Projects Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:43:13 +00:00 umbraco Latests packages from the forum on en List Picker The List Picker is an alternitive to the built in Umbraco list data types of dropdowns, checkboxes and radio button lists. This data type differs in that it allows you to select a dropdown, checkbox or radio button list then add the item to the list with display text and a value and finally a way to set an item (multiple items for the checkbox list) as a default value.



Download packa and install via the Developer seciotn in the Umbraco back office, done.


Install with Nuget (

Install-Package DtpListPicker.Umbraco



Use the List Pick as you would any other property from a content page. There are NO special class the need to be referenced in your view. Examples:





Jason Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:31:52 +00:00
Date Time Picker with UTC Offset Adds a new datatype based upon the existing Date/Time picker with time.

New datatype displays the difference in hours from UTC of the current computers time zone.

Hywel Rees Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:01:30 +00:00
UrlPicker This is a v7 update to the v6 UrlPicker.

Originally built during uWestFest 2014 and released on NuGet only. Now available to non-Nugeteers.

Authored by Tom Fulton, Kevin Giszewski, Jeavon Leopold and others.

Available on Nuget as well:

Kevin Giszewski Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:10:06 +00:00
App Pool Refresh Very simple plugin to refresh the Application Pool for the site from a developer section dashboard. This plugin just creates an AppSetting key that stores a date. When the refresh button is clicked the AppSetting key value is updated with the current date and time. So it is just simpley touching the web.config to trigger the refresh. Easy peasy lemon squeezy! 



Download package and install via the Umbraco back office, done.


Install from Nuget ( 

Install-Package AppPoolRefresh.Umbraco

Jason Mon, 10 Aug 2015 22:00:06 +00:00
Umbraco Export Members to Excel Text CSV and OpenDocument Spreadsheet Export Members to Excel is an Add-on for Umbraco which allows you to export members from your Umbraco CMS to an Excel and OpenDocument Spreadsheet using Aspose.Cells. A new node titled Export Members To Excel appears under Members tree in Umbraco backend after installation where you can simply select members to export and output format to get members in selected output document format.

This initial version of the Add-on have the following features:

  • Export members to Microsoft Excel Documents (.xls, .xlsx and .xlsb)
  • Export members to Tab delimited text document (.txt)
  • Export members to CSV (Comma delimited) (*.csv)
  • Export members to OpenDocument Spreadsheet (*.ods)
  • Option to select desired output format before exporting
  • Option to export all or selected members to selected output document format.
  • Works with all .NET versions starting from .NET 2.0.
  • Exported document is automatically sent to browser for downloading
  • If selected a copy of the exported document is saved in App_Data/AsposeMemberExport folder on the server for later use.
  • Compatible with a wide range of Umbraco versions 4.5+ including Version 6 and 7.
Aspose Marketplace Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:11:48 +00:00
Automatically resize images on save using Aspose Image Resizer for Umbraco Aspose Image resizer is an Umbraco datatype which allow automatic image resizing on save. It uses powerful image processing features provided by Aspose.Imaging. Aspose.Imaging for .NET is an imaging library that lets developers create, edit, draw or convert images in their .NET applications.
This initial version of the datatype have the following features

  • Use multiple copies on one document
  • Use on Media as well as Content and Members
  • Does not overwrite original image
  • Saves resized images in the original image media folder
  • Stores url to image as plain text for easy access via xslt
Aspose Marketplace Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:54:23 +00:00
PerplexMail for Umbraco Nowadays it is almost unthinkable to have a website that does not send out any emails. For example most websites have a basic form for submitting contact information which in turn sends out an email to the owner of the website and sometimes to the visitor as well.

This package gives content editors full control over these emails. You can edit the content, you can view which mails are sent and you can totally personalize an e-mail.

Getting started

The four steps you need to take to get full control over your emails:

  1. Download the PerplexMail .zip file. and install the package in the developer section of your Umbraco installation (publish the new PerplexMail nodes in the Content section)
  2. Open the example email and change the default "From"-emailaddress to your own. Leaving it to the default may cause the email to end up in your spambox. 
  3. Select the template to use (you can pick the provided example template (Located under PerplexMail > Templates). Save and publish your changes.
  4. Start sending emails!

The package includes a first example template and mail so you can start experimenting directly.

Umbraco Forms Integration

If you've already given your editors the power of editing their forms via Umbraco Forms you can now connect with PerplexMail to give them also full control over the emails that are sent after you submit a form.

But you do not have to integrate with Umbraco Forms. You can also use it for your own built forms!

Full documentation is available and we love to receive your feedback via our website or email.

]]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 13:14:22 +00:00
nuPickers Vimeo Picker Requires: nuPickers 1.3.0 or later

nuPickers Vimeo Pickers is a DotNet DataSource for use with the following Pickers in nuPickers:

  • DotNet CheckBox Picker
  • DotNet PrefetchList Picker
  • DotNet RadioButton Picker
  • DotNet TypeaheadLList Picker


NuGet Package:

Documentation Wiki:

Justin Spradlin Sun, 09 Aug 2015 21:32:09 +00:00
FlexewebCommerce Starter Kit This starter kit gives you all the common features you need to set up an online shop, such as a basket, checkout, payment, account management, admin tools, delivered in angular and jquery.

This package also contains the core FlexewebCommerce libraries complete with apis, providers and services

Please note:
FlexewebCommerce is a provider based system. It is advisable that once the package is installed you set up the configurations for the providers using the config file supplied- /config/FlexewebCommerce/flxCommerce.config

- Does not include prebuild website. Package is a plugin for existing websites

- A "Getting Started" guide coming soon to help you set up an online shop using FlexewebCommerce    



  • MiniBasket partial view
  • Basket template
  • Javascript Add To Basket feature


  • Checkout surface controller
  • 4 stage checkout process including - register, delivery, payment and reciept supported by Windows Workflow Foundation
  • Several handy FlexewebCommerce client side tools including postcode finder
  • 2 payment gateways - Sagepay and Paypal


  • Templates and javascript to register new users
  • Add and edit user address, orders, and profile partial views
  • Login and logout templates and javascript
  • Forget password template and javascript


  • Create and edit Order email templates for admin and users


  • Catalogues
  • Marketing Campaigns
  • Order Management
  • List products by category macro
  • Product attributes macro
  • Checkout content nodes
  • FlexewebCommerce config file to configure the default providers supplied


Simon Osborne Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:46:11 +00:00
Skybrud.Umbraco.GridData Skybrud.Umbraco.GridData is a small package with a strongly typed model for the new grid in Umbraco 7.2 and above.

The package makes it easy to use the model in your MVC views, master pages or even in your custom logic - eg. to index the grid data in Examine for better searches.


The package is available on NuGet as well. This is the recommended approach to installing the package:

PM> Install-Package Skybrud.Umbraco.GridData


You can find a bit of documentation for this package on GitHub.

Anders Bjerner Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:59:03 +00:00
Umbraco 7 TypeScript Definitions This package provides access to the TypeScript definitions for the backoffice of Umbraco.  It should assist development of property editors, dialogs and custom sections.  It started out as a project for myself but it's really helped me out so much, I thought I'd release it to the community.

How to use it?

Simply install this package or install through NuGet.  I recommend installing angularjs.typescript.definitelytyped nuget package as well.  That will give you full intellisense for both the backoffice of umbraco and now angularjs.

It will provide the following:

  • Intellisense for useful resources and services
  • Provide access to available methods for the specific resource or service
  • Intellisense for parameters
  • Intellisense for the return types (including parameters for the callback)
  • Helps build the required arguments to pass to the methods
You can view the screenshots below for a better idea on what this does.
How to start out

Install this package or via NuGet :

PM> Install-Package UmbracoTypescriptDefinition


Create a new TypeScript file in Visual Studio, and reference the definitions by dragging in the file onto the typescript editor.  Make sure the typed definitions are included in Visual Studio.

Now you should be able to do:

        ["$scope", "notificationsService",
                function($scope: ng.IScope, notificationsService: {
                        //if I reference notificationsService anywhere, I will get intellisense
              "someHeader", "someMessage");


Don't forget to also install AngularJS.TypeScript.DefinitelyTyped.

I will be open sourcing this in the next few days ready for any contributions, if you'd like to help out.



1.1 Fixes a problem with iPromise

1.0 Initial release

Craig Noble Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:43:18 +00:00
Color Palettes Color Palettes is a simple property editor that let you define different color palettes and present them to the editor as a list of radio buttons.

It is also possible to request defined color palettes from Adobe Kuler or COLOURlovers 
by entering the theme/palette id.

This package can be useful if you want to use a specific style/theme for the page (e.g. by adding the palette alias to <body>), use styles on specific elements or widgets.

To use the selected palette in your razor view add the following namespaces:

@using Our.Umbraco.ColorPalettes.Models;
@using Our.Umbraco.ColorPalettes.Converters;


and to get the selected palette:

Strongly typed example

ColorPalette palette = Model.Content.GetPropertyValue<ColorPalette>("theme");
var colors = palette.Colors;


Dynamic example

ColorPalette palette = (ColorPalette)CurrentPage.theme;
var colors = palette.Colors;


var colors = ((ColorPalette)CurrentPage.theme).Colors;


You can also loop through each color defined in the palette:

@foreach (var color in palette.Colors)


or get a specific color in the palette:

string color1 = palette.Colors.ElementAt(0).Code,
       color2 = palette.Colors.ElementAt(1).Code,
       color3 = palette.Colors.ElementAt(2).Code,
       color4 = palette.Colors.ElementAt(3).Code,
       color5 = palette.Colors.ElementAt(4).Code;



  • NEW: Added camelCase filter to autofill alias on first edit.


  • Initial release.


Bjarne Fyrstenborg Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:52:40 +00:00
MdEdit MdEdit is a mark-down editor


The default editor for Velstand


shwld Sun, 19 Jul 2015 16:33:53 +00:00
ExamineTools ExamineTools is a collection of enhancements for the default Examine content search and indexing.

The features are outlined below - refer to the documentation for a detailed explanation on how to use ExamineTools.

It's still a beta!

Note that this package is still in beta! If you find any issues, please report them in the forum.

Scoped search

With ExamineTools you can scope your search to a subset of the content tree, ensuring that you will only get search results from within the search scope. 

The usage and syntax is pretty much exactly the same as the built-in Umbraco search; all you need to add is the ID of the page that marks the top of the search scope in the content tree. 

Hide from search

ExamineTools lets you omit individual content items from the search results, even if the content type is being indexed by Examine. 

Simply you add a checkbox called "umbracoSearchHide" to your content type. Any content based on this content type having the "umbracoSearchHide" checkbox checked won't appear in the search results.

Extract text from JSON

ExamineTools can extract the text values of JSON objects and replace the JSON with the extracted text values in the Examine index. 

You can enable this feature per field in your index.

Replace node IDs with property values

ExamineTools can replace content node IDs (from content picker, multi node tree picker, etc...) with specified property values of the selected content items. 

You can configure this feature per field in your index.

Kenn Jacobsen Thu, 16 Jul 2015 07:36:07 +00:00
User Group Permissions


User Group Permissions allows permissions to be set on content nodes by user type rather than by individual users.

Updated for Umbraco 7

User Group Permissions is the Umbraco 7 version of Usergroup Permissions.


This package works with the existing Umbraco permission system, so you are still able to set permissions for individual users.

Source Code & Attribution

The source code is available on GitHub. It is based on the original codebase here and another fork here. The original was created by Richard Soeteman, and additional work was done by Carl Jackson.


See here.

Nicholas Westby Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:52:18 +00:00
Attackmonkey Grid Locker Installing this packages will make ALL grids on your site locked down for everyone apart from Administrators.

What does this mean? All non-admin users will be able to edit the content that is already on place in the grids, but they won't be able to add new items, re-order items, delete items, or add new rows.

At the moment this package is a very blunt tool, I would like to improve it to make it more configurable and to allow it to target specific grids. If anyone who's an Angular ninja fancies giving me a hand with this (my Angular skillz are far from l33t at the moment), please get in touch :)

Tim Fri, 10 Jul 2015 21:09:26 +00:00
PieMan Analytics NOTE: If you've installed an earlier version of PieMan, thanks. Best bet now though is to move to v0.5.0 - it fixes some stability issues and restores a kinda critical file missing from v0.2.0.

PieMan brings the goodness of Google Analytics into your Umbraco website, in a simple, clean view that's ideal for content authors.

Getting started
To use, create a new data type using the PieMan property editor and add it to a document type. PieMan is happiest on his own tab, just because he's greedy and likes the space.

PieMan needs authorisation to access your Analytics account - find the authorisation button in the settings dialog. PieMan isn't interested in your personal information, only the Google Analytics account details necessary to access those juicy stats.

Once you've granted PieMan permission to access your stats, you'll need to select an account and profile in the settings dialog. Save your selection, publish the page and refresh the back office - you should be good to go. It's a one-off process with the selections persisted as values on the datatype, so you'll have access to page-by-page stats without any further config.

Why PieMan?
Simple - pie charts are awesome.

Why only a subset of my stats?
Google Analytics is great at being Google Analytics. If you want the full suite of tools and complete data set, you're better off logging in to Google Anayltics.

If you want a high-level overview of how a particular page is performing, PieMan gives you that - visitors, pageviews, time on page, device, browser, new vs returning, over whatever timespan suits you best.

PieMan is not attempting to replace Google Analytics, but supplement it.


v0.5.0 - Adds localization (Danish, English [UK and US]). Happy to add more if anyone wants to help with the translations...

v0.4.0 - Improves error handling (WIP), and corrects issue where root page would not return any data

v0.3.0 - Restores missing DLL (oops).

v0.2.0 - Adds comparisons in the main chart (total and unique views). 

Very much a Beta.

Nathan Woulfe Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:03:00 +00:00
V7 Editors Manual - Bookshelf Edition This is an editable Markdown version of the documentation done by Matt Wootton and CAB Studios. (

The markdown was created in and is intended for use with Kevin Giszewski's Bookshelf Package. (

This is also available to download directly through the Bookshelf Package from github. (

This documentation is current through 7.1 and needs some updating to address new features such as the Grid editor.

Owen Henry Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:17:21 +00:00
uHateoas - Umbraco Hypermedia As The Engine Of Application State Umbraco REST Hypermedia API.

We all love using Umbraco to build our websites, web & mobile apps, but not everyone has C# skills. Umbraco & UHATEOAS provide us with an intuitive web based UI to define, capture and maintain entities, relationships and rules for our content in an intuitive non technical interface, now coupled with a queryable, updatable Hypermedia REST API.

Project Site :
GitHub :

When it comes to taking our content and using it on websites, mobile hybrid apps or anywhere you can dream of, it assumes a certain level of understanding of the ASP.NET stack, Webforms, MVC, Razor, Web API etc. 

This is not a problem for any ASP.NET developer, but what about someone that is great at HTML, CSS and Javascript and doesn't know or care about ASP.NET? 

At the moment you would need a ASP.NET developer to expose selected functionality and data via a custom written Web API, that would expose certain parts of the data stored in Umbraco. 

This could then be consumed by the front-end developer via the custom REST based API that the ASP.NET developer produced. 

With UHATEOAS, this is not necessary.

Simply install the UHATEOAS package and your Umbraco content is now automatically discoverable, navigable, query-able, page-able and editable via a standard Hypermedia API that is driven by the Document Types, DataTypes, Structure, Rules and User / Member Access Control that you define through the Umbraco Back-Office. 


Simply install the UHATEOAS package from the Project's section on Our Umbraco 

That's it, you are ready to rock! You are now able to query your Umbraco website using any REST client i.e. Advanced REST Client, Postman, Paw, Insomnia and of course via JavaScript using any of the JavaScript library's out there like jQuery, AngularJS, Polymer, Knockout, React etc. 

Content-Type Request Headers

We wanted the UHATEOAS API to be intuitive and easy to use ideally without any prior experience and with minimal or no documentation. That sounds typical of a lazy developer speaking, but Hypermedia As The Engine Of Application State really does deliver in this regard. Think of a website with lots of pages, with lots of relevant information, but with no hyper-links and no forms for accepting feedback. The web would never have taken off! 

So why make API's black boxes that need documentation just in order to use them? Why not simply surf to the web-site and specify the Content-Type Header that you would like to get the web-site's data returned to you in! By default if you don't specify a Content-Type Header, as you would expect you will simply get back HTML. If however you specify a different Content-Type Header instead of the default text/html, wouldn't it be great to get back the raw data of that resource in the format that you want it? 

This means that any page on your Umbraco web-site can now be served up in whatever format you support, via the URL that you would normally use on the web-site, simply by changing the Content-Type Header in the request. 

General Usage

As mentioned if you specify a Content-Type such as text/umbraco+json or text/json or text/xml, then all you need is to supply the starting point in your web-site, i.e. the starting URL. If you want access to all the content, start at the root of your web-site, if not, specify a more specific URL. Unlike most API's, you don't need to know or be told to use a specific API endpoint, you simply use the one you already know from surfing your web-site! 

Querying Umbraco

This is where the UHATEOAS API really shines. It can be used to query, segment, filter and page your content in a SQL/LINQ like way using simple name-value pair switches. These name/value pairs should be recognised by the average Umbraco developer, as they are concepts that you use every day when building sites using Razor. Now you can just use them directly via the URL as a set of URL based parameters! 

Editing Umbraco

The POST, PUT, PATCH and DELETE verbs allow you to do Create Update and Delete operations using IContent via the Content Service when logged in as an Umbraco Back-Office User.

The API exposes Actions based on the permissions of the logged-in Umbraco User. Please Note : PUT, PATCH and DELETE verb support has only been enabled in version 1.3.2.

The actions Create, Update and Delete are exposed as a collection of actions based on the User's admin rights and the DocumentTypes that are allowed under the current node. With the Umbraco Hypermedia API, you are able to create complex Single Page Applications without writing a single line of server-side code. It turns any Umbraco v7+ website into a REST based data repository with a very capable, query-able Hypermedia API!

We are working on a build where you will be able to map Umbraco Member roles to Umbraco Users as well as mapping anonymous visitors to an anonymous Umbraco User to facilitate creation of nodes for use cases like ContactUs, Comment etc where we would like to enable visitors that are not logged in to be able to use the POST and PATCH verbs in a controlled manner. 

Brendan Rokebrand Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:30:32 +00:00
Pugpig for Umbraco v7 Starterkit package with which you can create pug pig publications. 

Install instructions

Install the package.  Move the newly create publications node to the root of your website.  Edit the content so that empty / missing images in edition and page nodes have images (NB creating a package does not allow addition of images from media section to the package hence missing images).  Publish publication and child pages.  In the properties tab of publication, editions and pages you will see pugpig urls. When using pugpig client reader you can set the ODPS url to publication url.

Made by The Cogworks.

The Cogworks Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:37:46 +00:00