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Upgraded to DNN 7.3

Upgraded to DNN 7.3

Jun 17 2014
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"So I did the upgrade to DotNetNuke (DNN) 7.3 after reading some Tweets, some blogs posts, and others, and it appears that this upgrade wasn't all that painless. If you're looking at doing the upgrade let me run down some known issues that I and others have encountered"

So I did the upgrade to DotNetNuke (DNN) 7.3 after reading some Tweets, some blogs posts, and others, and it appears that this upgrade wasn't all that painless. If you're looking at doing the upgrade let me run down some known issues that I and others have encountered:

Install Issues - Yellow screen of death right after I installed. Browsed to the site and had this nice friendly message: 

Method not found: 'DotNetNuke.Entities.Portals.PortalAliasCollection DotNetNuke.Entities.Portals.PortalAliasController.GetPortalAliases()'

This had to do with my AVT Redirect Toolkit module, I had to upgrade the module and everything worked fine after that.

Skin Issues - Right off the bat my skin's JQuery elements quit working. I reached out the designer who sent me an update, with the following comment:

"DNN removed jQuery migrate from version 7.3 and that is what’s causing the issues. "

Other Module Issues - Ventrian Articles does not work for creating new articles unless you are logged in as Host. This is a pain, they had a problem like this in the past, but it took me a few times to figure out how to add new articles again. It's a bit quirky, and I'm still looking into this issue.

Fellow DNN Corp alum, Chris Hammond wrote up some great fixes for problems that occurred post install in his blog. Two were the disabling of the portal.css file by default (what is up with this?!), and issues with the DNN Scheduler not working after install. It appears now that the server name is case sensitive.

It makes me go back to my previous blog on DNN upgrades, if I didn't have the experience that I do with DNN, I would not recommend this upgrade.

About the Author, Patrick Santry

Patrick Santry, has two decades of experience in enabling businesses to take advantage of the digital landscape. A well rounded experience in technology, and business is what sets me apart from the rest of the pack. When it comes to an overall digital strategy my experience is impressive.

BS in Computer Information Systems. Four time recipient of the Microsoft MVP Award, and author of several books and magazine articles on digital technologies.


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