When developing websites with Umbraco, I always use the XSLTsearch package to handle the search solution. As well as being easy and quick to install, it is customisable and very fast in searching content nodes. As much as I love XSLTsearch, the one dilemma I always face is having to modify the HTML output that [...]
Robots.txt Editor for Umbraco 5
First migration of my Umbraco packages to the newly released v5 (Jupiter), I am proud to announce… Robots.txt Editor for Umbraco 5! The majority of the re-development was done during the #umbWeekend (last weekend – 27th January). It was fun to explore the new codebase and APIs for Umbraco v5; creating tree nodes and building [...]
Want to help develop Google Maps Umbraco package?
There are 2 outstanding bugs in the Google Maps for Umbraco package. Would you like to help us fix these bugs and collaborate on the project? My current workload is high and I am aware that there are 2 major bugs that need fixing on the Google Map data-type. With my heavy involvement on the [...]
uComponents: 100 karma votes and 10,000 downloads!
Very proud and happy to announce that uComponents has reached 100 karma votes and 10,000 downloads! (that’s not including the additional 4,000 download from our CodePlex project) I just downloaded the 10,000th copy of uComponents. is.gd/ZVxhfy #H5YR #Umbraco — Douglas Robar(@drobar) September 7, 2011 A huge thank you to the uComponents team for developing a great set [...]
uComponents: Render Macro data-type
Developed a new data-type for uComponents called Render Macro. Watch the screencast for a brief demonstration.
Running Umbraco from a USB drive
With the release of Umbraco 4.6 (Juno), users now have the option of using Microsoft’s new embedded database engine, SQL CE 4. This means that you don’t need to depend on using a database server (such as SQL Server [Express] or MySQL), you can run Umbraco exclusively from the file-system! Also recently released is IIS [...]
How to use umbraco.library GetMedia in XSLT for Umbraco v4.5
This is a quick follow-up on my previous blog post: “How to use umbraco.library GetMedia in XSLT“. At the request of fellow Umbraco South-West UK developer, Dan, that I should update the code snippets for the new XML schema in Umbraco v4.5+ First a quick notice; if you are using v4.5.0, then please upgrade to [...]
ASP.NET System Information for Umbraco
Released a new Umbraco package today, that integrates the ASP.NET System Information Prober into the Umbraco back-office. What is the ASP.NET System Information Prober? It is a single page that tries to get as much useful hosting information about your web-server. The concept is similar to PHP’s native phpinfo() function. Installing the package will add [...]
Working with XSLT using new XML schema in Umbraco 4.1
Most of the Umbraco community are aware that the XML schema in the upcoming Umbraco 4.1 release has changed. Instead of each document being a node element, the element name is the node-type alias, same with property values; they no longer use data elements with alias attributes. Here is a quick example, comparing the old/legacy with [...]
Bit.ly Url Shortener DataType for Umbraco
Over the weekend, I coded up a little treat… a Bit.ly Url Shortener data-type for Umbraco! The new data-type lets you shorten your Umbraco page URLs using the Bit.ly API service. For more information, go to the project page over on Our Umbraco.
Updated Robots.txt Editor for Umbraco
Last night I released version 2 of the Robots.txt Editor for Umbraco. Changes & new features: Restructured the package files, they all live in a folder called “robots-txt” (still under the /umbraco folder – but self-contained) Errors are now displayed using the Feedback control (as opposed to the Speech Bubble in the bottom-right corner). Robots.txt [...]
How to use umbraco.library GetMedia in XSLT
From time to time I notice a reoccurring post over at the Our Umbraco forum; how to display an image (from the Media section) in XSLT? A quick answer can be found on the Our Umbraco wiki for the umbraco.library GetMedia method. For most uses, the last example in the wiki works great. But I [...]
Putting your ASP.NET Web Application in Maintenance Mode (using ISAPI_Rewrite)
Prompted by @slace’s tweet: i wish there was a way to use app_offline but still view from certain ip’s — Aaron Powell (@slace) September 29, 2009 I replied with a suggestion that we’ve used in the past. Aaron said I should blog about it… so here I am (again)! A while ago we needed to [...]
Umbraco: Ultimate Picker XSLT Example
Chatting with Dan (my partner-in-code at Bodenko) about the Ultimate Picker data-type in Umbraco, we realised that we couldn’t find any examples of how to use the data in XSLT. So obviously needing an excuse to write-up a new blog post, here we go. If you need a quick overview about the Ultimate Picker data-type, [...]
Robots.txt Editor for Umbraco
Following up on my recent post of using Robots.txt with Umbraco, I decided that it would be nice to be able to edit the robots.txt directly from the Umbraco back-end. (Also I wanted to play a bit more with the BaseTree/ITree classes). This afternoon I had a few hours to spare – actually I was [...]