What is DNN (DotNetNuke) used for?
DNN, renamed from DotNetNuke to DNN back in 2014, is a .NET based Content Management System for building websites, portals, intranets and extranets. It supports multiple portals from a single installation, and the DNN Store has many themes and more than 20,000 modules (often called plug-ins or extensions).
Is DNN Free?
DNN comes in four flavors. The base one, called DNN Platform, is an open-sourced, free version of the platform. The other versions have a yearly fee associated with them.
Is DNN Open Source?
DNN® Platform is a free, open source web CMS and the foundation of every professional DNN® solution. DNN has given the care and updating of the DNN Platform to the .NET Foundation. They continue to develop and enhance the Evoq Basic, Content and Engage versions of DNN, which are all paid versions.
How much does DNN cost?
DNN platform is free (open-source), Evoq Basic starts at $2,999 per year. Evoq Content (addition of Liquid Content) starts at $7,999 per year. Engage (includes Social, publishing solutions) starts at $19,999 per year. Here is a link to DNN's version comparison page. There is a features matrix letting you know what features are included in each version on DNN’s site. DNN is a software application within the DNN Prime library. This library contains other software applications, similar to Microsoft’s MSDN library. Also like the MSDN licensing, depending on the level of Support you pick with your license, you gain access to 1 (Standard Support), 3 (Gold Support) or Unlimited (Platinum Support) any of the applications within the Prime library. For a complete and updated list, visit the DNN Prime page.
What is Evoq Content?
Evoq Content is DNN’s entry into the Enterprise Content Management Solution arena. Armed with many content editing and publishing features, such as: workflow engine, forms builder, publishing module, content version control, personalization, content analytics, integrations with Dropbox, Marketo, Google Tag Manager (and others), and finally the crown on top, Liquid Content. Liquid Content is a global asset management tool, where from any page and different display visualizers, the site can access and display content (i.e. Doctor’s contact information displayed on a directory or locator page, whereas the full BIO is displayed on a details page, etc.).
What is a DNN Module?
Modules (similar to extensions, plug-ins, add-ons) extend the functionality of the DNN installation. As DNN is architected in a modular fashion the term "modules" makes sense as a module represents a set of re-usable code that can be installed into any DNN site and / or version. Once installed into DNN modules can easily be dragged and dropped to a page. There are free and many for-fee modules in the DNN store, or you can always get a certified DNN partner, like Clarity, to build you a custom module.