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Rating:        Based on 24 ratings
Reviewed:  18 reviews
Downloads: 128200
Released: Nov 17, 2010
Updated: Jan 10, 2011 by cnurse
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

Major Highlights

  • Added automatic portal alias creation for single portal installs
  • Updated the file manager upload page to allow user to upload multiple files without returning to the file manager page.
  • Fixed issue with Event Log Email Notifications.
  • Fixed issue where Telerik HTML Editor was unable to upload files to secure or database folder.
  • Fixed issue where registration page is not set correctly during an upgrade.
  • Fixed issue where Sendmail stripped HTML and Links from emails.
  • Fixed issue where Ribbon Bar CSS was included on the page even when Ribbon Bar was not visible.
  • Fixed issue where "My Folder" was not available in the URL control and the Telerik HTML Editor
  • Fixed issue where the language skinobject dropdown does not maintain state between postbacks
  • Fixed issue where the UserProfile PhotoURL property not set properly
  • Fixed issue where Data Caching code could result in race condition
  • Fixed issue where a portalalias with a trailing "/" would cause a 404 error
  • Fixed issue where reference copies of modules are not copied from the primary to secondary language pages.
  • Fixed issue where a disabled language can result in orphaned pages which are not localized with Content Localization
  • Fixed issue where content item wasn't being assigned to host tabs resulting in error when changing the host page title
  • Fixed issue where localized grid header columns did not sort
  • Fixed issue where the ribbonbar control panel was not properly moving pages when localization was enabled.

Security Fixes

Updated Extensions

The following extensions have been updated in the 5.6.0 packages.  Please see the specific project pages for notes on what bugs or enhancements were corrected with each release.


  • Events Module 05.01.05
  • Forums Module 05.00.00

NOTE: As with any release, we recommend you perform a complete file and database backup before performing any upgrade on a production website and that you first conduct a trial upgrade on a staging version of the site. Following these guidelines will ensure that you are able to recover should any unforeseen problems arise during the upgrade process.

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Reviews for this release

The Fresh Installer has problem!!! Both of Custom and Typical can not use, when during Installing Database scripts. return error: dnn is not defined. And So stupid thing is png file not found. even I added extension to Global.asax
by ezycms on Jan 15, 2011 at 4:31 AM
Error free fresh install and painless update (from 5.x). Thanks for providing the C# version of the source code!
by asolis on Jan 10, 2011 at 8:27 PM
the google analytics can easily be fixed. the problem is in the SiteAnalytics.config file - just remove the quotes from the [TRACKING_ID] token and save it.
by eccountable on Jan 6, 2011 at 10:17 AM
Performed 3 site upgrades from 5.05.01 to 5.06. Found that this will kill your google analytics. Everything else was great. See this blog for info:
by clively on Dec 13, 2010 at 10:45 PM
Lovely clean install and upgrade. Nice work!
by dotcom on Dec 2, 2010 at 11:25 AM
Google Analytics doesn't work anymore after the upgrade (Google Account ID Problem). Beside this issue no problems found.
by rauchi on Dec 2, 2010 at 10:22 AM
Ran into some upgrade issues (that appear to date back to 5.3.0) <updated rating>Source DOES compile if you unblock the zip! Been running in production for a few days, seems MUCH faster than 5.1.4, Stability has been good. There have been a few issues, but nothing tragic. The best part is that it looks like many (MANY) of the compile warnings have been cleaned up. Overall GOOD JOB GUYS!
by ggiordan on Nov 29, 2010 at 4:19 PM
Upgrading 5.5.1 to 5.6.0 brings "DotNetNuke Error...Windows Vista...Return to Site" issue. I did not find any working solution in any forum.
by aaanadie on Nov 28, 2010 at 5:04 PM
Buff/ hmansoori - both of those items are completely normal. I recommend having a quick read of which covers the different downloads.
by cathalconnolly on Nov 25, 2010 at 10:36 PM
Th issue is when go to Admin>Language then the page error??? Could you fix it please. Thanks.
by hstar_net on Nov 24, 2010 at 3:50 AM
upgrade from 05.05.01 to 05.06.00 was smooth, no issues encountered during or post installation. Thanks for the great work!
by mikepolson on Nov 23, 2010 at 6:49 PM
We upgaded today from 5.5.0 with no issues found!
by oldgate on Nov 23, 2010 at 5:26 PM
Smooth upgrade from 5.5!
by viperguynaz on Nov 20, 2010 at 7:50 PM
Nice and clean release!
by RC1 on Nov 19, 2010 at 11:33 PM
The Upgrade package did not include a release.config file: Only the source package should have development.config & release.config | The bin folder is missing in source+install: By design now.Build the project & then you will get the DLLs in the bin folder.Otherwise use install package. | Hyperlink Manager don't work: Not sure, PLEASE post your queries before you review.Thx
by nukealexs on Nov 18, 2010 at 7:28 PM
Hiperlink Manager don't works since 05.04.00, please solve it. Thanks and best regards.
by samuelcastello on Nov 18, 2010 at 4:17 PM
The Upgrade package did not include a release.config file. Is that normal?
by Buff on Nov 18, 2010 at 3:37 PM
The bin folder is missing in the source+install.
by hmansoori on Nov 18, 2010 at 3:33 PM