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Sitecore 8, help where’s my license information?

By on December 19, 2014 in Sitecore, Tips and Tricks with 0 Comments
Sitecore 8, help where’s my license information?

Hi there, What an exciting day today! Sitecore 8 was released today on December 19th 2014, just in time for Christmas. When you install Sitecore 8 you can immediately see a change in the Sitecore login screen when you go to http://YOURINSTANCE/sitecore The look and feel is completely changed, take a look at the two […]

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Use Engagement Analytics reports in code

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

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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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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Remove Sitecore on a CD environment

Recently I was in a situation where the CM (content management) environment was on an internal network. So an optimal secure situation which I encourage. In that situation I was looking how to remove the Sitecore CMS part on the CD environment. Looking in the scaling guide there are mentioned two possible ways: implement IP-Based […]

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Sitecore hidden ‘string’ configuration settings

By on June 11, 2014 in MVP, Sitecore, Tips and Tricks with 0 Comments
Sitecore hidden ‘string’ configuration settings

Hi there, Two days ago I posted my blogpost Sitecore hidden ‘caching’ configuration settings. Tonight I’ll post part 3 of Hidden Sitecore settings: PART 1 – Sitecore hidden boolean configuration settings http://www.newguid.net/sitecore/2014/sitecore-hidden-boolean-configuration-settings/ PART 2 – Sitecore hidden ‘caching’ configuration settings http://www.newguid.net/sitecore/2014/sitecore-hidden-caching-configuration-settings/ In this blogpost i’m going to give you again an exclusive overview of Sitecore’s […]

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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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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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Sitecore hidden boolean configuration settings

By on February 7, 2014 in Sitecore, Tips and Tricks with 1 Comment
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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Incorrect implementation of Caching.CacheKeyIndexingEnabled.ItemCache in Sitecore 7.1 rev. 130926

By on January 21, 2014 in Reports, Sitecore, Support, Tips and Tricks with 3 Comments
Incorrect implementation of Caching.CacheKeyIndexingEnabled.ItemCache in Sitecore 7.1 rev. 130926

Hi there, I recently noticed an incorrect implementation in Sitecore 7.1 rev. 130926 in the following Sitecore setting: <setting name=”Caching.CacheKeyIndexingEnabled.ItemCache” value=”false” /> According to the Sitecore web.config file this setting does the following: With this setting Sitecore determines whether or not the system uses extended indexed storage for the cache keys of the ItemCache. Using […]

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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 3 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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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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