EPiServer simple address with injected URL slug in multi language website

So you have successfully injected a custom slug at the start of the URL, and gotten it to work in an EPiServer installation with multiple languages. However, now the simple address feature is broken. It only returns 404 Not Found errors. In this article we will continue the example with the injected region slug from the previous posts. I worked on simple address support together …

Injecting slugs in EPiServer URL for multi language websites

My current client has a need to inject region information at the start of the URL’s path in one of their EPiServer websites. For the Stockholm region, this may look like /Stockholm/path/to/page. However, the website is also in multiple languages causing EPiServer to inject it’s own slugs for language management: /so-SO/Stockholm/path/to/page (Somali). My collegue Svante Seleborg has been deeply involved in developing this functionality. Edit: …

Virtual pages in EPiServer using partial routing

As mentioned in a previous article about storing data in EPiServer’s blob storage, we had the need to create around 18k worth of virtual pages. Using the ID-slug mappings talked about in the article, we implemented a partial router. The virtual pages are retrieved from a third party system, and their titles occasionally changes. When this happens, a new URL is created to match the …

Useful safety check for the property and content type subset functionality

In the articles Different subsets of properties in different EPiServer multi sites using same content type model and Different subsets of content types in different EPiServer multi sites with all types in one assembly you can read about adding subsets of properties and content types to different EPiServer installations that run on the same code. Here is a quick safety check that will save debugging …

Different subsets of content types in different EPiServer multi sites with all types in one assembly

As I explained in my previous article Different subsets of properties in different EPiServer multi sites using same content type model my current client is building a common platform for 7 websites spread over 3 EPiServer installations. As the platform grew the need for restructuring grew as well. It was no longer viable to keep all content types in separate assemblies in order to add …

Different subsets of properties in different EPiServer multi sites using same content type model

For my current client we are building 7 websites spread over (at least) 3 EPiServer multi site installations. Rather than seeing each of them as separate entities, they all consume the same base code from a common platform (such as infrastructure, EPiServer content types, and so on). An issue that you’re facing when using the same block or page type on several EPiServer installations is …

Page instance based EPiServer Output Cache

For a client’s website there was a need to implement EPiServer‘s output cache with different expire times not based on PageType, but rather page instance. After weighing pros and cons we decided on a solution with a number of ContentArea properties on the website’s settings page. Pages dropped in each area would then get different cache timeouts depending on property. Also, thanks to Svante Seleborg …

EPiServer Content Delivery Api only returns 404 NotFound

Lately I spent some time investigating 404 NotFound responses from an EPiServer Content Delivery Api installation. While the SiteDefinition Api URL worked just fine, the problem was that the API returned 404 NotFound for all contents requested. Here are some pointers to determine possible reasons. Thanks to Svante Seleborg for helping out with debugging. EDIT: Matthew Mols have written an useful article for Getting started …

React and EPiServer: Removing properties from output in EPiServer.ContentDeliveryApi

If you read my previous article React and EPiServer: Aggregated output with EPiServer.ContentDeliveryApi you saw a way of including your own aggregated data through properties in the content model classes. Since the JOS Content Serializer also has a very useful ignore attribute, ContentSerializerIgnoreAttribute, I’d love the EPiServer Content Delivery Api to have one as well. Removing superfluous properties from EPiServer ContentDeliveryApi output Since the EPiServer …

React and EPiServer: Aggregated output with EPiServer.ContentDeliveryApi

If you read my previous article on React and EPiServer: Moving to EPiServer Headless (EPiServer.ContentDeliveryApi) with friendly URLs – Quick POC, you’ll know I wanted to output EPiServer Content information by friendly URL to a page rather than using the headless API’s own paths. This I did, but what about aggreagated information? You know, the stuff that are using for instance content from other EPiServer …

React and EPiServer: Moving to EPiServer Headless (EPiServer.ContentDeliveryApi) with friendly URLs – Quick POC

So EPiServer released a beta version of the ContentDeliveryApi. Nice. My current client uses the JOS Content Serializer for creating JSON data from EPiServer pages for view, preview and on-page-editing with React, as described in previous articles. However, sooner or later it will be neccessary to start using EPiServer’s own methods for this. I had a quick look at the API functionality, and it seems …

EPiServer’s ServiceLocator will not prevent you from doing proper unit testing

I often hear people saying things like “Don’t use the ServiceLocator, you can’t write unit tests with it”, or “EPiServer‘s ServiceLocator will really cause problems in your unit tests”. It really will not though, and it’s quite easy to set up. Simple base class for unit testing with EPiServer’s ServiceLocator Quite often the argument is that the ServiceLocator’s container and your mocking framework’s container are …

React and EPiServer – Generic pass-through property handler for JOS ContentSerializer

In a previous article I wrote about React and EPiServer – Custom rendering of EPiServer block in XhtmlString field without partial block controller, as we’re using the JOS Content Serializer to make JSON of our EPiServer content. This is in order to pass it to React. We were using the version 2.0.1, and it differs a bit on how things are done now (currently latest …

EPiServer TinyMCE 3 Wrapping selection in unsupported aside tag

For my current client, we had a need to allow EPiServer editors to wrap XHtmlSting field content in aside tags in a user friendly manner. The first most obvious thought went to the styles drop down list and EPiServer’s editor.css file, however after a few tries and a bit of Ilspy‘ing I realized that the aside tag element is not supported by the current implementation. …

React and EPiServer – Getting friendly URLs in EPiServer’s XHtml fields using JOS.ContentSerializer for React support

So just a follow up on the previous article React and EPiServer – Custom rendering of EPiServer block in XhtmlString field without partial block controller in regards to friendly URLs. We noticed that all our internal EPiServer links in the XHtml field properties remained on the internal form ~/link/{guid}.aspx, even in the view mode. The reason for this was really quite obvious since we had …

Blank page in Umbraco site after installing Vega IT’s uSiteBuilder

I ran into some trouble after installing Vega IT‘s uSitebuilder NuGet package on my newly created Umbraco website. The whole site suddenly went blank, and all I could get from the network traffic was a 500-error without body. Nothing was being written to the logs either. I’ve seen blank pages before, and sometimes they’re caused by broken configuration files, so after examining my web.config file …

React and EPiServer – Custom rendering of EPiServer block in XhtmlString field without partial block controller

For my current client we’re building a component based platform as a common feature hub for serveral large EPiServer websites. For this, we have stripped away the default Razor based rendering that is normally used for the view and edit modes, and replaced it with React all the way through. Having React render blocks through ContentArea properties for the view and on-page-edit modes may not …

EnvInject plugin variables not getting injected from properties file in Jenkins build step

Today I had a bit of a struggle with the Jenkins EnvInject Plugin while trying to inject custom variables from a properties file into my MSBuild step. Everything that I added to the Properties Content field was successfully injected, and looking at the log, the EnvInject reported successfully injecting my file envVars.properties variables as well. I used PowerShell to retrieve the current Git branch and …