Having worked for Episerver for nearly 11 years before venturing out on my own, naturally puts both the company, it's great team of dedicated employees and it's products very close to my heart and skillset.
My expert level skills is around Episerver CMS, Episerver Find and many, many of the add-ons and related products. When it comes to Commerce, I wouldn't consider myself an expert - but I have worked with Episerver Commerce, tweaked it and optimized in multiple cases.
Among other things, I worked on setting up the Episerver TestDrive on Microsoft AppSource - which consists of a tweaked Commerce site with a guided tour taking you through it.
Go ahead and take it for spin:
Episerver Forms: Adding custom validators to existing elements
It's easy to extend Episerver forms with custom validation types. But it's a little bit harder to add the new validation types to the existing elements. In this blog post I'll add an ultra simple letter-only validation option to the existing TextboxElement.
Episerver Forms: Adding Datasource for hidden field with Profile Store data
Some times, it can be handy to track additional data about the visitor along with a form submission. If you have Profile Store, stuff like DeviceId, sessionId and maybe even the ProfileId can definitely come in handy later when you are later processing the form submissions. Here is a code sample on how to do that.
Ascend 2019: Code Mania
Yesterday, I had the honor and pleasure of giving the traditional Code Mania demo at Episerver Ascend 2019 in Miami together with Fredrik Haglund. After popular demand, here is a blog post about some of the components we showed.
Getting more Insight (pun intended) into Episerver Profile Store
Profile Store, Insight, Tracker, Advance - Episerver offers a myriad of different (but connected) REST services for managing and tracking your visitors and prospects. It can be slightly confusing at first - and some of the documentation might be a tad misleading - but once you get the hang of it, they are really powerful tools. I've recently had a chance to explore them in depth. Here is what I've learned so far.
Episerver Forms and Pardot Form Handlers
Episerver comes with a wide range of connectors that allows you to connect Marketing Automation systems to Episerver through multiple integration points. However in some cases you might want to hook directly into the Marketing Automation systems form handler. In the case of SalesForce Pardot it's very easy to do!
The tricky redirect
Sometimes, when you are troubleshooting you forget the obvious in search of more complex reasons. Recently I had a case of that where an Episerver site kept redirecting the moment it was launched.
Site Map Generation with Custom Filter
There's a handful of great add-ons I use in almost every Episerver project - and several of them are from Geta. Here is a useful hint if you, like me, use the Geta SiteMap generator.
Digizuite DAM for Episerver - try it out!
The Digizuite DAM for Episerver integration is now available in the Episerver nuget feed! We've worked long and hard on this, so feel free to have a look and try it out!
Publicwww - searching for interesting Episerver CMS use patterns
I recently discovered publicwww.com a cool service that lets you search for any text in the html/css/js of all it's 550 million (2019-05-09) indexed web pages, including the cookies sent out and the http header. In this post I put my Episerver goggles on and had some fun with this data.
Episerver Content Provider Resilience Strategies
Content Providers for Episerver is a powerful tool with huge potential for integrations. But how should you handle fault resilience when dealing with a real time connection to an external system? As part of the integration to Digizuite DAM I have helped build, I have given this a great deal of thought.