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The end of support for .NET Core 3.1 is coming

Jakub Oczko    —       —    Featured Article

Kentico Xperience 13 will stop supporting .NET Core 3.1 in Q1 2023. I believe that most of the projects are already running on .NET 6, the latest LTS version, but for those who are still on .NET Core 3.1, I will explain what steps are needed to update your project to .NET 6, why it is important and what you can expect in regards of .NET support in Kentico products (Kentico Xperience 13 and Xperience by Kentico).

Upgrading Kentico 12 Portal to Kentico Xperience 13

Trevor Fayas    —       —    Featured Article

With Kentico 12 Portal Engine's support ending this year, many clients are left wondering what to do with their sites.  Now there is an upgrade path to preserve not only your structured content, but also your widgets / template configuration data as well thanks to Heartland Business System's free KX12 to 13 Converter.

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Create stylish, dynamic Google Data Studio reports with Kentico Xperience

Eric Dugre    —       —    Article

Kentico Xperience has the capability to gather tons of data about your visitors’ activities including purchases, email interactions, and browsing history. But, how do you sort through these thousands of records to display informative graphs and analyze your campaign effectiveness? This new integration with Google Data Studio helps you set up new reports in minutes!

Better marketing made simpler with the new Dynamics 365 integration

Eric Dugre    —       —    Featured Article

A new integration for Xperience 13 makes it easier for marketers and salespersons to track new leads and their activities in Dynamics 365! This easily configurable and customizable integration provides two-way synchronization of contacts between the products, as well as their Xperience activities. With all the important information in one location, your team can work more efficiently with your contacts!

Improving your search results with the Google Search Console integration

Eric Dugre    —       —    Featured Article

Have you ever wondered if that newly published article is available on Google Search? Or why some users are reporting issues when viewing your site on mobile devices? We all know that Google Search Console is an invaluable tool for increasing your site’s visibility and usability, and now you can view it directly within Xperience!

How to Create a Speedy Site Search Worth Celebrating With Algolia

Eric Dugre    —       —    Article

As an Xperience user, you may already be familiar with our Smart Search and Azure Search options, but perhaps you’re looking for something different. We’re happy to announce that we’re expanding our robust search functionality by adding Algolia to the family! This sleek search service has been climbing the ranks as one of the top search APIs in the world, and you can now easily create and configure Algolia search indexes in your Xperience websites!

Introduction to Xperience MVC/Core Architectural Best Practices for Larger Scale Solutions

Jamie Leask    —       —    Article

This article will introduce best practices for larger scale Xperience projects, both in MVC 5 and .NET Core. It will touch on different solution architectural setups from a high-level perspective and explain some advantages and disadvantages to each one. It will demonstrate proper separation of concerns for these architectures and give a glimpse into the benefit of using patterns. It will show high-level proofs of concepts to demonstrate how this can be achieved with Xperience, rather than going into detailed examples. When you would like to build upon these sample pieces, we have some fantastic training modules dedicated to this, which goes into full step-by-step implementation. There is also a fully built-out solution, the Medio Clinic site, which we would recommend as the next step The Kentico Xperience 13 training website.

New Content modeling guide is here to help

Lukáš Bajer    —       —    Featured Article

Every excellent website experience starts with great content. And every successful website project has, at its roots, a team of happy content editors. Editors who're rather battling for their visitors' attention instead of struggling with managing, editing, or updating their content. Now, how can developers help them succeed?

Get Started with the Kentico Xperience 13 Baseline Site

Trevor Fayas    —       —    Featured Article

Kentico Xperience provides the tools and APIs to build a great websites, and has the Dancing Goat site to explore ways of doing things, however if you're looking for a starting point that has all the basic features you need to get your project started, then the Baseline is a great choice to get going on your next project.