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 […]
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 […]
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 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.