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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

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

Fixed: A route named 'umbraco-surface-BaseRoute' is already in the route collection

Here I discuss why the error 'A route named 'umbraco-surface-BaseRoute' is already in the route collection' happens and how to fix it. - read more.

25 Dec 2016

Whats the difference between .Url property and Umbraco.Url(1234)

There are some subtle differences that mean a very large speed difference in how your Umbraco application performs. - read more.

1 Sep 2016

Using Umbraco Route Hijacking and posting to it

Route hijacking will allow you to use custom models and populate them before the view gets called/rendered, here's how to do it and how to post forms to a route hijacking controller. - read more.

11 Feb 2016 - 1 Comments

Umbraco using Global.asax to handle events before the Request Handler.

Learn how to override the existing Global.asax and extend the existing Global.asax class. - read more.

22 Jan 2016

Reducing Umbraco memory usage by enabling 32-bit applications

Today I noticed that if you enable 32bit applications for the application pool behind an Umbraco installation, it will use a LOT less memory! - read more.

7 Jul 2015 - 2 Comments

Just-in-time debugger - Umbraco Issues

Finding an effective solution for the null pointer exception which triggers the just-in-time debugger in old Umbraco websites on windows server. - read more.

18 Aug 2014
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