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SQL Select Row Count With Results

When you're working with a large database and have to search that result set with paging, your first thought might be to select all results and then do the manipulation/count on the web server, sure that'd work, but it isn't exactly the most performant approach. Let's take a look at other ways we can produce some easily understood and most importantly, fast code. - read more.

27 Mar 2019

Umbraco Get Current Member or Member By ID

It seems like most pages when you Google for getting the current member or a member by id in Umbraco seem to be from back in 2010 or 2012, well things have changed since the businesslogic days and we're now in the world of Umbraco Services, how do we use them? Solved! - read more.

20 Jul 2018 - 1 Comments

How does DNS work? For dummies!

I get a lot of people asking how DNS works, my response is always that your computer asks a server what IP address a domain points to and then goes and makes it's request to that address. But how does DNS really work and why does it work the way it does? That question is a little more involved but i've tried to answer in the simplest way possible without dumbing it down too much. - read more.

11 Jul 2018

Restrict Umbraco Back Office by IP

In this blog post, I'll describe how to protect the back office/backend of the Umbraco CMS interface by restricting it to a set of specified IP addresses. - read more.

22 May 2018

Using SQL DataTables to speed up database performance

If like me, you've found yourself with a project that requires operations on hundreds of records simultaneously from a web project, you might have found yourself running a SQL insert/update/delete command for every one, but with the use of a C# DataTable, you'll be able to perform an action on all items with one command. - read more.

27 Feb 2018

Simple fix for 'Cannot bind source type Umbraco.Web.Models.RenderModel to model type xx'

When calling @Html.Partial("MyPartialName", myModel), you might sometimes run into 'Cannot bind source type Umbraco.Web.Models.RenderModel to model type xx', it turns out that the solution to this issue might be a little simpler than you first thought. - read more.

7 Nov 2017

Custom section tree nodes and routes - Umbraco

It seems many people find it difficult to understand how custom Umbraco section tree structures work and how to set custom routes to specify a different html file for different nodes, this post aims to clarify and answer any questions you might have. - read more.

30 Jul 2017 - 1 Comments

Umbraco back office - Creating dialog windows

Dialog windows are an often requirement for custom datatypes in the back office of Umbraco and for beginners, they can also be quite complicated. Once you get to know how they work and when to use them, you'll find yourself created them for more clients because they're a brilliant way of allowing clients to work with your custom data in a user friendly way. - read more.

31 May 2017

Umbraco package/datatype JS not updating on live site

So you've created a package or a custom data type and it's going pretty well, you publish your changes and that works too. But then you make a change to the js and this time it hasn't updated, console logs aren't coming through and everything you try just doesn't seem to get the updates to work on the live site. What's wrong? The good news is, it's a simple fix. - read more.

30 May 2017

How to open a modal window for a custom datatype in the Umbraco back office

It's a simple one and can be done by using a regular link with a small bit of JavaScript and you shouldn't need any dependencies. - read more.

28 May 2017 - 1 Comments
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