How to extend Sitecore’s Experience Database

It’s about time we start doing with Experience Database. Out of the box, xDB is awesome for collecting general data such as name, address, contact details etc and that’s really useful. But how about we take it to another level; store specific information to the website, the client and the interactions of the visitor.

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Quick Start Guide: Dynamic Renderings and Components using Sitecore Personalisation Visitor Tags

Sitecore Personalization – Dynamic functionality

In past Quick Start Guides  I covered how to get Sitecore Personalization working and how to create dynamic content. This post will outline how to dynamically swap-out components and how Visitor Tags and .NET roles of users can be used to automatically show functionality and content most suited to them.

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Quick Start Guide: Dynamic Content via Sitecore Personalization

Sitecore Personalisation – Automatically changing content

In the previous post I covered how to get personalization working correctly for your site. Now its time to start doing something exciting.

With Personalization working the next step is to structure your content so that it is in the form of reusable blocks and develop Sitecore sublayouts to dynamically display these blocks of content.

In this post I’ll go over the basics to achieve this and get you giving personalised experiences like a pro.

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Quick Start Guide: Sitecore Personalisation Getting it working

Sitecore Personalisation – Getting it working

I’ve been browsing around Sitecore forums and resources and there are often devs posting about Personalization not working working for their site or how to customise their site in a given scenario.

The thing is the former is fairly straight forward with a little guidance and the latter can be achieved with some knowledge and examples. Therefore I thought I’d help the community out by posting a short series of Quick Start Guides on everything from getting Personalization working to dynamically changing content and altering the site based on conditions.

I’ll start with everything that you need to do to get Personalization working in your site.

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