Rating:        Based on 25 ratings
Reviewed:  20 reviews
Downloads: 71448
Change Set: 50540
Released: May 19, 2010
Updated: Apr 9, 2011 by DotNetNuke
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Application 5.4.2 - Version Upgrade
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Source Code 5.4.2 - C# Source Code (Unsupported technology preview)
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Release Notes

  • Updated the Installation Wizard's Polish & German language packs.
  • Improved performance of Sql script for listing modules by portal.
  • Improved DeleteModule method to handle instances where object may be null.
  • Increased the number of Users that a DNN installation can handle to 2.14 billion.
  • Increased the size of the Admin - Pages list box to cater for sites with a large number of pages.
  • Removed "obsolete" state from DotNetNuke.Services.Mail.Mail.Sendmail.
  • Fixed issue with emailing Vendor details to the Admin and conformation details to the Vendor.
  • Fixed issue where Sitemap does not work if globalisation culture is a culture that uses comma as separator
  • Fixed issue with missing type specification in SiteMapSettings.
  • Fixed issue where upgrade fails when site has a non-'en-US' default language
  • Fixed issue with link editor showing pages the user does not have View permissions for.
  • Fixed issue with registration emails not being sent from Child Portals.
  • Fixed issue with Role update email not beiung sent to the user.
  • Fixed issue where default tabs for Site Settings were not created when creating settings for a new language.
  • Fixed issue where localization upgrade script was incorrect and could result in error on upgrade.
  • Fixed issue where localization updates were not properly applied to individual portals.
  • Fixed an Issue, where Language Editor returned to Language List on update of any file.
  • Fixed issue with jQuery not loading early enough.
  • Fixed issue with email sending not recognizing HTML properly.
  • Fixed issue with port numbers in email address during installation.
  • Fixed issue with passing connection information to Sql Module.
  • Fixed issue where the User Skin object was ignoring the ShowUnreadMessages attribute
  • Fixed issue where the profile ImageEditControl datatype was only added to Portal 0.
  • Fixed issue with url formatting when no context exists. Adding "http" is fallback position.
  • Fixed rare issue where the install wizard could leak useful database connection information under certain conditions.
  • Fixed issue where messenging module failed to filter for dangerous html/script.

Security Fixes

Updated Modules/Providers

The following modules and providers have been updated in the 5.4.2 packages.
Please see the specific project pages for notes on what bugs or enhancements
were corrected with each release.


  • None


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Reviews for this release

Hi, where is DNN 5.4.3? I can only see DNN 5.4.2 and 5.4.4. I have DNN 5.4.2 and need to fix the page management problem, I understand this is fixed in DNN 5.4.3. Or can I upgrade from 5.4.2 to 5.4.4 (and skip 5.4.3)?
by mediaworksnz on Jun 28, 2010 at 11:57 PM
C# code is so great!
by xujiaci on Jun 23, 2010 at 9:10 AM
C# code is really good approvement, like a fairly tail for me!!!!!!! I think it's not the last time. :)
by xidius on Jun 20, 2010 at 10:15 AM
As usual, DNN gets better and better with every release - and I especially love releases like this one, where the focus is on stability.
by hismightiness on Jun 10, 2010 at 12:07 AM
I want to use the vb source to see how the DNN API is used. Unfortunately, on first build it had at least 56 compile time errors and warnings. I would like to see this cleared up. Just because it is a free community edition, doesn't mean the source or binaries can have loads of problems for the user to deal with. Most of it is functions that should be subs. There are other errors as well.
by andyb12 on Jun 3, 2010 at 2:53 PM
Everything allways working perfect but the installation sometimes makes me nuts... :P
by josuebasurto on May 27, 2010 at 6:54 PM
Just tried to upgrade as a novice would by unzipping the upgrade over my current 4.9.6 and then running the install. It failed with too many errors to count. The install I tried to upgrade from did have some third party modules, however, that's how it is in the real world. Many people have installs with third party modules. Needs MUCH MORE WORK.
by markhgordon on May 27, 2010 at 3:11 PM
Did upgrade with DnnAutoUpgrade module in couple minutes! Excellent job
by MrJohnSmith on May 27, 2010 at 2:09 AM
This is another exceptional release but I wonder if you guys are ever going to fix the exceptions it generates. Clean install still generates errors. My ISP is continually restarting the AppPool because of errors from the core.
by retro__ on May 27, 2010 at 12:16 AM
Microsoft Web Platform Installer Deployment package is missing the TELERIK DLL and errors. The New Install download works fine. Great release overall but a hiccup with the installer that needs to be resolved.
by wpballard on May 26, 2010 at 2:10 AM
My installation had issues with iwebcore module. Error output indicates iweb uses obsolete expressions. Only after uninstalling iweb did the upgrade succeed. Thereafter, iweb can no longer be installed neither.
by taxivantha on May 23, 2010 at 11:14 AM
No problems found so far.....
by rauchi on May 22, 2010 at 6:46 PM
No problems so far! This update fixed my problem of not being able to upload a new logo image in version 5.4.1.
by bstalte on May 21, 2010 at 7:36 PM
The upgrade of my parent and child portals from version 5.4.1 to 5.4.2 was flawless. It's a pitty though that the problem with the admin link is not solved in this issue, hence my 4 star rating instead of 5
by acandael on May 20, 2010 at 11:55 AM
The Telerik.Web.UI.dll file is still not included in the upgrade package!
by crusu on May 20, 2010 at 7:09 AM
Thanks to the DNN team. Smooth installation and upgrade. I notice however that a major issue with the page admin (which is breaking sites) has yet to be addressed. DNN Issue number -12428 (Page Management Still Broken) http://support.dotnetnuke.com/issue/ViewIssue.aspx?id=12428&PROJID=2)
by peters4oz on May 20, 2010 at 4:38 AM
Excellent upgrade. Clean installation. Stable build. My observation that x.x.2 is the first stable release holds true again. Thanks a bunch for the DNN team. Keep up the good work!
by jtisdale on May 19, 2010 at 11:08 PM
Upgraded! Thanks
by christoc on May 19, 2010 at 6:57 PM
Finally! This is the first release since 5.2 where the upgrade actually worked like it should. I'm glad with the fixes and the added functionality too. I hope the next release will massage out the last issues on this branch so we can move on to better things (I'm still hoping for that next step in localization...).
by happysalsero on May 19, 2010 at 6:51 PM
Version 5.4.2 includes vs2010 solution file. There was no problem with open and run the source version. Thanks
by mcsenow on May 19, 2010 at 6:08 PM