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Professional DNN7: Open Source .NET CMS Platform by Ralph Williams, Jr., Scott Willhite, Erik van Ballegoij, Will Strohl, Dennis Shiao, Mitchel Sellers, Nathan Rover, Ashish Prasad, Clinton Bland, Chris Paterra, Charles Nurse, Israel Martinez, Peter Donker, Cathal Connolly, Bruce Chapman, Shaun Walker

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INTRODUCTION

DNN7 is an open source CMS platform developed using Microsoft's ASP.NET technology. It can be used by end users and administrators as an advanced content management system for the creation and management of dynamic web sites. It can also be used by software developers as a platform for building sophisticated ASP.NET web applications.

WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR

This book is suitable for all audiences. It contains content for end users and administrators who are interested in learning how to utilize the software to create and maintain advanced websites. It also contains technical content for software developers and web designers who want to build custom extensions or skins for the platform.

WHAT THIS BOOK COVERS

This book is focused on the functionality that is present in the DNN7 product editions. Users of earlier product editions may also find this book useful, as many concepts and features that existed in previous versions have remained consistent over time. This book also includes a complete history of the open source project and business model, as well as dedicated coverage of the features and functionality of the commercial Evoq solutions.

HOW THIS BOOK IS STRUCTURED

This book is logically divided into four sections. The first section explores the history of the open source project, explains how to download and install the product, and describes how to manage and administrate a DNN website. The second section explores the application architecture and its major application ...

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