Tag Archives: configuration
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 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.
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 the recent hack that happened to over 28,000 Mongo databases and the importance of setting up login authentication on the database. Mongo by default installs without a login enabled and it is important to remember to enable that whether an instance is publicly exposed or sitting on an internal […]
In this video we take a look at three most common xDB server setups: single instance, replica set, sharded replica set. There are cons and pros to each, however, in the end it comes down the infrastructure and maintenance cost vs. the benefit of high availability and performance. Make sure to do your due diligence […]
In this video i cover my top three reasons for switching from Lucene to Solr: reaching 50,000 documents in an index and having more than one delivery or processing servers.
In this episode we take a look at how to tune Sitecore caches. We will be using the Sitecore Cache Tuner module to identify the problematic caches that need to be increased. Poorly tuned caches can lead to Sitecore performance degradation putting more load on the processor, so make sure to do keep an eye […]
In this episode we take a look at the P3P header requirement for the FXM to work properly with Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 and 11. The P3P or Platform for Privacy Preferences is a legally binding agreement between the service provider and a user and can be used to take legal actions against the […]
Friday Sitecore Best Practice: Stay Secure by Disabling the Admin Account and Encrypting All CMS Traffic
This is a very important , I would say – an essential episode on security! In this video we cover a couple of tips on security. First, we look at the reasons why we want to disable the admin account to decrease the the risk of someone hacking that account. Second, we cover the importance of […]
In this video we take a look at how to properly edit Sitecore configuration files. We take a look at how Sitecore compiles its configuration, how to view the finalized config that Sitecore stores in memory and how to properly patch, name and include custom configuration files in Visual Studio solutions.