Blog entries posted during 2009

  • Updated QuickWatchGadget

    I just followed the few basic steps suggested by Cristian, did a bit of basic trouble-shooting and voila – an updated version of the QuickWatchGadget is ready for CMS 6 RC1 (And hopefully also for the final release). It’s an easy install – just...

  • Warm up your sites

    Stefan Schackow had a great tip at the end of his PDC session “ Microsoft ASP.NET 4 Core Runtime for Web Developers ”. A beta extension is available for IIS 7.5 that makes IIS automatically “warm up” your web sites before any visitors arrive. This...

  • EPiServer Tweetup at PDC09

    A number of EPiServer Developers are attending PDC and I am trying to arrange a social event for everybody interested in EPiServer that are attending PDC09. This means you, if you are an EPiServer employee, EPiServer Partner, EPiServer customer or...

  • MappedPageProvider, Dynamic Content Plugin & Virtual Roles Pack - now on Codeplex

    I finally found a moment to move the code for some of the more used blog posts to Codeplex, where they are being shared as open source under the LGPL License. The Mapped Page Provider , that makes it easier to create new page providers to existing...

  • QuickWatch Gadget

    Here is my humble contribution to the Gadget Contest 2009 . The SiteCenter in EPiServer CMS 6 is truly awesome and I think it will be a big help to many of the roles involved in a company’s web site – editors, web masters, marketing managers, sale... 8

  • CMS 6: DropDownList Property Type

    Finally, I get to make an old dream of mine (and a request I’ve heard 100000 times) come true – A DropDownList property type where you can customize the options in Admin mode. Sure, we’ve had lists before as property types (Like ‘Dynamic List’)– b...

  • CMS 6: PageType Search Provider

    Inspired by Magnus’ excellent blog post earlier today I just had to throw together a little search provider of my own. And yes, it really was as simple as he made it seem. In my little example here I wanted to make the PageTypes search-able, so I...

  • Article Ratings with Dynamic Data Store

    A classic need I’ve come across a bunch of times is people wanting to store various counters like user ratings or view counters in EPiServer CMS. Up till CMS 5 they’ve been left with a few choices: Install EPiServer Community it has both features....

  • Using OpenID With EPiServer CMS

    OpenID is an awesome idea. Imagine, having a single sign-on from whatever provider you choose, and using that to log in to all your favorite websites. Many sites already allows you to use them as OpenID providers and many more will support /consum...

  • I am virtually in the role, dude

    UPDATE 2009-11-02: This code for this project has now been moved to CodePlex . Sometimes I wonder if anyone else knows that special feeling. The feeling you have when fingers just start itching and you know you just have to get that great idea out...

About the blogger

Allan Thræn


EPiServer Denmark
Contributing Citizen

I'm a software developer & architect turned Product Manager. I'm interested in how we can change technology so it adapts to people rather than having them adapt to it. I'm passionate about new technologies, user experience, prototyping, artificial intelligence, information management and web content management. I love to talk to customers, discuss architecture with developers and write technical blogs, code samples and doing product evangelism.