Kentico Xperience 13 Refresh 3 Is Here! What's New?

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Adna Tuzlak
October 05, 2021 3 min read
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The third of Kentico’s four Xperience 13 updates planned for 2021 has arrived! But what’s so exciting about it? What does it involve? 

Here’s the full scoop from your trusted Kentico development agency


What’s a Refresh? 

As mentioned when Kentico Xperience 13 Refresh 1 came out in March, Kentico have decided to put a stop to the launch of new product versions every 12-18 months. Instead, quarterly updates called Refreshes were introduced, so that their DXP Kentico Xperience can get frequent boosts in smaller doses. 

  

Refresh 3: Fast & Flawless 

With Refresh number 3 come enhancements to the Kentico Xperience Page Builder that help save time on creating and editing websites and their elements. 

Let’s explore the nifty features that this third update has brought to the table. 


Adding related pages easily 

Refresh 2 had already taken a burden off marketers’ and developers’ shoulders by introducing Copy-pasting Widgets and more customisation options in the Form Builder. Refresh 3 takes the relief even further by making it possible to add multiple related pages to a single widget through the Content Selector.  

For comparison – previously, the process to add several related pages meant creating a separate card for each and then add them to the widget.  


Minimised widget errors 

Still struggling with the uncertainty of whether content will be rendered correctly on a page right away? Well, that’s a thing of the past now! 

There’s a great new feature called Widget Zone Restrictions, which prevents/minimises page building errors like no other. So, no worries! 

Using this new tool, developers can determine suitable widget types for each area on a page. When creating content, marketers will only be able to use those selected types for the area they’re working on at that moment. Unsuitable types, which would normally cause issues, are not even displayed as options, so there is no more risk of a wrong choice. 

Another way in which widget errors are minimised is the new Widget Zone Name feature. This means adding a title to every zone so that moving content around on the page does not give marketers a headache. Basically, if a zone is placed elsewhere, every widget belonging to it will automatically follow.  


The bottom line 

With Kentico Xperience 13 Refresh 3, creating and editing content has become even simpler than before. You can build pages more quickly and with a much more accurate preview of the end result. There is also more room for experimentation, so you can produce the best possible design, all the while retaining maximum security, control and comfort. 


Alem Huseinspahic, Support Manager at GRM Digital, says: 

“Kentico are always going out of their way to make working in their DXP a breeze. With Refresh 3, they’ve enabled even more flexibility, freedom and efficiency to anybody who wants to build functional and fantastic-looking pages in Kentico Xperience 13. We’re looking forward to seeing what the final Refresh for this year has to offer as well!” 

If you have any questions or want to upgrade your Kentico DXP, feel free to reach out. Digital agency & Kentico Gold Partner GRM Digital has a team of Kentico Xperience Quality Experts that are always here to help make your site shine.