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

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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(“)

Tips & Tricks: Sitecore Log file naming

When I started working with Sitecore, I always wondered how Sitecore names its logs. Sometimes you would see a date only as the name e.g. log.20170214.txt and sometimes a date and a time e.g. log.20170214.165444.txt. Keep in mind that Sitecore uses Log4Net as the logging framework so you'll need to read more about it if you're … Continue reading Tips & Tricks: Sitecore Log file naming