Extended Distributed Calling Package for Umbraco

  • Dan Lister

The Extended Distributed Calling package allows developers to create and use Distributed Calling providers to cater for different scenarios. Specifically where a hard coded list of server addresses is not possible to obtain for use within Umbraco's Distributed Calling configuration. For example, when hosting an Umbraco application in an Amazon Elastic Load Balanced application. The Extended Distributed Calling package uses a specified provider...

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A Simple Way to Secure Umbraco Distributed Calls and Web Services

  • Dan Lister

If you are worried about leaving Umbraco's Distributed Calling and Web Services exposed, here is a little tip you can implement to secure your installation more. Create a web.config file in each of your server's web services folder and add an IP restriction rule to only allow certain addresses. For example, local servers only. Try adding the below web.config file to your /umbraco/webservices/ folder and amending the authorised IP list to your...

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Bitly Url Shortener Datatype Package For Umbraco

  • Dan Lister

We've been using Umbraco 7 now for a couple of weeks and so far its been a great success. We created a Bitly Url Shortener datatype for our version 6 sites and thought now would be great chance to upgrade it to version 7. You can download the Bitly Url Shortener for Umbraco 7 package from our.umbraco.org. The Bitly Url Shortener datatype allows editors to generate a shortened url for the current page being edited. This can be found from Bitly's...

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Google Chrome Extension to Manage Multiple Projects Within Trello

  • Dan Lister

We've created a little extension called Projects for Trello which adds functionality to the awesome trello.com for use in multiple project boards. Projects for Trello is a Chrome Extension that adds a little bit of functionality to Trello to make it perfect to use with multiple projects. Projects for Trello allows you to add project labels to cards. How does it work?. Project names are written in between parentheses in the title of a card....

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I'm Umbraco Certified and Reasons Why You Should Be Too

  • Dan Lister

Recently, I went to Manchester City Centre to take part in an Umbraco Level 2 certification course: a two day course run by Darren Ferguson. Darren is an Umbraco gold partner and official training provider, and the owner of a firm called Moriyama, who specialise in building Umbraco websites and applications, as well as providing training and support services... and with Level 2 training a speciality of theirs, I was looking forward to the...

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