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  • 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 ...
  • Sitefinity 4.0 CTP – Released

    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

    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)

    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

    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

    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 ...