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  • Creating a Thumbnail Selector for News Items

    UPDATE 2: Improvements and extensions to this thumbnail selector are included in a newer blog post. UPDATE: In the comments to this blog post, some people reported issues with running the sample in Sitefinity 4.1. Those issues have been fixed. The download links in the post have been ...
  • Sitefinity 4 Starter Kits: University Website

    The famous Telerik International University (TIU) Website has been updated to Sitefinity 4.0, making full use of the powerful out-of-the-box functionality. This site was developed inside of 1 week, using ONLY the Sitefinity Dashboard to create and manage its content. Template and Themes The TIU starter kit features two professionally ...
  • Sitefinity 4 Upgrade Benefits

    The new 4.0 release of Sitefinity has brought with it a wealth of improvements, enhancements, and features to web site developers and content managers. We want all our customers to experience the power of Sitefinity 4.0, and as such, all users with an active Sitefinity subscription as of the launch ...
  • Sitefinity 4 Starter Kits: Charity Website

    The Charity Starter Kit was inspired by the Microsoft GiveCamp and was designed to provide a quick but complete website for a non-profit organization. It includes all the typical features of a website, as well as helpful widgets to add new functionality and social connectivity. Credentials By default the login ...
  • Sitefinity Starter Kits

    Sitefinity 4.0 now features a growing collection of Starter Kits tailored to specific areas and industries. More are being developed, with the goal of showcasing how Sitefinity can be used to quickly get a complete working site off the ground. In this series of posts I'll be taking a closer ...
  • Creating a Simple Image Selector Using a Client Binder

    Introduction There have been numerous requests by the Sitefinity community asking for a custom control used to select images for a particular scenario. This and the next few blog posts are going to show how you can create a simple image selector, and how you can plug it into Sitefinity ...
  • Real-World Project Development with Sitefinity 4.0

    Thanks to everyone who attended today’s webinar.  I had a lot of information I hoped to convey during this webinar.  As I now look over my planning notes, I realize there were several items I entirely skipped over.  In the future, I’ll try to focus my webinars more on specific ...
  • Sitefinity 4 Webinar: Real-World Project Development

    When: Wednesday January 26 at 11:00 AM EST Register Here! Sitefinity 4.0 has been officially released, as well as a growing collection of Sitefinity 4 Starter Kits to help developers quickly get started. In addition, Sitefinity Evangelist Gabe Sumner has compiled lessons learned from developing these kits into the ...
  • Sitefinity after the 4.0 release

    We made it - Sitefinity 4 was officially released on January 14th. This release is the culmination of 2 years of hard work by the biggest product team at Telerik. During that time we tackled a lot of challenges, learned a lot of lessons, reached many milestones and ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0: Automate Translations with Custom Workflows and Google Translate

    Recently one of our customers asked us for a solution to automatically translate news, blog posts and other content-based items in Sitefinity using Google Translate. The main idea behind the solution depicted in this article is to automatically create and populate missing language versions using Google Translate once a content-based ...
  • Restyling the Comments box (RadEditor) throughout Sitefinity

    While working on a sample web site I noticed my comments textbox was inheriting a gray background from my web site’s BODY styles. After playing around with Firebug (which hopefully you’re using) I noticed this style was being inherited from the BODY styling that I had in my Theme. By ...
  • Styling Sitefinity blog posts with summaries

    I’m having a blast lately toying around with Widget Templates and exploring various techniques for customizing and re-styling content.  Earlier today, while recording a marketing video for Sitefinity’s blog feature, I became unhappy with how the blogs look, by default, using the the University Template found in the Sitefinity SDK....
  • The power of structured user interface: How to implement a tooltip on all text fields in Sitefinity – at once

    Table of contents Introduction Video of the final result Code walkthrough Installation instructions and code download What’s next Introduction It may come as a surprise to many of you that vast majority of Sitefinity user interface (among others, all modules) is actually data driven. Behind the scenes, all the different ...
  • Implementing Sitefinity widgets and designers: How to implement Facebook Like button

    Table of contents Introduction Video of the final result Code walkthrough A bit of background Installation instructions and code download Introduction Widgets (controls) are one of the key points of the extensibility in Sitefinity. Widgets are a small piece of functionality that users of Sitefinity can drag on the page ...
  • Announcing 4 new Sitefinity 4.0 Starter Kits

    I have some exciting news to announce!  Behind the scenes, we currently have 4 starter kits in development for Sitefinity 4.0.  When Sitefinity 4.0 is officially released these starter kits will be included with the SDK and give everyone access to a wealth of resources and tools. Here are ...
  • Sitefinity 4 RC: Migration Tool

    In addition to the Sitefinity RC which was recently released, a new open-source Migration tool is also available for preview. Although still in an early alpha stage, this tool is designed to assist users in migrating content from Sitefinity 3.7 websites to the latest 4.0 version. The tool works by ...
  • Sitefinity Weekly Builds have begun!

    As we get closer to the official release of Sitefinity 4.0 (in January 2011) there will be an updated build (new version) of Sitefinity available each week.  These updates will contain: Fixes to issues reported by the community New features, not yet unveiled in public Sitefinity 4.0 releases Performance improvements ...
  • Sitefinity 4 RC: Workflow

    Workflow is the next stop on our tour through the new features of Sitefinity 4 RC. Workflow enables a CMS to enforce the rules established for a website to manage content publishing. This can be as simple as defining permissions for who can create, edit, approve, and publish content, ...
  • Sitefinity 4 RC: Widget Template Editor

    We continue our tour through the new features in Sitefinity 4 RC with a look at the Widget Template Editor. If you haven't already done so, take a moment to download the RC and follow along. Video Once again, Gabe Sumner has compiled a video on using the Widget Template ...
  • Sitefinity 4 RC: Analytics

    Another of the many new features in the Sitefinity 4 RC is improved Analytics integration. Sitefinity makes use of the Google Analytics API to deliver the complete analytics experience right inside your Sitefinity Administration Dashboard. This enables you to analyze you website traffic and gain insight about your visitors over ...