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  • Developing JavaScript Widgets for Sitefinity CMS: Building the Web API

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    The first post in this series that will eventually lead to developing a full set of javascript widgets for your Sitefinity CMS users involves developing the web services we will utilize in the app. We need to develop our own web service to wrap the API because Sitefinity requires authentication ...
  • How to Harness the Power of a Personalized Website: A Personalization Primer

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    A new era of expectations is driving change in the online world.  A generation of users steeped in Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media expect to find what they are looking for online immediately – regardless of where they are and the device they are using.  As a result, static, ...
  • Mapping External Template in Sitefinity with the API

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    The ability to map external templates to different Sitefinity widgets is performed in the backend UI from Administration->Settings->Advanced->Controls->View Map. To perform the mapping of a template trough code refer to the sample below: var configManager = ConfigManager.GetManager();             var viewMap = configManager.GetSection<ControlsConfig>();             ConfigProperty property;             var viewMapValue = viewMap.Properties.TryGetValue(...
  • Everyone has heard of Hybrid Cars and Hybrid Mobile Apps, but What about Hybrid Cloud Solutions?

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    A hybrid cloud solution is an interconnected environment in which an organization provides and manages some resources in-house while others are provided externally. The hybrid approach allows businesses to take full advantage of the scalability and cost-effectiveness that an external cloud environment offers without exposing all their data and applications ...
  • The Importance of the Sitefinity Partner Awards Program

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    A Portfolio Is Worth a Thousand Words! Before joining the Sitefinity team at Telerik, I have worked at a couple of web design and solutions agencies, where I contributed to various projects ranging from small static sites to integrations between CRM systems and ecommerce platforms. I always felt rewarded when ...
  • Humans Are Not Your Only Visitors

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    Sitefinity 6.1 offers semantic improvements to Content Blocks and the Navigation Widget, making design and development tasks easier. This is great for us, but how do you explain the importance of this to a business user when the site looks the same? Easy. Humans aren’t the only ones looking at ...
  • Increase Website Registrations and Ecommerce Sales with Sitefinity and Login with Amazon

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    Image source: Amazon.com In May 2013, Amazon launched the Login with Amazon, a service providing the more than 200 million active Amazon customers a simple and secure login to other applications, games and websites. What if your website offered an option for users to register and login with their existing ...
  • Updating the Store Locator Widget with the GeoLocation API

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    When customers visit your store locations page from any mobile device, they’re at a critical juncture in their buyer decision process. Without a store locator, you could lose their business. Courtney Wilson described how to create a store locator back in March, and we have now built some of that ...
  • Sitefinity Update Introduces a DAM, a Geolocation API, and Touch-Friendly Mobile Navigation

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    A CMS Updated with Your Customers in Mind Your customers expect to connect and engage with your business at an increasingly accelerated pace.  They expect to engage with you using a multitude of devices and have access to a vast amount of content and digital assets.  We kept this in ...
  • A Partner’s Perspective: Why Quba Is Really Excited About Sitefinity's Web Personalization?

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    Until recently online marketing and websites were a bit of a gamble. Organizations were asked to sign off substantial budgets for things they didn’t really understand. They then employed someone else to do ‘Google Magic’ and get them into supposedly advantageous positions in the search engines.  At the end of ...
  • Configuring Facebook Feeds in Sitefinity CMS

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    In order to get the Facebook feeds working with Sitefinity CMS, there are few configurations that need to be set and taken into consideration firstly. Firstly there is a new property that was introduced in Sitefinity 6.1 called EnableDtdProcessing ( located under Settings -> Advanced - Publishing ) which needs ...
  • Why IT Managers Must Help Marketing Manage Digital Assets

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    Selecting a Web CMS with a Lightweight Digital Asset Management System In the past, IT Managers focused a great amount of their attention on infrastructure and the integration of systems.  But today, IT leaders must satisfy a growing number of constituencies within the business, including content contributors, business users, and ...
  • Single Sign On Between Sitefinity and 3rd Party Applications: Part 2 – Using WIF

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    In Part 1 of this series -  Single Sign On Between Sitefinity And Third Party Applications: The Basics - we discussed the essential terminology and some of the basic technology that is in play when maintaining Sigle Sign On scenarios between Sitefinity and 3rd party applications. In this post ...
  • Updating Sitefinity Related Dynamic Content Items When Changes Are Made

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    Sitefinity dynamic modules support relating one module with another as shown in this blog post but when several content types are related to each other their management starts to be quite a daunting task. For instance, even in a simpler scenario where we have  book stores, books, authors, to relate ...
  • Async POST with Sitefinity MVC Widgets

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    There are three modes for working with MVC in Sitefinity. The difference is that Sitefinity’s MVC support allows multiple controllers on a Sitefinity page versus classic MVC using only one controller. This may cause problems when a controller performs a postback and navigates to an action. Example FirstController has actions ...
  • How to Create a MegaMenu in Sitefinity

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    Since many of you are interested in creating MegaMenu navigations with Sitefinity I decided to write a blog post about it. In this blog post I'm going to show you how to create two types of MegaMenu navigations. The first one is a dropdown navigation, where the direct children of ...
  • One to Many Relationships in Sitefinity Dynamic Modules - the Simple Way

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    Dynamic Modules in Sitefinity offer great possibilities for custom development and one of the most common scenarios is to relate several content types. There are some blog posts on this topic (like this one and this one) but they were written long time ago and the approaches described there ...
  • How to: Exclude a Page from Sitefinity Internal Search

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    As you probably know, in Sitefinity CMS it is easy to disable page indexing from external search crawlers (like Google bot, etc.) by unchecking the "Allow search engines to index this page" property. However, that page will still be indexed by the internal Sitefinity search engine and will appear in the list of ...
  • Working with Sitefinity Permissions API - Managing Permissions

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    Every now and then we receive questions from our clients regarding managing permissions in Sitefinity CMS through code. With this blog post we aim at addressing the most common scenario of granting and denying specific actions on Sitefinity secured objects. Let's take Pages for example. Prior to proceeding, please note ...
  • Adding Intellisense for RadControls and Sitefinity Controls in .ASCX Files Placed Inside a Class Library Project

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    If you are using a separate class library project to build your Sitefinity modules you are probably wondering how to enable intellisense for all of the RadControls and Sitefinity controls in your .ascx files that are placed inside that class library as embedded resources. Here I will provide some simple ...
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