Sitecore provides many useful settings for rendering and sublayout definition items. These settings help improve usability and performance of Sitecore components or widgets, thus, it is very important to be aware of these settings and make sure to properly configure them each time. In this video we walk through fields on a Sitecore Controller Rendering, […]
In this episode we look at the recently released critical security patch and talk about the importance of staying up to date with the latest security updates. Once these patches get released publicly, it won’t take long for someone to decompile them and reverse engineer it to identify the vulnerability.
In this video we take a look at a couple of ways of denying rights to content in Sitecore: explicit and inheritance denials. Although the inheritance denial is generally recommended, there is time and place for both. Watch this video to understand the difference and recommended applications.
In this video we get back to Sitecore client tool usability – the usability of Content Editor and Experience Editor and talk about setting default Datasource, Placeholder and Parameters settings on Renderings and Sublayouts. Help your content editors succeed and save them some work by setting these default values.
In this episode we look at how to enable communication between the delivery servers and the master database. We should already know that writing directly to the aster database is a bad idea, so what can we do? Sitecore remote events come to the rescue. Watch this video to see how to properly record user […]
As a general rule, making applications less intrusive is a good thing. This makes them more portable and makes maintenance of the hosting application much less costly. Sitecore and its sophisticated pipeline mechanism allows us to avoid making changes to the Global.asax. Watch this video to find out how we can do this with Sitecore […]
In this episode of Friday Sitecore Best practices we take a look at two ways of overriding Sitecore security restrictions with code – SecurityDisabler and UserSwitcher. It is important to understand the difference between the two methods and the implications of misuse. Watch this video to understand why the UserSwitcher is the recommended approach. […]
The request to create a NuGet repository has been pending for Sitecore’s attention for a while. Last year Sitecore came through and created a public repository for Sitecore libraries. Check out this video to find out why you should be using it, how, and the types of packages available for download.
In this video we look at the hidden, yet very useful feature of Sitecore, sorting. Sitecore allows us to enforce sorting rules on child items directly in content or in template standard values. At first seemingly unimpressive feature can actually be a very helpful tool in improving Sitecore content authoring experience, as well as help […]
Many things by now seems like second nature to me, including creating custom Sitecore search indexes for website public search. Once in a while I still run into implementations that use the default Sitecore content indexes for site search, which is not a good idea for many reasons. Watch this episode to find out some […]