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Rating:        Based on 4 ratings
Reviewed:  4 reviews
Downloads: 6077
Change Set: 69139
Released: Aug 29, 2012
Updated: Sep 3, 2012 by donker
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Application 05.00.00 Install (Final)
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Application 05.00.00 Source (Final)
application, 681K, uploaded Aug 30, 2012 - 543 downloads
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application, 300K, uploaded Sep 3, 2012 - 116 downloads
Application 05.00.01 Alpha Source
application, 646K, uploaded Sep 3, 2012 - 85 downloads

Release Notes

Version 5.0.0 - Final
This version of the module requires DotNetNuke Core 6.2 or greater.

FYI: Developers should be aware that the module uses Visual Studio 2010 only.

Release Highlights:
  • Corrected blog comment sorting problem.
  • 20228 - Integrated with the core Journal API.
  • 20789, 21988 - wired in fix submitted by J Sheely around blank author names.
  • 20210 - Updated manifest to 5.0 format (from 3.0).
  • Automated packaging and made project structure more inline with other DotNetNuke modules and projects.
  • Converted module to use DNN 6 form pattern (also removed h1, h2 and font-family styling from module.css).
  • Changed all jQuery registration to use proper core methods (now loads jQuery UI too).
  • Offloaded most script and css loading to Client Dependency Framework.
  • 20211 - Integrated core taxonomy & folksonomy.
  • Implemented tagging controls and styling form Q&A module.
  • 19321 - Updated Page Meta information in several views, so the title, description and keywords associated with the 'page' are much more accurate than before (before, we used core page info).
  • Added Open Graph Protocol Support to several views.
  • Made comment time stamps use friendly date format (x hours/days ago).
  • 20935 - Corrected column drop bug seen in upgrades to 4.1.0.
  • Updated CookComputing.XmlRpcV2.dll
  • Added new social sharing option, big 4 only, same as it was done in Q&A.
  • Replaced custom tag cloud with Rad Tag Cloud (and now wired into core folksonomy).
  • 21730, 20946 - Changed how blog post counts are calculated (for display in blog list).
  • 22459 - Now showing comment link and count to unauthenticated users.
  • 21252 - Cleaned up HTML and CSS in normal user views (changed from table layout to divs, removed unnecessary styling, moved archive out into its own file).
  • Replaced dnn tree view (for category selection) with Telerik Treeview.
  • 20215 - Removed ShareBadge Pro and added option for AddThis (which allows complete customization), in addition to big 4 I already added.
  • Added user image and profile link to blog description, added author profile section to entry view.
  • Corrected TimeZone problems and module is now based on user profile settings (not a per blog setting).
  • 19021, 20865 - Added support for "Ghost Writer" via a new module permission as well as "Blogger" permissions.
  • Disabled partial rendering throught all parts of the module (minus settings, core standard). All previous 'benefits' are now handled client-side (show, hide, etc.) with less overhead and trips to the server.
  • Reduced the number of module definitions and exposed the same functionality through existing pieces, also took a similar approach and simplified per blog (and module level) settings.
  • Added paging support to the module (initial 'home' view doesn't display any paging, by design).
  • Corrected problems found in Azure installs, also tested module's basic usage in Azure.
  • Removed 'recent entries' module definition. The same functionality (even more advanced than what was available) is provided today using the Journal and Journal type filters (a similar approach is being taken with comments).
  • Added sitemap provider (not available for use in beta out of box).
  • Made archive blog part operate in 1 of 2 modes (calendar or list, instead of both in one module).

Alpha Downloads
The downloads marked 05.00.01 Alpha will download and install as 05.00.00 versions. You can use these for a fresh install or an upgrade if you wish. When upgrading the regular 05.00.00 installation, you need to opt to "repair installation" during the installation process in DNN. These alpha releases contain code improvements, but no db schema changes. Fixes:
  • Fix to syntax highlighter javascript code and more efficiency

Reviews for this release

Version is not a configurable as version 4 and lacks some simple options. There is a complete lack of comment management, All comments have to be moderated, unless the user is a blogger on your site. Version 5 of blog is a dramatic step backwards, and you can't install the older version once this one has been installed, Avoid, Avoid, Avoid.
by igloonaut on Apr 8, 2013 at 1:29 PM
This release is more streamlined and prettier than older ones. There are some issues: 1) search is gone (DNN's Search Input doesn't search though posts and is clunky anyway); 2) there is confusion between tags/categories/child blogs; 3) tags needed post re-publishsing; 4) URLs in comments are not URLs anymore; and 5) no response to issues on DNN forum. But definitely an improvement.
by magare3 on Feb 26, 2013 at 2:56 PM
very courious worked for me with dnn5 will see with dnn7 release
by krisgourd on Jan 25, 2013 at 4:56 AM
Looks like a dead release.No answer for any issue. Neither the product is stable one.Moreover after august there is no release even there is some planned released are there from quitea while
by kamii47 on Dec 21, 2012 at 10:51 AM