Sitefinity 11.1

Sitefinity 12.1:
Redefining Productivity to
Drive Results – Even Faster

Sitefinity is the world’s most productive WCM platform and with our latest release, we’ve made it even easier for you to develop and deliver engaging content that drives conversions. Whether you’re a marketer, developer or user, the Sitefinity experience just keeps getting better. But don’t take our word for it. See what our customers have to say about Sitefinity.

Then find out what’s new in Sitefinity 12 and Sitefinity 12.1  that will increase your productivity. Because in today’s world the easier and faster you can get the right content to the right users at the right time, the greater competitive advantage you have.

What's New in Sitefinity 12.1

Build Innovative and Engaging Digital Experiences Even Faster

Building on enhancements in the previous releases, Sitefinity 12.1 now simplifies the process of selecting and modifying MVC templates. Sitefinity 12.1 enables site admins and developers to set predefined values for MVC widgets to increase developer productivity, accelerate time to market and help marketers meet their business-critical objectives.

MVC Widgets Settings

Make Every Email Personal to Your Business

Make the most out of your email communications with new email customization options introduced in Sitefinity 12.1. A new visual email template editor enables site admins and marketers to customize notifications and communications with peers and prospects. Additionally, with the rich text editor in Sitefinity, you can effortlessly create and edit email templates and insert dynamic data in the email’s subject line and body to increase engagement.
Email Templates

Effortlessly Create, Manage and Control Meaningful Content

Sitefinity 12.1 further improves marketers’ day-to-day productivity and output with multiple refinements to the content management experience. This release enhances the content editing screen and enables users to add related media or other items as you create dynamic content in single- or multi-site deployments.

Related Content

Make Personalization Your Competitive Advantage with Sitefinity DEC

Sitefinity 12.1 empowers marketers to take control of their personalization strategy by finetuning persona scoring rules, delivering improved audience segmentation and personalization. To meet their campaign goals, demand gen practitioners can also extend the conversion window for their campaigns from 7 days to 18 months.

 

Persona Scoring

Keep the Bad Actors Out

Sitefinity 11 introduced a web security module that enables site administrators to harden web security by easily configuring HTTP response headers from the website administration panel. Sitefinity 12.1 introduces new options to the built-in security module that enable site administrators to stay on top of the latest security threats.

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Take Control of Your Configuration Settings

Sitefinity is a highly customizable CMS with various configuration settings. To help save time and improve productivity, Sitefinity 12.1 introduces backend search for basic and advanced configuration settings. Developers and site administrators will appreciate the ability to search for a configuration key, value or description as they tweak the system to better resonate with the needs of IT and the business. Sitefinity 12.1 also provides the ability to search in non-content-based items such as Roles.

Advanced Search in Settings

Quickly and Easily Develop New Projects with Sitefinity VSIX

Sitefinity 11.0 marked the release of a new Visual Studio extension called Sitefinity VSIX, which helps developers quickly scaffold Sitefinity projects and implement various Sitefinity resources.

Sitefinity 12.1 introduces multiple refinements to the extension to help developers be even more productive.

The VSIX extension is compatible with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 and 2017. With MVC being the optimal choice for Sitefinity development, the tool is focused on facilitating the development of MVC templates and widgets (including personalization). The actual VSIX implementation is a wrapper of Sitefinity CLI. The tools support Sitefinity 10.2 and up.

We are sure that you reuse many code snippets/samples for your projects and those lines of code could be the perfect candidate to extend the built-in functionalities of the tools. All you need to do this is get the CLI and VSIX repositories (they are open source) and send us a pull request.

Sitefinity Developer Productivity

What's New in Sitefinity 12

Minimize the Burden on IT with Sitefinity Cloud

Progress Sitefinity is now cloud-native and the only true WCM Platform-as-a-Service on the market today. Redefining productivity, Sitefinity Cloud empowers organizational scale, eliminates the need for infrastructure management, and deeply integrates Microsoft Azure services allowing organizations to focus on their core business.  Learn more about how our hosted, managed service can help you increase operational efficiencies and deliver on today’s business demands. 
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Simplify Selecting and Modifying Templates with an MVC-First Approach

MVC is the preferred technology for Sitefinity implementations.  Furthering enhancements in Sitefinity 11, our latest release now simplifies the selecting and modifying of page templates. With default templates for MVC and hybrid frameworks, you do not need to start from scratch with a new template.  And once you select a template and its framework, changing it is as simple as selecting from the template list from the same framework.
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Manage Pages in No Time

Our new highly-intuitive page management interface offers the same sleek and modern design patterns as the content interface delivered in Sitefinity 11. Content editors and web managers now benefit from easy navigation between pages, page lists, page creation, and page editing screens, and use advanced filters to find sections they want. Page creation is streamlined by reducing the number of properties needed to create a page. Additionally, when working with content in multiple languages, content editors benefit from enhanced language preview options.
Sitefinity User Interface

Enjoy Unified Content Editing Experience Throughout the Entire Content Lifecycle

Sitefinity 12 further improves  marketer productivity for day-to-day content edits through its unified content management experience. 

The content block now leverages a new content editor that delivers code validation, syntax highlighting and autocomplete to power users.
Sitefinity Content Editor

Roll Out Rule-Based Forms with Ease

Create dynamic forms based on a set of custom rules. These more efficient forms 
dynamically display or hide form fields and then redirect visitors to specific pages, based on information entered providing a more personalized experience. 
Sitefefnity Rule-Based Forms

Synchronize Single Items or Multiple Pages Between Environments — No IT Help Required

Promoting changes to individual content items or pages via SiteSync is now faster, easier and much more reliable. Content editors can sync a single page or content item directly from the context-sensitive menus. Editors can control what they sync and immediately check availability of updates without waiting for a scheduled automatic SiteSync process managed by IT or admins. 
Synchronize Single Items or Multiple Pages Between Environments

Effortlessly Map Forms to Digital Experience Cloud (DEC)

For Online Marketing and Enterprise Editions simplified form field mapping for sending contact data to DEC data mapping configuration is now accessible via form properties, in the same configuration as for HubSpot and Eloqua form fields. Syncing form data to DEC helps build comprehensive contact profiles to enable targeted and personalized web content delivered through Sitefinity CMS.
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Built for Speed

System administrators can now finetune the page output caching behavior. You can instruct Sitefinity CMS to serve the current cache version of the page to website visitors for a predefined short period of time, and meanwhile warm-up the new version of the page in cache in the background. This way you achieve increased scalability and provide visitors with faster page load times. 
CMS Performance
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