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S02 E05 How to build a website in Umbraco version 7.6.5 - Creating the contact form with Ajax

In this video I show you how you can create a contact form in Umbraco. We use MVC for this, so we have a Model, View and Controller. We also get it working with Ajax so the page doesn't reload when you submit the form. This is handy as the form is in the foote…

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How to add comments to an Umbraco website. Episode 2 of 2. The Views and Controller

This is the 2nd and final video in this mini series showing you to add comments to any umbraco site. It continues from the previous video and shows you how to implement the user interface and how to write the controller actions to make it all work.

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How to create a simple FAQs page in Umbraco using Archetype in 7 easy steps

Ironically, this question gets asked a lot, so I thought I would show you how simple and easy it is to create an FAQs page in Umbraco using the Archetype package, in 7 easy steps.

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How to protect media items in Umbraco

This post shows you how to protect media in Umbraco. It works on the idea that you can put the media you want to protect in a parent folder, perhaps called 'Protected'. In that you can have your files and folders which are not public. But you can also have pub…

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How to use an Umbraco data type to populate an MVC Drop Down List

If you use Umbraco and you create forms using MVC and razor, perhaps a contact form, you might want to populate a dropdownlist with data controlled by the Umbraco backoffice. This post shows you how to do that.

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How to move your code out of the controller and into a helper class

This video expands on what I said in my tutorial and actually shows you how to move your code out of the controller and into a helper class.

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How to optimise your website for search engines. SEO in Umbraco

This post shows you how you can add the meta tags which are required for search engines and sharing on facebook and twitter.

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How to search by document type and property in Umbraco

This post shows you how to search by specific document types and fields in umbraco, using Examine.

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How to find the Home page in Umbraco

This post shows you how to find the home page (root node) in Umbraco. It shows you how to do it in a View, and in a Controller.

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Umbraco Related Links into C# Class Objects

This post gives you a handy little helper method to turn your related links property into a C# class object to make it easier to work with.

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