Entries by Jon D Jones

Why You Need To Upgrade Your Sitecore CMS

A common question I frequently get asked by marketing and business folk involves upgrading. Anyone who has worked with a CMS system for a long period of time will usually have a horror story about an upgrade, the upgrade might have been promised to take a few hours but ended up taking months. In general, […]

How To Create A Clean Umbraco Database?

As developers, we often want to experiment and tinker around with our website, one side effect of this is that databases tend to end up corrupting the database, or, wanting to start from scratch.  Luckily, with Umbraco, this is very easy and in today’s tutorial, I’m going to go over the process to create a […]

How To Debug Your Umbraco Website Using the Health Checker

If you are using Umbraco 7.5+ you can use the ‘Health Check’ to check that your website is configured correctly.  Historially, to check your Umbraco configuration, you had to manually validate that your web server had the correct configuration.  For example, if you run Umbraco in a load balanced environment, then this involves remoting onto […]

2017 Web Development Digital Trends Predictions

Web development has got to be included in one of the fastest changing sectors in the world, so trends come and go faster than you can blink. I had learned Angular on my to-do list last year and then Angular 2 was released in beta, which changed things. .NET and Linux:  At Connect 2016, Microsoft announced […]

15 Reasons Why Visitors Leave Your Website In 10 Seconds

Have you ever wondered why some people leave your website so quickly?  Just because you spend time and money building a website doesn’t mean anyone is going to visit it, let alone stick around long enough to read anything.  It’s not easy to continually churn out good content which is well laid out, with good […]

A Gentle Introduction To EpiCommerce

Creating and planning your first e-commerce project can be a daunting thought. E-commerce websites are complex and in general an e-commerce website will have a lot more moving parts and things to consider compared to a standard website. The primary focus of this post is for beginners completely new to e-commerce with the aim to educate […]

How To Create A Layout For A Sitecore Page

This is the fourth article in the ‘Creating Your First Sitecore Page’ series, we’ll finally get around to discussing our web pages presentation. In Sitecore, when we talk about presentation and rendering text, CSS, JS and images onto our pages, we talk about layouts. What Is A Sitecore Layout? In the previous articles, we’ve created […]

A Reflective Look At 2016s Digital Trends

January is usually the time where people are the most reflective.  Gyms meet the people who’ll pay their bills for the rest of the year but will only turn up for a  few weeks, offices will start to fear no one will drink ever again while others will have smoked the last cigarette of their lives.  What better […]

How To Create A Master Data Template In Sitecore

In the last article, I talked about breaking a web page down into Sitecore components, the first being the data-template. A Sitecore template is the fundamental building block for every Sitecore page. A data template can be thought of as a schema for your Sitecore content. What Does A Sitecore Data Template Look Like? A […]

Faster Redis and Easy Object Caching in Episerver

This is my second post regarding Redis. In How To Implement Redis With Episerver Easily . In my last post, I talked about the benefits of using Redis as a session state provider and a cache manager. To recap the article, Redis provides a persistence cache, you can reboot your Redis server and your users […]