October 18, 2012
Multisite management capabilities in version 5.2 allows easy management of an unlimited number of web sites, hosted in a single Sitefinity instance. Different languages can be configured for different sites, web sites can share content or templates and each site has its own sitemap.
Content Personalization allows different content to be served to different types of users (user segments). Segments are built on rules. Different user segments and their personalized pages are managed in a centralized UI.
Announcing Sitefinity Lightning
As you may have noticed, we promised a surprise around the release of Sitefinity 5.2 – meet the Sitefinity Lightning project. It is a desktop application helping users to create and publish content quicker. Sitefinity Lightning will be demonstrated for the first time during the Sitefinity and Beyond Conference this week in Boston. We’ll unveil it in the week after the conference for everyone else.
Dropbox provider for Libraries
A new provider for Libraries makes it possible to sync Dropbox files with a Sitefinity Library of your choice. The synchronization is bidirectional: any files added through Sitefinity will appear on your file system and Dropbox storage, and/or any file added through a Dropbox web account or local file system will appear in Sitefinity.
The Ecommerce module is enhanced with new Multicurrency, Shop-by filters, USPS real-time shipping rates, Product List sorting, documents and files that can be attached to a product, Cyrillic support and more! Apart from that, developers can enjoy the hooks to checkout events and order status events.
New Lightweight installer
The new Sitefinity installer allows you to download just a small executable from the web site. Upon launching, you will be presented with options to select what to be installed. Over the time, we’ll be adding all productivity resources and supporting applications as options in this installer.
Other new features
Part of this release also took options for exporting Email Campaigns subscribers to a text/csv format. Developers can enjoy API events for dynamic content items, updated and improved code-reference for dynamic modules and types. OpenAccess has been upgraded to version 2012.3.1012.1.