As I’m sure you are aware, Content Management Systems (CMS) are very important as your website may be the first sales person a company interacts with. In this blog, I will be specifically discussing Sitecore. If you didn’t know already, Sitecore is a beast when you consider how advanced it is and its capabilities.
Personalisation, campaign management, Analytics, you name it! The question is, how can you get the best out of using Sitecore? The first answer is, come to us; we have experienced Sitecore developers including myself who is the lead Sitecore solution architect having over 14 years of experience.
To get the best of Sitecore your website needs a good structure. Templates are how the best Sitecore solutions are born. Experienced Sitecore developers who do analysis of the website's requirements, break templates down to the basic entities and then work even further to understand the content structure required for the final site.
To create a suitable template structure, it is important to pay attention to the following:
Once you have your templates, consider the establishment of the content tree for the website. This will help you easily manage your content. Now you need to pay attention to these specific points when creating your tree:
Now that you have your structure ready, you should get started on the presentation of your structure. This is the layer that users interact with.
Caching is a crucial topic when creating your Sitecore solution as it is key to site performance. When creating a website, it is very important to make sure it is operating at high speeds. Sitecore provides multiple options to improve the performance of your site. Sitecore enables full management of the sites’ cache. Finally, I will provide you guidelines to follow for caching:
If you consider these best practices, then you will be well on your way to creating a super Sitecore solution. Once again, we can help you if you are having difficulty creating your solution or need help using certain features to its maximum capability. Contact me, and I will be happy to give you a free consultation tailored to your requirements.
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