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Welcome to Geta's blog page. In this blog the Geta team shares the latest news, their experiences and knowledge about the e-commerce industry.

Adela Svajda

Summary of my blog posts

During my journey at Geta I have created seven different blog posts and one thing they all have in common is that they all focus on strategy. Here is a summary of them all with a direct link into each of the singular blog post.

Mattias Olsson

Geta.Epi.Extensions updated with content editor ux helpers

You might already know about our Episerver extensions package, Geta.Epi.Extensions. We have now added a set of extensions and HTML helpers to help improve user experience for content editors. The goal with the helpers is to reduce the need for "All properties view" in the Episerver edit interface.

Fredrik Eckmar

ContentType preview images w. icons

I don't know about you, but at least for me, I rarely create image thumbnails for the different content types in the solutions I am working on. If you are like me, then this package will hopefully give your editors a somewhat more pleasant user experience when creating content.

Pål Christian Odlo

Install multiple instances of inRiver PIM

When you are working on several inRiver PIM projects simultaneously, you find yourself in need of switching between them from time to time. One option is to change the configuration files and restart inRiver services and website. A better option is have multiple instances of inRiver PIM running on the same system. This way you can easily access the desired instance for configurations, developing and demos. This is a walk-through on how to set up multiple instances of inRiver PIM on the same system.

Mattias Olsson

Extend your Episerver content types

Let's say you have developed a site framework that you use on many different sites that contains some content types spread over various assemblies. Sooner or later, on at least one of the sites, you will want to add, hide or modify a property on a specific content type. You could create a new content type that inherits the original and then hide the original. No thanks. Let's do it better than that.

Adela Svajda

GOING ONLINE, IS THAT A ”QUICK ACTION”?

I have been working in the online business for five years and my experience is that it is a process that takes time and a lot of hard work. People sometimes see retail as a much more demanding business than online, but there are similarities.

Adela Svajda

Do a marketing plan, or fail!

Benjamin Franklin said: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”. So, how do you create a marketing plan for your online business?

Frederik Vig

Google Product Feed for Episerver

This data feed will allow you to easily share your e-commerce sites product data with Google Shopping and other channels. At Geta we've used it for quite a few 3rd party integrations.

Mari Jørgensen

Searching multiple Find indexes

Recently I helped out investigating an issue where the search result from Find contained non-published and deleted pages. The site in question had a search page that fetched results from two separate Find indexes.

Frederik Vig

Episerver Languages and XLIFF support

The popular Episerver Languages addon has added supported for exporting and importing content using the widely supported XLIFF format.

Alexander Haneng

3 new years resolutions for your ecommerce site in 2017

It is time to start a new and exciting e-commerce year, and hopefully break some records. After a hectic holiday season, why not start the year by doing some technical tiding up? Here are three technical new years resolutions for your e-commerce site to make it more secure, slimmer and more visible.

Mari Jørgensen

Extending the Episerver global menu

Extending the Episerver global menu is easy. You can add menu sections and sub-menu items such as menu sections, drop-downs, URLs and pop-up menu items. In this short blog post I will demonstrate how you can keep your menu context while navigating between several MVC actions.

Elin Nordgård

Third year Gaselle status

Geta has three years in a row been picked out by Dagens Næringsliv to be included in the Gaselle list of aspiring businesses.

Frederik Vig

Import redirects for 404 handler

This is more a reminder for me, but could be useful for others as well. We use the Episerver 404 handler in most if not all of our projects. It does a good job of handling URL redirects and custom 404 pages.

Fredrik Eckmar

Content reference selector with direct file upload

Sometimes when developing Episerver solutions you find the need to extend the behaviour of already existing property editors. In this blog post I will briefly describe how I extended the built-in content selector with direct upload functionality using drag and drop. This way you don’t have to create your "Media"-items before being able to select them. You can just upload them directly to the property editor and they will be added to the assets folder of the content you are working on and selected automatically.

Mattias Olsson

Insert your view engine at correct position

The other day I had to deal with a mysterious error with the Episerver Shell search function. You know the little search icon to the right in the dashboard drop-down menu. When I clicked it nothing happened. I looked at the request in developer toolbar, discovered the exception and this is how I fixed it.

Mari Jørgensen

Episerver Commerce - Retrieving all parent catalog nodes

From time to time I get asked; 'How can I retrieve all parent catalog nodes for a product in Episerver Commerce?' Achieving this using the current version of Episerver commerce API is a bit cumbersome. Luckily Episerver is working on a relation overhaul for the next major version of Commerce, but until then I'll provide some sample code that does the trick.

Elin Nordgård

New EMVP in Geta

It's with great pleasure we now introduce one new EMVP (Episerver Most Valuable Professionals) in Geta, Māris Krivtežs

Maris Krivtezs

Service API for Customers, Carts and Orders released

EPiServer released Service API some time ago but it was missing an API for Customers, Carts and Order. We have now released additional Service API endpoints for this Commerce functionality.

Mattias Olsson

Content area renderer on steroids

This is an example of a custom content area renderer that automatically wraps blocks in container and row <div> tags and also has support for non wrapped hero blocks.

Elin Nordgård

Opens a new office in Amsterdam

Press Release: Geta continues its international expansion within the e-commerce industry and opens up an office in the Netherlands. We expanded with new highly qualified colleagues with extensive experience in the industry.

Alexander Haneng

Episerver Commerce and PIM

When working with advanced e-commerce solutions as a developer or consultant you quickly get introduced to the acronym PIM: Product Information Management. What is it and why would you want one as part of your Episerver e-commerce project?

Elin Nordgård

Geta recognized as inRiver Partner of the Year in Norway

Last week, we attended inRivers conference "PIMpoint Summit 2016" in Malmö, Sweden - and we were recognized as inRiver Partner of the Year in Norway.

Alexander Haneng

Episerver Commerce vs Magento 2

When building a fully customized enterprise level e-commerce solution you have several platforms to choose from. Two good choices are Episerver and Magento, but how do they compare? Here is a high level look at the key differences.