Sc101: Solr Cores

I'm sure you're aware that Solr is a search engine that help us search for content quickly. Sitecore 8.2 and below come pre-configured with Lucene.Net, which is also a search engine. Lucene.Net is more basic and has its limitations so more customers request or need a more capable search engine. Sitecore supports Solr, which is based … Continue reading Sc101: Solr Cores

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Sc101: Introduction

While working in Tanasuk Technologies I come by lots of situations where new Sitecore developers need help on certain topics/issues, need help troubleshooting something or are given tips/tricks to make their life easier. This usually happens a lot and several times same or similar issues/questions/tips/tricks arise repetitively, which made me start this blog series 'Sc101' … Continue reading Sc101: Introduction

Setting up SXA Search Box with Solr Suggest

SXA is AWESOME! One of the features I personally liked is the built-in search functionality that requires minimal configuring and no coding (for most basic cases). In this blog post I will go through setting up the 'Search Box' component with Suggest functionality (predictive). I'm using Sitecore 9.0.1 with SXA 1.6 and Solr 6.6.2. Configuring … Continue reading Setting up SXA Search Box with Solr Suggest

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