Extended content copy

8 December 2021 EPiServer No comments

When Editor cut and paste a page, then content will be simply moved from one place into another. It will get new URL, but nothing more will change. The copy and paste operation is more complicated. After Editor pasted a page, end users will be able to see a copy of the same content on the site. In some scenarios it would be good to have a better control on how exactly the content is copied. In this article I will describe my latest plugin that allows to use extended copy and paste functionality.

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Using virtual containers in page tree

24 November 2021 EPiServer No comments

The edit mode page tree is pretty fast when site has hierarchical structure. Even for few levels of nested pages the navigation works really smoothly. Unfortunately it doesn’t look that good when structure is flat. Starting from few hundreds child pages the user experience become worse, the waiting time for server to load children is more annoying and it’s more difficult for Editors to know what is current parent in the structure.

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Advanced Compare Mode

30 October 2019 EPiServer, General No comments

Episerver Content Area properties give a lot of flexibility when creating content. Instead of editing “static” page properties, Editor can create different types of blocks and control which information will be visible on the site. With the new EPiServer.Labs.BlockEnhancements package it is even easier to work with this kind of dynamic pages. However, this has a side effect which is so-called “Start page history problem“.
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Download folder with assets as ZIP

4 October 2019 EPiServer No comments

I prepared small extension for assets component. It allows Editors to download folder that contains assets as a single ZIP file.

assets download
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Plugin for sorting categories in admin mode

21 February 2019 Admin mode, EPiServer No comments

Some Episerver websites has many categories configured. For Editors it’s easier when categories are sorted alphabetically. It’s possible to change category order in admin mode, but this requires to click “up” or “down” button few times. For this scenario you can use small code snippet with a plugin for sorting categories. It will add “Sort all” button on the categories view that sorts all categories alphabetically.
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Media gallery

23 November 2018 EPiServer No comments

In my previous article I described improved image property (which is now a built in functionality of Episerver). Today I’d like to continue topic related with assets and show you media gallery. This is an extension for media component which is available on the right side of the edit mode. Using this feature Editor would be able to see more images comparing to standard list view.
media gallery
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Image property with media component

2 October 2018 EPiServer, EPiServer properties No comments

In this article I’d like to show a custom implementation of image property. There are already few blog posts and code snippets about improved image editor, but most of them focus on showing thumbnail for selected image. In my code I refactored image selection dialog and replaced content tree with media component. It can be useful for Editors, because media component has many features that can improve their work.
image property
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View on website in new window

20 September 2018 EPiServer No comments

Today I’d like to show very small extension that can be useful for some editors. In edit mode, when clicking “view on website”, the page is opened in same window. Of course using quick navigation button Editors can go back to the same edit place, but for some people this behavior can be annoying. I prepared few lines of code, that allows to open pages in new window.
view on website
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D&D local blocks

6 September 2018 EPiServer, EPiServer properties No comments

In one of my previous articles I showed a small improvement for Editors. They could create a page shortcut using D&D from page tree. This time I’d like to show another feature related with D&D. I implemented functionality of populating local blocks properties from shared block instance. Editor can drop shared block on the local block to copy all properties.
D&D for local blocks preview
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Fixed gadgets

13 August 2018 EPiServer No comments

Episerver gives a flexible way of adding and rearranging gadgets in edit mode. Editors can select which gadgets should be displayed, change their position and size. But for some editing scenarios we would like to force specific gadgets to be displayed for all editors and behave similar to the “Page tree”. Those fixed gadgets should should be added automatically when Editor logs-in to the edit mode and it should not be possible to remove them. I prepared a small snippet that allow you to make this work.
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