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Update old custom skin to DNN 9 compatible

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    Hi there,

    I recently updates a few of my DNN sites from 7.4.2 to 9.1.1. But now I cannot delete any modules on these sites. I contact my hosting company about that and they mentioned that my themes are not fully compatible with DNN 9.x. I created those themes (skins) myself, but I have no idea how to make them compatible with 9. I don't know what I should do, and I cannot find any information about that. Please help. 

    Thanks in advance.

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      Are you seeing any errors?

      Check the developer console for javascript errors.

      Generally, the changes are to remove a few items from the skin's .ascx files.

      My memory is that you should removed references to ActionButtons in the skin files. If you see any errors in the (Event) Log, that should give you a pointer to other things to remove.
      Joe Craig
      DNN MVP
      Patapsco Research Group

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        You should make sure
        1. Your skin uses an HTML 5 doctype
        2. It uses DIVs for the Content Panes and not TDs
        3. You should remove all references to SolPart Menu from skin and container ASCX files.
        4. Remove all your ACTIONBUTTONs from your containers.


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          I had a recent issue with a well made commercial skin that was calling Locales by an older method.
          <% if Localization.GetEnabledLocales().Count > 1 Then %> <% End If %>

          Probably not your issue but may help others.  :)

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