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It has been two years since I moved from Denver, CO to San Mateo California to work for DotNetNuke Corporation, (3/1/2010) and I am finally headed back to Colorado! This time I am not staying permanently, though I know very much that I will be tempted to.
I’ll be presenting at the Denver DotNetNuke User’s Group meeting on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012, at 6pm, here is the pertinent info. This is their first meeting since March 2010, though it should be the first of many to come.
Date: 3/21/2012 6pm Location: Wellington E. Webb Building. 201 W. Colfax ave. Denver Co 80202 (Conference Room 1.D.1, enter on the Court street side of the building)
Topic: An Introduction to DotNetNuke 6.2 and Using the Journal API Description: With the forthcoming release of DotNetNuke 6.2 there are a number of changes coming to the platform. Chris will present an overview of some of these changes in the first half of this session, then will spend the latter half of the presentation showing you how your own custom modules and extensions can implement the new Journal API to create a Facebook like effect within your DotNetNuke web site.
Details at http://denver.dnnug.com/news/itemId/44/Jump-start-Denver-DNN-user-group.aspx
I’ll have plenty of DotNetNuke Swag at the meeting to give away, but you need to be there in order to get it!
After the meeting: I’m actually in town all week for DotNetNuke Training for a customer. I am going to stay around through the weekend, if anyone wants to get some snowboarding in let me know! I haven’t hit the slopes since I left Colorado in 2010 and am ready to get back out there.
If you follow me on twitter (@christoc) or read my personal blog, facebook, or google+ you likely have seen that I am riding for 100 miles on a bicycle charity in June of this year. If you didn’t know that, check out the Philanthropy page on ChrisHammond.com.
As part of my fund raising efforts for the event I decided to try and use my website a bit more to see if I could raise some additional funds. The website gets a decent amount of search referrals to the site on a daily basis (it should, I’ve been blogging there since July 2004 so it has almost 2600 posts). I had a couple of ways I wanted to utilize the website, the first was as a way to keep track of my fundraising efforts.
For the March meeting of the Bay Area DotNetNuke User’s Group (3/6/12)at the DotNetNuke World Headquarters Adam Humphrey from Adammer LLC will be presenting “Pushing Pixels in the DotNetNuke Ecosystem Principles of DotNetNuke Skin Design”
You must RSVP via Meetup.com
A quick blog post as we near the final day of Movember 2011.
Thank to all of you who have taken the time to grow your fine Mo's (mustaches) for the past 30 days. Also thank you to those of you who started your mo's but caved to the weight that carrying a Mo brings, your efforts are still appreciated!
Do you work for one of our many DotNetNuke Partners? Are you already thinking about participating in Movember? Have I got a challenge for you.
Form a team for your company, you can do so via Movember.com, and then join the DotNetNuke Network! The partner that raises the most money for Movember
Dear DotNetNuke Community,
Movember is coming up, and I am getting the DotNetNuke Team going again this year. For those of you who weren’t with the company last year Movember is this. You start with a clean shaven face on November 1st, and grow a mustache (not a beard, not a goatee) for the ENTIRE month, to raise awareness (and money) for cancers that effect men, primarily prostate cancer.
With all of the changes to DotNetNuke 6, a lot can be lost in the fact that you actually maintain the content of your website, and while the maintenance UI has changed, the content that you present is still up to you. A CMS can only do so much for displaying you content, if you want to do some fancy things, branch out of your standard HTML.
I recently wanted to do a couple of things for my car website (yes, I’m a car guy, so it is easy to use the website for examples).
I could have done this in any number of ways, but I chose to implement some simple jQuery for each, below I will show you how.
First things first, the website uses my free DotNetNuke skin, MultiFunction, available via Codeplex. I have some example documentation on how to customize the CSS for the skin to make your site unique, feel free to check out the Documentation page for those examples.
Have you ever had the need to blog a range of IP Addresses from accessing your website? Or perhaps, setup a website that is only accessible to a specific range of IP Addresses? DotNetNuke Request Filters are a great tool for getting such functionality configured, all configurable within your browser, without needing access to the settings in IIS.
Before configuring the request filters, I’ll throw out an example of why you might do this. If your website has a forum, or other community type interface, you have likely experienced spammers trying to take advantage of these features. Sometimes these spammers come from a specific IP Address, or even a specific range of ip addresses. If that is the case, you may want to turn off your website for those IP Addresses.
A word of warning, the instructions below are very powerful, if you aren’t careful, you could bring your website down. Read through the instructions before attempting to configure your website’s request filters.
Here are the steps to configure request filtering for an IP Address, essentially making the website ONLY accessible to a person browsing from a computer using the defined IP address. All other addresses will redirect to DotNetNuke.com. (these instructions assume you are running on DotNetNuke 6+