Another QuickNavigation Extension and Examples for #EPiServer #AddOn

Nice Episerver addon that adds menu items to the QuickNavigationMenu when logged in on public site, link to admin, link to ContentType, and logout.

Published 22 February 2017
For Episerver Version 9 and later

All configurable links to imagevault, find, admin, admin content type, and logout. Even custom links!

Default menus are Admin and logout, to activate other menu items apply this appsettings: (they are sortable)

You can add custom menu items, Name and url with pipe in between. Name can be lang resource path eg /shell/admin/logout

Download:

Packages are in Episerver’s NuGet feed. If not set up go to Visual Studio => NuGet Package Manager => Package Sources => Add http://nuget.episerver.com/feed/packages.svc/

http://nuget.episerver.com/en/OtherPages/Package/?packageId=Gosso.EPiServerAddOn.QuickNavExtension

More on Github: https://github.com/LucGosso/Gosso.EPiServerAddOn.QuickNavExtension

Regards!

Open in forms view from page tree in #episerver

Finally an AddOn for opening your page in forms edit view instead of on-page edit view.

Published 26 January 2017
For Episerver Version 7.6 and later

Open in forms view
New node added to pagetree context menu

There are many scenarios when you just want to open the forms view direct instead of forced to click page, wait… loading… and then hit the “All Properties” button.

Inspired by Ben and Marija github projects below I’ve made this addon. Be a local hero, download, install, enjoy =)

On Nuget.episerver.com: http://nuget.episerver.com/en/OtherPages/Package/?packageId=Gosso.EPiServerAddOn.ContextMenu.OpenInFormsView

On Github: https://github.com/LucGosso/Gosso.EPiServerAddOn.ContextMenu.OpenInFormsView

Why install it?
  • You’re still missing it from CMS6
  • Faster to open forms view
  • When working in projects and opening many pages, saves time
  • Some functionallity in Epi is faster in forms view, like changing blocks display options
Download these AddOns too:
Search terms:
  • CMS6 open edit mode from tree
  • Disable on-page edit mode
  • Default open in forms view
  • AddOn Tree View Episerver

 

What’s new in #Episerver 10 (for web editors)

Episerver CMS version 10 is since October 2016 available for download, with a dozen tech breaking changes, but what news is there for editors?

Published 6th November 2016
Last update [14th February 2017 *New release*]

So what’s in it for the editor?

Hold your hat! Well none

Wait, what?

No, not if you’re going from late version of 9 to 10, only some changes happens under the hood.

Why?

The major versioning system is more a technical thing rather than a market communication event type of thing. The up versioning from 9 to 10 is pointing out that there are incompatible API changes that are needed for the developers to address.

New tech stuff with CMS 10 that might be of interest for editors:

  • Pages that expired, is not redirecting to login page, it’s handled like a 404 Not Found. Great!
  • All dates are saved in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) in the database. Good for those who publish site pages in a multinational context.
  • Well, not so much more, even if there are more than 50 changes.
  • *New release* [7th November 2016] Episerver Social is released. A cloud based addon for simplifying and standardizing commenting, rating, groups, moderation and activity stream. And no there is for the moment no web editor ui “built in”.
  • *New release* [14th November 2016] Content approvals (beta) This is the first release of the Content Approvals feature, which enables administrators to set up approval sequences containing a number of steps that editors have to collaborate on and approve to be able to publish the content.
  • *New release* [5th December 2016] Assets Pane: Handle multiple assets
    The assets pane can now handle multiple selection of folders and items (version 10.2)
  • *New release* [12th December 2016] Projects enabled by default Project mode will now be enabled by default (version 10.2)

Still reading?

Okey, I’ll give you some old news, here is a summarized feature list from the first version of CMS 9 to CMS 10: (June 2015 – October 2016)

  • Episerver Projects is released and is a great feature when publishing/updating a bunch of pages in a project. With collaboration activity feed and commenting.
  • Episerver Forms is now mature in v4 (only for MVC sites) with marketing automation connectors
  • Rebranded UI interface, from colorful to more red tones, accordingly to Episerver branding profile.
  • New User notifications API – (the small bell up right corner)
  • For Commerce: New Campaign and Discount system, Improved order management and Inventory management in new Cataloge UI.
  • A couple of Market Automation Addons released.

Some statistics of Episerver 9 (dev related):

  • New CMS features : 41
  • CMS bug fixes: 221
  • New Commerce features: 42
  • Commerce bug fixes: 269
  • New features “Other Episerver AddOns” (mostly Forms): 35
  • Bug fixes “Other Episerver AddOns” (mostly Forms): 69

So, alot´s going on, hope to see more news at Ascend Nordic 2016, see you there!

Developers out there, let me know if I missed anything! Comment! Cheers.

Sources:

Revisions:

  • [15th November 2016 – Episerver Social]
  • [25th November 2016 – Content Approvals]
  • [14th February 2017 – Assets Pane & Projects enabled by default]