Inconvenient Sandboxed Web Templates and Navigation

Web Templates are the new recommended approach for templating sites. Combined with Sandboxed Solutions they empower power users and offer them great flexibility and productivity. There is however one inconvenience with regard to how SharePoint Navigation Providers deal with Sandboxed Web Templates.

Inconvenient Templated Controls and customized pages in SharePoint 2010

Using Templated Controls is a great way for separating UI from functionality. Unfortunately as soon as you customize the Master Page or Page Layouts that uses a Templated Control things are likely break. So what is exactly happening behind the scenes and, what’s more important, how should you deal with it?

Easy fixing broken Publishing Pages with Mavention Publishing Page Settings

When working with Publishing Pages it happens once in a while that you apply a broken Page Layout to a Publishing Page and since you cannot navigate to that page to change the layout back the only option seems to either recreate the page with a different layout or fix the layout. There is however another – easier way. Find out how to easily change the layout of a broken Publishing Page using the Mavention Publishing Page Settings solution.

Inconvenient provisioning Web Parts to Wiki Pages in Sandboxed Solutions

Sandboxed Solutions are a powerful way to create SharePoint 2010 Solutions in a secure manner. The price of security however is limited access to the SharePoint API which makes it challenging to accomplish certain tasks like provisioning Web Parts to Wiki Pages. Find out how to provision Web Parts to Wiki Pages in Sandboxed Solutions.