DotNetNuke 3.0

New Version of Internationally Renowned Open Source Content Management System Released

“Changing the World Wide Web… one site at a time…”

Mar 12, 2005 -- Perpetual Motion Interactive Systems Inc., a premier Microsoft technology solutions provider, is pleased to announce the availability of DotNetNuke 3.0, the premier open source content management system for the Microsoft ASP.NET platform.  This major release improves upon DotNetNuke’s vast array of extensibility and usability features, offering forward compatibility with the much anticipated Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 (Visual Studio 2005) platform, and adding powerful Localization and Search capabilities.  DotNetNuke 3.0 is the culmination of nearly a year of development by an international team of contributors and developers.

“Our community has taken a giant step forward with this release,” said Shaun Walker, DotNetNuke creator and maintainer.  “While the usability improvements in DotNetNuke 3.0 have simplified content management tasks for end-users on an international scale, the new portal framework has empowered developers and designers to create richer, more powerful application resources for the growing community.  I am very proud of the development team who has worked so hard on this release over the past eleven months.”

DotNetNuke 3.0 includes a significant number of breakthrough enhancements which improve its versatility, power, and accessibility.  These include a more intuitive user interface, support for “drag-and-drop” content management, improved URL structuring for search engine indexing, and enhanced provisioning support for scriptable configuration.  In addition, the application underwent an extensive code access security review so that it is capable of running in a Medium Trust hosting environment.

The following is a handful of the new features and improvements in DotNetNuke 3.0:

Membership, Roles, and Profile -- Integration of the Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 (Visual Studio 2005) Membership, Roles, and Profile API allows DotNetNuke to conform to a common Membership model. 

Localization -- Administration user interfaces for DotNetNuke can now be easily localized into any language. The architecture is based on the Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 (Visual Studio 2005) localization system. 

Field & Module Help -- Localized field level help and module level help are now available on all administration user interfaces.  This usability improvement helps transform DotNetNuke from a developer-oriented application to an intuitive end-user content management system.

Simplified & Organized Administrator UI – Administrator user interfaces have been reorganized to group common fields into collapsible sections to simplify the end-user experience, while still providing access to advanced functionality. A powerful new control panel has been added which encapsulates more of the common administrative functions.

Hoster Support – Improvements for Web Hosters include XML templates for scripting all aspects of the installation experience, feedback during the installation process, the ability to run in a Medium Trust environment, and optimized performance and memory consumption to maximize web server density.

 “It’s great to see the excitement amongst developers and web hosters around the DotNetNuke project” said Shawn Nandi, ASP.NET Product Manager at Microsoft.”The DotNetNuke development team has done a great job supporting these communities with the 3.0 release.”

The DotNetNuke 3.0 release also represents the launch of an exciting new program for the open source community. DotNetNuke will be sponsoring a number of third party sub-projects, providing an essential library of freely available, open source resources to augment the base portal framework. Sub-projects will conform to a set of formalized standards and will be able to take advantage of the established DotNetNuke infrastructure services and distribution channel. The first sub-projects to be announced are Forums, Blog, and Gallery modules contributed by AppTheory and TTT Corporation ( available immediately for BETA download from ).

“We are very pleased to announce the contribution and release of the Forum, Blog and Gallery modules (based on the code by Tam Tran Minh of TTT Corporation) as official DotNetNuke SubProjects,” said Bryan Andrews of AppTheory. “These modules, when integrated on the new DotNetNuke 3.x platform, provide a compelling solution set for collaboration and community building, and we know this contribution will be one of many exciting new DNN SubProjects!”

Availability and Pricing

DotNetNuke 3.0 is available for free download. The full application source code and sub-projects are distributed under a standard BSD open source license; providing the maximum freedom in both non-commercial and commercial environments. More information about DotNetNuke can be found by visiting

About DotNetNuke

DotNetNuke is a content management system (CMS) ideal for creating and deploying projects such as commercial web sites, corporate intranets, and online publishing portals.  With a rapidly growing community of over 125,000 registered users and a legion of dedicated developers, DotNetNuke continues to strengthen its leadership position in the Microsoft open-source CMS market.  The release of DotNetNuke 3.0, with its localization features and ASP.NET 2.0 provider API integration, will only add to DotNetNuke’s extensibility, international popularity, and support. More information about DotNetNuke is available at

About Open Source

The basic idea behind Open Source is very simple: When programmers can read, redistribute, and modify the source code for a piece of software, the software evolves. People improve it, people adapt it, and people fix bugs. And this can happen at a speed that, if one is used to the slow pace of conventional software development, seems astonishing.

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Shaun Walker
Perpetual Motion Interactive Systems Inc.
(604) 504-0514

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