The Site Doctor Blog

Footprints in the snow of a warped mind

  1. 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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  2. Clean out unused media items from Umbraco media folder

    When uploading some new media items for a client today we noticed that if you selected "Remove" before saving, it doesn't actually remove the file from the FileSystem. Having a quick look around the

    Posted by: Tim on Wednesday, September 03 2008
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Download any Umbraco document type’s values as crosstab/Excel table

    In a follow up to my post yesterday -How to download Umbraco content properties into a crosstab table this is the follow up SQL Script that makes it even easier to download any Umbraco document type

    Posted by: Tim on Tuesday, November 09 2010
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  7. Aug

    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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  8. Jul

    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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  9. Jun

    Using ModelStateToTempData in Umbraco

    For those of you who have been working with MVC for a while you may have come across the awesome attribute from Jeremy Skinner "ModelStateToTempData" in MVCContrib (http://mvccontrib.codeplex.com/).

    Posted by: Tim on Monday, June 24 2013
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  10. Set Umbraco Folder Permissions with Powershell

    If you're not configuring Umbraco through a web installer, you've had your installs in place for years and never checked the permissions or whoever set the permissions up was lazy and gave IIS write

    Posted by: Tim on Thursday, June 17 2010
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