Played around with 3.7 trial and came across 10 Questions I could not find the answer to in the support section
It seems to be a drop down only. If I want to display the languages like | english | french | germen do I have to amend it to my needs (I would asume some else wanted that in the past)
2) ChangeLanguage with Link
What is the best way to have a language change with a simple link kind of: check out our italian page for more info
3) DynamicLinks to pages not shown in Navigation
I can make links to pages from generic editor to pages which seems to be excelent because even if renamed they would (asumingly) still work. But only the pages I show in the navigation can be choosen
4) Having URL's without .aspx
I have two questions. It seems that all the pages have the same name in every language. I don't know why since I assume it could have been solved with some unique ID. However I can use extra URL's in the options.
But marketing wise its just nicer ot have www.myurl.com/products
So what's the best practice there. Naming the page default.aspx would not do the trick As I tried that
5) News localization
Is there a way to localize news. Or do I just have to have 3 articles under different categories (en/fr/de for example)
Since I don't want to display submenues in my main navigation I changed the SiteMenu.ascx under SF/UserControls/Navigation35.
a) why are these not like the other contols under ControlTemplates
b) can they be mapped externaly as well? I don't want to have them overwirten on updates
7) Upgrade to Standard
If a client starts with Community because he will never need a second langue and as you know that changes as soon as you are finished. Is it possible to upgrade an existing community version to standards withoui pain?
I guess this is kind of a feature request. Sometimes News are short so you dont need to display a summery first to go into details. I made the amendments to SF/ConrolTemplates to have them show the content directly. I think it would be nice to have an option on news arrticles to show summery or full content on single news level.
Starting Page seems to work also only for pages that are shown in navigation. Is that correct?
Also I somehow had the feeling that the search is over the whole site all languages, is this correct or is it possible to have language seperate searches?
Rollback deletes all later versions. Imagine a client calling you I rolled back on the much. Sorry no help there. I think a rollback should allways create a new version of the page. Is there a easy way to accomplish this (besides waiting for 4.0 :-)
11) Not all files deploid
I don't know how this happend but when I installed a simple page it seemd I did not get all the files needed. Under SF/ControlTemplates/News there were only about 3 files but I found about 15 in another directory I created somewhere along the way in an other folder/project.
Is this something I did wrong or are the files depending on template you are using when setting up a project
12) Installation Folder
Seems to be standards /programme/sitefinty/version/website is there a way to change this. I have an extra drive with client data beeing saved every night. I am not saving programmes directories. So it would be nice to change the directory on project creation. Is this possible. (Now I just copied the files to my clients drive) No problem at all but not to nice either.
13) Missing themes
I started once with a template, changed the masters and themes. Applied them to alle pages and deleted the old masters and templates. If you have group pages that use the deleted masters and or templates you are in trouble since you will not be able to change them. I just uploaded a fake master and fake template to get it back working. Is there a better way. Kind of setting the theme in properties of a page like the file name (might be an idea for 4.0) It would be quicker then having to go to edit mode first.
14) Control Templates
It is very cool to have the possibility for mapping templates. But you have to read first. Download some stuff. Create a xml file in App_Data/configuration
Would it maybe make sence to have for all UserControls a counterpart by default News / MyNews, Blogs / MyBlogs
And the App_Data/configuration/Telerik.Site.Confi....ControlsConfig.xml in place with all the needed XML but commented out. Like this you could when needed just go right ahead and outcomment the correct section.
I assume that a lot of developers will need to change stuff around :-)
15) Localization of News
How would I localizate the .resx files for News. Just like ListPageMaster.ascx.de.resx ?
I don't need lengthy answers. Usually shoving me in the right direction is help enough.