Chapter 13. Ten Free (Or Really Cheap) Modules You Shouldn't Pass Up

In This Chapter

  • GoMap

  • GoogleSearch

  • MMLinks

  • Daily Comic

  • Multi Page Content

  • TemplatePrint skin object

  • Weather

  • Child Links

  • YAP Email Manager 1.03

  • Power Downloads

The open-source community tends to breed a devoted and charitable culture. As a DNN user, you benefit from the large number of highly skilled people who willingly share their modules and other resources for free, for a small donation, or for a nominal fee. The modules covered in this chapter represent only a drop in the ocean of the many freebies waiting out there, so get on the Internet and start hunting!

We don't want to rain on this free parade, but here are just a few words of warning: Free modules are wonderful gifts from generous people, but they don't come with a guarantee. If a free module doesn't work the way you expect it to, don't complain too loudly! The best thing to do is to visit the Web site where you acquired the module and see if there is a support forum or information on how to manage the problem. If not, contact the developer and, after thanking them repeatedly for their kindness, let them know the problem. You will usually find people that are very willing to help you.

You can even step up and get involved by testing the module or by offering suggestions on good features for the next version. Remember, it's your community: The more you give, the more you get.

To get you started, check out the Web site of DNN Core Team member Cathal Connolly at www.cathal.co.uk/Default.aspx?tabid=80 ...

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