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Navigating Content Workflow Excellence: Sitecore vs. Content Hub

In the dynamic realm of content management, workflow management emerges as the linchpin to ensure that the right content finds its way to the right audience at precisely the right moment. Workflow systems are indispensable for streamlining content creation, review, and publishing processes, ensuring efficiency and accuracy. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the […]

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Number 100

I have been working at Perficient for almost 8 years.  I have always enjoyed writing blogs and sharing my knowledge with others.  This is my 100th blog post!  WOW!  I can’t believe I finally made it!  Come with me while I take a look back at 8 years worth of content. Series I write a […]

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Making Sitecore Sites More Accessible and Screen Reader Friendly

Aria labels provide alternate text to adaptive technology tools such as screen readers.  This helps website visitors navigate the site more accurately.  One use case for aria-labels is on html anchor tags.  Sitecore does not a way to manage this text by default.  Follow along and I’ll show you how to modify the various link […]

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Keeping Sitecore Content Authors Happy and Productive

“I hate Sitecore.” As a developer, I have heard that many times.  But it’s usually not true.  It was probably not organized, configured, or explained logically.  Or the dev team never took the time to see the post-launch care through the eyes of the non-dev team that was going to inherit this system. Sitecore is […]

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Table Headings through Rich Text in Sitecore

Sitecore makes it easy to add tables, which is similar to inserting a table in Microsoft Word. You just need to click on the “insert table” button and select the desired size. However, it’s important to consider accessibility when creating tables. Tables, despite their general suitability for screen readers, require specifying the location of table […]

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Import Data From Merlin to Finish Your Migration to Sitecore

In previous posts, I shared my journey with Sitecore Data Exchange Framework and using Merlin to migrate your site to Sitecore.  Learning how to use Merlin was only one part of migrating a site.  In this post, I’ll share my powershell script to pull in data from Merlin and populate your content tree.  I’ll continue […]

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Using Merlin to Migrate Your Site to Sitecore

In a previous post, I shared my journey with Sitecore Data Exchange Framework.  I was excited to use it to create a reusable importer process.  In the end, I decided it was not the right tool for me.  I ended up using Powershell.  In the process of researching site migration tools, I discovered “Merlin”.  Merlin […]

3 Reasons to Use Sitecore Workflow

Many consider workflow to be a necessary evil. But it is necessary, and I will make my case in this post. I highly recommend working through the requirements for workflow and including it in your initial site build or rebuild. However, not all of us have that luxury – and that’s okay. The great thing about […]

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Create a Custom 404 Error Page in Optimizely CMS 12

Errors may frustrate website users, but they can also reveal important information about how the site is being used and where it needs to be improved. You can use error pages to find broken links, find missing material, and diagnose other problems. Custom error pages can be made with the aid of Optimizely, which can […]

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Empowering Inclusion: The Power of Assistive Technology and Digital Accessibility

  In today’s digital age, technology has transformed the way we live, work, and interact with the world. However, not everyone benefits equally from these advancements. Many individuals with disabilities face barriers to accessing and utilizing digital platforms and technologies. This is where assistive technology and digital accessibility come into play, bridging the gap and […]

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Icon Library in Optimizely CMS

What are Icons? Icons are graphical representations of different elements on a website. They make the webpages visually appealing and like any other image, have a stronger connection and retention to the end user’s memory than plain text. When used in moderation and the right way, they can be self-explanatory and reduce the need for […]

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Creating new sites in Optimizely CMS 12

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step…” This is the first in a series of articles describing my experiences with migrating client sites from CMS 11 to CMS 12.  Many things have changed, added, and improved, but some things I encountered did not always have an easy answer. Optimizely has a […]

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