Image 1: ArtfulBits Blog general look.
ArtfulBits blog provide a lot of comfortable features that would benefit both - an author and a reader.
Image 2: ArtfulBits Blog general look for anonymous user.
The registration is not required for reading ArtfulBits Blog on SharePoint site.
Image 3: General look for blog administrator.
An administrator of the blog is provided with a simple and comfortable method of adding new articles.
Image 4: ArtfulBits Blog zoomable preview image.
Picture preview provides an additional insight before diving into an article.
Image 5: ArtfulBits Blog comment system.
The users can leave comments, reply each other and rate comments.
Image 6: ArtfulBits Blog archive page.
Archive page is configurable, and it saves all blog entries without the comments.
Image 7: ArtfulBits Blog links page.
ArtfulBits Blog users will benefit from the helpful information that can be placed by administrator on the link page.
How to get my "FarmID" value?
There are several ways how to get your SharePoint Farm ID.
- Download FarmInfo.zip (ArtfulBits
utility for retrieving SharePoint FarmID)
- Run it on your SharePoint Server
The application dialog will look like this:
Output of commands execution will look like this:
How to convert ArtfulBits column to standard SharePoint column and back?
ArtfulBits Progress, Follow-Up, Category, DateTime and all ArtfulBits Lookups columns have "Conversion" feature.
ArtfulBits column can be converted from an existing SharePoint Column and can be converted to the standard SharePoint Column.
Convert from standard:
Convert to standard:
- Try to add needed ArtfulBits Column as usual
- On settings page expand "Column Conversion settings" section
- In drop-down control choose which standard column will be converted to ArtfulBits Column (will be empty when list doesn’t have proper columns)
- After selecting existing standard Column and clicking on “Covert” button - warring message will be shown
- Click "OK", and standard Column will be converted to ArtfulBits column
- Open settings page of existing ArtfulBits Column
- Click on "Convert" button in Column Conversion section
- Warring message will be shows, click “OK” button
- ArtfulBits column will be converted to standard SharePoint Column
How to enable Datasheet view support?
To enable Datasheet view mode support, make sure that ArtfulBits Column site collection feature is activated.
For DateTime, Progress, Category and Follow-Up columns editing in Datasheet is enabled by default.
To enable column editing for Parent Selector, Cross-Site Lookup and Cascaded Lookup do the following:
- Open column settings page
- Go to "Datasheet Compatibility Mode" section
- Choose "Allow Editing" option to enable column content editing in Datasheet view
I received error: Unable to cast object of type
Possible reason of this issue is conflict in versions of System.Web.Extensions
To fix the problem, do the following steps:
- Backup web.config of your web-site
- Add following code into assemblyBinding section of your web.config file:
- Restart IIS service
How to upgrade ArtfulBits SharePoint product to newer version?
- Just download new version of product from our site
- Unzip files and run "Setup.exe"
- Follow wizard steps and select "Upgrade" option
NOTE: Upgrade operation is safe and doesn't affect on existing user data.
Is ArtfulBits SharePoint product update free of charge?
Yes. You can upgrade to newer version within the same major version number completely free of charge.
For example, if you've purchased a license for any 1.xx product you can upgrade to any higher 1.yy version.
Higher major version will be licensed separately. So, version 2.0 will need a new license.
How to check if AJAX is installed on a server?
- Open Global Assembly Cache (GAC)
- Find System.Web.Extensions assembly
Which Lookup Column do I need?
See the following features comparison chart of ArtfulBits Lookup columns that helps you make the right choice: