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  • Sitefinity 5.0 New Ecommerce Features

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    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

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    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 ...
  • What’s new in Sitefinity Documentation for the past two weeks

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    As you all know by now, January was a big milestone for Sitefinity Documentation – we launched a new portal, which I hope you like. We wanted to do this for a long time, and now that it’s done we can concentrate on delivering content. Here’s what we’ve been publishing ...
  • Inter-field communication: dynamic states dropdown depending on a country dropdown

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    Field controls are a powerful instrument when editing data in the Sitefinity backend. Sometimes however you need to change a list of possible choices in a field control depending on another field control. This blog post describes how to implement a Country and State dropdown field controls, where the State ...
  • Come see Sitefinity 5.0 and lots of new Telerik Q1 Features

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    It’s that time again; 3 times per year Telerik delivers updates across its entire portfolio of products.  Then, during a full week of webinars, my evangelism colleagues & I show what’s new in each of these releases.  These webinars include free licenses, contests and lots of great information. The ...
  • Selecting documents in Field Controls with EditorContentManagerDialog

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    There have been a lot of requests for a sample on Field Controls with a document selector, so I decided to show you how to make use of Sitefinity's EditorContentManagerDialog to select content inside field controls. This sample is simplified as much as it could be - there are no ...
  • Hiding Page Content From The Search Engine In Sitefinity Using Layout Widgets

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    This post will describe how to create a layout widget that hides its content from the search engine in Sitefinity. This type of layout widget is useful if you want to hide a content block from the indexing or you don't want to write the same control logic for every ...
  • Extend your website to handle product promotions with 8 lines of JavaScript

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    In this short article I will go over the process of creating a custom Sitefinity module that allows you to promote different products on your website. The module will enable your marketing team to manage new product promotions from a single place without the support of web developers. The promotion ...
  • Using Sitefinity to Manage Our Own Product Documentation

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    We just launched a brand new Sitefinity documentation portal, which you can access at http://www.sitefinity.com/documentation. The goals we had for this project were to make all our documentation resources more easily accessible, and provide a single place that you can go for help when using Sitefinity. At the same ...
  • Creating Custom Configuration Settings in Sitefinity 4

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    When extending Sitefinity via a custom Intra-Site Module, you'll often encounter the need to store and retrieve settings, either for user preferences or any other process within your module. There are many ways to do this yourself, including a custom table, flat text and xml files. Fortunately, Sitefinity has a ...
  • Creating Dynamic Module Items Using the Module Builder API

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    We previously looked at how you can retrieve dynamic module items using the Module Builder API. Today we'll take a look at how you can use that same API to also create new items. Using the sample code from the Code Reference (generated for every dynamic module you create) you ...
  • How to add additional logic into Sitefinity built in widgets

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    It is often needed to extend some of the capabilities of Sitefinity built in widgets. Since the widgets implementation is in Sitefinity assemblies the code files are not directly accessible. To override the methods for the widgets it is needed to  inherit from the built in widget and override some ...
  • Improve your website’s SEO ranking with Social Media

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    The main task of search engines is to organize and display content in the most relevant manner, and Social Media is all about creating and sharing content. This is why the social media presence of a brand website is an important factor for its SEO performance. Google incorporated Twitter and ...
  • Extending the built-in content modules

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    The built-in content modules like News, Events and Libraries provide a great set of functionality. However at some point you need to extend these modules with custom functionality that would help you manage better your site's content. In this blog post we'll take a look at several scenarios that may ...
  • Playing Videos in Sitefinity with HTML 5 instead of Silverlight

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    In the current version of Sitefinity (4.4), any videos uploaded in the backend are by default only in WMV format. This limitation is there, because we use the MediaPlayer control from the RadControls for Silverlight suite to play those videos on Sitefinity pages, and Silverlight supports only this format. We’ve ...
  • Retrieving Data From Dynamic Modules Using the Module Builder API

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    Last week, Gabe introduced us to the Module Builder, Sitefinity's latest feature available now since version 4.4. Gabe demonstrated the intuitive way the Module Builder can extend Sitefinity by creating a simple Showcases module (similar to our own Sitefinity Showcase). In this post, we'll take a closer look ...
  • Windows Authentication and Single Sign-On come to Sitefinity

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    Today we have released a preview build for the Sitefinity Windows Authentication (WA) and Single Sign-On (SSO) feature. You can download the preview build and test drive the WA & SSO between multiple Sitefinity instances feature. This preview build is already available in your Client.NET accounts. The download package contains a Sitefinity ...
  • Building real-world modules with Sitefinity’s new Module Builder

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    During yesterday’s webinar we provided the first ever in-depth look at Sitefinity 4.4’s new Module Builder.  This valuable productivity tool is designed to help developers rapidly create extensions (new modules) for their Sitefinity projects, while still providing a framework that can be customized for a wide variety of use ...
  • Implementing search for Users Administration screen in Sitefinity backend

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    NOTE: Please note that the template has been revised to address the changes in Sitefinity 5.0 SP1 - build 5.0.2800 If you're experiencing any problems running the sample in the above mentioned version, please download the revised template - UsersListCustom and replace the old one in your ControlTemplates folder.  ...
  • A Developer’s Look at Content Lifecycle

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    When working with the content modules in Sitefinity, we can either directly publish items that we create, or save them as drafts. Those operations create some different versions of the same content behind the scenes, and use a concept that we call content lifecycle. In this blog post we are ...