Deprecated capabilities in Sitefinity CMS

Overview

The capabilities that are listed below are no longer supported. This means that starting from the respective Sitefinity CMS version on, no further feature development and no bug fixes will be provided. In terms of related technical support, we will provide best-effort support, which means that the availability of knowledge and skills to diagnose and resolve technical issues is not guaranteed.

RECOMMENDATION: If your project is running on a version where the listed capability is still supported, you may continue to use it, however we recommend switching to an alternative option as soon as possible.

Discontinued or deprecated capability Discontinued since Alternative option
More information
Universal Analytics (UA)
July 1, 2023 Google Analytics 4  Google is sunsetting its Analytics solution – Universal Analytics (UA) on July 1, 2023. Sitefinity CMS Analytics dashboard relies on UA and therefore, it will stop working when UA stops working. To make sure that you continue using uninterrupted analytics for your sites, we have prepared recommendations how to migrate to Google Analytics 4 in Sitefinity CMS. For more information, see this blog post
  • Web Forms widgets for front-end development
  • Web Forms widget templates
  • Hybrid page templates
  • Responsive & Mobile design module

Sitefinity CMS 14.1

Release date: March 14, 2022

  • .NET Core widgets, pages, and templates
  • MVC widgets, pages, and templates
For new projects on version 14.1 or higher, the listed Web Forms capabilities are not available.
For projects upgraded to version 14.1 or higher, the capabilities will be available, so that the projects are not broken upon upgrade and you have time to plan & execute a migration. However, we will no longer invest in any feature development or bug fixes. For more information, see FAQ: Deprecated Capabilities in Sitefinity CMS.
Classic content UI

Sitefinity CMS 14.1

Release date: March 14, 2022

New UI (New Content Editing Experience) It is no longer possible to switch between the New and the Classic interface. The New UI is now the only interface available for all Sitefinity CMS users. For more information, see FAQ: Deprecated Capabilities in Sitefinity CMS.
Sitefinity CMS built-in Ecommerce module

Sitefinity CMS 14.0

Release date: Sept. 15, 2021 

Ucommerce
All Ecommerce assembly files and APIs are removed from the project source code. Progress has partnered with Ucommerce to provide a comprehensive, feature-rich replacement. For more information, see Ucommerce for Sitefinity
Forms and SWT authentication mechanisms

Sitefinity CMS 14.0

Release date: Sept. 15, 2021 

Default and OpenID authentication protocols The basic settings authentication screen has been removed for new projects and is only visible for projects that use Forms authentication. For more information, see Authentication.
Sitefinity CMS implementation of GitHub authentication provider

Sitefinity CMS 14.0

Release date: Sept. 15, 2021 

We recommend implementing the authentication via custom code Sitefinity CMS implementation of GitHub authentication provider is no longer supported. GitHub announced that they have deprecated API authentication through query parameters as of Sept. 8, 2021. For more information, see Deprecating API authentication through query parameters.
Amazon CloudSearch

Sitefinity CMS 13.3

Release date: March 10, 2021

Built-in search services: Lucene, Azure Search, and Elasticsearch Amazon CloudSearch is no longer supported. If you have Amazon CloudSearch setup, the system status dashboard widget will report an error. We suggest configuring one of the three built-in search services instead. For more information, see Compare search services.
Social media widgets

Sitefinity CMS 11.1

Release date: Nov. 12, 2018

Custom service / third-party service You can integrate social media sharing buttons into your Sitefinity CMS website content. For more information, see Make Your Website Content Shareable with Social Media Sharing Buttons.
DropBox provider

Sitefinity CMS 11.0

Release date: May 30, 2018

  You can use an external Blob storage provider, such as Microsoft Azure Blob storage, or Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3).
Sitefinity Thunder

Sitefinity CMS 11.0

Release date: May 30, 2018

Sitefinity VSIX  
Default backend theme

Sitefinity CMS 10.2

Release date: Nov. 14, 2017

Light theme Light theme is now the only option.
Sitefinity Silverlight upload mode

Sitefinity CMS 10.2

Release date: Nov. 14, 2017

HTML 5 upload module
Progress Sitefinity now only supports HTML 5 upload module as the default upload mode.
Blogging with Windows Live Write

Sitefinity CMS 10.0

Release date: March 14, 2017

   
Old Twitter Widget (TwitterWidget)

Sitefinity CMS 10.0

Release date: March 14, 2017

Custom service / third-party service
You can integrate a Twitter sharing button into your Sitefinity CMS website content. For more information, see Make Your Website Content Shareable with Social Media Sharing Buttons.
Sitefinity Connector for Telerik Backend Services (Everlive)

Sitefinity CMS 10.0

Release date: March 14, 2017

You can easily create Sitefinity web services
The Sitefinity Connector for Telerik Backend Services has been discontinued.
For more information, see Sitefinity Connector for Telerik Backend Services is Discontinued.
DAM Module (Lightening)

Sitefinity CMS 10.0

Release date: March 14, 2017

  The Sitefinity DAM module has been discontinued.
Sitefinity Mobile App Builder

Sitefinity CMS 9.2

Release date: Oct. 02, 2016

  The Sitefinity Mobile App Builder has been discontinued.
Migration Module

Sitefinity CMS 9.2

Release date: Oct. 02, 2016

  The Migration Module has been discontinued. This capability was only used to migrate legacy projects from version 3.x to 4.x, which are retired.
Sitefinity Desktop Application

Sitefinity CMS 9.1

Release date: May 19, 2016

  The Sitefinity Desktop Application has been discontinued.
For more information, see Sitefinity Desktop Application Discontinued with 9.1 Release.

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