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  • Service pack 1 for Sitefinity 3.2 out

    I am really glad to inform everyone that we have released Service Pack 1 for Sitefinity 3.2 version. Ton of issues have been fixed, and most of the medium trust issues - which I am sure will be a really good news to everyone taking advantage of our deal with ...
  • Sitefinity on DiscountASP.NET

    As it is painfully obvious from the absence of new post, I am really busy these days working on the upcoming Service Pack for Sitefinity 3.2. So, until I get back and continue the started series and start some new projects on the blog I've been thinking about for a ...
  • Sitefinity 3.2 official release out

    Sitefinity 3.2 has been officially released. I have already wrote extensively about this release and the only thing left is to point you to the official announcement with release notes and instructions for download and installation. Enjoy! http://www.sitefinity.com/support/forums/support-forum-thread/b1043S-bcehhe.aspx
  • Sitefinity 3.2 BETA out!

    I am very pleased to announce that few minutes ago we have released Sitefinity 3.2 BETA. The official announcement together with known issues, installation notes and other valuable information you can find on our forums. Sitefinity 3.2 is a very ambitious release, which you will undoubtedly see from the ...
  • New Telerik blogs running on Sitefinity!

    Telerik blogs, over at blogs.telerik.com have been revamped and are now running on Sitefinity. If you've ever wondered how would Sitefinity handle lots of bloggers, posts and visitors that's a perfect place to check it out. From what I am gathering our colleagues in other teams are quite satisfied with ...
  • Reality check: name one thing that really annoys you about Sitefinity

    I am quite sure you are all aware of my passion for Sitefinity. I’ve made myself quite clear on that over the 52 posts I’ve written on this blog so far. The problem with my infatuation, like with any other infatuation, is that I have hard time seeing what’s not ...
  • Sitefinity Social Network Platform (part 2): setting up public side membership

    We've left the SNP project a week ago with defined basic action plan. In this, second, part we are going to set up basic functionalities for public membership (I’ll use term public membership for working with members that don’t have access to Sitefinity admin area). In this post we are ...
  • Sitefinity intra-site modules with Visual Basic .NET: The even more unbearable Lightness of Development

    As promised I am posting a sample of Sitefinity intra-site module in Visual Basic .NET. You can download the sample from here, and for the explanations and installation instructions please refer to the C# version post, because the instructions are identical. I’ll be publishing the video soon, but ...
  • Sitefinity 3.2 coming soon (yes, that means there is a little delay)

    The new release of Sitefinity is approaching, so I thought I may explain what we have in store for you. I am afraid I have some unpleasant news, so I just as well may start with those. First, we are expecting a two weeks delay on the release, which means ...
  • New, improved, way of instantiating templates in Sitefinity controls

    Though, this method has been incorporated in Contacts module (ContactsList and SingleContact controls), I haven't talked about it yet. You can use this method for administrative or public controls (it comes especially handy with public controls). I'll explain the concept here for the public control (for admin controls the method ...
  • Sitefinity Social Network Platform (part 1): Rudimentary specs and ideas

    Welcome to the first post in the Sitefinity SNP series. In this post I will explain the basic plan of action for building a Sitefinity SNP. Though Sitefinity Social Network Platform sounds as something very complex, the basic idea of it (and of the most other the social networks) is ...
  • Sitefinity SNP (social network platform) project

    I am just starting a new post series which I've decided to creatively name „Sitefinity SNP“ or Sitefinity Social Network Platform. In this series of posts I am going to build a collection of user controls, custom controls (.dlls) and modules which will provide Sitefinity with the functionality of social ...
  • Tip : displaying default text for empty controls

    One of our users has asked how to display a default text for empty control when editing page in Sitefinity. The scenario is following: you have created a custom control, user drags it onto the page and because no properties have been set, user only sees blank space. What we ...
  • Sitefinity intra-site modules: The Unbearable Lightness of Development

    As I have promised in my last post, I have created a Contacts module (previously developed as pluggable module) as an intra-site module. Though, I've said I'll make a post series out of it, creating an intra-site module in Sitefinity is so simple that I can't see how would I ...
  • „Building a module is a headache...“ - Ok, I’ll provide you with some medicine

    Apparently there are quite a few people that think that building a module is a headache. Well it’s not a headache; it’s just overkill for most of the scenarios. Due to my complete disregard of common sense, I’ve started a series on how to build custom pluggable module, before making ...
  • TIP: Create „edit this page“ link and edit page without accessing administrative area

    In this post I'll explain how to create a functionality that will let you access the edit mode of the page while browsing. I'll also provide you with the code you'll need to implement this. Basic idea If you've paid attention to the url while in edit mode of a ...
  • 24 Sitefinity videos

    We have published 24 Sitefinity videos on our website. The videos are divided in eight groups, demonstrating various Sitefinity features and concepts such as "Customizing Sitefinity", "Sitefinity system services", etc. While the readership of this blog may be well acquainted with most of the topics covered in videos, I think ...
  • Seems like I've got some company...

    While going through the blog's stats, I've noticed quite a few referrals from GoonDocks.com. It turns out GoonDocks is a Sitefinity powered website / blog run by Gabe Sumner. As if the fact that it is a great Sitefinity powered website wasn't enough to make my day, it ...
  • Sample.Events module: Building a pluggable module based on Generic Content module

    Sample.Events module is an uncompleted module that demonstrates how to extend built-in Generic Content module in order to create more robust and complex functionality, yet not spend a lot of time on building already built functionality (like UI, tagging, security…). You can download the module from here. Generic Content ...
  • Megalomania and other virtues

    So you have a SUV, 8 bedroom house, and by far the biggest office in the company… the areas at which you can display your natural gift for overdoing are shrinking at the distressing pace. Fear not, for I will show you how to modify the blog post editor in ...