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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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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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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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Step 3: Create the outgoing link report

Step 3: Create the outgoing link report

This article is part 3 of Sitecore How To: Track Exteral links with DMS series. Before starting with this step you need to be finished with Step 2. Otherwise you don’t have any report data. Show the outgoing links in a report The easiest way to generate a report is find a report that matches your needs, […]

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Step 2-1: Track all external links with a custom processor

By on May 2, 2012 in Analytics, DMS, Sitecore, Tutorials with 6 Comments
Step 2-1: Track all external links with a custom processor

This article is part of Sitecore How To: Track Exteral links with DMS series. Before starting with this step you need to be finished with Step 1: Save outgoing click to the DMS analytics database. For this solution I want to measure all the outgoing link using the Analytics Database of Sitecore Digital Marketing System (DMS). Based on […]

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Step 1: Save outgoing click to the DMS Analytics database

By on April 25, 2012 in DMS, Sitecore, Tutorials with 2 Comments
Step 1: Save outgoing click to the DMS Analytics database

This step is the first of the series: How to track External Links with Sitecore DMS. In this step we are going to create a page (link.aspx) that will register the outgoing traffic into the Sitecore Analytics database and redirects the visitor to the external website. Save the outgoing click information to the Analytics database Create the […]

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Sitecore How To: Track Exteral links with DMS

By on April 25, 2012 in DMS, Sitecore, Tutorials with 4 Comments
Sitecore How To: Track Exteral links with DMS

In this How To I’ll show you how to extend Sitecore to track outgoing links trough the Sitecore Digital Marketing System (DMS). First of we start with creating a sublayout that saves the outgoing link clicks to the Analytics database. Next step is creating a solution for tracking the outgoing link. There are multiple solutions […]

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Converting .mrt reports from OMS to DMS

By on November 15, 2011 in Analytics, DMS, Sitecore, SQL Server, TSQL, Tutorials with 0 Comments
Converting .mrt reports from OMS to DMS

In this article I’m going to explain how to convert .mrt reports from the Sitecore Online Marketing Suite (Sitecore 6.4) to the Sitecore Digital Marketing System (Sitecore 6.5). Report related changes between OMS and DMS Both the OMS and the DMS use .mrt reports for Analitics reporting. There are two mayor changes between the OMS […]

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Sitecore ECM: How to extend personalization

Sitecore ECM: How to extend personalization

Check the default subscriber profile by clicking the E-Mail Campaign node and go to the content folder. In the Implementation Details section check the selected profile in the Default Subsciber Profile field. By default this will be Profiles/Subscriber: You can find the different profiles in the Profiles folder located at /sitecore/system/Settings/Security/Profiles/Subscriber in the Core database. […]

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Sitecore ECM: How to create a e-mail template from Scratch – Part II

Sitecore ECM: How to create a e-mail template from Scratch – Part II

In this post I will extend the basic e-mail template for Sitecore ECM with a title and text listing. With this e-mail template the business user can create new Title and Text items within the page-editor (Sitecore 6.4 and higher) or the content-editor (all versions of Sitecore). This article is a follow-up article of the […]

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Sitecore ECM: How to create a e-mail template from Scratch – Part I

Sitecore ECM: How to create a e-mail template from Scratch – Part I

In this post I will create a e-mail template for ECM from scratch. This article is based on a Webinar (in Dutch) I did about the Email Campaign Manager (ECM) you can see the Webinar on YouTube.       [youtube]hGmzaK79cvI[/youtube] We build a custom template the same way that we build a page. First […]

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Firefox disable plugin compatibility check

By on May 2, 2011 in Tutorials with 1 Comment
Firefox disable plugin compatibility check

To disable the plugin compatibility check for Firefox 3.6 follow these steps: Open Firefox In the address bar type “about:config” On the page click I’ll be careful, I promise! Right click and select new –> Boolean Enter the preference name: extensions.checkCompatibility.3.6 and press OK Select False and press OK Now you can install plugins that […]

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Sitecore Rules Engine: How to create an insert option rule

Sitecore Rules Engine: How to create an insert option rule

You can automatically add a insert option using a insert option rule in the Sitecore Rule Engine. The ‘case’: In our Sitecore content tree we have a Meta-Data folder where we store al our meta-data information. The Meta-Data folder is organized in folders which contains meta-data items based on a template called Standard Text. What […]

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Sitecore Rules Engine: How to remove conditions and actions

Sitecore Rules Engine: How to remove conditions and actions

When using the Sitecore Rules Engine you don’t want your business user to see all the Conditions and Actions. Conditions and Actions are also items (everything is a Item ;-)) so you can apply security on them. Deny a user Read access on a Condition or Action and the user will not see them in […]

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Sitecore Rules Engine: How to create a custom condition

Sitecore Rules Engine: How to create a custom condition

In this How to I will build a custom condition for the Sitecore Rules Enginge. This How To is a proof of concepts based on a webinar (in Dutch)  about the Rules Engine. I presented this webinar earlier this year and you can watch the webinar on Youtube by clicking this link. Before we start […]

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