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 Seebok, I have created a list of 12 tips for developers to make content editors more happy, based … Continue reading Content considerations for developers

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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

Add an order dropdown to Forms

I wanted an adjustable contact form with a dropdown containing the order numbers of the current user. With a custom data feed this is very easy accomplished within the forms module. See this post for more information about data feeds. For the LoadItems implementation you can use the following: Now you will be able to … Continue reading Add an order dropdown to Forms

Automatically tag images after uploading

Getting editors to properly tag the images they upload can be quite a challenge, if you need/want them tagged of course. The Computer Vision API can be of assistance. It only supports English and Simplified Chinese at the moment though, as you can read in the API reference. You could of course use the translation … Continue reading Automatically tag images after uploading

Limit the total amount of discounts applied

Sometimes you're in need of some business rules when applying promotions. You can do this by overriding the calculation of the discounts, but that could be a lot of work. For a simple rule, like "the total amount of discounts can't be more than half of the order total" you could use a different approach. … Continue reading Limit the total amount of discounts applied