Umbraco User's Guide

Overview

The first guide to show you how to power your site using Umbraco.

More companies are turning to the power and simplicity of
Umbraco’s web content management system to build robust,
customized sites. Written by leaders in the Umbraco community,
this invaluable guide takes you through every aspect of this open source tool. Code samples using ...

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Overview

The first guide to show you how to power your site using Umbraco.

More companies are turning to the power and simplicity of
Umbraco’s web content management system to build robust,
customized sites. Written by leaders in the Umbraco community,
this invaluable guide takes you through every aspect of this open source tool. Code samples using XHTML, CSS, XSLT, and
C# are integrated throughout the pages to illustrate key concepts that you can apply. As you work through the chapters, you’ll progress from building a basic Umbraco site to a sophisticated one that meets the needs of your organization.

Umbraco User’s Guide:

  • Explains how to install Umbraco and walks you through its
    XML structure
  • Discusses how to create templates while building your understanding of layouts
  • Offers best practices for developing content, designing types, organizing templates, and using the rich text editor
  • Walks you through XSLT and .NET controls
  • Helps you build sample applications and troubleshoot any issues that arise
  • Covers how to create your own classified ads site by combining document types, templates, styles, macros, and more

Nik Wahlberg is the founder of Scandia Consulting, a full-service consultancy specializing in custom web application development. He is a Level 2 Certified Umbraco Professional.

Paul Sterling is a member of the Umbraco Core Team and the creator of the
Umbraco Store. He is also the founder of the Commerce for Umbraco open source project.

Wrox guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470560822
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/24/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Nik Wahlberg is the founder of Scandia Consulting, a full-service consultancy specializing in custom web application development. He is a Level 2 Certified Umbraco Professional.

Paul Sterling is a member of the Umbraco Core Team and the creator of the Umbraco Store. He is also the founder of the Commerce for Umbraco open source project.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.

PART I: CREATING YOUR FIRST SITE WITH UMBRACO.

CHAPTER 1: INSTALLING FOR THE FIRST TIME.

CHAPTER 2: THE UMBRACO APPROACH.

CHAPTER 3: DOCUMENT TYPES.

CHAPTER 4: TEMPLATES, MARKUP, AND MASTER PAGES.

CHAPTER 5: USING MACROS.

CHAPTER 6: LANGUAGES AND DICTIONARIES.

CHAPTER 7: MULTIPLE SITES, HOSTNAMES, AND LOCALIZATION.

PART II: CONTENT PRODUCTION.

CHAPTER 8: CREATING CONTENT.

CHAPTER 9: ADDING FUNCTIONALITY.

CHAPTER 10: PACKAGES—WHATEVER YOU CAN IMAGINE.

CHAPTER 11: USING XSLT.

CHAPTER 12: WORKING WITH .NET CONTROLS.

PART III: DEPLOYING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND SAMPLE APPLICATIONS.

CHAPTER 13: DEPLOYING TO A PRODUCTION INSTALLATION.

CHAPTER 14: TROUBLESHOOTING.

CHAPTER 15: SAMPLE APPLICATION: CLASSIFIED ADS.

PART IV: APPENDIXES.

APPENDIX A: UPGRADING AN EXISTING INSTALLATION.

APPENDIX B: SETTING UP YOUR VISUAL STUDIO ENVIRONMENT.

APPENDIX C: RESOURCES.

APPENDIX D: DATA TYPE DEFINITIONS.

INDEX.

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