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Thursday, March 16, 2017

New Umbraco TV Chapter: What are Macros and Partial Views?


Hi all, it's Andrew again letting you know we have released a new chapter on Macros and Partial Views!

In this chapter I answer the common question: What is the difference between a Macro and a Partial Views. Learn the ins and outs of when to use each piece of functionality in order to optimize your templates, save time and reduce mistakes when writing your code.

Additionally, I cover every aspect of Macros such as how to implement Macros in a Grid or Rich Text Editor and how to setup and call to parameter values. These are all aspects that will free your editors from worrying about how to add a Partial View into a template. By you structuring the parameters behind the macro for your editors, it will, for example, only take them a few clicks to add a nice looking image gallery. This will save them from worrying about or even seeing any code - hurrah!

And finally, in this chapter I’ll also show you how ridiculously simple it is to setup macro caching in order to optimise your website’s performance. Spoiler alert: It only requires a single tick.

Check out the new chapter
and start optimizing your templates, reduce redundant markup, and make the editor experience even better for your content craftsmen >>

Extend your Umbraco knowledge at your own pace and on your own time. provides step-by-step video tutorials, so you can enjoy 24/7 self-paced learning across all Umbraco CMS components. The video tutorials are designed for both Umbraco newbies as well as experienced Umbraco users. It’s a great way to learn best practises in Umbraco and with a wide range of different chapter handling everything from the basics in Umbraco to more in-depth feature tutorials there ought to be a handful of relevant TV chapters for you.

Ready to extend your Umbraco knowledge - on your own time? Subscribe today and straight away you’ll have full access to the entire suite of Umbraco video tutorials.

As always, don't hesitate to reach out and share your thoughts on Umbraco TV. Get in touch. We value (and seek!) your feedback, whether that be insight into which video structure you like best or ideas for future chapters.

I hope you’ll enjoy making your website more manageable with this new chapter and if you have any comments, I look forward to hearing from you!


- Andrew 😀

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