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Display one personalized components on multiple pages

Display one personalized components on multiple pages

By on March 5, 2015 in DMS, Sitecore 7, Sitecore 8, Tutorials with 1 Comment

This week I had a meeting with Lars Wisselink from Lukkien and we were looking over one of our customer’s website implementation. I’ve noticed that they had the same personalized component running on multiple pages. When I asked Lars how they managed these components he explained they made use of the shared values of the […]

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Sitecore Rocks – Executing multiple queries at once in Query Analyzer

Sitecore Rocks – Executing multiple queries at once in Query Analyzer

Hi there, A really really small blogpost, but might come handy some day, when you need it. Today I needed to ask a ‘fairly simple’ thing about Sitecore Rocks Query Analyzer, that I wasn’t aware of, to Jakob Christensen, developer and architect of Sitecore Rocks. He responded with an answer that he thought might be […]

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Sitecore 8 – Enable Developer Center, XPath Builder and File Explorer

Sitecore 8 – Enable Developer Center, XPath Builder and File Explorer

By on January 14, 2015 in Daily Tip, Sitecore, Tips and Tricks with 2 Comments

Hi there, Today I saw the following tweet from Kevin Brechbühl on Twitter, in where he asked if anyone knows where he could find the XPath Builder in #Sitecore 8? I guess more people are looking for it since the release of Sitecore 7.5. You can read it in this thread on Stack Overflow. I responded to him […]

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Digital Marketing System

Use Engagement Analytics reports in code

Use Engagement Analytics reports in code

By on November 18, 2014 in C#, DMS, Engagement Plan, Reports, Sitecore with 0 Comments

In a recent project I was faced with the following requirement: The latest visits report from a specific visitor should be mailed as part of a custom engagement plan action Creating a custom email action with some tokenized values I implemented very quickly because of this blogpost by Frank van Rooijen: http://www.newguid.net/sitecore/2013/sending-tokenized-emails-from-a-sitecore-engagement-plan/ But I had […]

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Protect your Sitecore media and measure them with DMS

Protect your Sitecore media and measure them with DMS

In a recent project I was faced with the following requirements: Downloadable whitepapers from the Sitecore media library should be protected from anonymous visitors Visitors should be teased to create an account or login Whitepaper downloads should be measured I first started by protecting my whitepapers in the media library. The only thing I have […]

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Multistep forms using WFFM (webforms for marketeers)

Multistep forms using WFFM (webforms for marketeers)

A question that comes up during the DMC training is whether it’s possible to create multistep forms within Sitecore. Officially Sitecore does not yet support this feature, but it’s not that hard to use the WFFM module to create something that does the job. I’m not a programmer, so the solution I describe here is […]

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Modules

Sent DMS qualified leads automatically to sales

Sent DMS qualified leads automatically to sales

I was recently meeting with a customer discussing the first steps they wanted to take to utilize the DMS. One of the first cases they came up with was to have the ability to prioritize leads coming in from the website based on engagement value points, so they could feed sales with more relevant contacts […]

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Building custom newsletter templates for Sitecore’s ECM 2.x

Building custom newsletter templates for Sitecore’s ECM 2.x

By on September 23, 2013 in ECM, Sitecore with 4 Comments

This blog post describes how to create a custom news template for ECM 2.x. This template is made available in the SPEAK interface so content editors and marketers can start using it. When a newsletter is created based of this template, it is possible to dynamically add controls to it and personalize it. The given […]

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New Sitecore Module: Sitecore Partner AboutInformation Module

New Sitecore Module: Sitecore Partner AboutInformation Module

Hi there, I’ve just released a new Sitecore Shared Source module on the Sitecore Marketplace. The Sitecore Partner AboutInformation Module shows Sitecore Partner information on the login page of Sitecore and in the About window in the Content Editor. Partners are usually very proud of their work, and with this module they can show who […]

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Sitecore 7

Sitecore hidden ‘caching’ configuration settings

Sitecore hidden ‘caching’ configuration settings

Hi there, 4 months ago I posted my blogpost Sitecore hidden string configuration settings, and it received a lot of retweets on Twitter, probably there were settings in there that were not known to most of the Sitecore people out there. I then though why don’t I write a second blogpost on hidden settings. In […]

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Personalize on visiting device

Personalize on visiting device

A customer asked me if it was possible to personalize the default website based on a device, so they could push their mobile applications. My first reaction to this was positive, because there is a shared source module (Mobile Device Detector) available for this purpose. When installing this module on Sitecore 6.x the device personalization rules […]

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Keyboard shortcuts for working with Item Buckets

Keyboard shortcuts for working with Item Buckets

By on June 30, 2013 in Sitecore 7 with 0 Comments

When working with item buckets in Sitecore 7 there are a few keyboard shortcuts that might come in handy. Here is a list: Shortcut Description CTRL + SHIFT + B Converts a content item into an item bucket. You must lock the item first. CTRL + SHIFT + D Converts an item bucket into a […]

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Other Posts

Sitecore Knowledge Base Article 747661, Reference number 423248 – Another Solution

By on January 2, 2015 in Sitecore with 0 Comments
Sitecore Knowledge Base Article 747661, Reference number 423248 – Another Solution

Hi there, I’m currently working on a Sitecore 7.5 project, which currently stills uses webforms instead of Sitecore MVC because of legacy reasons. One thing I’ve noticed was the following error I got every time when the Sitecore instance was activated: Error Message: ERROR Failed to create instance Sitecore.Services.Infrastructure.Web.Http.DefaultRouteMapper, Sitecore.Services.Infrastructure At first I didn’t know […]

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Sitecore Symposium 2014 Barcelona – Day 1

By on September 16, 2014 in Sitecore, Symposium 2012 with 0 Comments
Sitecore Symposium 2014 Barcelona – Day 1

Today on September 15th 2014, Sitecore Symposium 2014 in Barcelona (http://www.sitecore.net/Events/SymposiumEU2014/Home.aspx) started. The event of the year for a lot of European Sitecorians. After following the tweets of Sitecore Symposium in Las Vegas from last week a little bit (I didn’t want to follow too much what was announced, but that was hard to resist), […]

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Sitecore Symposium 2014 Barcelona – My view of the sessions

By on August 24, 2014 in MVP, Sitecore, Symposium 2012 with 0 Comments
Sitecore Symposium 2014 Barcelona – My view of the sessions

Hi there, In three weeks (15th-17th September 2014) the Sitecore Symposium 2014 Barcelona conference will kick off at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, the event designed to help marketers, business users, Sitecore partners and developers build the experiences that matter most to their audiences and create customers for life — all through a single, […]

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