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Customizing BlogPost output

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  1. andersleet
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    22 Jun 2009
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    Hello all, I am following the webinar "Designing & Skinning with Sitefinity". I am up to the point of customizing the BlogPost output.  During the tutorial, a file is opened up from the /Sitefinity/ControlTemplates/Blog. In the video, when he browses to that location inside Visual Studio, there is a bunch of .ascx files. However, in my tree view there is no .ascx files. I am not sure what I need to do now in order to get these files to customize.

    Please assist asap.
  2. andersleet
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    22 Jun 2009
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    It looks the the community edition does not include all these files. I was able to obtain them by downloading the ExternalTemplates resource from My Client.net. I then had to edit my BlogPost control to point to this new .ascx file because the system did not automatically use it. These were the steps I followed:
    1. Downloaded this file.
    2. Opened zip archive, extracted contents of Sitefinity\ControlTemplates\Blogs to my file structure (same path, just local rather than intra-archive)
    3. Tweaked the ContentViewListItem.ascx (just added 'test' to the top to ensure it was working)
    4. Refreshed my page, no change
    5. Edited blog page, selected my BlogPost control, clicked edit, selected advanced tab, expanded 'Appearance' section, and selected my newly copied/modified ContentViewListItem.ascx for the 'ItemListTemplatePath' text box.
    6. Refreshed page, 'test' appears above all the post
    7. Success!
    Hopefully this information will be helpful for someone else!
  3. Ivan Dimitrov
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    22 Jun 2009
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    Hello andersleet,

    Most probably you are using Sitefinity 3.6 version. I suggest that you should take a look at the following KB article

    How to map a view to an external template, in Sitefinity 3.6 or later?

    Best wishes,
    Ivan Dimitrov
    the Telerik team

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