In single-website Sitecore instances Controller Renderings reference controller actions in code using a simple controller name reference and action name on that rendering definition item. In multi-site Sitecore solutions such shortcut references may lead to naming collisions. To avoid such issues we need to use full controller type path. Check out this video to find out […]
In this episode we look at improving Sitecore usability with configuring the top location for the Datasource tree selection and the type of items that are allowed to be selected. Make sure to follow these practice to also eliminate the human error factor.
In this episode we take a look at the HTML caching in Sitecore. There are three levels at which HTML caching can be assigned to renderings and sublayouts, we look at their differences and advantages.
In today’s video we take a quick look at the irreplaceable tool for troubleshooting Sitecore performance issues – Sitecore Debugger. This tool shows a breakdown of Sitecore requests, outlining the steps Sitecore has to go through to put a page together. You’ll see an interesting fact of component inserts taking longer than rendering the actual […]
In this episode we take a look at the types of Sitecore validation, why it’s important, the recommended practices around their implementation and finally how to create your own custom ones. Remember that there are three layers of validation: help messages, Sitecore client validation and code validation. Make sure to implement all three in your […]
Sitecore 8 came with some of the Sitecore 7 tools that I came to love removed: Developer Center, xPath Builder and File Explorer. In this episode we look into bringing our good old friends back in Sitecore versions 8 and up.
In this episode I go over the four most useful features that I find in the Sitecore Instance Manager. We look at installing and uninstalling Sitecore, viewing and exporting configuration files, viewing log files and importing and exporting entire Sitecore implementations.
In this episode of Friday Sitecore Best Practices we cover proper use of rendering and sublayout parameters. Remember that the rule of thumb is to place the “what”, which is our content, on content items, and the “how” in parameters. Any setting that related to the way something is displayed should go into that component’s […]
In this video we take a very brief look at the Sitecore Glass Mapper ORM framework. This is a very commonly used fast performing framework loaded with helpful features capable of allowing developers to cut their work in half.
In this episode we look at the importance of configuring Sitecore prefetch cache to improve website user experience following a fresh application startup.