Retrieve localizations through an api

When you have a need to use available localizations from e.g. a headless app, one way to do it is through a custom api. In this gist you can find a basic api controller that you could use. It uses the LocalizationService to retrieve all localizations grouped by culture, localizations with a specific key grouped … Continue reading Retrieve localizations through an api

Get “linked” product url

Imagine a scenario where you have a main catalog containing all your products and several "sub" catalogs with products linked from the main catalog.When you do a search for a product in the sub catalog and you would want to get the link to a product, you would get the link to the product within … Continue reading Get “linked” product url

Use Serilog with CMS12

In previous versions of Optimizely, when you wanted to use a different logger, it took a bit of work. Or you could use one of my providers. With CMS12 you can now just configure a different provider without the need of a custom provider. For Serilog add the following packages, I used the file sink, … Continue reading Use Serilog with CMS12

“Filter” your commerce navigation

Within Episerver Commerce you can have a lot of rules for displaying a product to a visitor, e.g. if it's available for the current market. So it can happen that when you click on a main category or subcategory link there are no products displayed. To prevent this, as it can be quite annoying for … Continue reading “Filter” your commerce navigation

Offload your Episerver Find tracking

Imagine a site with 10+ instances and a lot of visitors and search requests. The find queries are tracked, to provide data for the auto suggest, and cached. And then... you get an error in Find: Too Many Requests. My first thought was to increase the value for StaticallyCacheFor. But it did not have as … Continue reading Offload your Episerver Find tracking

Auto correct a search query

So your visitor is in a hurry and makes a typo in the search box. Chances are no results might be returned. By using the Bing Spellcheck API you can auto correct typos in the query and, maybe, return a result. As with the auto correct on your phone, it kinda depends on how smart … Continue reading Auto correct a search query

Use recommender for recommendations (POC)

A while ago I wrote about how you can use ML.Net Recommender to add some smarts to your up-sell. I decided to take it a step further and make it work for general product recommendations. So I created a scheduled job that creates and trains the recommendation model, creates predictions for all available variations in … Continue reading Use recommender for recommendations (POC)

Speed up your site

When your site relies on a lot of external API's, has a lot of JavaScript, images, Redis cache... and which site doesn't have most of these things these days, the loading of a page might go slower than you would like, even with extensive caching. There are a few things that I found can speed … Continue reading Speed up your site

Use recommender for better up-sell (POC)

You may have read about by now. Among other things there is a recommendation engine. So I decided to try if it would be usable in an Commerce solution. And it is, up to a point. First I needed to get all the orders and put the products that were bought together for each … Continue reading Use recommender for better up-sell (POC)

Remember BrilliantCut?

For a client with a huge catalog I needed something to make it easier to find their products in the back-end. Then I remembered BrilliantCut by Jonas Bergqvist, which does exactly that. As it hasn't been updated to work with newer versions of Commerce, I forked and updated it. I also added the filter option … Continue reading Remember BrilliantCut?