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  • Inter-field communication: dynamic states dropdown depending on a country dropdown

    Field controls are a powerful instument when editing data in the Sitefinity backend. Sometimes however you need to change a list of possible choices in a field control depending on another field control. This blog post describes how to implement a Country and State dropdown field controls, where the State ...
  • Hiding Page Content From The Search Engine In Sitefinity Using Layout Widgets

    This post will describe how to create a layout widget that hides its content from the search engine in Sitefinity. This type of layout widget is useful if you want to hide a content block from the indexing or you don't want to write the same control logic for every ...
  • Extend your website to handle product promotions with 8 lines of JavaScript

    In this short article I will go over the process of creating a custom Sitefinity module that allows you to promote different products on your website. The module will enable your marketing team to manage new product promotions from a single place without the support of web developers. The promotion ...
  • Creating Custom Configuration Settings in Sitefinity 4

    When extending Sitefinity via a custom Intra-Site Module, you'll often encounter the need to store and retrieve settings, either for user preferences or any other process within your module. There are many ways to do this yourself, including a custom table, flat text and xml files. Fortunately, Sitefinity has a ...
  • Creating Dynamic Module Items Using the Module Builder API

    We previously looked at how you can retrieve dynamic module items using the Module Builder API. Today we'll take a look at how you can use that same API to also create new items. Using the sample code from the Code Reference (generated for every dynamic module you create) you ...
  • Extending the built-in content modules

    The built-in content modules like News, Events and Libraries provide a great set of functionality. However at some point you need to extend these modules with custom functionality that would help you manage better your site's content. In this blog post we'll take a look at several scenarios that may ...
  • Retrieving Data From Dynamic Modules Using the Module Builder API

    Last week, Gabe introduced us to the Module Builder, Sitefinity's latest feature available now since version 4.4. Gabe demonstrated the intuitive way the Module Builder can extend Sitefinity by creating a simple Showcases module (similar to our own Sitefinity Showcase). In this post, we'll take a closer look ...
  • Creating a content module - Sticky Notes for your backend Dashboard

    Sticky notes are very useful when you need to write down some information to remember across work sessions. The Dashboard page of the Backend can be used to show these notes. Every time you login to your Backend you will see the notes that will remind you of what you ...
  • New Sitefinity 4.4 SDK Sample: Sitemap Module

    The Sitefinity SDK for version 4.4 is now available for download. Today we'll take a look at one of the new samples: the Sitefinity Sitemap Module. Although the end result of generating an xml sitemap of your website is a simple one, it demonstrates several key concepts that developers might ...
  • Extending the default Pager control

    The stock Pager control has nice features, but sometimes you need to add additional functionality to it, or simply change the way it looks. This can be achieved very easy by inheriting from the base Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI.Pager class. In this blog post I will customize the pager in a way that ...
  • Migrating Sitefinity 3 to 4 Deep Dive: API Changes

    The Sitefinity 4 Migration Module takes care of migrating pages and content items from Sitefinity 3. However, if you've done any custom development, such as custom user controls and modules that use the Sitefinity 3 API, you may find these controls need to be updated. Namespaces and DLLs In Sitefinity ...
  • Migrating From Sitefinity 3 to 4 Deep Dive: Widget Templates

    As I've mentioned before, the Sitefinity Migration Module simplifies the importing of content and pages from your existing Sitefinity 3 website. However, although it does import the content widgets such as NewsView, BlogsView, etc., any existing external templates from the Sitefinity 3 website are not imported, as they are not ...
  • Using Sitefinity's Selectors in Custom Field Controls - Part 1 - Page Selector Field

    This blog post is the first part of a series that will describe how to use the various Sitefinity selectors in your own custom field controls. Selectors are very useful when you need to pick an existing item from your project - page, user, role, image, etc. The first part ...
  • Migrating Sitefinity 3 to 4 Deep Dive: Common Error Messages

    Now that we’ve taken a detailed look at preparing and running the Sitefinity Migration Module, I’d like to cover some of the common error messages you may encounter along the way. This is not a comprehensive list, but it does also cover some general errors that may occur outside ...
  • Migrating Sitefinity 3 to 4 Deep Dive: Preparation

    As you know, Sitefinity is dedicated to bringing the benefits and improvements available in Sitefinity 4 to all our customers. The latest internal build and upcoming releases represent a year’s worth of enhancements to the Migration Module to improve this experience. As part of that effort, I am preparing new ...
  • Client side multipage forms

    Telerik Sitefinity CMS comes with a Forms module featuring different widgets like checkboxes, multiple choices and so on. The widgets support validation, customization of titles and messages. This allows for the easy creation of surveys and questionnaires. There are cases when large surveys or questionnaires are not usable to set ...
  • Migration Webinar Notes

    Thank you for attending the Sitefinity 3 to 4 Migration webinar. Below are some notes including a summary of the Q and A at the end. If you have additional questions about migration be sure to visit our Sitefinity Migration Discussion Forum. If you have questions about our special ...
  • Search Index with custom fields in sitefinity 4

    This is going to be a HOW to configure  the search indexes in sitefinity to index and search on more than the default fields.  1. You have to add the fields in sitefinity search index. The search system is based on the publishing system so the way to add additional ...
  • Upcoming Webinar: Migrating Your Website From Sitefinity 3 to 4

    Register In recent months, Telerik has invested heavily on improving the migration story for Sitefinity 3.7 customers. The migration tool, once a separate, community-supported tool on Codeplex has now been fully integrated into Sitefinity 4, and each release brings a wealth of improvements based on real-world user feedback. Since our ...
  • Ecommerce Payment Provider Model

    Sitefinity 4.3 offers a new feature for developers to implement payment processors of their choice using  the “Payment Provider Model”.  Once a developer implements their payment provider, the payment transaction occurs transparently in the background providing a common and easy checkout experience for the customer. There are many payment processors ...
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