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  • What’s New in Sitefinity Documentation – December 2011

    It’s been a busy month here in the Sitefinity team. We’ve managed to ship an important 4.4 release, and a new SDK with some cool new stuff. Hopefully you’ve already downloaded them and tried the new features. We also updated the roadmap with what’s ahead of us. Meanwhile, we ...
  • URL Filtering with Multiple Content Widgets per Page

    In my previous blog post, I walked you through some scenarios of filtering content using URL parameters. We looked at using paging and filtering by taxon at the same time, while also keeping URLs different and SEO friendly. We learned that if we want to use named parameters, we ...
  • URL Filtering in Built-in Content Widgets

    The built-in content modules in Sitefinity are the backbone of many projects. That’s why we’ve included a lot of functionality in them that you can use out of the box. Examples of this are paging and filtering on public pages. In some tricky scenarios, those features might not behave like ...
  • What's New in Sitefinity Documentation - November 2011

    During the last couple of months we’ve been busy working on quite a few optimizations and improvements in Sitefinity. You can take a look at the 4.3 release notes for details. Meanwhile, our documentation team kept improving the articles and resources, taking your feedback into account. This blog post is ...
  • Custom URL Formats for Sitefinity Content Modules

    All content items in Sitefinity have URLs that are generated automatically from a given format. The default format includes the publication date and item title with the URL, and removes special characters at the same time. The URL format is configurable and this article explains how you can modify it....
  • How to Publish Content Items in the Past

    As usual, we’ve packed a lot of fixes and improvements in the just released 4.2 SP1 of Sitefinity. If you still haven’t checked it out, go download it from your account. With this blog post, I want to highlight a feature we’ve implemented that was requested a lot. From ...
  • Extend the Image Selector for Content Items with Filtering by Album

    A while ago I wrote a blog post, showing you how you can implement your own widget to associate any content item with an image. A lot of people had interest in such a task, at least judging by the comments all of you left. With this next installment, ...
  • Using the ASP.NET Sql Membership Provider in Sitefinity

    In the Sitefinity security space, all user and role management is handled through the ASP.NET Membership APIs. Sitefinity's backend uses its own custom membership and role providers, which utilize OpenAccess ORM to persist the users and roles into the Sitefinity database. Before the 4.1 release of Sitefinity, we didn't ...
  • Taking advantage of the Virtual Path Provider in Sitefinity 4.1

    We’ve done a lot to improve overall performance in the Sitefinity 4.1 release. Part of the performance comes from the upgrade of OpenAccess ORM. We also introduced a lot of caching improvements. The third major change that impacts performance a lot is the Sitefinity implementation of a Virtual Path ...
  • Changes in Mapping Persistent Classes in Custom Modules with Sitefinity 4.1

    UPDATE: After the initial version of this blog post, we introduced some changes in Sitefinity, which required somewhat different code. Some people noticed this in the comments below. The blog post has been updated with code working for Sitefinity 4.1. You can always find a working code sample illustrating ...
  • What's new in Sitefinity documentation

    Apart from providing a lot of requested features and improvements in the upcoming Q1 release, we've been busy working on the Sitefinity documentation. Over the past few months, we have collected a lot of feedback from you about what is missing and what can be improved, and we are ...
  • Creating a Thumbnail Selector for News Items

    UPDATE 2: Improvements and extensions to this thumbnail selector are included in a newer blog post. UPDATE: In the comments to this blog post, some people reported issues with running the sample in Sitefinity 4.1. Those issues have been fixed. The download links in the post have been ...
  • Creating a Simple Image Selector Using a Client Binder

    Introduction There have been numerous requests by the Sitefinity community asking for a custom control used to select images for a particular scenario. This and the next few blog posts are going to show how you can create a simple image selector, and how you can plug it into Sitefinity ...
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