Episerver has recently acquired Idio which is a service that automatically delivers relevant 1:1 experiences across digital channels. Read the press release here: https://www.episerver.com/about/news/press-room/pressreleases/episerver-signs-definitive-agreement-to-acquire-11-personalization-company-idio/
I wanted to try Idio out for myself and integrate it into an Episerver solution. So I managed to get an instance from the team at Idio and decided to add Idio recommendations to this blog (which runs Episerver). This post documents the process I went through and tries to share some knowledge about "how it works" and "how to implement Idio on Episerver" to help other people who are implementing Idio on Episerver sites.
There were three stage I went through when implementing Idio on Episerver:
Geta has created an alternative to the built in Episerver category system called EpiCategories. Its a well maintained and mature add on that adds some great capabilities over and above the built in category system in Episerver. It can wholly replace the built in category system and adds nice features like the ability to create/edit categories in edit mode, access rights, category routing and the ability to translate categories (amoungst others).
I wanted to migrate a site to start using Geta Categories but noticed the default package doesn't have any migration tools. So this post shares two scheduled jobs I wrote to do two things:
EPiServer gives our users a tremendous amount of power and flexibility. However users can occasionally do things that may affect performance or their experience of EPiServer. One of these things is adding a large number of images/documents into a folder in the media library. By adding too many items to a folder the folder not only becomes cumbersome to browse and use but can also affect performance in extreme circumstances.
Recently I spoke to a client who had recently migrated to EPiServer from another CMS. They'd noticed that the number of internal broken links was going up rather than down after the migration. I thought that this was strange as EPiServer maintains all internal links by reference so if a page is moved in the page tree then it's link is automatically updated.