Umbraco Contact Form with Email Notification

February 10, 2015 by Chris Sherman

A contact form is an essential facet of many websites and a feature that Umbraco 7 does not provide, at least not for free. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a contact form with email notification. We’ll use the SendGrid email service to send messages.

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Razor Truncate Function for Previewing Content

February 5, 2015 by Chris Sherman

In my tutorial on using Umbraco Partial Views with Razor, I provided sample code that made use of a Truncate function that provides a preview of text content. If you try to implement the sample code, you’ll notice the Truncate function is not available to you because it originates from a custom Razor helper. My Truncate helper fixes a bug in the UmbracoHelper.cs source that was inadvertently stripping out anchor tags. This fix was merged into the umbraco:dev-v7 branch, so it should be available in a subsequent Umbraco release.

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