Part of the Open source glossary:

DNN Platform, formerly called DotNetNuke, is a free, open source website builder and content management system based on the .NET framework.

Some significant features: 

  • DNN is designed for multi-tenancy and supports an unlimited number of websites, either as root websites or for portals in a parent-child configuration.

  • The platform's skinning feature separates content from design-related files for easier customization. Skins make it simple to maintain a common look and structure across related sites without advanced programming knowledge.

  • DNN's core functionality can be expanded with modules for common elements, such as those for e-commerce.

  • The software enables parent-child website resource sharing and management using specially-formed symbolic links

DNN has matured through many versions. DotNetNuke was based on an earlier application called IBuySpy Workshop, written by Shaun Walker. 

 

This was last updated in July 2013
Contributor(s): Matthew Haughn
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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