DotNetNuke is an open source CMS (Content Management System) developed by a ARES and constantly modified, improved and updated by a community of interested supporters and developers.
The DotNetNuke system is particularly focused on small businesses and organizations that operate on a tight budget (for example, many non-profit organizations), giving them many of the features of a large CMS on an open source platform.
DotNetNuke benefits from community sites that host developers. End users can join these communities and benefit from the combined experience of hundred or thousands of other developers who are also using DotNetNuke for the same kinds of projects daily.
Developers are able to share ideas and solutions and propose and tweak the program constantly so everyone benefits with improved projects and results.
Some advantages of DotNetNuke include:
• Flexible and adaptable framework that can accommodate websites, extranets, and intranets
• Intuitive and user-friendly design that allows users with little technical knowledge manage a web site
• Site wizards, help buttons, and a user interface that is constantly updated for ease of use
• CMS support from a dedicated core development group
• Straightforward, simple installation for quick deployment
• Many language options, making DotNetNuke viable for users in many different countries
• No-cost, open source – users can do whatever they like with the program under a BSD agreement. Users can use the program for commercial or non profit purposes, with no requirements other than directing credit to the DotNetNuke community
• Lowers the cost of managing multiple websites
• The opportunity to create and upsell premium content for clients – site templates, content management modules and many database options, for example
• Utilizes all the latest technologies, including modules, module packaging, ASP.NET 2.0, Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 Express, and Visual Web Developer
There are over 150,000 registered users of DotNetNuke, and a number of active producers of plugins, modules and templates for the program, making it a growing and dynamic content management system.
There’s some great site consistency when using DotNetNuke (DNN) and easy site navigation. The pages turnaround quickly, a number of people can work on a site at once, and there is great growth potential with DNN.
DotNetNuke is another highly versatile and functional open source solution for Content Management, particularly for small businesses and non profits.