A worthy CMS Option - DNN Platform
June 13, 2017

A worthy CMS Option - DNN Platform

John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with DNN Platform

We use DNN Platform as one of several content management solutions for our website customers. We have implemented, designed for and supported the platform for clients who generally have unclear future extensibility requirements or need the platform's open nature for the development of custom features. We do not use it for our own corporate site.
  • DNN allows for multiple installation and hosting options, so large corporate and small clients can each have a service that fits them.
  • DNN has the ability to have a lot of features customized.
  • The licensing, if using the on demand or Evoq versions is pricey, but is better than many alternatives.
  • Out of the box, it has some modules, but not enough unless you do a paid version.
  • The support is a bit slow.
  • The menuing can be confusing and terms used a bit strange. which makes training difficult.
  • The free version is certainly good for ROI, but the paid versions are expensively licensed.
Each project has a specific set of requierments and these drive our CMS decisions. I tend to think of DNN Platform as a good option when the hosting requierments are complex or specificly defined and there needs to be a level of custom options created. The roles and credentialling is also somewhat better than most.
When hosting set up needs to be specific as a requirement of the client's IT group or legal policies, DNN is a good choice as it has many options. For small companies or sites where not much flexibility is needed, it is overkill and a hosted CMS or small implementation like WordPress is a better choice.

DNN Platform Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
6
Code quality / cleanliness
5
Admin section
4
Page templates
5
Library of website themes
Not Rated
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Not Rated
Publishing workflow
5
Form generator
8
Content taxonomy
9
SEO support
6
Bulk management
5
Availability / breadth of extensions
10
Community / comment management
8
API
Not Rated
Internationalization / multi-language
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
10