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 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 […]
In this episode we look at how to properly use Sitecore datasource setting on MVC renderings. Instead of doing intricate logic of manual datasource checks and fallbacks, we can simply use one line of code, which an do all that for us!
In this episode we look at how to properly expose content fields that are not rendered on the page in the Sitecore Experience Editor. For instance, page meta data, or orphan content fields that don’t belong to any particular component and at the same time not rendered on a page. I learned this trick years […]