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Rating:        Based on 29 ratings
Reviewed:  23 reviews
Downloads: 102133
Change Set: 46577
Released: Feb 17, 2010
Updated: Mar 18, 2010 by jbrinkman
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

Major Highlights

  • Fixed the issue where LinkClick.aspx links were incorrect for child portals
  • Fixed the issue with the PayPal URL settings.
  • Fixed the issue with logging into the site on 1st page load after upgrade.
  • Fixed issue where hosted jQuery did not use the correct protocol when SSL enabled.
  • Fixed issue with inconsistent file/folder permissions tests. Test now runs when the page is shown and user cannot progress until tests pass.
  • Fixed the issue with the SynchronizeModule in all install modes causing an object reference error.
  • Fixed issue where captcha control showed after succesful registration if the SMTP settings were not correct
  • Fixed issue where error message failed to display if control was not created
  • Fixed the issue where the Portal name was hard coded as 'PortalName' when assigning modules to portals.
  • Fixed issue where security roles were not properly enforced between child portals.
  • Fixed issue where large/javascript heavy pages could suffer from an MS Ajax DeserializePrimitiveObject Invocation error
  • Fixed issue where the user is unable to change dbowner in the install wizard.
  • Fixed issue where spaces in control names caused error in new module control wizard
  • Fixed issue with allowing a blank database name in Installation Wizard.
  • Fixed the issue where the www. subdomain of a domain is not part of the portal aliases of a portal
  • Fixed issue where the Parent Tab was not showing in drop down if the user had no edit rights on it.
  • Fixed issue where list values in profile properties only work on Portal with PortalID=0
  • Fixed issue when unzipping files in the Host File Manager
  • Fixed issue where module message warning was not XHTML compliant
  • Fixed the issue where sometimes there were event log errors during installation from importing HTML modules.
  • Fixed issue where installer feedback was not using passed parameter to output feeback messages
  • Fixed issue with custom name space in Starter Kits.
  • Fixed issue where errors were logged during automated installs.
  • Enhanced create new module form to split file language and file name onto seperate lines, and updated help text
  • Fixed missing objectqualifer in dataprovider script which could fail to update installs without a default language
  • Updated data provider reference to use fully qualified typename which could cause compilation issues with third party modules in some rare instances.
  • Fixed validation error handling in new module wizard
  • Updated text on create new module screen to clarify that make new folder is only available on "New" option
  • Fixed issue where it was possible to create a module with a name or friendlyname the same as an existing package
  • Fixed issue where invalid control name could crash New Module wizard
  • Fixed the validation of Module Control Name when creating a new module manually.
  • Enhanced New Module wizard to make friendly name a required field.
  • When using the create new module you can specify a control with spaces e.g. "my control". Whilst this is valid for a control definition, as that is used to create the file and also the inherits statement an error is caused as neither of support spaces. To resolve we added code to remove spaces from control names as they're not allowed.
  • Modified Install Wizard so that all tests must pass before installtion may proceed. Tests are conducted either on entering the page or on clicking the Next button.
  • Updated layout and help text of the "Create New Module" form and added some code to remove spaces from module names to ensure only valid files are created.
  • Added the ability to use the PayPal sandbox for validating PayPal configuration

Security Fixes

  • User account escalation Vulnerability

Updated Modules/Providers

The following modules and providers have been updated in the 5.2.0 packages.
Please see the specific project pages for notes on what bugs or enhancements
were corrected with each release.


  • Events Module 05.00.03

Reviews for this release

Working well for me. Just needs to be more fault tolerant with crashing modules.
by webwarrior on Mar 20, 2010 at 12:01 PM
Great!!! Nice to see things in sync and working as expected. I saw one person had an issue with upgrading from 4.9.3 so I'm going to upgrade a primary website on the same version with 90,000 users to see how it behaves. Really happy to say this was clean, smooth and pain free. When I read the word 'beta' a few weeks ago, I shuddered with memories of old betas being so slow to become stable.
by nina on Mar 18, 2010 at 9:11 PM
not Japanese
by Hideya0804 on Mar 17, 2010 at 3:59 AM
Upgrade to this version from 5.1.0 was very smooth, no problem at all. Can't wait for version 5.3
by ariefimansantoso on Mar 15, 2010 at 8:35 PM
Fast and easy to install
by Zxytek on Mar 14, 2010 at 7:45 PM
smooth upgrades from 5.1 on 20+ sites. No issues so far.
by cfwebmasters on Mar 10, 2010 at 8:06 PM
This week I did two new installs of 5.02.03 on shared hosting (SeekDotNet) without encountering any problems.
by imagemaker on Mar 5, 2010 at 2:20 PM
Upgrades were smooth
by Timo_Design on Mar 4, 2010 at 10:12 PM
Upgrade all my sites again to 5.2.3 and no issues again.
by philipbeadle on Mar 4, 2010 at 10:09 PM
the upgrade ran fine but I'm getting a bunch of javascript errors after upgrading to this version from 4.9.3. They say 'Type is not defined' and they're referencing a file named 'js/dnn.xmlhttp.js and dnn.xml.js, has anyone else had this experience?
by afaxwebgirl on Mar 2, 2010 at 6:21 PM
I've loads of bother with this upgrade, can not create a module from a manifest. Bug fix is in forums. But not been able to get this to work either.
by martinm116 on Feb 25, 2010 at 10:57 AM
No problems upgrading whatsoever.
by ralphwilliams on Feb 24, 2010 at 3:41 PM
It was me (webgardens indeed).
by ErwinC on Feb 24, 2010 at 1:47 PM
@Erwinc, that sounds like you are using webgardens, which DotNetNuke does not support i.e. the cache is not syncronised across multiple threads in webgardens. I recommend you use the forums at to ask questions such as this.
by cathalconnolly on Feb 24, 2010 at 12:18 AM
The new release strategy pays off well. All my DNN-portals upgraded without any issue. Thanks to Joe Brinkman and his team. greetings, Anthony
by acandael on Feb 21, 2010 at 2:26 PM
Another stellar release of the premier open source web platform for the .NET Framework! Love it
by christoc on Feb 20, 2010 at 6:46 AM
Had a 5.2.2 upgrade scheduled for a large client site. We were scheduled to start testing the day of release so I decided to use 5.2.3 (from 4.8.x) and things went off without a hitch!
by cpaterra on Feb 20, 2010 at 2:43 AM
use the update package, update version 5.2.2 to 5.2.3 failure occurs when you run from visual studio or web developer, also perform installation and persists the error, the menu links do not work. not working the link the login, registration, user, home, etc.
by martinezalonso on Feb 19, 2010 at 10:11 PM
Used the Upgrade package to attempt upgrade of a recently installed 5.2.2 instance that was giving frequent error: "Access to the path '\Cache\Modules\' is denied." Upgrade to 5.2.3 successful, but am still getting Scheduler and General exceptions with the same error.. " AssemblyVersion: 5.2.3... InnerException: Access to the path '\Cache\Modules\' is denied." Other smaller issues resolved.
by sforwood on Feb 19, 2010 at 10:32 AM
No comment!.. as long it does not give ERRORs everybody is happy... GOOD WORK! I´ve upgraded my two sites and couple more without problem! As far as i can tell... 5 out of 5
by macster on Feb 18, 2010 at 10:11 PM
Upgraded a few sites easily and without any problems.
by gherbstman on Feb 18, 2010 at 10:04 PM
I've just upgrade... I had lots of problems with 5.2.2 and the site was painfully slow in admin task.... like install/uninstall modules. The upgrade was FAST! and PERFECT! The site is MUCH Faster! keep going... it seems your finally in the right path... please don't forget about better localization integration :) I strongly recommend 5.2.3, specially if you're in another 5.x
by Mike_C on Feb 18, 2010 at 8:36 PM
I have upgraded a couple of sites and all of them upgraded without any problems. All my tests so far have passed and no errors have been found. This release is the release that all installations should use.
by Olsmar on Feb 18, 2010 at 12:40 PM