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Sitefinity CMS v3.2 Brings in Unrivaled User Experience

By antonia.bozhkova ·
Telerik, a leading vendor of developer tools and components for .NET, is happy to present Sitefinity CMS v3.2 ? a flexible, hassle-free development platform for the construction and management of websites, intranets, and community portals. Sitefinity v3.2 is the succeeding milestone in Telerik?s quest for a feature-rich web development tool with unrivaled usability.

?There are many CMS platforms on the market that offer rich functionality for both end users and developers. The comprehensive web development tools, however, always come at the expense of usability. When selecting a CMS, customers usually are up against the trade off ?complete vs. user-friendly? platform. We spotted that business opportunity and have been continuously working on providing a comprehensive development platform that does not sacrifice the freedom of both web developers and end-users, yet offers simplicity and ease-of-use? says Vassil Terziev, Telerik CEO. ?Sitefinity v3.2 represents a final touch to offering complete content publishing functionality that comes with intuitive user experience?.

The axis of the new version is the long-awaited Images & Documents Library Module that brings the content publishing functionality to completion by providing end-users with easy-to-use option to create, edit and share content. The benefits for web site administrators are also noteworthy: automatic handling of permissions and automatic storage and retrieval from/to the project database. When migrating a project, for example, it is much easier to transfer the whole project database, instead of transferring and managing the image and documents files separately. An essential advantage is the fact that developers do not need to take care of image/document paths any longer ? it has been all automated. Thus, Sitefinity CMS v3.2 brings added value to its customers by proposing a painless solution to combine both richer functionality and effortless web development at the very same time.

Another manifestation of Sitefinity CMS 3.2 urge to offer a complete user-friendly content publishing platform is the Events module, which allows users to easily schedule and announce events through their websites. The module incorporates the renowned Telerik RadScheduler, which provides the standard abilities to manipulate events. Based on the Generic Content Module, the Events Module inherits most of its features such as panels for managing tags, categories and comments, and to define module-specific permissions. Additionally the Events Module introduces a new specific panel for working with geo-mapping settings. The module provides an ability to display maps of event's location from three leading map services: Google Maps; Yahoo! Maps; Live Maps.

In addition to the richer content publishing platform, Sitefinity CMS v3.2 reveals numerous optimizations pursuing the objective to offer effortless and enjoyable user experience. The Generic Content Module now allows uploading images through user-friendly image manager. Additionally, a hyperlink manager assists users in linking content to a certain page within the project through a sitemap selector. There is no need to type the exact URL any longer. Both features help even beginners to intuitively accomplish tasks within seconds.

Beyond the ample customer satisfaction, Sitefinity CMS v3.2 also offers further opportunities to customize the already extremely flexible web development platform. With the new Personalization functionality, users are now able to save their own system and/or module settings once they log into the admin area. There are different personalization options, such as: setting a specific part of the Sitefinity administration as home page; dashboard settings ? classic or overlay visualization; displayed items per page, etc.

Another exciting feature that allows for project customization is the export websites as templates tool. This tool currently exports all data from the created pages of a website in the Pages section of the Admin area, as well as data from the following modules: Generic Content, News, Lists, and Blogs.

Pricing & Availability

Standard Edition License: Sitefinity 3.0 is offered at $899 per domain. The cost of the Standard Edition License includes support and one year subscription. Volume discounts are available for customers who purchase three or more software licenses.

Community Edition: Telerik offers a free Community Edition of Sitefinity, which provides great content management, blogs, news and other capabilities out of the box. The Community Edition is ideal for building small websites which do not need enterprise features such as workflow, versioning, and multilingual support and is available for both commercial and non-commercial use. This free edition comes with community support only.

About Telerik
Telerik is a leading vendor of developer tools and components for .NET. Building on our expertise in interface development and Microsoft technologies, Telerik helps customers build applications with unparalleled richness, responsiveness and interactivity. Created with passion, Telerik products help thousands of developers every day to be more productive and deliver reliable applications under budget and on time.

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