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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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Host Administration

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Discovering the host's unique privileges
  • Extending the DNN instance
  • Changing sites and new site defaults
  • Integrating with external services
  • Entertaining development efforts

In Chapter 4, “Site Administration,” you learned a great deal about administration of a site in your DNN instance. In this chapter, you're going to learn about administering the greater environment in which sites operate. The host user has the highest possible level of permissions in a DNN instance and can manage any individual site, set defaults for the creation of new sites, and manage additional configurations that support all sites. Most of these features are operational in nature, but some of them are oriented toward support of the developer community.

As the DNN host (or any user with superuser permissions), you need to have a working grasp of all the features and configuration options available to you. Throughout this chapter, you will learn about those options and features, gain insight into just how extensible and flexible DNN truly is, and learn to do a few things you didn't know how to do!

NOTE DNN Corp. provides user and superuser manuals in the form of PDF files free from their website. An online version can be consulted at http://help.dnnsoftware.com. These manuals are extremely detailed and illustrate virtually every administrative page ...

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