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  • Time to Embrace Mobile

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    As businesses try to hone their mobile strategy, many become dazed by the possibilities: Mobile websites? Mobile Apps? Responsive Web Design? Which to choose and when? Focus on one, or use a combination? Thus illustrates the quagmire of mobile, leading many to survey the landscape and do nothing. This inaction ...
  • Custom URL Formats for Sitefinity Hierarchical Dynamic Modules

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    The following blog post is based on Slavo Ingilizov's blog post connected to custom URL formats for Sitefinity Content Modules. All hierarchical dynamic items in the Sitefinity CMS have URLs that are generated automatically from a given format. The default format includes the parent module item's name in the URL ...
  • Adding File Upload Functionality to the Jobs Module Sample from the Sitefinity SDK

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    This blog post provides a sample which extends the Jobs module sample in the Sitefinity SDK so as to allow upload of files to the job application and to display a link to the uploaded files in the list of submitted applications. Here is the sample code with the below ...
  • How to Open Sitefinity News Details in a LightBox

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    You're already familiar with the lightbox mode of the Sitefinity CMS video and image galleries. This blog post is going to show you how to show the details page of content items in lightbox, as well. We'll start with modifying one of the existing or creating a new news template. ...
  • Creating Responsive Sitefinity Navigation

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    Web analysts and experts have already overloaded us with statistics showing that worldwide by 2014, mobile devices will dominate over desktops and laptops in terms of usage for accessing websites. That pushes web administrators worldwide to create their mobile strategy and make their websites partially or fully mobile friendly. Sitefinity ...
  • How to Display Email Campaign Issues on Sitefinity Pages

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    In this blog post I'm going to show you how to place links to already sent Email campaign issues on your Sitefinity pages. The same approach can be used to link fallback versions of your campaigns, directly in the issue itself. To achieve this, we need two simple user controls:...
  • Removing Appended Query Strings When Using Archive and Categories Widget in Sitefinity CMS

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    When filtering content items in Sitefinity CMS using both categories/tags widget and archive by query, a string gets appended to the previous query string. This blog post explores how you can remove it. By default archive and categories/tags widgets work with UrlPath which is by default configured on each widget ...
  • Social Share for Sitefinity News List Items

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    When using the News module in Sitefinity CMS, one requirement is to be able to share a news item directly from the news list on the frontend. That way, users who find an item interesting by just reading the summary can easily share a link to the whole news item....
  • The Right CMS Can Boost SEO Performance

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    There are several important factors to consider when choosing a content management system (CMS). One that’s imperative is whether the CMS advances SEO strategies, since your site won’t do you much good if it can’t be found. Sitefinity CMS by Telerik is a powerful platform for a host of reasons, ...
  • A/B and Multivariate Testing with Sitefinity CMS and Google Experiments

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    Understanding the impact of your website on your visitors becomes almost as important as having a web page in the first place. Usually each page of your website has a specific goal – to capture the attention, to inform or call to a specific action, like filling up a form ...
  • Survive Any Google Panda Update – Conduct SEO Based Upon Relevance

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    Say the words “Google” and “Panda” in the same breath and you just might hear a collective groan coming from the ranks of webmasters and content marketers who manage search engine optimization (SEO). The Google Panda algorithm can either make or break the search engine rankings for a website.  ...
  • Integrating GoogleMaps with Sitefinity DynamicModules

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    This blog post is a continuation of our previous example for Filtering Sitefinity DynamicContentView on the Frontend. To provide a brief background in that post we demonstrated how you can easily create a widget that would display your dynamic module's content, and allow your users to filter this content dynamically ...
  • Filtering Sitefinity DynamicContentView on the frontend

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    The scenario for today's blog post is a pretty straightforward one - as a website developer I'd like to offer my frontend users a mechanism for filtering the list of Dynamic Module items by certain criteria. To represent the idea better, let's say we'll be dealing with Offices - we're ...
  • Implementing Sitefinity Ecommerce Enhances User Experience and Content Management

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    As a Sitefinity Platinum Partner, we know all the details of the CMS and the potential it holds for our clients, but were particularly pleased with the Ecommerce functionality. When one of our retail clients, Katz ACE Hardware, wanted to automate certain parts of their business processes, we found ...
  • Post-Webinar Post: OpenAccess Integration in Sitefinity

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    This post comes to complete my webinar from March 28th, "OpenAccess Integration in Sitefinity". Shared Links Here are the relevant links which were shared in the webinar: Telerik’s OpenAccess blogs OpenAccess fluent mapping documentation OpenAccess artificial types documentation OpenAccess samples-kit OpenAccess AgregateMetaDataSource documentation OpenAccess Multi-Table Entities documentation OpenAccess ...
  • How to create lightbox gallery in a custom module

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    We have received a request for the ability to create a lightbox type of gallery with images from a custom module. This blog post will show you how to achieve this. There are two possible approaches. Both of them require mapping the template of the dynamic module widget. This is ...
  • Sitefinity Workflow: Defining the Scope of the Workflow by Page Groups

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    “Divide et impera” or Divide and Conquer In a series of blog posts, we have examined how the workflow can be used to achieve various customizations. The posts reviewed how we can create advanced customizations to help meet any business case with ease by using code and guard activities. This ...
  • Configuring CompareValidation for FieldControls in Sitefinity modules

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    In Sitefinity you have the ability to compare the value of two field controls. Validation requirements that are going to be used when comparing against other controls' values are: Control to compare, Operator and Validation violation message. Below you could find an example for validating two custom field controls of ...
  • Creating Self-installing Widgets and Modules in Sitefinity

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      As developers, we want to simplify our life with elegant solutions that save time and solve problems. We identify steps that can be described with a process and we try to automate those. The Motivation The installation of Sitefinity widgets and modules is a task that can be encapsulated ...
  • Trim the Search Results based on permissions / roles

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    Edit: The code was updated to work correctly when Paging is enabled. This blog post will guide you through the steps on how to trim the search results based on permissions or roles. Let's start with the use case:  I've got a page which is visible only to authenticated ...