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DNN Platform At A Glance

Project Description

DNN® ( formerly DotNetNuke® ) is the leading open-source web content management platform (CMS) in the Microsoft ecosystem. The product is used to build professional-looking and easy-to-use commercial websites, social intranets, community portals, or partner extranets. Containing dynamic content of all types, DNN sites are easy to deploy and update. The DNN Platform has been downloaded more than 8 million times and powers over 750,000 websites globally. A community of more than 1 million members forms a powerful support network.

Thousands of free and commercial extensions, apps, and skins are available at the DNN Store, which makes extending a DNN site fast and affordable.

In addition to robust content management, the free, open source DNN Platform includes the following built-in features:

  • Single installation with multi-site capability
  • File and folder management
  • Static and dynamic Localization - 6 languages out-of-the-box (English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish)
  • Customized web site templates and themes
  • Cloud-ready with MS Azure compatibility
  • 100's of REST API for site and content management
  • Modern client-side Web tools like CSS 3, HTML 5, JQuery, and React
  • UI with drag and drop capability, and rich-text editor for in-place UI editing
  • Extensible through custom modules and many third party modules available in the DNN store
  • Robust security
  • Administration features like: security roles, protected content, SEO, scheduler, SSL support, taxonomy, site log, and many more.

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How to Contribute

We encourage everyone to contribute. All the details on contributing with Git and on our working methods can be found on the Contribute Page

In addition, since DNN is part of the .NET Foundation, we require our contributors to abide by their Code of Conduct rules and requirements also.

Pull requests are reviewed and accepted by the Approvers Group. Read more about the process and this group here: Approvers

.NET Foundation

This project is supported by the .NET Foundation.


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