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Episerver to Optimizely: When It All Comes Together

Rarely does a company get the chance to do a lot of things well. Specialization is often the path to excellence. But at Perficient, we have a different story to tell – and we’ve been recognized by one of our most important partners for it. A New Episerver Emerges Just this week, Episerver announced a […]

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Episerver Authentication with multiple Azure AD Instances

I recently came across a project where there was a slightly different twist for the site’s authentication needs.  For this project the company had three different authentication scenarios that needed to be covered. Log in via a primary Azure AD tenant. This Azure AD instance was set up with application roles and the users were […]

EpiServer DXP Deployment API – Smooth Deployment Beta

In my previous posts, we went over the deployment process in the EpiServer DXP environment. The first and the second post of the Deployment API series went through the original methods that allow for deployment into the DXP environment. Smooth Deploy is a feature that I have been looking forward to for a long time now. It is […]

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Restricting available types based on site context in Episerver

Valdis Iljuconoks previously helped me understand how to effectively implement AllowedTypes restrictions with interfaces, something like  [AllowedTypes(typeof(INestedContent))]– which is a beautiful solution for building a block library. This makes our blocks and their Content Areas only concern themselves with specific interfaces. In our case, we usually have layers such as IPageContent (for stripes, grid structures, […]

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Tune Your Episerver Find Indexes by Only Indexing Necessary IContent

Episerver Find is a great and easy way to integrate search into your Episerver powered website.  One often overlooked aspect, however, is keeping your search indexes lean.  By default, Episerver will index all instances of content across your website, whether it’s Pages, Blocks, Media, or Folders- Find doesn’t care and will index all of it.  […]

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How to enable Webpack on your Episerver Project

If you’re building modern web applications, you need to carefully consider the front-end technology stack you use. Webpack, a static module bundler, combined with NPM for package management, is a great starting point. Here’s how you can incorporate these technologies into your Asp.net MVC application built upon Episerver. Alongside Node.js, we need to have node-sass […]

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Caching Service Layers in Episerver

When building highly performant web applications, it’s always important to consider your caching strategy.  There are some generic things you can do to make your overall website faster (such as setting efficient client-side cache policies), but often times a much overlooked performance pitfall involves making too many API calls.  Luckily, Episerver’s Object Caching can help […]

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Page Restrictions in an Initialization Module

Managing your AllowedTypes (insert options) in Episerver can become overwhelming, depending on the strategy you take. You can read about different options here: https://world.episerver.com/blogs/Henrik-Fransas/Dates/2015/10/the-known-and-unknown-of-include-includeon-exclude-and-excludeon/ https://world.episerver.com/documentation/Items/Developers-Guide/Episerver-CMS/75/Content/Attributes/ but there is a strategy you can take for a very developer-friendly approach. As highlighted on Epi World forum thread (Dylan McCurry and I worked together on the project where […]

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Implementing field level editing restrictions in Episerver

Often times when building content models inside of a CMS, it’s important to consider the various types of editors and the permissions they may have within the eco-system.  One technique that I find highly effective is to limit the amount of fields a user may see based on their CMS role.  Removing non-essential fields from […]

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Keep your environments in sync with Episerver DXP!

While iterating on projects it’s always a good idea to keep your lower environments in sync with the latest content and imagery from your production environment.  In some platforms this is a significant effort, but with Episerver DXP it can be easily automated! Eric Markson from Perficient recently blogged about how to automate the orchestration […]

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Defer offscreen images in Episerver

Lazy loading images is a technique for modern web developers where you instruct the client’s browser to only download images as they are needed.  This leads to tremendous performance improvements, as client devices do not waste bandwidth downloading assets which are not being rendered.  To achieve this, we’ll use some client side mechanisms from css-tricks.com […]

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Episerver and Alternate Text for Images in the TinyMCE Rich Text Editor

Last week I received a nasty bug report regarding Accessibility and Episerver.  Within Rich Text areas in Episerver, the file name is injected by default for alternate text.  This hurts your accessibility score and is a detrimental impact to visually impaired users.  Coincidentally, others in the community have written about and questioned how to solve […]

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