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Rendering ContentReference Properties in Optimizely

A commonly used property type in Optimizely CMS (Episerver) is the ContentReference. It allows you to select a single ContentData object and store a reference to it. A common usage for the ContentReference property is an Image selector, created by decorating the property with a UIHint.Image attribute. However, the type of the value saved is […]

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Episerver Forms – Working with Samples Resources

Episerver Forms Samples is an open source extension pack that adds features to Optimizely Forms. The extension adds extra fields like ReCaptcha, DateTime, and Addressblock. It also adds extra client resources like Forms specific jQuery and CSS packages for the control of those new fields. Adding these extra resources can come at the cost of […]

Optimizely CMS 12 – .NET 5.0 – Build/Deploy in DevOps (YAML)

The second I created a NET 5 project, the first anxiety-filled thought that ran through my head was something along the lines of… “How the heck am I going to build/deploy this to anywhere useful?!” As I mentioned in my previous post about the DXCS006 error code, this is one of the first times that […]

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Optimizely Forms – Creating Gated Content

Gated content is a powerful marketing tool for lead generation. In return for providing contact data, a customer receives access to content like an article or whitepaper. Optimizely Forms is a package available for Optimizely CMS that provides rich features for creating forms and collecting data. It does not offer a gated content feature, but […]

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Optimizely CMS 12 – .NET 5.0 – Error ID DXCS006

I recently was able to start using one of the new Linux (.NET5.0/CMS12) DXP instances to do some testing/development in, and I came across an interesting error that threw me for a loop. I, for one, am not very versed in .NET Core, so this is all very new to me, so needless to say, […]

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Optimizely CMS – Starting a new project with .Net Core

Optimizely recently released CMS 12, which is built on the ASP.NET Core platform. Now known as .NET 5, this new development platform introduces many changes to how developers create new projects with Optimizely CMS. To aide this process, Optimizely released a new Creating a starter project guide. While the guide provides a general overview of […]

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Optimizely Forms – Hide Extra Info on Redirect

Optimizely Forms provides an option to redirect to a specified page after a successful submit. The extra info is provided so a page can tailor messaging or behaviours according to the submitted form or data. This is a nice feature that allows a personal experience. It can also allow a developer to use one page […]

Six Simple Steps to Adding Pages in the Optimizely Admin Console

Optimizely is a leading digital experience commerce platform with more out-of-the-box B2B commerce capabilities for providing customization based on clients’ specific needs. During the integration of Optimizely B2B Commerce for one of our clients, we ran into a scenario where there was a need to extend the Optimizely B2B Commerce admin console. Optimizely has a […]

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Optimizely CMS – Popup Textarea Editor

The inline editor for Optimizely CMS offers a great in-context experience for authors. As you edit, the view continually updates to show the latest value and how it affects the layout. This experience is a strength of Optimizely CMS. Another strength is the ability to customize the way properties display in views, with numerous techniques […]

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Optimizely Forms – Hide FormContainerBlock

Optimizely Forms includes a FormContainerBlock out of the box. This is the basic block for forms you create, and often this is enough. Sometimes, however, you need more control. You can add new properties or behaviours to Optimizely Forms easily by creating new Form blocks inheriting from the FormContainerBlock. Creating a new block does not […]

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Optimizely Form Events – Implement an Interface Pattern

Optimizely CMS provides customization of content using events. A standard collection of events exists for most content types. However, additional events are available to further customize Optimizely Forms. To subscribe to Form events you use an Initialization module to attach an event handler. The logic for the event is typically defined in the same class. […]

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Visual Studio debugging – Stop closing your browser

I prefer publishing my Optimizely CMS applications to a local IIS site. It gives me a better idea of a final application published to a DXP instance, and has other benefits. Optimizely CMS runs well directly from Visual Studio, though. Doing so makes it easier to debug startup tasks and initialization modules. However, when running […]

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