You’ve got your brilliant new website, full of interesting and beautiful content, but you also want to hear from the users of your site, or to show them content based on their preferences. Maybe you need something as simple as a contact form, or something as complex as a branching survey which tailors its questions to the user’s responses. You may even want to give your users the ability to make donations or payments for products and services.
When we work with a customer to deploy a new website, we first make the website available on the internet under a different domain name for the website content to be added before going live.
If, like many people, you’re struggling to keep up with the latest releases of the Umbraco platform, (easy tiger), then hopefully I’ll be able to share my experience with you on the upgrade process between versions, some of the gotchas, and a few little hints along the way.
There’s no doubt that upgrading to the latest Umbraco platform has huge benefits like better editor experience (a whole new media Library… party on Umbraco), full MVC support, performance improvements (we found that there seemed to be some performance issues with 4.8.x and 4.9.x and this got resolved in 4.10.x, phew, now lightning!), a myriad of bug fixes and more. Just check out the Umbraco blogs and see for yourself.
The ability to categorise content is something many of our clients have a use for when managing their site. Whether it's to categorise blog posts, news articles or used to define pages that are related to each other, it's a common requirement to allow content editors to assign categories to pages and content items within the CMS.
There are some packages for tagging pages, but these are often service-based or a free-text tagging which some clients feel is a bit too informal or open to mistakes and accidental duplication. Having the ability to create a fully bespoke hierarchical tree of categories for assigning to content within their website is often just what they need.
Enter Categorisation for Umbraco. This simple package integrates the functionality which allows website administrators to define a tree of categories to be available to editors when editing their content.