Rapid Module Development

Over the last months I developed a lot of DNN modules and in this blog I will show you how I do that. I’ll show you some of my tools I’m using and what helps me to do my work in a timely manner.

Torsten Weggen: About me

Profile ImageSince my nomination as a DNN MVP late last year I feel the need to introduce myself a little bit more to the community. In fact, this nomination was a big surprise for me and I don’t know how to fulfil the expectations at the moment. Times are extremely busy and I suspect that I am not able to act as an MVP in the way I want to, especially in the next 3 or 4 month. The reason for this is a big DNN project, more on this later!

DNN Europe module template for client programming


DNN Europe LogoThis year on the DNN Europe meeting in Banyoles, Spain, myself and some guys from the german section talked about the new client site programming paradigm and that it would be nice to have a module template specifically for this approach. And so I build a template that creates a module which has all the features that are needed to build a modern DNN module including DAL2 and using client site technics like jquery and Knockout.

Migrate Joomla to DNN from a SEO perspective

joomla-seoRecently I had to migrate an old Joomla website to DNN. Because there are not so many pages inside, I decided to convert the pages manually and everything was fine. But what should I do with all the links to the old Joomla website out there in the wild ? The site is running for nearly 8 years now and there are a lot of links. Forgetting about that and loosing all the page ranks is a no go for this website. Fortunately I found an easy solution for this !


Single Sign-on (SSO) and Modulesharing in DotNetNuke CE 06.01.00 and above

SSOOne problem that is facing you from time to time as a dotnetnuke professional is the burning desire of customers to have a single sign-on solution for their multi-portal system. Often they have different portals for their company departments or separate intranet and internet portals or some other multiportal needs. But none of these customers understand the necessity of logging seperatly into every single portal! And for the system administrators it is a nightmare to keep all these user accounts in sync!  A lot of commercial and open source modules and providers helped to solve this problem in the past.

Another annoyance is the impossibility to share content between portals. Think of  a desktop browser website and his mobile companion (realized as two portals). If you write an article in the desktop portal and you want to show this special article on the mobile portal too, what did you have to do ? Yes, copy and paste! Possible, but not very elegant!

Since Version 6.1  of DotNetNuke  there is a solution for this in the Proffessional Version (PE). Unfortunately this is supposed to be not included in the community edition of DNN.  But you should know that the functionality is implemented in the core and only the administration module is lacking in the CE version! So you are able to use this, even in  CE, with minimal changes directly in the database. This blog shows you how to do so!



Torsten WeggenMy name is Torsten Weggen and I am CEO of indisoftware GmbH in Hanover, Germany. I'm into DNN since 2008. Before this, I did a lot of desktop stuff mainly coded with Visual Foxpro (see http://www.auktionsbuddy.de). 

I'm programmer, husband, father + born in 1965.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

Latest Posts

Sending advanced emails
10/18/2010 10:33 AM | Torsten Weggen
Flexible module design with templates
10/16/2010 12:43 PM | Torsten Weggen
Changing the module title / hiding the module
10/14/2010 3:42 PM | Torsten Weggen
Syntax Highlighting with Live Writer
10/14/2010 2:30 PM | Torsten Weggen
Creating multilanguage enabled modules
5/17/2010 3:37 PM | Torsten Weggen

My Twitter

Torsten Weggen 3/1/2018

Yeah! Booked my journey to #DNNConnect2018 ! Will be great to meet old friends again and have some Guiness together! #DNNCMS rulez !

Torsten Weggen 2/17/2018

Yess! My first commercial hybrid mobile App build with #ionic + #Angular and connected with #DNNCMS is online now https://t.co/61nDXYXu14

Torsten Weggen 1/13/2018

@TChailland Hi Thomas - no problem! Have a nice vacation and let me know when you're back.