Efficion Consulting - Announcements http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles Efficion Consulting - Articles Module for DotNetNuke - RSS Feed en-us david@efficionconsulting.com david@efficionconsulting.com Sunday, March 24, 2019 EfficionConsulting Articles Module (www.efficionconsulting.com) Copyright 2019, Efficion Consulting Version 5.0 of Efficion's Articles Module for DNN Coming Soon We've been hard at work on version 5.0 of Efficion's Articles module. The new version features the following changes: New underlying technologies : Built in C# instead of VB and is now a compiled DLL rather than a WSP project. Open Source and shared development: The Articles module will have the MIT license to allow anyone to use it for anything for free. We'll be posting the code on GitHub and DNN's forge and encouraging others to contribute. New Data Access Model : Uses PetaPoco / DAL2 for most data access providing improved performance and flexibility and resulting in much cleaner and simpler code. Improve templates: we've cleaned up templates to make the code cleaner, eliminate all layout tables, and allow a lot more flexibility in design using only CSS. DNN Compatibility: We're targeting DNN 7 and 8 with this release and removing all outdated calls to old code Improve install and upgrade experience: We've updated our manifests and install files for an improved experience. Lots More: There's are lots of addition improvements coming in this release. We'll provide more detail at release time. http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles/ctl/details/itemid/680/mid/979/version-50-of-efficions-articles-module-for-dnn-coming-soon Administrator Account Mon, 09 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Articles 4.3.1 Released We've finally released version 4.3.1 of our free and open source Articles module for DNN. Key enhancements for this version include: Lots compatibility improvements for DNN 6 and 7. Conversion of EditArticle and Settings to DNNForms pattern Template Cleanup - Much less unnecessary markup generated by templates Lots of cleanup and reorganization of Settings page Adds Gravatar support for comments. Added Category Tabs control that allows Tabs of Categories to be displayed at the top of the module so users can filter by a Category by clicking on the corresponding tab. New SlideShow Templates New manifest file for improved install experience Other minor fixes and enhancements The download link is in the top left corner of this page. Enjoy! http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles/ctl/details/itemid/669/mid/979/articles-431-released Administrator Account Fri, 16 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Articles Module Free Again We've decided to stop selling the Articles module and just give it away for free like we did in the beginning. The download links will be available for everyone once we finish up 4.3. We also have plans to move the module into the DNNForge once we get further along in making the sweeping improvements we're planning. Stayed tuned! http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles/ctl/details/itemid/666/mid/979/articles-module-free-again Administrator Account Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT Version 4.3 Coming Soon We've spent the last day working on improving the DNN 6-7 compatibility of the module and finishing up some of the updates that we've made since 4.2.7 was release long ago. 4.3 should be out soon and is hopefully the start of a much more active development path for Articles. http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles/ctl/details/itemid/668/mid/979/version-43-coming-soon Administrator Account Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT Resuming Active Development of the Articles module soon We know it's been far too long since we last updated the Articles module. We want to assure you that we haven't forgotten about the module and are planning on resuming active development of the module in the coming weeks. We got behind on several projects and are finally getting back on top of our workload. We definitely plan or bringing it up to speed with the latest 6.x enhancements including Taxonomy/Folksonomy, the new manifest, and integration with the new Journal API. We also have plans to simplify the architecture a bit. Once we do get it a bit more up to date, we plan on either putting it on codeplex/dnnforge for free or selling it more actively through the DNN Store. We apologize for the exceedingly long delay in releasing a new version, hopefully we can keep development more active from here on. http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles/ctl/details/itemid/657/mid/979/resuming-active-development-of-the-articles-module-soon David O'Leary Wed, 29 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT Articles 4.2.7 Released This version fixes a couple errors that were appearing during install for some people (but shouldn't have affected module functionality). It also fixes an issue with Showing Expired articles and add a couple new templates.  View Full Release Notes http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles/ctl/details/itemid/648/mid/979/articles-427-released David O'Leary Thu, 20 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT Articles 4.2.6 Released Fixes an issue in 4.2.5 that affects people with a special objectqualifier or databaseowner specified. http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles/ctl/details/itemid/646/mid/979/articles-426-released David O'Leary Sat, 09 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT Articles 4.2.5 Released This release includes several fixes for incompatibilities introduced by DotNetNuke 5.5.x http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles/ctl/details/itemid/642/mid/979/articles-425-released David O'Leary Mon, 27 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT Issues with Articles under DNN 5.5.0 We've discovered one error with Articles and one bug with Categories that will affect people running Efficion's Articles/Categories modules under DNN 5.5.0. 1.) A change to DNN's data model in 5.5.0, is causing the Articles module to throw an error when an admin tries to access the Article Settings. We are working on a new release that will handle this bug but If this bug is impacting you, please contact us for an easy fix you can run. More Detail... 2.) The categories module was apparently not building it's clickable links correctly. This issue only became a problem under DNN 5.5.0. Version 3.2.1 of the categories module is now available and fixes this issue. http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles/ctl/details/itemid/638/mid/979/issues-with-articles-under-dnn-550 David O'Leary Thu, 26 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT Articles 4.2.4 Released This release includes a great new feature that makes it easy to create articles from external RSS Feeds. If you've ever wanted to pick and choose favorite articles from other sites and let people discuss them on your site, now you can! In addition, we fixed several fringe bugs and made other underlying enhancements. View full release notes. http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles/ctl/details/itemid/637/mid/979/articles-424-released David O'Leary Wed, 04 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT Articles 4.2.3 Released This version of Articles focuses on localization improvements, bug fixes for couple obscure issues, and improved XHTML compliance. http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles/ctl/details/itemid/635/mid/979/articles-423-released David O'Leary Thu, 17 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT Articles 4.2.2 Released Version 4.2.2 of the Articles Module is now available. Featured Improvements: Lots of improvements and fixes for Search and RSS (both DNN's global as well as Articles specific) Search Engine Friendly URLs Comment Moderation improvements AddThis integration for Social Networking and Social Bookmarking Learn More... http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles/ctl/details/itemid/631/mid/979/articles-422-released David O'Leary Fri, 23 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT Articles 4.2.0 Now Available Version 4.2.0 of Efficion's Articles Module for DotNetNuke is now available. This release adds lots of features and fixes and sets the ground work for new improvements. Key amoung the features are the new Comment Moderation features that let selected roles moderate comments before they go live. Another key change was reworking the architecture so that list templates can use Repeaters instead of just DataLists which will enable us to better make use of jQuery effects and much more. Look for new templates coming soon to show off our new capabilities. http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles/ctl/details/itemid/624/mid/979/articles-420-now-available David O'Leary Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT Templates can now use Repeaters instead of DataLists I'm working on a jQuery based rotator template for the next release of the Articles module. In order to do this properly, I needed to replace the DataList control that Articles usually uses with a Repeater control because the Tables rendered by the DataList weren't compatible (or necessary). Luckily, the nice clean architecture of the Articles module made it quite easy to make it so templates can use either a Repeater or a DataList. This change will be included in the next release. It shouldn't have any impact on existing DataList-based templates. http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles/ctl/details/itemid/610/mid/979/templates-can-now-use-repeaters-instead-of-datalists David O'Leary Thu, 03 Sep 2009 00:00:00 GMT Articles 4.1.4 Released (Aug. 20, 2009) This release fixes an issue with the More Articles link. The Dropdown list that let admins select which page to link to wasn't populating properly. http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles/ctl/details/itemid/605/mid/979/articles-414-released-aug-20-2009 David O'Leary Thu, 20 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT Articles 4.1.3 Now Available (Aug 20, 2009) This is a very minor upgrade that fixes one issue with the new "Delete Comment" functionality, improves the styling of the edit and settings pages, and also does some code and markup cleanup in Comments. http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles/ctl/details/itemid/604/mid/979/articles-413-now-available-aug-20-2009 David O'Leary Wed, 19 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT Articles 4.1.2 Now Available (Aug. 16, 2009) Version 4.1.2 of Efficion's Articles module is now available. This release includes a variety of fixes, improvements, and new features. View the complete list of changes http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles/ctl/details/itemid/603/mid/979/articles-412-now-available-aug-16-2009 David O'Leary Sun, 16 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT Articles 4.1 Development Underway We've been working on the 4.1 release of the Articles module for several weeks now. It will include the following: Comment Moderation: Admins can now delete Comments (editing and replying coming soon) Added the Ability to Sort by Random Limiting Editing of Articles to Administrators and Creators Improved Permissions - We will be using the DNN permissions grid to provide a much more intuitive and granular control over what roles should be allowed to perform what functions (view, edit, create, approve, delete, ...) Detail Display Location: Admins will be able select a specfic module to use for displaying the module details rather than just a page. This will allow a list view and a detail view to existing on the same page.   http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles/ctl/details/itemid/583/mid/979/articles-41-development-underway David O'Leary Mon, 09 Mar 2009 00:00:00 GMT Version 3.2.6 Downloaded Over 30,000 Times While version 3.2.6 was available for public download for much longer than I ever anticipated, it is gratifying to note that it had a nice consistent daily download and in the end, was downloaded over 30,000 times when you combine the Install and Source versions. Thanks for all the support and kind words! http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles/ctl/details/itemid/581/mid/979/version-326-downloaded-over-30000-times David O'Leary Mon, 02 Feb 2009 00:00:00 GMT Version 4.0 of Efficion's Articles Module will be a commercial release Efficion has always been proud to offer some nice, powerful, free and open source modules to the DotNetNuke community. There were 30,000 downloads of version 3.2.6 of our articles module and we answered hundreds of support requests. We always plan to give back to the community that has given us so much in a variety of ways. But after a great deal of consideration, we have decided to begin selling the Articles module rather than giving it away. http://www.efficionconsulting.com/DotNetNuke/Modules/Articles/ctl/details/itemid/575/mid/979/version-40-of-efficions-articles-module-will-be-a-commercial-release David O'Leary Fri, 23 Jan 2009 00:00:00 GMT