There are several different ways to map Sitefinity widgets to external templates, including globally using the ViewMap. You can also use the built-in Sitefinity Widget Template editor and even Sitefinity Thunder to modify templates and copy them to external files. However, did you know that a copy of every single widget template is included in […]
We previously looked at how you can enforce minimum and maximum product quantities on the Sitefinity product details page. However, users can still override the quantities in the shopping cart, defeating the restrictions. Fortunately, the shopping cart template also includes a validation control for each item. By mapping this control to an external User Control […]
Adding a content block to a Sitefinity page with a Content widget (such as News, Events, Blogs, etc.) displays that content for both the master list and single item details view for the content. This video demonstrates how you can easily inherit from this control to make a hideable content block that only renders when […]
When adding controls to a Sitefinity page programmatically, by default it’s going to set restricted permissions so that only users in the Administrators role can view them. You can easily change this so that the widget is installed with the default permissions it would get by being dragged onto the page with the following code:
When working with Sitefinity Intra-Site Modules, all your module’s logic, code, and markup is contained in User Controls. This allows you to inherit all the styles from the default Sitefinity backend theme. However you might want to add additional styling to your admin controls. You can accomplish this easily by adding a custom stylesheet for […]
When developing a Sitefinity Intra-Site Module you’ll likely be creating public widgets that your users will be dropping onto pages. Rather than relying on your users to manually add them to the toolbox, you can register these controls yourself during module installation.
The classification widgets in Sitefinity allows you to display the list of taxonomy names (such as categories or tags) used by content items in Sitefinity. You can specify a specific content type (even Dynamic Modules with this workaround) and to allow your visitors to filter the content items. Custom Blogs Taxonomy Control However, if you […]
The PageManager in Sitefinity has a method called CreateControl that is overloaded to allow both Compiled (dll) controls as well as simple User Controls (.ascx files) to be initialized and added to a Sitefinity page. Both overloads require a string containing the name of the ContentPlaceholder that will hold the control, which is defined in […]