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DNN Details 003: Editing DNN Emails, Privacy/Terms, and UI Labels

For people new to DNN, the Languages feature can unintentionally hide a lot of useful things you can customize in your DNN site. This often results in common questions like:

  • How do I edit the registration emails DNN sends?
  • Can I change the word "Site" to "Intranet" in a bunch of places in the PersonaBar?
  • Is it possible to customize my site's Terms and Conditions?

Activating and Configuring Database Mail in MS SQL Server Express Edition

Do you know Database Mail? Those who administer an MS SQL Server apart from the Express Edition might know it, and there is a nice interface in configuring it in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). But this interface is missing in the Express Edition. The reason for that is that the SQL Server Agent Services are not present in this edition, which does not let us configure maintainence tasks or Database Mail.
These services use the MSDB database, and this database is installed as one of the system databases, even in SQL Server Express Edition. With a few SQL statements we can activate and configure Database Mail, and make use of this feature.

Strategy: DNN Platform Issue Management, Milestones and Roadmap

DNN 9.7.0 was slated as the next big release on our roadmap.  Plans included a new Resource Manager for managing digital assets.  While we were still working on the new Resource Manager and marching towards the 9.7.0 release, we received a nice mix of bug fixes and new features as pull requests.  And since we were aiming for a minor release, we did not separate bug fixes from new features. 

DNN Global 2020 Another Way to Connect

Here we are (I'm lower-left) gathering to take the DNN Summit group picture. When can we get together again? I’m pleased to see a new effort underway (as I am with any effort, frankly) to bring people together to present, share and discuss our favorite website building platform, DNN. 

G2: DNN is high performer

The CMS 2020 report of G2 is out! And DNN Platform is ranking as a high performer!

Last couple of months I have been bugging y'all to vote for DNN on the G2 website. I explained G2 how the versions are different and they went along with that. And now...it paid off!  

Hotcakes Commerce 03.03.00 Release Marks a Major Milestone

If you've been watching the journey of Hotcakes Commerce over the years at all, you know that it has a very interesting past.  It began as a different platform altogether. It became a wildly successful commercial e-commerce solution that consistently was in the top 3 products in the DNN Store.  It then became an open-source e-commerce platform, making it freely available to the world.  This is the solution you're reading about and know about today.  

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