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  • Your CMS, Your SEO Strategy and Your Digital Future

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    Which are the SEO questions for which you have to think next time when you choose a content management system. Learn how to make your website friendly for both search engines and people.
  • Rank higher in Google search results with Progress Sitefinity CMS

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    As mobile is becoming mainstream, technology companies are starting to integrate it deeper into their strategies. Google recently announced that it will be changing its search engine algorithm to give more weight to mobile-friendliness as a ranking factor. This is what they announced officially: "Starting April 21, we will be ...
  • Right Content, Right Person: New Content Personalization in Sitefinity 5.2

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    Sitefinity’s new Content Personalization feature gives you the ability to personalize content for different audiences, thus creating unique user experiences for each. Your public content is automatically delivered to specific users following a set of predefined criteria which can be tested using simulations before going live. User Segments Define multiple ...
  • What’s New in Sitefinity Thunder 1.0.8

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    As mentioned in Last week's Sitefinity Thunder webinar, the free extension is on a very aggressive release schedule, with a new release coming approximately every two weeks. Last week marked the latest Thunder release, which coincided with the Sitefinity 5.0 Service Pack 1. If you haven't already downloaded ...
  • Sitefinity Thunder Webinar Notes

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    I would like to offer my thanks to everyone who attended today's Webinar on Sitefinity Thunder. I am working on making a video available as soon as possible, so please watch this space for updates (I'll also post an update on Twitter). I'm also compiling the Q&A, getting ...
  • The benefit of having a system built on the provider model

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    One of the great advantages of Sitefinity is its flexibility and extensibility. A significant contribution for this has been made by the provider model that was chosen as essential part of Sitefinity’s architecture. In simple words, what it gives you is the ability to connect Sitefinity to different data repositories ...
  • Creating Custom Configuration Settings in Sitefinity 4

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    When extending Sitefinity via a custom Intra-Site Module, you'll often encounter the need to store and retrieve settings, either for user preferences or any other process within your module. There are many ways to do this yourself, including a custom table, flat text and xml files. Fortunately, Sitefinity has a ...
  • Migration Webinar Notes

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    Thank you for attending the Sitefinity 3 to 4 Migration webinar. Below are some notes including a summary of the Q and A at the end. If you have additional questions about migration be sure to visit our Sitefinity Migration Discussion Forum. If you have questions about our special ...
  • Search Index with custom fields in sitefinity 4

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    This is going to be a HOW to configure  the search indexes in sitefinity to index and search on more than the default fields.  1. You have to add the fields in sitefinity search index. The search system is based on the publishing system so the way to add additional ...
  • 404 and custom Parameters

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    In Sitefinity 4 we support parameters in the URL , not only in the query string. The only problem for now is that we have to be able to tell the difference between a valid URL and an invalid one. But when the URL does contain parameters, it gets a ...
  • Anatomy of a Sitefinity 4 Widget

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    We previously looked at a quick “Hello World” example of a Sitefinity Widget and Control Designer. Today I would like to take a closer look at the different components and options available when building widgets. I hope this will give developers a deeper understanding of the architecture to make ...
  • Customizing Sitefinity 4 Controls with the ViewMap

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    Earlier this week, you learned how to use the Advanced Settings in Sitefinity 4 to customize the toolbar configuration for Sitefinity’s RichText editor (RadEditor). This is an extremely useful technique for making site-wide toolbar changes to Sitefinity’s RadEditor.  Some scenarios, however, require additional customizations to the RadEditor or ...
  • Creating Intra-Site Modules in Sitefinity 4

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    In our last post, we looked at how to use the Sitefinity Backend Page Editor to easily create Page Based Modules. This time we'll take things a step further by wrapping this process into a Sitefinity module, complete with support for installing and uninstalling with the click of a ...
  • 5 Things: Benefits of External Widget Templates

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    Now that we've gone over Mapping External Templates for Sitefinity 4 Widgets, I thought it would be helpful to briefly review some of the benefits that are gained by using them in a new post in the 5 Things series. 1. Intellisense The widget template editor within Sitefinity is ...
  • Running Server-Side Code in Sitefinity Widget Templates

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    Breaking Changes NOTE: As of Sitefinity 4.2, new security enhancements will automatically strip server side code from widget templates. If you wish to run server side code on your widget templates, see this article on Mapping External Templates for Sitefinity 4 Widgets.   Widget templates in Sitefinity 4 provide ...
  • Installing Sitefinity 4 on IIS 6

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    In our last post, we took a walk-through installing Sitefinity 4 on IIS 7, but many websites also run on Windows Server 2003, which uses IIS 6. For the most part, installation follows the same path and only a few minor differences need to be accounted for. Today we'll ...
  • Installing Sitefinity 4 on IIS 7

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    One of the most significant improvements in Sitefinity 4 is the ease of installation. The new Project Manager encapsulates virtually all of the required elements for creating and managing new projects. Today we’ll take a brief walkthrough how simple it is to install Sitefinity on the IIS 7 platform. Video ...
  • The power of structured user interface: How to implement a tooltip on all text fields in Sitefinity – at once

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    Table of contents Introduction Video of the final result Code walkthrough Installation instructions and code download What’s next Introduction It may come as a surprise to many of you that vast majority of Sitefinity user interface (among others, all modules) is actually data driven. Behind the scenes, all the different ...
  • Implementing Sitefinity widgets and designers: How to implement Facebook Like button

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    Table of contents Introduction Video of the final result Code walkthrough A bit of background Installation instructions and code download Introduction Widgets (controls) are one of the key points of the extensibility in Sitefinity. Widgets are a small piece of functionality that users of Sitefinity can drag on the page ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 RC deep dive: Workflow

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    The series introduction In past few weeks I’ve seen many people expressing their concern about the (quantity of) features in Sitefinity 4.0. Coupled with the new pricing scheme, some people wondered why would they go with Sitefinity when there are cheaper or even free alternatives that offer the same ...
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