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  • Introducing the new Sitefinity Documentation Portal

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    It's been a busy couple of months for the Sitefinity team. Earlier this year we asked for your opinion on the Sitefinity Product, Support service, and Documentation. Your feedback was really constructive and to the point, so I wanted to use the occasion and thank you all for taking the ...
  • How to add predefined values to the backend create view of Dynamic content items

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     An interesting request we received form a client last week was to add predefined values to some of the dynamic content item properties on creation. This could help content authors to avoid typing the same content over and over again on each newly created item, adding some predefined formulas, etc....
  • Extend Content Block Media Upload Logic: Pre-selecting a Default LIbrary

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    This blog post exposes a way to extend the default logic of the Image/Video/Document upload of Sitefinity's content blocks. Lately there have been some requests for different users with different permissions to have a predefined library selected when an upload is made. The case this blog post will cover is ...
  • Get template layout controls by css class. Get and Set layout control html markup

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    In Sitefinity you can programmatically create a page and populate it with controls. In some cases you might need to get a specific layout control in your page template using the set css class attribute. You might need to change the template layout control markup, as well. We get ...
  • Improve the application start-up and the effects of page templates changes for websites with heavy load

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    Output caching in Sitefinity is a very important and useful feature, especially for websites with heavy load. In a nutshell, Sitefinity caches the rendered output for a particular page (personalized pages also!) when the page is requested for the first time and stores it in memory for other requests which ...
  • How to customize the UserProfile widget Edit mode templates using out of the box FieldControls

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    Recently we've received some extremely valuable feedback regarding the need to explain in details how one can customize Sitefinity's UserProfile widget template to facilitate user input when the widget is in Edit mode. This post is going to attempt at doing it, showing you how you can utilize Sitefinity's FieldControls ...
  • Publishing Sitefinity Content to Twitter with Tweetinvi

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    This post exposes a way to implement selective and instant Twitter publishing for items upon their creation. The approach relies on Sitefinity's EventHub  data provider events, and a third party API - Tweetinvi. First off a big thank you goes to the guys from Tweetinvi for providing a C# API we ...
  • Multiple Media selector for Sitefinity Widget designers

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    In this blog post I will show how you can implement a multiple media selector, using which, you will be able to select multiple images, documents and files or videos at once. The content selectors in Sitefinity use the services provided, passing different parameters and filtering using them. Most of ...
  • Creating a Sitefinity MVC Slider with Parallax Effect

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    Description In this post I’m going to demonstrate how to create a Sitefinity MVC based slider widget that incorporates the Parallax scrolling effect for its animation transitions. If you’re not familiar with this effect, Parallax scrolling is a CSS3/JQuery effect where by the various elements within a div container move ...
  • Showing the Selected Taxa in Sitefinity Module Items' Backend Grid

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    In this blog post I will show you how you can resolve the taxa selected in items, in their backend grid. We usually use at least one taxonomy to organize content and selected multiples items, for instance several tags. However, if we would like to show the taxa we have ...
  • Custom Subscribe Widget

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    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. This functionality is useful when your solution includes several campaigns your users can chose from. The first thing we need ...
  • Progress Software Announces Agreement of Intent to Acquire Telerik

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    To all the Sitefinity customers and partners: You may have seen some exciting news in the media recently – Telerik has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Progress Software. This is the beginning of a long and exciting journey for us and an important step to deliver ...
  • Extend the Sitefinity back-end forms grid and include an action to display subscribers

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    We have received a lot of requests from our clients on how to extend the backend Forms page and add functionality to display the emails of the users subscribed to receive email notifications on form submission. In this blog post I am going to demonstrate how to add a link ...
  • Customize Related Image thumbnail size

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    In this article is shown the way how to show different thumbnail sizes static and dynamic when display the related images of Dynamic Module content type (example).  The scenario: You have related images added to a Content Item. They could be shown by adding a custom fled ...
  • Resolve any item Related Data with a single widget

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    In Sitefinity everyone is using RelatedData and usually we want to display the related data items on the front-end. In this blog post I will describe how you can create a single control that will resolve an item related data fields and show the data items. The item is resolved ...
  • Modify Ecommerce Discounts - add or remove using specific criteria

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    Sitefinity provides option to create discounts and apply them based on coupon code, new customers or for specific roles and users. However, sometimes different discounts should be applied based on whether the user is a new customer or have applied several different discount coupons. The applicable discount and those that ...
  • Minification of layout_transofrmation.css

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    We have had multiple requests for a possible option to minify the generated "on the fly" layout_transformations.css file. Fulfilling this task requires several steps, which I will describe bellow. First, it is needed to change the default handler once the Bootstrapper completes the initialization in Global.asax file as follows: public...
  • Extending Sitefinity SiteMap and navigation. Simple MVC navigation

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    The navigation is one of the most important parts of a site, which aims at providing topnotch user experience. It is important what pages will be shown to the user and to which he can navigate to. That is why, in this blog post will be described how the Sitefinity ...
  • Comment Notification Based on ApprovalStatus

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    This article extends the sample given in our documentation. The article depicts how all comments send their notifications while the comment is waiting to be approved. This however poses a problem - why do frontend users need to be notified that a comment has been posted while they are ...
  • Removing product tax based on user role

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    Sitefinity provides different options for configuring taxes based on location and and tax class for products. Some cases require a user to be exempt from taxes, for example in a B2B scenario. This can easily be achieved by creating a new tax class for products that is tax exempt. It ...
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