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  • Internet World 2011 Recap from Day 1 & 2

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    The Telerik Sitefinity team has been extremely busy at Internet World 2011. There has been huge interest towards Sitefinity and we are very happy to have the chance to demonstrate our product and the capabilities it offers to all of you. Internet World is also a unique opportunity to meet ...
  • 5 Things: Benefits of External Widget Templates

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    Now that we've gone over Mapping External Templates for Sitefinity 4 Widgets, I thought it would be helpful to briefly review some of the benefits that are gained by using them in a new post in the 5 Things series. 1. Intellisense The widget template editor within Sitefinity is ...
  • Mapping External Templates for Sitefinity Widgets

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    As we saw in the last post , it is possible to run server-side code by placing it directly in the Widget Template. However, although this works for quick examples, it lacks many of the conveniences of developing your template inside Visual Studio such as Intellisense and debugging. Fortunately, it ...
  • Running Server-Side Code in Sitefinity Widget Templates

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    Breaking Changes NOTE: As of Sitefinity 4.2, new security enhancements will automatically strip server side code from widget templates. If you wish to run server side code on your widget templates, see this article on Mapping External Templates for Sitefinity 4 Widgets.   Widget templates in Sitefinity 4 provide ...
  • Sitefinity is coming to Internet World London

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    This weekend I’ll be traveling to London to attend the Internet World conference. Internet World is a large European conference devoted to digital marketing & online business. This will be my 2nd trip to this conference. In years past, it’s been a great venue for Sitefinity (and CMS in ...
  • Making the most out of your Sitefinity CMS license file

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    All Sitefinity licenses are domain based and they consist of the actual software license and a license subscription that is free for the first year. The subscription entitles you to a support package and free product updates, both minor and major, at no additional investment on your side. In this ...
  • Special courtesy to Sitefinity 4 early adopters

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      I’d like to use this opportunity to express the gratitude of the Sitefinity team at Telerik to all of you who dove deep into Sitefinity 4 with the initial release. This was not just the next version of Sitefinity which introduces some new things and improvements, this was the ...
  • Sitefinity SDK 4.1 delivers a brand new Samples Browser and much more

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    The Sitefinity team has been busy with preparing a new Software Development Kit that ease the process of running and deploying Sitefinity sample projects to your local environment. I am glad to announce that the new SDK release features a significant set of improvements and new developer tools that will ...
  • Using the ASP.NET Sql Membership Provider in Sitefinity

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    In the Sitefinity security space, all user and role management is handled through the ASP.NET Membership APIs. Sitefinity's backend uses its own custom membership and role providers, which utilize OpenAccess ORM to persist the users and roles into the Sitefinity database. Before the 4.1 release of Sitefinity, we didn't ...
  • Taking advantage of the Virtual Path Provider in Sitefinity 4.1

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    We’ve done a lot to improve overall performance in the Sitefinity 4.1 release. Part of the performance comes from the upgrade of OpenAccess ORM. We also introduced a lot of caching improvements. The third major change that impacts performance a lot is the Sitefinity implementation of a Virtual Path ...
  • Sitefinity 4.1 released; here is what you’ll find

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    Sitefinity 4.1 is now officially available and this release marks a special milestone for us. We’re now following the release schedule of all other Telerik products. This means 3 releases per year (Q1, Q2, Q3) with service packs in between. This adds up to 6 releases per year and will ...
  • Localizing the administrative backend of Sitefinity

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    Sitefinity now allows you to have the administrative backend translated easily into any language. We have prepared 8 translations that you can download and plug into the system right away! Here is what you need to do: Download the Sitefinity backend language pack you would like to use from the ...
  • Important upcoming Sitefinity webinars

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    There are a couple of Sitefinity-related webinars on the horizon that will be packed with lots of great information.  The details are listed below; please register and attend. Sitefinity 4 Automated Tests with WebUI Test Studio April 14th, 2011 - Learn how Sitefinity 4 and WebUI Test Studio come together ...
  • Important considerations before upgrading to Sitefinity 4.1

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    The Sitefinity team put a lot of effort into making Sitefinity upgrades trivial (or mostly trivial). With 3 major releases per year (and service pack in between) the upgrade experience needs to be extremely streamlined. However, the upcoming 4.1 release (planned for this Wednesday) includes a pretty big ...
  • Changes in Mapping Persistent Classes in Custom Modules with Sitefinity 4.1

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    UPDATE: After the initial version of this blog post, we introduced some changes in Sitefinity, which required somewhat different code. Some people noticed this in the comments below. The blog post has been updated with code working for Sitefinity 4.1. You can always find a working code sample illustrating ...
  • What's new in Sitefinity documentation

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    Apart from providing a lot of requested features and improvements in the upcoming Q1 release, we've been busy working on the Sitefinity documentation. Over the past few months, we have collected a lot of feedback from you about what is missing and what can be improved, and we are ...
  • 5 New Design Templates for Sitefinity 4.0

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    Earlier today, a batch of new Sitefinity 4.0 templates was uploaded to the Marketplace.  These gorgeous templates are useful for anyone who is interested in a professional & modern web site design.  Alternately, these templates are useful for anyone who is learning about Sitefinity template design and interested in ...
  • Sitefinity 4 Database Deployment

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    We previously took a walkthrough these installation scenarios: Installing Sitefinity 4 on IIS 7 Installing Sitefinity 4 on IIS 6 These are helpful for users getting started on a fresh site for both development and live environments with little or no customizations. However, there are users who prefer or are ...
  • 5 Things: New in Sitefinity 4 SP1

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    New Series: 5 Things Working with Sitefinity 4, I'm constantly discovering new ways the platform helps you accomplish a wide range of tasks. Some, like the Layout Editor, are obvious. However, most of the time it's the little things; the small details that provide a framework for solutions. As a ...
  • Followup: Converting Sitefinity 4 Web Application Projects to Web Site Projects

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    We previously looked at converting a new Sitefinity 4 Web Application Project to a Web Site in IIS, and although this was done with the Beta release, the procedure remains the same for the official release. However, that guide is only useful when converting a brand new Sitefinity project; ...