Tips and Tricks
Custom Views for an Interface
Ever played around with adding custom views in Episerver CMS? It's a really powerful way to extend the UI. But why does it work when you register your view for a model class, but not for an interface implemented by that model? I had a look and found out.
Admin Mode Plugin to Manage Content Type Suggestions
If you have a site with a lot of different content types, it can be a good idea to help Episervers Automatic Content Type suggestion feature along. Here is a basic Admin mode tool - in good old webforms (yes, I washed my hands after I made it) that will let administrators / and super-editors configure exactly which content types to suggest when.
Auto Tagging Using Search
You don't always have to go the full AI route to get AI like results. In this blog post I'll describe an approach I've used several times (and for multiple purposes) with pretty decent results. Instead of classification algorithms, deep learning or neural networks I'll just simply query my favorite search engine.
Which Dojo Topics are published in the Episerver CMS UI?
If you, like me are venturing into the mythical and magical world of dojo-in-episerver-ui, where elfs and wizards rule, you might also find this list useful.
Azure Storage Performance Showdown (Post 3)
This is the 3rd post in my Azure Storage Performance comparison. So far we've examined the typical scenario of storing/retrieving data that most dynamic websites of today deal with. In this post, we'll take a closer look at Update and Delete - and finally review the financial aspects.
Azure Storage Performance Showdown (Post 2)
In this second post of my performance series looking at Azure storage we're going to take a good look at Read speeds for the various storage types.
Content Providers and Flat Content
A classic challenge in many CMS - and also in Episerver - has always been what do you do with large amounts of non-hierarchical/flat content? There has been many workarounds along the way and I was just on my way to make yet another when I discovered a well hidden secret deep in the belly of Episervers UI: The Asset widget (that holds blocks and media items) does in fact have infinite scrolling - which in turn can support incredibly large flat structures!
Azure Storage Performance Showdown (Post 1)
Almost every project has some data you want to persist, then read, search through, update and eventually delete. With Azure there are loads of great possibilities - for example Blob Storage, Table Storage, CosmosDb, SQL Azure. I've decided to do some simple and fairly naive tests to compare these for some typical usage scenarios and see how they perform.
Understanding Episerver CMS - How are images rendered
When using reusable content such as images, the actual HTML rendering of them can happen multiple places. But when is what used? And how can you customize it?
VS2017 Debugger Timeout
A really annoying problem has been bothering me for a while with VS2017. When debugging most web apps, I often encounter time-outs. For some reason it happens nearly every time I do it with Episerver projects. Here is the solution.