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Episerver Technical Overview

The Episerver Technical Overview outlines the technical features of central areas in the Episerver platform, with references to detailed information about each area. The information is intended for developers, system architects, and evaluators with a technical interest in the Episerver platform.

The Episerver platform is based on the Episerver framework with a core user interface, a content management system (CMS), Commerce for e-commerce, and other modules supporting marketing automation and social interaction features. A broad selection of ready-to-use add-ons is available from the Episerver Add-on Store to extend the functionality of a solution.

You can also build your own add-ons to create customized functionality for your Episerver solution. Episerver comes with a web solution toolkit including sample templates and a plug-in for Visual Studio to get your website development project quickly up and running.

The following image shows the layers that support Episerver platform features.

  • The optimization layer lets you measure, analyze, and optimize the performance of website content, such as conversion rates for a campaign landing page.  
  • The delivery layer holds the presentation parts, including support for responsive design and templates based on both Web Forms and MVC, and also support for building advanced search and filtering features.
  • The creation layer is where you manage content, such as pages and blocks, or e-commerce content such as products and orders. you can personalize content, and make it part of an approval workflow with authorization applied.
  • The data layer provides the information, which can originate from the database, from one or more content providers and external data sources integrated with Episerver.

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