Solution for DirectoryNotFoundException moving EPiServer 7 site – Could not find a part of the path {wwwroot}\ClientResources\ClientResources\packages.config

I encountered an annoying DiretoryNotFoundException while moving one of my existing EPiServer 7 hobby sites to a new server, and thought that a quick note about it would be in order. The exception was this; Could not find a part … Continue reading

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Moving stuff to EPiServer 7.5: Old GetLastVersion method using obsolete code

Taking your EPiServer CMS 6 site to 7.5 requires you to make a few code changes. I thought I’d share a piece of code for getting the latest version of a page (published or not), as all you seem to … Continue reading

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Scheduled jobs with input parameters in EPiServer 7.5

The other day I got a question from a collegue of mine whether or not the piece I wrote on supplying scheduled jobs with input parameters (EPiServer CMS6R2) would still work for version 7.5. I suspected it would, but since … Continue reading

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Easier log file retrieval in EPiServer 7.5 for environments with limited access to servers

I wrote a small EPiServer admin tool the other day in order to make it easier to retrieve log files without having direct access to the webserver. It is a rather straight forward piece that lists the files of a … Continue reading

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Orphaned translation scanner for EPiServer language files

My current project has undergone some rather large changes the last couple of months; core functionality being moved out of the solution, functionality needing to be cleaned away and so forth. I suspected that we were left with a rather … Continue reading

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MVP and EPiServer CMS 6 R2

I quite often get questions on how we deal with testing and inversion of control in my current web forms project running on EPiServer CMS 6. I wrote an article about it when I first started working with it, and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on moving from EPiServer 6 R2 to EPiServer 7.5

We put a little time in my current project looking into what it might mean if we were to upgrade our site from EPiServer CMS 6 R2 to the current version 7.5; we were to identify benefits, risks, potential money … Continue reading

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How to install EPiServer on Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core

I put a some effort in finding out how to install an EPiServer CMS 6 site on a virtual machine running Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core; there was a question about it on the EPiServer World Forums and I … Continue reading

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New Relic’s Real User Monitoring (RUM) breaks the EPiServer’s File Manager in Edit Mode

Update: There is a hotfix available for this, see Per’s comment further down. We noticed a weird problem on one of our test servers in my current project some time ago. For some reason there was a massive output of … Continue reading

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EPiServer 7 Installation Error – $accountName is not a valid user or group

I ran into some problems the other day trying to install an EPiServer 7 site onto an old Windows 7 developer machine using EPiServer‘s Deployment Center. Everything seemed to be going well until I was hit with an account related … Continue reading

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Insert links to bookmarks in other EPiServer pages

EPiServer‘s insert link dialog has an option that allows web editors to insert links to anchor tag bookmarks contained within the page currently being edited. This option, however, is not yet available when using the Page on this website alternative … Continue reading

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Please explain yourself: Reasons and audit logging in EPiServer scheduled jobs

There are times when I’ve found that well considered and thought-through EPiServer scheduled job settings have been changed in environments where they really shouldn’t be. People usually have some reason for doing what they’re doing but it’s hard to follow … Continue reading

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Child pages of forbidden PageTypes in EPiServer after PageType convertion

In my current project we do quite a bit of automatic copying of EPiServer pages as well as creation of child pages triggered by various web editor actions (part of the review functionality that Stefan Forsberg talks about in a … Continue reading

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Moving the ImageMap editor custom property to EPiServer 5

I was recently asked by a collegue of mine to see if I could help him move the custom EPiServer image map property to his current EPiServer 5 project (originally built for EPiServer CMS 6, see EPiServer custom property: Allowing … Continue reading

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Unsupported languages: Arabic, Tigrinya or Chinese characters in SiteSeeker search result using EPiServer

The latest version of the SiteSeeker search engine supports indexing and searching in a variety of different languages; however, languages that are not using the latin alphabet, for instance arabic, hebrew, japanese as well as chinese, cannot be indexed. If … Continue reading

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Deploying an EPiServer website in a load balanced environment using master slave licenses without downtime for visitors

When working with large EPiServer websites having hundreds of tousands of visitors each month, you will want to make sure that you get as little downtime as possible while deploying your new releases; especially if the website’s content is of … Continue reading

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Duplicate IIS 7.5 request filtering rules causes useless standard IIS 500 error page

We’ve been having loads of meaningless search engine indexing traffic caused by various web crawlers from around the world, resulting in unnecessary load on the production servers in my current project; meaningless in the sense that the site is mainly … Continue reading

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Short notes on mass updating the EPiServer AccessControlList from codebehind or directly in the database

Our client recently went through a few rather large organizational changes which naturally had some rippling effects running down into the security management of their EPiServer based website; i.e. when the editor role responsible for national content no longer could … Continue reading

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Simple adapter for showing hidden EPiServer properties in edit mode for administrators

The project in which I am currently working has an elaborate custom built system for allowing web editors to plan, review and discuss their articles in EPiServer‘s edit mode (as described by my collegue Stefan Forsberg in his post series … Continue reading

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How to get URL to FuBuMVC input model endpoint in a view

I wrote a small extension method for retrieving the URL to an input model endpoint in FuBuMVC together with my collegue Christer Bermar today. What we wanted to achieve was to have the relative address without the leading slash added … Continue reading

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