I have recently been assigned to built a DotNetNuke web service to allow a windows application (or any type of web client for that matter) the ability to manage DotNetNuke user accounts (create, change roles, delete, retrieve email address, etc.).
Since I had a hard time finding a correct code sample or documentation that actually applies to DotNetNuke 7 and accessing it without being previously logged in to DotNetNuke, it was difficult to built anything. I finally found out how to do it correctly so I tough I would put my efforts to some use and write a blog post explaining how to do it step by step.
Either you want to test something without affecting your live website or you need to move to another hosting provider, it is sometimes necessary to move a DotNetNuke installation to a new server. In this tutorial, I will show you how to proceed correctly.
March 31st is World Backup Day. Just as we must remember to change batteries in smoke detectors when we change time, we must all remember to have a backup and restore strategy on the 31st of March. The date is pretty easy to remember because it is the eve of April Fools day surprises. This does not mean that you should make a backup only once a year, but it is a good time to check that we have an effective solution.