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Sitefinity 6.1 Released

16 Jul 2013

Telerik have made a comprehensive release of Sitefinity with a number of new and enhanced features, for a complete roadmap click here.

What's New

Navigation Widget

The new easy-to-style Navigation widget enables designers and developers to customize the look and behavior of Sitefinity navigation. This widget can generate vertical, horizontal, or hierarchical navigation based on the website’s site map. It’s lighter-in terms of JavaScript and markup-allowing for easier customization and styling. Below you can find the main benefits of the new navigation widget:

  • Simplified HTML markup
  • Editable widget templates
    • Simple horizontal navigation
    • Simplify the styling of the Navigation widget
    • Ability to render page links as specified in a widget template
    • Common CSS class for the Navigation widget
  • Default templates using Kendo UI
  • Custom selection of pages is available for all Navigation widget templates
  • Option to set responsive transformation rule
    • Out of the box transformation to toggle and to drop down are supported

Image Thumbnails

  • Editable image thumbnail settings
  • Support for the thumbnail generated by: Resize to area, Crop, Resize to side
  • Option to associate thumbnail settings to Image Albums
  • Ability to select thumbnails in Image Widget, Image Gallery Widget, and Rich Text Editor
  • External storage support for Image & Video thumbnails

Sitefinity Digital Assets Management

  • New Sitefinity Desktop Application - Manage Documents, Images and Files with one click
  • Edit Images published on the web site from your desktop
  • Live document editing
  • Publish Sitefinity content from your desktop
  • Sitefinity Desktop Application can connect to any Sitefinity 6.1 web site out of the box. 
  • Check the v1.0 Release notes here

Forums

  • Included option to upload icons per forum
  • Added new forum groups view
  • Ability to lock/unlock a whole forum or forum group
  • User can opt out from notifications on their forum threads

Site Sync

  • Added option to sync widget templates
  • Enabled option to select specific items to include in sync
    • Includes automatic sync of item dependencies.
  • Added language filtering of  items to sync
  • Allowed synchronization to a selected target server

Module & Mobile App Builders

  • Module Builder
    • Added permissions per address field
    • Added code reference for address field
  • Mobile App Builder
    • Support for hierarchical modules
    • Added auto navigate option for the address field
    • You can now take advantage of Everlive cloud services new features -  push notifications and social authentication by extending the Mobile apps client-side template.

Ecommerce

  • Added option to specify the order of Attributes
  • Enabled the creation of product variations based on multiple attributes
  • Added ability to associate image to a variation
  • In Multisite Management Product types are shared across all sites

SharePoint and Everlive connectivity

  • Performance optimizations
  • Added ability to synchronize SharePoint picture libraries with Sitefinity Libraries
  • Dynamic content and Events items' life-cycle 

Libraries

  • Ability to change Folder UrlName from the UI
  • Ability to search libraries by title
  • Ability to Select “All” or “None” in the backend Thumbnail view

Events

  • Support for drag and drop in Events widget calendar view
  • Tooltip for recurring events in Events widget list view is now extended and provides more detailed information – Start and End date, Time, if the event is marked as All day etc.

Content blocks

  • Ability to choose the wrapper element when using Content block - when you use Content block, it used to wrap the content with a <div> element. Now the user is able to write his own element, as sometimes <div> isn't the most appropriate one.  You are also be able to choose if you don't want a wrapper element at all, as very often you just don't need one

Email Campaigns

  • Ability to send messages containing custom fields for Subscribers - currently adding a  field like {|Subscriber.CustomField|} is resolved properly in the received e-mail

Field Controls

  • Ability to count characters entered in the text field
  • Ability to trim spaces before and after the text filled in the text field

Personalization

  • Ability to switch the location of the Geo-Location '.dat' file

Upgrades

  • Telerik RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX – Q1 2013 SP2 (2013.1.417.40)
  • Telerik RadControls for Silverlight – Q1 2013 SP1 (2013.1.403)
  • Kendo UI – Q1 2013 SP1 (2013.1.514)
  • GeoLiteCity.dat file is updated with the latest version

Workflow

  • The notification email does not contain details about the content item that awaits approval

Other

  • Telerik Reporting Services Upgraded to Q2 2013 (7.1.13.612)
  • MVC assemblies upgraded to version 4.0
  • Pages: Added option to configure page extensions
  • Pages: Added canonical URLs for static pages
  • Widgets: Added MetaTitleField advanced setting to the content widgets
  • Approval Workflow: URL, Title, Author and content type added to the notification email
  • Search: Search results open the default page. Setting page where the content is published is no longer required for search indexes
  • Added Geo-Location API for location-based services

 

 

Media Contact:

Glenfield Creative
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