Last post Feb 14, 2006 03:27 PM by haggisns
Feb 13, 2006 03:37 PM|haggisns|LINK
Installed DNN and was able to go to the localhost/dotnetnuke/default.aspx page. I was able to log into the site as the admin and see the admin controls for customizing the site appear.
Is this site supposed to be the site to work with to create my Portal?
I honestly don't want to have a dotnetnuke virtual directory but have it named appropriately for my portal site. I am going to need to create multiple portal sites.
Or is this default site the parent portal and I can create child portals from it?
Also, it seems I should immediately install the source code instead of the install base because my users are bound to request stuff that will require coding in the code behind pages.
One last question:
There do not seem to be many tutorials or documentation on getting started once the installation is successful. Are there any step by step tutorials out there. Someone mentioned in a thread there is a documents folder but it has nothing in it.
There is the zipped up PDFs in the DotNetNuke_3.2.2_Docs file but it does'nt contain any starting points.
Feb 14, 2006 09:42 AMemail@example.com|LINK
Give your virtual folder whatever name you wish. Realize that you may need to reinstall. You can create child portals as well. Never install source on the production server. You actually never need the source unless you'll be writing your own code.
Documents are a separate download. There are at least two books available as well.
Feb 14, 2006 11:49 AM|peternolan9|LINK
there are a lot of appends here on getting started. I bought both the books and of the two I liked the core teams one a little better but either of them will stand you in good stead. It is worth buying one of them if you are a newbie as they have
everything in one place...whereas there is no other single document with DNN that is so comprehensive...
If you are a programmer just reading the code is also good...but I realise not everyone can do that....
I prefer not to create child portals...I just create more parent portals...
Feb 14, 2006 03:27 PM|haggisns|LINK
thanks for the responses.