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  • Save Images from the Images and Documents module back to the file system

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    When you upload images from your file system to Sitefinity using Images and Documents module all items go to the database as binary object. In some cases you may need to get this Images back to your file system - upload them in another project, back up on the server, ...
  • Building a secured Sitefinity website

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    During the past few weeks I spotted a trend among our customers - web security and hacking concerns. With this blog post, we will cover how Sitefinity is protecting you from being hacked with some of the well known web attacks. We will also mention some of the basics you ...
  • Implementing scheduled services in Sitefinity 3.x

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    In this post I will show you how to create scheduled services that could be executed on a certain period of time - hourly, daily, weekly, monthly etc. The post will expose web service that runs a Sitefinity search index. The implementation requires   1.Creating a web service in Sitefinity...
  • Tabbed blog controls

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    The bellow blog post will guide you how to create a control to display blog authors, blog archive and blog tags in a fashion similar to the one on the Sitefinity Blogs.   What we have to do is to create a custom control and a template for this ...
  • Extend RadEditor dialogs to add captions for images

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    This post is inspired by a customer request to provide functionality for adding captions to images inserted through the RadEditor when creating/editing content items. In order to achieve this we will need to work with the external templates for Sitefinity controls. We have to map all templates for controls in ...
  • Implement Forum subscription in Sitefinity 3.x

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    In this post I will show you how you can implement Forum subscription in Sitefinity. Instead of going each time to a given post you can just subscribe to the forum post and receive email notification once someone reply to you or you just want to stay informed about the ...
  • New Year special - Integrate rating with Generic Content based modules

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    With the the release of Sitefinity 3.7 SP2 the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX have been updated and now have a new control in the collection - RadRating. This blog post will go through the steps you have to take in order to implement rating for content items in Generic ...
  • Evaluating Sitefinity from Developer’s perspective

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    So you are a developer and it’s the first time that you are entering in the Sitefinity world? You have deadlines and a tight schedule, but still, you have to find out if Sitefinity is suitable for your next state of the art project? This KB will get you started. If you already ...
  • Christmas Bonus - Workflow with comments in Sitefinity 3.x

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    In this blog post I will show you how to create a workflow with comments. This is very useful when the workflow for your website is enabled and you want to leave a message to your content editors why a give content has been approved, declined, published. Generally the idea ...
  • Insert/Update/Delete content items with RadScheduler for ASP.NET AJAX

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    In this blog post I am showing how to create a custom RadScheduler control that can be used to insert/update and delete content items. Generally the implementation is related to Events provider and IEvent objects. All data for the items managed through this control is persisted by the default Events ...
  • Filter CategoriesTree control by Blog.

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    The main reason of this post is a discussion that I had in Sitefinity's forum post. So, the problem here is that you have BlogPosts control that supports filtering , but the same does not apply for CategoriesTree control. Using BlogPosts FilterExpression property you can  show only a specific ...
  • Insert/Update/Delete content items with RadGrid for ASP.NET AJAX

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    In the following blog post I'm  going to show you how to create a custom control that uses one of the most powerful controls form Telerik.Web.UI suite - RadGrid for ASP.NET AJAX and its functionality to Insert/Update/Delete content items. The control will allow you to populate the RadGrid with items ...
  • Group appointments by event categories in a custom Events Schedule View

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    This week's Tip of the Week post samples a custom Events Schedule View that allows us to group event items in the RadScheduler by the categories events belong to. For the purposes of this we will need to create a custom control that inherits from the built in Events Schedule ...
  • Use the Content Manager API in a Web Service

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    This post as my previous post is inspired by a client support request to extend Sitefinity functionality in a way. I also think that this is a good way to sample how the modules API can be used in web services. Following the logic of group operations functionality added in ...
  • Enable loading of CMS pages through an AJAX Web Service

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    Hello Sitefinity Community. My name is Radoslav and I am part of the Sitefinity team here at Telerik. I think it is about time I too had a blog where I would share my tips on developing with Sitefinity. As a starter I would like to introduce you to the ...
  • Separating search results in multilingual websites

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    If you have a bilingual or multilingual Sitefinity based website that uses standard SearchBox and SearchResults controls with reference to all pages you will see that the SearchResults control will return all ResulItems no matter of the culture you use. So it will be not useful for my English speaking ...
  • How to force newly created users to enable their accounts.

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    This is a general topic that shows extending the server CreateUserWizard control. I am going to show you how you can force newly create users to confirm their registration to your website by sending an email message. Actually this is a simple implementation that could be extended depending on your ...
  • Creating a custom WebUITypeEditor

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    The purpose of this post is to show how you can create a custom WebUITypeEditor. There are a lot of cases, where you would need to extend some base controls and implement a custom logic requiring to get some id or other value from a custom web editor. This post ...
  • Sitefinity 3.7 SP1 is out!

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    Hello everyone, We are very excited to let you know that Sitefinity 3.7 Service Pack 1 is now waiting for you to pick it up from your Client.Net accounts! The Service pack is mainly concentrated in bug fixes which you have requested since the last 3.7 official version. As usual, ...
  • Group Operations Come to Generic Content Based Modules

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    Good day to all of you Sitefinity enthusiasts out there. I’m Slavo, a developer on the Sitefinity team and here’s my first post on the Sitefinity blogs. You’ve probably already downloaded and installed the 3.7 release we shipped a while ago (if you haven’t now is a good time). I ...