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 […]
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 […]
Very frequently Sitecore developers create content that must remain in a certain location. Sitecore provides us a very useful feature to ensure no changes can be made to a particular item via item protection “Read Only” setting. This setting is much more powerful than removing write access to the item; watch this video to find out […]
In this episode we start the sub-series of the Sitecore admin tools, which comes with Sitecore out of the box. This set of tools can be very handy in many development, troubleshooting and general maintenance scenarios. In the first video, we look at the DB Browser tool and how it an be helpful in troubleshooting […]
When you use Sitecore on daily basis, time-saving tips can be very handy for your productivity. In this video i guide you through setting up a default login environment to take you directly to your tool of preference instead of going through the Launchpad.
Recently I started seeing Sitecore implementations that did not use workflows, and even though they were solid websites initially, they turned into unstable environments with messy content. in this video I talk about the importance of using Sitecore workflows; we cover the basic workflow structure, the use of Workbox and workflow setup. Finally, I touch […]