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  • Reality check: name one thing that really annoys you about Sitefinity

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    I am quite sure you are all aware of my passion for Sitefinity. I’ve made myself quite clear on that over the 52 posts I’ve written on this blog so far. The problem with my infatuation, like with any other infatuation, is that I have hard time seeing what’s not ...
  • Sitefinity Social Network Platform (part 2): setting up public side membership

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    We've left the SNP project a week ago with defined basic action plan. In this, second, part we are going to set up basic functionalities for public membership (I’ll use term public membership for working with members that don’t have access to Sitefinity admin area). In this post we are ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sitefinity 3.2 coming soon (yes, that means there is a little delay)

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    The new release of Sitefinity is approaching, so I thought I may explain what we have in store for you. I am afraid I have some unpleasant news, so I just as well may start with those. First, we are expecting a two weeks delay on the release, which means ...
  • New, improved, way of instantiating templates in Sitefinity controls

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    Though, this method has been incorporated in Contacts module (ContactsList and SingleContact controls), I haven't talked about it yet. You can use this method for administrative or public controls (it comes especially handy with public controls). I'll explain the concept here for the public control (for admin controls the method ...
  • Sitefinity Social Network Platform (part 1): Rudimentary specs and ideas

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    Welcome to the first post in the Sitefinity SNP series. In this post I will explain the basic plan of action for building a Sitefinity SNP. Though Sitefinity Social Network Platform sounds as something very complex, the basic idea of it (and of the most other the social networks) is ...
  • Sitefinity SNP (social network platform) project

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    I am just starting a new post series which I've decided to creatively name „Sitefinity SNP“ or Sitefinity Social Network Platform. In this series of posts I am going to build a collection of user controls, custom controls (.dlls) and modules which will provide Sitefinity with the functionality of social ...
  • Tip : displaying default text for empty controls

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    One of our users has asked how to display a default text for empty control when editing page in Sitefinity. The scenarion is following: you have created a custom control, user drags it onto the page and because no properties have been set, user only sees blank space. What we ...
  • Sitefinity intra-site modules: The Unbearable Lightness of Development

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    As I have promised in my last post, I have created a Contacts module (previously developed as pluggable module) as an intra-site module. Though, I've said I'll make a post series out of it, creating an intra-site module in Sitefinity is so simple that I can't see how would I ...
  • „Building a module is a headache...“ - Ok, I’ll provide you with some medicine

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    Apparently there are quite a few people that think that building a module is a headache. Well it’s not a headache; it’s just overkill for most of the scenarios. Due to my complete disregard of common sense, I’ve started a series on how to build custom pluggable module, before making ...
  • TIP: Create „edit this page“ link and edit page without accessing administrative area

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    In this post I'll explain how to create a functionality that will let you access the edit mode of the page while browsing. I'll also provide you with the code you'll need to implement this. Basic idea If you've paid attention to the url while in edit mode of a ...
  • 24 Sitefinity videos

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    We have published 24 Sitefinity videos on our website. The videos are divided in eight groups, demonstrating various Sitefinity features and concepts such as "Customizing Sitefinity", "Sitefinity system services", etc. While the readership of this blog may be well acquainted with most of the topics covered in videos, I think ...
  • Seems like I've got some company...

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    While going through the blog's stats, I've noticed quite a few referrals from GoonDocks.com. It turns out GoonDocks is a Sitefinity powered website / blog run by Gabe Sumner. As if the fact that it is a great Sitefinity powered website wasn't enough to make my day, it ...
  • Sample.Events module: Building a pluggable module based on Generic Content module

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    Sample.Events module is an uncompleted module that demonstrates how to extend built-in Generic Content module in order to create more robust and complex functionality, yet not spend a lot of time on building already built functionality (like UI, tagging, security…). You can download the module from here. Generic Content ...
  • Megalomania and other virtues

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    So you have a SUV, 8 bedroom house, and by far the biggest office in the company… the areas at which you can display your natural gift for overdoing are shrinking at the distressing pace. Fear not, for I will show you how to modify the blog post editor in ...
  • TIP : How to use extensions other than .aspx with your site

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    There are quite a few people that believe that sites (or pages) that have .html extension will be better ranked on search engines than those using .aspx. I really have no idea if that's correct or not... but I'll take their word on that and explain how pages in Sitefinity ...
  • Sitefinity 3.1 released!

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    Sitefinity team released Sitefinity 3.1 on Friday, October 5th 2007. I've talked about the news in version 3.1 in my cover of beta release , and the official release notes you can find at this page. This release features detailed instructions on installation and upgrading, so head to your ...
  • Sitefinity 3.1 BETA

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    A week ago, we've released Sitefinity 3.1 BETA and now in the dawn of the final release, let's take a look at what has been introduced in version 3.1. Instead of seeping cocktails on the beach, we’ve been working really hard during the summer and here are the results. Apart ...
  • Building a module for Sitefinity (part 7) : Using JavaScript in your modules

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    After a short :) break, I'm back on track with the "Building a module for Sitefinity" series. I have implemented the departments managment in Control Panel and in doing so I've needed to use some JavaScript, so in case you are unsure about how to do that with custom module, I'm going to explain ...
  • Improvements in Modules architecture in Sitefinity SP2

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    For you that have been creating your own modules or simply just playing around with them, here are some good news. It has been a bit awkward in the past when you have tried to get a reference from CommandPanel to ControlPanel and vice versa. Another problematic area used to be notifying one control ...
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