Optimizely Archive

RabbitMQ connection tester application

We set up Optimizely‘s new on-prem event provider (EPiServer.Events.MassTransit) for my current client’s Optimizely 12 website the other week. At current date it is still in beta until there are enough uses for there to be a production release. For the mass transit we set up RabbitMQ. For earlier Optimizely (Episerver) versions built on ASP.NET Framework there was a tool for testing the event replication …

Simple way to use enums for sorting in Optimizely Search & Navigation

As stated in the Optimizely Search & Navigation developer documentation on Sorting, “Sorting is supported for numerical types such as int, double, DateTime, and string”. This means that you will get an error from EPiServer.Find.SortingValidationHelper.ValidateSupportedType if you attempt to sort on an enum field. There are of course various solutions to this problem, but here is a rather simple one: turn the enum into a string …

Finding the latest Optimizely Search & Navigation’s client Javascript URL

I got a question on how to find the latest version of the Search & Navigation /epi-util/find.js script file after publishing the article Proxy for Optimizely Search & Navigation tracking script. It is really quite simple, if you look at how Optimiezely does things. The solution is to make use of the built-in IPathHelper (namespace EPiServer.Find.UI.Helpers). Optimizely’s default GetClientResourceBasePath implementation essentially makes a request to …

Proxy for Optimizely Search & Navigation tracking script

When using Optimizely Search & Navigation (previously Episerver Find) you will automatically get a reference to a client side Javascript injected into your markup. Occationally, you may want to proxy it via your Optimizely website’s backend, caching it or just make it appear as if it comes from your own domain. It may also be a way of avoiding false positives in regards to script …