Using Gmail to send emails from your Umbraco site with Google 2 step verification enabled

Monday, May 21, 2012 by David Conlisk

Here's a short post on how to use Gmail as your SMTP server for your Umbraco site, when you have enabled Google's 2-step verification security in your email account.

Setting up an Umbraco 5 site on a new Amazon EC2 instance

Thursday, May 17, 2012 by David Conlisk

At the moment, you can get a free instance of Windows on Amazon EC2 for free for a year using their Free Usage Tier. This means you can have a Windows server in the cloud with full remote desktop access, for free. So I decided it was high time I had a go at installing Umbraco in the cloud. Here are a couple of things you might find useful if you decide to try it for yourself.

Migrating your Umbraco 5 site from SQL CE to SQL 2008

Saturday, February 11, 2012 by David Conlisk

It's easy to migrate your Umbraco 5 data from SQL CE to SQL Server 2008 using Microsoft's WebMatrix tool. I'll show you how.

The next Glasgow Umbraco Users Group meeting is January 24th

Thursday, January 12, 2012 by David Conlisk

The next meeting of the Glasgow Umbraco Users Group (GLUUG) is on Tuesday January 24th 2012 at 7pm in Blackfriars pub in Glasgow.

Umbraco Virtual Hackathon Behaviour Driven Development Tests for Umbraco v5 UI

Monday, December 19, 2011 by David Conlisk

On Friday last (December 19th) I took part in a virtual Umbraco hackathon. The idea was to create some tests for the Umbraco UI. Here are my thoughts after the day.


Tuesday, December 06, 2011 by David Conlisk

The inaugural meeting of the Glasgow Umbraco Users Group (GLUUG) was a great success.

What's so good about Umbraco v5?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 by David Conlisk

I am preparing to give a talk on Umbraco v5 at the Umbraco Glasgow meetup on Monday December 5th. I want to try and get people excited about the new version by telling them about the best new bits. But what are the best bits?

How to display your hive provider data in a custom tree in Umbraco v5

Friday, November 11, 2011 by David Conlisk

I created a custom tree to take my products data from my custom hive provider (see my previous blog post). It simply reads the products from the provider and displays them in a custom tree in the Umbraco back-end. Use it as a starting point for building your own custom trees.

How to create a custom Hive provider with Umbraco v5

Thursday, November 10, 2011 by David Conlisk

At the hackathon in London last week I decided to try and write a very simple custom Hive provider for Umbraco v5 Jupiter. I've now shared the code via the Umbraco 5 Contrib project and here is an overview of it.

Umbraco UK Festival 2011 Review

Tuesday, November 08, 2011 by David Conlisk

Last week I attended the Umbraco UK Festival, as well as the Umbraco v5 hackathon in London. Here are my personal highlights from the trip.