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  • Right Content, Right Person: New Content Personalization in Sitefinity 5.2

    Sitefinity’s new Content Personalization feature gives you the ability to personalize content for different audiences, thus creating unique user experiences for each. Your public content is automatically delivered to specific users following a set of predefined criteria which can be tested using simulations before going live. User Segments Define multiple ...
  • What’s New in Sitefinity Thunder 1.0.8

    As mentioned in Last week's Sitefinity Thunder webinar, the free extension is on a very aggressive release schedule, with a new release coming approximately every two weeks. Last week marked the latest Thunder release, which coincided with the Sitefinity 5.0 Service Pack 1. If you haven't already downloaded ...
  • Sitefinity Thunder Webinar Notes

    I would like to offer my thanks to everyone who attended today's Webinar on Sitefinity Thunder. I am working on making a video available as soon as possible, so please watch this space for updates (I'll also post an update on Twitter). I'm also compiling the Q&A, getting ...
  • Creating Custom Configuration Settings in Sitefinity 4

    When extending Sitefinity via a custom Intra-Site Module, you'll often encounter the need to store and retrieve settings, either for user preferences or any other process within your module. There are many ways to do this yourself, including a custom table, flat text and xml files. Fortunately, Sitefinity has a ...
  • Migration Webinar Notes

    Thank you for attending the Sitefinity 3 to 4 Migration webinar. Below are some notes including a summary of the Q and A at the end. If you have additional questions about migration be sure to visit our Sitefinity Migration Discussion Forum. If you have questions about our special ...
  • Search Index with custom fields in sitefinity 4

    This is going to be a HOW to configure  the search indexes in sitefinity to index and search on more than the default fields.  1. You have to add the fields in sitefinity search index. The search system is based on the publishing system so the way to add additional ...
  • 404 and custom Parameters

    In Sitefinity 4 we support parameters in the URL , not only in the query string. The only problem for now is that we have to be able to tell the difference between a valid URL and an invalid one. But when the URL does contain parameters, it gets a ...
  • Anatomy of a Sitefinity 4 Widget

    We previously looked at a quick “Hello World” example of a Sitefinity Widget and Control Designer. Today I would like to take a closer look at the different components and options available when building widgets. I hope this will give developers a deeper understanding of the architecture to make ...
  • Customizing Sitefinity 4 Controls with the ViewMap

    Earlier this week, you learned how to use the Advanced Settings in Sitefinity 4 to customize the toolbar configuration for Sitefinity’s RichText editor (RadEditor). This is an extremely useful technique for making site-wide toolbar changes to Sitefinity’s RadEditor.  Some scenarios, however, require additional customizations to the RadEditor or ...
  • Creating Intra-Site Modules in Sitefinity 4

    In our last post, we looked at how to use the Sitefinity Backend Page Editor to easily create Page Based Modules. This time we'll take things a step further by wrapping this process into a Sitefinity module, complete with support for installing and uninstalling with the click of a ...
  • 5 Things: Benefits of External Widget Templates

    Now that we've gone over Mapping External Templates for Sitefinity 4 Widgets, I thought it would be helpful to briefly review some of the benefits that are gained by using them in a new post in the 5 Things series. 1. Intellisense The widget template editor within Sitefinity is ...
  • Running Server-Side Code in Sitefinity Widget Templates

    Breaking Changes NOTE: As of Sitefinity 4.2, new security enhancements will automatically strip server side code from widget templates. If you wish to run server side code on your widget templates, see this article on Mapping External Templates for Sitefinity 4 Widgets.   Widget templates in Sitefinity 4 provide ...
  • Installing Sitefinity 4 on IIS 6

    In our last post, we took a walk-through installing Sitefinity 4 on IIS 7, but many websites also run on Windows Server 2003, which uses IIS 6. For the most part, installation follows the same path and only a few minor differences need to be accounted for. Today we'll ...
  • Installing Sitefinity 4 on IIS 7

    One of the most significant improvements in Sitefinity 4 is the ease of installation. The new Project Manager encapsulates virtually all of the required elements for creating and managing new projects. Today we’ll take a brief walkthrough how simple it is to install Sitefinity on the IIS 7 platform. Video ...
  • Comparing Sitefinity 3.x to 4 (Beta): Introduction

    I just completed my first week with Telerik, with my primary focus being getting familiar with the latest beta release of Sitefinity 4 (Beta 2 as of this post). Though still in beta, the new version continues the pairing of power vs. simplicity that you’ve come to expect from the ...