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DotNetNuke, Articles Module

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!
Articles Module

Version 4.3 Coming Soon

Jan 17, 2014 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.
DotNetNuke, Articles Module

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!

DotNetNuke, Articles Module

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.
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