Changing the sort order of default Umbraco tabs

By Mark Bowser     Monday, August 03, 2015     tab, Umbraco 7, AutoMapper, Sort

We have a couple of projects where we wanted to gain more control over the sort order of some of the default Umbraco tabs like "Properties" or "Child items". Although I don't know of a way to do this through the Umbraco backoffice or with configuration, it is suprisingly easy to write some custom code to handle this.

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New Umbraco v7 Package: Dialog Expander

By Jason Prothero     Monday, April 06, 2015     Umbraco 7, umbraco, package, back-office, ui

This package is a simple UI enhancement to the v7 right-side dialog flyours to allow a content editor to make the dialog bigger or back to normal.  It just gives a bit more room for dialog selections and views.  With the new Document Types as grid editors, it can help to have a little extra room when its available.

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TeamCity and Web Deploy: Silent unlogged failure

By Mark Bowser     Friday, July 11, 2014     TeamCity, Web Deploy, Visual Studio

Setting up TeamCity on a new server can be frustrating. Every time I try it, I run into a new issue. The latest of these issues was missing .targets files. The first missing targets file, Microsoft.WebApplication.targets, resulted in all sorts of errors. The second missing .target file, Microsoft.Web.Publishing.targets, resulted in silent, unlogged failure. This is how we resolved them.

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Guide for setting up TeamCity for Umbraco development

By Mark Bowser     Wednesday, June 25, 2014     umbraco, TeamCity, Continuous Integration, Web Deploy, MSBuild

TeamCity is an awesome tool for automating builds, deploys, and tests. For each of our projects, we might have many developers/designers working away on a site. We needed a way for our dev site to stay up-to-date without someone having to manually push code. This is why we like TeamCity. We can set TeamCity up to watch our code repositories, automatically publish new changes, and run all sorts of unit tests without anyone lifting a finger. This is how to get it all set up.

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