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DNN Summit Session: DNN Upgrades Made Simple

Upendo Ventures: DNN Upgrades Made Simple

Our second and final session at DNN Summit 2021 was about upgrading DNN. After having upgraded literally thousands of DNN websites over the past 18 years, this session is the culmination of everything I've learned over that period of time. Most of the issues we run into tend to be completely avoidable.

2 Critical Updates for Your Website Before December 2020

Upendo Ventures: Update Your Website Before December 2020

There are always updates throughout the internet that impact your website.  Keeping up with them can seem downright impossible for most - even if you're in the industry.  There are two major updates this year that you need to be highly aware of though.  If you don't adjust accordingly, the availability and discovery of your website could be drastically impacted.  

Hotcakes Commerce 03.03.00 Release Marks a Major Milestone

New Hotcakes Commerce Release

If you've been watching the journey of Hotcakes Commerce over the years at all, you know that it has a very interesting past.  It began as a different platform altogether. It became a wildly successful commercial e-commerce solution that consistently was in the top 3 products in the DNN Store.  It then became an open-source e-commerce platform, making it freely available to the world.  This is the solution you're reading about and know about today.  

Super Useful web.config Trick for Development Teams

Upendo Ventures: Super Useful web.config Trick for Development Teams

Every ASP.NET application has no less than one website configuration file - also called the web.config, since that's what the name of the file actually is. We often get asked a lot of questions about how to properly check-in the web.config and how to safely distribute the file across environments and developers. This article is going to disclose one of the tricks that we use for our clients.