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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 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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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 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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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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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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Beware of deleting language items

By on December 9, 2013 in ASP.Net, C#, Sitecore, Tips and Tricks with 0 Comments
Beware of deleting language items

Not a very spectacular post but something I ran into recently and can really destroy your environment. Under /system/languages all installed and available sitecore languages are presented. Those items are based on the template /templates/System/Language. Normally editors are not allowed to see those items but sometimes they manage to get themselves admin rights and they […]

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Sitecore MVP Summit 2013 – Day 3

By on November 15, 2013 in MVP, Sitecore with 10 Comments
Sitecore MVP Summit 2013 – Day 3

Today day 3 of the Sitecore MVP Summit took place at The James Royal Palm. If you haven’t read my previous blog posts on the Sitecore MVP Summit, make sure you check it out here: http://newguid.net/sitecore/2013/sitecore-mvp-summit-2013-day-1/ http://newguid.net/sitecore/2013/sitecore-mvp-summit-2013-day-2/ Like the second day, all Sitecore MVP’s started the day again at the Florida Cookery Patio, located at the […]

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Sitecore MVP Summit 2013 – Day 2

By on November 15, 2013 in MVP, Sitecore with 14 Comments
Sitecore MVP Summit 2013 – Day 2

Yesterday, day 2 of the Sitecore MVP Summit took place at The James Royal Palm. If you haven’t read my previous blogpost on day 1, make sure you check it out here: http://newguid.net/sitecore/2013/sitecore-mvp-summit-2013-day-1/ All Sitecore MVP’s started the day at the Florida Cookery Patio, located at the James Royal Palm hotel for a great breakfast. […]

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Sitecore MVP Summit 2013 – Day 1

By on November 14, 2013 in MVP, Sitecore with 12 Comments
Sitecore MVP Summit 2013 – Day 1

Sitecore MVP Summit 2013 - Day 1 The first global Sitecore MVP Summit is currently on its way in sunny Miami Beach, Florida :-), well actually the first day was slightly rain!. The summit will take place from wednesday November 13th until friday November 15th, the next two days will be packed with MVP sessions only, […]

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

By on September 23, 2013 in ECM, Sitecore with 1 Comment
Building custom newsletter templates for Sitecore’s ECM 2.x

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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Sheer UI presentation on 2013 Sitecore User Virtual Summit

By on September 12, 2013 in MVP, Sitecore Webinar with 1 Comment
Sheer UI presentation on 2013 Sitecore User Virtual Summit

On October 15th and October 16th you can join thousands of Sitecore users across the world during the 2013 Sitecore Users Virtual Summit, also known as “24 hours of Sitecore”. You can learn more about “Sitecore Sheer UI” during my presentation at the 2013 Sitecore Users Virtual Summit. I will go into the details of […]

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