Building a text flow editor for the grid

Exploring ways to separate content from layout in Umbraco is fun and useful. However, UX is the most important part of such an endeavor. In this post, I prototype a grid editor that will show a long rich text in between other editor parts.…

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Separating data and content from layout in Umbraco

With the grid and nested content taking over more and more of the backoffice in Umbraco, we should be cautious not to create new and even more tangled messes. Here's some pros and cons of the grid et. al. and some stuff I think we should be aware of.…

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Relation Editor 1.2.0 released

Umbraco Relation Editor has finally been made 7.3+ compatible and got a few fixes to boot. Here's a video showing how to use it and a summary of the changes.…

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The basics of unit testing Umbraco

Unit testing Umbraco may be a daunting task. Here's a shortcut to get started and focus on what matters: your logic.…

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Slides from CG16 and testing IPublishedContent properties

Stubbing properties on an IPublishedContent is rather useful when you just need a test for any content. Here's how you do it. Slides from CG16 also available from here.…

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Getting real business value from strongly typed models in Umbraco

Using strongly typed models for intellisense, getting compile-time errors and avoiding typos is probably the most obvious and low hanging fruit that makes many people want to use strongly typed models. But there's so much more to be had. This article goes through a range of uses where compositions and extensions take on a whole new dimension.…

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Web Deploy says "Could not open Source file ... some web.config" when you publish an Umbraco site

Using Visual Studio to publish sites using Web Deploy fails with the exception message "Could not open Source file ... some web.config". Here's how to solve it.…

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