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Feather page template + sitefinity widgets

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  1. Bil
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    08 May 2015
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    Hi guys,

    I setup feather on a local build and it works great. One weird question, if I pick the bootstrap template as my base the only widgets I can add are the feather MVC ones. Any other (non-feather) template lets me add both the out-of-the-box components and the feather (mvc) ones.

    This is a bit of a bummer because if I want to build my whole site using bootstrap and sitefinity I'm stuck with a limited set of widgets, having to maybe port/recompile/etc. all of the other ones as custom mvc widgets.

    Is there a magical setting somewhere that I can enabled the regular sitefinity widgets on a feather bootstrap template or am I stuck with the limited widgets?

    Thanks

  2. Mariush
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    08 May 2015 in reply to Bil
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    Hi,

    Yes, that's possible. You need to use a page template which is in Hybrid mode.

    Also, please make sure you are using the latest Feather from nuget in order to use the latest MVC widgets.

    Just out of curiosity - which are the widgets you are missing in the MVC implementation in order to build your website?

    Mariush

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  3. Bil
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    08 May 2015 in reply to Mariush
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    Hi Mariiush,

    Sounds good, I'll look up the hybrid option to see what I need to do there (might have to make my own template as I used the default bootstrap one but I guess it's not configured that way).

    As for what widgets are missing in MVC mode there are several. There's nothing in particular I'm looking for but not all of the out-of-the-box templates are there in MVC mode so I don't want to miss out on something.

    If the source is available for the original widgets and you guys are looking to get the MVC widgets in parity with the stock sitefinity ones I'd be happy to send a pull request with new additions.

    Thanks

     

  4. Bil
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    13 May 2015 in reply to Mariush
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    Hi Mariush,

    Now that I've looked at it for a couple of hours I can see most of the "Sitefinity" templates that are not implemented in feather are things that are generally tied to the backend like forms, forums, comments, etc. There are some backend ones that have been done (like blog posts and lists) and there are some simple ones that look like they could be easy to add (like the Google Analytics one or the Facebook like and Twitter feed and widget).

    I'll see what I can do and put together some pull requests to add new ones to fill the gaps as we're looking to use just MVC templates and I would like to have more of the widgets available for my users.

    Thanks!

  5. Mariush
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    13 May 2015 in reply to Bil
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    Hi Bill,

    Yes, we are implementing the widgets one by one and catching up gradually with the full functionality. The comments are in progress and will be available shortly.

    Any contributions are most welcome, so thanks in advance!

    Mariush

  6. Nikola Zagorchev
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    15 May 2015
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    Hi,

    You can follow all the feather project features progress here:
    http://projectfeather.sitefinity.com/#/progress


    Regards,
    Nikola Zagorchev
    Telerik
     
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