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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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Personalization course for developers

Jan Lenoch    —       —    Article

Not sure how to implement personalization features in your website? In the second module of our Xperience 13 online marketing for developers course, you'll learn about that. From personalization condition types, macro rules and their translators, to custom A/B test conversions.

Integration Best Practices: Choosing the Right Tools

Matthew Sandstrom    —       —    Knowledge Base Article

With the release of version 12 in 2018, Kentico made the switch from Web Forms-based Portal Engine to MVC as its primary development model. This opened the door for more flexible customization— having a separate front-end site allows developers to execute custom code from almost anywhere in that site’s lifecycle. However, sometimes more complex integrations need to tie in to the admin application as well, or don’t really make sense in the context of the live site, so it’s worth looking into the available tools for such scenarios.

In this article, the first of a two-part series, I’ll summarize the various integration options for the admin application in Kentico Xperience 13, and use the Stripe payment gateway integration as an example for how the right tools can be selected. The next article in the series will cover the specifics of integrating payment gateways, using Stripe as an example.

Kentico unsupported versions might be at risk

Juraj Komlosi    —       —    Article

In recent days, we have been informed by several customers that their (unsupported) Kentico instances have been compromised by advertisement malware. Our strong recommendation is to keep your instances updated. Based on the Product Support Lifecycle Policy, Kentico regularly releases security patches for Kentico 12, Kentico Xperience 13 and Xperience by Kentico. If your website is built on an older version (e.g. Kentico 8 - Kentico 11) then you could be a potential target for attackers.

Create stylish, dynamic Looker 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 Looker 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.