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  • Filtering dynamic items by taxonomies in the backend grid

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    Based on Radoslav Georgiev blog post about adding custom widget to the sidebar here I am going to add some additional modification to enable filtering by taxonomies in the backend grid for modules built using the Module Builder. First we need to extend the DynamicCommandWidget which I am going to ...
  • Filtering dynamic content items in the backend grid by workflow status

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    Since the release of the module builder we've been asked number of times how to add filters to the dynamic items grid view. If you navigate to Content -> Dynamic Type in the sidebar there are only options to view "All" and "My" items which is not enough. Here I ...
  • Filtering dynamic items by custom taxonomy in the front end

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    Since the release of the Module Builder we have received number of requests how to filter items by custom taxonomy from the generated widget. Here I am going to show how with very little custom implementation this can be achieved. First we need to have a dynamic module with a ...
  • How to display related data in dynamic content widgets

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    (With Sitefinity version 5.1 and above there is a simple way to relate dynamic modules and here is a blog post that summarizes the process) Dynamic modules built with the Module Builder give you the ability to relate items using Guid fields. But after relationships between content types are defined, ...
  • Versioning and upgrades in custom modules

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    There are two types of modules in Sitefinity – static and dynamic. Dynamic modules are much easier to work with and we recommend you use those, unless you have very specific requirements that are not supported (hierarchies, complex data models, integrations with other systems). There are still cases where customers ...
  • Creating one to many relationships in dynamic modules

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    (With Sitefinity version 5.1 and above there is a simple way to relate dynamic modules and here is a blog post that summarizes the process) With the Sitefinity 5.0 release we are introducing two new field types for the Module Builder - Guid and Array of Guids. This blog post ...
  • Extend your website to handle product promotions with 8 lines of JavaScript

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    In this short article I will go over the process of creating a custom Sitefinity module that allows you to promote different products on your website. The module will enable your marketing team to manage new product promotions from a single place without the support of web developers. The promotion ...
  • Creating Dynamic Module Items Using the Module Builder API

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    We previously looked at how you can retrieve dynamic module items using the Module Builder API. Today we'll take a look at how you can use that same API to also create new items. Using the sample code from the Code Reference (generated for every dynamic module you create) you ...
  • Extending the built-in content modules

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    The built-in content modules like News, Events and Libraries provide a great set of functionality. However at some point you need to extend these modules with custom functionality that would help you manage better your site's content. In this blog post we'll take a look at several scenarios that may ...
  • Creating a content module - Sticky Notes for your backend Dashboard

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    Sticky notes are very useful when you need to write down some information to remember across work sessions. The Dashboard page of the Backend can be used to show these notes. Every time you login to your Backend you will see the notes that will remind you of what you ...
  • Adding a new Content Type to Search

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    With the release of 4.2 there are a lot of changes related to the Publishing System and the Search. They were focused mainly on the extensibility. Actually the search relies on the publishing system to process the data. There are inbound pipes which are responsible for pushing the data into ...
  • Sitefinity Publishing System: A Brief Walkthrough

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    NOTE: We are currently working on updating the Blog post content to reflect the refactoring in Sitefinity PublishingSystem introduced in our latest releases. In addition we're planning on extending the sample project with a couple of pipes we encounter as frequently requested by clients. Please find attached an updated sample ...
  • Creating Sitefinity 4 Content Modules Part 5: Module Installation

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    Table of Contents This series covering Sitefinity Content-Based Module creation is broken up into 5 parts: Part 1: Project Setup and Hello World Part 2: Data Layer Part 3: Backend Administration Part 4: Frontend Controls Part 5: Module Installation Overview In the last four posts in this series, we laid ...
  • Creating Sitefinity 4 Content Modules Part 4: Frontend Controls

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    Table of Contents This series covering Sitefinity Content-Based Module creation is broken up into 5 parts: Part 1: Project Setup and Hello World Part 2: Data Layer Part 3: Backend Administration Part 4: Frontend Controls Part 5: Module Installation Overview Now that we've created the backend administration for our module...
  • Creating Sitefinity 4 Content Modules Part 3: Backend Administration

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    Table of Contents This series covering Sitefinity Content-Based Module creation is broken up into 5 parts: Part 1: Project Setup and Hello World Part 2: Data Layer Part 3: Backend Administration Part 4: Frontend Controls Part 5: Module Installation Overview Now that we have defined the data layer for our ...
  • Creating Sitefinity 4 Content Modules Part 2: Data Layer

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    Table of Contents This series covering Sitefinity Content-Based Module creation is broken up into 5 parts: Part 1: Project Setup and Hello World Part 2: Data Layer Part 3: Backend Administration Part 4: Frontend Controls Part 5: Module Installation Overview In our last post "Project Setup and Hello World...
  • Creating Sitefinity 4 Content Modules Part 1: Project Preparation and Hello World

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    Table of Contents This series covering Sitefinity Content-Based Module creation is broken up into 5 parts: Part 1: Project Setup and Hello World Part 2: Data Layer Part 3: Backend Administration Part 4: Frontend Controls Part 5: Module Installation Introduction We previously looked at how you can build simple, User ...
  • Sitefinity Intra-Site Module Webinar Notes

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    Thank you to all who attended today’s webinar. Below are the resources mentioned during the webinar including the video, code snippets and the downloadable project. Video Watch on Telerik.TV Admin Control HTML Markup This code can be used to make your admin controls fit nicely inside Sitefinity, resembling other built-in ...
  • Implementing RSS: a Simple RSS Bare-Bones RSS Module

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    Introduction   There has been interest from you about RSS. That is why we decided that a new sample module should be made to demonstrate just that. You can download the module's source code from here.   Overview   Having said that this module is going to be bare-bones, ...
  • Sitefinity Module and WebUI Test Studio

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    WebUI Test Studio is very powerful tool for functional testing of Web 2.0 applications and Sitefinity is one of the leading CMS for Web 2.0 sites. In addition to this, Sitefinity heavily relies on Telerik Asp.Net Ajax controls: building blocks of Sitefinity pages and fully supported test objects of WebUI ...
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