Blog entries posted during June 2008

When the edit interface works but all pages return 404

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

This is just a friendly reminder about what to do when all EPiServer pages return a plain 404 File not found, but the edit and admin interfaces work perfectly well. You may even notice that the site works perfectly well using the ASP.NET Developme... [ Read full article ]

30 June 2008  1 Comments


Fix for EPiServer CMS5 interfering with your EPiServer 4

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

The problem that can make a grown up man cry… You’re editing your EPiServer 4 project and suddenly the edit mode stops working. the server reports compilation errors. something along the lines: Compiler error: CS0433: Type „EPiServer.Global” exist... [ Read full article ]

27 June 2008  0 Comments


XEND for EPiServer CMS 5 is released

by: Martin Stenke ( DropIT )

Email marketing is now available in EPiServer CMS 5. Newsletters are popularly used for internal communication purposes or as a way to distribute customer offers. Create your newsletters with XEND and you will get the powerful sending and follow-u... [ Read full article ]

27 June 2008  0 Comments


Using XForms to store information

by: Erik Nordin

At the moment I'm adding some functionallity to vinsprit.se, so that a visitor can add products, that aren't in the regular assortment, to a cart and by a simple click send this cart by fax to the closest Systembolag. A pretty nice feature. The... [ Read full article ]

27 June 2008  0 Comments


Scrum Dashboard v2.2

by: Per Bjurström

I uploaded a new release on CodePlex today with some changes implemented the last month, download it here .   [ Read full article ]

26 June 2008  4 Comments


Extension 3.1 release

by: Martin Stenke ( DropIT )

Extension 3.1 is now available in four different versions. They are all compiled with EPiServer SP 2. The release includes about 40 bug fixes and several API improvements. Contact info@cmsapps.net to find out how to download the latest version. [ Read full article ]

26 June 2008  0 Comments


Presentations from DevSummit 2008

by: Paul Smith

Magnus Stråle and I gave two presentations at the DevSummit 2008. The presentation about Dynamic Content can be found here and the presentation about Content Channel and Page Providers can be found here. Enjoy! [ Read full article ]

25 June 2008  0 Comments


Content Generator Preview

by: Per Bjurström

Marek Blotny wrote a post some months ago about his Dummy Content Generator which was a great initiative. At the same time I was writing a tool called Content Generator that we are using for our internal testing which did something similar but... [ Read full article ]

25 June 2008  0 Comments


MultiPage Property to EPiServer 5

by: Erik Nordin

I know there is a great MultiPage Property on EPiCode, but sometimes I want to use a bit more simple MultiPage picker, and not be able to choose to link documents and other pages etc. So when I had some spare time a few weeks ago, I wrote my own... [ Read full article ]

25 June 2008  0 Comments


Speed up Visual Studio

by: Steve Celius

Some tips and tricks I've picked up along the road. They might not give you a huge performance improvement, but the golden rule to disable or remove things you do not need, is always for the better. Do your own experiments and see if it helps. The... [ Read full article ]

24 June 2008  12 Comments


Text-Image generation - VirtualPathProvider for EPiServer (and ASP.NET in general) – Part 2 (configuration)

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

The configuration of the module is a descendant of any EPiServer Virtual Path Provider configuration. This aspect is fairly well described on EPiServer pages. A sample configuration for the TextImageVirtualPathProvider can look as follows [ Read full article ]

24 June 2008  0 Comments


Hosting non-HTTP based WCF applications in IIS7

by: Paul Smith

I remember a while ago Microsoft promising that IIS7 would solve all of our "I want to use IIS to host my WCF app but I don't want to use HTTP" problems. So today I tried to host our Image Service Application (to be released in EPiServer CMS 5 R2)... [ Read full article ]

24 June 2008  3 Comments


#EPiCode through labs.episerver.com

by: Allan Thræn

Since the well-renowned channel #epicode has already risen to star status and is popular among EPiServer tourists and old-fashioned IRC cowboys, I've taken the liberty of adding an Ajax client right here on Labs! Enjoy! [ Read full article ]

24 June 2008  1 Comments


EPiServer 4.6x, Friendly URL and Windows Vista / IIS7

by: Erik Nordin

Got so frustrated yesterday that I hade to leave one hour earlier. Must have been very tired cause I couldn't manage to get Friendly URL running with EPiServer 4.6 on Vista, even though I have managed to do it before. Well, this morning I solved i... [ Read full article ]

24 June 2008  0 Comments


Text-Image generation - VirtualPathProvider for EPiServer (and ASP.NET in general) – Part 1

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

The module code is already available on Epicode SVN, the relevant wiki pages will be following as soon as documentation is complete. The use case is as follows: The client wants the site to look exactly as in a template provided as a image, the te... [ Read full article ]

23 June 2008  0 Comments


Explicit localization in EPiServer

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

This time I want to write about a feature which for sure is not new but I think many people (including myself a few days ago) are not aware of it. Explicit localization is actually a ASP.NET feature, it's nothing EPiServer specific but it can be... [ Read full article ]

23 June 2008  0 Comments


Explicit localization in EPiServer

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

This time I want to write about a feature which for sure is not new but I think many people (including myself a few days ago) are not aware of it. Explicit localization is actually a ASP.NET feature, it's nothing EPiServer specific but it can be... [ Read full article ]

23 June 2008  0 Comments


How to check if a Property is marked as Searchable

by: Allan Thræn

A couple of times I've been asked how to check if a property on a page is set to be Searchable. It can be very handy to know, if you are making a search engine integration - or any other kind of textual processing of EPiServer CMS content, for tha... [ Read full article ]

23 June 2008  1 Comments


NickServ and HydraIRC

by: Dan Matthews

I've been hanging out on the #epicode IRC channel for the past few months, and over time I've played with several IRC clients such as XChat , Mibbit (for the Web) and HydraIRC . One of the things that you do most often on IRC is /msg people. The... [ Read full article ]

23 June 2008  0 Comments


Hack: Faking HttpContext under EPiServer CMS5

by: Johan Olofsson

In my previous posts, I showed how one can "fake" a web request by creating a HttpContext and then assign it to the writeable property HttpContext.Current. Now, there is a problem using this approach under the original release of EPiServer CMS5,... [ Read full article ]

23 June 2008  5 Comments


EPiServer sites excluded from Google; ASP.NET 2.0 Mozilla Browser Detection Hole

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

Have you ever experienced that episerver 4 sites have been excluded from Google? We recently ran into this problem, and it turned out to be caused by a well-known ASP.Net 2.0 bug: ASP.NET 2.0 Mozilla Browser Detection Hole , caused buy the ASP.NET... [ Read full article ]

23 June 2008  0 Comments


EPiServer sites excluded from Google; ASP.NET 2.0 Mozilla Browser Detection Hole

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

Have you ever experienced that episerver 4 sites have been excluded from Google? We recently ran into this problem, and it turned out to be caused by a well-known ASP.Net 2.0 bug: ASP.NET 2.0 Mozilla Browser Detection Hole , caused buy the ASP.NET... [ Read full article ]

23 June 2008  0 Comments


Don't go dark!

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

Recently I found very interesting post of Jeff Atwood regarding developers and bad practice of going dark. It was so thought-provoking that I decided to write a few my opinions how it looks like within Cognifide. By going dark we should understand... [ Read full article ]

19 June 2008  0 Comments


Don't go dark!

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

Recently I found very interesting post of Jeff Atwood regarding developers and bad practice of going dark. It was so thought-provoking that I decided to write a few my opinions how it looks like within Cognifide. By going dark we should understand... [ Read full article ]

19 June 2008  0 Comments


Hack: Getting the html from a PageData in EPiServer CMS5 Part2

by: Johan Olofsson

Ok, as you found out if you tried to use the html that was generated using the code in the previous post, you'd notice that all links were rendered in the good ol "classic" style: "templates/page.aspx?id=3&language=en" So, how can we fix that when... [ Read full article ]

18 June 2008  0 Comments


Hack: Getting the html from a PageData in EPiServer CMS5

by: Johan Olofsson

I've gotten some requests for sample code showing how to get the resulting html for a EPiServer PageData so I thought I would share some ideas I had around this. The question is: "I have got a PageData instance. Now how can I (server side) get the... [ Read full article ]

18 June 2008  13 Comments


EPiGoogleSiteMaps

by: Jacob Khan

This is the new and improved EPiGoogleSitemaps for CMS 5. This module makes it easy for search engines to index your site. A sitemap is generated showing what pages the site contains and when they last were changed. EPiGoogleSitemaps lets you... [ Read full article ]

17 June 2008  32 Comments


Moscow is the latest tour stop for X3

by: Martin Stenke ( DropIT )

Global companies keep requesting courses in how to develop websites based on X3. As of now, such trainings have been conducted in Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and the United States. The latest tour stop was Gridnine Systems in... [ Read full article ]

16 June 2008  0 Comments


The EPiCode Cache Framework

by: Steve Celius

On the EPiServer Developer Summit I demonstrated a way to speed up your lists by caching the content after the first initial loading, using a small framework that helps you extract the code that loads the content. It handles the caching completely... [ Read full article ]

15 June 2008  2 Comments


X3 part of EPiServers Create+ package

by: Martin Stenke ( DropIT )

EPiServer launched the Create+ package as a part of the Warm Website Initiative at Partner Summit. X3 is the main part of the Create+ concept, which is to offer the optimal working tool for web editors. We are happy to be included and hope that yo... [ Read full article ]

13 June 2008  0 Comments


File upload in XForm

by: Jacob Khan

Hello, My name is Jacob Khan and I am the newly employed rookie researcher at EPiServer. One of my first projects was building a small EPiServer site in order to learn more about the partner experience of EPiServer. One feature of the site was tha... [ Read full article ]

13 June 2008  9 Comments


Join us on IRC

by: Steve Celius

For some time now (over a year actually), we have had an #epicode channel on irc.freenode.org. We initially meant it to be a place to discuss the modules on EPiCode, but it has turned out to be a great place to discuss anything related to EPiServe... [ Read full article ]

13 June 2008  3 Comments

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EPiServer: Dynamic SiteMap.xml generator for Google

by: Paul Bradley ( Interakting )

Having stumbled across Google 's Webmaster Tools a while ago it's been in the back of my mind to create a custom HttpHandler to dynamically create a (virtual) SiteMap.xml file that Google (and other search engines) can use as a reference when... [ Read full article ]

12 June 2008  0 Comments


EPiServer PlugIns in one single dll

by: Johan Olofsson

I have written numerous Edit/Admin-mode plugins for EPiServer CMS over the years, and it has somewhat intruiged me that plugin-framework requires an .ascx (or .aspx) to be available. PlugIns thus have to consist of several files besides the assemb... [ Read full article ]

12 June 2008  4 Comments


Performance testing Windows Server 2008

by: Per Bjurström

I have been doing some performance testing on Windows Server 2008 , the goal was to see differences in how EPiServer CMS behaves on different operating systems. These tests are performed using EPiServer CMS 5 SP1, the official support for Windows... [ Read full article ]

11 June 2008  6 Comments


Don't forget Wildcard Mapping

by: Enes Bajramovic

After my previous post on how to install EPiServer on Windows Server 2008 by using EpiServer Manager i've got some questions on how to fix images to appear. You shouldn't forget to set the Wildcard Script Map. Here is the step by step procedure: 1... [ Read full article ]

11 June 2008  1 Comments


Multiple Templates for a PageType

by: Allan Thræn

It looks like a Dev / Partner summit is the perfect birthplace for ideas to grow. Here is yet another idea that grew out of discussions with partners, eMVPs and other Guru's at the summit: It could be cool to have multiple renderings (templates) f... [ Read full article ]

10 June 2008  3 Comments


New module on EPiCode

by: Dan Matthews

At the EPiServer Partner Summit I was chatting over dinner to Andy Brodie of Networked Planet . He was remarking that it would be nice within EPiServer to have the capability to show site thumbnails when you hovered over hyperlinks. This intrigued... [ Read full article ]

10 June 2008  0 Comments


Google plug-in

by: Ruwen Jin

Google has improved its translation feature. I learned from Dan Matthew's   blog that they have AJAX APi. After a few hours  we got a plug-in. "simple google translation". in the edit mode you can let Google to translate your text. Here is a demo... [ Read full article ]

09 June 2008  2 Comments


EPiServer: Get a Page's Friendly URL

by: Paul Bradley ( Interakting )

As part of my Search Engine friendly SiteMap.xml generator (using a HttpHandler - expect a blog post shortly...) I needed to output the friendly URL for each page in the site. However a call to PageData.LinkURL returns the actual link to the page... [ Read full article ]

09 June 2008  0 Comments


C#: Google Map Server Control - Part 2 - Custom EPiServer Property

by: Paul Bradley ( Interakting )

This post tells you how to take what I discussed in Part 1 and turn it into a custom EPiServer property, so CMS user's can simply enter a postcode and it will call of to Google's Local Search API, return the Coordinates for the postcode and plot a... [ Read full article ]

09 June 2008  0 Comments


Prepopulate fields when creating page

by: Erik Nordin

Made a joblisting about a month ago, the site I made it for is a globalized site with three different languages (so far). Every work ad needs a start- and a stop-publish date, and the work ad is first created in one language, then translated by so... [ Read full article ]

09 June 2008  0 Comments


C#: Google Map Server Control - Part 1

by: Paul Bradley ( Interakting )

Following on from my Google Analytics server control, I wanted make something "cooler", so creating a Server Control to render a Google Map control seemed ideal. Part 1 covers the creation of the this control, stay tuned for part 2 which will focu... [ Read full article ]

06 June 2008  0 Comments


Presentations from DevSummit 2008

by: Paul Smith

Magnus Stråle and I gave two presentations at the DevSummit 2008. The presentation about Dynamic Content can be found here and the presentation about Content Channel and Page Providers can be found here . Enjoy! [ Read full article ]

05 June 2008  0 Comments


Setting cache limits in ASP.NET 2.0

by: Per Bjurström

Since ASP.NET 2.0 you have full control over much memory the ASP.NET cache is allowed to use per application, in this example I've set it to 200MB. By looking at the performance monitor you see that the Microsoft.NET memory usage keeps itself unde... [ Read full article ]

05 June 2008  4 Comments


Making EPiServer Translations Easy

by: RockViggo

Manage Languages (created by the same guy that created the Picasa2EPiServer module and who is still to shy to have his own blog) is available on EPiCode . The module will not substitute the language files for something else, but it will make it a... [ Read full article ]

05 June 2008  2 Comments


C#: Google Analytics Server Control

by: Paul Bradley ( Interakting )

Today I've been consolidating UserControls that I've found myself using in one EPiServer project after another into a nice Server Control library. One such control that gets used on every site (even non-EPiServer ones) is one which adds the Google... [ Read full article ]

04 June 2008  0 Comments


Developer summit material

by: Johan Björnfot

It was a really nice happening out in Saltjöbaden last friday. It was fun to meet some of you engaged EPiServer developer out there and get some feedback on the product. I held two sessions one about Migration tool which you can download here . Th... [ Read full article ]

04 June 2008  2 Comments


Developer Summit Presentation

by: Steve Celius

For all of you that attended my presentation at the EPiServer Developer Summit on Friday, thank you so much for attending! We filled the biggest room! Hope you liked what you saw, and learned something new. If you have any questions regarding the... [ Read full article ]

03 June 2008  6 Comments


CogniScale - virtual hosting made easy

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

We’ve not been talking much about it and that’s partially my fault as well (busy with other projects), but Cognifide has a really cool initiative called Cognifide Labs that we intend to grow over time. The plan is to devote up to 10% company time... [ Read full article ]

02 June 2008  0 Comments


What a Summit!

by: Allan Thræn

So, now 3 days of learning, mingling and partying is over - and although exhausted I'm still high after attending such a great EPiServer Partner / Developer summit. It was really a pleasure to see and meet so many old and new friends, partners,... [ Read full article ]

01 June 2008  0 Comments

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