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  1. Remove SDL Web distractions (Part 2): Schemas and Templates

    3 December 2016 Posted by: Jonathan Williams 534 words ~4 minutes read

    Most of the Tridion implementations that I’ve worked on over the last 11 years have relied on a number of ‘system’ Schemas and Templates. Rather than being used to add and update content on the websites, these items are often used for configuration, data or functionality on the sites. Some examples of this are: A …

  2. Remove SDL Web distractions (Part 1): Publications

    1 November 2016 Posted by: Jonathan Williams 377 words ~3 minutes read

    In this short blog post series I’m going to look in more detail at removing unnecessary distractions from SDL Web editors. This was also second item from my Five things you can do today to help your content editors talk at the 2015 Tridion Developer Summit. SDL Web is an enterprise-scale content management system (CMS). …

  3. Stage Two in .NET Magazine

    7 September 2016 Posted by: Jonathan Williams 241 words ~2 minutes read

    Having been featured previously in .NET magazine (@netmag), Stage Two’s Creative Director, Paul Welsh, was asked back to submit his ideas for this month’s Design Challenge. The brief was to ‘design a website for a climbing centre, which might be in an interesting building such as an old church, or maybe it’s an outdoor centre in …

  4. Setting up Tridion User Rights Correctly

    31 December 2015 Posted by: Jonathan Williams 506 words ~4 minutes read

    The first item in my Tridion Developer Summit talk (entitled ‘Five things you can do today to help your Tridion editors’) was ‘Set up Tridion rights correctly’. This blog post is going to go into more detail on how to set up Tridion user rights correctly and some of the symptoms suffered if this is not done …

  5. Five things you can do today to help your content editors – My talk from the 2015 Tridion Developer Summit

    22 December 2015 Posted by: Jonathan Williams 191 words ~2 minutes read

    As mentioned in my earlier blog posts, I am passionate about making the lives of Tridion content editors as easy as possible when working within the Tridion Content Management System. Although there are lots of very interesting developments going on around the SDL Tridion platform at the moment (Alchemy, SDL Web 8, DXA, etc.), my …

  6. Getting started with SDL SmartTarget

    21 December 2015 Posted by: Jonathan Williams 1259 words ~9 minutes read

    Okay, you’ve invested in SDL SmartTarget and are ready to allow your marketing team to deliver targeted content to your website users.   So, where do you start? This blog post will outline some basic steps that you may want to consider for getting started with SDL SmartTarget. Step 1 – Do some planning Before diving in …

  7. SDL SmartTarget (Smart Target) – Navigation, Search and Promotions

    21 November 2014 Posted by: Jonathan Williams 1059 words ~8 minutes read

    In my last blog post, I gave an overview of SDL Fredhopper (the underlying recommendations engine behind SmartTarget). I also discussed how SDL SmartTarget brings together the rich targeting functionality of Fredhopper (traditionally used within eCommerce sites) and the proven enterprise content management provided by SDL Tridion, to deliver personalised and targeted website content. This …

  8. SDL SmartTarget – An Introduction

    1 September 2014 Posted by: Jonathan Williams 978 words ~7 minutes read

    Are you currently using SDL Tridion (or considering using SDL Tridion), and wondering how you will keep up with your competitors, and provide up-to-date, contextually relevant, personalised content to your website visitors? In this blog post, I’m going to give some background information about SDL SmartTarget – SDL’s targeting, profiling & personalisation tool that integrates nicely with SDL …

  9. Publishing Tridion Folders

    2 June 2014 Posted by: Jonathan Williams 890 words ~6 minutes read

    Over the last couple of years, I have delivered quite a lot of tailored Tridion Content Editor and Super User training. Although these users pick up Tridion quickly and easily, one thing the students often pick up on are areas where the product and implementation are lacking or inconsistent. A common question that is asked …

  10. SDL Tridion Search Folders

    3 March 2014 Posted by: Jonathan Williams 546 words ~4 minutes read

    In the last couple of posts we have looked at the basic search and advanced search functions available to Content Editors within the Tridion Content Management Explorer (CME) interface. In the penultimate post of this series, we’re going to look at Search Folders, and how they can be set up and used by Tridion Content …