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Newsletter Content Creation

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  1. Steve
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    I'm trying to create a newsletter which is somewhat professionally formatted (like teleriks) ....but right now I can only get a fugly disaster.

    See attached

    1) Content in the editor is restricted, where the resulting newsletter is NOT restricted to a width, just flows page width
    2) Bottom row renders in the center column, not as a footer...not sure why, I see the markup as three stacked tables...perhaps it's the full-screen width causing the issue?
    3) Events and News listing URLs are incorrect, the page to show the news is missing....http://local.sf4.ocfp.on.ca:80/<MISSING>/2011/03/21/49th-annual-scientific-assembly
    4) I appear to be unable to easily style anything...in fact h3 appears to have a style in the newsletter, but the emailed version has no styling at all.
    5) First\Last name isn't coming over from the substitution controls (In test mode)
    6) Can you give me a way to just edit the campaign message directly instead of Next, Next, Next, Next just to get there?
    7) In the template editor when you get to create a template, then cancel out all the way back, the template is still created, but you need to refresh to see it.
    8) Totally unable to change the template under "Use Template->Select Another Template"...seems stuck on one and change edit it.
    9) Custom page layouts are available in the editor...but with no page theme, they're pointless and confusing, and moreover throw object reference errors when you put them on the page
    10) Managed to get this

    Server Error in '/' Application.

    No row for Telerik.Sitefinity.Pages.Model.PageDraftControl ('sf_object_data') GenericOID@4174dbf8 PageDraftControl id=22ea911b-789e-4a9d-926b-1b78f8128436

    Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

    Exception Details: Telerik.OpenAccess.Exceptions.NoSuchObjectException: No row for Telerik.Sitefinity.Pages.Model.PageDraftControl ('sf_object_data') GenericOID@4174dbf8 PageDraftControl id=22ea911b-789e-4a9d-926b-1b78f8128436

    Source Error:

    An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

    Stack Trace:

    [NoSuchObjectException: No row for Telerik.Sitefinity.Pages.Model.PageDraftControl ('sf_object_data') GenericOID@4174dbf8 PageDraftControl id=22ea911b-789e-4a9d-926b-1b78f8128436]
       Telerik.OpenAccess.RT.ExceptionWrapper.Throw() +13
       OpenAccessRuntime.DataObjects.PCStateMan.handleException(Exception x) +106
       OpenAccessRuntime.DataObjects.PCStateMan.getObjectFieldImp(PersistenceCapable pc, FieldMetaData fmd, Object currentValue) +183
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Pages.Model.PageDraft.get_Controls() +83
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Pages.Model.PageDraft.Telerik.Sitefinity.Pages.Model.IControlsContainer.get_Controls() +23
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Modules.Pages.PageHelper.SortControls(IEnumerable`1 controlContainers, Int32 count) +249
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Modules.Pages.PageHelper.ProcessControls(IList`1 controls, IList`1 placeholders, IList`1 controlContainers) +105
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Modules.Newsletters.Web.StandardMessageDraftProxy..ctor(PageDraft standardCampaignDraft, MessageBody standardMessage, NewslettersDataProvider dataProvider, Boolean isPreview) +1326
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Modules.Newsletters.Web.NewslettersRouteHandler.GetPageData(SiteMapNode node) +874
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.RouteHandler.GetHttpHandler(RequestContext requestContext) +157
       System.Web.Routing.UrlRoutingModule.PostResolveRequestCache(HttpContextBase context) +11367992
       System.Web.SyncEventExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute() +80
       System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously) +266
    

    This happened when I edited a campaign webpage and did the following
    1) Deleted the news\event widgets seen in the screenshot
    2) Edited the News Content Widget (GC Widget which just had <h3>News</h3>), and added in an unordered list of lipsum items.
    3) Saved
    4) News Content Widget never updated
    5) Errors everywhere...broken, can't even delete this Campaign




    ...so this is "supported" but still no were near ready to use unless you want to send basic plain-text newsletters?
  2. Steve
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    Please see attached the latest newsletter from Telerik WebUI Team...how do I make THIS newsletter

    **Edit** sorry attached wrong pic
  3. Georgi
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    Hello Steve,

    Thanks for reporting the problems with the Newsletters module. These should be fixed for the 4.2 release. As for the WebUI newsletter - we will try to provide similar template as a built in template.

    I believe it can be done to similar how you create a web site template. You have reported several bugs that could prevent you though. 

    Regards,
    Georgi
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  4. RobertZ121
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    Same problem at this Sitefinity 4.1.1574.0 Website:

    No row for Telerik.Sitefinity.Pages.Model.PageDraftControl



    Cannot work  any longer ....

  5. Georgi
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    Hi Robert,

    Have you tried this on a 4.2 web site?
    Can you send us your project and database, if this is still an issue with a project upgraded to 4.2?

    Thanks in advance. 

    Regards,
    Georgi
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  6. RobertZ121
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    Hello Georgi,

    you can have a look at this project. Download Link: 

    http://217.110.189.121/software/web.zip (270 MB). - This is a small project startup with SQL Express.

    Regards, Robert

  7. Georgi
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    Hello Robert,

    It seems we cannot access the zip from here. Please check the screenshot. Can you upload it somewhere else?
     
    Regards,
    Georgi
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