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Live Articles

Live Articles is the most comprehensive publishing solution for DNN. Features include Content Approval Workflow, Version Management, ML Content Localization, Article/Page Level Permissions & Attachments. It has all essential features such as multi-author support, advanced comment system, flexible feeds generator, search engine optimized, and integration with many services such as Twitter, Disqus, Akismet, Google ReCaptcha, Feedsburner, and Live Writer.

Compatible With

  • Full color 5.2+ | 6.0+ | 7.0+ | 8.0+| 9.0+
  • Evoq content 7.3.4 | 8.0+| 9.0+
  • Evoq engage 7.3.4 | 8.0+| 9.0+
  • Convert 7.3.4 | 8.0+| 9.0+
  • Cloud evoq OnDemand
  • Extension Verification Service Logo Azure Compatible



Responsive Web Design (RWD) automatically adapts the layout to the viewing environment including Desktop, Tablets, & Mobile.
*Requires Responsive DNN Skin.

Extensibility and Integrations


Quickly share content across multiple social networking sites & automatically push tweets.

Content Approval Workflow

Create Workflow w/Unlimited States & Reviewers

Create new workflows with unlimited states and reviewers. Direct Publishing & Content Staging workflow available as well.

Workflow Scope

Create workflows that can be shared across all Mandeeps modules or restrict access to "Live Articles" modules only or even a specific instance of Live Articles module.

Apply Workflow

Quickly apply a new workflow to all Live Articles modules on the page or even all modules across the entire site.

Central Review Location

Central location to review all of your content changes. Approve or Reject changes not only from "Live Articles" module but all other Mandeeps module that support Workflow Approval.


Version Management

Automatically creates new versions of each article so you can quickly rollback to any previous version. Keeps track of approval status, previous authors, and version dates.

Multi Language Content

Support for publishing articles in multiple languages is built-in. All elements of an article can be localized; including custom url (slug) and meta tags.

Marketing Paid Content

An admin can show alternative content to users that do not have permission to view the article or a page within it. This allows promoting a product, offering a paid subscription, or simply encouraging the user to join the site to view complete article.

Hierarchical Pages

Each article can have unlimited hierarchical pages with an auto generated table of contents treeview or unordered list (UL) along with next and previous wizard like links.


Each article and page(s) within it can have unlimited number of attachments of any file type.

Multiple Author Support

It’s easy to extend blogging privileges to others. In addition to default “View” and “Edit” permissions, Live Articles has “Authors” permission which can be assigned to any number of security roles and/or users.

Remote Publishing / Live Writer

Live Articles supports an extended version of MetaWeblog API so you can easily use Live Writer (See: and other such client programs to manage your articles.

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

All outgoing links from the articles is tracked and pinged back so your article will get listed in the comments on the linked website if it supports it.

Syntax Highlighter

It integrates with Syntax Highlighter which allows you to quickly format and highlight any code samples in your article. It has support for dozens of programming languages and several themes.



Every article can inherit permissions from the module or define its own view permissions. Allows you to restrict access to articles based on security roles.


Every page within an article can inherit permissions from article or define its own view permission. Allows you to restrict access to pages within an article based on security roles.


Automatically map new articles/pages to their respective default permissions instead of specifying them every time.


Ability to override individual article/page permission for specified # of days from its published date. For example, you could make an article/page viewable by everyone (or for free) for 14 days. After that permissions kick in and you must be part of a security role (paid subscription)

Custom Fields

Custom Fields

Custom Fields + Template Driven Themes = Unlimited Possibilities!

Define custom fields to meet your unique business needs. Simply create as many new fields as you like and use their appropriate tokens in the template driven themes to meet your business needs.

Take a look at our included Real Estate Theme which prompts you to enter # of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, and so on when adding an article.



Creates an archive by listing the count of published articles organized by year and month.


Lists the count of published articles for each author along with individual author RSS Feed.

Blog Rolls

Displays Blog Rolls widgets.


Allows a user to view their saved bookmarks


Displays a monthly calendar highlighting days with published articles.


Displays a hierarchical view of categories with the count of published articles along with individual category RSS Feed.

Featured Articles

Displays a list of featured articles anywhere on the site with ability to filter on a specific author and/or category and limit number of articles.

Popular Articles

Displays a list of popular articles anywhere on the site with ability to filter on a specific author and/or category and limit number of articles.

Recent Articles

Displays a list of recent articles anywhere on the site with ability to filter on a specific author and/or category and limit number of articles.

Recent Comments

Displays a list of recent comments anywhere on the site with ability to filter on a specific author and/or category and limit number of articles.


Quickly searches within all articles and their pages using modern interactive technologies. When enabled, automatically detects current article and searches its pages only.

Tags Cloud

Creates a based tag cloud based on tags weight and distribution across all articles and pages.

Twitter Widgets

Displays a list of recent articles anywhere on the site with ability to filter on a specific author and/or category and limit number of articles.

Social Sharing

Author & Company

Automatically posts to Twitter & Facebook from separate Company & Author accounts. Module can be configured to post to a company account every time and each author can optionally post to their own social account as well.

Social Icons

Ability to show any number of social networking icons on your article to encourage sharing. Show individual icons from Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In or integrate with services such as and to show myriad of social networking options.


Automatically tweets new articles and/or updates with seamless Twitter integration. Article URL is automatically shortened (using integration) and appended to each tweet.


Automatically updates Facebook news feeds with link, content, and picture of blog post.

Note: Facebook integration is a courtesy service provided by and it reserves the right to modify, monetize, or terminate this service in future without any prior notice.

DNN Journal

Whenever a article is published or updated, automatically updates different search engines indicating your article has been updated.

Live Campaign Integration

Live Campaign

Live Campaign

Live Articles seamlessly integrates with Live Campaign - automatically sends out an email campaign with every new article post.
Live Campaign is a dedicated email solution for DNN and is sold separately.



Disqus is a global comment system that improves discussion on websites and connects conversations across the web.
Live Articles seamlessly integrates with Disqus Comments Platform. See for more information. Optionally generates an XML file to import your existing comments in Disqus.

Live Articles also includes its own comments engine with following advanced features:

Comments Moderation

It allows you to prevent comments from appearing on your site without your express approval.

Nested Comments

It allows you to comment on (reply to) other comments.

Gravatar Integration

It integrates with the service provided by Gravatar. If the user has a Gravatar linked with his or her e-mail address, it will be used as their user picture for comments

Notification Services

It allows you to notify users of new comments via email.

Akismet Integration

Akismet filters out your comment and track-back spam for you, so you can focus on more important things.

Captcha Support

Option of DNN Standard Captcha control or Google's Re-Captcha integration.

Search Engine Optimized

Meta Keywords

Each article has its own title, meta description, and keywords.

Friendly URLs

Friendly URLs for each article (Integrates with your Friendly URL Provider) in addition to Authors, Categories, Tags, Archives, and Calendar. Ability to customize the article's slug (URL).

Sitemap Generator

Automatically generates URL Sitemap with all published Articles and its Pages, Categories, Tags, Archives for submission to search engines.

Ping Services

Whenever a article is published or updated, automatically updates different search engines indicating your article has been updated.

Template Driven


Includes several themes out of the box and it's quick and easy to create new themes.


Themes are template driven and every aspect of it can be customized with basic HTML and CSS knowledge.

Included Themes

Real Estate

RSS Feeds / Syndication

Multiple Feeds

Live Articles includes a powerful syndication platform. Besides the main Live Articles module feed, it can generate RSS Feeds on categories, authors.

Flexible Engine

RSS output can be changed by passing a filter query parameter. Parameters include ability to change description from plain text to HTML, limit number of worked, and limit number of total items returned.

Google's FeedBurner

Supports alternate feed url for the main feed and individual authors feed. This allows you to integrate Live Articles with other services such as Google’s FeedBurner

Performance Focused

SQL Optimized

Optimized SQL Queries with minimized number of round trips to SQL Server and paged data access from SQL Server.

Automatic Caching

Automatically caches recurring data for improved performance.

Resource Optimization

Uses compressed JavaScript and minifield CSS files for improved client side performance.

DNN Scheduler

Includes a dedicated DNN Scheduled Task for Ping Services and Email Notifications.

Migrate to Live Articles

Live Articles supports importing from following 3rd Party DNN Blog Modules and Services
  • DNN Core Blog
  • Invenmanager Articles
  • Live Blog
  • Nukepress Blog
  • Speed Blog
  • SunBlogNuke
  • Ventrian News Articles
  • Wordpress Blog
  • Custom CSV

Don't see your module or service listed?

We'll be happy to transfer all of your content from any existing module or service to Live Articles for only $499*

*License for Live Articles is required and sold separately. Additional terms and conditions apply. Open a support ticket to get started.

DNN Features


Content is indexed and searchable by DNN built-in search engine.


Supports DNN Localization API to localize all static texts to native language.

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  • Single DNN Install 1
    perpetual license
  • Localhost Only
    dev, staging, & testing licenses
  • 90 Days Support
  • Free Minor Upgrades
    Discounted Major Upgrades 3

Enterprise w/Source $599

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  • Unlimited DNN Installs 2
    perpetual license
    with 1 year subscription
  • Unlimited DNN Installs 2
    dev, staging, & testing license
  • 1 Year Support
  • Free Minor Upgrades
    Discounted Major Upgrades and Renewals 3
    Includes C# Source Code

1) DNN Install is defined as collection of DNN Portals/Domains that are running off same DNN Database and Filesystem.
2) Enterprise is defined as your company site(s) and those of your customers that are directly managed by your organization. Includes 1 year of subscription with “perpetual” use rights—the ability to continue using the software after the subscription has expired, even though the ability to download software and/or request product activation keys ends when the subscription expires.
3) 50% discount on major upgrades and renewals.
Please refer to our End User License Agreement for complete details

Frequently Asked Questions

A perpetual license allows you to use the licensed software indefinitely without paying annual or any additional licensing fees.

A perpetual license allows you to use the licensed software even after your subscription has expired. However, the ability to download software and/or request product activation keys ends when the subscription expires.

We strongly recommend to purchase Enterprise Edition which allows you to activate the product on any number of DNN Installs for dev/staging/testing.

You can use the product for dev/staging/testing under LOCALHOST url only with Standard Edition.

Live Articles is compatible with DNN 5.2.0 & above

Not at all. Trial version is fully functional and it's identical to our production version.

You're welcome to evaluate the product for 14 days after which it must be activated. You will not lose any of your work or settings when activating the trial to production.

See our Documentation Section which is a central repository of for all of our products.