Contributing to DNNDocs Made Easy (Local Development Environment)
May 24, 2020

In this live stream, we are talking a look at how to make DNN Docs contributions within a local development environment instead of via the browser on GitHub.

Contributing to DNNDocs Made Easy (Improve this Doc)
May 24, 2020

This is a walkthrough of a simple edit to dnndocs.com using the browser only on GitHub. You don't have to be a GitHub or Git experience to help make the DNN Docs better!

Contributing to DNN Platform Made Easy (Simple Pull Request)
May 25, 2020

In this live stream, I was joined by a very special guest, Daniel Valadas. We demonstrated the process for making a simple contribution to DNN Platform. The following links show the ISSUE that was going resolved and the PULL REQUEST that contained the resolution.

Don Gingold: The Case of the Missing Glossary (Part 4)
Jun 22, 2020

Today we focused on enhancing an existing view/template to render not only a list of all the glossary terms, but also the details for a single glossary term. We used some nice Razor logic to check for the existence of a an "id" querystring parameter value and make sure it has a valid data type. From there we rendered a different block of code for the list versus for the details. We capped it off with some basic UX work and now we have a fully functional app with related entities, and much more!

Peter Donker: Building and Debugging DNN Platform On Your Own PC
Jul 06, 2020

In this live stream, I talked DNN build and debugging with Peter Donker. Peter has a fantastic video series on the subject and it is a MUST VIEW for anyone wishing to build and debug DNN within a local development environment. It is also helpful for those wanting to contribute to the open-source project - all are welcome!

9.7.0 RC2 Testing (SVG Site Logo)
Aug 08, 2020

In this episode, I am joined by Daniel Valadas to participate in the DNN Platform 9.7.0 RC2 testing frenzy! We replaced the default site logo with an SVG logo to ensure everything worked as expected. Actually, we tested both methods for uploading the SVG.

9.7.0 RC2 Testing (Clean Install)
Aug 08, 2020

In this episode, I am joined by Will "HisMightiness" Strohl to participate in the DNN Platform 9.7.0 RC2 testing frenzy! We performed a "clean install" and performed a few quick tests to ensure all was in order. We'll report our findings back to the Technology team.

Contributing to DNNDocs Made Easy (Feedback)
Aug 08, 2020

In this live stream, we covered how to make a simple contribution to DNN Docs by providing "Feedback" on a specific page of dnndocs.com.

How To Approach Development With A Design First, Critical UI/UX Mindset
Aug 28, 2020

Today DNN Dave is joined by Aaron Lopez of WOLF X MACHINA (https://wolfxmachina.com/) to talk about how to approach development "the right way". What is "Design First"? Bring critical UI/UX thinking to your development strategy and drastically improve your resulting work products.

Introducing DNN 9.8.0 What You Need To Know - Melting The Iceberg That Almost Sank The Ship
Oct 04, 2020

Today I'll be chatting with Mitchel Sellers (https://www.mitchelsellers.com), the Technology Lead for DNN Platform, about the latest and GREATEST release - DNN Platform 9.8.0. This truly is an epic release and there is much to chat about.

Introduction to a New Command Line Interface for DNN Extension Development: DNN CLI
Oct 04, 2020

This video provides an introduction to a new way to kickstart your custom DNN Platform extension development efforts. This new command-line interface call DNN CLI makes it quick and easy to get started developing custom extensions for this powerful .NET Content Management System (CMS).

Hacktoberfest 2020 - How To Get Started And Make A HUGE Open Source Difference
Oct 06, 2020

Hacktoberfest 2020 is underway and there is no better time than now to support your favorite open source projects. I'll introduce you to this yearly open-source initiative and I'll bring you along for the ride on my first contribution. Oh, and did I mention you'll get an opportunity to pick a limited edition T-shirt for free? Or, maybe you'd like to plant a tree instead? So cool! Get involved and make a difference!

How To Attract Hacktoberfest Participants To Your GitHub Project Repo
Oct 07, 2020

Hacktoberfest 2020 is underway and there is no better time than now to support your favorite open source projects. I'll share a few tips to help you attract participants to your project and to hopefully increase the quality of the resulting contributions. Oh, and did I mention you'll get an opportunity to pick a limited edition T-shirt for free? Or, maybe you'd like to plant a tree instead? So cool! Get involved and make a difference!

DNN Performance Tip: How To Automate Clean Up Of Admin Logs and Shrinking of Database
Nov 01, 2020

Check out this awesome FREE extension called Scheduled SQL Jobs. This extension is provided by Mitchel Sellers and Iowa Computer Gurus and can be found on GitHub (link provided below). This extension is a sure winner for every DNNCMS website in your portfolio!

How To Remove Telerik COMPLETELY from DNN 9.8.0
Nov 12, 2020

In this session, Daniel Valadas and I will walk you through step-by-step on the complete removal of Telerik from DNN Platform 9.8.0. Many of you have been waiting for this ability and it is now possible in DNN Platform 9.8.0.

File Upload Using DropzoneJS in a DNN Module (Part 1 - Live Coding)
Dec 13, 2020

This is the first in a multi-part live-coding session. We'll be building a file upload module from scratch using the DNN SPA module development pattern and DropzoneJS.

"Hello, Hello!" with Aderson Oliveira
Jan 16, 2021

Today we have the privilege and honor to reconnect with a true O.G., the DNN Hero, our DNN Deskpal, the S010 Coder, the one we could always go to for a nice DNN chat and the latest and greatest in DNN news. He’s a teacher to the core, and my good friend, Aderson Oliveira. Hello, hello!

OpenGraph in DNN with Aaron Lopez
Mar 13, 2021

Today we rejoin Aaron Lopez and discuss how to handle OpenGraph meta tags in DNN. OpenGraph tags help to ensure the appropriate title, description, image, etc. are displayed when sharing the page link on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Meet Jeremy Farrance of Accuraty Solutions
May 01, 2021

Today we join Jeremy Farrance of Accuraty Solutions, based in downtown Champaign, Illinois. Jeremy is a fan, integrator, and user of DNN Platform. We discover his history with DNN and get to know him a bit better as a person. We also learn more about his company and its services.

Southern Fried DNN: David Poindexter (DNN Strategy) & Daniel Valadas ("I Like Vanilla!")
Jul 15, 2021

Bringing overall strategic direction for the DNN Platform project and coordination between all leadership teams. As the DNN Platform and DNN Community evolves, new ideas and technologies will surface. These are great and it is essential to have a "gatekeeper" funnel to ensure all parties are in the loop, providing feedback, and are contributing to any proposed changes in direction or special project efforts. Learn more about the exciting special projects underway and on the horizon.