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  1. Aug

    How to: Restore nodes from a SQL backup

    We had an odd issue the other day where a bunch of nodes disappeared from one of our Umbraco installs. There didn't appear to be any reason behind why they were gone and the customer assured me that

    Posted by: Tim on Tuesday, August 15 2017
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  2. How to query your uCommerce database with LINQPad

    I've been a massive fan of LINQPad for a few years now. I use it as a scratch pad most days; especially when I need to get my head around a snippet of code without booting up Visual Studio. For

    Posted by: Tim on Saturday, August 03 2013
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  3. Jul

    Umbraco stuck at 5% on install

    If you’ve ever gone through an install screen and got stuck at the “Connecting to database..” screen, you’ll know it’s one of the most frustrating and often worrying screens. The fix is generally

    Posted by: Tim on Saturday, July 30 2016
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  4. List all products from child categories on uCommerce

    One question I’ve seen batted around a lot is how to list all products from the child categories when viewing a parent category. On the uCommerce demo store Avenue Clothing we simply loop through the

    Posted by: Tim on Friday, July 01 2016
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  5. How To: Create an Umbraco member and email the customer their password at checkout using uCommerce

    One of the uCommerce questions I see getting asked about quite a lot is how to email the customer their password during the checkout process Out of the box uCommerce creates a new Umbraco member for

    Posted by: Tim on Saturday, July 13 2013
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  6. Apr

    Export Umbraco members as CSV/table

    A while ago I blogged about how to list umbraco document types as an Excel table which has come in handy a few times. Today I thought I’d blog about how to list Umbraco members in a CSV format with

    Posted by: Tim on Thursday, April 28 2016
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  7. Sep

    Missing uCommerce tree after upgrade

    I recently updated one of uCommerce websites to 6.7.6 and was faced with an empty tree similar to this: There were no errors coming back from TreeDataService.ashx which was just returning an empty

    Posted by: Tim on Tuesday, September 01 2015
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  8. May

    Quickly delete Umbraco nodes by document type in SQL

    Ever needed to delete all nodes by a document type or delete all nodes from the recycle bin in Umbraco? This little script should help. Delete Umbraco nodes by Document Type Alias BEGIN TRAN DECLARE

    Posted by: Tim on Thursday, May 08 2014
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  9. Jan

    Error when publishing Umbraco page - Object reference not set to an instance of an object

    This is one of those irritating errors that you come across every now and again and can take hours to diagnose. If you've seen something like the error at the end of this post, then check that you

    Posted by: Tim on Tuesday, January 28 2014
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  10. Nov

    Developing with Umbraco and Git (or any other source control system)

    I've had a couple of people ask me recently how we use source control (in our case Git but this should work with Mercurial) with Umbraco and within a team. This is more of a discussion post and I'm

    Posted by: Tim on Wednesday, November 27 2013
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