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Implementing Workflow in Sitecore: A Mini-Series Part 3 – Applying Workflow

In my previous post in this mini-series, I went over the creation of the Simple Workflow and its states. In this post, we will go over how to automatically place Sitecore items into the Draft state upon creation. We will cover two approaches to implementing this: setting the Draft state in the Standard Values of […]

Implementing Workflow in Sitecore: A Mini-Series Part 2 – Workflow States

Now that we have covered what a workflow is in Sitecore, let’s jump into configuring workflow states in a custom workflow. Again, the number of workflow states you need is entirely up to the requirements of your business process for getting content approved. This post will walk through the creation of a simple workflow. This […]

Rise in Synthetic Experiences

As all marketers know, visual content creation can be a long and expensive process. Photo and video shoots require a big investment in time and budget and the end result may be just a single asset or a few shots for you to use. Stock footage and photography exists, but they don’t always quite fit […]

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Implementing Workflow in Sitecore: A Mini-Series Part 1 – Overview

You or your company have chosen to use Sitecore as your CMS of choice. Hooray you made a good decision! Making new pages for your site is easy! It’s truly the bread and butter of using Sitecore: ease of content creation. Simply create a page, populate it with components, and then publish. Ta da! It’s […]

Mass Deleting Items in Sitecore

When deleting a Sitecore item with many descendants, I get nervous if the operation times out. How much actually got deleted? Was the deletion successful? Instead of continuously re-trying to delete the item, I wrote up a simple PowerShell script that will inform you line by line what items are getting deleted successfully. Printed out […]

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Keep your environments in sync with Episerver DXP!

While iterating on projects it’s always a good idea to keep your lower environments in sync with the latest content and imagery from your production environment.  In some platforms this is a significant effort, but with Episerver DXP it can be easily automated! Eric Markson from Perficient recently blogged about how to automate the orchestration […]

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How to Use AI and NLG to Write Marketing Content

Back in early 2019, I became interested in how I could use Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Natural Language Generation (NLG) to write content for my blog posts.  The idea was elementary: come up with a story idea and let an AI tool write the content!  I didn’t want to create a tool […]

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The Sitecore Sessions, Volume 1: Exploring Sitecore 10

Sitecore 10 is here! And with it comes some exciting new features - from improving the content experience to new analytics tools and evolving to a stronger integration with Content Hub.   With the release of Sitecore 10, our digital and content strategists at Perficient wanted to dig into the new features. Working with these strategists, Monique Anderson, a Perficient marketing […]

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DAM! We should get our assets together.

It’s DAM, not damn. Let’s dissect what these tools are, what to seek in a DAM, and more about managing your assets. Digital Asset Management (DAM) systems are a commonly misunderstood tool. “They’re like a file storage system, right?”. Technically, that’s not wrong, but that’s like saying that Google is “just a search engine”. Also, […]

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Responsive Image Cropping for Episerver is Here!

SCORE for Episerver – New Image Crop Tool Responsive Web Design (RWD) offers a cost-effective, high quality and easily managed delivery of content to a variety of devices. Many teams build sites in RWD by using custom or popular responsive frameworks like Twitter Bootstrap or Foundation Zurb. But how can we combine the responsive design […]

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Episerver YouTube Video Block

Video for Content Editors These days, every website has some video content. We wanted to make editing video easier for Epi content editors, so we created the YouTube Video block. This block is a feature of our new SCORE for Episerver platform, which launched in 2019. To create the best editor experience with on-page editing […]

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How to Personalize a Carousel in Sitecore with SCORE

Just for fun, let’s take a few common scenarios for content management teams, and run through how to add personalization to Sitecore with SCORE.  You’ll be shocked at how easy this is – why more companies don’t jump in and start personalizing their content and user experience is a mystery to me. Scenario #1 – […]

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