Re-using Content in Kentico CMS

In this tutorial, I share the way I re-use content in Kentico CMS. Kentico CMS is a content management system for ASP.NET, and it has quickly become my system of choice to build all types of web sites.

Note: An improved version of this web part is now available for purchase from my company web site: Shared content web part for Kentico CMS.

Part 1

Original YouTube video:
Video Tutorial: Re-using Content in Kentico CMS (Part 1 of 2)

Part 2

Original YouTube video:
Video Tutorial: Re-using Content in Kentico CMS (Part 2 of 2)

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Fabien Calais
I am very interesting by this tutorial. Do you have the source files?
5/13/2009 11:06:21 AM
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Guy Burton
Good stuff, thanks! Sources would be great!
5/14/2009 10:13:21 AM
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Fabien Calais
And how about edit/save the shared content in the display page
This will be very interesting
5/15/2009 3:46:52 AM
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Elijah Taylor
Fabien, that's an interesting idea! Perhaps maybe just a link to the editing form - I wouldn't want people to mistake it for a plain old EditableText field and think when they change it, it only changes on the one page ;-)
5/15/2009 8:54:09 AM
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Fabien calais
I agree with you.

But, you know, my client want to edit in wysiwyg and in same time re-use content...

and what about the sources ? do you think you can share with us?
5/19/2009 6:14:25 AM
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Very clean and simple way to get this done. Good job!
5/19/2009 9:30:55 AM
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Elijah Taylor
That's no problem. What I'd do for them is display the text with a button that says "Edit this Shared Content." Then you could either pop up a window or direct them to the editing form for the shared content document and they'd still get to use the WYSIWYG editor.

Of course, you could indeed include the WYSIWYG editor right inline, but I still think people would end up changing it, thinking it was only for that page.

As far as source, I have to edit things a little bit to work with any site rather than just the one I demo'd on, but I do intend on creating a web part/doc type package and posting it on the Kentico Marketplace sometime soon.

Thanks for your interest!
5/20/2009 10:44:54 AM
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Phillip Ushijima
Very interesting. Did you ever post the source?

Also, in previously wanting such a feature, I've been using web part containers to store my content and putting an empty static html part in where I want the reusable content to go. Of course, this lacks the ability of allowing the end user to easily edit the content since one needs access and training on editing web part containers. But at least they don't need to be built in a file and registered in the cms as a web part.
10/29/2009 5:56:57 PM
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1/27/2010 8:20:06 AM
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Any update on the source?
2/23/2010 8:52:56 PM
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This web part is now available for purchase here:
9/7/2013 4:15:29 PM
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