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Are You Ready for a New Chapter?

Iva Konecna    —       —    Featured Article

In 2010, Kentico kicked off the Kentico Connection conferences bringing our partners and customers together and making them a true part of the Kentico family. From cities such as Melbourne, Prague, Orlando, London, Boston, through to the 17th and final Connection in our home city of Brno in 2015, Kentico Connection kicked ass! But now, it is time for a whole new beginning. Now, it is time for Connection’s bigger and badder brother, 404, Kentico’s brand new global conference for Digital Marketing and Website Development.

Top 10 Kentico Websites for April 2016

Jana Repáková    —       —    Featured Article

April Fool’s Day may have inspired many jokes, but this group of Top 10 Websites is no laughing matter. This month, learn more about ocean conservation and find out how to choose the best rosé for summer. (Will those warm months ever arrive?) So join us as we give a big round of applause to yet another set of special sites that make us smile.

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10 Common Mistakes when delivering client sites

Ilesh Mistry    —       —    Article

Well, you must be thinking you are a Kentico MVP and you are slagging Kentico off already! No, this is not what I am saying, what I am saying is that what annoys me about Kentico sites I have seen and heard about in the Kentico Community is that the sites that are being delivered are hard to content manage or the client is no longer using Kentico because it seems impossible to use and it is clunky and slow etc...

These are the comments and views that put a bad impression on our favourite CMS, Kentico. This can then spread across to potential clients or partners looking to use Kentico CMS and we need to make sure the correct messages are passed on and shared, not the bad ones. 

We all love Kentico right? So let's make sure we deliver the Kentico sites properly to our clients who then start singing and dancing about Kentico. 

REST Service Proxy

Roman Hutnyk    —       —    Article

Kentico provides us with REST service which is extremely handy when building Single Page Application or native mobile app as it allows us to retrieve any kind of data we need and goes even further than that - allows to manipulate that data creating new or editing existing objects or pages, applying workflow actions to a page, etc. However there are cases, where REST almost covers our needs. In this post I'm going to introduce an approach that might help you to hit your target.

Quick Tip: Viewing Running Worker Threads in Kentico

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Understanding what’s happening within your application is key to running a high-traffic site. Every MB of RAM matters, and understanding your resource utilization as much as possible will ensure your site is running as optimally as possible. Often, background processes and tasks can drain your site’s horsepower and slow down the application. In Kentico, you can easily view what tasks are running and which ones are sleeping by viewing your Running Worker threads.

Kentico Azure SDK Version Requirements

Aaron Kent    —       —    Knowledge Base Article

Avoiding version issues with Kentico Azure Cloud Service Projects

When developing a Kentico Azure Cloud Services project, you need to make sure that you are using the correct versions of Visual Studio, the Azure SDK, and Azure Authoring Tools for the version of Kentico you’re using. I’ll guide you through choosing the appropriate versions of each tool to ensure your project’s success.

Displaying Instagram Posts in Kentico

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Integrating with social media is pretty much commonplace in every project. The challenge for developers is that every social network has a different API, seemingly endless changes to functionality and authentication, and varying results you have to parse in order to get the data you want. In this article, I’ll show you how you can quickly (and painlessly) pull an Instagram feed into your site and display all of the selfies you can handle.

What’s New in the Kentico Marketplace?

Daniela Kubikova    —       —    Article

Two new items have been submitted to our Marketplace in April — Recommendante, a recommendation engine by Predictes, and SEOToolkit by InetSolution. Let's have a look at these in more detail!

So Your CMS Released an Upgrade – Now What?

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Deciding to upgrade a core component of your business is not always an easy choice. There’s downtime to consider, the development effort to apply the upgrade, and the impact a new feature or interface will have on end-users. Other factors to consider are whether or not the upgrade includes important security fixes, performance enhancements, and key features that will streamline your business processes. Without a doubt, deciding when and how to apply an upgrade to your CMS is not a decision taken lightly.

So what are companies to do? In this article, I’ll attempt to walk you through both the benefits and the drawbacks of each side of the dilemma that, sooner or later, faces every CMS customer.