Posts Tagged ‘DXP’

Cross Roads

Seven Reasons to Upgrade from Sitecore XP to Sitecore XM + Personalize

If you’re planning a Sitecore upgrade, you should seriously consider whether you want to upgrade to the latest version of Sitecore XP or “downgrade” to the latest version of Sitecore XM. The last year of Sitecore acquisitions have led to major architectural shifts in the platform and the Sitecore ecosystem, so you should not take […]

Optimizely DXP Deployment API – Updates for .NET 5.0 and EpiCloud 1.0.0

Yesterday (December 8th 2021), Optimizely sneakily released their very first major update for the EpiCloud Powershell Module; Version 1.0.0. This is great timing, as I was also about to release an update that would provide a fix for Azure.Storage (no longer relevant – ill explain why further in this post), as well as provide updates […]

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 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, […]

Optimizely – Slot Swapping Bookmarklet

With this solution, if you use the query string to push you to your slot, you can use your bindings for your live domain to view any of your multiple sites from your single instance. So….What is a Bookmarklet? A Bookmarklet is simply a bookmark that has JavaScript in it. For instance, in the most […]

Optimizely DXP Deployment API – Downloading Assets

The Optimizely Deployment API (Episerver.PaaS.EpiCloud) has helped immensely as I’ve been working on new projects, but there has always been something that has plagued me; copying down content/assets into my local environment. When I say “Copying down Content,” I mean two pieces; Database and the Assets. For the Database Export, I have created my ExportDatabase […]

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Optimizely/Episerver DXP Deployment API – Provisioning

As I continue to use the Deployment API, I always am looking for new and exciting ways to use the commands. In this case, being able to provision a brand new set of DXP Environments for a client. The Optimizely DXP is made up of three environments; Integration, Preproduction, and Production. Not all of these […]

Cloud Enhancements

Enhancements to the Acquia Drupal Cloud – Engage 2020

While conferences are not safe this year with COVID-19, Acquia Engage has gone virtual with an online event.  While Acquia Engage is usually a great opportunity to get to know Acquia employees, customers and partners in person, this year can still deliver on new ideas coming in the Acquia platform. As Acquia has expanded into […]

state of content management

Help! I Need a New Web Content Management System

So, it’s probably been at least five years since you last implemented a web content management system (WCMS). More than likely, it’s been more than eight years. The old system is increasingly out-dated, slow, hard to use, and the people who picked it are long gone. Does this sound familiar? This is a common situation with anyone […]

You WILL get to personalization, I promise!

Remember PURLs or Personalized URLs? I certainly do, as it was my job to build PURL microsites for hundreds of forward-reaching direct mail marketers over the course of several years. Tie that together with variable printing and POW! – your customers’ names are not only on their mail but on a website too. Dazzling! Yes, […]

Video: Digital Marketing with Sitecore – Uniting the Wonder Twins!

While probably due in part to the 20 oz. iced coffee I just consumed, I am digging into the memory banks to form an analogy…  A circa-1995 Hanna-Barbara animated superhero series type of analogy. In this case, we will compare Wonder Twin, Zan, who can transform into any form of water, to the IT department; and we […]