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  • Droomlapress II: Why Sitefinity is Better

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    Thanks to everyone for a good conversation on the original Droomlapress blog. That post reviewed my personal experiences as an open-source administrator, and why I felt Sitefinity was better. Comments to "Confessions of a Recovering Droomlapress Administrator" wanted more specifics about how we thought Sitefinity was better than our Droomlapress ...
  • Idiotproof: Protecting Your Website from the Non-Technical Class

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    I’ve readily admitted that I’m not an IT guru. That being said, when I started at Sitefinity, they gave me the keys to the back end within two days. As a new employee, I thought, “Wow, they’re awfully trusting of the new gal!” Then I started to wonder why. My ...
  • Inventory Management

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    As I mentioned in my Sitefinity 5.3 Ecommerce Highlights blog, you can now manage inventory quantities for your online store.  This blog goes into more depth about Inventory Management. Inventory management serves many purposes.  First, it helps you keep popular products in stock so that they are always available ...
  • Sitefinity 5.3 Ecommerce Highlights

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    In Sitefinity Ecommerce 5.3, we’ve added Inventory Management, the most requested Ecommerce feature on PITS as well as some new features with promotions and discounts.  Inventory Management Inventory can be tracked at the product level or at the product variations level. Products can remain visible on the site even if ...
  • Sitefinity Optimization Checklist

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    When optimizing your website’s traffic, there are many factors to consider. To help navigate it all, we’ve put together some helpful resources, including three videos from the Sitefinity Getting Started Guide. Helpful Tools Implementing the useful testing and optimization tips reviewed in this video will set your project on ...
  • Looking Back at Sitefinity & Beyond 2012

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    From my perspective Sitefinity & Beyond was a great success. Luckily, you do not have to take my word for it alone. Hear what some of our customers and partners had to say about this year’s Sitefinity customer conference in the video below. Share your own experiences at Sitefinity & ...
  • Creating Shortcodes for Sitefinity Blog Posts

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    We previously looked at how you can use Sitefinity's support for External Widget Templates to add support for shortcodes in Sitefinity content by building a simple YouTube shortcode helper button. In our last example today, we'll take things one step further and create a Sitefinity Blog Post shortcode helper. ...
  • Add Custom Tool Buttons to the HtmlField RadEditor Toolbar

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    In the previous post Supporting Shortcodes in Sitefinity Content, we looked at how you can leverage Sitefinity's support of code-behind in external templates to add simple shortcode helper for a YouTube video. This time, we'll once again make use of external templates to add a custom tool button to ...
  • CMS Wars: Welcome to the Cage Fight

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    This group was unlike any other. Participants had contempt for the views of their opponents. Debates raged, and supporting data flew everywhere. Venom surged from each retort, leaving the opposing thought bruised and bloody. What is this? A political rally? A Yankee vs. Red Sox brawl? No, it’s a blog ...
  • Supporting Shortcodes in Sitefinity Content

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    Shortcodes are a popular feature of many CMS platforms that allow content authors to easily add rich content in a simple, user-friendly format, without cluttering up the content areas with cumbersome (and usually error-prone) HTML. For example, instead of copying and pasting a long string of raw HTML to embed ...
  • Marketing 2013: Join the Evolution

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    Today’s headlines read like an obituary to the marketing profession. Recently, a Harvard Business Review (HBR) blog declared Marketing Dead, and countless other tweets and social postings make similar claims. The HBR blog notes three-quarters of today’s CEOs think marketers lack business credibility and are not growth generators. This mix ...
  • Right Content, Right Person: New Content Personalization in Sitefinity 5.2

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    Sitefinity’s new Content Personalization feature gives you the ability to personalize content for different audiences, thus creating unique user experiences for each. Your public content is automatically delivered to specific users following a set of predefined criteria which can be tested using simulations before going live. User Segments Define multiple ...
  • Confessions of a Recovering Droomlapress Administrator

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    After suffering through a particular open source platform for over two years, I have a firm foundation in the many pitfalls of open source web development. I’ll refer to said provider as “Droomlapress,” because truthfully, the problems I encountered are common to many open source CMS providers. In full disclosure, ...
  • New in Sitefinity 5.2: Dropbox Synchronization Module

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    The Dropbox module was originally introduced as a developer sample in the Sitefinity SDK to demonstrate how to create a custom library provider in Sitefinity. However as of Sitefinity version 5.2 it is now promoted to an official out-of-the-box module. The Dropbox Service Dropbox is a free service that lets ...
  • Sitefinity 5.2 Ecommerce Highlights

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    In Sitefinity 5.2, we have added the following new features: Multi-currency in Ecommerce The new Multi-currency feature allows merchants to configure different currencies for their online store. The merchant is be able to update the exchange rate manually or schedule an Exchange Rate service such as XE or European Central ...
  • Sitefinity - Adding custom fields to search index

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    In Sitefinity 5.1, custom fields can now be easily added to a Sitefinity search index.  No-longer do you need to use pipes and custom programming to include custom fields. How it works The properties for the search results widget and search index now contain a field whereby you add the ...
  • Sitefinity MVC Store Sample Website Project

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    As mentioned in today's webinar, Sitefinity now includes full support for developing using ASP.NET MVC. Because this implementation is fully in line with Microsoft's guidelines, we can make use of their samples and code from the ASP.NET MVC website. I've put together one of those samples using Sitefinity CMS for ...
  • Implementing a Membership or Subscription Service using Sitefinity Ecommerce

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    Out of the box, Sitefinity empowers you to easily manage permissions for CMS users and roles.  Many customers have used Sitefinity to create content pages that are assigned to certain roles; like platinum, gold or silver.   You can use these permission roles along with Sitefinity Ecommerce to create a membership ...
  • What's New in Sitefinity Thunder 1.1.3.0

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    We last looked at the new features in Sitefinity Thunder 1.1.1.0 and since then, the Thunder team has made some fantastic updates and additions to the extension. Let's take a look at what you can do with the latest version of Sitefinity Thunder. Improved Widget Designers When creating a ...
  • Sitefinity Ecommerce – Enhance your product images using Magic Zoom Plus

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    Sitefinity Ecommerce comes package with a free 3rd party image tool called Fancybox.    FancyBox (www.fancybox.net)  is a JQuery tool for displaying images, html content and multi-media in a Mac-style "light box" that floats overtop of web page.   Fancybox is great tool to use for displaying images, however it ...
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