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DNN Frequently asked questions

Our range of DNN FAQS will help you understand terms such as DNN skins and DNN themes while also widening your overall knowledge of the DNN platform.

frequently asked questions
  • What is DNN?

    DNN is a web content management system and web application framework based on Microsoft .NET. It was born out of the IBuySpy Portal in 2003. It is used by DotNetNuke developers to create high quality responsive websites.

  • What is DNN module development?

    Module development is the most common way DotNetNuke developers look to extend the DNN platform, with tools which provide bespoke functionality for either users and/or administrators. A module represents a set of re-usable code that can be installed into any DNN site.

  • What are DNN modules?

    DNN (DotNetNuke) modules are integrated into a DotNetNuke installation and when in operation they extend the framework to allow additional functionality to be made available to users.

  • What are DNN themes?

    A DNN theme defines the look and feel of the website. DotNetNuke themes are made up of templates (skins and containers), which provide optional styles or a master style for the website administrator.

  • What are DNN skins?

    Skins are page templates in a "Theme" within DotNetNuke that control the layout, look and feel of a page. They contain the basic structure of your website pages.

  • What is the DNN CMS?

    DNN is an easy to use and feature rich content management system with best-in-class security, extensibility and ecosystem. It has been around since 2003 and is used by organisations large and small throughout the world looking for the best open source CMS.

  • What is DNN support?

    DNN support is our way of helping you combat any issues you have using DNN. Whether it be DNN hosting, DNN custom modules or any other DNN design and development problems, we are here to help.

  • Who is DyNNamite?

    DyNNamite are DNN (DotNetNuke) specialists who use this powerful open source technology to deliver explosively successful themes, modules and web packages.

  • What are DNN tutorials?

    Our DNN tutorials are pieces of video content designed to help users get a handle on the platform they are using. By undertaking a DNN tutorial you will start with the basics such as adding a new page. They can also be used by a DNN administrator as a refresher.

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