Horizon interface

This is the most significant addition to Sitecore 9.3, and it will eventually replace the Sitecore Experience Editor. For now though, Horizon is a separate module that offers a vast array of enhanced editing functionality including:

  • Auto-save
  • Undo / redo
  • Easier navigation
  • Drag & drop

As this is the first version of Horizon, there are a few things that aren’t included, such as uploading new files to the media library, personalisation, and A/B testing. It does provide a great glimpse of things to come though.

You can still enjoy the Experience Editor’s enhanced capabilities, which includes a feature called IsExploring - a new page mode that helps developers look at personalisation.

Sitecore Horizon UI 
Sitecore 9.3 Horizon interface

Forms updates

Sitecore Forms has been enhanced with some new features in Sitecore 9.3. Editors can publish within the Forms module itself - they don't need to exit the Forms module to enter the Publishing Wizard.

Also, editors can now delete Form data from the Form itself by selecting Delete Data from the Form options.

Other Forms additions include: an email confirmation field; bot detection to verify if the input is from a human; redirecting to an External URL; database improvements; and fixes from the previous version.

Sitecore 9.3 updates

This latest version of Sitecore will no longer have Lucene as its search provider. Instead, Azure Search will take over.

Sitecore 9.3 also comes with the Sitecore Installation Assistance (SIA), a simple interface that makes installation a lot easier, with new email templates, and planned enrolment for marketing automation.

Sitecore Installation Assistance 
Sitecore Installation Assistance

AI Auto-Personalisation is also available - an intelligent way of personalising by automatically identifying visitor trends, creating segments, and displaying personalised content.

Other Sitecore 9.3 updates include xConnect session expiration batching support, Sitecore JSS Mac support, and the alignment of Sitecore Experience Accelerator versions with Sitecore versions. The somewhat confusing days of using SXA 1.8.1 for Sitecore 9.1.1 are gone. This new alignment means you can use SXA 9.3 for Sitecore 9.3.

Find out more about Sitecore 9

Go through our many articles on Sitecore 9 to learn more:

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