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Southern Fried DNN User Group Meeting - May '21 - DNN Development - Liquid Content Components

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In today's Southern Fried DNN User Group Meeting:

Peter Donker presents "DNN Development" - In this segment, Peter Donker will make the case that developing for the DNN Platform has a rich history and is as exciting today as it was back in 2003.

Alessandra Davies presents "Evoq Liquid Content Components" with a quick overview of Liquid Content Components - Content Types, Content Items, and Visualizers Templates.


About the Speakers:

Peter Donker

Peter Donker may be one of the busiest members of the DNN Community: Not only is he the developer of the Document Management Exchange popular module on the DNN Store and the coordinator of the most downloaded extension on the Forge (DNN Blog), he is also the head of the DNN Development Advisory Group and is a frequent contributor to the platform.


Alessandra Davies

Alessandra Davies has a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design through the Fine Arts School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She started working with DNN in 2007 while living in England and continued doing so in the US. Front-end development and design of themes, as well as content, are her strength.

Alessandra provided comprehensive training to the City of Las Vegas' IT Team that included DNN Theming and Evoq Administration, emphasizing Liquid Content. She was also an instructor on DNN Evoq admin and Liquid Content Intro on DNN Summit 2019 training day. In 2021, she presented a session on DNN Summit 2021. DNN Diva, CSS Queen, and other self-proclaimed titles to envy any dragon queen out there are well deserved.

DNN BUZZ - Meeting Links and topics this month:

  • https://managed.com/
    A shout-out to our sponsors, website hosts and friends at Managed.com!
  • https://github.com/dnnsoftware/Dnn.Platform/releases
    A direct link to the latest version of DNN Community edition for download!
  • https://dnncommunity.org/
    The DNNCommunity website is the home for the community ecosystem of DNN!
  • https://openhelp.slack.com/
    If you're interested in realtime chat and conversation for tips and help, the Slack location is a great hangout!
  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/dnnconnect
    Of course the SouthernFriedDNN User Group is the best group ever on this side of the pond, but we all know that DNNConnect is the athority DNN source for help, info, teaching and camaradarie outside the States!
  • github.com/UpendoVentures/Dnn.RestartApp#readme
    We gave a brief mention of the new release from Will Strohl for the DNN Restart App: Allows a scheduled job to run that automatically restarts the application for your DNN website to clear cache and reload the site. This helps prevent issues on sites that don't recycle.
  • https://www.dnnsummit.org/
    We were proud to announce that DNNSummit 2022 will be held as a hybrid conference in Las Vegas Feb 9,10 2022. It will be a hybrid conference, both fully online with Hopin and on location at the MGM Grand for social in-person events. Check back with the website regularly as we will have more updates soon!


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DNN Development - Peter Donker

Developing for the DNN Platform. Is this something that you should invest time and energy in? Is it now akin to developing in Cobol? Or is it new and exciting? In this segment, Peter Donker will make the case that developing for the DNN Platform has a rich history and is as exciting today as it was back in 2003.

  • Peter joined today to give us an idea of DNN Extenstion Development past and present. Things have really changed, from the underlying technology to the development method, the market and the DNN organization have all gone towards a change in the DNN ecosysstem today to the one back in 2003. And all of that change is for the better! Peter gave an overvew of the starting history through to today.
  • One of the topics that Peter gave a good overview for is the relationship that ovder time has moved from DNN Corp and Evoq vs Community edition from the early DNN Corp days through to today's environment with ESW and Evoq with the switch to having the DNN Community driving updates, improvements and changes in the opensource community approach for DNN ongoing development. It was both a good overview of the starting point and history as well as an update to explain the current status quo.


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DNN Liquid Content Components - Alesandra Davies

A quick overview of Liquid Content Components - Content Types, Content Items, and Visualizers Templates - showing live examples, using Visualizer Templates Placeholders and Filters with HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap to achieve a completely different content look and functionality (such as sliders, grid lists, and detail, etc.) all using with the same Content Type and entered data.

  • Alesandra presented in an excited, colorful way about her love of structured content and specifically working with in Evoq's Liquid Content. In this quick version of the presentation she gave for DNN Summit 2021 back in Feburary during the conference.
  • https://www.shopify.com/partners/shopify-cheat-sheet
    Shopify Cheat Sheet — A resource for building Shopify Themes with Liquid
    This cheat sheet is an interactive reference for the Liquid templating language that will help you build ecommerce templates on Shopify. BUT it turns out that is very close to what the current Liquid Content code still looks like, so these tips can really help! (caution though! not all still work as the Evoq version is a limited or modified version of it)
  • http://www.dnnsoftware.com/docs/api/examples/examples-structured-content-apis.html
    Examples: Liquid Content APIs
  • http://www.builtwithdnn.com
    Explore What’s Possible with Liquid Content
  • https://www.dnnsoftware.com/cms-features/liquid-content
    Liquid Content features and descriptions from the Evoq website
  • http://dotliquidmarkup.org
    Welcome to DotLiquid, a safe templating system for .net. The DotLiquid resources are good help too for the Liquid Content templates and coding
  • https://dnntracker.atlassian.net/browse/DNN-10405
    A reminder too, that this location for Liquid Content may not be the ending... DNNTracker [DNN-10405] is a ticket discussing a the Move of Liquid Content from Microservice to the Community Platform


Watch the Southern Fried DNN User Group May 2021 Meeting:


Southern Fried DNN User Group
The Southern Fried DNN User Group is YOUR user group for the DNN Community!

Southern Fried (SoFri) meets monthly to covers DNN topics from the DNN community. Join us for roundtable discussions, speakers and presentations from development and technology to Module vendors and new ideas!

SoFri meets the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM Eastern



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