Blog entries posted during March 2009

Getting EPiServer Community entities - filtering and sorting strategies

by: Joel Abrahamsson

A lot of the questions in the EPiServer Community forum are about how to fetch sets of entities filtered and/or sorted in a specific way from the database. I’m going to present five strategies for doing that in this post. While I wont solve any... [ Read full article ]

30 March 2009  7 Comments


Automatically ping Google and MSN when your site is updated

by: Joel Abrahamsson

An XML sitemap is a great way to help crawlers such as Google, MSN Search, Yahoo and ASK.com to crawl your site and also allow you to tell them how important pages on your site are relative to each other. Luckily there is a great module for creati... [ Read full article ]

22 March 2009  8 Comments


Getting the date of last successful execution of a scheduled job

by: Joel Abrahamsson

When building a scheduled job (a class with the ScheduledPlugIn attribute) it can sometimes be of interest to know when the job was last successfully run. One such example is a job that fetches data from an external source and only needs to get da... [ Read full article ]

15 March 2009  2 Comments


Extending community entities

by: Joel Abrahamsson

There was recently a thread in the EPiServer World forum about how to enable users to comment on a poll. I suggested a solution using EPiServer Communitys (actually EPiServer.Commons) attribute system to add a blog, where each entry would be a... [ Read full article ]

12 March 2009  4 Comments

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