Paul Seal

Umbraco Developer at Moriyama

Umbraco MVP and .NET Web Developer from Derby (UK) who specialises in building Content Management System (CMS) websites using MVC with Umbraco as a framework. Paul is passionate about web development and programming as a whole. Apart from when he's with his wife and son, if he's not writing code, he's thinking about it or listening to a podcast about it.

Articles by Paul Seal

Create a redirect page in Umbraco without editing the config file

If you or your client needs to be able to create short urls or links to other sites without wanting to add it as a redirect in the web config, then this is the post for you. You can create them as umbraco pages that act as fast links or redirects. Read More

Paul Seal
16 October 2015

Font Awesome Social Share Icon Links

You may have noticed the links on my site after each article which let you share the article on social sites like Facebook and Twitter etc. This post gives you the code I used for the icons on my site. Font gives you access to hundreds of icons, and allows you to stack them on top of eachother to create different icons. In this code example you will see I stacked the twitter icon on top of a circle and did the same for the other links. Read More

Paul Seal
12 October 2015

Dynamic placeholder images

I found this and thought it would be really useful, especially for designers or people mocking up sites. If you ever need a placeholder image, you don’t need to create one, you can just use this url with the size of placeholder image you want: Read More

Paul Seal
09 October 2015

jQuery copy values from one set of textboxes to another

If you ever wanted a simple bit of jQuery to copy values from one set of texboxes, to another set of texboxes, this is the post for you. This is useful for copying billing address details over to the shipping address. I looked everywhere for a post like this to give me the answer, so now that I solved it myself, I created the post for others who are looking for the same answer. Read More

Paul Seal
08 October 2015

Sorting a list into random order using linq

Every now and again, there is a need to produce a list in a random order. I've found a very reliable way to do this using linq and the Guid class. It might sound complicated, but when you see the example, it should make sense and you should see how simple it is. Read More

Paul Seal
06 October 2015

List ForEach Method

You may or may not be aware of the .ForEach() Method which is available on List<T> objects. It is very handy for shortening your code. Lets say you want to write a method which returns a list of MailAdress objects. A more traditional way would be to do the following: Read More

Paul Seal
04 October 2015

Umbraco Alternate Template Feature (bug)

There is an annoying feature in Umbraco which, when not wanted, seems like a bug. If you want to view a page with a different template, you can enter the url/templateAliasName Read More

Paul Seal
03 October 2015

Null-coalescing Operator

Shorter code for using the value of a nullable object or another value if not. Read More

Paul Seal
02 October 2015

Allow any markup in the TinyMCE editor

If, like me, you find it very annoying that Umbraco seems to stop you from entering whatever markup you want to put in the editor, then this post should help you. Read More

Paul Seal
01 October 2015

How to generate random and realistic data online

If you want to be able to generate random and realistic data for your program, there is a fantastic free resource called Mockaroo. Read More

Paul Seal
30 September 2015