EpiServer & Apsis Training Material

This post will be updated to provide links to all the different items of training material I have produced. It will split in to two main areas for EPiServer (website) and Apsis (email).

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Updating Office Locations on World Map

The world map displayed at the bottom of most countries home pages has a dot per (known) office location. The world map is a special block which has a child office block for each location. These are all managed via the Group site, allowing one list of offices to display on every site.

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How to translate a contact block without translating the entire page

In this short post I will show you how to translate a contact block that exists inside a page which was created on the Group site and set to fall back onto the India site.

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Premium Content Email Notifications

When premium content (data captured download or on-demand video) is accessed from a country site EPiServer will send a notification email to a single email address. This is helpful to see who has downloaded content a few moments after it happened.

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How to safely share surveys on social media / websites

The first time you load an Apsis survey it will redirect you to a new address with a session ID in it. This ID will be unique to yourself, which means sharing it with other users will make Apsis assume you are all the same person and at worst show you other peoples survey results. Thankfully the links provided are clearly labelled (If you copy the correct link…)

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How to correctly link to Apsis emails from social media

Apsis emails strongly recommend including a subscription opt-out link, however if you wish to share your newsletter on social media this would allow anyone viewing the web version to unsubscribe your email address from any lists you are on, and any links clicked would be attributed to yourself. Fortunately as with most things there is a simple alternative tucked a couple of screens away.

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Landing Page Block

The landing page block is a handy way of automatically showing published pages under a selected root page. The pages shown by this block will need their main image and description set as these will be shown by this block.

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How to show EPi event pages on country home page

At time of writing it is not possible to include the special “Event” pages in the container two columns, which means you don’t have an quick drag and drop way to show specific events on your home page or other key pages. Thankfully there is a work around which requires a few more steps but it gets the same results.

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Advanced: Embedding Apsis Subscription Forms In Website

With Apsis it is possible to embed a subscription form in your website to allow a visitor to subscribe to one or more lists. This technical post will look at the process of adding additional lists to an existing form.

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Apsis images not appearing correctly

This is a quick trouble shooting post. All Apsis accounts have an email template numbered H1501, this has been updated by Crayon to support High DPI screens, however if you do not use the matching H1501 modules then your emails may appear like the below:

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How to show news articles on homepage or other pages

Each country home page has (at time of writing) a News area which has manually selected news articles added to it. In this post I will cover how to add a similar news area to any other page in the site.

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