dll and Microsoft.ReportViewer.WebForms.dll in the %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\Binn\VSShell\ReportViewer folder and upload them to the Bin folder of your DNN Installation. Finally, install the Reporting Services Visualizer package (found in DesktopModule/Reports/Install/Visualizers) using the Manage Add-Ins page of the Reports Module

    • What kind of Parameters are supported?
    • The Reports Module supports four parameters, which are automatically available: @UserID, @ModuleID, @TabID, @PortalID. These are replaced by the ID of the active User, Module, Tab or Portal respectively. The current version does NOT support input fields for parameters but this is a planned enhancement.