How to install an additional forum module in DotNetNuke

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7. How to install an additional forum module in DotNetNuke

This tutorial assumes that you have already logged into the https://ausweb.com.au/web-hosting/reseller-web-hosting/ admin area

Now let’s learn how to install additional DotNetNuke modules (or extensions)

In this tutorial we’re going to add a Forum module

We have already added a page called Forum for this purpose

1) Let’s select a Forum module from this menu list

2) Enter Forum’s title and specify its location on the page

3) Then click Add

That’s it! The Forum module has been successfully added. Scroll down to view all its options

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to install additional modules (or extensions) in DotNetNuke and configure them to your liking

How to install DotNetNuke on a local computer

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10. How to install DotNetNuke on a local computer

This tutorial assumes that you have already made all the powered by ausweb preparations for a fresh DotNetNuke installation, and once done, opened the default Install page in your browser

Let’s enumerate the 5 basic steps to a clean install. Step 1. Download the .zip file from dotnetnuke.com

Step 2. Create the database and SQL Server login

Step 3. Create the website folder and unzip the downloaded .zip file

Step 4. Create virtual directory in IIS and set up the necessary permissions

Step 5. Run the DNN Install wizard in your browser

Let’s leave Typical Installation Method checked

1) Click Next to proceed

Checking File Permissions page allows to test that this DNN installation can successfully create and delete folders and files

2) Click Test Permissions option to check

The test has been successful as you can see it here

3) Click Next to proceed

At this step we’re going to configure the database settings depending upon the database type

4) Check SQL Database option

5) Enter the Name or IP Address of the computer where the Database is located

6) Then enter the Database name

If Integrated Security is checked it means that you will be using your Windows account to access SQL Server

7) Uncheck it to use UserID and Password combination to access the Database

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8) Enter UserID for the Database

9) Then enter Password for the Database

10) Leave Run as db Owner checked if you’re running the database as Database Owner

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11) When ready click Test Database Connection

The test has been successful as you can see it here

12) Click Next to proceed

On Run Database Installation Scripts page we shall wait till the Installation of Database is Complete

13) Click Next to proceed

Now let’s configure Host User Account

14) Enter and confirm Host User password here

15) Specify valid e-mail address here

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16) Let’s specify SMTP server

17) Make sure Authentication is Anonymous

18) Then click Test SMTP Settings

The test has been successful as you can see it here

19) Click Next to proceed

On the Portal Title page let’s configure Portal Administrator settings and Portal Properties

20) Enter and confirm Admin User password here

21) Specify valid e-mail address for Admin User

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22) Enter a title for the portal in the Portal Title box

23) Click Next to proceed

That’s it! We’re done! We have successfully installed DotNetNuke portal on our local computer

24) Click Finished (Goto Site) to open the newly installed portal

Here it is! Let’s login as Host User to view the new DNN portal functionalities

25) Enter Host User Name here

26) Then enter Host User Password

27) Then click Login

Success! We’re now logged into DotNetNuke admin area and can start deploying new interactive portals

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to get ready for DotNetNuke installation on a local computer and run DNN Installation Wizard in a browser. Remember to configure site and database settings properly and test them before proceeding

How to login to DotNetNuke

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11. How to login to DotNetNuke

This tutorial assumes that you have already installed DotNetNuke framework and opened the front page of the application

Now let’s learn how to login to our DotNetNuke application

1) Click Login

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2) Type in your DNN User Name

3) Then enter your DNN Password

4) Click Login

That’s it! We’ve just successfully logged in…now let’s see how to log out

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5) To log out of the application click Logout here

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to log in and log out from the DotNetNuke application. Remember to use secure and strong passwords for your online portals

How to add a new page in DotNetNuke

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3. How to add a new page in DotNetNuke

This tutorial assumes that you have already logged into the https://ausweb.com.au/ admin area

Now let’s learn how to add a new page and configure its settings

1) Click Add in the Page Functions area

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Let’s fill in the required basic settings of our new page

If you need help or hint, click the ? sign next to the title

To close the hint click ? sign again

Let’s start filling in our basic settings

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2) Specify the page order in the menu

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3) Check View Page permissions for All Users

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4) When ready click Update

Success! The new page Our Contacts has been added

5) You may always change the page settings by clicking here

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6) Since we’re not going to edit anything right now, click Cancel

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7) You may edit page Text by clicking the icon here…

8) …or access the page Settings by clicking here

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to add a new page in DotNetNuke and manage its basic settings

How to use the DotNetNuke File Manager

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14. How to use the DotNetNuke File Manager

Now let’s learn how to use https://ausweb.com.au/web-hosting/cpanel-web-hosting/ built-in File Manager

The File Manager is used to administer existing files or upload new files from your local computer to the website

This tutorial assumes that you have already logged into the DotNetNuke admin area

1) Scroll over Admin

2) Then click File Manager

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This is the built-in File Manager, and it is here where you can upload files to your website, delete them, change their permissions, create new folders, and many other functions

3) Let’s navigate inside Portal Root folder here

Let’s see what main operations with files can be performed through this File Manager

4) To create a new folder let’s type its name here

5) Then click Add Folder

Success! The new folder has just been created

Now let’s see how to copy files to the chosen location… scroll right

6) Select the file by checking this box

7) Then click Copy Files option

8) Select the destination folder

9) Click OK to confirm the files copying

That’s it! The selected file has been successfully copied to the destination folder

10) Now let’s see how to upload a file to our website…click Upload option

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11) Click Choose File to locate the file we’re going to upload

12) Select the necessary file and click Open

13) Then click Upload File

Here is the file that we’ve just uploaded…now let’s see how to delete the file from our website

14) Select the file by checking this box

15) Then click Delete Files

16) Click OK to confirm the removal

The selected file has been successfully removed

Now let’s try to set permissions for the selected Test Folder…scroll down

Here you can assign View and Write permissions for different user roles

17) Let’s allow full access for Registered Users

18) Click Update when done

This is the end of the tutorial. You should now be more familiar with using DNN File Manager to upload/copy files, create new folders, and set their permissions