DotNetNuke tutorials, tips and tricks

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Open Web Studio (OWS) Video Tutorials Parts 1 to 6 Complete

Over the past 6 months we have been running a series of episodes on the DotNetNuke Open Web Studio Module which is available as a free download from

The series is now complete with episodes 1 to 6 available to download as video tutorials.These tutorials aim to introduce the beginner to Open Web Studio and demonstrate how to create a functional web application with little or no coding experience required.

The Series

This series takes the viewer through six episodes, where at the end the viewer will have a fully functional Technical Knowledge Base application.

Open Web Studio is a free robust tool for building data bound forms, modules, utilities and more.

Major Framework Features of Open Web Studio:
  • Zero Footprint
  • Browser based IDE environment
  • Rapid change maintenance
  • Universal Data Binding
  • Rich Debugging
  • Supports AJAX, JSON, REST
  • Create distributable OWS applications for DNN, Sharepoint, .Net applications
The Episodes can be viewed here:

Part 1 - Getting Started, An Introduction to R2i Open Web Studio

Part 2 - Building Module Interfaces

Part 3 - The User Search Interface

Part 4 - Personalization, Text Editor, Logging and Reporting

Part 5 - Debugging, Enhanced Reporting, Importing Records and Scheduling

Part 6 - Making It Cool - Creating A Mashup


Wednesday, September 02, 2009

DoNetNuke 5 Quick Start Guides, 10 Free Videos

In the latest issue 48 of DNN Creative Magazine we have included some Free Videos to help you get started using DotNetNuke 5.

DotNetNuke 5 Quick Start Guide - Free
(6 videos - 59mins)

The videos contain:

  • Video 1 - Introduction, Configuring and Securing Admin and Host User Accounts
  • Video 2 - Introduction to Admin Functions, How to Add a Module to the Page
  • Video 3 - How to Add a Text / HTML Module to the Page
  • Video 4 - How to Install and Configure the Links Module
  • Video 5 - How to Use Containers and Skins in DotNetNuke
  • Video 6 - Logo, How to Create Pages and Move Modules

How to install a Core Module in DotNetNuke 5 - Free
(1 video - 3mins)

  • Demonstration of core modules location in previous versions of DotNetNuke
  • DotNetNuke 5 extensions
  • How to install available extensions
  • How to install multiple DotNetNuke core modules at the same time

How to install a module in DotNetNuke 5 - Free
(1 video - 11mins)

  • How to download the free digFlash module
  • Module Definitions - Install Module
  • Extensions - Install Extension Wizard
  • How to Install a Module using the Extension Wizard
  • How to auto install a module using FTP
  • How to upload the module install zip file to your DotNetNuke installation
  • How to initiate installation of the module

How to install a skin in DotNetNuke 5 - Free
(2 videos - 18mins)

Video 1 - How to Install a Skin in DotNetNuke 5

  • How to download the free DNN Blue and DNN Grey skins
  • How to view the contents of a skin installation zip file
  • The differences when installing a skin using the admin or host menus
  • How to install a skin to a single DotNetNuke portal
  • Install options when installing a legacy skin (DNN v4 skin)
  • How to install a skin to all DotNetNuke portals

Video 2 - How to Test a Skin, How to Auto Install a Skin

  • How to test a skin on a single page
  • How to apply a skin installed to the portal
  • How to apply a skin installed to all portals
  • How to auto install a skin using FTP
  • How to initiate installation of the DotNetNuke skin

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