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  • How to Increase Your ROI from Social Media Campaigns: A 5-step Strategy

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    With the growth of Social Media, organizations are rapidly increasing their marketing resources in this channel. According to the 2011 CMO Survey social media investments are expected to reach 10,1% of the total marketing budgets in 2012. Therefore, marketers need to come up with effective strategies to monetize their investments, ...
  • Sitefinity and the ASP.NET Code-Behind Model

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    There are many ways to programmatically modify the pages which Sitefinity dynamically generates. One way is to develop .ascx user controls and plug them into the pages as Layout controls, Page controls or Form controls. The process is pretty straight forward and there are many resources devoted to this very ...
  • How to customize Sitefinity Workflow notifications

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    Update This blog post relates to Sitefinity 4.x versions. With Sitefinity 5.x and older versions you can use the Notifications service to send the notifications. Please use this article if you are on Sitefinity 5.x or later: How to customize Sitefinity Workflow notifications. The following blog post will cover ...
  • How to implement notifications for incoming Forms responses

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    The following blog post will examine how to implement notifications for Forms responses. We are going to implement this feature to be available out of the box, and you can use this quick and easy approach to have the notifications until we release them as part of the system. The ...
  • What’s New in Sitefinity Documentation – December 2011

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    It’s been a busy month here in the Sitefinity team. We’ve managed to ship an important 4.4 release, and a new SDK with some cool new stuff. Hopefully you’ve already downloaded them and tried the new features. We also updated the roadmap with what’s ahead of us. Meanwhile, we ...
  • New Sitefinity 4.4 SDK Sample: Sitemap Module

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    The Sitefinity SDK for version 4.4 is now available for download. Today we'll take a look at one of the new samples: the Sitefinity Sitemap Module. Although the end result of generating an xml sitemap of your website is a simple one, it demonstrates several key concepts that developers might ...
  • Your Sitefinity toolset

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    It’s this time of the year when we should take a moment and reflect on the past and plan for the future. Content in a list form seems to be very popular on the Internet now (think of your wish list to Santa), so I decided to prepare a list ...
  • URL Filtering with Multiple Content Widgets per Page

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    In my previous blog post, I walked you through some scenarios of filtering content using URL parameters. We looked at using paging and filtering by taxon at the same time, while also keeping URLs different and SEO friendly. We learned that if we want to use named parameters, we ...
  • Your Holiday Gift: We'll upgrade your Sitefinity 3 website for you

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    During the past few weeks we’ve highlighted the advantages of Sitefinity 4 and how to upgrade from Sitefinity 3.  To close out 2011 the Sitefinity team is extending a special offer to 10 lucky customers… We’ll personally upgrade your Sitefinity 3 website. These upgrades will be done by the ...
  • How to disable Sitefinity’s default navigation styling

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    Sitefinity includes a navigation widget that is fully aware of your site map and renders all manner of navigation links: Behind the scenes, this widget is driven by Telerik’s RadControls (TabStrip, Menu, SiteMap, etc.).  This enables the navigation widget to inherit the rich functionality of these controls.  However, it also ...
  • CAPTCHA for Sitefinity Forms

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    Recently there have been a number of requests for adding a CAPTCHA to the Sitefinity Forms widgets. Since the standard CAPTCHA controls that work with postback are not suitable for the Forms control, I am going to walk you through the process of implementing a client-side CAPTCHA control which can ...
  • Extending the default Pager control

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    The stock Pager control has nice features, but sometimes you need to add additional functionality to it, or simply change the way it looks. This can be achieved very easy by inheriting from the base Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI.Pager class. In this blog post I will customize the pager in a way that ...
  • Migrating Sitefinity 3 to 4 Deep Dive: API Changes

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    The Sitefinity 4 Migration Module takes care of migrating pages and content items from Sitefinity 3. However, if you've done any custom development, such as custom user controls and modules that use the Sitefinity 3 API, you may find these controls need to be updated. Namespaces and DLLs In Sitefinity ...
  • URL Filtering in Built-in Content Widgets

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    The built-in content modules in Sitefinity are the backbone of many projects. That’s why we’ve included a lot of functionality in them that you can use out of the box. Examples of this are paging and filtering on public pages. In some tricky scenarios, those features might not behave like ...
  • Discover the Most Effective Version of Your Website and Optimize Your Pages with A/B and Multivariate Testing

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    Creating and maintaining a website takes a substantial investment of time and money. According to a recent study conducted by Forrester Research on ‘How Much Are Companies Spending On Digital Design Projects?’ website redesign costs can rise up to $1.8 million per project depending on the size of the company. ...
  • What’s new in Sitefinity for Q3 2011

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    This has been a huge week for Telerik products.  Throughout this week we’ve had webinars exploring the new features available in each new release of Telerik’s many products.  This included Sitefinity CMS where we explored the new Ecommerce features, the Image Editor, Performance Improvements and the new Social Media widgets.  ...
  • Custom widgets migration

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       Hello everybody. I will give a sneak preview on what's coming in the migration module with this week internal build. In this post I will give an example how you can migrate a custom widget from your 3.7 Sitefinity web site to Sitefinity 4.3. Let’s say we have a ...
  • Migrating From Sitefinity 3 to 4 Deep Dive: Widget Templates

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    As I've mentioned before, the Sitefinity Migration Module simplifies the importing of content and pages from your existing Sitefinity 3 website. However, although it does import the content widgets such as NewsView, BlogsView, etc., any existing external templates from the Sitefinity 3 website are not imported, as they are not ...
  • Using Sitefinity's Selectors in Custom Field Controls - Part 1 - Page Selector Field

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    This blog post is the first part of a series that will describe how to use the various Sitefinity selectors in your own custom field controls. Selectors are very useful when you need to pick an existing item from your project - page, user, role, image, etc. The first part ...
  • Migrating Sitefinity 3 to 4 Deep Dive: Common Error Messages

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    Now that we’ve taken a detailed look at preparing and running the Sitefinity Migration Module, I’d like to cover some of the common error messages you may encounter along the way. This is not a comprehensive list, but it does also cover some general errors that may occur outside ...