This is to let you know that Sitefinity 7.0 Beta is available for download on this link.
This build contains:
Please, note that the build is for evaluation purposes only. Upgrades to it from earlier versions have not been tested extensively. Upgrades from it to official 7.0 will not be supported.
Custom Fields in Pages
Media fields (images, videos, files) in Static Modules (News, Events, etc.)
Option to Duplicate Page Templates
To duplicate a Page Template, go to Design> Page Templates, select a page template and click on “Duplicate” in the “Actions” menu. This will duplicate the page template and all its content, layout and settings.
Option to Duplicate Forms
To duplicate a Form, go to Content> Forms, select a form and click on “Duplicate” in the “Actions” menu. This will duplicate the form with all its content, layout, and settings (Subscribers to responses will not be duplicated).
Sharing of Forms between Sites (in Multisite Mode)
To share a Form between Sites, go to Content> Forms, select a form and click on “Share with…” in the “Actions” menu. You will be given options to specify the sites to which this form should be shared. After that, a form can be displayed on all sites where it is shared.
Ratings with Comments for All Content Types
Dynamic Image Thumbnails Generation
Users editing Images in the Image Widget or Content Block, can select the image and apply to it a Custom Thumbnail (in the “Image thumbnail” drop down). This will create an image automatically, based on the specified preferences.
Deletion of Dynamic Modules Content Types (created with Module Builder)
To delete a dynamic module, go to Administration>Module builder, choose a module and click on “Delete” in the “Actions” menu. This will delete the content types in this module, together with their content items, configuration, and associated widgets.
Improvements in Image/Video/Documents Upload Dialogues
Users uploading image/video/files in the Image/Video/Documents and Files Widgets see option to specify title, alternative text, categories and tags for the files they are
about to upload.
Filtering by custom taxonomies for all the static modules
For all the static modules (News, Blogs etc.) users will see newly added options for filtering by custom taxonomies in the right sidebar.
Improvements in the Backend of Dynamic Content Type Items
In the Backend section of a Dynamic Content Type (created with the Module Builder) users will see newly added options to sort items by date modified and title. In the right side bar, there are options to filter by item status and taxonomy (categories, tags).
In Administration>Module builder, modules are sorted alphabetically.
Improvements in the Multilingual Split Pages
A parent page in split multilingual mode can have child pages in synched multilingual mode. A page which has children pages can be set in split multilingual mode.
Azure SDK upgraded from 1.8 to 2.2
We look forward to receiving your feedback.
I agree with Daniel...you phrase it like it's some core basic functionality that's missing, like if you click "Pages" in the backend "Why doesn't it finally go to Pages??"
In reality this is just some functionality you want to happen...where others might not. I sure as hell don't want fancybox loading on my page if I use an image widget.
- Default install shows all 3 twitter widgets
- Image\Doc widget is WAY more useful now, custom thumb worked as expected although it would be nice to have an option to edit the querystring options.
If I change any of the settings it says "The image cannot be displayed because it contains errors." I would like that to not happen, and be able to set max width\height vars...know what I mean? So someone can't request a 100000x100000px image. However like ImageResizer the querystring scaling\thumbs are such a great tool to have available.
- Custom Fields "Long Text" only has the option for Rich Text Box, we need the regular "Text area" like we have from the module builder as well....I know I can add it as "Custom"...but common :p
- Instructions for delete are wrong...you should click (drill) into the type, then bottom right otherside of "Finish" there's a delete link. The instructions are deleting the entire module which has always existed....anyway, this works as expected (WOO!)
- I dont see the role option anywhere for personalization...this is my select
>- Select -</
>Time of day</
>Marketo lead score</
- Why does the Stats script render below </html>?
"Azure SDK upgraded from 1.8 to 2.2"
Will you supply a beta for Thunder that supports Azure 2.2 for deployment?
- Lightbox old school might be but its part of Sitefinity now in the gallery widget.
- Open it in the same tab loosing focus of site to me is very old school
And I would have opted for a solution that would let the client choose a size to be shown if opened not simply original size
Sorry to annoy you once more. My ideas would have been similar Fancybox solution but I would call it out-of-the box :-) www.sitefinity.com/.../random-site-controls-for-sitefinity-
Case closed! Please don't hammer this on me! Have a good day.
Dynamic Image Thumbnails GenerationUsers editing Images in the Image Widget or Content Block, can select the image and apply to it a Custom Thumbnail (in the “Image thumbnail” drop down). This will create an image automatically, based on the specified preferences.
Will this finaly come with the option that - show image in original size opens in Lightbox mode instead of the 90's new browser tab image?
I disagree with you on this point: I think the original image shouldn't open in a lightbox. Personally I think a lightbox is also 'old school' :) Also, if you have big images this isn't a very good solution.
@Sitefinity: great to see the beta for 7.0. Nice job!
My control is to show "Something" in a fancybox when I want a fancybox...not have the script always loaded if I just want to put an image on the page.
Take the 30 seconds to wire up the jquery to open said image in a popup instead of forcing it on everyone. This is *not* desired functionality...
@Nayden why the pushback on allowing it to just work? Sitefinity has always kicked the concept of dynamic resizing on the url to the curb everytime we've brought it up?
Open the backend config, go to like system->Allow Dynamic Image Sizing...then it would just work for us...what's the fundamental problem with it if as a concept it EXISTS right now?
You will need to register the following namespace in your widget templates in order to display your related media items in the frontend:
<%@ Register Assembly="Telerik.Sitefinity" Namespace="Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI.Fields" TagPrefix="sf" %>
Please let me know if you have any other issues?
Thanks that did the trick. One more question though. When you select the multiple images widget and you upload at least 2 you get a speech bubble in the image.
- Can this be disabled? I've already disabled comments for that particular news/event item but it still shows.
- When I click on the bubble it redirects me to some page which is completely empty.
Please see the attached screens.
There are two options:
@Markus fancybox/lightbox it's not yet there, it is a functionality that is no hard to be done but its not available out of the box. I am also seeing this feature is not so wanted curently. You can vote here feedback.telerik.com/.../101043-image-widget-open-single-image-in-lightbox for it (and not only you) but currently this has only 1 vote.
@Steve the parameters of the custom image thumbnail size are exactly the same as the properties that the chosen image processing method uses. So indeed you cannot customize them but you can create your own custom processor method ( www.sitefinity.com/.../how-to-process-images-in-sitefinity ) which can just call ours but with different parameters OR you can create one completely custom, with additional watermark for example, without using ours and it will automatically shown in the custom size combobox (if it doesn't have Browsable(false) attribtue) with the names for parameters that you want (only the "method" parameter will be always named this way all the others are coming from the processing method itself) You can also hide all ours methods by putting Browsable(false) as shown in the link above.
I'm having some trouble adding the new image fields to news/events. I've added the custom fields, uploaded some images (both a single image and multiple image fields are added). That works perfectly.
However when I try to show it on the public side of an event/news I can't get it to work. I opened the event item but as soon as I enter the code in the widget template to add the image (<sf:RelatedMediaField runat="server" DataFieldName="Images" />) this breaks the page and nothing is showing up anymore.
What am I doing wrong?