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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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Site Administration

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Exploring administration features
  • Taking first-time steps to set up your site
  • Delegating administration duties
  • Delegating content editing tasks

WROX.COM CODE DOWNLOADS FOR THIS CHAPTER

The wrox.com code downloads for this chapter are found at www.wiley.com/go/prodnn7 on the Download Code tab. The code is in the Chapter 4 download and individually named according to the names throughout the chapter.

In the previous chapter, you learned what DNN is and what it can do for you. This and subsequent chapters will continue to build on that knowledge to ensure that you're the most productive and knowledgeable DNN user possible.

Starting with this chapter, we will teach you what you need to know in order to efficiently run your DNN site using the best practices we have learned over a decade of managing DNN sites over a multitude of use cases and deployment scenarios.

WHAT IS SITE ADMINISTRATION?

Site administration in DNN is quite simply the process, tasks, and features that equate to “running” a DNN website. This could include managing end users, security, site settings, configuration, and even managing content. However, for the purposes of this chapter, we will primarily focus on the Admin menu that's found in the Control Panel feature of DNN.

Site administration can take on many forms, but there are two use cases that you should ...

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