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DNN Evoq vs. Evoq Content

DNN Implementation partner explains the differences between versions of Evoq
DotNetNuke Community vs. Professional

DNN Evoq Platform vs. Evoq

DNN Evoq Platform, formerly named DotNetNuke Community Edition, has significant differences from the DNN Evoq Content, formerly Professional Edition of the software. Clarity recommends, and businesses typically prefer Evoq (Professional) over Evoq Platform (community edition) for its enhanced functionalities. The popular content management system allows development to be more efficient at the advanced levels of the product, and has additional added benefits.

Approval Workflows, Liquid Content

Basic Differences Between the Two Versions

DNN Evoq Content (formerly DotNetNuke Professional) is designed for organizations and users that have sophisticated security and content needs. Evoq Content offers granular permissions that allow security rights to be given based on the folder, the module and even the page. Now, editing and contributions to pages can be strictly controlled via approval workflows; a feature Evoq Platform doesn't offer. There are also many new features that used to require the purchase of 3rd-party modules, such as the ifinity SEO-friendly URL module, a document management module, a mobile design / skin module, and much more. For a more comprehensive review of the new features of DNN Evoq Content, please read the blog post by Ron Halversen titled, "DNN Evoq Content | What the New Evoq Lineup Brings You."

In the Evoq Content solution, the configuration manager allows you to automate some of your configuration tasks, which makes site administration more efficient. This is important for businesses that pay someone to complete these tasks. The Evoq Content edition allows some nice conveniences for users. The site search feature allows for more variations in how the user searches. It can perform fuzzy searches, wildcards, and even Boolean searches. While, community offers a basic search format.

Another one of the best capabilities of Evoq Content, is the Content handling, approvals and publishing. Custom workflows allow you to create and apply approval processes uniquely to different pages within the site. This provides granular control so that HR can edit their own content, but before it's published it routes through their department VP, then onto a final copy Editor before being published. The next feature is the Social publishing of content, being able to push published content up to your Facebook, LinkedIn feeds and more. Most of us involved in SEO find this an incredibly helpful automated process. Our final favorite feature is called Liquid Content. This feature allows you to define content types, a person's contact, BIO, social links for example. You can then create a UI where users can create their own profiles, and that form, created via a Visualizer, would then populate each person's information. On another page, you might create a visualizer that displays a person's info as a member directory entry, another page as an email label, another page with an organization chart. It allows you to access the content types from any page, and display it in many different ways.

Analytics & Measuring Success

Monetization

Both Evoq and Evoq Content include support for the popular Google analytics tools. This allows webmasters to precisely track the performance of their site. Only the Evoq Content includes support for Google Analytics marketing tools. This allows more specific tracking of your site and better assesses how popular your individual pages are proving to be to your users.

The Evoq Persona Bar pulls in the Google analytics information regarding page visits, etc. so you don't even have to log into Google to see how your pages are doing as you're editing and modifying your content. Clarity can also include any additional marketing tools (i.e. Hubspot, ClickDimensions, Marketo, etc.) or implement our own analytics tools to track even more data.

Both Editions of DNN include support for Google analytics tools. This allows webmasters to track the performance of their site precisely.

Documentation is also far more extensive with the professional edition of DNN. The CMS comes with enough documentation to ensure professional users won't be left in a bad situation because of not knowing how to expand the functionality of the CMS. The Content Edition also comes with features such as a health monitor and a more advanced security center than does the community edition of the software. An online knowledge-base is also provided for customers who purchase the Evoq Content version, making it easy for them to look up answers to their questions online.

Overall, Evoq Content is much more oriented towards the needs of business users. The free edition isn't quite as feature rich. With over 1,000 DNN sites designed and launched, Clarity can help with all your DNN needs. Visit our portfolio, where there are dozens of DNN sites to view.

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