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 Patch Notifications and Release Notes

Sitefinity 8.0 Internal Builds

  • Sitefinity 8.0 Internal Builds
  • This thread contains release notes for Sitefinity 8.0 version internal builds. These are the distributions built automatically from our source repository and include all latest fixes (new features are usually not included). If you have experienced any problem with the current official distributions there is a possibility that the issue has already been addressed in the latest internal build.

    The builds are available in the internal builds section of your Telerik accounts and will help you address critical issues without waiting for a major release or even a service pack. We recommend upgrading to the hotfix builds only if you experience the particular problems that were fixed in some of these builds.

    The internal hotfix builds have passed our fully automated test suite - which includes thousands of functional, integration, unit and performance tests. The actual bug fixes have also passed strict manual quality assurance and performance tests. These builds have not passed our full manual regression testing cycle that we do before each official release. These releases will not include breaking API changes, database changes and high-regression potential changes or fixes. Upgrade from these builds to the consecutive official release is fully supported. 

    The bug fix builds can be installed by any customer having a license for the particular official version that precedes them - that's the same policy we have for the service packs.

    The downloads are activated only if you have first downloaded the major official version that precedes them. For example, internal hot fix builds for 8.0 are available if you have downloaded 8.0. version( the official build number is 8.0.5700.0)

  • Sitefinity 8.0.5701 Version Notes


    What's fixed

    Module builder

    • GetDataItem does not filter by the type parameter (FP).


    • RSS feeds mapping settings for the RSS Feed cannot be edited (FP).


    • MVC layouts render invalid markup for statistics script (FP).

    Sitemap generator

    • Relative Urls are generated when frontend pages require SSL (FP).


    • Old comments widget (prior Sitefinity 6.2) is not working on Sitefinity 8.0.


    • RadEditor filters are not applied when entering text in HTML mode (FP).
  • Sitefinity 8.0.5702 Version Notes

    What's new


    • Paging for hierarchical taxonomies (FP).

    You can configure the default number of loaded items on each request by setting DefaultPageSize configuration property in Administration-> Settings -> Advanced -> Taxonomy.
    The default value is 50, which means that ​50 items are going to be loaded with each request.

    What's fixed


    • Opening content item for edit invalidates the page cache for pages with that content widget.


    • DownloadList widget throws exception in Page edit mode when the selected mode is "Table" and the control is "misplaced"(FP)

    Labels and Messages

    • Sitefinity back-end labels change depending on the language of the opened page (FP).

    Module Builder

    • Dynamic Content items hierarchical filtering and sorting by field throws exception on first load (FP).
    • Address field for a dynamic module prompts for location every time (FP).
    • Related data cannot be retrieved from item in the DynamicContentUpdated Event (FP).

    Back-end Pages

    • All classifications back-end page cannot be opened for edit

    Digital Experience Cloud

    • jQuery is not loaded for DEC Insights back-end page in single site scenario


    • Feeds in multisite in monolingual does not show dynamic item if there is second site which is in multilingual (FP)


    • Profile update throwing error in case Audit Trail module is Active (FP).
    • CampaignOverview class is now public (FP).
    • Provided virtual methods for TaxonomyService  and ProductTypesService
  • Sitefinity 8.0.5703 Version Notes

    What's new

    • Configuration option for enable/disable metadata caching (Administration -> Settings -> Advanced -> Data -> 'Disable meta type cache')

    What's fixed


    • TempData is lost after moving from one controller to another (FP)
    • HttpContext.CurrentHandler returns null in MVC widgets​ (FP)
    • FileResult returns document with 0 bytes (FP)​


    • Additional URLs get 404 error (FP)

      Now there is a setting ( Administration -> Settings -> Advanced -> Libraries -> MediaFilesAdditionalUrls -> Media items additional URLs relative to site root (not to a containing page) ). It allows arbitrary additional URLs for a library item (Image, Document or Video) to be added and those URLs will redirect to the default one for the item.
      When this option is enabled there might be some performance penalty if there are many non-standard additional URLs and ​they are changed frequently.


    • Workflow notifications aren't sent to administrators (FP)


    • Login name is not displayed on home page for any user but Administrator​ (FP)


    • Language selector does not consider url parameters (FP)​
    • Invalid web resource Url containing not encoded chars - '&'​ (FP)
  • Sitefinity 8.0.5704 Version Notes

    What's new

    • Content block: Added paging in the shared content block selector  

    What's fixed

    • BeginFormSitefinity helper method does not work when performing post on the home page (FP)
    • BeginFormSitefinity helper method does not work when there are multiple forms on a page \valid for Hybrid mode only\ (FP)
    • Widget that performs redirect on HttpPost doesn't work if you access the home page directly without pointing the url (FP)
    • Using AntiForgeryToken attribute causes an error (FP)
    • The Url property of the Controller class is null (FP)
    • Page precompilation does not work for page templates in Pure mode (FP)
    • Using of PageData in controller breaks the page indexing (FP)
    • Setting the ToolboxesConfig.config file in read only mode results in error when returning file result in controller action (FP)
    • Forums: International characters in the thread's title/body are escaped (FP)
    • Forms: The SaveFormEntry method of the FormsControl class throws exception in NLB environment with huge load
    • Content block: New shared content is not visible on the list of available shared content
  • Sitefinity 8.0.5705 Version Notes

    What's new 

    Module builder

    • When creating dynamic content item in multilingual, not translated related images are marked with "not translated" label and are displayed grayed out

    What's fixed

    Email campaigns

    • Possible to bypass validation when user subscribes to mailing list


    • Date picker doesn't work for "End date" when creating a past event in the same day (FP)

    Module builder

    • ​Choice field: Selected field in configurations not affecting default choice (FP)
    • Negative numbers between 0 and -1 throw invalid number (FP)


    • Social share: LinkedIn big icon with counter does not display count (FP)
    • ContentBlock breaks page functionality when specific HTML is added to the page (FP)
  • Sitefinity 8.0.5706 Version Notes

    What's new 

    Module builder

    • When creating dynamic content item in multilingual, not translated related ​documents and videos are marked with "not translated" label and are displayed grayed out

    What's fixed

    Content block

    • Pressing enter while editing a shared content block in Html mode, will save the content block and will redirect you back to the list view (FP)


    • ControlCssClassOnError and Validator MessageCssClass are not applied for forms controls (FP)

    Module builder

    • Custom provider inheriting from OpenAccessDynamicModuleProvider does not fire IDynamicContentEvents from the EventHub (FP)


    • Html.BeginFormSitefinity doesn`t send a file for upload using Kendo Uploader (FP)


    • Having more than 150 roles for a user makes the auth cookie larger than 4096 bites (FP)


    • Video widget: Unable to edit a page where the MediaPlayerControl is located if Silverlight is used (FP)
  • Sitefinity 8.0.5711 Version Notes

    What's fixed

    Recycle bin
    • Recycle bin scheduled task doesn't properly check if an item has been deleted. In some cases this might delete pages that are restored from the recycle bin and not supposed to be deleted.
  • Sitefinity 8.0.5712 Version Notes

    What's fixed

    Recycle bin
    • Recycle bin scheduled tasks for permanent data deletion failed with SQL time out exception for Dynamic content items.
    • Sitefinity content do not update automatically from External RSS Feeds - scheduled tasks are created but not executed (FP)
    • Regression in BeginSitefinityForm since 8.0.5704.0 causing it to render broken action URLs.
  • Sitefinity 8.0.5713 Version Notes

    What's fixed

    Email Campaigns

    • The ampersand in the links added to the email campaign issues are being encoded when using the Rich Text (HTML) type (FP)


    • Unable to duplicate widgets dropped on the page by other users (FP)
    • Resource not downloading for a Layout Control (FP)
    • Document manager can't be opened using "Edit properties" option in Content Block widget (FP)
    • Reordering images functionality is not ordering images properly (FP)
    • The "null" appearing below the title on a settings page for a collection item
    • Page preview does not work​ when specific control properties ​are modified
  • Sitefinity 8.0.5714 Version Notes

    What's fixed


    • Preview of pages with controllers with no default constructor throws an exception
    Site Sync
    • Site Sync list of sites that can be synced can`t be paged (FP)


    • Error messages are logged every time when a page with a Product list widget is being requested (FP)
  • Sitefinity 8.0.571​5 Version Notes

    What's fixed


    • Having more than one library of different types with the same urls stops rendering the items and results in exception (FP)
    • Multilingual: delete translation of a page that has child page, but not in the current language is possible from Actions->Delete and not from page edit screen of this page (FP)
    • LastLoginDate of front-end users is not updated (FP)
    • UsersIsOnlineTimeWindow is not working (FP)
    • Frontend users are not redirected to the url specified in the ReturnUrl query string parameter after successful login (FP)
    Site Sync
    • Syncing pages with disabled additional url to an existing page (FP)
    • Configuration option for sts_logout query string passed automatically. It allows to sign out from the STS instead of the relying party. The setting can be found in Administration -> Settings -> Advanced -> Security -> StsSignout (FP)
  • Sitefinity 8.0.571​6 Version Notes

    What's fixed:

    Module builder
    • Using IsSingleItem in an inherited DynamicContentView  causes error (FP)
    • ItemLanguageFallback does not work (FP)​
    • Can not translate and send for approval Dynamic Item in case the default language has no translation.(FP)
    Site Sync
    • Modules & Services: Add dependency information for SiteSync module (requires Feeds & Notifications module to be active)
    • When Sitefinity is Child application the login URL is case sensitive (FP)
    • Sitemap generator system library inaccessible (FP)
    • When new translation is being added to a category, the parent item is not expandable and it should be manually selected for every single translation.
    ​Page Templates
    • Custom layout control's wrapper div disappears after you change the width of the div elements in the layout control (FP)
    • Using ScriptManager on a master page template prevent script combining (FP)​
    • User profiles: the email field is not available as a field to user profiles (FP)
  • Sitefinity 8.0.5717 Version Notes

    What's fixed

    • Fixed an issue where wrong translator was used for additional search fields.
    Events widget
    • CalendarView doesn't show items from the correct provider when using multi site.(FP)
    • Personalization preview console results in error "Object reference not set to an instance of an object." in test mode scenario.
    • Child page cannot be sent to recycle bin when there is a page with the same title in the sitemap (FP)
    • Performance optimizations in Inline Editing parsing.
    • Backend users who do not have the credentials to edit widget templates are able to edit them if they can edit a widget on a page to do so
    • Permissions for Forms do not work - modify permissions do not work and a user can still open a Form for edit, delete Form controls, and Publish the Form, even if he is explicitly denied for Modify rights.
    • Localize registration and account activation email. Templates are exposed as resources under Labels - RegistrationConfirmationEmail, RegistrationSuccessEmail. Custom templates can use the following syntax to resolve localization resources $ClassId, Key$Example: $Labels,RegistrationConfirmationEmail$ (FP)
    • Libraries list view is broken when the first image of the library has invalid data.
    User profiles
    • The email field is not available as a field to user profiles (FP)
    Responsive design
    • Fix the option for selecting specific responsive design rule for a particular page is not working as always all responsive design rules are applied.(FP)
    Feather integration releated
    • Fix binding redirect problem in feather when using multilingual site with specific culture that fallback to the invariant culture of the item (FP)
    • Precompiled assembly is not used when opening pages due to cache issue.(FP)
    • Applied fix for randomly occurring error: Type is enhanced when there are more than one connection to the same database from several site instances (FP).