Content Authoring

Implementing Workflow in Sitecore: A Mini-Series Part 4 – User Permissions

So far in this mini-series, we have covered how to set up the Simple Workflow and how to automatically place newly created items into it. We now need to create a way to limit which Simple Workflow commands are available to users. In this blog post, we will go over the permissions that need to […]

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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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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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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Guide: Trigger CCF messages from elements in Content Spots

Score’s CCF (Component Communication Framework) allows Content Authors to use rendering parameters to easily control how components communicate with each other. For example, we can set the Button component to fire a CCF message when it is clicked.   But what if the button is inside a Content Spot? Can it still send and receive […]

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An Update to Responsive Image Support in Sitecore

In our previous article, we discussed a custom field type we created to allow content managers to crop images for the various device break points in your responsive design. The community asked for more, and we listened – so we have made a neat enhancement to this feature to make it even more powerful. ALT […]

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What is a component governance plan and why do I need it?

We’re very plan driven at Perficient. We like to create them, execute them, measure them, adjust them…and we employ a number of governance plans when executing a new Sitecore project. Very often, large site development projects will include a number of people from various organizations all working together for a common goal – but those […]

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