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Last Friday I attended the Kentico Rocky Mountain User Group meeting where I had the opportunity to meet with nearly 40 other Kentico enthusiasts at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO. Samantha Reeves, Aaron Hoy, and Blue Modus's Dave Condor discussed the experience that National Jewish Health has had with Kentico and how Kentico has streamlined and improved their content management and marketing abilities, which I detailed in part 1 of this review series. In this post, I will summarize the talk... Read More
Last Friday I attended the Kentico Rocky Mountain User Group meeting where I had the opportunity to meet with nearly 40 other Kentico enthusiasts at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO. Samantha Reeves, Aaron Hoy, and Blue Modus's Dave Condor discussed the experience that National Jewish Health has had with Kentico and how Kentico has streamlined and improved their content management and marketing abilities. Kentico Technical Evangelist Bryan Soltis also gave us an informative talk on how to optimize Kentico for... Read More
This week Instagram launched a brand new feature to its app that can truly change the game for its social competitors. Instagram Stories is the latest addition to the Instagram application, and if you use Snapchat you’ll notice it’s eerily similar to their Story feature. Both Instagram and Snapchat are known for their high-level of engagement between big brands and celebrities, and their fans.  High profile athletes, actors and musicians provide their most loyal followers with an inside look into... Read More
Google announced on April 27, 2016 that it will now be securing all traffic communication of websites using Google Analytics, regardless of whether or not your site is using HTTPS or not. The search engine giant stated, “Security and privacy are of utmost importance to our clients, our clients’ end users, and to Google, and secure transmission of our JavaScript libraries and measurement data is essential to that end.” Then went on to explain how they have implemented a secure... Read More
Clones are Sitecore items that have a reference to another item that serves as the “source” for any fields for which the cloned item doesn’t have a value. You can make a clone out of just about any item with the system, allowing you to quickly duplicate and maintain several pieces of content through a single source item. This is a very powerful and often underutilized concept in Sitecore. Recently we upgraded one our clients from Sitecore 6.6 to Sitecore... Read More
Kentico provides an easy to use redirection module that allows you to have all of your redirects in one place. However, the module does not allow you to redirect to external links. In this post I provide a quick tweak to the redirect module code that will allow you to enter the full path to redirect to external sites. Open the RedirectionMethods.cs file found in App_Code > CMS_Modules > URLRedirection Starting on line 16, replace the code block: if (ValidationHelper.GetString(ds.Tables[0].Rows[0]["RedirectionType"],... Read More
Have you ever thought it was odd that even though your customers are different people with different needs, they all see the same home page when they visit your site? Wouldn’t it be great if there was some way to show content depending on your customers geographical region, visited pages, or some other custom attribute or activity? Kentico has you covered with content personalization! By recognizing the needs of your customers early in their browsing stages and providing them with... Read More
While Kentico has received a great deal of accolades for their robust content management system, many people are just learning of the powerful online marketing platform built right into Kentico EMS. When upgrading to Kentico EMS, customers gain access to their Online Marketing Solution that fully integrates with the CMS. Helping marketers to create a holistic experience within one work-area. With this tool you are able to produce strategic marketing automation campaigns, send personalized emails, manage and analyze all your... Read More
When doing any custom development, it is important to ensure you don’t make your site vulnerable to SQL injection attacks. Fortunately, Kentico provides developers and site administrators with easy ways to protect their sites. In this post, I provide a use case scenario on creating secure filters with Kentico programmatically, or using querystrings. Consider this scenario: You are creating a new page type that will provide editors with an easy way to add cocktail recipes to your site. You want... Read More
Marketers have realized that there is a need to push more specific content out to their users.  Based on a visitor’s interaction with your website, marketing automation allows you to tailor the content and engagement a user will have with your brand. That is why it is one of the must-haves for your digital strategy. Marketing Automation is a smart marketing tool that focuses on the definition, scheduling, segmentation, and tracking of marketing campaigns. Using marketing automation makes tasks that... Read More