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  • Sitefinity 3.6 new backend architecture - Architectural overview

    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]    Now, that we have examined the reasons behind the new architecture in Sitefinity 3.6 and that we have determined which parts of backend architecture have changed, we are going ...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 new backend architecture - What has changed, what hasn’t?

    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]   So far, we were talking a lot about the new backend architecture introduced in Sitefinity 3.6, so one may easily come to the conclusion that we have changed absolutely ...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 new backend architecture - The motivation behind the new architecture - what’s in it for you?

    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.]   The very first question we should answer when talking about the new Sitefinity backend architecture is: why? The second one is what do you get if you embrace it. ...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 new backend architecture - Introduction

    [This post is part of the developer's manual preview published on this blog. You can find temporary TOC here.] Almost two years ago, when Sitefinity 3.0 was officially released, the modules that came with Sitefinity were rather simple in their nature. Lead by that thought, it has been decided ...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 new backend architecture - documentation outline

    I have promised to keep delivering the documentation as it is ready here on the blog, so the most obvious way to start is with an outline. The new topic in our developer manual will cover following subjects. If you think we are lacking something, don't hesitate to leave a ...
  • Answers to the Sitefinity 3.6 questions

    There have been quite a few questions in the comments to my last post announcing Sitefinity 3.6 and as one of the visitors noticed, no one did answer the questions. This post will make much more sense, if you take a minute and go back through the comments on that ...
  • Working with selectors(WebEditors) part 3. Blog selector and Newsletters group selector.

    1. Blog selector( web editor) This web editor is useful if you want to select some of the blogs you have already created. Example: Here we are creating an user control where we add BlogPosts control.   <%@ Control Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="WebEditor.ascx.cs" Inherits="CustomControls_WebEditor" %> <%@ Register Assembly="Telerik.Blogs" Namespace="Telerik.Blogs.WebControls" TagPrefix="blogs" %>...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 released!

    It is my great pleasure to announce that we have released Sitefinity 3.6 and made it available for the immediate download from your Client.net accounts. Actually, the "immediate" part may not be correct, because due to the hosting procedures it may take an hour or so for the files to ...
  • EventsIndexProvider - Include your Events in the Search Results

      Do you want to have a search functionality for your Events? This is now possible, thanks to Josh Morales. Based on an example posted in our forums, he has created the EventsIndexProvider. Using it, you can include all upcoming events in the index. You can find a ...
  • Unexpected issues with upgrades – Sitefinity 3.6 official release postponed several days

    I am very sorry to inform you that during the testing this week we have ran into some unexpected complications when it comes to upgrading older versions of Sitefinity to the new Sitefinity 3.6. While we have been determined to release the official version this week and everything was running ...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 to be released in the first week of February

    As we have released the Sitefinity 3.6 beta on Friday, there have been many questions about the date of the official release.   The official release will happen in the first week of February, or to put it plainly, next week.   The progress on making a stable, backward compatible, ...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 beta - sample bare bones module on the new backend architecture

    Since we have not released the official version, I did not have time to prepare a full blown example of the module prepared on the new backend architecture; however I’ve prepared a brief sample that demonstrates how to work with the new architecture. This sample demonstrates a pluggable module with ...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 beta - Mehfuz explains how to store your data on Amazon S3

    Sitefinity 3.6 comes with built-in support for Amazon S3. Mehfuz wrote a great step-by-step article on how to take advantage of this new feature:   http://weblogs.asp.net/mehfuzh/archive/2009/01/23/amazon-s3-support-in-sitefinity-3-6.aspx
  • Sitefinity 3.6 beta - Mapping views to use external templates

    Yesterday we have released Sitefinity 3.6 beta and one of the major new improvements are embedded control templates. By embedding templates we were able to drastically reduce the number of files that comes with Sitefinity website, but even more importantly, we have ensured that on upgrades we do not override ...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 BETA released!

    I am glad to announce that we have managed to ship Sitefinity 3.6 beta today.   You can download the installer file, if you wish to install the application from here: http://www.sitefinity.com/download/sitefinity-3-6-beta/Sitefinity_3_6_1836_standard.exe or alternatively just the empty project from here: http://www.sitefinity.com/download/sitefinity-3-6-beta/Sitefinity_3_6_1836_standard_BlankProject.zip   We have made the decision to release Sitefinity ...
  • Sitefinity 3.6 beta this week

    So, I am writing a blog post triumphantly announcing Sitefinity 3.6 beta this week, as if we have not promised to release the official release tomorrow. Yeah, among other things, I am in charge of spin here at Sitefinity team. Play along with me on this and leave few of ...
  • Collecting Sitefinity modules and user controls - a nice initiative

    Chris Bond has started a very nice initiative - he wants to collect all 3rd party modules and user controls for Sitefinity, and to list them on a single web site. The web site is http://sfmodules.logics.co.uk/ This could grow up in something very helpful for everyone. Chris is ready to ...
  • Working with selectors Part Two: File manager selector, Page id selector, Rss feed selector

      Here are some examples represents how to use File manager selector, Page id selector, Rss feed selector   File manager selector - you can select files from your project root. File manager selector allows you to upload new item to the root.   // file manager selector. [WebEditor("Telerik.FileManager.UrlWebEditor, ...
  • How to implement a drop down list or a radio button list as a meta field

    Since all meta fields are automatically saved and set by Sitefinity, there must be some procedure how Sitefinity can do this automatically. Sitefinity looks for all controls that have id of a meta key and that can be cast to ITextControl interface. The importance of ITextControl interface is that it mandates the control to ...
  • Working with selectors Part One: Content selector, Image selector, Document selector.

      I'm going to start a session of some posts about selectors in Sitefinity. There won't be a lot of coding, because I will describe some general aspects of the topic. In this post I will work with user control and selectors will be set as a properties of this ...