3.0.12 Installing Custom Modules doesn't work

From the Installation Guide, page 20:



The Resource needs to be packaged as a zip file before being installed. As this document focuses on the installation we do not describe here how to package the resource.  This is covered in other documents.

The following are the resources that can be installed, using both of these approaches


  1. Through Application UI Host/Module Definitions, Select the “Upload New Module” action from the Action menu or from the link at the bottom of the control
  2. Through Installer by placing zip file in /Install/Module.

Module Development and Packaging are described in the “DotNetNuke Module Developer’s Guide”




Using approach A. above, I:

1.      Selected the “Upload New Module” action from the Action menu

2.      Browsed to a file I had downloaded: C:\DotNetNuke\Install\Module\NewBlog_3_0_0_PA.zip

3.      First clicked the Upload New File  link, this ran for about 10 seconds and I was returned to the  Module Definition list page.

4.      Now what?  I don’t see any change in the Module Definition list and the Module drop down at the top of the page does not have my new module in it.

5.      Both the Help and Online Help menu items return  nothing. Great!

6.      OK, let’s see what happens when I try Add New Module Definition.

7.      OK , lets try making up a module name and description.   Am I supposed to be doing this?  Now click on the Add New Definition link   Nothing happens.



What am I missing?  I've got a dozen so or so modules, some free and some I've paid for.  What’s it going to take to get them installed?
3/28/2005 12:34:27 AM
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Hi John,

Make sure you unzip the download file first, then select the PA file from the release folder using the method for installing above.

Some modules will be like this with the install zip embedded in the whole package, others may be only the install file, to tell for sure, look in the zip and if it has a file that ends with .dnn then you should have a valid install file.

John M.

DotNetNuke Module for Performance
3/28/2005 12:54:41 AM
Perhaps you're missing step 2.5. Click Add after you selected the PA file with Browse... but before you click Upload New File.Idea [I]
3/28/2005 1:04:09 AM

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