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  • Tips to optimize your website performance

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    Here are some good practices that you can use to optimize the performance of your website. Ensure that compilation debug property is set to false on your production - Don’t run production ASP.NET Applications with debug=”true” enabled . Enable PageCaching - the default CachingProvider that is used for pages ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 CTP – Web Server Included

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    In my last blog post, I described our goal of making Sitefinity 4.0 installation effortless.  Within a couple of minutes of download, we wanted customers to be focused on building their web sites, not installation.  We’re accomplishing this goal, in part, through Sitefinity 4.0’s built-in web server. This blog ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 CTP – Effortless Installation

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    Around 1 year ago I wrote the Bullet Proof Guide to Installing Sitefinity 3.x.  This blog post weighs in at 21 pages and includes a 30 minute video.  This blog post was written after I reformatted my system to install the Windows 7 RC.  This system rebuild forced me ...
  • Sitefinity at Internet World in London

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    This is just a quick note from the hotel room as I attempt to bounce back from my jet lag… Telerik/Sitefinity will be attending Internet World in London this week.  The conference dates are April 27-29, 2010 and we will be exhibiting at booth E7002.  If you’re attending Internet World, ...
  • Sitefinity Web Analytics – Downloadable Preview

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    Hot on the heels of Sitefinity 4.0 CTP release is the preview release of Sitefinity Web Analytics for Sitefinity 4.0.  Project Background Several months ago, we [inside Telerik] began to chat about web analytics & reporting in Sitefinity.  This conversation was partially driven by Telerik's sales & marketing teams.  These ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 CTP – Released

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    The day has finally arrived!  I've been biting my tongue for weeks and today I can finally start talking about 4.0. During this past year the Sitefinity Team has been working on deep revisions & optimizations to Sitefinity's core architecture.  We have big plans for Sitefinity and our goal was ...
  • Sitefinity Streaming API: Introduction

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    This is a part of the blog post series that explain the new streaming API for Sitefinity 3.7 SP3. You can view the TOC in the first blog post. Until now, Sitefinity had just one type of binary content. It was saved as a byte array, meaning that it ...
  • Handling Large Files in Sitefinity (a.k.a Streaming)

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    It has been some time since my last blog post. And that is due to our incredible efforts on the next version of Sitefinity, 4.0. We didn't forget 3.x, however, and we recently released a service pack for it. The service pack fixes numerous issues thanks to our community - ...
  • Sitefinity Streaming API: Common tasks

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    This is a part of the blog post series that explain the new streaming API for Sitefinity 3.7 SP3. You can view the TOC in the first blog post. I described why Streaming API was needed in Sitefinity, and then I covered on the new API and the changes ...
  • Sitefinity Streaming API: Overview

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    This is a part of the blog post series that explain the new streaming API for Sitefinity 3.7 SP3. You can view the TOC in the first blog post. In my previous blog post, I introduced the problem and explained our approach towards fixing it. Now, I am ...
  • Sitefinity Streaming API: Corner cases

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    This is a part of the blog post series that explain the new streaming API for Sitefinity 3.7 SP3. You can view the TOC in the first blog post. I talked about the API of streaming, explained why it was needed and some of its limitations. Now, I will give ...
  • Sitefinity Streaming API: Changes to Existing API

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    This is a part of the blog post series that explain the new streaming API for Sitefinity 3.7 SP3. You can view the TOC in the first blog post. So far, I've explained the why we needed streaming API and its limitations, and then I covered quickly on ...
  • Social Bookmarks control for Sitefinity pages

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    In this week's Tip of the Week blog post we will sample a custom control which adds social bookmarks to any page within Sitefinity. In order to achieve this we will create a custom control and reuse some of the already available social bookmarks mark-up. First let's start by creating the ...
  • Now Available in the Sitefinity Marketplace

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    I’m happy to announce that the Sitefinity community has been very active lately creating new items for Sitefinity’s Marketplace. Several new items have recently been posted to Sitefinity’s Marketplace.  Events Map Plugin Events Map is a plug-in that displays events on a global map via Google Maps. It produces ...
  • How to secure Sitefinity’s Administrative UI

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    Sitefinity’s Administrative Web Interface is accessed by adding /Sitefinity to the web site’s URL.  Users are then required to provide a valid username & password to gain entry to Sitefinity.  By default, Sitefinity’s administrative username is set to admin. A few customers have expressed concern that this does not ...
  • Send items from Images and Documents module as e-mail attachments

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    In this blog post we will sample a custom control which allows users to select files uploaded to images and documents module and send them as e-mail attachments. We will create a custom control and make it look similar to the built in Download List control. However this control will ...
  • Expose SpamProtector (Captcha) as a public property of a ContentView based control

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    Each ContentView based control represents content items that have been created from the backend or programmatically. The ContentView based control has two modes List - shows all items as a list. Details - shows a single item from the list. Build-in ContentView based controls are - EventsView, BlogPosts, NewsView, ContentView ...
  • Roles Selector and hiding control based on user's roles

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    In the following blog post I will sample the creation of a custom WebUITypeEditor which will select roles from the default roles provider and return them as a string array. Then I will use this selector in a control derived from Generic Content Control in order to make it "secured" ...
  • Download List control to group items for download by parent library

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    This week's Tip of the Week blog post is going to sample a custom download list control. The difference between this control and the built-in one is that the custom one is going to display the downloadable items in separate tables, broken down by parent libraries to which they belong. Bellow you can see the resulting ...
  • Optimize backend CategoriesView performance in Sitefinity 3.7

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    Recently we received several bug reports from some of our customers about problems with CategoriesView performance when they have over 200 categories. We ran some test and it turned out that the counting that we perform and the view structure produced very large output. This leads to server timeout or ...