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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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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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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 Rocks Query Analyzer handy queries – Part 2

Sitecore Rocks Query Analyzer handy queries – Part 2

Hi there, Two weeks ago I wrote a blogpost on Sitecore Rock’s Query Analyzer (http://newguidnet/sitecore/2012/sitecore-rocks-query-analyzer-handy-queries/). Tonight I have some more queries that could come in handy! Get all the items from the MASTER database that have configured an assembly name in it: use master; select * from /sitecore//*[contains(@Assembly, '')] Get all the items from the […]

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Sitecore Rock’s Query Analyzer handy queries

By on November 28, 2012 in Sitecore, Sitecore Rocks, Tips and Tricks with 11 Comments
Sitecore Rock’s Query Analyzer handy queries

Hi there, Tonight I was busy with Sitecore Rock’s Query Analyzer identifying a wrongly configured item. I thought I should share a couple of handy queries to quickly identify certain items. Identify which sublayouts have the Datasource Location filled: select @@name, @#Datasource Location# from /#sitecore#/#layout#/#Sublayouts#//* order by #Datasource Location# desc Identify which template fields use […]

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Adding ip-lookup to language resolving

Adding ip-lookup to language resolving

In my recent project I had the challenge to adjust the site context language to the location of the website visitor. That means determining the visitor’s country and related language based on its ip-adress. First of all some background information on the process of determining the context language. The process is going through the following […]

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Want to help your business user? Create a custom Macro

Want to help your business user? Create a custom Macro

When talking to business users (people that actually work with Sitecore on a day to day base) I created a small list of minor custom changes that would help the business users with there day to day work. One of the items on this list is the condition for User Profile fields, by default the […]

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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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