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  • Using Update panel in Sitefinity - Part 2

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    Let's start with a little introduction on what the UpdatePanel is and how it can help you achieve a wide range of scenarios. The UpdatePanel is a server control, which allows you to refresh selected parts of the page instead of refreshing the whole page with a postback. It enables ...
  • What’s New in Sitefinity Thunder 1.0.9

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    Thunder Update: An issue with registering templates was discovered and has already been patched. Be sure to update to the latest Sitefinity Thunder version for the fix! Sitefinity Thunder continued it's timely release schedule last week with a new 1.0.9 release. Here are some highlights. Website Template Project Type A ...
  • Sneak preview: Email Campaigns in Sitefinity 5.1

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    During the first ever Sitefinity & Beyond conference in London partners and customers of Sitefinity had the opportunity to see a sneak preview of the upcoming improvements in Email Campaigns in Sitefinity 5.1. While on first sight we are introducing some new features and improved user interface, I want to ...
  • Sitefinity visited Chicago for CMS Expo

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    Last week a few of my colleagues and I attended CMS Expo, an annual business and learning conference held in Chicago.  CMS Expo is not the typical exhibition show. It is rather a casual learning conference filled with back-to-back learning sessions, open-minded people, leading industry speakers and analysts. It ...
  • What’s new in Sitefinity documentation for the past two weeks

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    OK. We have tons of new stuff this time. We’ve covered a big chunk of the ECommerce API in the developers guide and revised some old topics for Security. We are also trying hard to keep the documentation up to date with everything new released in Thunder. We’ve managed to ...
  • Sitefinity Ecommerce – Importing Products into Sitefinity Ecommerce

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    Using the Sitefinity API, I would like to show you how you can import products into Sitefinity Ecommerce.   How it Works The product importer is actually a widget that is placed onto a page.  Once the page has been created, bring up the page in a browser and follow ...
  • Digesting 3-weeks of Sitefinity news after circling the globe

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    During the past 3 weeks I’ve been travelling around the world attending conferences and my email is completely out of control.  I’ve been trying to catch-up on Sitefinity news and  decided to share my summary with the community. Major events Apr. 17th - First ever Sitefinity conference Apr. 19th – ...
  • What’s New in Sitefinity Thunder 1.0.8

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    As mentioned in Last week's Sitefinity Thunder webinar, the free extension is on a very aggressive release schedule, with a new release coming approximately every two weeks. Last week marked the latest Thunder release, which coincided with the Sitefinity 5.0 Service Pack 1. If you haven't already downloaded ...
  • Sitefinity's Participation at Internet World: a Marketing Perspective

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    It’s been great three days for the Sitefinity team at Internet World 2012 - Europe’s premier event for digital marketing and business. After a hectic preparation for the conference, we were very happy to see a great visitor interest in the Sitefinity booth and demos, and a very high attendance ...
  • Reflections from Sitefinity & Beyond, London

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    On April 17th the Sitefinity & Beyond conference in London brought together Sitefinity customers and partners from the UK, Norway, Slovenia, Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, France, Switzerland and Finland. With 100+ attendees, Sitefinity community members and partners, Sitefinity & Beyond London 2012 offered many networking opportunities and fun. The Venue...
  • Using conditional templates in your custom widgets

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    As Sitefinity gets bigger as a software project, many small features that get implemented may stay unnoticed. While trying to solve problems, developers often provide solutions that may be used elsewhere, and not just the specific feature they are implementing. This is how design patterns are born. We do have ...
  • Sitefinity Ecommerce–SEO friendly product detail URL

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    By default, Sitefinity Ecommerce ships with a date formatted URL for the Product Detail page, which comes very handy if you just want to let your users know when the product was published. But as with any other part of Sitefinity, this URL can be highly customized to meet your ...
  • Sitefinity Thunder Webinar Notes

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    I would like to offer my thanks to everyone who attended today's Webinar on Sitefinity Thunder. I am working on making a video available as soon as possible, so please watch this space for updates (I'll also post an update on Twitter). I'm also compiling the Q&A, getting ...
  • What’s new in Sitefinity documentation for the past two weeks

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    This post is the latest addition to the documentation news we’ve been posting for a while. Our focus was on the ECommerce API, as many of you requested more resources for working with it. Here is the list of topics published in the past two weeks that you should check ...
  • Sitefinity Ecommerce - Add a checkbox to confirm terms and conditions upon checkout

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    In Sitefinity, modifying a template for a widget is extremely easy.   In this example, I will show you how to add a simple checkbox to the “Checkout” page, whereby the customer must click on agreeing to the terms and conditions before they can confirm the purchase. How it works By ...
  • Sitefinity Ecommerce Custom Checkout

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    This example is part of several series that I will be releasing in the near future showing how to use the Sitefinity Ecommerce API. This example shows you how to work within the checkout API to create a custom checkout widget. Please note that these are just examples of which ...
  • Sitefinity Ecommerce – Combining widgets together on a widget template

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    One of the great features of Sitefinity is most of the user widgets (widgets are dragged-dropped onto pages) come with a default template that you can modify and customize.  This is a very powerful feature of Sitefinity as it allows you to change the look and feel of the template, ...
  • Forcing authors to use your predefined CSS classes to style their content in Sitefinity 5

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    Coming from this blog post, I wanted to highlight the way the Sitefinity team made it easier to change the configuration of the WYSIWYG editor that is used in various places throughout the CMS. You don’t even have to enter the “Advanced” section of the administration of Sitefinity, as ...
  • What’s new in Sitefinity documentation for the past two weeks

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    We’ve been busy publishing more content in the documentation portal for the new features released in 5.0. Here are the new resources we published in the past two weeks Developers Guide Sitefinity Thunder Upgrading Sitefinity Thunder Registering a widget Uploading a theme from a Sitefinity project to another remote Sitefinity ...
  • How Sitefinity helps prevent broken page links

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    I was recently chatting with our sales team and learned that several customers did not know they could move pages by simply dragging & dropping them to a new location in Sitefinity’s page manager. This is nice little feature that makes it quick & easy to organize the website.  Not ...