Frequently asked questions
Below is a collection of frequently asked questions.
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How often is Uintra updated and how will it affect my content?
Answer: There are new updates every month on NuGet. You can choose to upgrade if you wish, but this is not a requirement. The updates do not affect your custom-developed code, but there may be new functionality that needs to be customised if you want to use it in your solution (for example adding your own design to a new panel).
What roles exist in Uintra?
Answer: In Uintra there are by default 3 user roles: Webmaster, UI publisher and UI user.
· The Webmaster has access to everything both from UI and from Umbraco.
· The UI publisher has access to everything in the UI but not the Umbraco part.
· The UI User can read/like and comment on posts and create Bulletin board posts.
The default permission settings described here can be modified and changed. It is possible as an Umbraco developer to add your own, new roles or extend / limit rights for the existing roles.
Can I add my own design to Uintra?
Answer: Uintra offers frontend flexibility, standard elements like fonts, colours, etc that can be changed in CSS. As every organization have their own identity, it is possible to create a unique look. You can apply your own custom CSS, and this will not be overwritten by package updates because the Uintra core is built on its own separate CSS files.
Can I create new panel types myself?
Answer: Yes. Uintra comes with a line of standard panel types such as: FAQ, Document, Library and Content Panels. Some users need their own special panels. These can be developed in the same way as you would do it in any other Umbraco solution, by using inheritance from the base panel and extending it, so it fits your needs.
Can panels be reused on more pages?
Answer: Yes, with access to Umbraco, local panels can be set up, and these exist only on one page. If the same panel is to be used on several pages, it needs to be created as a global panel in "Data" -> "Global panels". Creating it here means the panel can be used on several pages at the same time and be maintained from the global panel folder.
Can I create new feed types?
Answer: Yes. Uintra comes with three standard feed types ready for use: News, Events and Bulletins. As a developer you can develop and add your own feed types (with your own activity types, e.g. blog) and use them like the standard feed types.
How does search work and what engine is used?
Answer: The search function has general search control on all pages with autosuggestions and a search results page. As a developer, you can easily extend and configure it, and as a webmaster, you can configure it in Umbraco to decide what content should be included (indexed) there.
Search is based on Elastic Search and you have the option of to customising it with the options provided by Elastic Search.
Can Uintra run in other languages / regional setting than English?
Answer: In Uintra the default label control is based on the Umbraco dictionary via the implemented “Localization” menu, which is available for webmasters in umbraco. But it is also possible to implement a new resource control that will use another source as labels (e.g. txt files, json and so on). You can configure your platform to support any region/language you want.
Can I change the email and In-App notifications and add my own?
Answer: All notifications are gathered in the menu ‘Notifications’ (accessible to webmaster in Umbraco). In this menu you can select which in-app notifications and email notifications you want to be active and also change the default text that they send out. As an Umbraco developer it is also possible to create custom notifications.
What are the requirements for Uintra?
How do I install Uintra?
Answer: Uintra can be installed or upgraded simply by the help of NuGet installation in Visual Studio. https://www.nuget.org/packages/uIntra/
We are in the process of creating a new up-to-date installation guide for Uintra, it is expected to be up very soon.
You can find more information at https://our.umbraco.org/projects/collaboration/uintra/.
Can I integrate my own membership provider (for example Active Directory or Google members)?
Answer: Uintra is by default based on having an Umbraco membership, but with the code provided in NuGet packages it is possible to extend the code to import (synchronisation) members from Active Directory, Google members, CRM or HR systems. And it is easy to use your own membership by inheritance from an ASP.NET membership and map your roles to Uintra's base roles.
What platforms has Uintra been tested on?
Answer: Uintra is responsive and works on both mobiles, tablets and desktops. It has been tested on the following systems:
· PC: Windows 10
· MAC: iOS 9+
· IE11+, PC
· Edge, PC (latest at project start)
· Chrome, PC or Mac (latest)
· FireFox, PC (latest at project start)
· Safari, Mac (latest at project start)
· IPad (latest), Native Safari
· IPhone 6, Native Safari
· Android Galaxy 5+, Chrome
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