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  • Give Your Visitors What They Want – Relevant Content

    Organizing your content is great but even if you go through the trouble to meticulously categorize and tag every piece of content on your site, there will still be a section of your audience that just won’t be able to find it. We need another tactic…and that’s where displaying related ...
  • Sitefinity Authentication Expiration

    A common misconception when filling a login form is that if you check the "Remember me on this computer" check box you will be remembered on this computer forever. The actual behavior that this checkbox controls is whether the authentication cookie that is issued as a proof of your successful authentication ...
  • Indexing Content of Excel Files In Sitefinity CMS

    To be able to index the contents of .xlsx files you must create a text extractor that gets the data from published .xlsx files and adds it to a search index.   Detailed information regarding how this could be achieved you will find in this documentation article.
  • How to check whether URL parameters are resolved in pages with MVC widgets

    Sitefinity 6.2 introduces a hook which lets implement “default” behavior in controllers. You can override the HandleUnknownAction method in your controller in order to decide what to do when an action method is not resolved for a controller - which can occur if you have multiple controllers on one page ...
  • Redirect unauthorized users to a custom page

    Configuring the Front-End Login Url Since Sitefinity 5.3 you have the ability to set a FrontEndUrl property, which is defined at the Site level and can be also granularly configured per site in a Multi Site instance. The FrontEndUrl is url of a page, that you will be redirected to ...
  • How To Display a Specific Selected Form From a Dropdown in Sitefinity CMS

    This Sitefinity content management code sample meets the following requirements: When a user selects a dropdown item, a form corresponding to the selected item will be opened in the form section of the CMS. If a user chooses another item from the dropdown, some other form will be opened. User ...
  • How to Add the Visual Studio MVC Features for a Sitefinity Project

    Obi-Wan Kenobi: You are now an MVC project Visual Studio: I am now an MVC project Introduction You have been developing on ASP.NET for quite some time and you are used to the native features offered by Visual Studio, like for instance when you are adding a Controller, adding a ...
  • What Happens When the Sitefinity User Limit Is Reached

    The question with no answer  Today I am going to take a look inside a functionality, which is not used every day and even the people who have seen it before tend to forget it and… that also includes me. In the next few paragraphs, this post will quickly ...
  • A Look at Telerik Sitefinity Customization - Extending Modules to Fit Your Needs

    In an upcoming video tutorial that I'm putting together this month, I'll be continuing the theme of extensibility and customization in Telerik Sitefinity. Here's the story The Sitefinity forms module allows users to subscribe to be notified when a visitor submits a response. It's a great feature, but if the ...
  • What’s new in Sitefinity 7.0 – A look at the product roadmap

    With the upcoming product release of Sitefinity 7.0 getting closer, the roadmap has just recently been made available. Let’s take a quick look at some of the key features and explore the benefits of each. Custom Fields for Pages Developers can now create custom fields for their Sitefinity pages. These ...
  • No CMS Boundaries: Key Elements for True Extensibility Webinar Follow-up

    Very recently, I presented a webinar on CMS Extensibility. We looked at what made up true extensibility and saw how to handle different extension scenarios in Telerik Sitefinity. That presentation (along with all the demos) was recorded and can be viewed by going to the Webinars on Demand section of ...
  • Building Sitefinity Module Builder Items URL Based on Item Fields

    Recently we had frequent requests from clients who want to utilize the functionality of the Sitefinity Module builder, but for some reason named their items with the same names and therefore experienced problems when the item’s details needed to be presented as the URL constructed is duplicated. In order to ...
  • Integrating Sitefinity CMS with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    Sitefinity is a powerful content management platform that empowers website editors with easy to use tools for creating and manipulating website content. Sitefinity also provides a very mature API for developers to interact with as well as a host of Visual Studio integrated tools which make common custom development tasks ...
  • Sitefinity Custom Form Widget with Dependent Dropdowns

    This blog post provides a sample and tutorial on how to implement a Sitefinity form widget with related dropdowns. Once you select a value from one of the dropdowns, the send dropdown is populated with values depending on the first one. For the sample I have used a list of ...
  • Create a Sitefinity Theme in a Class Library

    This blog post will outline how to create a Sitefinity Theme in a class library. To start, if you do not have a Theme, you can generated one with Sitefinity Thunder. After that, add a new class library and move the theme files to it: http://screencast.com/t/m6mlNPlOkMs. In order to ...
  • Implement Related Comboboxes in Widget Designer For Page Control in Sitefinity CMS

    The implementation of two comboboxes in designer in Sitefinity CMS is an easy task. The bigger challenge is to "link" them and populate one depending on the other's value. In this sample I have generated a ready-to-use widget with designer with Sitefinity Thunder Extension for Visual Studio. Thunder wires up ...
  • Working with the Sitefinity Event System

    Being able to work with Sitefinity events has been around since 5.1 but I've never dug into it until now. After implementing the method to do some customization of a module created with Module Builder, I came away with some knowledge. In this post I'm going to distill what I ...
  • Reordering Controls In Sitefinity Page Toolboxes

    This blog post provides a sample of reordering Sitefinity page toolbox controls through the configuration API. Here is a sample web form that contains this sample code which reverses the order of the toolbox control in the preselected section. A video of how the reordering function works is available here....
  • Customize RadEditor with Scripts in the Sitefinity Backend

    In this blog post, I will show you how you can customize RadEditor in the Sitefinity backend. In this example, we will disable the filter for scripts (by default script tags are removed from the html). This approach could be used in any other cases you need to change the ...
  • Copy Page Groups Between Sites In Multisite Scenario

    This blog provides a sample web form that can be used to copy a specific page and all of its child pages between two Sitefinity sites in multisite scenario. This can be very useful if you create new site and don't want to copy the whole page structure from another ...
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