For the basic Episerver CMS and Commerce features and how they can be integrated in your solution, we have the Alloy and Quicksilver template kits. For more advanced features that integrate more Episerver products than just CMS or Commerce, there is the new Episerver Foundation project. This offers a starting point that is intuitive, well-structured and modular allowing you to select Episerver products as projects to include or exclude from your solution. You can use for demonstration purposes, checking out new test Episerver features, building an Episerver Marketplace app, or even as a starting point for production-ready websites.
Episerver Foundation includes CMS, Commerce, Personalization, Search & Navigation (formerly Episerver Find), Social, and a number of add-ons. Its features have been:
- Penetration tested
- Load tested
- Certified to run on DXC Service
- Developed and code reviewed by internal Episerver solution architects and developers, and by Episerver EMVPs.
Included in the Episerver Foundation project is the Mosey demo site which provides you an insight into best practices when it comes to building your Episerver solution according to modern standards. Mosey is a fictitious fashion retail website.
Episerver Foundation is a free open-source project and is found on Episerver's GitHub account.
Installation and configuration
You install the Episerver Foundation project by installing an empty Commerce website and then installing the Foundation NuGet packages on top of that. In the GitHub repository you find a batch script that does all these things for you automatically. Prerequisites and complete installation instructions are found in the ReadMe file in GitHub.
Documentation of the included page and block types are in progress and will be made public as soon as possible. See also Episerver Foundation packages for a description of the Episerver Foundation NuGet packages.
Feedback and contributions
As the project is open-sourced, we are looking forward to the community's feedback and contributions on GitHub. Please fork the solution and create a pull request. Episerver's Foundation team will have a look at your suggestions and merge them when approved.
Last updated: Dec 18, 2019