Content Definitions API Templates

With the content definitions api you can "remotely manage definitions, such as Content types, Property Groups, and Property Data Types without deploying code to the Optimizely application or using the admin user interface." Personally, as a dinosaur, I think I will still do it the "old" way by creating content types in code, but in … Continue reading Content Definitions API Templates

Create Find facets based on attributes

First of all.... Happy New Year! While back I wrote a post about how to create term facets from attributes on contenttype properties. Doing a POC at the end of last year, about which I will post later, I remembered that I did not follow up on how to retrieve the facets created that way. … Continue reading Create Find facets based on attributes

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

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

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