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  • Better All Around: Which Is Your Favorite Sitefinity Enhancement?

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    The next Sitefinity release is just around the corner. While Sitefinity always strives to add the features businesses need, the last several releases have primarily focused on making Sitefinity better for our current customers. The development team reviews popular requests and then enhances a mix of functionality and features to ...
  • Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful: A .NET CMS Story

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    As I go about my day marketing Sitefinity, I’ve noticed a recurring theme. At times it appears that one of Sitefinity’s greatest strengths: our usability and clean interface, is viewed by some as a disadvantage. It’s akin to a beautiful woman also being exceedingly smart.  She’s often dismissed because of ...
  • Including item titles in the Sitefinity breadcrumb

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    The breadcrumb is an essential piece of navigation to every web site. Sitefinity lets you create such navigation using the Breadcrumb widget, available in the toolbox out of the box. By default that widget displays your path and current position in the site page hierarchy. Sometimes this is not ...
  • Adding functionality for deleting multiple products at once

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    When working with the Ecommerce module you might encounter the need to remove multiple products from the CMS at once. By default, the backend grid view allows you to delete one product at a time, which will slow down the process, if you need to remove several products at once....
  • Droomlapress II: Why Sitefinity is Better

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    Thanks to everyone for a good conversation on the original Droomlapress blog. That post reviewed my personal experiences as an open-source administrator, and why I felt Sitefinity was better. Comments to "Confessions of a Recovering Droomlapress Administrator" wanted more specifics about how we thought Sitefinity was better than our Droomlapress ...
  • Rackspace Cloudfiles provider for Sitefinity

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    A month or so ago, we've started a developer-only Google+ community called Sitefinity Devs and in matter of days bunch of developers joined and started discussing all kind of Sitefinity code. As a result of one of these discussions, Steve McNiven-Scott (@stevemcniven http://www.sitefinitysteve.com/) ended up building a ...
  • Sitefinity Workflow: Advanced Notifications for Content Approval

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    Sitefinity’s content change notifications are a convenient way to keep designated people informed about  content changes to your website. By applying workflow to selected content items with just one check-box, you can notify authorizers of content pending approval: Notification Messages Notifications are easy to activate and manage in Sitefinity. There is ...
  • Using and Customizing Sitefinity Workflow with Guard Activities

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    The Sitefinity workflows are built on Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0 (WWF). By utilizing our implementation on WWF, you can leverage that technology and completely customize the logic executed within the process flow in the system to meet the needs of virtually any business scenario. The workflow does so much more ...
  • Idiotproof: Protecting Your Website from the Non-Technical Class

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    I’ve readily admitted that I’m not an IT guru. That being said, when I started at Sitefinity, they gave me the keys to the back end within two days. As a new employee, I thought, “Wow, they’re awfully trusting of the new gal!” Then I started to wonder why. My ...
  • Enter the Sitefinity 2012 Best Website Awards

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    Nominations for the Website of the Year Awards are open and the competition is underway! Now in its second year, the contest recognizes the best Sitefinity websites launched in 2012. Entries will be evaluated based on a combination of creativity, design, user experience, and overall presentation. The deadline for submitting ...
  • How to schedule unpublish when an item is published

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    If you still haven't got a chance to take a look at the part of our documentation about modifying existing Sitefinity workflow, may be this is the right moment. My colleague Radoslav Georgiev  already showed you how to  customize the Workflow notification messages. This blog post is about changing the AnyContentWorkflow.xaml in order ...
  • Open Project: Amazon S3 Blob Storage Provider

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    Overview A small open project for an Amazon S3 storage provider is now publicly shared on GitHub. The project is bundled with documentation in the form of a .docx file, a ReadMe and a Wiki page. The full project and documentation are at https://github.com/Sitefinity/amazon-s3-provider Sitefinity's Amazon S3 Blob ...
  • Extending the registration widget - adding a country dropdown list

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    At some point you might encounter the need to display certain amount of data in a way the user can easily interact with, when being registered to your site. In the past, we had several requests by users which were related to the extension of the registration form control, to ...
  • Inventory Management

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    As I mentioned in my Sitefinity 5.3 Ecommerce Highlights blog, you can now manage inventory quantities for your online store.  This blog goes into more depth about Inventory Management. Inventory management serves many purposes.  First, it helps you keep popular products in stock so that they are always available ...
  • Working with RESTful Services Part 2 – Claims Authentication and Designing Service Calls

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    In the past we have discussed the nuts and bolts of client-side programming and specifically using Sitefinity’s WCF Restful API. You can find an introduction to the topic in this blog post. Here we are going to cover a few new and more advanced topics and provide an updated ...
  • Sitefinity 5.3 Ecommerce Highlights

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    In Sitefinity Ecommerce 5.3, we’ve added Inventory Management, the most requested Ecommerce feature on PITS as well as some new features with promotions and discounts.  Inventory Management Inventory can be tracked at the product level or at the product variations level. Products can remain visible on the site even if ...
  • Sitefinity Optimization Checklist

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    When optimizing your website’s traffic, there are many factors to consider. To help navigate it all, we’ve put together some helpful resources, including three videos from the Sitefinity Getting Started Guide. Helpful Tools Implementing the useful testing and optimization tips reviewed in this video will set your project on ...
  • How to display MVC widget in detail views of content items

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    When placing MVC widgets on pages that also display blog posts, news items or dynamic content created with the module builder you may have noticed when blog post or any other content on a page when displayed in its details view doesn`t show the MVC widgets. This is happening because ...
  • Looking Back at Sitefinity & Beyond 2012

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    From my perspective Sitefinity & Beyond was a great success. Luckily, you do not have to take my word for it alone. Hear what some of our customers and partners had to say about this year’s Sitefinity customer conference in the video below. Share your own experiences at Sitefinity & ...
  • Creating Shortcodes for Sitefinity Blog Posts

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    We previously looked at how you can use Sitefinity's support for External Widget Templates to add support for shortcodes in Sitefinity content by building a simple YouTube shortcode helper button. In our last example today, we'll take things one step further and create a Sitefinity Blog Post shortcode helper. ...