Kentico CMS 5 Website Development: Beginner's Guide


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  • Create websites that meet real-life requirements using example sites built with easy-to-follow steps
  • Learn from easy-to-use examples to build a dynamic website
  • Learn best practices to make your site more discoverable
  • Practice your Kentico CMS skills from organizing your content to changing the site's look and feel
  • Get going with example starter sites such as a corporate site, an e-commerce site, and a community-driven website to jumpstart your web development
  • Written by Thom Robbins, the Web Evangelist for Kentico Software LLC

 

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 312 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : September 2010
ISBN : 1849690588
ISBN 13 : 9781849690584
Author(s) : Thom Robbins
Topics and Technologies : All Books, CMS and eCommerce, Beginner's Guides, Content Management (CMS), e-Commerce, .NET, Microsoft SQL Server, Web Development


Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Introducing Kentico CMS 5
Chapter 2: A Tour of your New Website
Chapter 3: Managing the Content Process
Chapter 4: Linking and Managing Documents
Chapter 5: Extending the System
Chapter 6: System Integration
Chapter 7: Adding E-commerce Functionality to your Site
Chapter 8: Advanced Management
Chapter 9: SEO and Web Analytics
Chapter 10: Building a Community Website
Index
  • Chapter 1: Introducing Kentico CMS 5
    • Kentico CMS 5 installation and configuration
      • Installing Kentico CMS
    • Time for action – installing Kentico CMS 5
    • Introducing content and site management
      • CMS Desk
    • Time for action – logging into CMS Desk
      • Page editing
    • Time for action – editing an existing page
    • Time for action – modifying your profile
      • Site Manager
    • Time for action – logging into Site Manager
    • Time for action – shutdown and restart your website
    • Time for action – adding users
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2: A Tour of your New Website
    • Content is king
      • General properties of a Document type
    • Time for action – viewing available document types
      • Kentico CMS standard modules
    • Time for action – creating a poll
    • Time for action – using the WYSIWYG editor
    • Time for action – creating a blog entry
    • Page management
    • Time for action – creating a new ASPX page template
    • Time for action – creating a new Portal Engine page
    • Time for action – the Design tab
    • Time for action – adding web parts
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Managing the Content Process
    • Fundamentals of site security
    • Time for action – creating a new role
    • Time for action – adding a user to another role
    • Time for action – creating role-based content
    • Time for action – display a customized product list
    • Time for action – creating secure pages
    • Workflow management
    • Time for action – configuring workflow
    • Time for action – executing the workflow
    • Time for action – document rollback
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4: Linking and Managing Documents
    • Document linking
    • Time for action – linking to an image
    • Time for action – linking to a YouTube video
    • Document attachments
    • Time for action – adding document attachments
    • Media libraries
    • Time for action – viewing media libraries
    • Time for action – displaying a media library image
    • Time for action – creating a media library
    • Time for action – batch operations in the media library
    • Time for action – displaying our image gallery
    • Time for action – uploading files on the live site
    • Time for action – setting media library security
    • Time for action – restricting file types
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5: Extending the System
    • Transformations
    • Time for action – transformations in web parts
    • Time for action – transforming the EventRepeater web part
    • Time for action – handling attachments in transformations
    • Time for action – displaying ratings in transformations
    • Creating custom document types
    • Time for action – creating custom document types
    • Time for action – creating an employee biography
    • Kentico API
    • Time for action – adding event handlers
    • Time for action – sending a news item by e-mail
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6: System Integration
    • Social bookmarking
    • Time for action – implementing social bookmarking
    • Mapping
    • Time for action – adding a new office
    • Time for action – implementing Google maps
    • Web services
    • Time for action – building a web service
    • Tag clouds
    • Time for action – tag cloud web part
    • Really Simple Syndication
    • Time for action – subscribing to the news feed
    • Time for action – the Blog RSS feed
    • Time for action – implementing the Blog RSS feed
    • Representational State Transfer
    • Time for action – retrieving an API key
    • Time for action – using the bit.ly API
    • Time for action – building a REST user control
    • Twitter
    • Time for action – Twitter integration
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7: Adding E-commerce Functionality to your Site
    • Creating an e-commerce site
    • Time for action – new site wizard
    • Time for action – changing the e-commerce site master page
    • Time for action – removing the log-on bar
    • Product management
    • Time for action – adding products
    • Time for action – adding product options
    • Time for action – customizing product categories
    • Time for action – adding products to multiple categories
    • Time for action – adding a new product
    • Purchase process and payment gateway
    • Time for action – making a purchase
    • Time for action – payment gateways
    • Time for action – customizing the purchase process
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8: Advanced Management
    • Widgets
    • Time for action – adding widgets
    • Time for action – creating a widget zone
    • Time for action – creating a widget
    • Multi-lingual sites
    • Time for action – adding new languages
    • Time for action – translating site content
    • Time for action – viewing language-specific content
    • Time for action – combing with current culture
    • Site deployment
    • Time for action – production deployment
    • Time for action – deploying a new production site
    • Time for action – incremental changes
    • Time for action – scheduled tasks
    • Summary
  • Chapter 9: SEO and Web Analytics
    • SEO
    • Time for action – forbidden URL characters
    • Time for action – changing the site name
    • Time for action – changing page metadata
    • Time for action – using document aliases
    • Time for action – using consistent tags
    • Web analytics
    • Time for action – configuring the Web analytics module
    • Time for action – Web analytics reporting
    • Time for action – tracking a marketing campaign
    • Summary
  • Chapter 10: Building a Community Website
    • Site development
    • Time for action – creating the community site
    • Time for action – assigning the CSS stylesheet
    • Time for action – creating a page template category
    • Time for action – creating a master page
    • Time for action – uploading images
    • Time for action – populating the master page
    • Groups and membership
    • Time for action – setting up the community starter site
    • Time for action – user membership
    • Time for action – modifying the registration form
    • Time for action – creating new groups
    • Time for action – creating a group page
    • Summary

Thom Robbins

Thom Robbins is the Web Evangelist for Kentico Software LLC. He is responsible for evangelizing Kentico CMS for ASP.NET with web developers, web designers and interactive agencies.

Prior to Kentico, Mr. Robbins joined Microsoft Corporation in 2000 and served in a number of executive positions. Most recently, Mr. Robbins led the Developer Audience Marketing group that was responsible for increasing developer satisfaction with the Microsoft platform. Mr. Robbins also led the .NET Platform Product Management group responsible for customer adoption and implementation of the .NET Framework and Visual Studio. Mr. Robbins was also a Principal Developer Evangelist working with developers across the world on implementing .NET-based solutions.

Thom currently lives in Seattle where he enjoys the great weather and spending time with his family. Thom can be reached at Thomasr@kentico.com.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Create a dynamic, feature rich website that is easy to expand, customize, and maintain
  • Design easy-to-find web content that is attractive to end users and search engines
  • Make full use of sample sites to get your site looking right, tweaking CSS and customizing page templates using your own logos and marketing assets
  • Extend Kentico CMS capabilities to meet even the toughest business requirements
  • Increase your site's visibility for search engines by applying highly effective Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques
  • Create effective online marketing campaigns that you can measure effectively
  • Design effective e-commerce sites to reach and retain customers and sell your products or services
  • Engage your website visitors and turn them into active users by enabling them to register, add content, and leave comments

 

In Detail

There are over 1.7 billion internet users today. What are you doing to manage your web presence and reach your potential audience? A successful website guarantees serious business benefits and substantial cost savings for your company. Kentico CMS provides a flexible, all-in-one solution for web developers to create sites that ensure increase in brand loyalty, customer support savings and better brand management. However, making full use of Kentico CMS for attracting potential audience requires some guidance.

This practical guide gives you a head start using Kentico CMS to create professional and engaging web sites. It helps you get started quickly and covers how to build dynamic, scalable, and feature-rich websites that will keep your site visitors engaged and coming back. It moves beyond the basics to take advantage of the most powerful features to create highly interactive websites. Practical examples and tutorials show how to leverage the thirty-four different modules to create everything from a basic website to the most advanced and interactive e-commerce and social media sites. The focus is on clear instructions and easy-to-understand tutorials. This book is for you if you want to get the most out of any Kentico CMS installation!

By the end of this book, you will have learned how to build a dynamic, discoverable, and scalable website.

A clear, hands-on guide to build websites that get the most out of Kentico CMS 5's many powerful features

Approach

This book is written in a clear, easy-to-understand, and practical tutorial style taking the reader through relevant, real-world examples that can be put into practice immediately. Each topic is written in a practical way and is developed incrementally throughout the book. As the book progresses each chapter provides more detailed information to aid the reader in learning and understanding more about Kentico CMS and how to complete the tasks they need to build a dynamic, scalable, and responsive website.

Who this book is for

This book is designed for web developers, designers, webmasters, content editors, and marketing professionals who want to develop a fully featured web presence in a simple and straightforward process. No prior knowledge of Kentico CMS is expected. You do not require any detailed knowledge of programming or web development in order to follow this book. Any IT-confident individual will be able to use the book to produce an easy-to-navigate and usable website.

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