Building Websites with DotNetNuke 5

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This book will give you the skills to create and manage DotNetNuke websites as quickly as possible. You will:

  • Install and configure DotNetNuke
  • Master the standard modules
  • Understand the core architecture of DotNetNuke
  • Explore the inner workings of DotNetNuke modules
  • Use code provided in VB.NET or C# using Visual Studio 2010
  • Learn module development using Silverlight and Linq to SQL
  • Learn to create portal templates and set up multiple portals

DotNetNuke is an open source Content Management System and web application framework. It has taken the Microsoft world by storm and now at version 5, its community has grown to over 200,000 users. Revised and updated for DotNetNuke 5, this renowned book is your indispensable guide to creating content-rich websites with DotNetNuke, as quickly as possible.

With this book in hand, you will be able to get your DotNetNuke website up and running. Concisely written and with clear explanations, this book covers installation, administration, deployment, site creation and all of the basic built-in DotNetNuke modules. For developers, it also covers the core architecture and custom modules, including module development using Linq to SQL and Silverlight, to give you the skills to customize and extend your site.

The book starts off by giving you a deep understanding of working with basic DotNetNuke sites, guiding you through the features and giving you the confidence to create and manage your site. After that, you will journey to the heart of DotNetNuke, and learn about its core architecture. Always concise, relevant and practical, you will find out what makes DotNetNuke tick, and from there, you will be ready to customize DotNetNuke. Developers will enjoy the detailed walk-through of creating new custom modules. Special emphasis is given to using Linq to SQL and Silverlight to invigorate your module development.

You will master all of this as you leap into the development of a DotNetNuke 5 site!

  • Create and manage your own website with DotNetNuke 5
  • Customize and enhance your site with custom modules
  • Code provided in VB.NET and C# using Visual Studio 2010
  • Covers module development using Silverlight and Linq to SQL
  • Complete coverage of setup, administration, and development
Page Count 336
Course Length 10 hours 4 minutes
ISBN 9781847199928
Date Of Publication 7 Apr 2010


Ian lackey

Ian Lackey worked as a systems engineer for a St. Louis-based ISP from 1999 to 2002. At that time, he began developing web applications using ASP and migrated to ASP.NET shortly before the 2.0 release. Ian now works as a full-time programmer analyst II for Washington University in St. Louis Medical School - Department of Pediatrics. He also runs a small business, DigitalSnap Inc. that provides complete DotNetNuke solutions as well as individual modules (
Currently Ian is involved in community-driven areas such as the OpenLight Group, which manages open source projects including several DotNetNuke modules and many Silverlight-based applications. He will also be speaking at the St. Louis .NET user group meetings this year.
Ian currently lives in a small town in Illinois, just East of St. Louis, with his wife Julie and two daughters, Britney and Brooklynn.

Michael Washington

Michael Washington is a Website developer and an ASP.NET, C#, and Visual Basic programmer. He is a DotNetNuke Core member and has been involved with DotNetNuke for over 3 years. He is the author of numerous DotNetNuke modules and tutorials. He is one of the founding members of the Southern California DotNetNuke Users group. He has a son, Zachary and resides in Los Angeles with his wife Valerie.