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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.

Say Hello to the Kentico Events App

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Featured Article

If you’re ever attended a Kentico event, you know they are full of some awesome content and great connections. With so much packed into each conference, staying up to date on the sessions and details can be tough as new speakers and locations are added. With the new Kentico Events app, you’ll have access to the latest information as soon as it is released. In this article, I’ll tell you about the app features, give a glimpse into the architecture, and let you know how to get it installed on your phone.

Kentico Top 10 Websites for September 2017

Jana Repáková    —       —    Featured Article

It is never too late to change, to improve, or to learn, especially when the potential is there to achieve it. These projects have something to share, not only with those who want to be fit, wish to see their business grow, or want to find the best healthcare possible, but with anybody who is willing to change, improve, or learn.

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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.

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.

Kentico Cloud is in the Marketplace

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

All the best features in the world don’t mean a thing if people can’t see your product. As a vendor, you always want to be in front of as many users as possible. You also want to get people using your product quickly. We’ve recently launched the Kentico Cloud Sample site in the Azure Marketplace to do just that. In this article, I’ll show you how easy it is to getting going with Kentico Cloud in Azure.

5 Things You’re Going to Love in Kentico 11

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Everyone loves looking at their phone and seeing an app update waiting for them. Maybe it’s a new feature or capability, or just a slick new UI, and that magic little icon is your ticket to the goods. Regardless of the industry or platform, it’s exciting to see what companies have baked into their new releases, and to start planning how you can use them. In this article, I’m going to dive into some awesome things coming for developers in Kentico 11.

Kentico Cloud Tools for Developers

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

It’s been nearly a year since Kentico Cloud was released and the Headless CMS concept is beginning to be a major player for developers. As more companies start to offer these API-first models for implementing their products, the technical community may be left scratching their heads on how to best implement them. In this article, I’ll tell you about some great resources waiting for developers looking to build with Kentico Cloud.

Troubleshooting Email Marketing Links and Tracking in Kentico

Pavel Jiřík    —       —    Knowledge Base Article

When using email marketing in Kentico, the tracking capability plays a significant role in the whole marketing process. Kentico allows you to track opened emails, clicked links, unsubscription rate or contact activities. The information can then be used elsewhere in the system - e.g. for marketing automation or contact segmentation.

Google AMPing the Kentico Advantage Site

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Featured Article

When it comes to the web, it’s all about speed these days. Sure, flying toasters and embedded videos were all the rage 10 years ago. These days, people want to get to the information they’re looking for quickly, and without the riffraff of extra content. Google figured this out long ago and has steadily been implementing the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) concept into the industry. By limiting what tags and content can be displayed, Google can ensure a speedy delivery of sites in a predictable manner. In this article, I’ll show you how we converted the Kentico Advantage site to use this new technique.