Laura Frese

Laura Frese Refactored Media

Skydiver, pilot, Kentico enthusiast, and Solution Architect at Refactored

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Learn how to extend the Kentico user fields

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Many Kentico CMS projects require some level of customization. Kentico makes it easy to customize many aspects of the CMS without having to touch a line of code. In this post I will show you how to add additional fields to the Users module so that you can customize the information associated with users as they are entered into the system.
 

How to set up content personalization in Kentico

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In one of my previous posts, How Kentico Can Increase Your Bottom Line: Content Personalization, I discussed the benefits of using the Kentico EMS content personalization feature. In this post I will walk you through setting up content personalization on your site.

Our digital marketing expert Jessica Lago detailed some of iMedia's favorite Kentico EMS marketing features in a previous post. One of my favorite features is content personalization. It allows you to provide your clients with what they want to see when they visit your site. Setting up content personalization for your Kentico EMS site is easy, I will show you how.

How Kentico Can Increase Your Bottom Line: Content Personalization

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Have you ever thought it was odd that even though your customers are different people with different needs, they all see the same home page when they visit your site? Wouldn’t it be great if there was some way to show content depending on your customers geographical region, visited pages, or some other custom attribute or activity? Kentico has you covered with content personalization!

Creating Secure Filters in Kentico: Programmatically or QueryStrings

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When doing any custom development, it is important to ensure you don’t make your site vulnerable to SQL injection attacks. Fortunately, Kentico provides developers and site administrators with easy ways to protect their sites. In this post, I provide a use case scenario on creating secure filters with Kentico programmatically, or using querystrings.

Consider this scenario: You are creating a new page type that will provide editors with an easy way to add cocktail recipes to your site. You want to provide a way to show how potent the drink is, but you don’t want to allow the editor to type in whatever they want because said editor lacks a censor. So, you decide to use the drop down list form control and limit what the editor can select. You also decide to allow users to filter by potency and search by drink name.

Kentico Quick Tip: Access the list of options entered into a page type control setting

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It is common for Kentico administrators to limit the field options that editors can select from when creating a new page from a custom page type. In many cases developers need to create filters to allow users to filter by that list of options. In this post I will show you how to access the page type form field information and add it to a drop down list for filtering.

How To Create A Custom Report In Kentico

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Kentico’s reporting application is a powerful tool that provides visualization of data on website visits, user registration, document activity, and more. A report can easily be created for any data that can be queried from your Kentico or other external database, including custom table data. The reports can be saved, subscribed to, displayed on your site, and exported as Excel, CSV, or XML. In this post I will describe how to generate custom reports and use the many reporting features.

When you navigate to the reporting application you will notice that there are many reports already created out of the box. Some of the reports include page views, amount of time spent on a page, browser types used, traffic sources (direct, referring sites, search engines and keywords, crawler visits), 404s, referring URLs, registered users, exit pages, landing pages, social marketing, conversions, orders, products, sales and more!


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