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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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What is TDD? How to get started with Test Driven Development

This post gives you an introduction into Test Driven Development. It uses a simple, real world example to show you how to get started.

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How to create a custom 404 page handler via a package action in Umbraco

This post shows you how you can use package actions to modify, update, or set configurations for your Umbraco site on your package install event.

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How to create a Hangman Chat Bot game in Node.js using Microsoft Bot Framework

This post will show you step by step how to create a Chat Bot using Node.js and the Microsoft Bot Framework. Don't be put off if you've never used node.js before. It's really easy to use. You don't need to be an expert to write node.js programs. Anyone can fol…

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How to migrate or downgrade a SQL Server database to a lower version

This post shows you how you can migrate or downgrade a SQL Server database from one version to a lower or earlier one. E.g. 2016 to 2014, 2014 to 2012, 2012 to 2008 etc

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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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TaoTronics Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headphones TT-BH07 - Review and Unboxing

These are literally the best headphones I've ever owned. I bought them last year and they were fantastic for noise cancellation, volume, sound quality and convenience.

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How to inline CSS and JavaScript bundles in MVC

This post shows you how you can combine bundling and minification with inline styles and scripts in MVC.

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What is .NET Core? 7 Things you should know.

This post explains to you what .NET Core is, what it is used for and tells you whether you need to use it or not.

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