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  • Intranet Requirements and Fundamentals

    The purpose of an Intranet is to enable an organization to share knowledge, communicate, collaborate, and enable it to do more than it did yesterday. Specific intranet requirements can vary significantly based on different factors, such as organization type, business processes, culture, goals, scope, etc. These requirements usually fall into ...
  • New in Sitefinity 5.2: Dropbox Synchronization Module

    The Dropbox module was originally introduced as a developer sample in the Sitefinity SDK to demonstrate how to create a custom library provider in Sitefinity. However as of Sitefinity version 5.2 it is now promoted to an official out-of-the-box module. The Dropbox Service Dropbox is a free service that lets ...
  • Sitefinity 5.2 is now available! Release overview.

    In case you missed it, Sitefinity 5.2 is now officially released.  This release contains some major new features, as well as some smaller features that we haven’t yet fully explored.  Over the next several weeks we’ll publish a series of blog posts that explain each of these highlights.  ...
  • Customizing Sitefinity SearchResults - displaying Product thumbnails and other Content type-specific data

    Many of you have requested assistance in delivering various custom functionality in the Sitefinity SearchResults widgets. From displaying the Page's description, showing custom messages depending on the type of the item, to displaying Product thumbnails. By default the SearchResults widget operates with an IResultSet containing objects of type IDocument - ...
  • Multi-site configurations session at Sitefinity & Beyond in Boston

    Last week I had the opportunity to present the new Sitefinity Multi-site Management Edition and its features at our Sitefinity & Beyond conference in Boston. My session was about multi-site configurations, the Sitefinity approach, and what the benefits are. I also provided a high level overview of the licensing model ...
  • Extending Sitefinity Search and searching by category

    Overview Sitefinity Search, true to the Sitefinity mantra, provides not only powerful set of features and a user friendly UI to manage the functionality, but also an interesting extension point that gives developers freedom to make all necessary  tweaks to meet any requirements. In this blog post we are going ...
  • Website and Intranet Portal with Sitefinity

    If you browse the Sitefinity showcase gallery, you will see awesome examples of how our customers use Sitefinity to power their public websites. That might leave you with the impression that Sitefinity is best suited just for public websites, but that’s only part of the story. There are also ...
  • Meet Sitefinity Lightning project

    Sitefinity team has been very busy this month. Following the release of the new sitefinity.com web site, the successful Sitefinity and Beyond Conference in Boston last week, the major Sitefinity 5.2 release bringing the multi-site management and personalization features, we have another cool thing for you. We are excited to ...
  • Sitefinity 5.2 Ecommerce Highlights

    In Sitefinity 5.2, we have added the following new features: Multi-currency in Ecommerce The new Multi-currency feature allows merchants to configure different currencies for their online store. The merchant is be able to update the exchange rate manually or schedule an Exchange Rate service such as XE or European Central ...
  • On Focus: Module Builder or How to Manage Ad Banners in Sitefinity

    There is no doubt that using different marketing tools has become a must-have for every website these days. Creating sliding content, for instance, is one proven way to attract users’ attention and win more of their time. And time is money, so ideally you would convert that time into revenues ...
  • Sorting dynamic and content items by title and email in the Grid

    This implementation is not working with versions Sitefinity 5.4, Sitefinity 6.0 and Sitefinity 6.1, because of a bug in Sitefinity. Note: To workaround the bug and implement this feature for versions Sitefinity 5.4, Sitefinity 6.0 and Sitefinity 6.1 you need to manually change the DyanmicModuleConfig.config file and remove from the ...
  • Down-Under: A New Perspective on Building Widgets with Sitefinity

    Sitefinity comes with tons of slick widgets that users love so much about the system. Business users can use them right away and developers don’t need to write code unless they want to introduce some fancy customization. Sitefinity has always been about that – to provide all the user groups with ...
  • Making your widget templates editable through the UI

    You’ve just finished building your custom Sitefinity widget and a nice designer for it. It’s either part of a module or you’ve published it as a standalone widget in the Sitefinity marketplace. Your first customer downloads it and is very happy with it, except one thing – the template cannot ...
  • Filtering dynamic items by taxonomies in the backend grid

    Based on Radoslav Georgiev blog post about adding custom widget to the sidebar here I am going to add some additional modification to enable filtering by taxonomies in the backend grid for modules built using the Module Builder. First we need to extend the DynamicCommandWidget which I am going to ...
  • Filtering dynamic content items in the backend grid by workflow status

    Since the release of the module builder we've been asked number of times how to add filters to the dynamic items grid view. If you navigate to Content -> Dynamic Type in the sidebar there are only options to view "All" and "My" items which is not enough. Here I ...
  • Enhancing Widget Templates with Client Side Libraries

    Users have become more and more demanding in terms of user interface characteristics. To address that ever-increasing hunger for more fluid user experience akin to a desktop applications, browsers have evolved to adopt more and more powerful JavaScript libraries and HTML5 based elements. Sitefinity has many tools in its arsenal ...
  • Filtering dynamic items by custom taxonomy in the front end

    Since the release of the Module Builder we have received number of requests how to filter items by custom taxonomy from the generated widget. Here I am going to show how with very little custom implementation this can be achieved. First we need to have a dynamic module with a ...
  • How to display related data in dynamic content widgets

    (With Sitefinity version 5.1 and above there is a simple way to relate dynamic modules and here is a blog post that summarizes the process) Dynamic modules built with the Module Builder give you the ability to relate items using Guid fields. But after relationships between content types are defined, ...
  • Sitefinity Thunder supports Visual Studio 2012 and helps developers avoid ALT + TAB

    Earlier today Microsoft announced the official availability of Visual Studio 2012 and we are happy to announce that the latest release of Sitefinity Thunder, a Visual Studio plug-in that helps developers extend Sitefinity CMS, has now been updated to support Visual Studio 2012.  This extended support is included alongside ...
  • Sitefinity - Adding custom fields to search index

    In Sitefinity 5.1, custom fields can now be easily added to a Sitefinity search index.  No-longer do you need to use pipes and custom programming to include custom fields. How it works The properties for the search results widget and search index now contain a field whereby you add the ...