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

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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

A custom coupon code provider

Imagine you have a huge mailing campaign with personalized coupon codes for each customer. You would have a hard time validating those coupon codes, as a promotion can hold only one coupon code. There is a way to do that though, with a custom coupon filter. First I created a base class to use for … Continue reading A custom coupon code provider

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

Smart recommendations for Commerce PT2

A little while ago I wrote a post about how you could use the  Recommendations API from Microsoft Cognitive Services to give your visitors smart recommendations. This time, as promised, I will go into the details of my implementation a bit. I must say that I am quite content with the results of the recommendations … Continue reading Smart recommendations for Commerce PT2

Smart recommendations for Commerce

Waiting for such things as the profile store? Don’t, want to, use Find? Related items in Commerce to basic and not smart enough? The Recommendations API from Microsoft Cognitive Services may help out if you want to show your visitors some smart recommendations. And the nice thing is that 10.000 transactions a month are free. … Continue reading Smart recommendations for Commerce

Remember me, (re)store visited pages and categories

I'm looking forward to the Profile Store in EPiServer, but in the mean time I want some information to be remembered. You can, of course, create your own persistent visitor groups, but who knows what will change when the Profile Store arrives. I just wanted the Visited Pages to be remembered, and perhaps the Visited … Continue reading Remember me, (re)store visited pages and categories