New Module Builder offers faster customizations and accelerates website development
WALTHAM, MA, Dec 20, 2011 – Telerik, an end-to-end provider of software application lifecycle and content management solutions, today revealed the latest release for Sitefinity, its award-winning Content Management System (CMS). In Sitefinity 4.4, customers will find a fully integrated Module Builder, enabling website administrators to rapidly create new content-types using a web-based UI. Another highlight of the release is the site synchronization feature, which facilitates synchronization of data across multiple sites and environments. Sitefinity 4.4 accelerates the website development and content creation processes, boosting overall productivity and minimizing costs.
Central to the Sitefinity 4.4 release is the Module Builder, which empowers website administrators to create custom content types and associated fields with minimal time and effort. Depending on the use case, site administrators can define required fields and select field validations to create a custom module tailored for their specific scenario. Upon installation of the custom module, Sitefinity will auto-generate any necessary administration interfaces, API, permissions, workflows, and more, allowing users to quickly get sites up and running, while still allowing .NET developers to customize the project through Visual Studio or through the integrated back-end configurator.
Also debuting in this release is a new Code Reference tool that puts the developer’s documentation in context with the custom modules. Sitefinity generates a set of ready-to-use code snippets based on the created custom types and fields, thus improving efficiency by eliminating the need to reference lengthy manuals.
"Customization is among the key features when choosing a CMS, especially for our clients who are always striving to maximize productivity. The focus of Sitefinity has always been on making everyone using the system more productive as well as making Sitefinity easier and more pleasant to work with," said Martin Kirov, executive vice president of Sitefinity, Telerik. "The new Module Builder is the culmination of more than two years of hard work rebuilding Sitefinity from the ground up to be the most extensible .NET web platform. It brings customization and extensibility to a whole new level and sets the foundation for many new Sitefinity features and modules which we and our clients and partners can now build much faster."
Also new with this release is site synchronization, which advances Telerik’s goal of streamlining the management of web assets in multi-tier environments. Site Sync makes Sitefinity an ideal solution for enterprises with mature internal development processes, high website traffic volumes, multiple sites and servers. The new site synchronization technology, based on the CMIS standard, ensures content synchronization of content blocks, news, blogs, documents, videos, pages, templates as well as taxonomies among multiple websites and environments, including live, test, and staging servers. Administrators can be assured that content or data updates will be reflected uniformly across all sites and servers, helping them to easily deliver the most up-to-date information.
A host of other enhancements and refinements are making their debut, including improvements to Sitefinity’s rapidly maturing ecommerce module. As part of this latest release, storeowners have the flexibility to define product variations for size, style, color, and other variables, giving customers more freedom of choice and simplifying the purchasing process.
For a complete list of new features and additional details about Sitefinity 4.4, please visit www.sitefinity.com or follow @sitefinity on Twitter. For more information about Telerik, please visit www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, automated testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major Microsoft development platforms. Telerik's award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. With tens of thousands of users in more than 90 countries around the world, Telerik's customers include numerous Fortune 2000 companies, academic institutions, governments, and non-profit organizations.
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