Creating a Link to a Page in your EPiServer 7 MVC View

on April 28, 2013 in Episerver, Episerver 7, Episerver MVC with 0 Comments

When developing an EPiServer 7 site (or really any site, for that matter), making a link to a page is one of the most common things you'll do. So, I thought I'd do something a little more basic and explore how to handle this task in your front-end page and block templates, specifically using MVC Razor views. In this post, we'll look at what you can currently use to create a link to a page, then I'll introduce some extension methods that you can use to give yourself a little more flexibility in your MVC view.

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Automatically Populating Page or Block Type Properties for a Language Branch in EPiServer 7

on April 19, 2013 in Episerver, Episerver 7, TinyMCE with 0 Comments

The creation and editing of content for multiple language sites in EPiServer 7 has recently become a topic of conversation in some of our projects. We occasionally receive feedback from our clients who are looking for ways to reduce the amount of time it takes to enter content, while also being consistent with the page and block layout.

One big change with the new Edit Mode in EPiServer 7, which was available in EPiServer 6 (and technically is still available in the old Edit Mode), is that feature to compare the language branches for a page side-by-side has been removed. This was useful for editors who need to keep the content for pages consistent between each language branch, as it allowed them to easily compare the different language branches.

So to help this, we created a property attribute called [AutoPopulateLanguageBranch]. Whenever a editor translates a page or block, this copies the values from the master language branch to the new language branch for the decorated page or block type properties. This keeps the content consistent between the language branches, which, at the same time, helps speed up the process of entering content.

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How to Add Valid Elements (like iframes) to TinyMCE in EPiServer 7

on April 15, 2013 in Episerver, Episerver 7, TinyMCE with 0 Comments

In a recent EPiServer 7 project, our client needed support for iframes and some other HTML tags in the TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor. Luckily, the way you add valid elements to TinyMCE hasn't changed much between EPiServer 6 and EPiServer 7, though some small issues have made the update a little more involved. In this post, I'll show you how to add valid elements to TinyMCE and how to fix the issues you'll potentially encounter along the way.

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Working with Localization and Language Branches in EPiServer 7 MVC

on April 11, 2013 in Episerver, Episerver 7, Episerver MVC, Localization with 0 Comments

One powerful feature that EPiServer 7 provides is the localization of page content and the creation of language branches for your site, which allows you to create a multi-language, international site without the need for a huge amount of work. In this post, we'll look at how to configure, utilize, and develop for localization in EPiServer 7.

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