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New Azure BLOB Storage Provider for Kentico

Ondrej Polesny    —       —    Featured Article

Azure is the best way how you can host Kentico sites. It provides you with great tools, easy deployment options, high availability and many more features. BLOB storage is then the convenient place to store all binary files. The standard provider for BLOB storage available in Kentico CMS comes with strict limitations, but that has changed now.

Hello from new Developer Evangelist

Ondrej Polesny    —       —    Featured Article

Hello! After over 3 and a half years working for Kentico among my colleagues in Customer Success team, and having helped hundreds of partners and clients, I felt there was a different way for me to help the company fulfill its purpose.

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Transitioning a Small Agency to MVC – An Interview with MVP Brenden Kehren

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Having a large development can bring a lot of advantages. With more developers, knowledge and experience can be exchanged easily as downtime can be minimized with group trainings and meetings. For smaller development teams, the impact is far greater, often requiring special planning when a new technology is being adopted. In this article, I’ll share with you some highlights from my recent interview with Founder of Kehren Development and Kentico MVP Brenden Kehren on how his team is making the transition to MVC in preparation for Kentico 12.

Multilingual support for MVC sites

Lukáš Gancarčík    —       —    Knowledge Base Article

Currently, Kentico MVC sites unfortunately do not have a working culture context. The only thing we provide is a solution in our Dancing Goat sample site that sets the thread culture based on the route data via MultiCultureMvcRouteHandler. For general MVC projects that do not handle this, the thread culture just falls back to the user's environment/system culture. So what are the best practices for handling multilingual support in MVC sites?

MVC setup in Kentico

Lukáš Gancarčík    —       —    Knowledge Base Article

Usually, even a seemingly unrelated problem can be caused by a wrong or incomplete setup of MVC and Kentico applications. Therefore, in this article you will find a list of settings, which we recommend to check before submitting a ticket to Kentico Support.

Hosting Kentico MVC Applications in Azure

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

The rise of MVC has not been a quiet process. Over the past few years, developers have been saying...err…SCREAMING that they want to use modern, scalable frameworks for their Kentico applications. And they’re right! Modular, flexible architectures allow sites to be developed and tested much easier, by separating logical areas of the functionality. Sure, you can do that with Kentico. But what about your Azure hosting with MVC? In this article, I’ll give you some tips on how to get the most out of your Azure-hosted MVC sites.

How to handle custom 404 pages programmatically

Lukáš Gancarčík    —       —    Knowledge Base Article

Kentico provides the possibility to configure the system to display custom pages instead of standard error messages. Custom pages are convenient for site visitors because they can improve the security of the site by hiding potentially sensitive internal data (such as code in stack traces).

The <customErrors> element under the <system.web> section of the web.config file handles this functionality. However, what if you need to handle custom 404 pages within the code?

Analyzing Kentico Media Files with the Azure Cognitive Vision API

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Editors have a lot to do. From crafting perfect content to managing campaigns, they are often overwhelmed with tasks needed to manage an application. With more and more regulations being adopted for usability, ensuring a site is compliant is paramount. An often-overlooked area is media descriptions. In this article, I’m going to show you how to leverage the Azure Cognitive Vision API to automate your image descriptions within Kentico.