The E-Commerce Manager’s Guide to Black Friday
Varje år, den fjärde fredagen i november, kommer årets största shoppingdag: Black Friday. Det första tipset är: börja tidigt och gör en plan.
Current and upcoming image modules
A lot is happening with very exiting AI powered image optimization techniques, and we are looking into how we can harness the power of machine learning.
Enrich models upon indexing - Optimizely Search & Navigation
Need a clean and simple way to enrich your indexed model using Optimizely Search & Navigation (Episerver Find)? Please read further.
Discovering Most Stupid Mistake I Ever Made - Analyzing gRPC Service MemDump from Linux based Docker Running on ACI
Google Analytics 4 - what’s new?
In October 2020, Google Analytics launched their 4th version in beta, with a new property type called Google Analytics 4. The new property adds smarter insights utilizing machine learning to identify trends, deeper integration with Google Ads, more granular data controls, cross-device tracking, integration with BigQuery and much more.
Selling services as the next breakthrough in e-commerce
We're pretty good at selling products online. What is the state of selling services online?
Performance tip when using GetDescendents for catalog content
Here's a quick performance tip when you are using GetDescendents to load all catalog content of a certain type.
Copy property data on translate
Yesterday I stumbled upon a question from one of our customers regarding translation of content properties. In this case it was an image property that they didn't want to populate for all languages.
BVN.404Handler Package Has Been Renamed
BVN.404Handler package is one of the top downloaded community packages on the Episerver Nuget Feed. This blog post explains some of the coming changed to the package.
The effects of free product returns
The economic impacts are huge, with return costs of just the deliveries increasing over 75% over 4 years: from 314 billion U.S. dollars in 2016 to 550 billion U.S. dollars in 2020.
Google Data Studio and Episerver
A few years ago Google launched Data Studio to help present and share analytics data in a more visual and easy to understand way. It's a great tool to create custom reports based on various data sources ranging from Google Analytics, Adwords, to marketing platforms and even file uploads. And of course sharing them with your team.
Improving (perceived) performance using Progressive Web Apps
Progressive Web Apps (PWA) have been around for a while. PWAs provide a way to make your site fast, reliable and engaging and allow users to install your site as an application.
Geta is helping to develop public transport solutions of the future
Together with Rogaland county mobility provider Kolumbus, Geta and Spare have developed the practical solutions for the new public transport service HentMeg (Pick-Me-Up). Now the bus-on-demand service is on its way to seriously change the everyday life of residents in several Norwegian small towns.
Standardize payments on the web with the Payment Request API
The Payment Request API is a browser feature that standardizes how we do payments online
Obtaining a cache dependency key
To improve performance we often cache our view models using methods inside ISynchronizedObjectInstanceCache or IObjectInstanceCache interfaces.
Integrating 1Password with Azure AD using Kubernetes
This post gives you a basic guide for integrating Azure AD with your 1Password Business to automate 1Password user management based on your AD.
Simple restocked emails for Episerver Commerce
Allowing customers to subscribe to out of stock email notifications is a great way to create value for your customers and doesn't have to be hard to implement.
Patrick and Brian speaking at Episerver Partner Close-Up event
Two of Geta's developers, Brian Weeteling and Patrick van Kleef, will talk about how Episerver can be used as a hub for integrating a physical store with an existing digital platform.
404 handler with performance improvements released
We just released the new version of 404 handler which is hundreds of times faster than previous versions.
A new version of Geta Tags released
Lately, we have released Geta Tags 4.0.1. The new release has several breaking changes.
New Performance Reviews
Performance Reviews are rarely a consistent positive experience and as the physical work locations and team structures are becoming more flexible, it might be worth testing out something new.
Top five security tips
If you don't secure your online store with an SSL certificate, you may be penalized for your visibility in Google. Here are the tips you need to follow in order to be successful in e-commerce.
Granular data retention controls (Google Analytics)
In this post, I'll be addressing Googles new functionality: [granular] data retention controls. We'll look at what this means for you, in terms of what actions you should take in regards to the change, what data you're collecting and how you're using it and what this has to do with GDPR.
Bugfixes in 404 handler
In the last months, we have made several improvements in the 404 handler.
Setting up SQL server on Docker in Mac OS
In this post I would like to tell about a brief insight of benefits what Docker can provide to you as a .NET stack developer working with SQL Server. Maybe the main focus and excitement this time will be about the new opportunities in local development on Mac OS, nevertheless the good things what Docker can bring to you are more than just that.
Buddy Recruitment Program
Hiring friends has been a topic that has been discussed a lot, and not everyone's positive to the idea. We've chosen to see for ourselves what it could bring us in the long run.
New version of 404 handler
We just released a new version of 404 handler which includes several bug fixes. This release also includes refactoring of routing and we added unit tests for the main functionality.
Extending Episerver On Page Editing view
In this blog post I'll show you one way of extending Episerver's On Page Editing view, by automatically setting image caption and alt text properties on a page based on the image content that the editor selects.
Episerver Commerce Catalog import using Azure Storage and Azure Webjobs
This blog post describes the process of importing an Episerver commerce catalog utilizing Azure tools such as Azure Table Storage, Azure Storage Queues and Azure Webjobs.
Add Azure CDN (or any CDN) to your Episerver site
With URL Rewrite rules we can easily add CDN support to any site without having to do any code changes or installing anything extra.
Custom Episerver Commerce Product/Variant router
Just wanted to share a custom Epi Commerce hierarchical router that I'm using in a project where we have a Product -> Variant structure. All variants in the catalog belong to a product and a product can have one or multiple variants.
404 handler for CMS 11 is out
This is the 404 handler's first release after Geta took over the project ownership. We have published two versions of the package - for CMS 10 and CMS 11.
Extensions, Sitemap and Tags packages updated for Episerver 11
The Geta extensions, sitemaps and tags packages have been updated.
What we learned at HR Tech World
At Geta, we get to go to conferences. And whenever a company invests in employees, it's a point for me to show some kind of return on that investment. So companies keep investing. Here's what I learned and Geta's ROI.
Trouble loading Episerver Find UI
Recently I came across a strange error where the Find UI inside Episerver CMS failed to load. All of the three menu items returned a "Error reading configuration" error message. This is a (really) short blog post describing how this issue can be resolved.
New version of FontThumbnail
Earlier this year I released a package that is used for generating preview images for the different contenttypes in your Episerver solution, using an override to the built-in "ImageUrlAttribute" that you can decorate your content types with.
Introducing: New tool to easily index your content in Episerver Find
Have you ever wanted to index a content item in Find without having to publish a meaningless change to it? Or index an entire content tree from a specific starting point? Maybe you want to force an item into the index even though it's excluded by conventions? Just install Geta.Epi.IndexContentInFind package and it will be easy to do just that.
Geta has once again won the title "inRiver Partner of the Year 2016"
Just before Easter, we attended the inRivers conference "PIMpoint Summit 2017" in Copenhagen, and we are pleased to announce that we have once again won the title "InRiver Partner of the Year Norway".
Replacing built-in email actor with custom implementation in Episerver Forms
Recently one of our customers experienced an issue with Episerver Forms and the PlaceHolderService (I know it is still in beta, but anyway). The placeholder service is used by the built in Email Actor and is responsible for replacing tokens in the subject, to address and the body of the email that is configured to be sent by the editor.
Enable Razor views in Episerver modules with Geta.EPi.ShellRazorSupport package
By default, Episerver supports only WebForms views for its modules. We have created a package which adds support for Razor views too.
Unfiltered Episerver content tree
Have you ever needed to browse an unfiltered content tree in Episerver where you can see the global assets, site assets and content assets folders? Then you can install this little package that I created.
On March 9, Svensk Digital Handel arranged D-Congress 2017 in Gothenburg. The conference is a Nordic meeting place for digital commerce. Geta is a member of Svensk Digital Handel, and was a proud sponsor of D-Congress.
Content reference selector with direct file upload now available as package
Some time ago (in October last year to be exact) I developed an extension to the built-in content selector with support for direct upload.
Why is user experience design important?
Why is the user experience so important, and why should your e-commerce store allocate time to focus on this design process?
Introducing Geta.EpiCategories: Categories as localizable IContent
For quite a long time I've been wondering if Episerver is going to do anything about the built-in category functionality. I feel it's pretty outdated and it's not so convenient to edit and localize categories. I guess the teams at Episerver are busy with other, more important stuff, so I decided to create a module. Say hello to Geta.EpiCategories.
Summary of my blog posts
During my journey at Geta I have created seven different blog posts and one thing they all have in common is that they all focus on strategy. Here is a summary of them all with a direct link into each of the singular blog post.
Geta.Epi.Extensions updated with content editor ux helpers
You might already know about our Episerver extensions package, Geta.Epi.Extensions. We have now added a set of extensions and HTML helpers to help improve user experience for content editors. The goal with the helpers is to reduce the need for "All properties view" in the Episerver edit interface.
ContentType preview images w. icons
I don't know about you, but at least for me, I rarely create image thumbnails for the different content types in the solutions I am working on. If you are like me, then this package will hopefully give your editors a somewhat more pleasant user experience when creating content.
Install multiple instances of inRiver PIM
When you are working on several inRiver PIM projects simultaneously, you find yourself in need of switching between them from time to time. One option is to change the configuration files and restart inRiver services and website. A better option is have multiple instances of inRiver PIM running on the same system. This way you can easily access the desired instance for configurations, developing and demos. This is a walk-through on how to set up multiple instances of inRiver PIM on the same system.
Extend your Episerver content types
Let's say you have developed a site framework that you use on many different sites that contains some content types spread over various assemblies. Sooner or later, on at least one of the sites, you will want to add, hide or modify a property on a specific content type. You could create a new content type that inherits the original and then hide the original. No thanks. Let's do it better than that.
GOING ONLINE, IS THAT A ”QUICK ACTION”?
I have been working in the online business for five years and my experience is that it is a process that takes time and a lot of hard work. People sometimes see retail as a much more demanding business than online, but there are similarities.
Do a marketing plan, or fail!
Benjamin Franklin said: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”. So, how do you create a marketing plan for your online business?
Google Product Feed for Episerver
This data feed will allow you to easily share your e-commerce sites product data with Google Shopping and other channels. At Geta we've used it for quite a few 3rd party integrations.
Searching multiple Find indexes
Recently I helped out investigating an issue where the search result from Find contained non-published and deleted pages. The site in question had a search page that fetched results from two separate Find indexes.
Episerver Languages and XLIFF support
The popular Episerver Languages addon has added supported for exporting and importing content using the widely supported XLIFF format.
3 new years resolutions for your ecommerce site in 2017
It is time to start a new and exciting e-commerce year, and hopefully break some records. After a hectic holiday season, why not start the year by doing some technical tiding up? Here are three technical new years resolutions for your e-commerce site to make it more secure, slimmer and more visible.
Extending the Episerver global menu
Extending the Episerver global menu is easy. You can add menu sections and sub-menu items such as menu sections, drop-downs, URLs and pop-up menu items. In this short blog post I will demonstrate how you can keep your menu context while navigating between several MVC actions.
Third year Gaselle status
Geta has three years in a row been picked out by Dagens Næringsliv to be included in the Gaselle list of aspiring businesses.
Content reference selector with direct file upload
Sometimes when developing Episerver solutions you find the need to extend the behaviour of already existing property editors. In this blog post I will briefly describe how I extended the built-in content selector with direct upload functionality using drag and drop. This way you don’t have to create your "Media"-items before being able to select them. You can just upload them directly to the property editor and they will be added to the assets folder of the content you are working on and selected automatically.
Insert your view engine at correct position
The other day I had to deal with a mysterious error with the Episerver Shell search function. You know the little search icon to the right in the dashboard drop-down menu. When I clicked it nothing happened. I looked at the request in developer toolbar, discovered the exception and this is how I fixed it.
Episerver Commerce - Retrieving all parent catalog nodes
From time to time I get asked; 'How can I retrieve all parent catalog nodes for a product in Episerver Commerce?' Achieving this using the current version of Episerver commerce API is a bit cumbersome. Luckily Episerver is working on a relation overhaul for the next major version of Commerce, but until then I'll provide some sample code that does the trick.
New EMVP in Geta
It's with great pleasure we now introduce one new EMVP (Episerver Most Valuable Professionals) in Geta, Māris Krivtežs
Service API for Customers, Carts and Orders released
EPiServer released Service API some time ago but it was missing an API for Customers, Carts and Order. We have now released additional Service API endpoints for this Commerce functionality.
Content area renderer on steroids
This is an example of a custom content area renderer that automatically wraps blocks in container and row <div> tags and also has support for non wrapped hero blocks.
Opens a new office in Amsterdam
Press Release: Geta continues its international expansion within the e-commerce industry and opens up an office in the Netherlands. We expanded with new highly qualified colleagues with extensive experience in the industry.
Episerver Commerce and PIM
When working with advanced e-commerce solutions as a developer or consultant you quickly get introduced to the acronym PIM: Product Information Management. What is it and why would you want one as part of your Episerver e-commerce project?
Geta recognized as inRiver Partner of the Year in Norway
Last week, we attended inRivers conference "PIMpoint Summit 2016" in Malmö, Sweden - and we were recognized as inRiver Partner of the Year in Norway.