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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) but 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 […]

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Umbraco Extension Methods Community Project

Hello, I want to bring to your attention a small community project I have started on GitHub to help extend the ASP.NET Open Source CMS Umbraco.

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Highlight Errors in CodeMirror

Hello all, With the release of Optimus for Umbraco that me & Tim Geyssens have built that allows you to create bundles and write Sass, Less, CoffeeScript & TypeScript files directly inside Umbraco. We wanted a way to highlight any compiling errors with your code that you write, by highlighting the line number in the […]

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Transformers! Robots in Disguise

Transformers, robots in disguise! Was part of the classic 80’s cartoon Transformers theme tune and has been inspiration for Tim Geyssens and mine latest Umbraco package, aptly named Optimus. After Optimus Prime, the lead transformers of the Autobots. So what is Optimus and why did you call it that? Well read on to find out!