all things Sitecore related


Sitecore released version 6.2!

By on October 21, 2009 in Sitecore with 1 Comment

Today Sitecore released version 6.2. According to the change log their are several new (cool) features. Sitecore client RSS feeds for items in workflows Built-in support for syndicating items using the RSS format. WebDAV support in the media library A new File Drop Area field type has been introduced A new Word Field has been […]

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Sitecore roadmap

By on October 20, 2009 in Sitecore, SPN with 1 Comment

Tonight I was catching up with some RSS Feeds and Twitter messages, when I noticed that SPN (Sitecore Partner Network) is renewed. My compliments to the people behind the renewal, it looks so much better and it’s easier to find the information you’re looking for. Next one is SDN perhaps? I know I would appreciate […]

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Creating a Item Editor

By on August 19, 2009 in Sitecore with 8 Comments

For a blog module that I am developing I wanted to create an custom item editor. As you might know those are the “tabs” in the Content Editor. 1. Create a aspx file for the item editor user interface. 2. Select the core database in the desktop mode 3. Open the Content Editor and go to […]

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New search for SDN

By on August 13, 2009 in Sitecore with 0 Comments

I just noticed that Sitecore has greatly improved their search on SDN. You can now search through SDN, the shared source and Sitecore blogs.You even can filter your results by sdn sections, collections and datatypes. Only minor is that I can’t find a list of blogs they included in the search, so for that I […]

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Embedding video in Sitecore items

Embedding video in Sitecore items

These days streaming video on the web is quite popular. In almost every project we do at Evident Interactive the customer wants to embed video in content items. Off course they can do that by copy-pasting the embedding code in a Sitecore field or in the rich-text editor. But that is not the most user-friendly […]

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A fresh start

By on August 7, 2009 in Sitecore with 0 Comments

Last week I took a look at my blog and realized that I haven’t posted anything the last few months. I just couldn’t find the time to write anything. It has been quite a busy last half year filled with a project at work which required all my time, some personal issues and at last […]

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The word is out

By on January 7, 2009 in Sitecore with 1 Comment

As you might have noticed Sitecore announced the list of this years MVP’s. And I am proud to say that I am one of the thirteen MVP’s worldwide. I would like to congratulate Alistair Deneys, Christopher Wojciech, Julius Ganns, Justin Sjouw, Klaus Petersen, Mark Cassidy, Thomas Eldblom, Eric Briand, Andy Uzick, Glen McInnis, Alexander Pfandt […]

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Custom search for Sitecore blogs

By on December 26, 2008 in Sitecore with 4 Comments

Whenever I use Google to search for Sitecore information I get a lot of marketing and CMS review results and a few results with detailed developer information. So I created a Google custom search engine to search through all Sitecore related blogs. Now I can search through sites I think are the most usefull for […]

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Using fieldcontrols in a ListView

By on November 26, 2008 in ASP.Net, C#, Sitecore with 0 Comments

When you want to use a fieldcontrol like a Text, Link or Image control in a ListView you need to specify a datasource. By not specifying a datasource Sitecore looks at the current item. Which in a ListView is not the right one. So you need so set the datasource in code-behind or use an […]

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Maximum number of Sitecore query items

By on November 5, 2008 in Sitecore with 3 Comments

Last week I had some problems with an Sitecore Query. It didn’t show more than an fixed number of items. After some hard thinking I rembered that there is a web.config key called Query.MaxItem which, you might guessed it, controls the maximum number of results of an Sitecore Query.

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Using profile with the Rich Text Editor

By on November 5, 2008 in Sitecore with 2 Comments

Regularly I see topics on the SDN5 forums where people ask if it is possible to use a custom Rich Text editor. Wll, yes it is. You can use so called profiles with the Rich Text editor. These profiles are stored in the Core database under /sitecore/system/Settings/Html Editor Profiles/. There are some default pre-configurated profile […]

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Disable Sitecore publishing

By on October 20, 2008 in Sitecore with 1 Comment

To avoid problems during the development of an Sitecore site it could be useful to disable the Sitecore Publishing method. This can be done by editing the following web.config rule: <site name=”website” virtualFolder=”/” physicalFolder=”/” rootPath=”/sitecore/content” startItem=”/home” database=”web” domain=”extranet” allowDebug=”true” cacheHtml=”true” htmlCacheSize=”10MB” enablePreview=”true” enableWebEdit=”true” enableDebugger=”true” disableClientData=”false”/> These are the settings of your current site. The database […]

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Sitecore 6 released

By on July 1, 2008 in Sitecore with 1 Comment

Yesterday the people at Sitecore released the new version of their CMS. Sitecore 6 (previously called “Crestone”) has lots of improvements for either the end user as for dsevelopers. A few improvements are: Inline editing for editors .Net 2.0 Memebership support New and faster Content Editor New data types The new Page editor and much, […]

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Copy & Paste Layout Settings

By on May 13, 2008 in Sitecore with 1 Comment

While developing a Sitecore website there are lots of situations where you want multiple items to have the same Presentation Settings (renderings/sublayouts/layout). The ideal case is that your item Masters have these settings included but sometimes this isn’t the case. You can copy and paste the settings all at one time this way: 1. Navigate […]

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Sitecore Validation Rules

By on May 13, 2008 in Sitecore with 0 Comments
Sitecore Validation Rules

In Sitecore you can use validation rules. By default there are three validations rules on each template: Is Integer Max Length 40 Requirer You can modify or add new rules in the sitecoresystemsettingsvalidationfield section in the content editor With the use of an multilist you can set the rules for your template. ATTENTION: Validation rules […]

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