Latest online resources for Sitefinity

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Posted by Community Admin on 26-Nov-2012 00:00
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Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

New articles

Form responses: Changing the default template of email notifications for forms responses
Explains how to make a custom template for forms notifications.

KBFixing broken permissions inheritance maps in Sitefinity
Explains how to resolve problems when operating with permissions, caused by corrupted permissions inheritance map.

Ecommerce: “Shop By” Filters come to Ecommerce in Sitefinity 5.2
Explains how you can add Faceted Filters to Sitefinity Ecommerce, allowing a merchant to add a product filter to any Sitefinity product listing page, by dragging and dropping a widget onto a page.

StylingStyling a Sitefinity website
 A few tips for best practices when creating a Sitefinity template and quick and powerful ways to control the appearance of page elements.

Personalization: Right Content, Right Person: New Content Personalization in Sitefinity 5.2
Overview of Sitefinity’s new Content Personalization feature


Posted by Community Admin on 03-Dec-2012 00:00
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New articles

Content modules: Implementing “Read more” and “Read less” functions in blog posts

The article explains how to implement “Read more” and “Read less” functions.

Marketing: Marketing 2013: Join the Evolution

“Marketing’s not dead, it’s evolving like never before!”

Posted by Community Admin on 10-Dec-2012 00:00
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New articles

Content Block: Supporting Shortcodes in Sitefinity Content
Explains how to  to easily add rich content in a simple, user-friendly format, without cluttering up the content areas with cumbersome (and usually error-prone) HTML.

Content Block: Add Custom Tool Buttons to the HtmlField RadEditor Toolbar
Explains how to add a custom tool button to the RadEditor in the HtmlField that will let users add the YouTube shortcode with a single click.
Posted by Community Admin on 15-Dec-2012 00:00
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How to display MVC widget in detail views of content items
When developing sitefintiy MVC widgets for hybrid pages that will host both MVC and web forms widgets you may have stumbled upon the problem that when opening details view of news, blogs or module builder modules the MVC widget is gone, this post will provide very convenient solution to address this.

Update: Overriding the lifecycle decorator for content manager
An update to the Knowledget base article originally covering the use of contentlifecycle decorator class to execute custom logic upon creating different types of content in sitefinity. The update is to give infomation how to use the decorator for modules built with the module builder.
Posted by Community Admin on 01-Jan-2013 00:00
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New KB articles:

Introducing new libraries provider setting for specifiying the blog storage
Explains how to take advantage of the new feature of different blob storage providers in Sitefintiy 5.3.

When deploying a project to a an environment, you are getting an internal server error message when publishing
Explains how to solve problems with IIS internal server error 500.

New Blog post:
Sitefinity Performance optimization checklist
Provides a set of hints of optimizing the frontend and backend performance of a sitefinity site.
Posted by Community Admin on 01-Jan-2013 00:00
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New KB article:
Non-admin users could not see any Images/Videos/Documents libraries
Provides a solution to a problem you may encounter when deleting the default library in either Images, Documents and Video modules

New Blog post:
Sitefinity 5.3 Ecommerce Highlights
Gives an overview of the newly added features in sitefintiy 5.3 ecommerce module.
Posted by Community Admin on 07-Jan-2013 00:00
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New articles

Ecommerce: Inventory Management
Provides an in-depth overview of Sitefinity Ecommerce's Inventory management feature

Client-side programming: Working with RESTful Services Part 2 – Claims Authentication and Designing Service Calls

The article is a continuation of our first blog post on the topic, and extends it in the following areas:
  • How can RESTful services work with Claims Authentication 
  • How to design service calls and debug them 
  • Common errors and questions

Posted by Community Admin on 14-Jan-2013 00:00
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New articles

Widgets - Extending the registration widget - adding a country dropdown list
Inspired by a client request, this blog post demonstrates the extensibility of the default Registration widget to accomodate the  functionality to allow the newly registered user to choose from a list of items.

Providers Open Project: Amazon S3 Blob Storage Provider
Blogs about Sitefinity's Amazon S3 Blob Storage Provider - an implementation of a
cloud blob storage provider, which stores the binary blob data of
Sitefinity's library items on Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3).

Workflow How to schedule unpublish when an item is published
Demonstrates how you can customize Sitefinity's default workflows. This blog post is about changing the AnyContentWorkflow.xaml in order to
schedule an item for unpublishing right after you click on the
Publish button.

Workflow Using and Customizing Sitefinity Workflow with Guard Activities
Further elaborates on the workflow implementation in Sitefinity, provides a thorough explanation on how workflow works, and demonstrates how new Guard Activities can be added.

Updated articles

KBHow to check your current Sitefinity version?
Added information about 4.x and 5.x versions of Sitefinity
Posted by Community Admin on 21-Jan-2013 00:00
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New articles:

Ecommerce Adding functionality for deleting multiple products at once

Explains how you can add a new CommandWidget in the Toolbar section of the Ecommerce products grid, that allows you to delete multiple selected items.
Posted by Community Admin on 28-Jan-2013 00:00
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Below you can find the latest online resources for Sitefinity, published in the past week:

New articles

Navigation:  Including item titles in the Sitefinity breadcrumb
Demonstrates how you can display additional information in the breadcrumb, depending on what is currently visible on the page.

Ecommerce:  Taxes and Discount Calculations changed in 5.2 when Including Tax
Provides a thorough explanation on how discounts and taxes are calculated in Sitefinity Ecommerce in versions 5.2 and on

Updated articles

KB: Fixing broken permissions inheritance maps in Sitefinity
Updated information and added a code sample for Sitefintiy versions 5.3 and on

KB: Securing  Sitefinity Backend with SSL 
Updated information for Claims authentication, and code sample for selectively making all/backend only pages require SSL.


Posted by Community Admin on 04-Feb-2013 00:00
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New articles

Security: Redirect unauthorized users to a custom page
Elaborates on the introduced IUnauthorizedPageAccessEvent EventHub implementation for handling unauthorized access on frontend pages.

Upgrade: Post-Webinar Post: Common Issues with Sitefinity Upgrades
This post completes our "Common Issues with Sitefinity Upgrades" webinar.
Posted by Community Admin on 11-Feb-2013 00:00
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Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

Media modules:

Changing thumbnail size in Image Gallery 

Demonstrates the ability to modify the default thumbnail size in Image
gallery frontend widget, without affecting the image quality.

Content modules and SEO:

Adding MetaDescription for Blog posts

Explains how the details view for  blogs, news, etc can be extended to support MetaDescription tags.

Development:

404 and custom Parameters 

Updated with a sample demonstrating how two user controls can communicate with each other using UrlParameters. 

Security:

Redirect unauthorized users to a custom page

Added information about FrontEndUrl - an option that allows you to redirect to different pages depending on which site you currently are (applies to Sitefinity MultiSite Management licenses)

Updated code sample.

Deployment:

Getting "Bad Request - Request Too Long" error after deployment to new server 

Explains how an incorrect server date might affect the site's behavior, resulting in "Bad Request - Request Too Long" with error code of 400 exception.

Posted by Community Admin on 18-Feb-2013 00:00
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Custom Fields:

Dynamically resolving Sitefinity links when using HtmlField

Explains how you can dynamically resolve links inserted in custom fields of type Long Text, andr when using an HtmlField in your custom control.

Search:

Sorting the Search Results

Elaborates on how you can create a custom Searcher class that would order the search results by relevance to a passed parameter.

Ecommerce:

USPS service “Parcel Post” renamed to “Standard Post” in 5.4

Provides information regarding the change in USPS "Parcel Post" service, and how it reflects in Sitefinity

Department counts display 0 

 Elaborates on how you can fix the incorrect departments count in Sitefinity versions 5.3 and lower 

Posted by Community Admin on 25-Feb-2013 00:00
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Ecommerce:

Sitefinity 5.4 Ecommerce Highlights 

Goes over the highlight of 5.4 release in Ecommerce module, namely WishList, Salses Summary reports, Advanced Taxes claculation, API and Additional improvements.

Customizing the order confirmation email in Sitefinity Ecommerce

Explains in details how to add custom order fields to the order confirmation email.

Control Designers:

Extending Sitefinity ContentSelectorsDesignerViews

Elaborates on how ContentView controls designers work, and how you can extend one of the default views to plug custom business logic on the client.

Design:

Two versions of jQuery are loaded at the same time

Explains how to deal with cases where two jQuery versions are loaded on a Sitefinity page

JavaScript libraries are not loaded for inherited controls

Client-side development:

Exlpains how to handle cases where your control inherits from one of our frontend widgets and uses jQuery, jQuery Cookie or jQuery Validate after the changes in Sitefinity 5.4

Lightning:

Sitefinity Lightning fails when the project is upgraded to 5.4

Explains how to deal with issues running Sitefinity Lightning with version 5.4

Posted by Community Admin on 04-Mar-2013 00:00
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New articles

Ecommerce:
Ecommerce Wish List
Blogs about the newly introduced Wishlist functionality to our Sitefinity Ecommerce module.

KB:
Culture with multiple calendars uses the wrong calendar
Explains how to deal with cases where different calendar format is needed for displaying data on the frontend.

Documentation articles

SEO:
Automatic generation of Meta keywords and Meta description tags

Ecommerce
Importing products
Wish lists
Creating wish lists
Querying wish lists
Modifying wish lists
Deleting wish lists
Using the WishlistAdder class
Wish list details
Creating wish list details for a product
Creating wish list details for a variation
Querying wish list details
Modifying wish list details
Deleting wish list details
Updating the quantity of a wish list detail
Creating a custom tax picker
Creating a custom order calculator

Creating a custom order confirmation e-mail template formatter


Updated articles:

Configuring caching
Setting the size of memory used for caching
Level of caching
Caching custom controls
Cache expiration
Output caching for RSS

System settings
Added a link to Automatic generation of Meta keywords and Meta description tags

Widgets
Added link to configuring meta data

Creating and editing feeds
Added link to RSS caching

Creating products
Added link to importing products

Posted by Community Admin on 17-Mar-2013 00:00
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New articles

Ecommerce:
Creating an Ecommerce Store Locator Widget
Explains how to create a basic Store Locator Widget from start to finish.  Covers creating a custom Sitefinity widget, using Module Builder, how Sitefinity dynamic data works, and integrating third party API’s such as Google maps into your website.

Security:
KB: Authentication Cookies won`t be saved when using internet explorer when the site is using subdomainwith url containing an underscore

Documentation articles

Ecommerce:
Changing the primary image of a product
Creating custom fields for a customer

Updated articles

Ecommerce:
Adding images to a product

Posted by Community Admin on 25-Mar-2013 00:00
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New articles

Trim the Search Results based on permissions / roles
Explains how to extend the SearchResults widget so you can trim the search results based on permissions or rolesCreating Self-installing Widgets and Modules in Sitefinity

Creating Self-installing Widgets and Modules in Sitefinity
Explains how to use the ASP.NET PreApplicationStartMethodAttribute class to build self-installing modules and widgets for Sitefinity.

Configuring CompareValidation for FieldControls in Sitefinity modules
Explains how you can configure CompareValidation for field controls in Sitefinity static and dynamic modules, using the Advanced settings UI



Posted by Community Admin on 01-Apr-2013 00:00
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New articles

Workflow
Sitefinity Workflow: Defining the Scope of the Workflow by Page Groups
Demonstrates how to create custom guard activities with which you can implement complex logic within the elements of the workflow in Sitefinity.

Widget Templates
How to create lightbox gallery in a custom module
Shows how to create a lightbox type of gallery with images from a custom module by mapping an external template for the dynamic module widget.

KB
CDN scritps are not properly returned if using localized version of .NET framework 
Posted by Community Admin on 08-Apr-2013 00:00
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New articles

Data layer
Post-Webinar Post: OpenAccess Integration in Sitefinity
Provides a review of our OpenAccess Integration with Sitefinity webinar and lists the Q&A

Module Builder
Filtering Sitefinity DynamicContentView on the frontend
Explains how you can achieve frontend dynamic filtering for Sitefinity ModuleBuilder widgets, by extending the DynamicContentView class

Integrating GoogleMaps with Sitefinity DynamicModules
Shows how you can integrate GoogleMaps with Siteifnity ModuleBuilder to add markers for your items on a single map in ListView
Posted by Community Admin on 15-Apr-2013 00:00
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New articles

Analytics
A/B and Multivariate Testing with Sitefinity CMS and Google Experiments
Demonstrates ho you can integrate Google Experiments with Sitefinity, to create several versions of your original page that deliver the same information differently (different images, buttons, colors, etc.) and to evaluate which one does the job the best.

ContentView widgets
Social Share for Sitefinity News List Items
Explains how you can integrate Social Share for list mode of the News widget, so users can share a news item directly from the news list on the frontend.

KB: Installation 
Troubleshooting “Sitefinity Installation Failed” Errors

KB: Deployment 
Getting “The WebResource.axd handler must be registered” after deploying to IIS
Posted by Community Admin on 22-Apr-2013 00:00
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New articles

Widgets:
Removing Appended Query Strings When Using Archive and Categories Widget in Sitefinity CMS
Explains how Sitefintiy Archive and Taxonomy widgets can be modified to control their behavior when used in QueryString UrlEvaluationMode

KB: Search
Search does not return results when searching custom fields   

KB: Search
Troubleshooting search problems

KB: Security
Page node permission issues when upgrading from 5.0 to 5.2   

KB: Ecommerce Product files
Retrieving product files of a product 
Posted by Community Admin on 29-Apr-2013 00:00
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New articles

Module Builder
Custom URL Formats for Sitefinity Hierarchical Dynamic Modules
Explains how you can control the way the URLs for hierarchical Sitefinity Module Builder items are generated

File upload
Adding File Upload Functionality to the Jobs Module Sample from the Sitefinity SDK
Explains how one can extend the Jobs module sample in the Sitefinity SDK to allow upload of files to the job application and to display a link to the uploaded files in the list of submitted applications.

Widgets
How to Open Sitefinity News Details in a LightBox
Demonstrates how you can integrate lightbox functionality with Sitefinity widgets to show the details page of content items in lightbox.

Design
Creating Responsive Sitefinity Navigation
Demonstrates how you can utilize Sitefinity's built-in responsive design capabilities to solve common problems when building  mobile-friendly navigation.

Email campaigns
How to Display Email Campaign Issues on Sitefinity Pages
Explains how one can place links to already sent Email campaign issues on Sitefinity pages. The same approach can be used to link fallback versions of your campaigns, directly in the issue itself

New Documentation Articles
Recommended environment settings for Sitefinity
Sitefinity load balancing
Configuring Sitefinity for load balancing
Ensuring content consistence on all nodes
Configuring security
Non-Sitefinity related configurations
Health monitoring
Uploading Sitefinity based application
Upload and physical location of the application

Updated Documentation Articles
Using Microsoft Web Farm Framework (changed introduction)
Using Network Load Balancing (changed introduction)
Posted by Community Admin on 10-May-2013 00:00
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New articles

Ecommerce
Sitefintiy 6.0 Ecommerce highlights
Gives an overview of the new features for sitefinity ecommerce module introduced with sitefinity 6.0 release

Integration
Integrating Sitefintiy CMS with Salesforce CRM
Provides a sample implementation of integration scenario between Salesforce and Sitefinity forms module.

Content
Creating categories control to list certain subcategories
Proviedes sample implementation of adding limited set of categories for filtering Sitefinity content

Cloud
Synchronizing Sitefinity data with the cloud
Introduces Sitefinity 6.0 integration with cloud services.

KB:Widgets
Interacting with blog post view results in error

New Documentation Articles

Installation and Administration guide
Mobile Applications
Upgrading Sitefinity 5.4 to the latest version
Enabling and disabling canonical urls service
Syncing data between two servers
Syncing Sitefinity with Sharepoint site
Syncing Sitefinity with Everlive
Recommended environment settings for Sitefinity

User Guide
Managing event calendars
Address Custom Field
Configuring the event widget
Google maps in Sitefinity
Default pages for content items 
Posted by Community Admin on 20-May-2013 00:00
Posted by Community Admin on 03-Jun-2013 00:00
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New articles

Security
Single Sign On Between Sitefinity and 3rd Party Applications: Part 1 - The Basics
Discusses the different techniques and challenges of achieving centralized access control mechanism, whenever you have the Sitefinity CMS involved in the SSO architecture. 

Module Builder
Working with Related Dynamic Content Items in Sitefinity
Extends our previous post on the subject, by offering a full story of how related data can be represented using Sitefinity Module Builder and Sitefinity Thunder

Fluent API
Extending the Fluent API
Demonstrates how Sitefinity's Fluent API can be extended by developers, using extension methods in C.

Field Controls
How to Create a MultiPage Field Control in Sitefinity
Elaborates how one can create a custom FieldControl for Sitefinity, based on our FlatSelector control and with the help of Sitefinity Thunder, that delivers multiple page selection functionality.

New KB articles

Pages with product list throw 404 after upgrade to version 6
Utilizing your Sitefinity CMS License on Various Work Environments
How Does the Sitefinity License Key Work?
Posted by Community Admin on 10-Jun-2013 00:00
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New articles

Backend Extension Scripts
Setting a Default Filter for Library Items in Sitefinity CMS
Explains how you can operate with the backend extension scripts, implement backend filtering using a sidebar widget, and set the default filter when a backend view is open.

Mobile App Builder
Post-Webinar Post: Sitefinity's Mobile App Builder
Provides a summary of our may 30th Sitefinity's Mobile App Builder
and demonstrates how the basics of the demonstrated functionality have been implemented.

New KB articles
“Invalid time zone ID” exception on Azure deployed projects
Products cannot be created after upgrading to version 6   
Products cannot be created after uninstalling and reinstalling Ecommerce module in version 6   
Posted by Community Admin on 21-Jun-2013 00:00
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Blog posts

How to create mega menu
How to Create Mega Menu with sitefinity provides a sample of creating mega menu with tabs.

Managing relations in module builder
One to many relations in module builder explains the concept of relating items in complex relations and provides further explanation on previous blog posts about the same.

Excluding a page from sitefinity search
How to exclude a page from sitefintiy search, provides guidance on the topic of making modification of sitefinity search to exlude certain pages or search under a single group page only.

Working with sitefinity permissions API
Working with sitefinity permissions API extend the explanations from the documentation about permissions API and how to effectively work with it.

Adding intellisence to RadControls in class libraries
Adding intellisence capabilities to RadControls used in class librararies project provides a solution that will enable developers to faster develop custom sitefinity tools and controls.
Posted by Community Admin on 04-Jul-2013 00:00
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Blog posts

Async POST with MVC widgets
The blog post covers a common scenario where two MVC widgets performing a POST of data on a single page perform the POST trough ajax .

Updating related Dynamic Content Items
Updating related Dynamic Content Items explains a scenario where when having relationships between items created with module builder and changes are made to the relations, those changes are reflected into the relations.

Single Sign On Between Sitefinity and 3rd Party Applications: Part 2
Single Sign On Between Sitefinity and 3rd Party Applications: Part 2 covers an integration scenario for achieving SSO between applications.

KB Articles

Twitter widget doesn`t work in Sitefinity for versions pror to 6.0
Twitter widget doesn`t work in sitefinity for versions pror to 6.0 gives s solution to the problem where twitter API have been changed and this reflects all Sitefinity versions prior to Sitefinity 6.0 which uses the new twitter API, the article covers a solution for versions lower than Sitefinity 6.0

Syncing Dynamic Modules in multisite
Syncing Dynamic Modules in multisite provides resolution to a problem when performing site sync of dynamic modules content.

Lists module is not accessible after upgrade to Sitefinity 6.0
Addresses similar issue to the one discussed in Exception is thrown when clicking on an existing blog to view the posts in the backend afetr upgrade to 6.0

When publishing or saving a page you are getting a timeout message for the request channel of waiting for response for some time (updated information regarding search index locks, and upcoming fixes in 6.1)

Documentation Articles:

1. http://www.sitefinity.com/documentation/documentationarticles/installation-and-administration-guide/upgrade - added a link to Alon’s “ Common Issues with Sitefinity Upgrades” webinar

2. http://www.sitefinity.com/documentation/documentationarticles/subscribers-full-report - removed misleading part “On the right of the screen you can filter the list of subscribers according to the status of the email, according the clicked links, or according to the geographical location of the subscribers.” .Filtering by geographical location is not possible at the moment

3. http://www.sitefinity.com/documentation/documentationarticles/developers-guide/sitefinity-essentials/modules/working-with-email-campaigns/working-with-mailing-lists/working-with-subscribers/adding-subscribers-to-mailing-list - fixed code snippet + added namespace reference Telerik.Sitefinity.Modules.Newsletters as Mailing Lists do not have Subscribers property any more. It’s obsolete.


Posted by Community Admin on 29-Jul-2013 00:00
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Blog posts

Configuring Facebook Feeds in Sitefinity CMS
Configuring Facebook Feeds in Sitefinity CMS describes the steps needed to configure sitefinity facebook feeds widget.

Updating the Store Locator Widget with the GeoLocation API

Updating the Store Locator Widget with the GeoLocation API provides a guide on improving eCommerce experience for sitefinity store locator by adding GeoLocation to it.

KB Articles

Thunder Update
Thunder Update for the currently latest thunder version can`t be performed trough the update window and this article explains how to perform the upgrade.

Creating new content item is not displayed in the list of items
Creating new content item is not displayed in the list of items provides a solution to the problem coming from IIS and web.config setting.

Lists module is not accessible after upgrade
Lists module is not accessible after upgrade provides a solution to a problem accessing lists module after upgrade to Sitefinity 6.0

Documentation Articles

New:
Database changes between 6.0 and 6.1
Sharing modules between sites
Thumbnails
Upgrading your Sitefinity 6.0 project to the latest version
Styling and customizing the Navigation widget
Posted by Community Admin on 13-Aug-2013 00:00
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Blog Posts

Mapping External Template in Sitefinity
The blog post explains how to perform common task for mapping an external template of sitefinity view by using sitefinity API for managing configurations.

KB articles

MVC routing changes in sitefinity 6.1
The KB article provides a solution to routing problems encountered with MVC widgets in sitefinity 6.1
Posted by Community Admin on 19-Aug-2013 00:00
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Blog Posts

Developing Javascript widgets for Sitefinity
The blog post is the first in a series of blog posts that will eventually lead to developing a full set of javascript widgets for your Sitefinity.

Using sitefinity Personalization module with custom criteria
The blog post provides a walktrough of how to implement custom personalization criteria for the personalization module in sitefinity.
Posted by Community Admin on 13-Sep-2013 00:00
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Blog Posts

Partial caching for content items
The blog post explains how to partially cache part of the rending for user control in sitefintiy.

Developing JavaScript Widgets for Sitefinity CMS: Async Search Results

The blog post samples the implementation for a widget that display asynchronously search results using MVC.

KB articles

USPS API changes July 28, 2013
This KB articles announces the API changes for united states postal services and how this affects sitefinity ECommerce module usage of shipping methods.


New documentation articles:

Creating custom modules with sitefinity Thunder
Creating custom content type

Updated documentation articles:

Fluent API
Entry Points to Fluent API
Saving and discarding changes
Facades
Posted by Community Admin on 20-Sep-2013 00:00
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Blog posts

Server-site captcha for sitefinity forms
The blog post provides a sample of how to create captcha form control in sitefinity and customize the forms widget so the captcha validates the whole form.

Posted by Community Admin on 27-Sep-2013 00:00
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Blog posts

How to modify item template in sitefinity for showing custom data
The blog post gives a tutorial on how to customize the widget for modules built using the module builder module, attach code behind to the widget templates and customize the rendered output for the widget.

Building Sitefinity MVC Widgets with KendoUI Grid
The blog post explains the specific for binding datasource to Kendo UI Grid in sitefinity and provides a sample of the implementation for binding kendo grid in sitefinity.

New documentation articles

Search indexing in sitefinity load balancing
How two or more developers to work on the same sitefinity project at once
Creating message templates for siefinity notification service

Posted by Community Admin on 11-Oct-2013 00:00
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Blog posts

Configuring language selector lead you to translated detail item page
The blog post describes the modification needed for making sitefinity language selector open the correct language version of the detail page for sitefinity content items in detail

KB articles

Search box missing for document libraries in sitefinity 6.0
This KB article gives a solution to the problem where document libraries can`t be searched in sitefinity 6.0, the issue is fixed in sitefinity 6.1

Solving 401 error when setting up sitefinity SSO
The KB article solves a configuration problem for configuring sitefinity SSO.

Moving Azure connection string in web.config
The KB article samples the correct connection string assignment when moving the connecting string from DataConfig to web.config

New Documentation articles
Manually deploying your sitefinity projects to windows Azure

Updated Documentation articles
Create new or select existing project
Prepare the project for deployment
Migrate your DB to SQL Azure
Deploy the project
Deploying Sitefinity projects to Windows Azure



Posted by Community Admin on 18-Oct-2013 00:00
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Blog Posts

Filtering Sitefinity ContentView controls on the frontend
The blog post provides a sample and tutorial on how to implement filtering for the frondend widgets used by news, blogs, events modules.

Dashbord responsive design
The blog post provides a tutorial on how to add responsive design for the new sitefinity dashboard in version 6.2

New Documentation articles

Installation and Administration Guide:

Upgrading your Sitefinity 6.1 project to the latest version

Synchronizing Sitefinity with SalesForce

Synchronizing Sitefinity with Marketo

User Guide:
The main navigation
The Dashboard

Comments widge
Dashboard Widgets Group

Thunder:
Code Sync
Code Deploy
Analytics:

Register the Analytics module

Updated Documentation
Installation and Administration Guide:

Upgrade

User Guide:
Login
Inline editing
Creating a form
Text editor

Analytics:

Setting up Analytics



Posted by Community Admin on 25-Oct-2013 00:00
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How to make sitefinity forums responsive
The blog post provides css styling guidelines for adding responsive design for sitefinity forums widget.

MVC updates in sitefinity 6.2

The blog post provides an over of the new MVC features that are available in sitefinity 6.2 release.
Posted by Community Admin on 01-Nov-2013 00:00
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Responsive design for sitefinity ecommerce module
The blog post provides a sample css tyling guidelines to make sitefinity ecommerce module responsive for mobile devices.

Sitefinity partial match search
The blog post provides customization to sitefinity built in search box widget that allows every user that searches in siteinity to search for all available matches of certain search term.

Rejecting item sent for approval in module builder trough the API
The blog post provides a customization to sitefinity static method for moving dynamic items in different workflow states (Published, AwaitingApproval, etc) to provide the ability to add rejection reason when rejecting an item trough the API.

-Add a widget in the toolbox

-Widget designers

-----Create a simple widget designers

---------Create a custom widget

---------Create a template

---------Implement the ControlDesignerBase class

---------Reference the template

---------Implement the client component

---------Reference the client script

-----Create multiple view widget designers

---------Create a view

-------------Create a custom widget

-------------Create a template

-------------Implement the ContentViewDesignerView class

-------------Reference the template

-------------Implement the client component

-------------Reference the client script

---------Create the designer

-------------Create a custom widget

-------------Override the AddViews method

-------------Override the ResourceAssemblyInfo property

-------------Override the ScriptDescriptorTypeName property

-Field widgets

-----TextField

-----DateField

-----HierarchicalTaxonField

-----FlatTaxonField

-----AddressField

-----Build a custom field widget

---------Implement the field widget class

---------Implement the template

---------Implement the client widget

-Utility widgets: ResourceLinks widget

 

Posted by Community Admin on 15-Nov-2013 00:00
Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest online resources for Sitefinity.

Blog Posts
Retrieving custom fields from revision history trough the API
The blog post provides a sample query using sitefintiy API for retrieving custom field values from revision history.

Making widget templates editable trough the UI part 2

The blog post samples the implementation of registration for editable custom widget templates together with all necessary prerequisites that make up those custom widget templates behave like the built in widget templates.

KB articles

String was not recognized as valid DateTime when configuring Analytics.
The KB article provides a fix for this problem when encountered using Analytics module.

The type System.SerializableAttribute exists in both assemblies
The KB article provides a fix if the problem with exception "System.SerializableAttribute exists in both assemblies" is encountered.

Updated Documentation articles.

Email campaigns module

Posted by Community Admin on 22-Nov-2013 00:00
Hi everyone, 

Displaying Additional User Information in a Sitefinity Forum Post
In this blog post the author sample how you could display additional user information in a Sitefinity forum post. This user information is coming from a custom field in the users’ profile.

Automatically Select All Parent Taxa When Selecting a Taxon in Sitefinity's HierarchicalTaxonField
The blog post provides a solution to the case when its essential to auto select all parent taxons of a selected hierarchical taxonomy.

Working with products module API
Update to the whole documentation section with CRUD operations over products in sitefinity

Configuring Dropbox library file hosting service
The documentation article is updated by adding more key points.

Adding comments widget and comments counter in widget template
Updated documentation article for how to add comments functionality on widget templates.
Posted by Community Admin on 29-Nov-2013 00:00
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Below you can find the latest online resources for Sitefinity.

Forms Duplication in Sitefinity CMS
In this blog post a sample query for duplicating forms built with sitefintiy forms module is provided to allow users to duplicate forms.

Right to left writing format for sitefintiy backend
This blog post explains the steps needed to customize sitefinity backend to support write to left display of all backend text.

Product types
Update to the API samples for working with product types in sitefinity

Products
Update to the API samples for working with products with sitefinity API

Product attributes
Update to the API samples for working with products attributes in sitefintiy ecommerce

Product variations
Update to the API samples for working with products variations in sitefintiy ecommerce

Departments
Update to the API samples for working with product departments in sitefintiy ecommerce
Posted by Community Admin on 06-Dec-2013 00:00
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Below you can find the latest online resources for Sitefinity.

Visual Studio integration tip - Control Designers
This blog post provides an explanation for generating control designers for sitefinity widgets with sitefinity thunder in visual studio.

Registration widget with integrated Captcha spam protection in sitefinty CMS
The blog post provides a sample of a customized registration widget that have integrated captcha in it.
Posted by Community Admin on 20-Dec-2013 00:00
Hi everyone, 

Below you can find the latest online resources for Sitefinity.

Hide custom field sections for different providers in multisite
Sitefinity search results widget renders search results for content that is saved in sitefintiy search index. In order to make the search result widget render a result which is not located in sitefinity search a search result can be added on the fly while searching. 

Adding custom search results into sitefinty search results widget
In multisite scenario all sitefinity modules have the same custom fields and built in fields for all sites because custom fields are added to a whole type (NewsItem, BlogPost, etc.) and are not unique per site. A customization can be added to make certain fields hidden in some sites to

Upgrade
Added update to the new release of 6.3

Registering a new widget in Sitefinity
Updated article

Backend languages
Updated section

System requirements
Updated system requirements

Database changes between 6.2 and 6.3
New documentation article

Upgrading your Sitefinity 6.2 project to the latest version
New documentation article

Set rules for site URLs
New documentation article

Logging
New documentation article

Configure ELMAH on your site
New documentation article

Test error logging with ELMAH

Filter synchronized content
New documentation article

Synchronize SharePoint tags to Sitefinity classification
New documentation article

Synchronize items, filtered by a tag or classification
New documentation article

Complex filter conditions
New documentation article

Filter Sitefinity content
New documentation article

Filter SharePoint content
New documentation article

Importing and exporting taxes
New documentation article

Breaking changes in Sitefinity 6.3
New documentation article

Posted by Community Admin on 27-Dec-2013 00:00
Hi everyone, 

Below you can find the latest online resources for Sitefinity.

Global search and replace in Sitefinity content blocks
The blog post samples how to go through all pages, finding the content blocks and doing a search and replace in the html.

Adding image to a blog RSS feed
This blog post samples how to implement custom search pipe that will allow rendering of an image in Rss feed generated by sitefinity.
Posted by Community Admin on 03-Jan-2014 00:00
Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest online resources for Sitefinity.

Copy page groups between sites in multisite scenario
This blog provides a sample web form that can be used to copy a specific page and all of its child pages between two sitefinity sites in multisite scenario.

Include script tags in RadEditor in Sitefinity backend
In this blog post I will show you how you could customize RadEditor in Sitefinity backend.
Posted by Community Admin on 10-Jan-2014 00:00
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Below you can find the latest online resources for Sitefinity.

Implement Related Comboboxes in Widget Designer For Page Control in Sitefinity CMS
This blog post provides a tutorial and a sample on how to create related dropdowns in sitefinty widget designer.

Working with the Sitefinity Event System
The blog post provides tutorial on working with sitefinity events, subscribing and working with the event arguments.

Reordering Controls In Sitefinity Page Toolboxes
This blog post provides a sample query and functional sample on how to reorder sitefinity page toolbox controls and working with the configuration API.

Disable the backend UI
Newly added documentation article

Automatically mapped file
Newly added documentation article

Managing roles
Updated documentation article

Synchronized content
Updated documentation article

Prerequisites and restrictions
Updated documentation article

Inline editing
Updated documentation article

Multiple site management
Updated documentation article

Posted by Community Admin on 17-Jan-2014 00:00
Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest online resources for Sitefinity.

Custom form widget with dependent dropdowns
The blog post provides a sample on how to implement Sitefinity form widget that have two dependent dropdowns.

Create a Sitefinity Theme in a Class Library
The blog post provides a tutorial on how to create Sitefinity theme embedded into class library.

Forcing all site's traffic under SSL prevents publishing content and pages
This KB article resolves the problem when the whole site is set to be served under HTTPS and this results in a problem executing Sitefinity workflow service under HTTPS. The article provides a fix for this.
Posted by Community Admin on 27-Jan-2014 00:00
Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest online resources for Sitefinity.

Change how URLs of dynamic items are generated
This How To article outlines how to change the way URLs of dynamic items are generated to allow articles with the same title.

Filter by data provider the items displayed on backend pages
This How To article describes how to achieve filtering the backend when multiple providers are present.

Add a flat taxonomy as a custom attribute to a page
New documentation article.

Web Services
Updated documentation article

Querying pages
Updated documentation article

Forums events
Updated documentation article

Modifying images
Updated documentation article

Setup email notification for form responses
Updated documentation article

Tutorial: Add or remove tags and categories programmatically
Updated documentation article

Tutorials: Taxonomies
Updated documentation article



Posted by Community Admin on 03-Feb-2014 00:00
Hi everyone, 

Below you can find the latest online resources for Sitefinity.

Customize the label of the search button in a multiple site project
New how-to documentation article on customizing Sitefintiy search widget.

Subscribe to published comments submitted for news items
New documentation article.

Subscribe to news items' comments that are waiting for approval
New documentation article.

Forms events
New developer article on how to subscribe for the events of Sitefinity forums.

Profile events
New developer article on how to subscribe for the events of Sitefinity user profiles.

Comments events
New developer article on how to subscribe for the events of Sitefinity comments.

Comments REST service API
New Documentation article on using the Rest API for comments.

Customize Sitefinity workflow notifications
New how-to article.

List of web services
Updated documentation article.
Comments module
Updated documentation article.

Create an image selector for content items
Updated documentation article.

Web services overview
Updated documentation article.










Posted by Community Admin on 19-May-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

New articles

KB: Enabling filter queries by view permissions causes an error if unauthorized users view a page with dynamic items filtered by taxonomies 

Explains how to resolve a problem with Sitefinity ModuleBuilder module items caused by enabling filter queries by view permissions in versions 6.x and 7.0

KB: How to resolve high CPU after sharing page link on Facebook

Elaborates on a problem caused by Byte Range Serving functionality being enabled and images stored on the File system, which reproduces when sharing links to Sitefinity pages in Facebook.

 KB: How to Enable Manual Image/Document/Video reorder in Sitefinity’s backend

Explains how one can enable manual sorting of Sitefinity media items in the backend

Blog Posts:

What Happens When the Sitefinity User Limit Is Reached

Describes what happens when the maximum number of concurrent backend users is reached.

How to Add the Visual Studio MVC Features for a Sitefinity Project 

Shows how to modify a Sitefinity project and enable all the nice productivity tools natively available in Visual Studio for ASP.NET MVC web applications

How To Display a Specific Selected Form From a Dropdown in Sitefinity CMS

Shows how to extend the built-in Forms widget to allow dynamic selection of the form to be populated by the user on the fronted of a Sitefinity page

Redirect unauthorized users to a custom page 

Demonstrates how you can use Sitefinity out of the box functionality to  directly control the logic of prompting users for login, when they are trying to access a restricted resource or action

How to check whether URL parameters are resolved in pages with MVC widgets

Explains how you can programatically check whether URL parameters are resolved in cases where we have pages with MVC widgets and widgets in details view mode

Indexing Content of Excel Files In Sitefinity CMS

Shows how you can create a custom text extractor to extend Sitefinity's Search functionality with indexing contents of *.xlsx files

Sitefinity Authentication Expiration

Explains what is the behavior controlled by the "Remember me on this computer" check box on Sitefinity's Login form

Give Your Visitors What They Want – Relevant Content 

Shows how you can create explicit relationships between items and then display that information to visitors using Sitefinity CMS' Related content functionality

Unit Tests Using Unity Dependency Injection In Sitefinity CMS 

Demonstrates how you can use dependency injection mechanisms for the code you write with Sitefinity to achieve better Unit testing.

Replacing a default view of a Sitefinity ContentView-based widget

Demonstrates how you can create custom Sitefinity widgets that behave just like the default ones, but can have your custom views set as default.

Creating a Responsive MVC Based Image Carousel in Sitefinity

Demonstrates how one can easily  create a Sitefinity MVC based, responsive image carousel widget for a Sitefinity project. 

Sitefinity Memory Usage

Explains in details the Sitefinity CMS memory usage on startup

Slower website startup times when uploading to live 

Lists useful tips from our development team that could help you investigate slower startup times when deploying your asp.net application to your live environments.

Creating a Custom Widget Designer using Sitefinity and Sitefinity Thunder Part 1 

Creating a Custom Widget Designer Using Sitefinity and Sitefinity Thunder Part 2 

Covers in details the newest way to create custom Designers for your widgets using Sitefinity Thunder.

31 Practical Uses for New Sitefinity 7.0 Features - Part 1 

31 Practical Uses for New Sitefinity 7.0 Features - Part 2 

31 Practical Uses for New Sitefinity 7.0 Features - Part 3

Provides a list of the practical uses for some of the new features available with Sitefinity  CMS 7.0

How to speed up the build of your solution in Visual Studio

Elaborates on some essential settings to your project that could reduce the build time in Visual Studio by 5 minutes.

Posted by Community Admin on 26-May-2014 00:00
Hello everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

Latest Knowledge base articles:

KB: HttpContext issue in MVC Controller in 7.0
Since the launch of “Project Feather” there are significant breaking changes in Sitefinity 7 MVC API. This article explains how to revert back our “obsolete” functionality to overcome some reported issues related with HttpContext used in MVC Controller.

Latest blogposts:

Blog Post:Accent Insensitive Search in Sitefinity
This blogpost describes how to achieve accent insensitive search in Sitefinity CMS in a result of many client requests.

New documentation articles:

Documentation article: Create a custom widget to display responsive images
Describes how to create a custom image widget adapting to any device & resolution.

Posted by Community Admin on 02-Jun-2014 00:00
Hello everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

Latest blogposts:

Blog post:Extend Sitefinity SmtpSender
This article provides a workaround to retry sending mails that are marked as failed.

Latest Knowledge base articles:

KB:Related data cannot be retrieved in the DynamicContentUpdated event
This article provides a workaround to a known issue as related data cannot be retrieved from the dynamic item when the IDynamicContentUpdatedEvent is fired.
 
New documentation articles:

Documentation article:Pages (6.3 and below)
This section provides you with an overview of the Pages API in Sitefinity 6.3 and bellow.

Documentation article:Tutorials: Personalization
Provides tutorial how to extend the default personalization behavior to fit your specific needs.

Documentation article:Managing Recurrence Rules
This article provides API information how to manage recurrence rules.

Documentation article:Getting ancestor items under specified folder
This article provides API samples and explains how to get ancestor items under specified folder.

Documentation article:Content relations
This article provides API samples and detailed explanation about newly implemented content relations.
Posted by Community Admin on 09-Jun-2014 00:00
Hello everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

Latest Knowledge base articles:

KB:High CPU utilization and slower startup in version 6.2 and 6.3
This article explains how to deal with slow application startup (on Sitefinity 6.2 and 6.3)


New documentation articles:

Documentation article:Cart Orders
This section provides you with an overview of the Cart Orders API in Sitefinity 7.0.
Posted by Community Admin on 16-Jun-2014 00:00

Hello everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

Latest blogposts:

Blog post:Adding Custom Route for Static Web Forms In Sitefinity Sites
This is an updated blogpost how to implement a custom route in Sitefinity CMS.

New documentation articles:

Documentation article:Migrate related data with the Migration Assistant
Provides tutorial how to migrate related data with the Migration Assistant.
 
Documentation article:Add resources to your application
Provides tutorial how to add resources to your Sitefinity project.

Documentation article:Configure Sitefinity instance as parent or child of an ASP.NET application
Provides tutorial how to nest Sitefinity applications and deal with webconfig inheritance.

Documentation article:Restrict usage of widgets based on roles
This article reveals how to hide widgets from the toolbox on back-end pages from specific users, based on their user roles.
Posted by Community Admin on 23-Jun-2014 00:00
Hi everyone, 

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

Latest blogposts:

Blog post:Library Selector for Sitefinity back-end
This article explains how to to select all media items in a certain folder or album without going through each of the items.

Blog post:Custom URL Formats for Sitefinity Content Modules
This is an updated blogpost how to generate custom url for a content type.

Latest Knowledge base articles:

KB:An exception is thrown when updating dynamic module fields on multilingual Sitefinity projects with configurations stored in the database
This article explains how to deal with an issue when you update the fields of your modules created with Module Builder.

New documentation articles:

Documentation article:Create custom fields for subscribers
Provides tutorial how to programmatically create a custom field for email subscribers.

Documentation article:Extend Sitefinity's data model
Provides tutorial how to create your own model with custom table definition and properties and persist your items in the database.

Posted by Community Admin on 30-Jun-2014 00:00
Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest online resources for Sitefinity

Blog Posts
Library Selector for Sitefinity back-end

The blog post shows how a library selector field control could be implemented and used in Sitefinity. The selector covers use-case scenarios in which we want to select all media items in a certain folder or album without going through each of the items. It also allows you to select directly an entire album and its child folders, from which to retrieve all images, for instance.

KB articles

The NodeClick event of RadTreeView does not fire

The KB shows how Sitefinity users developing controls based on Telerik's RadTreeView can address a problem of the TreeView's server-side NodeClieck event does not fire

Documentation articles

Add and remove controls 

The section contains various samples on how you can programatically work with controls on Sitefinity page, including:

Add control to a page

Add a new user control to page

Add a layout control to a page 

Remove a control from a page

and their helper articles

Generate unique control Id 

Get the last control in a placeholder  

 

Module builder 

The section contains updated and restructured information to allow for easier understanding and working with Sitefinity's Module Builder, including:

Creating the dynamic module

Dynamic content types

Module builder: Developers documentation

Posted by Community Admin on 07-Jul-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest online resources for Sitefinity:

Latest blogposts:

Blog postTaxonomy Field Control for Sitefinity Front-End
The blogpost shows how to implement a "lightweight" field control displaying all types of classifications.

Blog post:The Ultimate Guide to Managing Related Content on Your Website
This blogpost explains how to integrate a centralized resource library in Sitefinity CMS, thus avoid managing related content at the page level (by clicking multiple links and pages to post your new resources).

Blog postExtending Page Route handler – configuring the page output cache to be non-browser specific
This blog post demonstrates how you can change the default behavior and implement a custom page route handler that will create non-browser specific cache.

New documentation articles:

Documentation article:Configure Sitefinity sitemap generator
This article explains how you can configure Sitefinity sitemap generator on site, page, or content item level. For more detailed information, you can check the following articles:

Documentation article:Reuse content
This section explains how in Sitefinity you can reuse content in another page or site or use a variation of the content instead of having to create the identical content all over from scratch. You can find how to perform the following:

Documentation article:Dynamic content widgets
This section section contains updated information about:

and new articles about:

Documentation article:Display child items in the widget template of the parent
This article explains  when you have hierarchical dynamic content types and, instead of using the generated widgets to display the hierarchy, you want to use only the parent widget template.

Documentation article:Use CDN storage for content libraries
Provides steps to set Content Delivery Network storage for your content items. This section also includes how to:

Documentation article:Recycle bin
Provides information for the newly introduced "Recycle bin" module, which stores deleted objects, and allows the user to restore previously deleted data items. It also contains information how to:

Documentation article:Audit Trail module
This article provides information for the newly introduced Sitefinity module for keeping track of changes and actions in the system, recording who did what and when. It also includes detailed information about:

Documentation article:Enable debugging and tracing for applications
In this article, you will learn how to enable instrumentation for your application - both debugging and tracing with all necessary steps:

Documentation article:Submit forms using AJAX call
This article provides information on how to enable AJAX forms submit, by that reducing traffic and increase the performance.

Documentation article:AJAX Forms events
This article contains information about all events fired when a form is submitted and provides samples how to add custom logic.

Posted by Community Admin on 14-Jul-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

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Latest blogposts:

Blog post:Preselect field value in dropdowns using a Form Field Widget

This blog post explains how to add a preselected value to a form control.

New documentation articles:

Documentation article:Error loggingThis article explains how to implement ELMAH to keep all error events in your system. It contains the following helper articles:


Documentation article
:Custom fields for pages 
This articles contains detailed information how to operate with page custom fields using Sitefinity API. It also includes the following helper articles:

Documentation helper article:SystemManager events
The article is about the SystemManager helper class, which exposes several events - ApplicationStart, ModelReset, ShuttingDown, Shutdown, where a user can hook up any custom logic.

Documentation helper article:Performance improvements in Sitefinity 7.1
The article contains a brief summary of the performance improvements made since Sitefinity 7.0

Documentation helper article:Modify the status of a cart order
 The article provides detailed information of the cart order status values and also an API sample how to modify it trough code.

Documentation helper article:Enable multilingual search results in media libraries
The article provides an information of the necessary configuration steps to enable media library search results in other than the currently selected language.

Updated documentation articles:
Posted by Community Admin on 21-Jul-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

Latest blogposts:

Blog post:Infinite scroll widget for Sitefinity supporting sorting and searching
This blogpost explains how to implement infinity scroll listview widget which supports also sorting and searching.

Latest Knowledge base articles:

KB:Sitefinity Image service does not return images
This article explains how to perform an image service call to retrieve the images in a specific library.

New documentation articles:

Documentation article:Infrastructure >> Audit Trail API
Provides samples how to use  newly introduced Audit Trail module trough code

Documentation article:Dynamic module manager
This article provides samples for managing child items for specific type. It contains the following helper articles (with API examples):


Documentation article
:Audit module events
This article explains in details the workflow of processing Audit module events.

Updated documentation articles:

Posted by Community Admin on 28-Jul-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

Latest blogposts:

Blog post:How the new Sitefinity XML Sitemap Generator can improve your SEO
Provides information about newly introduced Sitemap Generator module - how it works and what are the benefits using it.

Blog post:Customizing Sitefinity’s dialogs
This blogpost is an answer to commonly asked question about customizing any Sitefinity’s dialog and offers a sample how to extend CustomSortingDialog for Events module.

Latest Knowledge base articles:

KB:Unable to install Sitefinity 7.1 version using the Sitefinity installer
This knowledge base article provides a solution to a common installation issue using SItefinity Installer on  a non compatible OS.

New documentation articles:

Documentation article:API changes in Sitefinity 7.1
Includes all API changes made since Sitefinity 7.0 

Documentation article:Database changes between 7.0 and 7.1
Includes all database changes made since Sitefinity 7.0 

Documentation article:Handle Recycle bin data events
Provides a valuable information for events firing when an item is recycled.

Documentation article:Scheduled permanent deletion of items in the Recycle bin
Contains a sample code how to schedule a deletion of recycle bin content

Documentation article:Modify Recycle bin items
This section describes how you can manipulate recycled items trough code.

Documentation article:Content types supported by Recycle bin for recycling and restoration
This section provides information about supported content types available for moving in or out of Recycle bin

Documentation article:Tutorial: Create Travelling Agency site
This article contains a step-by-step tutorial how to create up and running Traveling Agency site. It also includes the following helper articles:

And finally, here is a list of all updated articles:

Posted by Community Admin on 11-Aug-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:


Latest blogposts:

Blog post:Dynamic content in navigation
This post describes how you can display dynamic content in custom navigation control.

Blog post:EventHub - capturing global (aplication-wide, non type-dependent) events using IDataEvent
This post describes how you can attach to an event  when Creating/Updating/Deleting any content item and execute some custom logic.

Blog post:Change the date portion of the Date/Owner column in Sitefintiy backend list of Pages to LastModified
This article provides a way to modify backend list view to show different data (e.g. change DateCreated  to LastModified) with minimum development effort.


Latest Knowledge base articles:

KB:Custom FormsControl JavaScript error in Sitefinity 7.1
This article provides a solution of common problem when a custom form widget is used and after upgrade "Uncaught ReferenceError" in the browser console is thrown.

KB:How to fix the issues related to using Related Data fields in Sitefinity Multisite
This article explains how to overcome a bug reported (Dynamic Modules: Issue with Related Data in Multisite environment) when a RelatedData field is used for dynamic modules.


New documentation articles:

Documentation article:Styling guidelines
This helper articles provides styling information about "Tutorial: Create Travelling Agency site"

Documentation article:Create a search index that applies to group of pages
This article explains how to extend the default search functionality in Sitefinity and implement a custom InboundPipe to search in child pages of specific group page.

Documentation article:Extend Inline editing
Provides information about how to extend default inline editing toolbar to include a custom tool.

Documentation article:Filter dynamic content items
This article explains how you can apply filtering on hierarchy of dynamic types.

Documentation article:Display manually reordered media files in the backend
This article provides information how to apply custom ordering in Sitefinity backend for media files.

Documentation article:Authentication sign out API
This article offers an easy approach how to sign out a user using REST service.

And finally, here is a list of all updated articles:

Posted by Community Admin on 18-Aug-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

Latest blogposts:

Blog post:Adding custom dialogs to Sitefinity ContentBlock. Any content link selector for ContentBlock
This blogpost demonstrates how to implement a custom Content Block tool, which could open new dialog with additional setting.

Blog post:Implement custom "System is restarting..." message in Sitefinity
Demonstrates an easy way to change the default "System is restarting..." message with a custom one. 

Latest Knowledge base articles:

KB:How to fix incorrectly resolved on the frontend multilingual links to the non-default culture on the frontend in Sitefinity Ecommerce products
This KB addresses cases which have experienced the following bug, where inserting links for cultures other than the default in Ecommerce Long Text Fields is causing them to be resolved incorrectly on the frontend.

KB:Return Code 0 error when editing dynamic items after upgrade to 7.1
This article addresses a case when after upgrading to Sitefinity 7.1, users are unable to edit child items in hierarchicaldynamic modules. When an item is opened for edit, they user is presented with the Return Code 0 popup.

New documentation articles:

Documentation article:Localization
Provides information how to localize your site using Sitefinity API.

Helper  article:Localize pages
Provides information how to localize page using Sitefinity API.

Helper  article:Localize content items
Provides information how to localize content items using Sitefinity API.

Helper article:Localize dynamic content items
Provides information how to localize dynamic content items using Sitefinity API.

Helper article:Create a localized department
Provides information how to localize Ecommerce department using Sitefinity API.

Helper article:Add a translation to a localized department
Provides information how to add a translation to a localized Ecommerce department using Sitefinity API.

Helper article:Query, modify, and delete a localized department
Provides information how to query, modify, and delete a localized Ecommerce department using Sitefinity API.

And finally, here is a list of all updated articles:

Posted by Community Admin on 25-Aug-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

Latest blogposts:

Blog post:Create search indexes that apply to different groups of pages

This blog post describes how you can extend the default page inbound pipe in Sitefinity in order to be able to create search indexes that apply to different groups of pages.

Blog post:Sitefinity Thunder - why you need it, how to install and set it up

This post, summarizes some of the most important features Sitefinity Thunder holds, taking you through the installation process and explains which features of Thunder you might use in different cases.

Blog post:Extend Sitefinity security. Add a custom claim

In this blog post you will see how the default simple web token service handler could be overridden by adding a custom claim. Then the claim will be validated by a custom token handler.

Blog post:Extend the Archive widget to use Dynamic Items

In this article is shown the way how to extend the Archive widget in order to show the Dynamic Items. The currently supported Items and setting up of the Build-in widget is described in that documentation article.

New documentation articles:

Documentation article:Change URL format for built-in modules with single content type

This article explains how to configure the URL format for built-in modules that have single content type. For example, News or Events.

Documentation article:Change the URL format of hierarchical dynamic modules

The article contains two samples you can use to change the URL format of dynamic content items.

Documentation article:Change URL format for modules with multiple content types

This article contains a procedure to configure the URL format for modules that have more than one content type. For example, Blogs module that has Bogs and Blog posts content types.

And finally, here is a list of all updated articles:

Posted by Community Admin on 01-Sep-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

Latest blogposts:

Blog post:Extend Sitefinity security. Add a custom claim

In the blog post is shown how the SitefinitySiteMap and navigation could be extended to show nodes depending on custom criteria - specific user roles, page's view permissions role and other.

Blog post:Extend the Archive widget to use Dynamic Items

In this article is shown the way to extend the Archive widget in order to show Dynamic items. The currently supported items and setting up of the Build-in widget is described here.

New documentation articles:

Documentation article:Query localized items

This article contains an API sample how to query all dynamic items that have a localized field with a value that applies to a specific culture.

Documentation article:Retrieve image URL

This article contains two API samples how to programmatically retrieve the media URL or the thumbnail URL of an image using the image ID.

Documentation article:Retrieve page URL

This article contains information how to programmatically retrieve the URL of a specific page.

And finally, here is a list of all updated articles:

Posted by Community Admin on 01-Sep-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

Latest blogposts:

Blog post:Extend the Archive widget to use Dynamic Items

In the blog post is shown how the SitefinitySiteMap and navigation could be extended to show nodes depending on custom criteria - specific user roles, page's view permissions role and other.

Blog post:Extend Sitefinity security. Add a custom claim

In this article is shown a way to extend the Archive widget in order to show dynamic items. The currently supported items and setting up of the build-in widget is described here.

New documentation articles:

Documentation article:Query localized items

In this article you can find information about query items that have a localized field in multiple cultures.

Documentation article:Retrieve image URL

Here you find find two API samples how you can programmatically retrieve the media URL or the thumbnail URL of an image using the image ID.

Documentation article:Retrieve page URL

Here you can find two samples about programmatically retrieving URL of a specific page.

Posted by Community Admin on 08-Sep-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

New documentation articles:

Documentation article:Create a localized page

This article contains a sample how to create a localized page trough code.

Documentation article:Add a translation to a localized page

This article contains a samples how to add a translation for other languages to a page.

Documentation article:Resolve dynamic links

Sitefinity enables you to automatically update the references you make from your content item to other content - media or pages - thus avoiding the need to update links manually every time referenced content is modified.

Documentation article:Insert a tooltip in the navigation

This article demonstrates how to insert a tooltip in the navigation

Documentation article:Sitefinity version compatibility with RadControls and OpenAccess versions

This article contains a list of all Sitefinity release since Sitefinity 4.0, showing the RadControls and OpenAccess version each uses.

And finally, here is a list of all updated articles:

Include pages in the sitemap
What's new
Built-in content modules
Localize pages
Localize products
Migrate a single site to a multisite instance
Creating a template using Master pages
Personalization of the website content
Prerequisites and restrictions
Blog posts widget
Automatic generation of Meta keywords, Meta description, and Meta title tags
Settings
How to create a CoverFlow control - Hosting the Silverlight application in the custom control
How to create a Book widget - Querying the images from an album
How to create a NewsRotator control - Creating an empty custom control
How to create a Book widget - Using RadBook for Silverlight
Creating pages
How to create a date picker control - Defining the date picker control
How to create a date picker control - Implementing the features of the control
How to create a CoverFlow control - Creating a custom control
Duplicate pages
How to create a CoverFlow control - Using RadCoverFlow for Silverlight
How to create a Book widget - Registering and using the control
Getting the value of a custom field
Creating Page Templates
Filter products widget
Product list widget
Example: Retrieve and create child items
Filtering and sorting products
Deploying Sitefinity projects to Windows Azure
System requirements
Querying users
Styling and customizing the Navigation widget
Twitter
Search indexes
Configure caching

Posted by Community Admin on 15-Sep-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

New blog posts:

Blog post:Comment Notification Based on ApprovalStatus

The article depicts how all comments send their notifications while the comment is waiting to be approved.

Blog post:Removing product tax based on user role

A sample that removes tags for customers in an eligible role.

New documentation articles:

Documentation article:Revision history

This section demonstrates how to work programmatically with the revision history of the built-in content modules and pages.

Helper article:Manage the revision history of content items

This article contains several samples how to manage revision history of content items using the API.

Helper article:Manage the revision history of pages

This article contains two samples how to manage revision history of pages using the API.

And finally, here is a list of all updated articles:
Posted by Community Admin on 23-Sep-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

New blog posts:

Extending Sitefinity SiteMap and navigation. Simple MVC navigation 

In the blog post is shown how the SitefinitySiteMap provider and navigation could be extended to show nodes  depending on custom criteria - specific user roles, page's view permissions role and specific user.

Minification of layout_transofrmation.css

In this blog post is explained how to minify layout_transformation.css as a result significantly decrease the file size and therefore the page load time.

 

Posted by Community Admin on 29-Sep-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

And finally, here is a list of all updated articles:

Posted by Community Admin on 07-Oct-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

New blog posts:

Customize Related Image thumbnail size

In this article is demonstrated how to manage various static and dynamic thumbnail sizes when display the related images of Dynamic Module content type.

Resolve any item Related Data with a single widget

In this blog post is shown how you to create a generic related data control that will resolve a related data fields items and display them on the front-end.

Modify Ecommerce Discounts - add or remove using specific criteria

In this blog post is explained how to modify the ecommerce discounts applied based on a custom criteria.

New articles:

and finally the updated articles:

Posted by Community Admin on 13-Oct-2014 00:00

 Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

New blog post:

Extend the Sitefinity back-end forms grid and include an action to display subscribers

The blog post describes how to add a new Action command under the Forms Actions menu which on click will display the emails of the forms subscribers.

New KB article:

Create Product: "Value cannot be null" exception when the project is included into an empty solution in Visual Studio 2013

This KB addresses a bug in Visual Studio 2013 reported by Microsoft, causing Sitefinity eCommerce to malfunction.

Posted by Community Admin on 20-Oct-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

New KB articles:

How to fix "Cannot serialize parameter of type 'Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.Services.FoldersCollectionContext'"

This KB addresses cases which have experienced an issue, when creating
or editing content items using AlbumService in Sitefinity 7.2.5300 -
7.2.5310.

New articles:

Updated articles:

 

Posted by Community Admin on 27-Oct-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

New blog posts:

Custom Subscribe Widget

This blog post will show how to customize the default subscribe widget such that front end users have the ability to select the mailing list they wish to subscribe to.

Progress Software Announces Agreement of Intent to Acquire Telerik

You may have seen some exciting news in the media recently – Telerik has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Progress Software.

New KB articles:

This implementation is not part of the Windows Platform FIPS validated cryptographic algorithms exception

This KB addresses cases which have experienced an issue, when your Windows environment may be configured to use FIPS encryption that is conflicting with some part of the code in Sitefinity.

New documentation articles:

 And finally the updated articles:

 

Posted by Community Admin on 03-Nov-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Please find the latest Sitefinity resources below:

Latest blog posts:

Blog post: Showing the Selected Taxa in Sitefinity Module Items' Backend Grid

Latest Knowledge base articles:

KB: Unable to access Forms when the database is deployed on Azure
This knowledge base article provides a solution for a problem which might be encountered after an upgrade to Sitefinity 7.2 if your database is deployed on Azure and you are trying to access Forms list section or pages where forms control is placed.

Posted by Community Admin on 10-Nov-2014 00:00

 Hi everyone,

Please find the latest Sitefinity resources below:

Latest blog posts:

Blog post:Creating a Sitefinity MVC Slider with Parallax Effect

Latest Knowledge base articles:

Updated KB articles: Securing a Sitefinity Backend with SSL

Documentation Articles:

Updated documentation articles:

Upload and physical location of the application
Turn on database storage for configuration files
Libraries and Storage
Register the Analytics module

Posted by Community Admin on 17-Nov-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Please find the latest Sitefinity resources below:

Latest blog posts:
Blog post: Multiple Media selector for Sitefinity Widget designers

Latest Knowledge base articles:
KB: Unable to access Pages section in Sitefinity

Posted by Community Admin on 25-Nov-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

New blog posts:

Blog postPublishing Sitefinity Content to Twitter with Tweetinvi

This blogpost describes how to implement selective and instant Twitter publishing for items upon their creation.

New KB articles:

KBEvents Calendar does not show the correct event time after Fall DST end has applied

This KB addresses an issue related with Calendar widget not showing correct event date


KB
Missing styling of tables inside content block on Firefox

This KB addresses an issue related with an error message "Object reference not set to an instance of an object", received if you navigate to the Pages section
Posted by Community Admin on 02-Dec-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Please find the latest Sitefinity resources below:

Latest blog posts:

How to customize the UserProfile widget Edit mode templates using out of the box FieldControls
The blog post explains in details how one can customize Sitefinity's UserProfile widget template to facilitate user input when the widget is in Edit mode.

Improve the application start-up and the effects of page templates changes for websites with heavy load
The blog posts explains how to improve the application start-up and what are the effects of page templates changes for websites with heavy load

Get template layout controls by css class. Get and Set layout control html markup
In the blog post you could find useful information how to get the template layout controls by css class and how to get and set layout control html markup.

Latest Knowledge base articles:

White spaces in front of inline tags are being deleted in Content block widget

This KB addresses cases in which when a plain text is added in the Content block's text area which is not wrapped by a paragraph and which have some styles added, the space in front of the bolded words are being deleted.

Documentation Articles:

Updated documentation articles:

Download and run the Samples Workflow project

Posted by Community Admin on 08-Dec-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

Latest blogposts:

Get template layout controls by css class. Get and Set layout control html markup

This blogpost shows a way to get a control by css class programatically.

KBs:

Products of a specific product type cannot be opened.

This KB demonstrates how to overcome a problem, related with opening a product from the product grid.

 

Posted by Community Admin on 16-Dec-2014 00:00

Hi everyone,

Below you can find the latest resources for Sitefinity:

New blogposts:

How to add predefined values to the backend create view of Dynamic content items

 This article explains how to add predefined values to text fields in dynamic item.

Extend Content Block Media Upload Logic: Pre-selecting a Default LIbrary

This blogpost demonstrates how you can extend the default logic of the Image/Video/Document upload of Sitefinity's content blocks.

New KBs:

Dynamic content items have ‘Administrators only’ permissions and do not inherit from their type (Sitefinity 7.3 upgrade)

This KB article addresses an issue if you have upgraded to Sitefinity 7.3 and dynamic content items’ permissions are ‘Administrators only’ when the type itself has set different permissions, and as a result the upgrade has failed.

 

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