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  • 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 ...
  • Creating a content module - Sticky Notes for your backend Dashboard

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    Sticky notes are very useful when you need to write down some information to remember across work sessions. The Dashboard page of the Backend can be used to show these notes. Every time you login to your Backend you will see the notes that will remind you of what you ...
  • This week – Deep explorations of Sitefinity’s new Module Builder

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    I’m pausing briefly from my webinar preparation to remind everyone that we’ll be conducting 2 webinars this week where we explore Sitefinity’s new Module Builder.  Webinar details Building real-world modules with Sitefinity’s new Module Builder JANUARY 11, 2012 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST The Module Builder tool, that is ...
  • 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 ...