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  • Restyling the Comments box (RadEditor) throughout Sitefinity

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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!

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 ...
  • Spontaneous installation & design with Sitefinity 4.0 RC

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    I’ve created hundreds of new Sitefinity 4.0 projects during the past several months.  We’ve had 4 public pre-releases of Sitefinity 4.0 and I frequently download and experiment with our internal builds.  Because I’ve done this so many times, I’ve started to take for granted some of these first steps into ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 RC deep dive: Workflow

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    The series introduction In past few weeks I’ve seen many people expressing their concern about the (quantity of) features in Sitefinity 4.0. Coupled with the new pricing scheme, some people wondered why would they go with Sitefinity when there are cheaper or even free alternatives that offer the same ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 RC is now available!

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    It’s now live!  The latest pre-release version of Sitefinity 4.0 is now available for everyone to download.  This is our final milestone before the official release (in January 2011).    Click here to download! The highlights of this release are multilingual support, advanced workflow, widget template editor, new analytics reports, ability ...
  • Sitefinity 4 RC: Localization

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    We continue our look at what's new in the Sitefinity RC with a quick look at the new Localization features. The RC will be available for download later this week is now available, so be sure to download it and send us your feedback on your experience! Please note ...
  • Sitefinity 4 RC: What’s New

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    The RC release of Sitefinity 4.0 has arrived, bringing with it a slew of new features and improvements for developers and site managers. In fact, this release is a near feature-complete version of the new Sitefinity 4; the final official release (scheduled for January 2011) will focus mainly on ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 Licensing Model

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    Over the past few months, we’ve indicated that the pricing and licensing model of Sitefinity will change with the release of Sitefinity 4. Now that the Sitefinity 4 official release is near, we want to share the full licensing and pricing details. We listened very closely to you, our customers ...
  • Updated: Sitefinity 4.0 Feature List

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    During the upcoming webinar (this Thursday), we’ll be showing the latest pre-release build of Sitefinity 4.0 (the RC).  In addition, we’ll also be unveiling 4.0’s new pricing.  The upcoming RC release will be the 4th pre-release version of Sitefinity 4.0.  We’ve already delivered a ton of new features (features that ...
  • Comparing Sitefinity 3.x to 4 (Beta): Fluent API

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    The series Comparing Sitefinity 3.x to 4 Beta continues with a quick look a the new Fluent API. This is an incredible new addition to the Sitefinity platform, opening an entire new world for developers to accomplish new and exciting tasks and projects. Existing Closer Looks I had hoped to ...
  • Webinar - Sitefinity 4.0 pricing details and what’s new in Sitefinity 4.0 RC

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    The next pre-release version of Sitefinity 4.0 is planned for release next week (Thursday, Nov. 11th).  This upcoming RC release marks the final milestone before the official release of Sitefinity 4.0.  After the RC release, we’ll focus on product polishing and adding a handful of features that didn’t quite make ...
  • My 2010 visit to Telerik HQ

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    Last week I traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria to visit Telerik HQ and the Sitefinity team.  This was my 3rd trip to Bulgaria and Telerik HQ.  My trips have always coincided with the DevReach conference.  DevReach is a .NET focused conference organized, in part, by Telerik. Telerik is a very globally ...