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DotNetNuke® Websites: Problem — Design — Solution by Tracy Wittenkeller

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7.3. Solution

At the most basic level, adding content to a DNN website requires you to insert a module into a content pane, and then add content to the module. DNN offers many different types of core modules that allow you to add different types of content. You are going to be using several core modules as you populate the MBR design website with content. The first module you're going to start with is the module that's used most often for adding content within DNN—the Text/HTML module. But, before we get into the nuts and bolts of the Text/HTML module, you need to learn how to work with modules in a general sense. First, this section covers how to install modules. It then explains how to add modules, configure their settings, move them around your site, and apply different containers to them. Finally, it demonstrates how to use several key core modules that are used on most DNN websites to implement content.

7.3.1. Installing Modules

Before you can use modules with a DNN website, they have to be installed at the Host level. Typically, when you download or buy a DNN module, it is delivered as a single packaged Zip file (commonly referred to as the Private Assembly or PA). The easiest way to install a module is to use the automated install method, which involves uploading the PA. To perform an automated install, use the following easy steps:

  1. Navigate to the Host menu and select Module Definitions, as shown in Figure 7-1. This loads the Module Definitions page where you can see ...

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