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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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Personalize based on triggered campaigns

Personalize based on triggered campaigns

I got a question from one of our partners who ran into a problem while they were trying to personalize a component on a client’s website based on a triggered campaign. Normally Sitecore uses campaign based personalization when a visitor triggers a campaign coming from an external website. There are two ways of triggering a […]

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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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Digital Marketing System

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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Sending tokenized emails from a Sitecore Engagement Plan

Sending tokenized emails from a Sitecore Engagement Plan

An action that can be executed from within a Sitecore Engagement Plan is to send an email to a static or to the visitors email address. The action “Send E-Mail Message” does not process tokens which are added in the subject or to the body of the email. To be able to send emails where […]

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DMS Gutters released

DMS Gutters released

Today I published a new client feature on the marketplace called DMS Gutters. This will install two gutters within the Content Editor that shows which items have running tests and personalized components. It will help the business user identifying which items contains tests and personalisation. You can download the installation package via the Sitecore Marketplace. […]

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Modules

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 1 Comment

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 License Expiration Module 2.0

Sitecore License Expiration Module 2.0

By on April 2, 2013 in Modules, Shared Source, Sitecore with 9 Comments

Hi there, In february 5th 2013 I saw a tweet of Kevin Williams in which he wrote the following: Thanks, @Sitecore for renewing my Xpress license this morning. Was only down for couple hours. Could we get a “license expires in 7 days”? (https://twitter.com/williamsk000/status/298851632127549440) And when I saw that tweet, I noticed that the same […]

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Sitecore 7

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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Implementing Search Operations in Sitecore 7

Implementing Search Operations in Sitecore 7

By on April 5, 2013 in C#, MVP, Sitecore, Sitecore 7 with 17 Comments

Sitecore 7 is buzzing! While unsure about the release data, MVP around the world are taking the deep dive. So here we go, diving in the new Sitecore version. Search Operations Performing an action on a collection of items, always was a weak point and much requested feature by customers. For pre-Sitecore 7 installations we designed macro’s […]

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Extending the Item Buckets Search Operations

Extending the Item Buckets Search Operations

By on April 1, 2013 in Item Buckets, Sitecore 7 with 0 Comments

As you might know you can use Item Buckets in Sitecore 7 to execute operations on multiple items at the same time. Those operations are called Search Operations and Sitecore 7 ships with default ones like moving, copying and deleting items. As a developer you can fairly easy create your own search operations. There are […]

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Other Posts

Sitecore hidden boolean configuration settings

By on February 7, 2014 in Sitecore, Tips and Tricks with 0 Comments
Sitecore hidden boolean configuration settings

Hi there, Recently I was reading this blogpost on Tricks and Optimizations for you Sitecore website , and there a hidden setting was mentioned: ContentEditor.RenderCollapsedSections, which isn’t defined in the default Sitecore web.config, but can be added directly to the web.config file and is then used by Sitecore. Or of course you could add it to […]

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Restricting the number of components in the Sitecore Page Editor

By on January 6, 2014 in Sitecore, Tips and Tricks with 2 Comments
Restricting the number of components in the Sitecore Page Editor

Hi there, You must have seen this business requirement before in a Sitecore project: “I want to limit the number of controls to be added to the header of the page”. I’ve heard this so many times as a business requirement at clients I worked for like Fortius or Lukkien, for example for a slider […]

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Video of Sitecore Virtual Summit 2013: Implementing a Sheer UI Application with Sitecore

By on December 10, 2013 in MVP, Sitecore with 0 Comments
Video of Sitecore Virtual Summit 2013: Implementing a Sheer UI Application with Sitecore

Hi there, On October 15th and October 16th 2013 the first Sitecore Users Virtual Summit, also known as “24 hours of Sitecore” was held. I did a session on Sheer UI development in Sitecore, what it is and eventually how you can build a Sheer UI application. In case you missed my session, you can […]

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