Last post May 07, 2005 01:59 PM by eureka
May 03, 2005 02:37 PM|eureka|LINK
Is it possible to install DNN 3 and change the name from DotNetNuke to a name of my choice? Also change the database name and namespaces.
If so how do I go about it?
What must I change?
May 03, 2005 04:47 PM|alexdresko|LINK
Sure! It's an open source project, so technically you can do anything you want to it as long as you don't violate the license. If you don't know what needs to be done to make those types of changes, perhaps you shouldn't attempt it though. Those are relatively
simple tasks to accomplish, but it'll take a lot of time to do, and then you'd be remoing interoperability with other 3rd party modules.
It sounds like you want to violate the license anyway..
May 04, 2005 03:00 AM|eureka|LINK
No I don't want to violate the licence, I just don't want to be able to create a website using my own domain name and not DNN.
But as I think about it now I have no need to change the namespaces to do that, so ignore ny first post.
May 04, 2005 11:36 AM|alexdresko|LINK
May 04, 2005 01:48 PM|eureka|LINK
No I don't want to rebrand, or do anything wrong. I just want to have my own logo and use my own domain name, so that the address bar reads
www.mypersonaldomainname.com I don't want a site that runs under the umbrella
But I am unsure how to go about this, without causing problems when the site loads. I thought at first that I would need to change the namespaces, but that is too much, I am sure the solution is much more simple, as so many DNN sites are running under their
own domain name and logo, but I have also seen
www.dotnetnuke/yetanother-site.com, which was what I was afraid of. Which is why I wanted to change the name, as soon as I had installed it, before I did any work or add anything to it. I did not want to create my site and find that I should have changed
the DNN name at the start and need to redo work. As you might have guessed, I am a DNN newbie.
May 04, 2005 10:26 PM|alexdresko|LINK
Ah, then no problem! You can add your domain name to the Portal Alias section of the Site Setting pages under the Admin menu.
Sorry for the confusion. :)
May 07, 2005 01:59 PM|eureka|LINK
Thanks for your advice very helpful,
The answer to this might seem obvious but I just to make sure (before I get any further)
I have successfully installed DNN 3 under C:\DotNetNuke and the database name is dotnetnuke.
But I would like to use a name of my choice for the virtual folder and database but I am afraid that this might mess things up later. I have not yet found install instructions that use anything other than the default DNN names for virtual folder and DB.
Must I keep the default folder and database name in order to run correctly, or can I reinstall using C:\MyPortalSite and MyPortalDB without any running or maintenance problems later?