DotNetNuke websites operate largely via modules, which are third-party add-ons that can provide additional functionality for the DNN platform. Read on for an overview of DotNetNuke modules and how to find the right ones to make your business or organization succeed.
Understanding the DotNetNuke Framework
To understand DNN modules, it’s important to first understand that DotNetNuke is a framework, which means it’s specifically designed – using ASP.NET – for extensibility. The benefit of having an extensible framework like this is that you can develop or plug in add-ons that will allow your website to perform virtually any task. When you purchase or develop a module, you will install it straight into the DNN platform, allowing your website to run just the way you want it to.
Primary DotNetNuke Modules
Each DotNetNuke website, even the free Community edition, has a powerful set of primary modules already built in.
Each DotNetNuke website, even the free Community edition, has a powerful set of primary modules already built in. These modules, totaling in at over 25, include a blog, a chat system, document management system, a gallery, a basic news feed, reports, an eCommerce storefront, maps, a form and list function, and more. Viewed as a collection, the primary modules provide for a complete package that will successfully run an eCommerce site, intranet, public-facing website, or custom application.
Third-Party DotNetNuke Modules or DNN Module Development
To keep up in a cutting-edge online market, most businesses need highly customized websites that are perfectly tailored to meet the demands of a tech-savvy audience. This is why third-party DotNetNuke modules are so desirable. We’ll cover a few of Clarity’s favorites in other articles in this series, but in short, third-party modules can help you with everything from scheduling events to displaying a beautiful image rotator on your website. Contact Clarity today to learn more about third-party modules and DNN module development.
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