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  • Information Architecture and Content Classification for a Business Intranet Portal

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    In the previous blog post we outlined our functional intranet requirements and in this blog post we will continue with creating the information architecture (IA) for an intranet portal, which we will call Quantum Business Intranet Portal that is owned by our fictitious company Quantum. Information architecture plays a ...
  • Marketing 2013: Join the Evolution

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    Today’s headlines read like an obituary to the marketing profession. Recently, a Harvard Business Review (HBR) blog declared Marketing Dead, and countless other tweets and social postings make similar claims. The HBR blog notes three-quarters of today’s CEOs think marketers lack business credibility and are not growth generators. This mix ...
  • Implementing “Read more” and “Read less” functions in blog posts

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    By default our blog posts do not have “Read more” and “Read less”  functions.  If you want to show only a snippet of each blog post on the main page and have the link “Read more”  for users to click and read the rest of the blog ...
  • Changing the default template of email notifications for forms responses

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    In the past few weeks there has been increasing number of requests by our clients on how to make a custom template for forms notifications. With this blog post we will create one and register it in our project so that we can customize it further as we like. Create ...
  • Right Content, Right Person: New Content Personalization in Sitefinity 5.2

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    Sitefinity’s new Content Personalization feature gives you the ability to personalize content for different audiences, thus creating unique user experiences for each. Your public content is automatically delivered to specific users following a set of predefined criteria which can be tested using simulations before going live. User Segments Define multiple ...
  • Confessions of a Recovering Droomlapress Administrator

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    After suffering through a particular open source platform for over two years, I have a firm foundation in the many pitfalls of open source web development. I’ll refer to said provider as “Droomlapress,” because truthfully, the problems I encountered are common to many open source CMS providers. In full disclosure, ...
  • Styling a Sitefinity website

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    Flexibility and robustness when designing a website are key factors when working CMS. Having to learn a CMS-specific templating pattern is a no-go, especially if you are on a tight deadline. That is why we made designing a Sitefinity website a task you already know how to do quickly, as ...
  • “Shop By” Filters come to Ecommerce in Sitefinity 5.2

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    “Shop by Filters” also known as “Faceted Filters,” reduce the number of products displayed in a product listing.  Rather than forcing customers down a fixed path (Ex: department navigation), faceted filters allow customers to narrow down product listings using categories that best match their shopping needs. Sitefinity Faceted Filters allow ...
  • Reflections from EDUCAUSE 2012

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    I spent the majority of last week with members of the Sitefinity Team at the EDUCAUSE conference in Denver, CO. This was certainly one of the larger conferences I’ve attended. With thousands of representatives from schools, colleges, and universities around the world, it seemed like every school was represented. The ...
  • Intranet Requirements and Fundamentals

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 ...