Yesterday I spent way too long trying to solve a problem with Sitecore Content Search. It was a simple enough query, but strangely it worked in some cases but not others.
Monday, 29 December 2014
Monday, 20 October 2014
Recently I've been experimenting with the way Sitecore detects what sites are included in an instance. When Sitecore starts up, by default it looks in the “Sites” node of the web.config and builds up a list of in-memory Site objects which are kept for the lifetime of the application. I was intrigued to see that, like many Sitecore subsystems, a provider approach is used. This means we’re able to replace the default behaviour with one of our own.
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
As the dust settles on the 2014 Sitecore Symposiums in Las Vegas and Barcelona, there's lots to look forward to in forthcoming Sitecore releases. I made copious notes while attending the Barcelona conference, but to quote Michael Seifert's keynote, "experience is a lasting memory". So rather than reeling off a summary of every single session I attended, in this post I'll reflect on my lasting impression of what's around the corner.
Thursday, 28 August 2014
Recently, while poking around the Sitecore.Kernel assembly I came across a feature which allows you to inherit the properties assigned to one site into another. It's seemed like this might be useful for multi-site Sitecore implementations, but I hadn't heard of it before.
Saturday, 19 July 2014
This post introduces a thesaurus module for the Sitecore rich text editor. I started this some time ago using Sheer UI, but never got around to finishing it. I've taken the opportunity to update it now as a way of getting to grips with Sitecore SPEAK development.
Thursday, 19 June 2014
Last week I set up my first proper Visual Studio solution for Sitecore 7.2 and Sitecore MVC. I thought I'd share a couple of problems that I encountered and I how I overcame them.
Saturday, 31 May 2014
Thursday, 15 May 2014
Saturday, 10 May 2014
Sitecore engagement plans contain an action for sending an email. In the action's settings there's an option to send the email to the "Current Visitors Email Address", but unfortunately this has a bug.
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Here's a quick one to correct an omission from my previous post where I detailed 3 rule conditions that respond to the presence of a cookie. On reflection I realised I should have included a corresponding action class. So here it is. As before, I haven't spent much time considering the practical applications. I'll leave that part up to you.
Saturday, 29 March 2014
I recently encountered a situation where I felt it would be beneficial to use cookie values to influence conditional rendering in Sitecore. I assumed there must already be some code for this on the web. But after a Googling a few different keyword combinations I couldn't find anything, and by my reckoning that absence makes it suitable blog material.
Friday, 28 February 2014
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Friday, 24 January 2014
When Sitecore receives a media request it goes through a few key steps to convert the URL in to a form it can use:
- Sitecore identifies that the request is for a media item because the path begins with a media prefix defined in the web.config.
- The prefix is removed and replaced with the root of the media library.
- The file extension is removed.