November 06, 2018 :: Issue No 43
  • We don't always want to store external data in Umbraco, but when we do, getting it from point A to point B can be quite a headache. Anders gives us an incredibly detailed real world example that not only helps us determine why and why we might want to import data into Umbraco but also how to do it.

  • Speaking at a conference can be exhilarating, intimidating, and potentially full of unknown hitches. Pete gives us insight into what presenters should pay attention to when giving a talk and how audience participation can make all the difference. Perfect as we dive into UK Fest this week!

Around the Web

A curated collection of Umbraco things around the web.

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    Content Apps Documentation

    For those asking, here's a first guide on how to create v8 Content Apps. Thanks, Documentation Team!

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    Talk to your Umbraco website with Google Home

    Who wants to log into a website to edit the content when you can talk to it instead?! Check out what Perplex is developing using Google Home. (Make sure to watch their fun video as well!)

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    Umbraco Bobo Facets

    While this package is not new, we heard it saved a dev's arse recently getting a faceted search set up and running earning a place in our roundup this month. A #h5yr to Tom for that.

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    Hacktoberfest 2018

    Did you know there's a whole month dedicated to making PRs to any open source repository (that isn't your own)?! While the event might be over, be inspired by Poornima's experience and get involved — you don't have to wait until next year's event to make those PRs happen 😉

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    You're using <em> wrong

    We should be building all sites with accessibility in mind, but it is most often an afterthought. I found this to be a very thought-provoking article of how we alienate a portion of users by something as seemingly minor as an tag.

The Funnies

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