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  • 7 reasons you should upgrade to Sitefinity 4.2

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    I’m delighted to announce that Sitefinity 4.2 is now available for download.  This is a really big release for us.  This is certainly evidenced by the lengthy release notes, but this release represents more than the sum of its parts.  I’m not going to cover every individual item in ...
  • Skinning the Sitefinity Navigation

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    Ever seen a website with no navigation? I certainly haven’t.  It’s an essential element in every website and there’s a golden rule that the navigation has to be visually appealing and has to really do the job of helping your visitors find their way through your website easily. Sitefinity helps ...
  • 5 Things: Useful Examples of the Sitefinity ViewMap

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    As we discovered in last week’s post Customizing Sitefinity 4 Controls with the ViewMap, the ViewMap is a simple but powerful way to take control of your controls, allowing you to globally map all instances of those controls to a custom external template file. Templates The Sitefinity 4 SDK...
  • Webinar posted – Introduction to Sitefinity Ecommerce

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    Sitefinity 4.2 is just around the corner (early August 2011) and this release will add e-commerce capabilities to Sitefinity’s expanding feature set.  This past week, during Telerik’s Q2 2011 webinar week, we provided an introductory look at the e-commerce features coming to Sitefinity 4.2.  This webinar can now be watched ...
  • Adding validations to fields in the Sitefinity Form builder

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    The Forms module is one of the new great features we introduced in Sitefinity 4. You can use it to robustly build various user interaction forms, polls, questionnaires and more with the intuitive Sitefinity drag-and-drop interface. Today we’ll explore the option to add validation to the text boxes, which are ...
  • Customizing Sitefinity 4 Controls with the ViewMap

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    Earlier this week, you learned how to use the Advanced Settings in Sitefinity 4 to customize the toolbar configuration for Sitefinity’s RichText editor (RadEditor). This is an extremely useful technique for making site-wide toolbar changes to Sitefinity’s RadEditor.  Some scenarios, however, require additional customizations to the RadEditor or ...
  • Customizing the Sitefinity WYSIWYG Editor

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    The Telerik RadEditor is the first of the RadControls, a tool with long history that has undergone huge improvements ever since its first edition back in 2002. It is the core of the Sitefinity rich text WYSIWYG editor, that is used in a number of locations (Content Blocks, new content ...
  • Creating Sitefinity 4 Content Modules Part 5: Module Installation

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    Table of Contents This series covering Sitefinity Content-Based Module creation is broken up into 5 parts: Part 1: Project Setup and Hello World Part 2: Data Layer Part 3: Backend Administration Part 4: Frontend Controls Part 5: Module Installation Overview In the last four posts in this series, we laid ...
  • Tomorrow’s webinar – Preview of Sitefinity Ecommerce

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    We’re already in the midst of Telerik’s Q2 2011 webinar week.  This means a full week of webinars exploring the enhancements available in Telerik’s many products.  Sitefinity is part of this webinar week and during this webinar we’ll give everyone a look at the ecommerce features coming to Sitefinity ...
  • Creating Sitefinity 4 Content Modules Part 4: Frontend Controls

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    Table of Contents This series covering Sitefinity Content-Based Module creation is broken up into 5 parts: Part 1: Project Setup and Hello World Part 2: Data Layer Part 3: Backend Administration Part 4: Frontend Controls Part 5: Module Installation Overview Now that we've created the backend administration for our module...
  • Sneak Preview: Sitefinity Template Builder coming soon

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    While the Sitefinity team is preparing for the upcoming Sitefinity 4.2 release that will feature a new e-commerce module, file storage provider, Sitefinity 3.7 migration module and many more I will share a new goodie that wasn’t announced in our public roadmap! Coming with the Sitefinity SDK 4.2 release, Telerik ...
  • Creating Sitefinity 4 Content Modules Part 3: Backend Administration

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    Table of Contents This series covering Sitefinity Content-Based Module creation is broken up into 5 parts: Part 1: Project Setup and Hello World Part 2: Data Layer Part 3: Backend Administration Part 4: Frontend Controls Part 5: Module Installation Overview Now that we have defined the data layer for our ...
  • Creating Sitefinity 4 Content Modules Part 2: Data Layer

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    Table of Contents This series covering Sitefinity Content-Based Module creation is broken up into 5 parts: Part 1: Project Setup and Hello World Part 2: Data Layer Part 3: Backend Administration Part 4: Frontend Controls Part 5: Module Installation Overview In our last post "Project Setup and Hello World...
  • Creating Sitefinity 4 Content Modules Part 1: Project Preparation and Hello World

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    Table of Contents This series covering Sitefinity Content-Based Module creation is broken up into 5 parts: Part 1: Project Setup and Hello World Part 2: Data Layer Part 3: Backend Administration Part 4: Frontend Controls Part 5: Module Installation Introduction We previously looked at how you can build simple, User ...
  • Sitefinity 3.x to 4.x – The Migration story continues!

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    As you may know, currently there is a Migration tool, intended for a data migration of your Sitefinity 3.x content to a 4.x system. Our idea with it was to make it open-source, so that everyone can change it according to his specific needs. However, there were a few challenges ...
  • Building Data Layers Quickly with OpenAccess

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    In last week’s webinar on building Sitefinity Intra-Site Modules, we used the Entity Framework to build a simple data layer, as we have had many requests for a module example that does not use OpenAccess. However, I wanted to take this opportunity to compare this approach to OpenAccess by ...
  • Webinar video now available – Sitefinity 4 Modules Made Simple

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    Last week, Josh Morales & I hosted a webinar that demonstrated how to create a Sitefinity 4 Intra-site Module.  The focus of this webinar was to bring module creation to the wider Sitefinity community.  We wanted to show that anyone who knows ASP.NET can create a Sitefinity 4 module. Sadly, ...
  • 8 things you have to know about Sitefinity and Windows Azure

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    Sitefinity and Azure Sitefinity 4.1 release brought support for Windows Azure allowing you to host your web application in the cloud. Along with the Windows Azure deployment scenario, Sitefinity also supports SQL Azure and multiple instances of your web application to achieve maximum availability. The synergy of running Sitefinity on ...
  • Sitefinity Intra-Site Module Webinar Notes

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    Thank you to all who attended today’s webinar. Below are the resources mentioned during the webinar including the video, code snippets and the downloadable project. Video Watch on Telerik.TV Admin Control HTML Markup This code can be used to make your admin controls fit nicely inside Sitefinity, resembling other built-in ...
  • Register for the ‘Sitefinity 4 Modules Made Simple’ webinar

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    There are 2 days remaining to register for the upcoming ‘Sitefinity 4 Modules Made Simple’ webinar.  In this webinar, Josh Morales & I will demonstrate how to create a custom Intra-site module for Sitefinity 4.x.   Intra-site modules are based on ASP.NET User Controls and extremely easy for .NET developers ...