Blog entries posted during October 2009

Itera.Media a easy solution for media files

by: Anders Hattestad

How many times have you made a property called IntroImage and used that to display an intro image on a page? Then how often have you gotten a question about how do we add a flash, or can we have this image a bit smaller/larger on a particular page... [ Read full article ]

30 October 2009  6 Comments


SlideShare Dynamic Content

by: Frederik Vig

In previous posts I’ve blogged about the SlideShare API. In this post I’m going to show how you can use it to create a Dynamic Content Plugin that lets your editors choose a presentation from SlideShare.net and display it on their web page. Before... [ Read full article ]

25 October 2009  0 Comments


LanguageManager using DynamicDataStore

by: Anders Hattestad

I have looked forward to the new propertbag concept in CMS6. I have always wanted a store for different kind of data/settings that are not pages. One area I find troublesome is the language xml files. If you have more than one server you need to... [ Read full article ]

22 October 2009  1 Comments


EPiServer FindPagesWithCriteria and FindAllPagesWithCriteria

by: Frederik Vig

I didn’t know about the FindAllPagesWithCriteria method until today. There is a subtle, but very important difference between the two. FindPagesWithCriteria will filter out pages the requester does not have access to and that are not published,... [ Read full article ]

21 October 2009  0 Comments


I do not like the trend for EPiServer web.config!

by: Fredrik Haglund ( Inexor )

Everyone is talking about CoC (Convention over Configuration) and DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) today. The idea is to reduce the amount of repetitive, needless configuration and just keep what’s important. Here is a graph with the number of lines in... [ Read full article ]

21 October 2009  0 Comments


SessionState TempDataProvider requires SessionState to be enabled

by: Ruwen Jin

After installed EPiServer CTP 2 on a new installed Windows 7 I got this error when I’m trying to access SiteCenter. It turns out that I didn’t installed the “URL Authorization” feature in IIS.     [ Read full article ]

21 October 2009  0 Comments


CMS 6: DropDownList Property Type

by: Allan Thræn

Finally, I get to make an old dream of mine (and a request I’ve heard 100000 times) come true – A DropDownList property type where you can customize the options in Admin mode. Sure, we’ve had lists before as property types (Like ‘Dynamic List’)– b... [ Read full article ]

20 October 2009  8 Comments


CMS 6: PageType Search Provider

by: Allan Thræn

Inspired by Magnus’ excellent blog post earlier today I just had to throw together a little search provider of my own. And yes, it really was as simple as he made it seem. In my little example here I wanted to make the PageTypes search-able, so I... [ Read full article ]

20 October 2009  0 Comments


Introduction to EPiServer Dynamic Data Store (DDS)

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

Goal of the implementation In this post we’ll go through the steps of implementing page comments using the Dynamic Data Store . Focus will be the data store , not the UI parts of commenting! :) Add a reference to EPiServer.Data In order to work wi... [ Read full article ]

20 October 2009  0 Comments

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Article Ratings with Dynamic Data Store

by: Allan Thræn

A classic need I’ve come across a bunch of times is people wanting to store various counters like user ratings or view counters in EPiServer CMS. Up till CMS 5 they’ve been left with a few choices: Install EPiServer Community it has both features.... [ Read full article ]

20 October 2009  3 Comments


Create a gadget for EPiServer 6 using ASP.NET MVC

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

Pre-conditions Before continuing, make sure you’ve installed: EPiServer CMS 6 CTP 2 ASP.NET MVC 1.0 ASP.NET MVC 1.0 is available as a separate download , but I chose to install it through Microsoft’s Web Platform Installer :   Prepare your project... [ Read full article ]

19 October 2009  0 Comments

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First impressions of EPiServer CMS 6 CTP 2

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

Update: EPiServer CMS 6 CTP 2 is now publicly available for download from EPiServer World Talking points on EPiServer 6 Some of the most important talking points on EPiServer CMS 6 include: New rich-text editor ( TinyMCE ) that fully supports... [ Read full article ]

18 October 2009  0 Comments

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Sending confirmation email to the user when using EPiServer XForms

by: Frederik Vig

Plenty of websites have contact forms or other forms that the user fills out to either make a request or provide feedback. This is something that many sites use instead of making their email address public available. To avoid receiving to much spa... [ Read full article ]

17 October 2009  0 Comments


Introducing The Dynamic Data Store

by: Paul Smith

Ok, so maybe “Introducing” was a bit optimistic in this case as the cat has been out of the bag for a few weeks on this subject. The Dynamic Data Store is a new component which will be shipped with EPiServer CMS 6 but forms part of a framework we... [ Read full article ]

16 October 2009  0 Comments

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Settings for properties

by: Linus Ekström

Background One of the top developer feature request I have heard during my years at EPiServer has been to be able to store settings for a property. In EPiServer CMS 5 an administrator has had the possibility to select which plugins should be... [ Read full article ]

15 October 2009  8 Comments


Setting up multiple property controls for a property in EPiServer CMS 6

by: Linus Ekström

Background Since the introduction of the new property-architecture in EPiServer CMS 5 the properties for a page have been separated into two classes. The data class deriving from PropertyData and the presentation class implementing IPropertyContro... [ Read full article ]

15 October 2009  4 Comments


Web parts and EPiServer in perfect harmony

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

As I mentioned in an earlier post we often use web parts in our EPiServer projects at Epinova. And by using the EPicode.WebParts.Core framework together with EPiServer, the solutions become highly flexible and adaptable. But there have also been... [ Read full article ]

13 October 2009  0 Comments


Introduction to EPiServer Dynamic Data Store (DDS)

by: Ted Nyberg (Ted & Gustaf)

This post provides an introduction to the Dynamic Data Store, or DDS, which was introduced with EPiServer 6. [ Read full article ]

12 October 2009  0 Comments


Extending User Search to Support FirstName and LastName

by: Mari Jørgensen

  Since the introduction of EPiServer CMS 5, the ASP.NET membership, role and personalization provider model have replaced the standard v.4 EPiServer user. ASP.NET 2.0 provides a profile system where websites can store user specific information, b... [ Read full article ]

10 October 2009  0 Comments


Images not showing in IE

by: EPiNova ( EPiNova )

Designers don’t always remember that the pictures are meant for Web, so while using Photoshop (or other apps) they save the images in the same way as if they for example were sending it to print. This means that they often use “Save as…” and not... [ Read full article ]

09 October 2009  0 Comments


Creating an EPiServer Plugin

by: Frederik Vig

In EPiServer you can use plugins to extend the UI with new functionality for administrators and editors. You have 10 different types (in EPiServer CMS5 R2 SP2) to choose from. These are: ActionWindow – Item in listing on action window in edit mode... [ Read full article ]

08 October 2009  0 Comments


SQL replication and EPiServer CMS

by: Per Bjurström

I’ve been spending some time setting up an EPiServer CMS site using SQL replication and will in this post go through some basics, but lets start with the reasons for choosing replication in your architecture. The two obvious reasons are security a... [ Read full article ]

07 October 2009  0 Comments


SQL replication and EPiServer CMS

by: Per Bjurström

I’ve been spending some time setting up an EPiServer CMS site using SQL replication and will in this post go through some basics, but lets start with the reasons for choosing replication in your architecture. The two obvious reasons are security... [ Read full article ]

07 October 2009  0 Comments


SQL replication and EPiServer CMS

by: Per Bjurström

I’ve been spending some time setting up an EPiServer CMS site using SQL replication and will in this post go through some basics, but lets start with the reasons for choosing replication in your architecture. The two obvious reasons are security a... [ Read full article ]

07 October 2009  0 Comments


Creating a mobile version of a web site

by: Frederik Vig

When building web sites we has developers or designers have to take into consideration all the different types of devices that can be used to access the web sites we create. Not just PC or Mac with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Jaws, ... [ Read full article ]

04 October 2009  0 Comments


Notes on SQL Server 2008 High Availability and EPiServer CMS

by: Per Bjurström

SQL Server 2008 provides several high availability options, these are my notes from a recent research I did to get an overall idea of the alternatives. What I found was that all are being used by CMS customers to different degrees but my guess is... [ Read full article ]

02 October 2009  0 Comments


Notes on SQL Server 2008 High Availability and EPiServer CMS

by: Per Bjurström

SQL Server 2008 provides several high availability options, these are my notes from a recent research I did to get an overall idea of the alternatives. What I found was that all are being used by CMS customers to different degrees but my guess is... [ Read full article ]

02 October 2009  0 Comments


Notes on SQL Server 2008 High Availability and EPiServer CMS

by: Per Bjurström

SQL Server 2008 provides several high availability options, these are my notes from a recent research I did to get an overall idea of the alternatives. What I found was that all are being used by CMS customers to different degrees but my guess is... [ Read full article ]

02 October 2009  0 Comments

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