Posts tagged ‘Skins’

DNN – Installing Skins


When we want to create a website the first thing we think is the skin. Here I’ll show how to install a DNN Skin. The version that I used in this post is the DNN 5.4.4.

There’s many sites that  provide free skins. Here are two:



In next posts I’ll show how to create a simple DNN Skin.

To this post I used the Solaro Unravel.

Installing Skins in DotNetNuke

  1. Login to your DotNetNuke Administration area as the “Host” user.
  2. Go to Extensions -> Install Extension Wizard (at the final of the page).
  3. Browse to the skin file (<ExportedSkinName>.zip) on your local drive.
  4. Follow the wizard steps until the skin is installed.

Applying DotNetNuke Skins

DotNetNuke skins can be applied at a single page or the entire portal level.

  1. To apply your Skin to an individual page, go to the Page Settings and select Page Skin in the Advanced Settings -> Appearance -> Page Skin / Page Container : <ExportedSkinName – page>.
  2. To apply your skin to the entire Website, go to Admin -> Site Settings -> Basic Settings -> Appearance -> Portal Skin / Edit Skin and select <ExportedSkinName – page> and <ExportedSkinName – page-admin> options from the dropdown lists as shown below:
  3. Click the Update link to save your changes.


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