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Modern Website Editing UX for DNN Platform

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The SHINE editing interface showing a list of pages, redirects and navigation menus on the left with the current website page that you have selected on the right. Above the the page that you are on is a tab bar that allows you to toggle view and edit mode and a settings menu that allows access to delete the page, make it visible to all users, access the module recycle bin amongst other options.

Shine is an intuitive control panel extension for DNN websites. Install and instantly upgrade your content editor and admin experience.

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The SHINE editing interface showing a list of pages, redirects and navigation menus on the left with the current website page that you have selected on the right. Above the the page that you are on is a tab bar that allows you to toggle view and edit mode and a settings menu that allows access to delete the page, make it visible to all users, access the module recycle bin amongst other options.

Simply Install and Instantly Experience a New Way to Use Your DNN Platform Website

Modern DNN Control Panel

Shine replaces the default control panel and Persona Bar with a modern and easy to use progressive web app experience. Designed for productivity, Shine is responsive and works across mobile, tablet and desktop web browsers. Edit your website from any device!

White Label Experience

Personalize your or your clients' website editing experience. Replace the Shine branding with your or your client's company/website name or logo.

Available only in the Enterprise license option.

Page and Redirect Management

Our simplified experience empowers you to quickly manage your entire site structure with no more than a single click from any page on any device. Your pages, redirects and vanity URL's are always instantly available and ready for you to manage.  

Digital Asset Management

Easily manage all your digital assets with ease. Fully integrated with your folder providers and supporting file versioning out of the box, our Digital Asset Manager ensures that you will never lose a file and gives you full auditability.  

This feature is coming soon.

Content Editor Maintenance Mode

Easily disable access to Shine from Content Editors and Admins while your website is still live and operational. Great for preventing content editing during deployments, when working on larger changes or when triaging critical production issues.   

Page Versioning & Workflow Support

Integrating directly with the core DNN Platform page versioning features, Shine is the only solution besides Evoq to bring page versioning and workflow support to DNN Platform websites.

This feature is coming soon.

Open Content Integration

If your website uses Open Content, your content types and templates are fully integrated within our Add Content Block experience. Quickly add structured content blocks exactly where you want them with less clicks and frustration.

Quickly Add Content to Pages

Our Add Content Block experience empowers content editors to quickly add modules to pages with less clicking, reduced frustration and no drag and drop. Simply click the + icon while in edit mode wherever you want your content to be added. Works with every module and every theme, no customizations required.

Search Engine Result Preview

Instantly preview what your webpages might look like in Google or Bing search results from the page SEO menu. Customize your page and get instant feedback with our real-time SERP preview.

Easy Device Preview

Quickly toggle between Desktop, Tablet and Mobile modes. Your page will instantly resize within the Shine editing experience empowering you to quickly preview what your page will look like across screen sizes.  

Page Recycle Bin

Accessible from the Page and Redirect manager, the Page Recycle Bin gives you quick access to restore or permanently remove pages from your site. Easily see when a page was deleted and by what user.

Module Recycle Bin

From any page, use our page-level module recycle bin to instantly view what modules were deleted from the page you are viewing. Never go searching through your site for deleted modules and content blocks again.

Future Proof

Shine is built from modern technologies such as Razor C#, WebAPI, Vue.JS, HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. It is compatible with DNN Platform v7.4.1+ and is positioned to continue supporting and growing with future versions of DNN Platform.

Page Audit History

Instantly view what content blocks and modules were added to a page, when they were last updated and by who from a single interface. No more SQL queries or endlessly viewing Module Setting screens.

Quick Content Editor Actions

With a single click content editors can quickly add any page to the navigation menu, delete a page, make a page the homepage, move a page within the site structure, view the page settings and more.

Quick Admin Actions

Never go searching for commonly used features again! Admins can clear the site and sitemap cache, increase the client dependency version or restart the website with a single click directly from the main toolbar. 

Persona Bar Integration

On DNN Platform v9.0+ websites, Admins can still access the Persona Bar without limitation. Your existing Persona Bar extensions and core features are available and working as you'd expect them to.    

Admin and Host Page Integration

Your existing Admin pages are fully integrated within the Page and Redirect Manager. For Host users, your Host pages are instantly accessible from the main toolbar and continue to work within Shine just as they did in your previous control panel experience. 

Multilingual Support

Shine's user interface is easily and fully translatable, giving users the option to use Shine in the language of their choice. 

This feature is coming soon.

New User Onboarding Experience

Shine's automated tutorial walks users through the experience ensuring that they are never lost and can hit the ground running. Save yourself time when onboarding new or infrequent content editors.

This feature is coming soon.

User Role Based Access

Want a non-admin or non-host user to access Shine? No problem! Shine is fully integrated and managed with your website's user roles. Simply add the Shine roles to any user and they will be instantly granted access to the editing environment.

Built to instantly improve productivity for all stakeholders involved in delivering and updating DNN Platform websites. Start saving on operational costs today.

Prices are in US dollars. Applicable taxes will be added to Canadian customers during checkout.

SHINE integrates beautifully with your new or existing DNN Platform 7.4.1+ website, instantly improving your content editing and admin experience without the need for expensive upgrade projects or customizations.

Who should use SHINE?

Shine is designed to improve the overall DNN Platform experience for content editors, website admins, developers, agencies and more! It's for anyone that is involved in logging into the editing or administration areas on DNN Platform based websites.

How does the licensing work?

Shine is sold with a perpetual license. This means that you have the right to use Shine forever on the number of DNN installations that you originally purchased it for. Your purchase also includes a support license that consists of 1 year of software updates and 1 year of priority support. The support license is automatically renewed every year on your purchase anniversary date. Don't worry, we will remind via you one month before. You can always cancel your yearly support and update license by contacting Customer Support.

What happens if I do not renew my license?

If you decide to cancel, you may still use the version of Shine that you currently have forever but you will not receive updates or priority support once the license key expires.

What happens if SHINE is no longer supported?

If Shine is no longer supported due to a company transition, we will endeavour to proactively work with our customers to ensure that they do not have any interruption in the use of the software. Please review our terms and conditions for more information.

Do you offer a trial version?

Yes! We offer a 14-day trial version so you can try Shine risk-free on your own website. After 14-days you will need to purchase a license to continue using Shine or switch back to your previous control panel. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting us.

Do I have to pay extra for support?

Priority Support is included with your yearly support license. If you do not have an active license but you have a question, please reach out to us at Customer Support. We fully stand by our products but it may take a bit longer for us to get to your question.

What are the minimum requirements?

Shine runs on DNN Platform v7.4.1+ websites. It requires that .NET Framework v4.5.2 configured in IIS (or cloud equivalent) for this website. Shine also needs to have outgoing access from the server that you are using it on to https://api.scotiacode.com in order to verify its license on a routine basis, check for updates and send error reports (if you opt in).

Does this support all DNN sites?

Shine supports all DNN Platform v7.4.1+ websites except those that are configured in multilingual mode, are currently using DNN Evoq (unless a DNN Evoq to DNN Platform migration occurs prior to install) or those that require multilingual translation of the admin interface (see Roadmap). However, Shine is not a like for like replacement to the default control panel. Shine pares down the UI in various area like the Page Settings screen by removing options that are not required in all use cases. Be sure to double check our free online demo to see what features are available.

What web browsers are supported?

Shine is built to use the latest HTML, CSS and JavaScript features. As such, we require that users are using a modern, standards compliant web browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox. Internet Explorer is not supported. Don't worry, if you attempt to access Shine without a compliant browser then Shine will kindly ask you to try again in a different browser.

How do I install Shine?

Shine installs like any other DNN Platform extension. Simply navigate to your Host > Extensions or Manage > Extensions area depending upon if you are using DNN Platform v9.0+ or not and install Shine using the provided ZIP installation file. After the installation is complete, refresh the page in your web browser and navigate to /edit-site.

What happens when I install Shine?

Shine changes your Control Panel Host Setting to become the default control panel for your DNN Platform installation. As well, we disable the default modal editing window setting and create a few system user roles that you will use to grant access to Shine. There are no changes to your web.config or other DNN Platform core files or configurations.

Can Shine be uninstalled easily?

Shine can be uninstalled like any other module within the Host > Extensions or Manage > Extensions area. Upon installation, Shine will automatically revert your site to the default Persona Bar or Control Panel depending upon your DNN Platform version. Your site will now continue to operate in the manner that it did before Shine was installed. Note: On DNN v7.4.1, an error will appear during uninstallation regarding a URL Provider. This is a core DNN Platform bug that has since been resolved in later versions of DNN Platform. The error can be disregarded as Shine has been successfully uninstalled and your previous control panel will appear upon refreshing the page.

How do I give access to my users?

Administrator and Host users automatically have access to Shine. For all other users, simply add the 'SHINE - Access App' and 'SHINE Create Pages, Redirect and Menus' roles to the users that you want to grant access to. These roles were automatically created in your site when Shine was installed.

How do I access Shine on my website?

Navigate to /edit-site on your website. This URL is automatically generated by Shine and is not displayed in the Content Repository. Shine does not load inside of your website page's like the default DNN Platform editing and admin tools but as a standalone web app. If you navigate your website while you are logged in but not while using Shine, then your editing and admin tools will not be visible to you.

Does this work with Evoq?

Shine currently does not work with DNN Platform websites that have Evoq running. Evoq would need to be removed from the website prior to installing Shine.

Do you offer refunds?

We firmly stand behind the quality of our product and will refund 100% of your money within 14 days of your purchase if you are unhappy with Shine. For technical issues, we will work with you to resolve any potential deficiencies in the product or environment/configuration issues prior to processing a refund.

Can you customize SHINE for my company?

Absolutely. We can provide custom quotes for specific customizations that your organization requires and other requests. Please reach out to us at hello@scotiacode.com.

What are your payment terms?

Our payment terms are Net 0-day. Once your payment is received and processed your license key will be generated and sent to the provided contact at your organization.

What happens after I've purchased Shine?

You will receive a Welcome email from us followed by the opportunity to schedule a short onboarding meeting. We will review any initial installation questions that you have, discuss our Priority Support relationship with you and provide you with your installation package. 

I think I've found an issue with Shine.

Please pass along the details of the issue to Customer Support. We stand behind our products and will work with you to resolve any bugs that you may encounter.

I have more pre-sales questions.

Please feel free to reach out to us and ask a question using the instant chat icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.

SHINE helps solve real world operational challenges experienced by Content Editors, Website Admins, Developers, Agencies and more. Simply install and instantly start experiencing a new way to use your DNN Platform website.

Version Release Date Description Details
1.2.1 March 18, 2020 Release focused on usability improvements, stabilization and bug fixes. View
1.2.0 Feb 20, 2020 Includes white label support, universal site search, page setting enhancements and bug fixes. View
1.1.0 Jan 27, 2020 Release focused on Open Content integration, search engine preview, page setting enhancements and bug fixes. View
1.0.9 Dec 19, 2019 Release focused on stabilization and security improvements. View
1.0.8 Nov 19, 2019 Release focused on bug fixes surrounding page management. View
1.0.0 Oct 29, 2019 Initial public release focusing on transforming the Content Editor and Admin UX on DNN Platform. View

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