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  • 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 ...
  • Migrating Sitefinity 3 to 4 Deep Dive: Preparation

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    As you know, Sitefinity is dedicated to bringing the benefits and improvements available in Sitefinity 4 to all our customers. The latest internal build and upcoming releases represent a year’s worth of enhancements to the Migration Module to improve this experience. As part of that effort, I am preparing new ...
  • Q3 is here - Time for another big Sitefinity webinar

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    It’s that time of year again.  No, I’m not talking about the Holidays, but instead about Telerik’s upcoming Q3 release webinars.  3 times a year Telerik delivers updates across its entire portfolio of products.  During these webinars, we highlight the new opportunities available in each of these new releases....
  • Client side multipage forms

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    Telerik Sitefinity CMS comes with a Forms module featuring different widgets like checkboxes, multiple choices and so on. The widgets support validation, customization of titles and messages. This allows for the easy creation of surveys and questionnaires. There are cases when large surveys or questionnaires are not usable to set ...
  • Blog rating control with RadRating and the power of WCF Restful Services

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    One of the most requested features for Sitefinity 4 has recently been a rating control for blogs (and other content). This is the reason why I decided to show you in this post how to make one yourself. However, this post is not only about how to integrate a RadRating ...
  • Migration Webinar Notes

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    Thank you for attending the Sitefinity 3 to 4 Migration webinar. Below are some notes including a summary of the Q and A at the end. If you have additional questions about migration be sure to visit our Sitefinity Migration Discussion Forum. If you have questions about our special ...
  • Search Index with custom fields in sitefinity 4

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    This is going to be a HOW to configure  the search indexes in sitefinity to index and search on more than the default fields.  1. You have to add the fields in sitefinity search index. The search system is based on the publishing system so the way to add additional ...
  • Hosting recommendations and setup

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    There are many hosting options for a Sitefinity website ranging from basic shared hosting plans to sophisticated on-premise or cloud hosting deployment configurations.  You should choose the right hosting option for you based on the purpose of your website serves to the organization. Some factors to consider are: Value of ...
  • Upcoming Webinar: Migrating Your Website From Sitefinity 3 to 4

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    Register In recent months, Telerik has invested heavily on improving the migration story for Sitefinity 3.7 customers. The migration tool, once a separate, community-supported tool on Codeplex has now been fully integrated into Sitefinity 4, and each release brings a wealth of improvements based on real-world user feedback. Since our ...
  • Ecommerce Payment Provider Model

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    Sitefinity 4.3 offers a new feature for developers to implement payment processors of their choice using  the “Payment Provider Model”.  Once a developer implements their payment provider, the payment transaction occurs transparently in the background providing a common and easy checkout experience for the customer. There are many payment processors ...
  • What's New in Sitefinity Documentation - November 2011

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    During the last couple of months we’ve been busy working on quite a few optimizations and improvements in Sitefinity. You can take a look at the 4.3 release notes for details. Meanwhile, our documentation team kept improving the articles and resources, taking your feedback into account. This blog post is ...
  • Getting started with RESTful services in Sitefinity

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    Sitefinity 4.x exposes a full set of Web Services. These services follow the RESTful pattern. Most simply explained this means that you are able to access and modify Sitefinity resources(think pages, news, events, blogs, users, permissions, workflows, anything). The way you are able to do that is by making a simple HTTP request to ...
  • Sitefinity Partners share insights on best practices for website disaster recovery and backup scenarios

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    I asked our Sitefinity partners the question “What do you recommend as best practices around disaster recovery and backup/recovery of a Sitefinity website?” and here is what they shared: Jochem Bökkers LinkedIn VIFE, Sitefinity Consulting and Development I don't know if it qualifies as 'best practices' and it's definitely ...
  • Creating custom sidebar widgets

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    This blog post, as many others, is inspired by a client support request. I've decided to put post it, so others can use the code to create their own sidebar widgets for their custom modules. In this post I am going to sample how you can extend a built in ...
  • Custom URL Formats for Sitefinity Content Modules

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    All content items in Sitefinity have URLs that are generated automatically from a given format. The default format includes the publication date and item title with the URL, and removes special characters at the same time. The URL format is configurable and this article explains how you can modify it....
  • Formatting Sitefinity 4.x content summary

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    Back in Sitefinity 3.x control designers for content view controls allowed you to set Summary Settings for your list view, which allowed you to cut of the first N words from the content item's content or other meta field. This is described on Sitefinity Watch here: Formatting your Sitefinity Blog ...
  • Selecting Sitefinity 4 Content Inside Widget Designers

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    We’ve explored the different properties you can edit using Widget Designers, from editing basic widget properties to using AJAX Rad Controls. Today, we’ll see how it’s possible to add selectors for Sitefinity content in your widgets. Sitefinity Fields Although Sitefinity 4 currently does not include the web editors from ...
  • The power of post-purchase processing hooks in Ecommerce!

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    We introduced a very powerful feature in Sitefinity 4.2 SP 1 that allows you to implement customized code through a post-purchase processing hook in the Ecommerce module.   A software developer can create  custom code and register the code to be called after two specific events.  The first event that can ...