When performing DotNetNuke administration tasks, one is responsible for role based authentication from a SQL membership perspective on what a visitor can view or edit on the DotNetNuke CMS through DotNetNuke configurations. This can occur at the site, page, or module levels. These roles provide a very integral part in ensuring that members and those visiting (or the public user group) can do more powerful things like the addition of new pages, managing new communities, changing the overall design of a page or even managing the entire website by giving them DotNetNuke administration rights.
There are various DotNetNuke administrator tools that play a special role on the design aspect of a website. The remarkable thing about them that they are fully accessible by the DotNetNuke Administrator or DotNetNuke Host users right through the DNN CMS without advanced programming knowledge of the DotNetNuke framework. These tools give the administrators the full rights to not just build, but modify all the pages and modules that make up the website. DNN websites are created with a single administrator user who can assign members to the same role if they want to. There can be more than one Administrator role as well.
DotNetNuke CMS offers a lot of tools for the management aspect of the website. Below is a quick explanation of a few of the available DotNetNuke administration options.
DNN Security Roles
These allow the DNN Administrator to edit, add and delete user groups. This role also help the administrator in setting whether members can become subscribers to a role and the fee they are supposed to pay. These roles and permissions can be added at the site, page or module level through DotNetNuke configuration settings.
These settings play an integral part in letting the Administrator manage the navigation menu by moving and organizing pages within the website. The Administrator can arrange the page hierarchy as well, including parent and child pages and that is often reflected in the DNN menu structure. Through page management, the Administrator can also assign roles and permissions to specific pages.
In this area, the Administrator is given the ability to not just create, but delete and edit users on the site. Through these settings, the administrator is also able to access user profiles, reset credentials (login info) and configure the roles members belong to.
This particular function allows the Administrator to easily manage such things as advertising on the DNN site. This is easily done by managing banners, vendors, and affiliates on the site. With such a feature, it is very easy for the site administrator to filter the type of advertising content and create targets for advertising revenue.
The Recycle Bin
When performing DNN administration tasks, the recycle bin plays an integral role in the sense that it allows the Administrator to recover data which might be accidentally deleted. It allows easy restoration of pages, module settings and files.
The File Manager
As we are all commonly aware, content and files make up a well-designed website. By having the file manager at the disposal, the Administrator has an easy way to manage files and all folders on the website.
With the Host Settings tab, the Host users (DNN Superuser accounts) is given advanced configuration options for over all of the DotNetNuke configuration. Similar to the Administrator user, the host is able to add and remove users and roles. In fact, the Host user has all the same abilities as the Administrator user, but has additional configuration options. The Host also can add or build new DotNetNuke portals and control the content types that can be viewed on the website. Below are some more advanced configuration settings the Host has access to:
This allows the host to add new DotNetNuke websites to the currently installed DotNetNuke instance, as well as manage existing portal settings that exist.
The File Manager
This is not very different to the file manager in the Administrator menu. The only difference is that the files are now for a Host user.
The Vendor Platform
This is where one can easily manage vendors similarly to the Administrator settings with the only difference being that the availability of vendors is accessible to every portal under the current DotNetNuke instance.
Those who are comfortable with writing SQL and have knowledge of the underlying database schema can utilize this function to write and execute SQL queries. It’s important to note that if done incorrectly, can break the entire DotNetNuke website so proceed with caution here.
Super User Accounts
This is a different list of users who have full access to every DNN feature including the host tools.
If you are a web developer or a marketing guru who is looking for the best way to make your web presence felt, you can utilize the DotNetNuke CMS
in moving forward. Not only will the process be smooth, but it has a lot of administrative abilities to create and edit your website on the fly without the need for IT requests.
If you are looking for a custom DotNetNuke solution for your web presence, contact 13 Below Consulting today for a free proposal