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Quick Tip: Add a new custom section to Umbraco 7+

Hello all, I have just come across a quick, simple & neat way to add a section to your Umbraco website/application be it for your own use or as a package developer. So rather than talk about it for ages I will just jump straight into it. So what this is doing on an application […]

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Using Umbraco Pipeline for Member Profile URLs

Hello all, I wanted to share with you all a new approach I have learnt after reading up on the Umbraco Pipeline. I originally asked the question over on our.umbraco.org on how best to achieve this and first came up with URL Rewriting to solve my solution, then the thread evolved and I was able […]

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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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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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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 […]