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Sitecore Symposium 2019: New Editing Experience in Sitecore


In this session, we were shown some of the basic editing and extension capabilities of the new UI for in context page editing. The new UI is fast, sleek, and modern. Some of my key takeaways were:

  • Sitecore Strategy Initiatives
    • Project Horizon:
      • New UI for editing site pages and content
      • Releasing in Sitecore 9.3
      • Easy, intuitive, and contextual
      • Design simple pages with drag and drop
    • Launchpad:
      • Being updated to show things you were recently working on
    • Zenith:
      • Management of data to be used in a headless context
    • Auto-personalized Insights
      • AI based personalization

Project Horizon

  • What does it do?
    • Create pages
    • Preview pages and simulate experiences
    • Auto save changes
    • Feels more like a WYSIWYG
    • Drag and drop components
    • Easily switch between mobile and desktop view
    • View based on a specific date in the content history timeline
    • Does not replace the Experience Editor
    • Extendable
  • How to extend
    • Page composer concept
      • Page is split into regions
      • Each region can be extended
    • Single generic contract for extending UI and business logic
      • Can be client side and server side extensions
      • Can use any javascript framework you want
      • Not based in SPEAK
    • Available in Sitecore 9.3
      • Simple page editing
      • Analytics insights
      • Preview in simulator
      • Open any page previously created using the experience editor
      • Respect insert options
      • Architectural documentation
    • Looking to the future
      • Extendable page regions
      • Integration with SXA
      • More complete page editing scenarios
      • Multi-site compatible

Sitecore editing presenter
We have been learning so much during Sitecore Symposium 2019. Follow along as I continue to post my notes, linked on my session review page.

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Eric Sanner, Solutions Architect

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