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Optimizely CMS – Adding Sort option to the Asset Pane

Have you ever felt tired of scrolling down the Asset Pane, looking for the item you’ve just created? I know someone would say, “Then just get a better structure for your content!”. Right, folder structure should be in a hierarchical order for best practice. However, in some cases (especially the Media), specific content must be […]

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Content Delivery – Removing necessary fields and how to add new fields to the API response

What is a headless CMS? A headless CMS is a back-end only content management system (CMS) built from the ground up as a content repository that makes content accessible via a RESTful API or GraphQL API for display on any device. The term “headless” comes from the concept of chopping the “head” (the front end, i.e. the […]

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Optimizely Page Publish Options – Do’s and Dont’s

  Page Publish is the most basic feature of a CMS. This is what makes our content visible to the world. Episerver CMS (now known as Optimizely Content Cloud) too has the feature and some more flexibility built around it to aid our content authors. There’s the usual page publish, where you hit a button […]

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Optimizely Search : How to search for all expired assets

First of all, I want to mention that EPiServer Find (now known as Optimizely Search and Navigation) is a great tool to search for content on an Optimizely site, whether its CMS or Commerce. It comes with a range of options to customize and with filtering and boosting ability to get the best results. Often […]

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ContentReference Rendering in Optimizely With TemplateTags

I recently wrote an article about Rendering ContentReference Properties in Optimizely. That article explored a basic approach to rendering a ContentReference based on the type of the referenced ContentData. One drawback to that approach is the need for a new DisplayTemplate for each type used for a ContentReference. Thankfully, there is another approach that works […]

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 […]

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

The Optimizely Digital Experience Platform DXP 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 […]

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