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Upgrade to EMS Now and Save 25%!

Petr Palas    —       —    Featured Article

Existing CMS customers can save 25% on upgrading to Kentico EMS, but hurry, this offer won’t last forever!

 

Top 10 Kentico Websites for December 2015

Jana Repáková    —       —    Featured Article

2016 and all of its promises are upon us! What better way to close out 2015 than with December’s most influential sites. This time, we have a small surprise: The Customer Success Story.

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Throwback Thursday Upgrading Kentico 7

Brenden Kehren    —       —    Article

It's Thursday somewhere right?  Take advantage of this throwback Thursday tip when upgrading your Kentico 7 (or even 6) instance to newer versions.  

Kentico provides some great documentation and directions on upgrading major versions.  Unfortunately, they can't perform their tests on every website scenario..  What I'm going to provide to you today is one very large tip when upgrading those older instances of Kentico.

Custom Table vs Module

Roman Hutnyk    —       —    Article

Recently I attended Kentico South group micro summit. During one of the presentation interesting discussion has appeared: which one is it better to use - Custom Table or Module class. There were different opinions as well as arguments for or against each of those approaches.

After Kentico introduced custom Modules in version 8, I liked this feature and use it a lot. However Kentico did not removed Custom Tables and, I believe, there was some good reason behind this. So I decided to investigate that reason and give you "apple to apple" comparison.

Creating a Twilio Notification Gateway in Kentico

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Creating notifications in Kentico is a great way to automate communications and keep users informed. Site visitors will want these notifications in a number of ways, including email, SMS, and other alerts. In this article, I’ll show you how to create a notification gateway to alert users using SMS with Twilio.

Adding Google Authenticator Support to Kentico Logon

Timothy Fenton    —       —    Knowledge Base Article

This article will cover how you can add GoogleAuthenticator logic / QR code generation to your Kentico project as a replacement for Kentico MFA.

Disclaimer: This will require you to modify built-in Kentico logon components and the changes may need to be merged into new versions of these files during upgrades.

New Smartwatch Infographic

Katerina Pelanova    —       —    Article

Kentico’s latest Digital Experience Survey Infographic on smartwatches looks at buyers’ and potential buyers’ attitudes to buying, owning, and using smartwatches. Is this new technology yet another flash in the pan, or is it destined to become a significant channel through which to deliver engaging digital marketing content to end users?

How To Create A Custom Report In Kentico

Laura Frese    —       —    Article

Kentico’s reporting application is a powerful tool that provides visualization of data on website visits, user registration, document activity, and more. A report can easily be created for any data that can be queried from your Kentico or other external database, including custom table data. The reports can be saved, subscribed to, displayed on your site, and exported as Excel, CSV, or XML. In this post I will describe how to generate custom reports and use the many reporting features.

When you navigate to the reporting application you will notice that there are many reports already created out of the box. Some of the reports include page views, amount of time spent on a page, browser types used, traffic sources (direct, referring sites, search engines and keywords, crawler visits), 404s, referring URLs, registered users, exit pages, landing pages, social marketing, conversions, orders, products, sales and more!

Quick Tip on Contacts and SSL in Kentico

Brenden Kehren    —       —    Article

Here's a quick tip on how to control your contacts when using SSL, monitering online users and a load balancer.   

THE PROBLEM
Kentico EMS has a lot of features for marketing purposes.  Some of which are enabled by default and some which aren't.  Over the last few months, I've noticed my contacts to be growing exponentionally which was somewhat concerning to me.  Most people would be excited if they had almost 12,000 new contacts on their site in the last week.

Kentico 9 - other features you may not know about

Ilesh Mistry    —       —    Article

This post talks about some of the smaller features that were released in Kentico version 9. They will compliment the major feature posts people in the Kentico community have already been talking about.

Kentico released Kentico version 9 in November 2015, if you were not aware of this, where have you been? :)