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  • Implementing a Membership or Subscription Service using Sitefinity Ecommerce

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    Out of the box, Sitefinity empowers you to easily manage permissions for CMS users and roles.  Many customers have used Sitefinity to create content pages that are assigned to certain roles; like platinum, gold or silver.   You can use these permission roles along with Sitefinity Ecommerce to create a membership ...
  • What's New in Sitefinity Thunder 1.1.3.0

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    We last looked at the new features in Sitefinity Thunder 1.1.1.0 and since then, the Thunder team has made some fantastic updates and additions to the extension. Let's take a look at what you can do with the latest version of Sitefinity Thunder. Improved Widget Designers When creating a ...
  • Sitefinity performance boosters - keeping your pages warm

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     A question I’ve received multiple times is “Why is it taking so long to load Sitefinity the first time after I recycle my application pool/restart my server/make change in my web.config file, etc"? The answer is simple – it’s how .NET works! Sitefinity is an ASP.NET web application. As such, ...
  • Sitefinity Ecommerce – Enhance your product images using Magic Zoom Plus

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    Sitefinity Ecommerce comes package with a free 3rd party image tool called Fancybox.    FancyBox (www.fancybox.net)  is a JQuery tool for displaying images, html content and multi-media in a Mac-style "light box" that floats overtop of web page.   Fancybox is great tool to use for displaying images, however it ...
  • Versioning and upgrades in custom modules

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    There are two types of modules in Sitefinity – static and dynamic. Dynamic modules are much easier to work with and we recommend you use those, unless you have very specific requirements that are not supported (hierarchies, complex data models, integrations with other systems). There are still cases where customers ...
  • Sitefinity Ecommerce - Adding related products

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    Out of the box, Sitefinity Ecommerce V5 does not have an interface for relating products to each other.  This feature is currently in design, but until it is released, I would like to show you how you can create related products using the API and creating a custom view based ...
  • What’s new in documentation for the past two weeks

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    We just published a batch of new documentation topics. The highlights this time include more topics about creating payment processor providers in ECommerce, as well as a new section for Field Controls. There are also the new features of Thunder, of course. A detailed list of topics follows. Ecommerce Creating ...
  • Sitefinity Ecommerce–Adding a customer survey or poll after purchase

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    Poll and surveys are very common in ecommerce as it provides important marketing information from customer.   Most often you will find surveys which pop-up when a customer has successfully checked out.   In this blog post, I will show you how to create your own poll / survey asking the customer ...
  • What's New in Sitefinity Thunder 1.1.1.0

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    Last Friday marked yet another update to the Sitefinity Thunder extension for Visual Studio. Here are some highlights since the last blog post update. Create Website Templates in Website Projects The Website Template project was introduced in Sitefinity Thunder 1.0.9. Now, you can create these templates (combining Themes and Master ...
  • What's new in documentation for the past two weeks

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    As usual, we’ve been busy updating the Sitefinity documentation. As you might have guessed from the previous blog posts, we’ve focused on the ECommerce guide recently. Here are the new topics. ECommerce Guide Downloadable Files Querying the “Downloadable goods” library Uploading files to the “Downloadable goods” library Adding downloadable files ...
  • PerForm Better: How to Process the Sitefinity Forms Responses

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    Following up on one of the Rado’s posts about implementing notifications for incoming Forms responses, I wanted to cover how to further customize the Forms widget to actually process the individual responses. Some people would have many specific project requirements. Those include many scenarios and integrations with external systems. In ...
  • Sitefinity Ecommerce - Pre-purchasing processing hook

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    Another hook introduced into Sitefinity 5.0 is a pre-processing hook that allows you to write customized code through a pre-purchase processing hook in the Ecommerce module.   This could be used to do any business logic that a merchant needs before processing an order.   A developer can create custom code and ...
  • How to display an image gallery for each news item

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    We’ve seen many requests for the option to associate a Sitefinity news item with a collection of images. A long time ago I blogged on how you could associate a single news item with a single image. Extending that sample to enable multiple image selection is not very hard, and ...
  • 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 – ...