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  • How Sitefinity helps prevent broken page links

    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 ...
  • Sitefinity Ecommerce Donation Widget

    I thought it would be exciting to demonstrate how you can use the Sitefinity Ecommerce API to create a custom donation widget for accepting online donations.    Donations are usually difficult for many ecommerce systems.  Below I have listed a few reasons ecommerce applications struggle with online donations. The donation amount ...
  • Make your Sitefinity web site more navigable with the Breadcrumb widget

    What is this page?  How do I get back to where I was?  For large web sites it's relatively easy for customers to become lost or navigate to a section where they feel they cannot escape.  Breadcrumb navigation is a tried & true technique for giving visitors a “You are ...
  • Sitefinity Ecommerce - Buy Now Button

    Introduced in Sitefinity 4,  the Sitefinity Buy Now widget allows you to add a purchase button to any content page, allowing the visitor to add a product to their shopping cart, or proceed directly to checkout.   It is very similar to PayPal’s Buy Now button except ours includes a few ...
  • What’s new in Sitefinity documentation – March 2012

    With the 5.0 release we’ve been also publishing documentation for the new features, as well as rewriting some old articles. Here’s a summary of the latest resources you can find. Developers Guide Sitefinity Thunder Forums API A new section on the Security API Managing Users Managing Roles Managing Permissions Developing ...
  • 5 practices to avoid when doing Sitefinity development

    As many of you know, the extensibility of the Sitefinity product is one of our top concerns. We try to expose everything and make it easily accessible through the Sitefinity API. And by everything, I don’t mean just content, but the whole architecture. We try to provide hooks and events ...
  • Introducing Sitefinity Thunder

    Sitefinity Thunder is a free Visual Studio extension designed to help developers extend and customize Sitefinity websites. It allows you to both enhance local development projects, as well as connect to remote staging (and even live) websites to keep all custom elements in sync. Although the current release ( as ...
  • Sitefinity is Ready for VS11 Beta

    For those of you who would like to stay abreast with the latest technology from Microsoft, we are happy to let you know that Sitefinity supports the beta version of Visual Studio 11. To use Sitefinity in Visual Studio 2011, download Sitefinity 5 from your account and install it:...
  • How to view the Sitefinity API Reference in Visual Studio 2010

    Update: This post was written while the API Reference was still in the SDK. Since then we've excluded it from the SDK and provided a separate download in the client accounts on www.sitefinity.com. Once you download it, the steps to install are the same as the ones described below....
  • Sitefinity 5.0 Ecommerce Features Explained

    In this blog post, I will explain how to create a digital download, how the pre-processing hook works and review the update we made to product variations adding support for multilingual variations. Digital Downloads Below are the steps you would follow when creating a digital download in the Sitefinity ...
  • The era of 5.0 has begun–Sitefinity 5.0 released

    Moments ago, the Sitefinity team uploaded Sitefinity 5.0.  This is our first release of 2012 and it adds numerous features and enhancements for Sitefinity customers.  We previewed this release a couple of weeks ago, but it’s now available to everyone to download and use. Download Sitefinity 5.0 from your Telerik ...
  • Using Kendo UI with Sitefinity User Controls

    This week, Sitefinity partner Falafel Software has been exploring using Telerik's Kendo UI JavaScript platform within Sitefinity. Be sure to take a look at these articles for some of the background that not only inspired this article, but made it possible. Using Kendo with Sitefinity - Part 1 - Kendo ...
  • Do you want to influence the Sitefinity product? Start now

    Following the agile processes within the Sitefinity team, we tend to express and shape our requirements in a user story format. Sometimes, though, we have to communicate complex changes of the system that need the opinion of multiple stakeholders such as architects, managers, and customers where user stories are falling ...
  • The benefit of having a system built on the provider model

    One of the great advantages of Sitefinity is its flexibility and extensibility. A significant contribution for this has been made by the provider model that was chosen as essential part of Sitefinity’s architecture. In simple words, what it gives you is the ability to connect Sitefinity to different data repositories ...
  • Creating one to many relationships in dynamic modules

    (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) With the Sitefinity 5.0 release we are introducing two new field types for the Module Builder - Guid and Array of Guids. This blog post ...
  • Extending Sitefinity search functionality - Autocomplete

    NOTE: The following blog post has been updated for compatibility with the latest Sitefinity versions.  Autocomplete functionality has been one of the most useful things implemented on a search box. Not only the displayed suggestions can speed up your search by simply clicking on one of them instead of typing ...
  • Join us at the Sitefinity & Beyond Conference

    We are excited to invite you to the first Sitefinity & Beyond conference which will take place on April 17th at the British Museum in London. Sitefinity & Beyond is a one-day must-attend event gathering Sitefinity customers, partners, community members, and enthusiasts. Join the event and see an early preview ...
  • Keyboard Shortcuts for the Sitefinity Backend

    Web development has gradually but steadily moved towards HTML5 in the recent years.  We’ve seen a lot of talk about using more client technologies and moving functionality from the server to the browser. It seems everyone is using AJAX already and Sitefinity is no exception. With these trends comes a ...
  • Sitefinity 5.0 New Ecommerce Features

    Sitefinity Ecommerce 5.0 adds three highly requested features from our user community. Digital Downloads Pre-Processing hook Multilingual variations These three features were highly suggested by our user community and will be featured in our Q1 webinar week starting February 20th.  During this week, Telerik Evangelists will be providing demonstrations showing new ...
  • Vote for the Best Sitefinity Website for 2011

    Thank you everyone who participated in the nominations! This year, nearly 200 excellent websites participated in the competition for the opportunity to win the Website of the Year Award. The finalists in the Sitefinity Website of the Year contest are already announced and public voting is now open in the ...