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Blog App 4.0 for DNN and 2sxc

The blog has been completely rewritten since V3 and uses all the new features and best practices of 2sxc 11. 

Introducing Blog 4.0

Making blogs isn't rocket science, and then again it is 🚀. The 2sxc Blog App 3.0 has been used thousands of times, often as a starting point for people who wanted to create something different and wanted a complete solution to build from. Here's a quick peek at the Blog 4.0:

Blog List

Categories, Auto-Resized Image, Author and Tags


Home Tiles

Showing Top X items and optional pager


Drag and Drop

RSS Feed

Easy to Admin

Visual Query

Simple to Understand and Customize


...included - customize everything!

Features Overview

  1. List View which shows the latest posts and offers paging
  2. Category View which shows category details and only the posts of that category
  3. Authors View showing details about the Author and all of her posts
  4. Home-View showing the latest Top-3 (or 5 or whatever) posts
  5. Details View with inner content, so you can add galleries or forms into the blog post
  6. Details View also links previous and next post with thumbnail
  7. Modern Blog Data Model with...
    1. Posts
    2. Categories
    3. Tags
    4. Authors
  8. Automatic image resize and crop, with configurable focal point
  9. SEO optimized URL and Headers
  10. Open-Graph headers for Twitter and Facebook Sharing
  11. Share-It component
  12. Multi-Language (EN and DE already translated)
  13. DNN-Search Integration
  14. + all the standard 2sxc features like data-versioning, drag-and-drop ADAM image handling, Best-Of-WYSIWYG...

Best Practice Template App

We noticed that most people use the Blog App as a template to get started doing their own thing. This is why it was really important to us to refresh it with all the best practices and features of 2sxc 11. For example:

  1. Various Visual Queries for all Data Access
  2. Code Splitting for Code-Reuse
  3. Code-Behind to make templates easier to edit
  4. Latest use of Razor-Blade
  5. Pre-Built for Bootstrap 4 and super easy to adjust to Bootstrap 3 or 5
  6. CSS using SASS
  7. Easy to customize HTML-Razor
  8. Easy to add more views or customize as needed

Get it Now!

The Blog 4.0 requires 2sxc 11. You can get it from the App-Catalog or browse the code on Github

Many thanks to Aaron!

Love from Switzerland,

Daniel Mettler grew up in the jungles of Indonesia and is founder and CEO of 2sic internet solutions in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, an 20-head web specialist with over 800 DNN projects since 1999. He is also chief architect of 2sxc (see github), an open source module for creating attractive content and DNN Apps.

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