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 (EPiServer and Apsis) and I will try to mark each as beginner / advanced.

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Troubleshooting Page Cannot Be Displayed Errors

If you are building a page and after adding a block to the page it suddenly stops working it can be a little hard to see whats going on when all you have is the generic error message.

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Using the “Person” Block

The “Person” block is an easy way of displaying staff profiles, including their name / job title / contact details and a brief bio.

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Adding Related Content To Your Pages

A visitor has landed on your page and reached the bottom of it, but what happens next in their journey? Does your page simply end or do you try to lead them to other related / complimentary content on your site? This post looks at a simple way to lead your visitor towards additional content using existing blocks and pages. Read more ›

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Quick Tip: Finding The Current URL Of A Page / PDF

This quick tip is how to find the full URL for a page or PDF  you have published / uploaded, but without the guess work.

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How To Create Shared Blocks / Re-Using Existing Blocks

With EPiServer it is possible to re-use blocks across a country site, which is useful for common content like contact blocks. This post will start off by showing you how to move your “For This Page” blocks into a folder so they can be shared between pages. I will then show you how to make shared blocks directly in a folder.

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Maintaining Your Contacts In Apsis Pro

Managing your email lists is probably not very high on a marketing person’s list of high priority jobs, however when left for a long time it does build up. We recently moved up to the next payment threshold with Apsis as our collective lists have grown a lot in the last two years, which got me wondering what features are there to manage them.

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Basic SEO with EpiServer

This post will take a look at the built in EpiServer features that are available and how to edit them to help aid your SEO efforts. Search engines use your web page title and meta description in the search results to show visitors what your page is about.

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Understanding EpiServer Page Translations / Localisations / Versions

EpiServer is a powerful CMS, which in some areas like localisation & translating content also makes it a little confusing at times. As our Crayon website is one “Group” website (www.crayon.com/) with 19 country sites (www.crayon.com/en-GB/ for example) it is important to understand how it all fits together.

This is a very long and in depth post, so get a fresh drink and set yourself to Do not disturb.

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How to embed a YouTube Video in a Standard Page without related videos

The current “Media Block” supports Vimeo and YouTube videos, however YouTube requires an extra setting on the end of the URL to prevent related videos from showing up which our Media Block doesn’t support and removes. Thankfully there is a work around for this by using a different block instead and using an iframe.

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