Tips & tricks
In challenging times like these, you might suddenly find that you are working from home or that you have been asked to take over someone else's tasks. On this page, we're trying to gather some useful links for you to get up to speed with the Episerver platform wherever you and your colleagues are, and no matter if you have previous experience of Episerver or not.
TL;DR: Don't miss our offer on free content analysis!
New to Episerver?
If you haven't worked with Episerver before, check out the New to Episerver start page and our Learning path sections. These are mostly starting points for developers, but if you are an editor or marketer, for example, you can start with the Getting started section in the Episerver User Guide.
Working from home?
Some teams have been working remotely for years, but for some teams this is a new challenge that wasn't entirely voluntary or planned for. If you are part of such a team, you may have to adjust your working processes for a bit and start thinking in new ways. (Think of Clint Eastwood and his "You're Marines now. You adapt. You overcome. You improvise.") Luckily, Episerver comes with some really great collaboration features.
Instead of using emails and chat to communicate with your colleagues, use the commenting feature in Episerver. By using comments, all your editors can see what you are working on, what needs to be fixed, and what has been fixed, rather than sending that information in email or chat conversations and risk that it gets missed by someone.
Comments can be done on pages, blocks, projects, etc. in the user interface. Use the Comment button (either in projects or in the top toolbar) to open a commenting pane:
In this commenting pane, you can add comments and reply to comments, and all your co-workers will see these comments. You can also tag a colleague (by writing @ followed by the colleague's user name), and the colleague will be notified through the little bell icon in the user interface of your comment.
A great way of learning more is spending some time on doing courses. Episerver Education has a wide range of online courses, which you can find here: Episerver Education.
The Education team has held a series of webinars for both editors and developers where the trainers expand on some of the common topics and questions raised by course attendees. Watch the recorded webinars here.
We have created a free version of our Content Intelligence product to give you fast, actionable, and real-time intelligence on how well your content is meeting the needs of your visitors. It includes:
- Episerver Content Intelligence for 1 site (top-level domain) up to 250k unique visitors per month. Free for 2 months, with sign-up ending on September 30th, 2020.
- Web-based dashboard access to data built just for your content and traffic.
- Complimentary workshop to review key insights.
Read more on this free offer on episerver.com.
If you are a developer, you can study and take an exam to become an Episerver Certified Developer, which proves your Episerver skills and looks great on your resume. Our partners are also counting their certified developers to increase their partner status.
What to study? Well, that is a pretty common question but unfortunately we're not giving away any hints. But we do recommend that you set up an Episerver Alloy site and dig deep into all the components, and also that you study the Episerver developer guides properly. We can't say that one part is more important than another, but you can see this list created by an EMVP (Episerver Most Valued Professional) and get some ideas of what the EMVPs think you should focus on.
As a partner, you have access to our Partner Portal which includes lots of information such as presentations, webinars, tools, and branding assets.
Don't forget our add-ons
To the Episerver platform, you can add a number of add-ons; some add-ons are developed by Episerver, and some by third-party vendors. Some can be used for free, while some require a special license. Check out the available add-ons on the Episerver Marketplace.
Have you developed your own Episerver add-on that you want to share with the Episerver community? As a part of our Come Back Stronger, you can now list an app in the App Marketplace for free for 1 year! See episerver.com for more information.
Episerver Labs are add-ons developed by Episerver as experimental product trials. The intention is to get market input quickly by allowing customers to try out functionality before deciding on committing to a full release with full support and compatibility with other parts of the Episerver platform or not. Read more here.
Help us designing Episerver for the future
We are inviting our users to participate in usability testing where you will test our system and give us feedback on how we can improve both new and existing features. Sign up for the usability tests and help us improve both new and existing features.
Last updated: Mar 27, 2020