I have some exciting news to announce! Behind the scenes, we currently have 4 starter kits in development for Sitefinity 4.0. When Sitefinity 4.0 is officially released these starter kits will be included with the SDK and give everyone access to a wealth of resources and tools.
Here are the starter kits currently being developed (listed in alphabetical order):
Telerik has been a long time sponsor of GiveCamp. In the past, we’ve donated Sitefinity to participating charity teams, volunteered as a team and provided on-site support. However, this year, during the upcoming national GiveCamp, we’re going to go even further.
Through this starter kit, we’ll be providing all teams with an instant full-featured charity web site. This will include donation forms, PayPal integration, social media widgets, volunteer opportunities, event scheduling and more.
This starter kit is being developed by Josh Morales and Telerik.
Telerik International University (TIU) has long been our trusty demo web site. This web site was included in the Sitefinity installation and was shown to thousands of prospective customers. This web site is now reborn with Sitefinity 4.0
This starter kit will demonstrate how far you can go with Sitefinity 4.0’s built-in functionality, sprinkled with a few customizations. This web site is being created by 1 developer & 1 designer in 1 week. The Education Starter Kit will stand as a testament to the productivity gains offered by 4.0.
This starter kit is being developed by Hristo Borisov and Telerik.
A huge chunk of my day (every day) is spent on internal communication. Telerik is growing and there are a lot of moving parts; it’s sometimes hard to stay in the loop. Consequently, I’m extremely interested in how web site technology can help organizations communicate & collaborate internally.
This Intranet starter kit is being created by Falafel Software and is designed to address these real-world internal challenges. The starter kit will include solutions for scheduling, instant messaging, status (who is online), reporting, event registration, travel planning and more.
This starter kit is being developed by Lino Tadros and Falafel.
Prior to working for Telerik, I did web development for the real estate industry. I worked with dozens of MLS systems and created systems to help agents manage their listings online. In fact, the reason I work at Telerik is because I discovered Sitefinity while researching CMS solutions for a real estate web site. Sitefinity has always been a great fit for these web sites.
This starter kit will provide real estate companies with a huge head start on their project, as well as giving developers a template for adding custom features to Sitefinity. It will include a property listing module, property search, agent directory, photo galleries, maps and more.
This starter kit is being developed by ProPeople.
Real-world development stories
Each of the starter kit creators mentioned above (Falafel, ProPeople & Telerik) have graciously agreed to share their stories with the community. During the coming weeks I’ll be interviewing these Sitefinity 4.0 experts and sharing their stories with the community.
In particular, expect the following:
- Productivity tips - how to maximize your output with Sitefinity 4.0
- Best practices - how to position yourself for success
- Hidden gems – there is a lot of power packed in the underlying API
Furthermore, when Sitefinity 4.0 is released all of the components used in these starter kits (templates, themes, widgets, modules, etc.) will be made available individually through the Sitefinity marketplace.
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