Website Blog Features & Installation with DotNetNuke(DNN)

Any webmaster would love to publish a blog on their website without any technical help. For help such blog owners, there comes a new technology called DotNetNuke. Also called as DNN, it is one of the best Content Management Systems (CMS) based on Microsoft .Net.

A good website always has a good blog behind its success. A website based on DNN blog module is usually steered by the News Articles (NA) module suite. Nevertheless the term “News Articles” is quite misleading as a number of DNN blog modules are fully fledged publishing systems which can handle more than just news updates.

DNN Blog

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Blogging Features of DotNetNuke:

The DNN blog module comes with a host of important features. These include categorization, sub-categorization as well as workflow capabilities. The DNN blog module also offers different social media tools such as commenting, rating, content syndication, etc. It can serve as a powerful tool to increase your blog exposure.

DNN is based on ASP.Net framework. As you master its capabilities, you will gain cognizance about how it works and also utilize the best of this technology. One of the major benefits you can avail of, with a DNN blog, is that you can use HTML layout templates along with a rich set of tokens. When it comes to functionality and layout of the blog, users can experience greater flexibility. All this doesn’t require much technical knowledge and users will not be required to go through the source code of the module.

Installation of DNN Blogging:

The installation process of DotNetNuke blog is quite simple and easy. With an intuitive interface, it becomes self-explanatory. Apart from guaranteeing flexibility, it offers a number of other features such as SEO-friendly URLs, Pingbacks, Sitemaps, and RSS feeds. For text editing, it lets you choose between DNN editor and About editor.

Another advantage offered by the DNN blog module is that it incorporates the skin of your website automatically. It is not like other blogs that try to be like an independent website and are tough to customize. With DNN, all your worries are at bay.

The social media features of the blog help you gain the most of the online audience.

DNN also allows you to enter tags to contribute to your SEO efforts along with enabling you to turn comments on and off (this feature allows you to approve comments on your blog before they are displayed). You can also close comments if you wish to.

The right hand side of the blog can be adorned with plugins. Plugins provided by DNN include tag cloud,categories, etc and also make things flexible for users. One of the best features this novel module offers is ability to import blog module content.

The only drawback, when it comes to DNN, is the user interface for the settings. These settings pop up in a new window while you are editing, post settings or blog module settings. This is quite frustrating owing to the size of the new window. It can neither be moved nor does it allow you to view the background screen.

Simply put, the DNN blog serves as a superb platform for bloggers with loads of functionality and customization options. Anyone who has worked with WordPress or Joomla will find this tool super easy.

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Potenza Global Solutions is leading rapid application development company based in India, providing a complete software development solution.

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