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Secure your Umbraco

Security is a hot issue currently and with the coming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) this topic will only become more and more important. The last couple of years I've been specializing in security and tried to combine this with my love for Umbraco. After dozens of security audits (executed by international organizations on our own Umbraco installations) and my own visions regarding security, I would like to use this blog to pass along some tips and tricks that are easy to apply to your own installations.

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Making Umbraco ATAG and WCAG-compatible

At Perplex we’ve been working on accessibility for years. We believe that everyone should be able to use any site in whatever way they wish. We have received the official certificate (the Dutch office responsible for testing accessible websites) for several of our sites and want to continue doing our best to contribute to a better web for everyone. Last spring, we decided to test Umbraco against the WCAG and ATAG guidelines by an official Dutch testing organization. An accessible website is nice and all, but doesn’t the backend need to be just as accessible?

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Personalizing an Umbraco website

When an user visits your website, you want to help him as much as possible by offering the most relevant content. To do this, you can use the data the user already supplied and change, or personalize, your content accordingly. The principle of 'personalization', originally regarded as a simple marketing buzzword, has been applied by Perplex with stunning results.

During CodeGarden 2017 one of our sites featuring personalization was nominated in the category 'Best Technical Solution'. The goal of this blog is to show our thoughts about this principle as well as to try and inspire you to put your back in it and start personalizing. We will kick things off with a short look at some important concepts followed by, based on a concrete roadmap, implementing personalization.

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What’s new in Umbraco 7.6?

Did you notice it yet? Umbraco released a beta version of Umbraco 7.6. And this isn’t just any upgrade but a real ‘major minor’ as they like to call it. In other words, this new release contains so many new features that it’s quite the upgrade. All in all, they tackled 100 outstanding issues! Time for us at Perplex to cast our critical gaze towards this new beta version and find out just what exactly was changed.

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Umbraco Forms on Perplex Steroids

About a year ago, we've started using Umbraco Forms a lot. More and more clients expressed the desire to be able to create and manage their own forms as well as the ability to see detailed statistics on these forms. And well, Umbraco Forms is the solution to these questions.

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The Umbraco UK Festival

Last week the Umbraco UK Festival was held in London. The Umbraco UK Festival is, with 300 people visiting from all over the world (although mostly from the UK), the second largest Umbraco event in the world. Only the annual CodeGarden conference in Denmark is bigger. And considering the waiting list of at least 50 people(!), it might have even been bigger if there had been a larger venue available. Timo and Jeffrey where two of the lucky few that managed to obtain tickets and went to London.

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