What is DNN Evoq Engage?

A product within the DNN Evoq suite of business applications, DNN Evoq Engage is an online community solution built for corporations who want to enhance their social presence by engaging with their customers. By providing benefits for business owners, community managers and community members, DNN Evoq Engage is a social CMS solution for all stakeholders; generating discussions between brand advocates and users who are unfamiliar with your products, providing the chance to share ideas and drive product innovation, gaining insights on customers and their relationship with your products and providing ultimate customer satisfaction. Through facilitating interactions between your users and your brand, you can reduce support costs and increase buyer confidence as well as better understanding your customers with the DNN social CMS.

Why choose Evoq Engage?

DNN Evoq Engage enables businesses to build simple and easy social communities online for a fraction of the cost of other collaboration solutions and is better described as a social CMS. Unlike other social community solutions on the market, Evoq Engage’s annual server-based licensing ensures your costs remain fixed no matter how popular your business is and how quickly your community grows. Evoq Engage, winner of the Critic’s Choice CMS for Best Social Networking Solution 2013, prides itself as the only enterprise-class content management system which incorporates best-in-class social community functionality and thousands of complementary off-the-shelf solutions to provide users and customers with a seamless extensible experience on both the company website and online community through combining DNN Evoq Content and DNN Evoq Engage to create the ultimate social CMS solution.

Critics choice winner


Best social network solution 2013

DNN Downloads


Open source downloads

Tried and tested


thousand websites built on DNN

Unlimited users


Annual server-based license

DNN Evoq Engage is a mobile responsive, flexible and extensible social community CMS tool which encourages customers to engage in conversation with each other and the company about their products and services using a range of different social tools.



Mobile Responsive

Responsive Design

For an improved user experience, DNN Evoq Engage provides mobile responsive design “out of the box” to provide adaptive rendering on any device. Whether you use a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone, DNN Evoq Engage displays properly no matter the size of your screen.


CMS Integration

Most social community products are incapable of operating alongside other platforms. DNN Evoq Engage integrates with DNN Evoq Content content management system for a fully integrated, seamless experience, so you can use social community capabilities anywhere on your website.



Offering tens of thousands of third party modules and DNN skins via the DNN module library and the option of using DNN’s application programming interfaces (APIs) to build your own bespoke web solutions, DNN Evoq Engage is fully customisable and provides boundless extensibility options.

Annual pricing

Annual fixed pricing

DNN Evoq Engage is excellent value for money. With annual server-based licensing, the number of users in your social community are independent of the price, meaning you community can grow and flourish whilst your operating costs remain fixed at one price.



To encourage loyalty and interaction amongst your brand advocates, use gamification to make customer engagement fun and interactive by rewarding top contributing customers with reputation points which can be earned by answering questions or posting blogs and badges that can be won, provide recognition based on the activities of the users in your social community and enhance member visibility through leaderboards and the ability to unlock special privileges.



Evoq Engage provides businesses the opportunity to collaborate with their customers to improve their product and service offerings, building relationships with their customers and enabling them to leave feedback and drive innovation through ideas pages. Customers can suggest ideas which are voted up or down and commented upon by other community members, helping users to build their profile within your community, earn recognition amongst other brand advocates and improve brand loyalty.


Data Analytics

Through an intuitive social dashboard, managers can easily manage and monitor trending topics and top content contributors, reward brand advocates and assess powerful data and reports which show adoption and participation and where most of your content is being created. Through monitoring the social activity on your website you can track the success of your online community and continue to optimise engagement.


Question and Answer

Increase buyer confidence by encouraging conversations to take place between potential customers and brand advocates through your social community. By enabling trusted peers to provide solutions and answers to questions asked online via the Q+A section, wikis or blog posts, you can reduce support costs and generate relationships amongst your buyers with the ability for users to vote on the helpfulness of answers given.

Status updates

User Profiles

Users of your DNN social community can create their own personal profiles, bios and join social groups, so you and your customers can get to know more about each other, such as friends, followers, following and the points they have earned. The personal profile tracking option encourages users to build a stronger profile and each user has an activity feed and messaging option to encourage interactions between users.

Activity Streams

Activity Streams

Members can post different types of content and status updates to encourage engagement and just like on normal social media sites these appear on activity streams, with the latest posts highlighted. Through posting photos, videos and updates, users can read what other users are doing, share their stories and gain support. Your business can also like/ comment on status updates to motivate users and provide opinions/feedback.

Social Inclusiveness

Blog Authoring

Users can create captivating content on their blogs to be shared on social networks. For added social inclusiveness, unauthenticated/unregistered users can also post comments without profiles, users can register with a single click on their page of interest as a part of submitting their comment rather than being sent to separate login/register screens.



Group spaces provide more tools for group owners, community managers and admins to aid them in attracting new members, facilitating their discovery by users through notifications or email invites and empowering group admins to manage their own groups and the features available (wiki, answers, discussions, ideas, blogs). Through the group directory users can search for groups, tag and create new groups.

Why choose Cantarus for DNN?

Cantarus has worked hard to establish a worldwide unparalleled standard in delivering quality content management systems on the market leading DNN software, winning the inaugural DNN Partner of the Year 2012, 2013 and 2014. As Europe's longest-serving DNN Gold Partner, Cantarus' expertise and delivery experience with DNN products is recognised as amongst the very best in the world.


For over 5 years we have established our partnership with DNN (formerly DotNetNuke) working closely with the core DNN team; holding the significant advantage and privilege of learning DNN best practice and gaining a deep knowledge of the DNN products from the people who wrote it whilst working on high profile web projects. 

By focusing on how we can help achieve your business objectives, we cater our services to your needs and consult based on your goals, utilising DNN and third-party modules or creating bespoke solutions to meet your strategic objectives, DNN technology is only a part of the package. 

Expertise unrivalled by any other vendor globally, Cantarus has deployed almost 70 websites and collected 9 DNN partner awards since the beginning of 2012. Along the way we have built our experience in integrating business enterprise systems, migrating business data and systems in addition to providing DNN training and support to clients. For more information on each of the web solutions we provide using DNN technology click the following links: 


Mobile Website

Social Intranet

E-commerce Website

Social Community

For more information, or to speak to one of the Cantarus team.




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