Blog entries tagged with EPiServer CMS 5 R2

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


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


MappedPageProvider, Dynamic Content Plugin & Virtual Roles Pack - now on Codeplex

by: Allan Thræn

I finally found a moment to move the code for some of the more used blog posts to Codeplex, where they are being shared as open source under the LGPL License. The Mapped Page Provider , that makes it easier to create new page providers to existing... [ Read full article ]

03 November 2009  4 Comments


Using OpenID With EPiServer CMS

by: Allan Thræn

OpenID is an awesome idea. Imagine, having a single sign-on from whatever provider you choose, and using that to log in to all your favorite websites. Many sites already allows you to use them as OpenID providers and many more will support /consum... [ Read full article ]

03 September 2009  5 Comments


I am virtually in the role, dude

by: Allan Thræn

UPDATE 2009-11-02: This code for this project has now been moved to CodePlex . Sometimes I wonder if anyone else knows that special feeling. The feeling you have when fingers just start itching and you know you just have to get that great idea out... [ Read full article ]

03 September 2009  4 Comments


HTTP Error 500.19 - Internal Server Error

by: Allan Thræn

A couple of times I have now run into this wonderful error after setting up a new EPiServer CMS site on a newly installed machine. However, I don’t think it’s specific to EPiServer CMS – but can occur in any asp.net application. The error message... [ Read full article ]

03 September 2009  20 Comments


Removing the Statistics tab

by: Allan Thræn

I’ve heard a couple of people complain that their editors gets confused with the old “Statistics” tab in edit-mode. And I do agree – since that statistics feature was introduced way-back a lot of new cool statistics plug-ins have seen the light of... [ Read full article ]

02 September 2009  0 Comments


Finding the right Process ID to debug

by: Allan Thræn

For some reason my vista loves to have a bunch of  webserver worker processes (w3wp.exe) running all the time, which can make it quite tricky to determine which you want to attach to, when you use Visual Studio to debug your IIS EPiServer site. So... [ Read full article ]

02 September 2009  3 Comments


Non-cached, Cross PageType, Generic Page Properties

by: Allan Thræn

There are many different ways of storing business data in EPiServer CMS. And lots of opinions on them as well. David Hunt has made an excellent blog post about some of the approaches. On top of those approaches there are also others – like using t... [ Read full article ]

04 August 2009  6 Comments


Codemania: Run EPiServer CMS in the Console

by: Allan Thræn

Back in the happy and fun filled days of EPiServer Day 2009, I was so privileged that I got to give a 1-hour talk entitled “ Codemania ” together with Mr. EPiServer himself, chief architect Magnus Stråle . At that day, most of my efforts to impres... [ Read full article ]

03 August 2009  6 Comments


Alternate WYSIWYG Editor: Ephox EditLive!

by: Allan Thræn

After seeing a rather interesting demo of Ephox’s EditLive editor I decided to try it out for a bit. Having a natural .NET skepticism to all things java, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it actually was to work with from a .NET environment. ... [ Read full article ]

30 July 2009  4 Comments


Referrer-Search Dynamic Content

by: Allan Thræn

As many of you may know, a Dynamic Content Element a day keeps the static web sites away :-)  Here’s another I just did today: Referrer-Search. Once again I find myself in personalization mode. This idea is old. In fact I remember a former company... [ Read full article ]

29 July 2009  0 Comments


Role Based Contents

by: Allan Thræn

UPDATE 2009-11-02: This code for this project has now been moved to CodePlex .   Personalization is a thing that has been a lot on my mind lately. Everybody is talking about it – many people are doing it. I feel an in-depth blog post about this... [ Read full article ]

28 July 2009  0 Comments


Application is busy under initialization phase

by: Allan Thræn

A feature was introduced with SP1 to EPiServer CMS 5 R2, that I (and the product team) have gotten some mixed feedback on. The feature involves the text “Application is busy under initialization phase” to be displayed when EPiServer CMS is startin... [ Read full article ]

27 April 2009  1 Comments


Revisited: Northwind Page Provider

by: Allan Thræn

Back in august of last year I published a post with a small coding example on how to make a Page Provider for the classic Northwind Database. Since it has turned out to be quite popular as a demo for Page Providers (I guess geeks get nostalgic ove... [ Read full article ]

27 April 2009  43 Comments


Codemania: Geeky PageProviders

by: Allan Thræn

At EPiServer Day 2009 I had the pleasure of entertaining a crowded room filled with the best developer brains in the community of developers working with EPiServer CMS. As promissed, I will use a couple of blog posts on providing the code we showe... [ Read full article ]

16 March 2009  3 Comments


Output PageData as JSON

by: Allan Thræn

JSON has gained a lot of popularity recently – and with good reason, in my opinion. It’s fairly easy to work with, a lot more compact than XML and quite flexible. Especially javascript frameworks like JQuery has helped JSON win ground – and... [ Read full article ]

16 March 2009  1 Comments


Even easier single assembly modules

by: Allan Thræn

During the last year, both Dan and Johan has made some great posts showing how to fit an entire module into a single .dll file. I’ve been very fascinated by this approach. It’s so clean and nice to just be able to drop a single assembly in the bin... [ Read full article ]

25 February 2009  9 Comments


Turn your User Controls into Dynamic Content

by: Allan Thræn

UPDATE 2009-11-02: This code for this project has now been moved to CodePlex . I have just made a new version of the Dynamic Content Plugin introduced here and expanded here . This time I introduced the ability to turn your existing User Controls... [ Read full article ]

09 February 2009  7 Comments


Neat Trick: Modifying Edit Mode Tabs

by: Allan Thræn

Last week Johan Olofsson showed me a cool trick that I figured should be passed on. It’s a fun little hack that I’ve already found useful a number of times. Problem: You are annoyed with main tabs in edit mode (“View”, “Edit”, …). Maybe you want... [ Read full article ]

30 January 2009  1 Comments


Insert Flash elements in the Editor as Dynamic Content

by: Allan Thræn

Here’s just a quick little piece of Dynamic Content I threw together yesterday together with a partner. It’s for when you want editors to be able to insert flash elements directly in XHTML fields. A bit like inserting images – except that instead ... [ Read full article ]

30 January 2009  7 Comments


Automatically Load Property Types as Dynamic Content

by: Allan Thræn

Dynamic Content is cool! Really cool. However, even good things can always get better. Back in october last year I wrote about how to automatically register dynamic content by attaching an attribute (like all other plugins in EPiServer)... [ Read full article ]

26 January 2009  2 Comments


Fun with the Mapped Page Provider

by: Allan Thræn

Here’s two more small code samples I did in less than 30 min. based on the Mapped Page Provider .   Filesystem Page Provider This provider will expose folder on the file-system as pages in EPiServer CMS 5 R2. public class FileProvider :... [ Read full article ]

20 January 2009  0 Comments


Mapped Page Provider

by: Allan Thræn

UPDATE 2009-11-02: This code for this project has now been moved to CodePlex . Until now, my favorite new feature in EPiServer CMS 5 R2 is the ability to attach custom page providers ( http://labs.episerver.com/en/Blogs/Allan/Dates/112230/8/Buildi... [ Read full article ]

20 January 2009  12 Comments


WikiX: Dynamic Content in Dynamic Content

by: Allan Thræn

As announced earlier we released a beta of WikiX - a Wiki for EPiServer last friday. In the next couple of days some posts will follow on the various technical aspects of it.   During the development of WikiX we came across a couple of new ways of... [ Read full article ]

22 December 2008  2 Comments


Announcement: WikiX is here!

by: Allan Thræn

We've just released a beta version of the new Wiki for EPiServer CMS, called WikiX. It started off as an EPiServer Research project a long time ago - and the first and most difficult task was actually to establish what a wiki really is - and more... [ Read full article ]

19 December 2008  4 Comments


EPiServer and Custom URLS using ASP.NET UrlRouting

by: Allan Thræn

Ever wanted to introduce some special URL handling in your EPiServer web sites, like browsing pages per category by calling mysite.com/Category/[Category To Search for]? Well, rejoyce, cause now it's easier than ever before. Since EPiServer CMS 5 ... [ Read full article ]

19 November 2008  4 Comments


Guide: Northwind Page Provider

by: Allan Thræn

Here's yet another movie. This time I've moved one step further in movie evolution and actually created a "talkie". This is a small demo of how the Northwind Database Product Custom Page Provider I've created works. So if you're too lazy to downlo... [ Read full article ]

13 November 2008  0 Comments


Guide: Hello World Dynamic Content

by: Allan Thræn

I just had my debut as a bigshot movie director. Hollywood, here I come. Check out the guide here . Download the code here .   Also, check out some of the other cool guides on http://guides.episerver.com . [ Read full article ]

13 November 2008  16 Comments


LoadBalancing in 6 steps

by: Allan Thræn

Allan: Occasionally I rent out space on my blog to selected guest blogger's. Today's post is by guest blogger and esteemed colleague, Michael Knudsen.   I have tried to make a list of things that must be done to make the cache update work with... [ Read full article ]

12 November 2008  7 Comments


Drag & Drop Sorting of Child Pages

by: Allan Thræn

Yet another small utility inspired by a customer. An editor came up to me and complained about the annoyance of setting sort-indexes manually to change the sort order or pages. Naturally I suggested the excellent EPiCode project ManageChildren - b... [ Read full article ]

15 October 2008  9 Comments


Auto Loading of Dynamic Content

by: Allan Thræn

One of the really cool new features in EPiServer CMS 5 R2 is in my humble opinion Dynamic Content. It brings with it a lot (!) of potential. Together with PageProviders we might have something here that could turn out to be the solution to most... [ Read full article ]

05 October 2008  1 Comments


Building your own Page Provider: Northwind

by: Allan Thræn

EPiServer CMS 5 R2 CTP is awesome! I've now finally found a few hours to play around with some of the new cool functionality and I really like what I see. In particular I've grown fond of custom page providers. It's extremely cool to be able to... [ Read full article ]

08 August 2008  6 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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