Using a Web Solutions Content Management Server (CMS) element naming convention to enable CMS sitebuilder to quickly determine an element type without checking its properties is a common best practice. By using a common set of element names you will...
Something that has always bugged me with our favourite CMS / WebSite Management Server is that when publishing HTML content a comment/header/advert is embedded next to the html head tag in all web pages that includes the page id, CMS product name...
Thanks to Rob, who reminded me that this last templating trick was only shown in the “old” RedDot CMS days and isn’t taught anymore these days by most RedDot CMS consultants. What are your little helpers?
Sometimes you don’t need to see a full preview of your site, you just want to reload the fragment of the RedDot CMS page you’re currently working on.
Not every site sticks to the basic tree structure offered by Navigation Manager. Sometimes you need to include external sites into the navigation structure, or even *ShockHorror!* make a page appear in more than one location.
Als wir im September 2016 den neuen Know How Bereich gestartet haben. War noch keinem so richtig bewusst, was alles an Inhalten integriert, migriert und erstellt werden. Jetzt gut nach eineinhalb Jahren und gut 450 Artikeln später – war die Zeit gekommen.
rdToolbar was first conceived many years ago in an attempt to streamline the content entry process for SmartEdit users, whilst grouping together custom RQL plugins/functions in a consist location on the page.
Here is yet another user interface extension for you: Assigning file names in RedDot can be a bit tricky – if you choose the same name twice and both pages are published to the same directory, one file overwrites the other...
Sorting of Lists and Containers in RedDot can be very time consuming and is not handled very user-friendly, especially with lots of elements. This UI Extension allows easy and intuitive drag&drop-sorting in SmartEdit...
is an user interface enhancement for RedDot CMS, which allows problem reporting by editors in SmartEdit view. Additionally, the report is complemented by essential information (user information, project, page id, langauge variant, template name, etc.)...
Within a plugin I want to check, if the normal editor running the plugin is within a specific RD user group. Because the editor did not have the ServerManager module assigned, the usual RQL request didn’t work...
This is another great guest post by Chad Killingsworth from the Missouri State university. Chad is another RedDot Guru who comes up with neat solutions every now and then and also integrated the TinyMCE texteditor into RedDot CMS.
One of the biggest risks when relaunching a new version of a site is losing search rankings that may have taken a considerable amount of time and effort to earn. The use of 301 Redirects will help you to maintain current search rankings...
Is it easy to integrate .NET into your RedDot CMS project? Yes it is, if you know how and obey some simple rules. This article gives you a best practice on how to include any .NET functionality for your published website within your RedDot CMS templates.
RenderTags can be used in many different ways. By using them one not only is able to read content from several places in the project you also can change and manipulate page rendering and use the render tag technology for your control structures...
When using the RedDot Query Language (RQL) to customize and improve your RedDot...
The two main goals every website should try to achieve is to attract and convert visitors, whether it be the form of leads, sales, or an increase in readership. From a development point of view, implementing SEO best practises within your CMS projects...
Since version 7.5 there is the RedDot CMS API also known as RenderTags...
What would be good is if there was one “translation” file that you could use so you only need to translate each thing once. Funnily enough, there’s a really easy way of doing this with Navigation Manager’s RenderTags...