Umbraco Alternate Template Feature (bug)

There is an annoying feature in Umbraco which, when not wanted, seems like a bug. If you want to view a page with a different template, you can enter the url/templateAliasName

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umbracoUrlAlias - Create an alternative URL for a page in Umbraco

Using the umbracoUrlAlias property on a page in Umbraco gives you the ability to set up one or more different URLs for a single page. The page structure of your site might create long URLs, and you may want to a shorter one, the umbracoUrlAlias will do that…

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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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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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Allow any markup in the TinyMCE editor

If, like me, you find it very annoying that Umbraco seems to stop you from entering whatever markup you want to put in the editor, then this post should help you.

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Null-coalescing Operator

Shorter code for using the value of a nullable object or another value if not.

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List ForEach Method

You may or may not be aware of the .ForEach() Method which is available on List objects. It is very handy for shortening your code. Lets say you want to write a method which returns a list of MailAdress objects. A more traditional way would be to do the…

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Sorting a list into random order using linq

Every now and again, there is a need to produce a list in a random order. I've found a very reliable way to do this using linq and the Guid class. It might sound complicated, but when you see the example, it should make sense and you should see how simple i…

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jQuery copy values from one set of textboxes to another

If you ever wanted a simple bit of jQuery to copy values from one set of texboxes, to another set of texboxes, this is the post for you. This is useful for copying billing address details over to the shipping address. I looked everywhere for a post like this …

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Dynamic placeholder images

I found this and thought it would be really useful, especially for designers or people mocking up sites. If you ever need a placeholder image, you don’t need to create one, you can just use this url with the size of placeholder image you want:

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