Sitecore Dynamic Storage

Numerous are the times that I wanted to do this while working in a Sitecore project: Something["LastIDProcessed"] = 50; Where this 'Something' would persist my data in a way that I could always access it even after clearing cache, deploying or resetting IIS. The first argument that comes to my mind against it is that … Continue reading Sitecore Dynamic Storage

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Organizing Solr’s schema.xml for Sitecore using PowerShell

When setting up your Solr cores for the first time for a new project, several steps have to be done to prepare your schema.xml (or managed-schema). One of them is moving all <field> and <dynamicField> nodes under a new <fields> node and moving all <fieldType> nodes under a new <types> node. This process is very … Continue reading Organizing Solr’s schema.xml for Sitecore using PowerShell

Copying English version content to new language versions – Sitecore

While working on our latest Sitecore project, our client requested that all language versions to be based on the current English version which means copying the current English version fields' content. Some fields or all fields (depending on the page) are then translated to the corresponding language version manually. By default, when creating a new … Continue reading Copying English version content to new language versions – Sitecore

Managing Datasource children items from Experience Editor

Working with placeholders for inner component items is usually not an easy task for non-technical content editors or marketers, especially when having to do the repetitive task of: Finding the correct 'Add here' placeholder button Clicking on the correct rendering (when is usually one rendering) Selecting/Creating the datasource item while placing it under its parent component datasource item … Continue reading Managing Datasource children items from Experience Editor

Sitecore Workflows: Scheduled Publishing

One of the common tasks required from Sitecore developers is to implement workflows that end up being published immediately or at a specific time in the future (Scheduled Publishing). The first option is straightforward to do and doesn't require any external coding or user interaction (other than changing workflow states). The second option can also be implemented … Continue reading Sitecore Workflows: Scheduled Publishing

DO NOT add Help Description with double quotes(“)

I think the title provides enough advice. I just worked on a ticket where Sitecore 8.1 Experience Editor was breaking in some pages. Breaking as in the components/placeholders borders and backgrounds were not visible. So you get the feeling the EE has not worked at all, although you can click on fields and edit them. Our FE … Continue reading DO NOT add Help Description with double quotes(“)