Blog entries posted during 2010

Checking a accessibility for a page with Wave

by: Allan Thræn

If you aren’t already aware, the great people at WebAIM has provided a neat service called Wave that can check a webpage for accessibility issues and give you a chance to correct them. Frederik Vig used it as part of a cool test gadget for the... [ Read full article ]

22 July 2010  6 Comments


Another day, another page provider

by: Allan Thræn

Here’s a little quick one. A page provider that doesn’t contain any pages, but simply replicates a structure found elsewhere in your page tree. It’s registered very simple in episerver.config, only custom setting is which “root” is should replicat... [ Read full article ]

29 June 2010  1 Comments


Auto-tagging Content with OpenCalais

by: Allan Thræn

One of my big passions has always been various forms of intelligent textual analysis – probably a remnant of my search-engine days. Anyway – Over the last couple of years I’ve done a bunch of different prototypes which have it in common that they... [ Read full article ]

22 June 2010  1 Comments


Codemania 2010 Continued

by: Allan Thræn

I just realized that I in this previous post forgot to share my “search page provider” – a page provider that searches for the newest pages in a specific page type using Johan Olofssons LINQ to PageData – and returns the results as children. It’s ... [ Read full article ]

16 June 2010  2 Comments


Codemania Partner Summit 2010

by: Allan Thræn

At last weeks partner summit I once again had the pleasure and honor of entertaining the übber-geeks for a while together with Magnus “EPiServer God” Stråle. If you missed this great event, you can find the video here . As promised, I’ll share wha... [ Read full article ]

11 June 2010  1 Comments


Running EPiServer CMS 6 with ASP.NET 4

by: Allan Thræn

I finally found a second to install VS2010 and .NET 4 RTM on my laptop and I must say it’s looking good. Needless to say, the first thing I did was to open one of my EPiServer CMS 6 projects, imported it, changed the framework to .NET 4 and tried ... [ Read full article ]

28 May 2010  2 Comments


A big step

by: Allan Thræn

May 1st I arrived back in Denmark after spending a year in the US assisting with assembling and training the GREAT team that we have there now as well as working with some truly skilled and passionate partners (you know who you are). I must say it... [ Read full article ]

17 May 2010  7 Comments


DB Account gets locked out

by: Allan Thræn

I recently noticed that sometimes when I’m running CMS 6 in my development environment against SQL Server 2008 my database user account tends to get locked out every once in a while. Puzzled as to what was going on, I looked into it a little. Goog... [ Read full article ]

28 April 2010  0 Comments


Access Denied in Temp folder when importing packages

by: Allan Thræn

At a course in the great state of Pennsylvania we just came across this intriguing problem: On one installation, whenever we tried to import .episerverdata packages it would complain with an error message indicating that access was denied when... [ Read full article ]

11 February 2010  3 Comments


PDF Snapshot

by: Allan Thræn

A quite common request I have heard a number of times is the need to take a snapshot of a web site and store it securely, in order to in the future be able to proof what was stated on the site at a given date. I know a number of EPiServer customer... [ Read full article ]

28 January 2010  3 Comments


Attaching a Page Provider programmatically

by: Allan Thræn

Configuration vs Code – it’s a classic dilemma. Both have their ups and downs. However, I am the kind of guy that tends to prefer code over configuration (you already guessed, I’m sure). Today I got a question if it’s possible to attach a page... [ Read full article ]

26 January 2010  0 Comments


Virtual Roles and Visitor Segmentation

by: Allan Thræn

I just extended a little on the Virtual Roles Sample Pack project on Codeplex after Joe came to me with a challenge: “I want to push a personalized message on my web site to everyone who is an EPiServer Certified Developer and who have visited pag... [ Read full article ]

15 January 2010  2 Comments


Building a Twitter Workflow

by: Allan Thræn

For a long time I’ve wanted to play more with Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF) in conjunction with EPiServer, and today I finally did  it. And luckily it turned out to be a lot less scary than I had imagined. First of all, I decided to check out ... [ Read full article ]

06 January 2010  3 Comments


Getting a Page from a Guid

by: Allan Thræn

Here’s just a quick little code-hint. Sometimes it can be handy to retrieve a pagereference or a pagedata object from a guid. And it’s easily done using the PermanentLinkMapStore. See here: PermanentPageLinkMap map = PermanentLinkMapStore.Find(Pag... [ Read full article ]

06 January 2010  2 Comments

Allan Thræn

About me

I am a product manager @ EPiServer, with a passion for the more geeky side of things. My technical interests are typically focused around user problems, user experience,  search, information management, artificial intelligence and  personalization

On top of this blog I have the blog Allan On Technology and I often crosspost.

DISCLAIMER: Unless otherwise stated in the posts, this blog expresses my personal opinions, experiments and views, not necessarilly the views of EPiServer AB.

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