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Tridion GUI Background Color
I still remember in the old days how much effort you would have to put into giving different Tridion environments different colors. Not anymore in Tridion 2011! For those of you with a Tridion account, you can find the how-to on the Tridion LIve Documentation website: Skinning the Content Manager Explorer
Robert Curlette found one more missing style thing in his article.

Tridion GUI Background Color

I still remember in the old days how much effort you would have to put into giving different Tridion environments different colors. Not anymore in Tridion 2011! For those of you with a Tridion account, you can find the how-to on the Tridion LIve Documentation website: Skinning the Content Manager Explorer

Robert Curlette found one more missing style thing in his article.

Jun 9

Tridion GUI Extension: Adding a new Tab to the Edit Window

Another great in depth guide by Robert Curlette about how to use the Tridion GUI Extension to create an extra tab in the editing window.

Summary, of what he will show on his blog:

  • In Visual Studio, create a new project and an ASCX control
  • In a JavaScript editor, create a simple JavaScript GUI Extension
  • In an XML editor, create a HelloTab.config file and configure IIS
  • Copy files to a new folder on the server C:\Program Files (x86)\Tridion\web\WebUI\Editors\HelloTab and update the System.config file
  • Tips for working with Anguilla Framework

(Source: twitter.com)

Adding Syntax Highlighting to the Template Building Block editor

Well done award!Don’t let this tiny award star fool you. This is a great addition to Tridion 2011. Actually something that should have been in the Tridion GUI by default.

Syntax highlighting of code in the quick-edit window can make life a lot easier! happy times!

And of course many thanks for Rob Stevenson-Legett and Building Blocks for making this extension public.

(Source: blog.building-blocks.com)

How to Create a Folder Structure with the Core Service?

A solid example by Mihai Cadariu about how to create a folder structure using the Core Service

(Source: twitter.com)

Tridion 2011 Favorites
A functionality I actually have never used or really knew much about: Tridion Favorites. Robert Curlette is happy it is “back”, and apparently the first GUI extension question (and answer) has been posted on Stackoverflow already as well.
I am glad I know now about it as well! (and hopefully helped inform you as well!)

Tridion 2011 Favorites

A functionality I actually have never used or really knew much about: Tridion Favorites. Robert Curlette is happy it is “back”, and apparently the first GUI extension question (and answer) has been posted on Stackoverflow already as well.

I am glad I know now about it as well! (and hopefully helped inform you as well!)

(Source: twitter.com)

May 5
Tridion 2011 Upgrade in 10 Easy Steps
After Robert Curlette created his 10 reasons to upgrade from Tridion 2009 to Tridion 2011 he has now created the upgrade in ten easy steps post!
The steps he used are as follow:
1. Read the install manual and upgrade manual.2. Upgrade the Database3. Upgrade the CMS4. Test the CMS5. Installing the Broker and Deployer6. Test the Deployer7. Test the Broker8. Custom Pages and GUI Customizations9. Event System10. Templates
Check out his blog for more details!

Tridion 2011 Upgrade in 10 Easy Steps

After Robert Curlette created his 10 reasons to upgrade from Tridion 2009 to Tridion 2011 he has now created the upgrade in ten easy steps post!

The steps he used are as follow:

1. Read the install manual and upgrade manual.
2. Upgrade the Database
3. Upgrade the CMS
4. Test the CMS
5. Installing the Broker and Deployer
6. Test the Deployer
7. Test the Broker
8. Custom Pages and GUI Customizations
9. Event System
10. Templates

Check out his blog for more details!

(Source: twitter.com)

May 4

Tridion 2009 Events System to 2011 SP1

This Stackoverflow question about how to map the “old” Tridion 2009 event to the new Tridion 2011 Events led to an article on the www.sdltridionworld.com website where Bart koopman has created a post with a neat PDF Matrix with the Event Mappings on it. Definitely useful for those who are (considering) upgrading.

May 1

How to Publish Stuff Programmatically

A solid TOM.NET and Core Service example of how to automatically publish content in Tridion by Mihai Cadariu.

(Source: twitter.com)

Razor templates with Tridion 2011 – Getting started
This time a Razor Templating blog entry from someone else than it’s maker ;-) Robert Curlette has clearly spent some quality time with the Razor Mediator and created this nice tutorial like post about him using the Razor Mediator.
He write down his top-10 of benefits:
Lots of existing Razor code samples on the web
Great Razor Mediator documentation
Built on top of the official Microsoft Razor syntax engine. No custom coding or regex matches here! It’s all official! The Mediator is mostly a wrapper around Tridion’s object model with a few helper functions built-in.  Full .NET Framework available in Templates, including functions for Date/Time parsing.
Built-in helper functions for iterating over Component Presentations by Template Name (new in 1.2)
Smart rendering functionalities like auto-detecting RTF fields and calling ResolveXHTML for us.
Easy to access Component Link fields and Embedded Fields – no more looking up the Embedded Field syntax in the reference guide!
Logging to the Template Builder ouput window with @Debug(“”)
Best template import system of any mediator – can import standard libraries from the config file and not need to include them in each template.  Inline imports allow us to import any type of code – from HTML to CSS, JS, and Razor snippets (imports added in 1.2)
Clean syntax calls and requires less code than other mediators.  Less code = less typing = less bugs = happier.
Includes its’ own installer – a first for any Tridion Mediator

Razor templates with Tridion 2011 – Getting started

This time a Razor Templating blog entry from someone else than it’s maker ;-) Robert Curlette has clearly spent some quality time with the Razor Mediator and created this nice tutorial like post about him using the Razor Mediator.

He write down his top-10 of benefits:

  • Lots of existing Razor code samples on the web
  • Great Razor Mediator documentation
  • Built on top of the official Microsoft Razor syntax engine. No custom coding or regex matches here! It’s all official! The Mediator is mostly a wrapper around Tridion’s object model with a few helper functions built-in.  Full .NET Framework available in Templates, including functions for Date/Time parsing.
  • Built-in helper functions for iterating over Component Presentations by Template Name (new in 1.2)
  • Smart rendering functionalities like auto-detecting RTF fields and calling ResolveXHTML for us.
  • Easy to access Component Link fields and Embedded Fields – no more looking up the Embedded Field syntax in the reference guide!
  • Logging to the Template Builder ouput window with @Debug(“”)
  • Best template import system of any mediator – can import standard libraries from the config file and not need to include them in each template.  Inline imports allow us to import any type of code – from HTML to CSS, JS, and Razor snippets (imports added in 1.2)
  • Clean syntax calls and requires less code than other mediators.  Less code = less typing = less bugs = happier.
  • Includes its’ own installer – a first for any Tridion Mediator

A Custom Resolver in practice

Chris Summers is sharing his hands-on experiences with actually using a Custom resolver in a Tridion 2011 SP1 implementation.

(Source: twitter.com)

2390 Lines of Templating

Vesa Paakkanen has created a “TOM.Net extension library/start-up kit” and has finally (these are his words) managed to trim the code down about 700 lines.

He has his project in Github, so hop to it and please contribute and fork it!! TOM.NET extension library start-up kit project.

Razor Helpers and Functions

More Razor code from Alex Klock!

Now that the latest version of the Razor Mediator for Tridion (v 1.2) allows you to import, I thought perhaps it would be helpful if I go over the Razor syntax for creating Razor Helper functions, or just adding normal functions in general.

Keep up the good work

Using a Tridion 2011 DataExtender to add a new metadata column to the GUI
The Tridion data extenders can really add a whole new layer of functionality to your basic Tridion implementation. Like the image of this post. You have a basic plug in the wall, but with a bit of smartness you give it a whole new meaning.
This DataExtender example by Robert Curlette really shows how you can add some great functionality to your content screen in the Tridion GUI. He leaves us with a warning of performance, though. This could mean a lot of extra overhead, so be careful with it.
Nice Job, though!

Using a Tridion 2011 DataExtender to add a new metadata column to the GUI

The Tridion data extenders can really add a whole new layer of functionality to your basic Tridion implementation. Like the image of this post. You have a basic plug in the wall, but with a bit of smartness you give it a whole new meaning.

This DataExtender example by Robert Curlette really shows how you can add some great functionality to your content screen in the Tridion GUI. He leaves us with a warning of performance, though. This could mean a lot of extra overhead, so be careful with it.

Nice Job, though!

Filtering (Prioritization) of the Tridion Publish Queue
A nice post by Chris Morgan about how to add filtering (Prioritization) to your publish queue. This only applies to implementations with at least two publishers.
Worth the read, and definitely worth looking into your implementations where you can add some prioritization to certain “important” publications. Instead of throwing all the publish items into a single pool of resources!

Filtering (Prioritization) of the Tridion Publish Queue

A nice post by Chris Morgan about how to add filtering (Prioritization) to your publish queue. This only applies to implementations with at least two publishers.

Worth the read, and definitely worth looking into your implementations where you can add some prioritization to certain “important” publications. Instead of throwing all the publish items into a single pool of resources!

Razor Mediator 4 Tridion Version 1.2 Released

This new Razor Mediator Version 1.2 does not need much introduction. To see all earlier posts about the Razor Templating you can use this blog link.

But, it contains the following new and updated features:

- Ability to Import!
- Updated GetComponentPresentationsByTemplate and GetComponentPresentationsBySchema
- RenderComponentPresentations and RenderComponentPresentationsByTemplate
- Better Compile Error Message
- Index, IsFirst, and IsLast Properties
- Quick Access to Debug Writing
- Of Fixes and More 

And version 1.3 is already in the making as well! Keep up the great work Alex!





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