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Using Optimizely Content Delivery API for data migration

Optimizely Content Delivery API is very well known for building headless CMS, to connect to Single Page Apps, mobile apps, etc. However I also found that come in handy in terms of data migration. With the Content Delivery API, you can easily retrieve detailed information of source content in JSON format and map it to […]

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Optimizely Search & Navigation: Boosting in Unified Search

In the Optimizely Search & Navigation admin view, administrators can set a certain weight of different properties (title, content, summary, or document content). When an user searches for a keyword that matches to a property’s value, the higher weight of that property will make the matching pages to be more likely to appear at the […]

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Optimizely CMS 12 – Content Delivery API Integration

In the Optimizely Content Management System (CMS), a headless approach is achieved using content delivery API. This handy package can get the data into JSON format using the REST API. In Single Page, Application, and content delivery, API works very well with JavaScript languages like React, Vue, and Angular. A headless system can work with […]

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Optimizely CMS – Getting all content of a specific property with a simple SQL script

When you need to retrieve all content of a specific property from a Page/Block type, normally you will use the IContentLoader or IContentRepository, or even IContentModelUsage to get all instances of a content type then select them by property. This is the correct implementation by code. But what if you only need to check the […]

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Creating Dropdown Lists in Optimizely CMS 12 with Enum and Database

This blog will help to create single or multiple list options in CMS 12. Dropdown lists play an important role whenever we give the user to select a single value from the list. In CMS 12, single or multiple selection lists populate using “SelectOne” and “SelectMany” attributes. This attribute is in the “EPiServer.Shell.ObjectEditing” namespace. You […]

Optimizely CMS – Customize your Bulk Upload Confirmation

When you upload a media file to a specific location, if the file is already existed, you will be noticed by a warning: You can either choose “Skip this File” to ignore the replacement, or hit “Replace File” to replace the old existing file. The issue Assuming that you have to replace 2 existing images, […]

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Maximizing Build Monitoring with Optimizely B2B Commerce Cloud: A Look at Two Powerful Approaches

Have you ever found yourself in the following situations: When you pushed your Extension changes in the Sandbox branch and wondering whether your build was deployed on Sandbox, Whether TeamCity picked up the right change-sets from the last build you pushed on the Sandbox branch, What happens when multiple team members pushed extension DLLs in […]

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Custom XhtmlString Render Service – Force Absolute URL for Images

Working with a headless website setup sometimes can be challenging. For example, if you insert an image directly into the TinyMCE text editor sometimes (it depends on a lot of factors) you can see the relative path to the server storage where the image is saved. But because it’s a headless setup, the front end […]

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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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Optimizely CMS: Content Delivery API – The Case of the Duplicate API Refresh Token

A couple of weeks ago I came across an interesting case where a mobile app was calling into the Content Delivery API to retrieve some data, but the calls would fail with a 406 HTTP Status Code.  After some investigation, we found that the duplicate refresh tokens were being added to the system.  Revoking the […]

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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 CMS – the Importance of GUIDs and Assembly Names

In the Optimizely CMS world, we see GUIDs everywhere. They are unique identifiers for content types and more. As part of Optimizely CMS development, developers are advised to always specify GUIDs in their Content-Type declarations. If one isn’t specified, the DB assigns one dynamically when saving the Content-type. A big reason for this is that […]

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