DNN Administrator TrainingRegister

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Whether you are a DNN/Evoq host or a site administrator, this is your opportunity to learn, refresh or advance your knowledge of DNN/Evoq site and portal administration and system management. Each attendee will be taken through the process of installing, upgrading and deploying a DotNetNuke installation following best practices. In this “DNN Administrators 101” course, you will learn best practices for portal and site configuration and administration, and you will have the chance for hands-on application of your new skills. The training course will highlight the new features available in DNN8 and how to optimize day-to-day tasks to include performance and labor-intensive tasks.


All day course running from 9am to 5pm, lunch will be provided.

Topics Covered:

  1. DNN - Brief history of DNN, CMSs, Server Environment
  2. DNN Installation & Upgrades
    1. Overview of steps & methods/tools
    2. Troubleshooting
  3. DNN Backups
    1. Best practices
    2. Common options
  4. Security
    1. Patches, Module Updates, Security Modules & Tools
    2. Security Analyzer
  5. Modules
    1. Installing a Module & restriction settings
    2. Troubleshooting issues, settings from Admin
    3. Moving modules to different pages
    4. Tips & best practices
  6. Pages –Settings & Menu
    1. Page settings
    2. Copying pages
    3. Exploring not so known features
    4. URL redirects, conflicts & options/tools
  7. Themes
    1. Installing a theme
    2. Setting up Site/Page level
    3. Containers
    4. Best practices
  8. User Roles/Permissions & Options
    1. Explore roles and user configuration in depth
    2. The different registration modes
  9. Templates
    1. Creating beautiful and consistent looking sites
    2. Different levels: Module, Page and Site
    3. Managing Template
  10. Resource Files
    1. What are those?
    2. How to work with them?
    3. Customizing emails and messages
    4. Multiple languages
  11. On-Site SEO
    1. Best practices
    2. Track your site visitors
    3. Advanced URL Management
  12. File Management
    1. Understanding DNN’s file organization
    2. Admin and Host levels
    3. Files within the HTML Editor
    4. Folder Providers
  13. Admin
    1. Exploring advanced settings
    2. Best practices
  14. Host
    1. Rundown of the most relevant settings
    2. Host vs Portal SMTP
    3. Configuring SSL
    4. Search Settings
  15. Performance
    1. Event Log
    2. Database Maintenance
    3. Schedule
    4. Dashboard
    5. Best Practices
    6. Tips and Tricks


Ryan Moore of Moore Creative Company - DNN Summit 2019 DNN Adimin TrainerInstructor: Ryan Moore


Ryan and his wife, Jennifer, created The Moore Creative Company in 1997. Moore Creative works with a range of industries from national corporations such as Lowe's, Rubbermaid, Bombardier to small/local companies such as local NASCAR heavyweight Hendrick Motorsports. They use DNN as their application development platform to create customized solutions for client sites. Using tools such as XMod Pro, Hotcakes, and DNN APIs to produce complex integrations with external systems and business processes, they love what they do!

Be sure to ask him about snorkeling with sharks, an award-winning George Lucas action figure, or that tarantula in Belize.