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  • Sitefinity’s roadmap for the remainder of 2011

    Last week, the Sitefinity team published the roadmap for the remainder of 2011.  This roadmap includes 2 major releases and 1 service pack.  The major enhancements found in these releases are divided into Sitefinity features and Ecommerce features. Below I’ve posted a summary of what’s still to come for Sitefinity ...
  • How to style the Sitefinity Navigation Widget

    Sitefinity’s built-in navigation widget is used to quickly create page links.  These links are based on your web site’s sitemap and automatically updated when pages are added or removed.  However, by default this navigation might not be styled to match your web site.  This post will explore how to style ...
  • How to use jQuery and other JavaScript Libraries in Sitefinity

    JQuery and other Javascript libraries are becoming essential for modern web development.  Through these libraries developers are able to create rich interactive client-side web UI’s with minimal grief.  Sitefinity 4 makes heavy use of JQuery and other Javascript libraries in its own administrative UI.  Consequently, JQuery is included in Sitefinity ...
  • Disabling widget code in Sitefinity’s Page Edit Mode

    It’s extremely easy to create new Sitefinity widgets by creating a new ASP.NET control.  However, sometimes this custom code doesn’t work well in Sitefinity’s Page Editor.  In those cases it becomes necessary to disable the offending code while working in Sitefinity’s design mode.  To do this, we need to know ...
  • Vote for Sitefinity in the DevProConnections Awards

    The annual DevProConnections Awards is upon us and Telerik has 20 of its products (including Sitefinity) nominated for various categories.  The volume of coverage represented by Telerik’s product portfolio is evidence of how comprehensive the Telerik “toolbox” has become. Please help us by voting for your favorite Telerik products: Visit ...
  • “Hello World” guide to custom Sitefinity Widgets & ControlDesigners

    One of the primary ways that Sitefinity is extended is through custom widgets.  These custom widgets enable you to tackle challenges that might not be addressed with Sitefinity’s out-of-the-box features.   A user-friendly interface (known as a ControlDesigner) can then be added to these widgets to enable content authors ...
  • Empowering end-users using custom Sitefinity Layouts

    Prior to Sitefinity 4, when I needed 3-columns on a page, I had several bad options available: Inject a table using the Rich Text editor.  Toggle into HTML mode and type raw HTML. Create a brand new template for this narrow scenario. However, using Sitefinity 4’s layout editor I can ...
  • The Sitefinity Designers Challenge is now in progress!

    Looking for a way to turn your design skills into some quick cash, software and exposure?  If so, then I recommend giving the Sitefinity Designers Challenge a quick look. Act fast to win a Sitefinity Small Business Edition license Be the first to create a template with the template builder...
  • Ready to upgrade from Sitefinity 3.x?

    Included in Sitefinity 4.2 is an Alpha release of the Sitefinity Migration Tool.  This is an early release of this tool, but the eventual goal is to enable everyone to make the leap to Sitefinity 4.  This post contains information and guidance about this tool. The migration story continues This ...
  • 7 reasons you should upgrade to Sitefinity 4.2

    I’m delighted to announce that Sitefinity 4.2 is now available for download.  This is a really big release for us.  This is certainly evidenced by the lengthy release notes, but this release represents more than the sum of its parts.  I’m not going to cover every individual item in ...
  • Webinar posted – Introduction to Sitefinity Ecommerce

    Sitefinity 4.2 is just around the corner (early August 2011) and this release will add e-commerce capabilities to Sitefinity’s expanding feature set.  This past week, during Telerik’s Q2 2011 webinar week, we provided an introductory look at the e-commerce features coming to Sitefinity 4.2.  This webinar can now be watched ...
  • Tomorrow’s webinar – Preview of Sitefinity Ecommerce

    We’re already in the midst of Telerik’s Q2 2011 webinar week.  This means a full week of webinars exploring the enhancements available in Telerik’s many products.  Sitefinity is part of this webinar week and during this webinar we’ll give everyone a look at the ecommerce features coming to Sitefinity ...
  • Webinar video now available – Sitefinity 4 Modules Made Simple

    Last week, Josh Morales & I hosted a webinar that demonstrated how to create a Sitefinity 4 Intra-site Module.  The focus of this webinar was to bring module creation to the wider Sitefinity community.  We wanted to show that anyone who knows ASP.NET can create a Sitefinity 4 module. Sadly, ...
  • Register for the ‘Sitefinity 4 Modules Made Simple’ webinar

    There are 2 days remaining to register for the upcoming ‘Sitefinity 4 Modules Made Simple’ webinar.  In this webinar, Josh Morales & I will demonstrate how to create a custom Intra-site module for Sitefinity 4.x.   Intra-site modules are based on ASP.NET User Controls and extremely easy for .NET developers ...
  • Sitefinity SDK 4.1 SP2 is now available

    We’re glad to announce that our Sitefinity SDK 4.1 SP2 is now available for download in "Your account".  This release is primarily focused on bringing the updates found in the Sitefinity 4.1 SP2 releases to the SDK. Below is a short summary of changes made in this release: What’s new...
  • How to deploy Sitefinity 4 to shared hosting

    The day has finally arrived for your Sitefinity web site to leave the house.  It has been completed, tested and is ready for the web. However, publishing the web site requires it to be transferred to the production server. We have documentation that covers 3 different Sitefinity deployment scenarios (...
  • How to use ‘web.config’ transformations with Sitefinity 4

    ASP.NET applications traditionally store database connection details in the web.config file.  Once configured, the entire web application can easily utilize these settings to connect to the database.  However, Sitefinity 4 does not adhere to this traditional convention.  By default, Sitefinity stores database connection details in ~/App_Data/Sitefinity/Configurations/DataConfig.config.  This was done to ...
  • Essential Upgrade: Sitefinity 4.1 SP1 is now available

    Last week the Sitefinity team released a service pack for Sitefinity 4.1.  This service pack is loaded with over 50 features & fixes.  Many of these items were reported by customers, acknowledged in PITS and addressed in this release. All customers are strongly advised to upgrade their Sitefinity 4 ...
  • Sitefinity is coming to Internet World London

    This weekend I’ll be traveling to London to attend the Internet World conference. Internet World is a large European conference devoted to digital marketing & online business. This will be my 2nd trip to this conference. In years past, it’s been a great venue for Sitefinity (and CMS in ...
  • Sitefinity 4.1 released; here is what you’ll find

    Sitefinity 4.1 is now officially available and this release marks a special milestone for us. We’re now following the release schedule of all other Telerik products. This means 3 releases per year (Q1, Q2, Q3) with service packs in between. This adds up to 6 releases per year and will ...
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