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2sxc for DotNetNuke: Empowering Content Management and Customisation

30 May, 2023 | Return|

2sxc for DNN

DotNetNuke (DNN) is a popular open-source content management system (CMS) used by organisations to build and manage their websites. One of the key strengths of DNN is its extensibility, allowing developers to customise and enhance the platform's functionality. Among the many extensions available for DNN, 2sxc stands out as a powerful tool for content management and customisation. 

Like DNN, 2sxc is built on open source tech, and is a dynamic content application built on the razor templating engine which enables developers to build any type of application in DNN. By creating apps with 2sxc you can separate the code from the content and ensure that brand guidelines and styles are adhered to.

We will now explore other features and benefits of 2sxc for DNN.

  1. Visual Content Templates: One of the standout features of 2sxc is its support for visual content templates. 2sxc empowers developers to create any type of application using CSS, HTML and javascript. This feature allows for easy customisation of a website's appearance, enabling organisations to maintain a consistent brand identity and design across their web pages. Users can access any app that has been created by the developer and limit their access to certain apps based on roles as well.
  2. Flexible Data Sources: 2sxc supports a variety of data sources, including SQL databases, RSS feeds, RESTful APIs, and more. This flexibility enables seamless integration with existing systems and allows for the retrieval and display of data from external sources within the DNN environment. Developers can leverage this feature to build dynamic and interactive websites that pull data from multiple systems and present it in a unified manner.
  3. App Ecosystem: 2sxc has a thriving ecosystem of apps and plugins developed by the community. These apps extend the functionality of 2sxc and provide additional features and integrations. The apps are open source and can be modified by any developer to suit their needs. From image galleries and form builders to social media integrations and e-commerce solutions, the app ecosystem offers a wide range of options for enhancing and customising DNN websites.
  4. Responsive Design: In the era of mobile devices, responsive design is crucial for delivering a seamless user experience. 2sxc enables developers to build responsive websites that adapt to different screen sizes and orientations. With its responsive grid system from Bootstrap and device-specific CSS classes, developers can create mobile-friendly websites that look great on smartphones, tablets, and desktops.
  5. Workflow and Permissions: 2sxc offers powerful workflow and permissions management capabilities. Content editors can define workflows, specifying the approval process for content changes. Permissions can be assigned at various levels, allowing fine-grained control over who can access and modify content. This feature is particularly useful for large organisations with multiple content contributors and a need for content moderation.
  6. SEO and Performance Optimisation: 2sxc provides features to optimise websites for search engines and improve performance. It allows for easy management of Meta tags, sitemaps, and URLs, helping websites achieve better search engine rankings. Additionally, 2sxc enables caching and minimisation of scripts and stylesheets, resulting in faster page load times and improved overall performance.

2sxc is a powerful extension for DotNetNuke that empowers content management and customisation. Its user-friendly interface, visual content templates, flexible data sources, and extensive app ecosystem make it a valuable tool for developers and content editors alike. Our DNN website development team at DyNNamite can take full advantage of this system to create a website to suit your business needs. To find out more please contact us now.  

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