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Handlers

This post is the first of a two part series about handlers and modules and is an attempt to offload what I know about handlers to you. Knowing what handlers are and how they work is what separates the savvy from the not-so-savvy when it comes to IIS administration. Although very few modules in the DotNetNuke ecosystem use/rely on handlers, those that do experience a steady stream of support calls along the lines of “hey, XYZ doesn’t work” and it is down to a handler issue. Examples of modules that use handlers are Ultra Video Gallery and Document Exchange. DotNetNuke uses handlers itself as well. So what is a handler? In a nutshell a handler is piece of code that handles a web request. To understand why it’s good to know more about this you need to look closer at http traffic (i.e. the bits and bytes that go back and forth between your browser and the server).

Extending DNN - A Nightmare?

At last year's DNN-Europe event our friend Robrecht Sierra moderated a session that started with the provocant statement DNN sucks. While that turned out into an excellent discussion about the road of DNN and the way we are all getting along with the platform, that statement sometimes simply returns true.

Getting ready

Things are getting where they're supposed to be. While we finish the site please hang around, click your way through the communty and let us know your findings.

This Open Source Thing is Cool. How Can I Help? An op-ed.

I can think of two reasons why you’d be a DNN Platform addict. Either you think it’s an awesome tool to make some money or you think you can make some money using this. I’m kidding. There is a second group. Those that itch to work on something bigger than they would otherwise be able to work on, together with some of the sharpest programming minds on the planet. Obviously I’m not excluding you’re here for both reasons. But the focus of this post is on the second group. Those that have been bitten by the Open Source bug.

Blog Module Reborn

I’m happy to announce a new release of the one and only “official” DNN Blog module. And it’s not just some new tweaks here, some bugfixes there. It’s a complete rewrite of this module. I know. That sounds crazy. And it is. But there were some good reasons to do this. In this blog post I’ll elaborate on those reasons and some of the highlights of the new module.

Permissions, permissions, permissions

This blogpost is about disk permissions and asp.net applications like DotNetNuke. Although there are probably many posts like this I write this because permissions, or more precisely the lack of them, are the root cause of many support requests. And a little knowledge is all that would have been needed to avoid the situation.

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