Chapter 3. Set It and Forget It: Default Portal Settings

In This Chapter

  • Adapting DNN to your environment

  • Setting global preferences for new portals

  • Installing modules and assigning them to portals

  • Lighting up a new portal (or two, or three)

This chapter shows you how to configure the default settings that apply to all new portals (Web sites) you create in your DNN installation, how to install modules to DNN, and how to control which of your Web sites have access to those modules. Finally, this chapter demonstrates how to create one, two, or more Web sites.

In the first section of this chapter, we show you how to configure the default settings that apply to all new portals (Web sites) you create with this DNN installation. To make it simple to create new Web sites, DNN lets you set a number of default settings in advance so that when you do create a new Web site, you don't need to redo each setting every time. These settings relate to things like hosting space allocation, e-mail, design, the type of files that can be uploaded, and more. These settings can later be changed on an individual Web site, if, for instance, you want to give one Web site additional hosting space. See Chapter 4 for more on this or Chapter 10 to discover more about the Site Log setting.

Also in this chapter, we show you how to install modules. DNN comes with a number of available modules that must be installed. In addition, there are many free and commercial modules out in the DNN community that you may want to install ...

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