Blog entries posted during 2018

  • Heading to Helsinki Dev Meetup

    Thursday, November 8th I'm really excited to once again have been invited to join the Episerver Developer Meetup in Helsinki!

  • Design Pattern: Tag Pages instead of Categories

    Episerver categories is one way to deal with taxonomy on a web site. But often I find that I prefer a simpler, more transparent approach of having Tag Pages replace them. Here's how.

  • CMS Audit Update - Visitor Groups included

    Earlier this year Nicola Ayan released a nice little plugin that I instantly liked, the CMS Audit tool. It's a great way to get an easy overview over what is being used where in your CMS. In a talk about my favorite addons I showed it at Episerver...

  • Webcast: Addons In Real Life @ CodeArt

    Last week I did a couple of talks at Episerver User Group meetings in Denmark about how I've tweaked my Episerver installation at codeart.dk in order to work as a great blogging platform. I also showcase a few of the addons I'm currently working o...

  • Custom Views for an Interface

    Ever played around with adding custom views in Episerver CMS? It's a really powerful way to extend the UI. But why does it work when you register your view for a model class, but not for an interface implemented by that model? I had a look and fou...

  • Admin Mode Plugin to Manage Content Type Suggestions

    If you have a site with a lot of different content types, it can be a good idea to help Episervers Automatic Content Type suggestion feature along. Here is a basic Admin mode tool - in good old webforms (yes, I washed my hands after I made it) tha...

  • Which Dojo Topics are published in the Episerver CMS UI?

    If you, like me are venturing into the mythical and magical world of dojo-in-episerver-ui, where elfs and wizards rule, you might also find this list useful.

  • Content Providers and Flat Content

    A classic challenge in many CMS - and also in Episerver - has always been what do you do with large amounts of non-hierarchical/flat content?  There has been many workarounds along the way and I was just on my way to make yet another when I...

  • Understanding Episerver CMS - How are images rendered

    When using reusable content such as images, the actual HTML rendering of them can happen multiple places. But when is what used? And how can you customize it?

  • VS2017 Debugger Timeout

    A really annoying problem has been bothering me for a while with VS2017. When debugging most web apps, I often encounter time-outs. For some reason it happens nearly every time I do it with Episerver projects. Here is the solution.

About the blogger

Allan Thraen


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I'm a freelancer based in Copenhagen Denmark. I used to work for Episerver for more than a decade doing research, development, product management and many other things. I'm interested in how we can change technology so it adapts to people rather than having them adapt to it. I'm passionate about new technologies, user experience, prototyping, artificial intelligence, information management and web content management. I love to talk to customers, discuss architecture with developers and write technical blogs, code samples and doing product evangelism. Learn more at my website www.codeart.dk