Do you know to use the Sitefinity Thunder Visual Studio extension?
If you are working with Sitefinity, then use Sitefinity Thunder.
Sitefinity Thunder integrates with Visual Studio and provides rich functionality to develop and deploy custom Sitefinity changes.
- allows developers to automatically deploy custom code to multiple Sitefinity projects
- accelerates custom development by connecting to Sitefinity instances inside Visual Studio. Once connected, Sitefinity Thunder supports a wide range of activities, including: modifying templates, deploying widgets, updating themes and much more
- provides easy deployment to Azure through the Deploy to Azure wizard
Figure: The Sitefinity Thunder dashboard
You can find out more at http://www.sitefinity.com/resources/tools/sitefinity-thunder.
Installing Sitefinity Thunder
It can be installed from Visual Studio | Tools | Extensions and Updates...
Figure: Add an extension to Visual Studio
Figure: Search for 'Sitefinity Thunder' in Extensions and Updates | Online
Figure: Once installation is completed, you'll be prompted to restart Visual Studio to use Sitefinity Thunder
Once Visual Studio is restarted, you'll be presented with the dashboard from top of this article.