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Diagnostics for Umbraco

Well after a short weeks holiday I have come back and released a new must have package for any Umbraco 6.1 site or newer. This handy little package is called Diagnostics and it does exactly what it says on the tin. It shows you diagnostical information about your Umbraco install. Features This package was a […]

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The new way to do a 404 Umbraco Handler

Hello all, As you may or may not be aware I have been building a new Umbraco starter kit called CWS Start. In this package I wanted to have a 404 page setup for the site. Currently the way to setup a 404 page is to put a node ID in the umbracosettings.config file. My […]

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How to compile Sass, Less & CoffeeScript on your build server with TeamCity

Hiya this post will be relatively quick & brief and will show you how I wrote a PowerShell file to help us dynamically compile Sass, Less & CoffeeScript files from our web projects, so that we never have to compile them locally on our machines and commit the ouput of the file to source control, […]

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How I added a Custom Umbraco Member Type for CWS Reboot programmatically

Hello all,I am currently in the progress of rebuilding and rebooting the CWS Starter Kit project for Umbraco built in MVC on Umbraco 6. For this it will contain a members area and there is no way currently to package up member types and its custom properties. So read on how to find out how […]

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Don’t make the same mistake as I did when creating a custom Umbraco macro parameter type

In this blog post I will share with you some advice and a code example of a custom Umbraco macro parameter I built for a client Umbraco package. This needed to be able to exclude document types, but the list shown to them needed to be filtered to begin with. By hiding document types that […]

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Umbraco MVC: What on earth is a surface controller?

Continuing the Umbraco MVC blog post series we will look at Surface controllers in this post and find out what the heck they are why they are so important when building Umbraco MVC websites. Read on to find out how to implement your very own surface controllers.

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Umbraco MVC: Is the macro as useful in V6 with Partials?

Following on from my previous blog post on Umbraco MVC, where we got MVC setup in Umbraco and created nested templates. In this next post in this series, I will talk about adding dynamic functionality to your website such as a simple navigation and discuss that perhaps that the Umbraco Macro is no longer needed […]

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Umbraco MVC: First Steps

Like most people we fear change, but that should not be the case with the switch from WebForms to MVC in Umbraco. I’ve made the switch and am glad I have done it. In this blog series I will go through common scenarios to make us all feel better about MVC with Umbraco. So carry […]

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Umbraco & PetaPoco to store blog comments

What is PetaPoco? PetaPoco is defined as tiny micro ORM (Object Relational Mapping)┬ábut for the non techy people like myself all this means is that we have an easy way to map objects in our code to custom tables in our database, to be able to do simple CRUD (Create, Read, Update & Delete) operations […]

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Why I think your doing it wrong: Umbraco AltTemplate & Data Views

Common sense warning Before I start this post let me outline this is my opinion and you may or may not agree with it. However if you want to discuss it with me in the comments I will be more than happy to, but please respect each others opinions and views and don’t start an […]