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

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 ML.net recommender for better up-sell (POC)

You may have read about ML.net 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 ML.net recommender for better up-sell (POC)

Enrich your logging with Episerver data

Some of you may have noticed I quite like Serilog. And my NuGet package to integrate it in Episerver is used quite a few times, so I guess I am not the only one. One of the reasons I like it is that you enrich your logging with a lot of extra information. There are … Continue reading Enrich your logging with Episerver data

Add extra validation for a shortcut

Happy New Year everyone! Mine started out well... suddenly, without a deployment or Azure issues, a website went completely unresponsive.  "502 - Web server received an invalid response while acting as a gateway or proxy server" Looking at the change log there was a content change just before the site went down. The change made … Continue reading Add extra validation for a shortcut

Speed up your product imports

When you use Episerver Commerce, your products will often be imported from an external source. When you use Episerver Find and there are a lot of changes, the import process might take a while and a lot of requests to Episerver Find will be made. So usually you would turn of the Episerver Find events … Continue reading Speed up your product imports

Content considerations for developers

Yesterday I gave a talk at the Dutch Episerver Meetup about content considerations for developers. What may seem logical to a developer... it might not be for an editor. Together with my colleagues Kim Sterenborg and Pim Sebok, I have created a list of 12 tips for developers to make content editors more happy, based … Continue reading Content considerations for developers

Check your content for indexing errors

Sometimes you can get errors when indexing your content with Episerver Find. Most of the time the errors that are logged are quite cryptic. So I have created a validator that uses your Episerver Find instance to check if your content will cause problems when it's being indexed. You just need to get the Serializer … Continue reading Check your content for indexing errors

Las Vegas Ascend lab

At this year's Ascend in Las Vegas, I had the pleasure of hosting a lab about personalizing Episerver Find by means of Episerver Social. I have put the lab on GitHub, in case you were not there and would like to do it, or if you want to get the code if you were attending … Continue reading Las Vegas Ascend lab

Use the new tracking integration packages of Episerver

Since update 187 there are two new integration packages for tracking user data. One for CMS and one for Commerce You can use these packages to send tracking data to your own systems: to application insights e.g. or to the Azure Recommendations API. For Commerce you can add an attribute [CommerceTracking] to a method or … Continue reading Use the new tracking integration packages of Episerver