Enrich your logging with Episerver data

Some of you may have noticed I quite like Serilog. And my NuGet package to integrate it in Episerver is used quite a few times, so I guess I am not the only one. One of the reasons I like it is that you enrich your logging with a lot of extra information. There are … Continue reading Enrich your logging with Episerver data

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Add extra validation for a shortcut

Happy New Year everyone! Mine started out well... suddenly, without a deployment or Azure issues, a website went completely unresponsive.  "502 - Web server received an invalid response while acting as a gateway or proxy server" Looking at the change log there was a content change just before the site went down. The change made … Continue reading Add extra validation for a shortcut

Speed up your product imports

When you use Episerver Commerce, your products will often be imported from an external source. When you use Episerver Find and there are a lot of changes, the import process might take a while and a lot of requests to Episerver Find will be made. So usually you would turn of the Episerver Find events … Continue reading Speed up your product imports

Content considerations for developers

Yesterday I gave a talk at the Dutch Episerver Meetup about content considerations for developers. What may seem logical to a developer... it might not be for an editor. Together with my colleagues Kim Sterenborg and Pim Sebok, I have created a list of 12 tips for developers to make content editors more happy, based … Continue reading Content considerations for developers

Check your content for indexing errors

Sometimes you can get errors when indexing your content with Episerver Find. Most of the time the errors that are logged are quite cryptic. So I have created a validator that uses your Episerver Find instance to check if your content will cause problems when it's being indexed. You just need to get the Serializer … Continue reading Check your content for indexing errors

Las Vegas Ascend lab

At this year's Ascend in Las Vegas, I had the pleasure of hosting a lab about personalizing Episerver Find by means of Episerver Social. I have put the lab on GitHub, in case you were not there and would like to do it, or if you want to get the code if you were attending … Continue reading Las Vegas Ascend lab

Use the new tracking integration packages of Episerver

Since update 187 there are two new integration packages for tracking user data. One for CMS and one for Commerce You can use these packages to send tracking data to your own systems: to application insights e.g. or to the Azure Recommendations API. For Commerce you can add an attribute [CommerceTracking] to a method or … Continue reading Use the new tracking integration packages of Episerver

What the FAQ are you talking about?

As you may have noticed I like the Microsoft Cognitive Services a lot. There is quite a nice, preview, service called QnA maker, which takes your QnA items on e.g. a FAQ page and applies some Machine Learning to it. The great thing is that you can very easily attach a bot that can answer … Continue reading What the FAQ are you talking about?

Add the average rating of content to your Find index

If you are using Episerver Social on your site, you may want to add the average rating of a page to the find index. The code is based on the SocialAlloy sample. This is the way how to make that work First add an extension method that gets the average rating of your content item. … Continue reading Add the average rating of content to your Find index

Personalize Find with Social, POC

If you are using Episerver Social on your site, it's possible to "personalize" search results for a logged in user. Or more accurately, boost e.g. contenttypes or categories of content the user has rated. It's possible to get a list of content the user has rated on your site. With this list you can retrieve … Continue reading Personalize Find with Social, POC