08 Jun 2012
09 Aug 2013
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I still remember the good times when Sitefinity had a pretty decent dashboard. Starting, I believe, with version 4, Telerik turned what supposed to be a dashboard (ironically, they kept the name) into a set of random links to the help resources. Sort of like a subset of the "Help & Resources" section that is also linked from what they call now "Dashboard."
Falafel, a company that does training and beyond for the sitefinity users, does have a real dashboard: http://www.falafel.com/store/sitefinity-add-ons/falafel-dashboard-for-sitefinity-mvc
But, in order to install it, one has to be a programmer - to travel thru a whole bunch of junk that needs to be downloaded and installed in order to finally install the dashboard. Lots of gibberish to read too...
I would like to hear from Telerik - are you ever going to put back one of the best functionality your CMS ever had, but by some extremely faulty logic it has been removed? The CMS is complex enough to deal just with it, forget some third party installations that would provide something that you took away from us, the users.
If for some inexplicable reason you decided to NEVER restore the good functionality you once had, is there clear manuals, step-by-step on Falafel Dashboard installation? I did read their manuals on this page http://www.falafel.com/store/sitefinity-add-ons/falafel-dashboard-for-sitefinity-mvc which says that I have to also install some "NuGet package", whatever it is. So that led me to another manuals on this page indicating that I have to have some "Package Manager Console" - https://www.nuget.org/packages/Falafel.Sitefinity.Dashboard/. But, there is more "fun" reading right here: http://docs.nuget.org/docs/start-here/using-the-package-manager-console. That's about "Finding and Installing a NuGet Package Using the Package Manager Console." Long page. Lots of reading. Could not understand a single word.
And, it's all has to be read and done to just have back the dashboard! Again, what was the reason for Telerik to remove it?