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Creating Web 2.0 Sitecore Sites

  1. 1. Creating Web 2.0 Sitecore Sites An Overview of Available Modules March 23, 2013 1
  2. 2. Sitecore Enterprise Web CMS • Popular .NET Web Content Management System for mid-to-large organizations • Provides friendly tools for non-technical Content Authors and Marketers • Can be customized and extended to meet almost any conceivable business need 2
  3. 3. Modules Add Functionality to Sitecore Sitecore Modules • Licensed by Sitecore • Supported by Sitecore Support Third Party Modules • Licensed by a Sitecore Partner • Supported by the Sitecore Partner Shared Source Modules • Can be downloaded for free from http://marketplace.sitecore.net • Supported by a Community Forum monitored by Sitecore 3
  4. 4. Creating Blogs on Sitecore Sites Telligent Community - social community software product Social Starter Kit - Sitecore module • Telligent Community scaled to a single community • Supports up to five blogs Telligent Community Integration - shared source • Allows blogs from Telligent Community or Social Starter Kit to be embedded in Sitecore sites 4
  5. 5. Blog Modules for Sitecore Sitecore Blog - 3rd party module from Codehouse Weblog - shared source module • Customized using CSS-based themes • Standard blog navigation tools • Authors notified when comments occur • Optional approval workflow for comments News Mover - shared source module • Organizes blog posts in a folder structure • Folders organized by year/month/date 5
  6. 6. Using Micro-Blogs on Sitecore Sites Telligent Community - social community software product Social Starter Kit - Sitecore module • Telligent Community scaled to a single community • Supports up to five blogs or micro-blogs Telligent Community Integration - shared source • Allows micro-blogs from Telligent Community or Social Starter Kit to be embedded in Sitecore sites Micro Blogging Tool - shared source • Twitter-style micro blogging • Supports anonymous posts as an option 6
  7. 7. Creating Forums on Sitecore Sites Telligent Community - social community software product Social Starter Kit - Sitecore module • Telligent Community scaled to a single community • Supports up to 10 discussion forums Telligent Community Integration - shared source • Allows forums from Telligent Community or Social Starter Kit to be embedded in Sitecore sites YAF Integration - shared source • Embeds YAF discussion forums in Sitecore layouts • Uses Sitecore users and groups 7
  8. 8. Creating Polls on Sitecore Sites Telligent Community - social community software product Social Starter Kit - Sitecore module • Telligent Community scaled to a single community • Supports up to 10 polls Telligent Community Integration - shared source • Allows polls from Telligent Community and Social Starter Kit to be embedded in Sitecore sites Poll Module - shared source • Uses wizards to set up poll questions and answers Sitecore Quick Poll - 3rd party module from Codehouse 8
  9. 9. Using Page Ratings on Sitecore Sites Review Module - shared source • Allows users to submit a review for a given page Page Rate - shared source • Visitors rate pages • Results displayed in a report Page Rating - 3rd party module from Codehouse • Visitors rate pages with one click 9
  10. 10. Creating FAQs on Sitecore Sites Telligent Community - social community software product Social Starter Kit - Sitecore module • Telligent Community scaled to a single community • Supports up to 10 FAQs Telligent Community Integration - shared source • Allows FAQs from Telligent Community or Social Starter Kit to be embedded in Sitecore sites 10
  11. 11. Creating Wikis on Sitecore Sites Telligent Community - social community software product Social Starter Kit - Sitecore module • Telligent Community scaled to a single community • Supports up to 2 Wikis Telligent Community Integration - shared source • Allows Wikis from Telligent Community or Social Starter Kit to be embedded in Sitecore sites Wiki Module - shared source • Provides Wiki-styled editing and tags 11
  12. 12. Creating Calendars on Sitecore Sites Telligent Community - social community software product Social Starter Kit - Sitecore module • Telligent Community scaled to a single community • Supports up to 2 calendars Telligent Community Integration - shared source • Allows calendars from Telligent Community or Social Starter Kit to be embedded in Sitecore sites Sitecore Calendar - Sitecore module • Provides read/write access to calendar events • Supports Day, Week, and Month views for events • Visitors can filter which events to display 12
  13. 13. Creating Galleries on Sitecore Sites Telligent Community - social community software product Social Starter Kit - Sitecore module • Telligent Community scaled to a single community • Supports up to 2 file or media galleries Telligent Community Integration - shared source • Allows galleries from Telligent Community or Social Starter Kit to be embedded in Sitecore sites Dynamic Flash for Marketers - shared source • Provides a customizable image rotator 13
  14. 14. Creating Contests on Sitecore Sites Sitecore Contest - shared source module • Visitors can win prizes by answering questions • Answers displayed in a multiple choice format 14
  15. 15. Creating Forms on Sitecore Sites Web Forms for Marketers (WFFM) - Sitecore module • Allows non-technical users to create simple forms • The forms structure is defined in the Content Tree • Records and reports user info provided in forms Sitecore Forms - 3rd party module from Codehouse • Can create many types of forms on Sitecore sites • Registration forms, order forms, questionnaires, contact forms 15
  16. 16. Using Single Sign-On with Sitecore Telligent Community - social community software product Social Starter Kit - Sitecore module • Telligent Community scaled to a single community • Supports single sign-on Telligent Community Integration - shared source • Allows single sign-on from Telligent Community or Social Starter Kit to be used on Sitecore sites Sitecore Social Connected - Sitecore module • Visitors log in to Sitecore using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ • Content can be personalized from visitor's social profile 16
  17. 17. Creating RSS Feeds on Sitecore Sites Sitecore - CMS product • Built-in support for creating RSS Feeds RSS Reader - shared source • Non-technical users can display content from other RSS feeds on their Sitecore site Sitecore RSS - 3rd party module from Codehouse • Sets up RSS feeds the same way as other items in Sitecore • Defines the content to be distributed by each feed 17
  18. 18. Creating Tags on Sitecore Sites Sitecore - CMS product • Sitecore has built-in support for tagging content Weblog - shared source module • Supports tagging using Sitecore implementation Taxonomy - shared source • Classifies content by applying searchable tags LexisNexis Tagging - 3rd party module from Codehouse • Classifies content using LexisNexis Taxonomy • Helps make Sitecore content more findable on Google and other search engines 18
  19. 19. Displaying Tag Clouds on Sitecore Sites Sitecore Tag Cloud - 3rd party module from Codehouse • Displays a tag cloud of links to tagged items • A list of pages containing the selected tag is displayed when visitors click a tag • Results are sorted in the priority set by the sitemap 19
  20. 20. Using Social Sharing on Sitecore Sites Telligent Community - social community software product Social Starter Kit - Sitecore module • Telligent Community scaled to a single community • Supports Twitter following and Facebook friending Telligent Community Integration - shared source • Allows social sharing from Telligent Community or Social Starter Kit to be embedded in Sitecore sites Weblog - shared source module • Supports ShareThis, AddThis and other social sharing widgets 20
  21. 21. Using Twitter on Sitecore Sites Sitecore Twitter - 3rd party module from Codehouse • Integrates your Sitecore site with Twitter • Suggests text for a tweet based on the item's title • Creates a short bit.ly URL to link to the post on your site 21
  22. 22. Using Google Maps on Sitecore Sites Google Maps - shared source • Non-technical authors can add Google Maps to content items on the site • Locations, lines and polygons identify points of interest Sitecore Google Maps - 3rd party module from Codehouse • A section of Google Maps is shown on your website • Users can zoom and move around on the map 22
  23. 23. Using Emails on Sitecore Sites Email Campaign Manager (ECM) - Sitecore module • Manage email campaigns from Sitecore ECM Segmentation Module - shared source • Users can segment email recipients by conditions Mail A Friend - shared source • Allows visitors to email information about your site to their friends 23
  24. 24. In Summary • There are a number of factors to consider when adding Web 2.0 support to a Sitecore site • Start by determining your Web 2.0 needs • Consider Telligent if you need broad Web 2.0 features • Consider shared-source modules for simpler needs • Review modules on http://marketplace.sitecore.net 24
  25. 25. Caveat Emptor There are many ways to manage Web 2.0 for Sitecore sites • Skilled developers can provide other solutions • Review your Web 2.0 needs with your Sitecore partner • Review proposed changes with all stakeholders • Implement new configurations on a test system first This presentation is intended to be academic • To enhance public knowledge of Web 2.0 issues • To promote a better understanding of Sitecore Web 2.0 Author cannot guarantee accuracy or fitness for your site • Author makes no representations or warranties • Author disclaims any liability if you act on this information 25
  26. 26. More Topics from TIC All Sitecore-related SlideShares from TIC http://www.slideshare.net/cwnelson/presentations How to Assure Success for a New Sitecore Site (full slide deck) http://www.slideshare.net/cwnelson/creating-new-sitecore-sites-full Implementing Routine Sitecore Maintenance http://www.slideshare.net/cwnelson/sitecore-maintenance-tips Performance Tips for Sitecore Mobile Users http://www.slideshare.net/cwnelson/sitecore-mobile-performance-tips Sitecore 7 – New Features for Users http://www.slideshare.net/cwnelson/sitecore-7-new-features Sitecore Performance Tips for Visitor Engagement http://www.slideshare.net/cwnelson/sitecore-performance-tips Troubleshooting Sitecore Performance http://www.slideshare.net/cwnelson/troubleshooting-sitecore-performance 26
  27. 27. The Inside Corner, Inc. • The Inside Corner, Inc. (TIC) is owned by Craig Nelson • TIC is a Sitecore partner & web consultancy • A U.S. point of contact for teams of Sitecore specialists • We create new Sitecore sites & enhance existing ones 27
  28. 28. Primary Developer - Craig Nelson • Sitecore Specialist certified for Sitecore 7 • 10 years of system administration experience • 10 years as a Microsoft Certified Trainer • 5 years of ASP.NET web development experience • 4 years of Sitecore development experience • 3 years as a Sitecore technical instructor • Sitecore architecture & configuration expert • Performance & SEO optimization specialist • Workflow configuration specialist 28
  29. 29. Get Help with your Sitecore Site Follow TIC on LinkedIn • http://www.linkedin.com/company/the-inside-corner-inc. Add TIC to your Circles on Google Plus • http://google.com/+Theinsidecorner Follow TIC on Twitter • https://twitter.com/TheInsideCorner Contact Craig Directly • Craig Nelson - Certified 7.0 Developer and Sitecore Partner • cwnelson[at]ticdevs.com • Mobile - 707.319.7446 Visit the TIC website • http://ticdevs.com 29
  30. 30. Thank you for taking the time to view this presentation on Creating Web 2.0 Sitecore Sites Please share with others and add a comment if you think it is useful Thanks! March 23, 2013 30

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