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Template Limitations - Demo Templates EPiServer CMS 5 R2

General Information

Prerequisites

The following conditions must be met before installing the Demo Package:

Note! If you have modified the templates from the Public Package you may get unexpected results when compiling or viewing the web site. The Demo Package installation will not overwrite any files included in the Public Package.

Known Limitations

Alphabetical index

The template has the following known limitations:

  • Multi language limitations.
    The “PageAlphaNumericChars” property needs to be specified for non sv, fi, no, dk and en alphabetic lists. English alphabet will be used by default.

My settings

The template has the following known limitations:

  • Architecture limitations.
    Only uses the standard properties from EPiServerProfile. It is possible to specify your own in Web.config but this template will not make use of those.

Slide show

The template has the following known limitations:

  • Usability limitations.
    Requires javascript to be enabled on the client. Lack of usability since the user can not prevent or pause the update of page content.

Portal page

The template has the following known limitations:

  • Usability, Browser and Design limitations.
    Due to Microsofts implementation of WebParts this template has limited support for non Internet Explorer browsers and for Internet Explorer version 5 and older. The drag and drop implementation does not factor in the scrolling of the page. WebParts also renders table elements for design purposes and deprecated design attributes on these elements which makes it impossible to properly set the desired design. The usability is also affected negatively.

Mixed portal page

The template has the following known limitations:

  • Import/Export limitations
    EPiServer CMS 5 does not export WebParts which leads to the page throwing an error if it is exported with a WebPart selected and then imported again.

Calendar page

The template has the following known limitations:

  • Usability limitations
    CalendarView selection won't work without JavaScript.
  • Performance Limitations
    Using two calendar lists may not be optimal performance wise.
  • Architecture limitations
    Calendar item pages has to be visible in menu.

Flash Video page

The template has the following known limitations:

  • Usability limitations
    The page requires that the flash plugin is installed.
  • Performance Limitations
    The player uses download to get the video-file which will put strain on the server in high volume scenarios.

Known Limitations for Blog Templates

General limitations

  • Usability limitations
    “On page edit” is disabled for all blog templates.
  • Multi language limitations
    Due to the nature of a blog, the templates have not been designed and tested with multi-lingual considerations in mind.

Known Limitations for Workrooms

General limitations

  • Performance limitations
    The workroom uses single user security for its membership functionality which is a limitation with a large number of members in the workrooms.
  • Usability limitations
    Various tasks such as add, edit and delete do not work without JavaScript.

Start

  • Performance limitations
    Since the file list control has to retrieve all files added to the work room to be able to sort them properly, there might be performance issues with many files.

Calendar

  • Usability limitations
    Calendar date selection does not work without JavaScript.
  • Performance limitations
    The page uses two calendar lists which is not optimal performance wise.
  • Architectural limitations
    Calendar items have to be visible in menu.

Known Limitations for Forums

Performance limitation

  • The forum templates have been tested with a setup of ~45 000 pages.
    They were set up a structure with 1 root forum and 5 sub forums. Each sub forum has 1000 threads with 5 replies, and 2 threads with 1000 replies. This setup was tested in a development environment and showed very good performance. Larger sites have not been tested and if such are expected further test are needed.

Usability limitations

  • The moderation functionality won't work without JavaScript.

Multi language limitations

  • Due to the nature of a forum, the templates have not been designed and tested with multi-lingual considerations in mind.