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For years I have maintained a set of Visual Studio project templates that are used by thousands of people to quickly and easily create Modules for the DotNetNuke Content Management System, and for years, I have had people request that I create a project template for creating a DNN Skin (now known as Themes).

This weekend I finally took the time to do just that. With the latest release of my Visual Studio project templates, you can now create a Theme for DNN. When doing so, you will be presented with a basic skin, using Bootstrap v3.1.1, based on my HammerFlex theme for DotNetNuke.

This blog post is no longer being maintained, visit the Christoc.com Tutorial for customizing the module development templates.

With the 2.0 release of my module development project templates last week I’ve had a few inquiries into how to customize the templates. You can download the templates from http://christoctemplate.codeplex.com/

Why Modify the Templates?

First, why might you want to modify the custom templates? The main reason is that these templates are defined using a specific namespace, DotNetNuke.Modules.*, which is fine in most cases, but what if you want to use your own namespace? Well you have to create a project, then search/replace all instances of that namespace, while not removing any DNN references at the same time. Customizing the project templates will allow you to define your own company namespace, email address, website, and even copyright information, in the template so that you do not have to search/replace every time you create a new project.

Did you get in on the Nissan Leaf preregistration event last week? Well I did, and I’m excited about it! So excited that I went and did something, I purchased a domain name and setup a website for it (running on DotNetNuke of course)!

Check out the website at http://www.leafowner.com/

I’ve setup some forums and started posting a few news bits. I hope to update the site daily with the latest in Leaf news! If you’re interested in contributing to the site check it out and shoot @LeafOwner a message on twitter!

I still need to get a logo together, any designers out there interested in putting something together?

Chris Hammond excited about an electric car? Yeah, weird eh? but I’m all about this! Stay tuned!


Update: wow I can't believe I put in the wrong URL earlier! http://www.leafowner.com


Chris Hammond is a father, husband, leader, developer and car guy. Chris has long specialized in ASP.NET and DotNetNuke development, so you will find a variety of topics here on the website. For more information check out the about me page.

If you are looking for DotNetNuke consulting please visit my business website at https://www.christoc.com/