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DMG Forums 2.0 - The Ultimate Portal System
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grimmeissen


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Join Date: 8/30/2005
Posts: 656
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Posted: 2/9/2006 8:03:09 PM

DMG Forums 2.0

Released: 2-9-2006

Download Version 2.0 (full or upgrade)

Instructions for a full installation or for upgrading from any previous version are contained in the README.html file that is included with the download.

Note: Microsoft Access is no longer a supported database back-end for DMG Forums beginning with version 2.0. Because of major limitations with the Jet database engine, we have decided to fully support MSDE or Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express for free back-end software. These programs can be downloaded and installed on your servers easily and have been tested for compatibility with DMG Forums 2.0.

By downloading this software you agree to our end-user license agreement.
grimmeissen


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Join Date: 8/30/2005
Posts: 656
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Posted: 2/9/2006 8:03:23 PM

This release of DMG Forums is the biggest release to date. The original idea for what this software would become has been realized with the portal system that we have implemented in Version 2.0. DMG Forums can now be used as a completely customizable content management system for not only providing forums, but for designing your entire web page. Of course, the code can still be used solely as a forum application, but it is now more dynamic than ever. With Version 2.0, web sites designed using the DMG Forums software can now take on any look and feel and can now be used for almost endless purposes.



New Features In Version 2.0

  • DMG Forums Is Now A Fully Customizable Web Portal System
  • Dozens Of New "DMG Admin Codes" For Designing A Custom Portal
  • Main Page Can Show Custom Content, The Main Forums, Or Both
  • Topics Can Be Posted To The Main Page As "News"
  • A "Latest Topics" Box Can Be Added To Any Page To Show New Posts
  • Extra User-Defined Variables Available For Dynamic Content
  • The Header/Footer/Login Information Can Be Hidden On Specified Pages


    Enhancements In Version 2.0

  • The Forums Are Now Completely .NET Framework 2.0 Compatible (Still compatible with 1.x)
  • Forums Can Be Set To Require Admin/Moderator Approval Before Posts Appear
  • Members Can Now Be Deleted
  • "Send PM" Links Have Been Added To All Topics, Replies, And Profile Pages
  • A Member Selection Tool Has Been Added To Private Messaging
  • Forum Statistics Can Be Displayed On The Main Page Or Forums Page
  • The Members Page Now Has Links To List Members By First Letter Of Username
  • The DMG Code and DMG Admin Code Reference Pages Have Been Updated With All New Codes
  • A DMG Forums Global Update Frame Has Been Added To The Admin Screen To Receive Info From Our Servers
  • Admins Can Now Specify META Keywords And Page Margins
  • A New Uploads Folder Has Been Added For Documents And Other Non-Image Files


    Bug Fixes In Version 2.0

  • A Blank Spot Has Been Added To The Edit Category/Forum Dropdowns So The First Item Can Be Selected
  • Bugs Have Been Fixed That Occured When Deleting Replies
  • Multiline Textboxes Were Corrected For .NET Framework 2.0 Compatibility
  • Issues With The Header Colors On search.aspx Have Been Corrected
  • The Avatar Selection Tool Was Re-written For .NET Framework 2.0 Compatibility


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