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  • How to create new content types using Generic Content Modules – Webinar

    Thanks to everyone who attended the live webinar.  Due to technical problems I could not record the live webinar.  However, I re-did the webinar offline and recorded this version.  It is included below. Here is the description of this webinar: A lot of diverse content is managed on Sitefinity.com (showcases, ...
  • Telerik receives Microsoft partner award for Sitefinity CMS

    Hot off the presses: Munich, Germany. — June 28, 2010 — Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) today announced the finalists of its regional 2010 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. The annual awards honor Microsoft Registered, Certified and Gold Certified partners for delivering exemplary solutions for their customers ...
  • What Generic Content module should I create?

    During the past couple of days I’ve been wandering around the admin-side of Sitefinity.com looking at how the Telerik web team has addressed various issues using Sitefinity.  Sitefinity.com has a lot of content and it’s been interesting to see how we’re managing this content inside Sitefinity.  As it turns out, ...
  • Sitefinity is now available in 10 languages

    Earlier today Anton Hristov posted on Twitter that Sitefinity is now available in 10 languages.  These Sitefinity translations are graciously contributed by the Sitefinity community and provide translated versions of Sitefinity’s administrative UI.  Sitefinity has now been translated into: Arabic Spanish French Croatian Hungarian Italian Dutch Norwegian Russian Download Sitefinity ...
  • eCommerce in Sitefinity – Upcoming Webinar

    Ecommerce functionally is #2 on the list of Most Requested Sitefinity 4.0 Features. I’m working behind the scenes to reply to this suggestion.  Telerik’s long-term eCommerce plans aren’t 100% solidified and it’s taking me a bit of time to compose the official response.  However, it’s very unlikely that Sitefinity ...
  • How can Sitefinity CMS give more to GiveCamps?

    GiveCamps are weekend-long events where technology professionals (designers, developers, database administrators, marketers, web strategists) donate their time to provide solutions for non-profit organizations.  These are great events and I highly recommend supporting the GiveCamps in your local area.  For the past few years, Telerik has donated Sitefinity CMS to any ...
  • How to create your own Telerik International University demo website

    We use the Telerik International University demo web site to demonstrate Sitefinity’s features to potential Sitefinity customers.  Recently, I was asked if the Telerik University web site could be installed locally and used to demonstrate Sitefinity to clients. The answer is “yes”.  The TIU demo web site is ...
  • Updates to the Top-5 UserVoice suggestions

    I took the top 5 suggestions from UserVoice and got responses from the Sitefinity team on these items.  The updates and links to the original suggestions can be found below. In-Line Editing (also known as Browse & Edit) Planned for 4.0 - This feature is planned and will exist in ...
  • Telerik & Sitefinity at TechEd in New Orleans

    Earlier today all of us in the Telerik Houston office made the road trip from Houston to New Orleans for the TechEd conference.  Here in New Orleans we’ll be meeting several other Telerikers from our other offices (Bulgaria, Canada, Boston and Austin) .  If you’re attending the TechEd conference, be ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 CTP - How to add widgets to Sitefinity

    This video takes a very quick look at how to add custom widgets (or controls) to Sitefinity 4.0.   This is meant to be an introduction video and we'll only be creating a very basic Hello World style control to demonstrate the core concepts.  More advanced topics will be covered in ...
  • We need your suggestions / votes – Sitefinity UserVoice

    I’ve been a fan of Jeff Atwood’s Coding Horror blog for a long time.  Because I was a fan, I also followed the creation of StackOverflow and became a listener of the podcast Jeff created with Joel Spolsky.  In one of these podcasts, Jeff & Joel interviewed Richard White with ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 CTP – Configuration without the web.config

    Many of the web site configuration details for Sitefinity 3.x were stored in the web.config file.  Web.config is the main settings and configuration file for an ASP.NET web site. This file is an XML document that defines configuration information for the web application. However, because this file is used for ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 CTP – Avoid HTML Mode with Layouts

    Sitefinity uses Telerik’s RadEditor to bring a Word-like text editing experience to the web browser.  RadEditor allows content editors to easily style and format text .  However, RadEditor also contains an HTML mode that can be used to directly inject HTML into the content.  Because HTML mode allows raw HTML ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 CTP – 1 Click Upgrades

    As of this writing, there is one public release of Sitefinity 4.0.  However, we are planning several additional releases (CTP2, CTP3, BETA, etc) in the coming weeks.  Our goal with Sitefinity 4.0 is to make installation effortless.  However, we also want to make Sitefinity upgrades effortless. Sitefinity 4.0’s Project ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 CTP – Web Application Project Support

    The purpose of this blog post is to announce that the Sitefinity 4.0 CTP Project Manager now creates Web Application Projects.  [Get to the point.] However, before I get to this, I have a confession to make: I’ve spent most of my career in the PHP and ...
  • Tips to optimize your website performance

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 ...