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Daily Tip: Support Package Generator

By on November 5, 2012 in Daily Tip, Sitecore, Support with 13 Comments
Daily Tip: Support Package Generator

You might recognize this scenario. During your project you encounter some problem and you need the help of Sitecore Support. You create a new ticket and then you need to wait until their first reply. If you only wrote down you issue and didn’t provide any log files, the first reply will probably be to […]

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Daily Tip: Sitecore caching sliding and absolute

Daily Tip: Sitecore caching sliding and absolute

With the Sitecore API it’s very easy to add items to the cache. You van use Sitecore.Caching.Cache to do the necessary operations. To add something to the cache you can use several overloads. Most of the time you want to add an expiration to the cached data. You have two different overloads to do this. […]

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Daily Tip: Use the SitecoreInstaller to create quick Sitecore instances including modules

Daily Tip: Use the SitecoreInstaller to create quick Sitecore instances including modules

As Solution Architect a part of my job is doing product demo’s and building Proof Of Concepts. The best way for me is to build stuff based on a clean install of Sitecore with the involved modules installed (like DMS, SES or ECM). Normally you will do this with the default Sitecore installer and manually […]

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Daily Tip: Sitecore lucene max clause count

By on August 28, 2012 in Daily Tip, Lucene, pipeline, Sitecore with 9 Comments
Daily Tip: Sitecore lucene max clause count

Recently I ran into a familiar lucene exception within my sitecore solution. Its lucene’s TooManyClauses exception. In fact the exception occures when there are more then 1024 where clauses in your query. That seems a lot but by using a wildcard query for example lucene is translating your wildcard query into a lot of where […]

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Daily Tip: Great tool the Sitecore Log Analyzer

Daily Tip: Great tool the Sitecore Log Analyzer

Did you hear of the Sitecore Log Analyzer? The Sitecore Log Analyzer is a great tool. It does what the name claims; It will help you analyze your log files! A short list of some great features: Quick analyze of all log files in a directory Date and string filter Tabs for the different categories; Messages, Audit […]

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DailyTip: Enable Personalization section in Sitecore 6.5

DailyTip: Enable Personalization section in Sitecore 6.5

In Sitecore you can personalize your website with conditions and actions using the Rules Engine (so called Conditional Rendering rules).  In Sitecore 6.5 the interface for defining conditional rendering rules is integrated in to the page-editor, this way it´s easier for the marketeer to create and maintain pesonalization rules. But as a developer you want to create predefined rules […]

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Daily Tip: Use the Customized Startbar module

Daily Tip: Use the Customized Startbar module

Tired of switching between the Master and Core database during development? Making the mistake of making changes on the wrong database? Install the Customized Startbar Module. This module will do multiple things, but the main two things that I really like are: You can add buttons to the Quicklaunch bar. Add the database name next […]

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Daily Tip: Add icons to Fieldsections

Daily Tip: Add icons to Fieldsections

To make thinks easier for the business-users you can use Icons for templates. This is a great way to make the business-user recognize the different types of content they can create. But did you know you can also use icons for your Fieldsections? Set Icon with the webinterface You can set icons for Fieldsections the […]

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Using XAML controls outside the Sitecore folder

By on January 23, 2012 in Daily Tip, Sitecore, Tips and Tricks, XAML with 3 Comments

In certain cases you want to offer the end-user a userfriendly interface to manage content, users or anything else. Thanks to Sitecore’s backend flexibility this is possible in more ways than one. In this case I will use the technique which is described in this blogpost by Adam Conn. In the example you can see […]

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