About this starter kit
The current version of the Starter Kit is for Umbraco 8.16.x. The Starter Kit is based on the Mazel HTML theme. It is actually the same kit we are using on our web site (www.dot-see.com).
This starter kit includes functionality contained in other packages created by DotSee: AutoNode and VirtualNodes.
The starter kit uses strongly-typed models.
You are free to use it as you like, for personal or commercial purposes. (The original HTML theme was purchased from WrapBootstrap with Extended License which allows redistribution).
DEMO SITE FOR V8 VERSION: https://umazeldemov8.dot-see.com
VIDEOS (old v7 version only): http://screencast-o-matic.com/channels/cDQFYJrU3
General Instructions: This package creates a new Home node named "Welcome to the uMazel Starter Kit" along with some basic subnodes. You can delete the old "Home" node and its children (if they're there), as they will not work properly any more. If you can't get the site running, go to Settings -> Published Status -> Memory Cache and hit "Reload", and then save and publish your new home node once.
This starter kit features a lot of functionality both in the front-end and the back-end. Let's see the highlights.
Known features from previous version:
A lot of new features have been added in this version!
Open Graph and Meta tags:
Product list (new content functionality):
New back office functionality:
Why this starter kit was created
We wanted to take an HTML theme, convert it to Umbraco, and make it as configurable as possible. We also wanted to demonstrate a modular approach to creating content that would not restrict each page to predefined content positions. Finally, we wanted to do all that with strongly typed models (ModelsBuilder) functionality available in Umbraco.
We hope you like this approach.
We haven't implemented everything from the HTML template, but there's always room for future releases :)
We don't claim that this starter kit contains state-of-the-art code or is the best approach around, but we think it's good. We would really like to hear your feedback though!
Special thanks to: Tom Madden, Jon Humphrey, Carlos Casalicchio, Marcus Maunula, and our own George J. Capnias.
Dev Team: Sotiris Filippidis, Vassilis Fotopoulos, Chris Marathonitis
Bugfix - Blog post pages not allowed for internal link picker
Bugfix - Sidebar blog partial views not cached by page (incorrect caching in multi-language setups)
Bugfix - Form submission will not work correctly if specific web.config keys not present
Bugfix - Light/dark menu being decided by script in some cases rather than settings
Bugfix - MNTP (e.g. for blog categories) would default to site root if document was not yet saved
Enhance: Changed left footer text to RTE instead of textbox
Enhance: Custom CSS for RTE
Bugfix - Blog post paging behaving irreguraly when filtering by categories or tags
Bugfix - Category picker not starting at correct root for blog categories
Updated package for Umbraco V8 (min. version. 8.9.1)
Package min. version is now 8.16.0.
Bugfix - Fixed counter for block items in backoffice.
Bugfix - Let marketing scripts load when cookie dialog hasn't been responded yet. This allows the Google Analytics code not to lose the referrer for each visit.
Bugfix - Fixed background check for Hero Image Slider and switched from picture element to background image.
Bugfix - Removed unresponsive Content Page with Sidebar. Probably will add it again in a future update.
Bugfix - Fixed pagination for blog-tags.
Bugfix - Fixed caching issue with Multi Column Block.
Enhancement - Section scripts improvement to include external scripts in unified script output.
Enhancement - Switched from reCAPTCHA v2 to v3.
Enhancement - Switched from external to embedded Umbraco Models Builder.
Enhancement - Added language menu.
Enhancement - RSS now supports image URLs.
Generic code improvements and tidying up.