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Improving Search in Kentico 11 with Azure Search

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Featured Article

Everyone’s been to a site with truly awful search. You have an idea of what you are looking for, but no clue as to where to start. You click on the Search link and are taken to a box, with little else. Sure, you can get some results there, but we’ve all seen a list with “Page 1 of 1,580” at the bottom. Not very helpful, is it? Before you go throwing your monitor across the room, I’m happy to tell you that Kentico 11 is going to support Faceted Search! Long gone are the days of your users sifting through the abyss in search of their content. With Version 11’s Azure Search integration, you’ll be able to build an intuitive (and USABLE) search experience, no matter the content.

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Kentico Top 10 Websites for November 2017

Jana Repáková    —       —    Article

Every step in this gloomy weather can be brightened by taking a look at these projects that, without any doubt, deserve recognition. This month we shine a light on projects of various third-party integrations, migrations, or redesigns. Don’t hesitate to get to know about them!

3 New Kentico Cloud Features Developers Are Going to Love

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

With Kentico Cloud being a SaaS (Software as a Service), our development team is constantly improving the product. By controlling the environment, we can push out improvements on a regular basis. Recently, we rolled out several features that are going to make your development with the platform even better. I’ll fill you in on the latest enhancements.

Search for Media Libraries

Ondrej Polesny    —       —    Featured Article

Search is an essential functionality on all modern websites. In Kentico, we use Lucene.NET file system based search indexes to support our search functionality. The performance and capabilities of these search indexes are impressive, and when we add extensibility and flexibility into the mix, the results are outstanding. So what if we apply all this to Media Libraries and also enable searching through binary files like PDFs?

Integrating Custom Claims-Based Authentication with Kentico

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Featured Article

When it comes to security and authentication, there’s no shortage of customization that developers will need to implement. On-premise and cloud-hosted AD servers, everyone’s favorite social media platform, or some Access database on that one guy’s machine; you name it! Companies have very specific verification processes for their users’ identities and it’s up to you to make it all work. While Claims-Based Authentication is nothing new, you may not know how to best handle it within your Kentico sites. In this article, I’ll show you how to get your external users logged in quickly and working within your application.

Deployment Options for Kentico MVC Sites to Azure App Services

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

As MVC becomes the main development model for Kentico developers, understanding how to host your applications becomes an important skill to master. Depending on your hosting environment, your application structure can have a significant impact on your ability to scale, update, and manage your projects. With more and more companies considering Azure App Services, I wanted to give you my thoughts on how to best use the platform for your Kentico MVC sites.

Tips and Tricks for Kentico Search Boosting

Rui Wang    —       —    Featured Article

People do more searching than browsing today. You are likely already using strategies for optimizing SEO on external search engines, but what about your site’s own search? I have seen many people ask about search boosting in Kentico, but the solutions were either not clear or required custom coding, making it hard for marketers to boost results. I recently worked with three partners/clients on Kentico smart search, and boosting results was a common request. In this article, I’ll share some tips and tricks for search boosting in Kentico without custom coding, and I hope you can benefit from them.

How to Protect Against Spam and Not Bother Your Users

Tomáš Tilňak    —       —    Article

How do you protect a website from spam and bots? That’s likely a question most web developers have needed to solve at least once in their lives. The most common solution is to use CAPTCHA, but is this approach really the right one for your problem? Can you use something better to improve the user experience and security on your websites? In this article, you will see how we dealt with this challenge on our own Kentico site.

Using Slack Webhooks with Kentico Cloud

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Kentico Cloud’s webhook support is a great tool for developers to use within their applications. By configuring this feature, you can easily automate processes and simplify your custom code. Webhooks can update external systems, ensure data integrity, and keep all your systems (and people) in sync as content changes. In this article, I’ll show you how you can use this new capability to update your team’s Slack channels when content is published.