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  • 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 ...
  • Sitefinity 3.7 released!

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    It's my pleasure to inform you that Sitefinity 3.7 has just been rolled out. Some of you might ask what happened with the planned SP3. We have included a new module, 2 new site templates and a feature that you wanted for a long time (group operations), so the changes ...
  • Implementing RSS: a Simple RSS Bare-Bones RSS Module

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    Introduction   There has been interest from you about RSS. That is why we decided that a new sample module should be made to demonstrate just that. You can download the module's source code from here.   Overview   Having said that this module is going to be bare-bones, ...
  • Resolving the url of dynamic links

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    As most of you have noticed, in Sitefinity 3.6 we introduced a new way of handling links to content items, images, documents and pages. By implementing the dynamic content links, you can now move pages around the sitemap and rename libraries, and the links to such items will not be ...
  • Getting your News articles full Urls

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    We have had a couple of requests lately on how can someone get the full urls of the news articles. There a quite a few reasons why you might need this list of urls - you might want to put those in a Google Sitemap or create some custom tracking ...
  • Facebook, C# and Sitefinity Integration Part II

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    On my last post about Facebook, I showed you how to get started using the popular social networking tool. Though I did get to Facebook integration during my recent webinar, you can get the sample code for Facebook integration here. Before proceeding, please read the Facebook blog post I ...
  • Using "Rad Dock for ASP.NET AJAX" in Sitefinity

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    Here is a very simple way on how to use RadDock control in Sitefinity. You can add  RadDock in a .master page thus gaining the ability to "move around" whole sections of controls freely on the page.   How to: 1. Create a master.page file. 2. Add the RadDock control ...
  • Using Telerik Silverlight controls in Sitefinity

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    Here are few guide lines on how to wrap Telerik's Silverlight controls so they can be used in Sitefinity. In this example I will use the RadCube and the GridView Silverlight controls. How to: 1. Make sure you have installed Telerik's Silverlight controls and Visual Studio Silverlight Tools. 2. Open ...
  • Showing 3rd Party RSS Feeds

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    **Sample Code is Available Here**   Introduction   You can show RSS Feeds from 3rd party websites because RSS Feed data is in XML, so you just need to load it into a dataset, select a table from it, and bind it to a data-bound control. This article will discuss ...
  • Webinar Scheduled - Integrating Sitefinity with Popular 3rd Party Applications

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    Another webinar has been scheduled for Thursday, June 4th at 11 am EST. I will be discussing integrating Sitefinity with Facebook, Amazon and other popular APIs. Code samples and more info on this integration is available on my past blog posts. Here is some info about the webinar:   Integrating ...
  • Microsoft Media Player control in Sitefinity

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    Creating a simple wrapper for the Media Player is easy. Such control can be used to play *.wmv files directly from Sitefinity Custom/Video library or from outside source - such as physical file or a video streaming web source. The first case is demonstrated in VideoWrapper.   How to:...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 Service Pack 2 released!

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    I am glad to inform you that we have just released service pack 2 for Sitefinity 3.6.   You can find the official announcement on our forums in this post: http://www.sitefinity.com/support/forums/support-forum-thread/b1043S-cbdked.aspx   As you will see an important security vulnerability has been patched and we'd highly recommend to everyone to ...
  • Google Checkout Integration

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    **Sample Code Available Here** Introduction In a basic view, an e-Commerce system is a product list, a shopping cart and a checkout area. Many businesses will provide you with a shopping cart and checkout area. Often, they pass a small fee to your customers for their services. Sitefinity can provide ...
  • Facebook, C# Sitefinity Integration

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    **Sample Code Available Here** Introduction Facebook offers a C# API that allows you to display a friend list on your website. To implement this within Sitefinity, you must obtain a Facebook user account, obtain a Facebook API Key, download the Facebook SDK, bind a Repeater to your friend list, and ...
  • How to Implement a YouTube Video List into Sitefinity

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    Introduction YouTube, which is owned by Google, offers an RSS Feed of video content from their website. Software developers can subscribe to these feeds, which include feeds by keyword, a user's playlist, and most watched videos. Although there are many feeds you can use, this article will show to how ...
  • How to Integrate Amazon Advertising API - Linq to Amazon

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    Earlier, I did a blog post on integrating Amazon Associates API into Sitefinity. Although that widget works fine, what is you want to the product list look a certain way? What if you want to show a specific product based on an ID number, which Amazon calls an ASIN? If ...
  • How to Integrate an Amazon Associates Products Widgets into Sitefinity

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    Introduction Amazon.com offers a sales associate service where you can receive a 15% of the purchase price as compensation. By placing a special widget on your website, choosing some products to advertise, uploading a user control with special JavaScript on your website, you can easily use your website to earn ...
  • Hiding Libraries Based on User Role - Part II

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    Using a LoginView control, you could bind a RadGrid to a specific library and place it inside of the LoginView's Logged in template. The code below binds a library called documents to a RadGrid, then hides the content based on a user's role:   LoginViewTest.ascx   <%@ Control Language=...
  • Hiding Libraries Based on User Role

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    Introduction Sitefinity cannot hide image, document or video libraries out of the box. You can, however, hide these libraries by overriding the library repeater's item databound event, finding the download link and disabling it. Overriding Templates Before reading the article below, please read this article on overriding views. Instructions...