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  • Sitefinity MVC Store Sample Website Project

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    As mentioned in today's webinar, Sitefinity now includes full support for developing using ASP.NET MVC. Because this implementation is fully in line with Microsoft's guidelines, we can make use of their samples and code from the ASP.NET MVC website. I've put together one of those samples using Sitefinity CMS for ...
  • Extend the Image Selector for Content Items with Filtering by Album

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    A while ago I wrote a blog post, showing you how you can implement your own widget to associate any content item with an image. A lot of people had interest in such a task, at least judging by the comments all of you left. With this next installment, ...
  • Sitefinity 4 Starter Kits: Charity Website

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    The Charity Starter Kit was inspired by the Microsoft GiveCamp and was designed to provide a quick but complete website for a non-profit organization. It includes all the typical features of a website, as well as helpful widgets to add new functionality and social connectivity. Credentials By default the login ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 CTP – Effortless Installation

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    Around 1 year ago I wrote the Bullet Proof Guide to Installing Sitefinity 3.x.  This blog post weighs in at 21 pages and includes a 30 minute video.  This blog post was written after I reformatted my system to install the Windows 7 RC.  This system rebuild forced me ...
  • Facebook, C# and Sitefinity Integration Part II

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    On my last post about Facebook, I showed you how to get started using the popular social networking tool. Though I did get to Facebook integration during my recent webinar, you can get the sample code for Facebook integration here. Before proceeding, please read the Facebook blog post I ...
  • Showing 3rd Party RSS Feeds

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    **Sample Code is Available Here**   Introduction   You can show RSS Feeds from 3rd party websites because RSS Feed data is in XML, so you just need to load it into a dataset, select a table from it, and bind it to a data-bound control. This article will discuss ...
  • Google Checkout Integration

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    **Sample Code Available Here** Introduction In a basic view, an e-Commerce system is a product list, a shopping cart and a checkout area. Many businesses will provide you with a shopping cart and checkout area. Often, they pass a small fee to your customers for their services. Sitefinity can provide ...
  • Facebook, C# Sitefinity Integration

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    **Sample Code Available Here** Introduction Facebook offers a C# API that allows you to display a friend list on your website. To implement this within Sitefinity, you must obtain a Facebook user account, obtain a Facebook API Key, download the Facebook SDK, bind a Repeater to your friend list, and ...
  • How to Implement a YouTube Video List into Sitefinity

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    Introduction YouTube, which is owned by Google, offers an RSS Feed of video content from their website. Software developers can subscribe to these feeds, which include feeds by keyword, a user's playlist, and most watched videos. Although there are many feeds you can use, this article will show to how ...
  • How to Integrate Amazon Advertising API - Linq to Amazon

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    Earlier, I did a blog post on integrating Amazon Associates API into Sitefinity. Although that widget works fine, what is you want to the product list look a certain way? What if you want to show a specific product based on an ID number, which Amazon calls an ASIN? If ...
  • How to Integrate an Amazon Associates Products Widgets into Sitefinity

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    Introduction Amazon.com offers a sales associate service where you can receive a 15% of the purchase price as compensation. By placing a special widget on your website, choosing some products to advertise, uploading a user control with special JavaScript on your website, you can easily use your website to earn ...
  • Collecting Sitefinity modules and user controls - a nice initiative

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    Chris Bond has started a very nice initiative - he wants to collect all 3rd party modules and user controls for Sitefinity, and to list them on a single web site. The web site is http://sfmodules.logics.co.uk/ This could grow up in something very helpful for everyone. Chris is ready to ...
  • Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Sitefinity

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    On the internet, personal information passes between a user’s computer and a website’s server. While some of this information is non-confidential, other information is sensitive. To ensure safety, software developers encrypt information in two ways: asymmetric encryption and symmetric encryption.   In Symmetric Encryption, both parties encrypt and decrypt messages ...
  • ReplaceTool - Globally replace everything in your project with zero efforts

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    Have you ever needed to change a single e-mail, located on 2000 pages with an another one? Have you experienced the problem to update 5000 links in your web site? While running some SQL queries against the project database may do the trick, the chance to screw something is pretty ...
  • Sitefinity intra-site modules with Visual Basic .NET: The even more unbearable Lightness of Development

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    As promised I am posting a sample of Sitefinity intra-site module in Visual Basic .NET. You can download the sample from here, and for the explanations and installation instructions please refer to the C# version post, because the instructions are identical. I’ll be publishing the video soon, but ...
  • Project #1 - Image gallery User Control (Part 1)

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    Note : The images in this project are taken from www.sxc.hu and are ownership of their respective authors. I’ve used animals because the constraints for using actual people are a bit more complex. For the first project I’ve chose something simple yet very useful: an Image gallery User Control. The ...
  • Project #1 - Image gallery User Control (Part 2)

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    NOTE : This post is a part of a series. Read first part if you’ve missed it. [VB.NET example] So, after we have uploaded the images, now it’s time to create a user control that will display them. In case you are unfamiliar with using User Controls in Sitefinity consult ...
  • Welcome to the “Projects” category

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    Learning by an example is probably the oldest method of teaching and since it’s been around for such a long time, it’s surely one of the better methods. In this category we’ll every so often take apart particular project into pieces and describe how it is built in series of ...