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DotNetNuke® 5 User's Guide: Get Your Website Up and Running by Patrick Renner, Christopher Hammond

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Chapter 8. Advanced Portal Administration

One of the fundamental features of DotNetNuke (DNN) is the ability to manage multiple websites under a single installation of the software. This feature is valuable for a range of reasons. For the technical staff of a large organization or an enterprise solution, the ability to manage a single application while creating and managing numerous websites can result in consolidation of responsibilities and a more centralized web environment. For a marketing department, the ability to apply consistent design elements through skin packages to multiple websites can facilitate continuity and extend a branding message. For web administrators, having a consistent set of tools to manage content can help to ease administrative tasks.

Regardless of your role in an organization, understanding the power of a multi-portal environment can help you to maximize your implementation of DNN. Along with added sophistication comes greater complexity. In this chapter, we'll review at a high level the structure of websites built in DNN to gain a better understanding of the implications to creating multiple websites, or portals, in a single instance of DNN. By reviewing these implications, you'll gain an understanding of how you can capitalize on DNN's powerful content management framework.

This chapter discusses the following topics:

  • Environmental considerations for implementing multiple websites

  • Managing multiple portals within a single instance of DNN

  • Managing files ...

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