PackFlash Releases New Version of its News & Blogs module for DotNetNuke (DNN) That Allows for Data Sharing Between Websites

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PackFlash, the developer of superior modules for the DotNetNuke WCMS (Web Content Management System), has just released the newest version of its DNN News & Blogs module that allows for data to be shared across websites.

DotNetNUke (DNN) News and Blogs Module by PackFlash

PackFlash News & Blog Module

PackFlash, developer of superior modules for the DotNetNuke WCMS (Web Content Management System), has just released an updated version of their flagship module, the DotNetNuke News & Blogs module, which is a solution for providing press releases, blogs, and articles within sites built using the DotNetNuke platform. This version has the capability to tie 2 or more websites together and share the content on all of those sites. Any type of content that is added through the PackFlash News & Blogs module would be capable of being shared between sites.

Shared content is represented within each site as if it belongs to the site in which it is being viewed; in other words, the user is not forced to switch sites as they would be if the content was shared through RSS. Thus, engagement on the current site is prioritized. “Global” administrators that have permission to see all of the sites are allowed to choose what websites can share data with each other, while administrators of individual websites have the ability to decide when to use the data from another website on their particular website pages. One application of this feature is for an school district that needs multiple sites for the individual schools, but wishes to display the blog of the superintendent across each of the sites. PackFlash’s DNN News & Blogs module makes this easy to implement.

The PackFlash DNN News & Blogs module is part of the Constellation family. Constellation is a combination of eight core DotNetNuke modules that are fully integrated with each other. No other module suite in the DotNetNuke (DNN) market offers this kind of integration. The modules include News & Blogs, Image Gallery, Slideshow, Friendly URLs, Mega Drop-Down Menu, Comments, Videos and Events Module for DotNetNuke. The News & Blog module’s purpose within the family is to handle display of content that is generally text based, and which doesn’t necessarily go “stale” after a particular date (as a event item might).

Version 3.2 of the PackFlash Constellation DNN Modules also offers significant functionality upgrades to the Friendly URLs Module for DNN to support the multi-site portal data sharing. This functionality includes automatic detection of duplicate content and management of the canonical version of the URL across all of the websites that are sharing content. This will provide comfort to the website owners that they will not realize a search engine penalty that might arise from duplicate content across their web properties.

"The News & Blogs module is our flagship module, and it is gratifying to see it continue to evolve with the rest of our DNN modules” says PackFlash Co-owner, Jason Lichon.

About PackFlash

PackFlash is a developer of modules for the DotNetNuke Web Content Management System (CMS). Based in Chicago and founded in 2008, PackFlash produces superior, intuitive modules that push the functionality of the DotNetNuke CMS to new limits. For more information, please visit

About DotNetNuke

DotNetNuke software is used by developers, designers and business people to quickly build and easily maintain websites of all kinds. We are the number one Web content management solution in the Microsoft ecosystem – over 700,000 websites have been deployed worldwide using our products. Our online store speeds up this process by offering over 10,000 apps and add-ons that quickly and easily extend our product. Thousands of organizations like True Value, Bose, Cornell University, Glacier Water, Pier One Imports, El Camino Hospital and the City of Denver have leveraged DotNetNuke to deploy highly engaging business critical websites. There have been over 7 million downloads of our open source project, which fuels an active global community one million strong. The rapid growth of our commercial products resulted in DotNetNuke Corp. being named as one of the fastest growing private companies in America on the 2011 Inc. 500 list. Founded in 2006 and funded by Sierra Ventures, August Capital and Pelion Venture Partners, DotNetNuke Corp. is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices in Vancouver and Amsterdam. For more information, please visit

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