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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 same way as you do for your templates. Just open the content editor, expand a template and underneath a template you will find all your FieldSections. Select a field section and set the icon!`

For example. Let’s say we have a template called Sample Item with a Fieldsection Page Title and Text.
If you expand Sample Item Template you can see that there is a Item named Page Title and Text this is the Template Section defined in the Template builder.

Sitecore Template Icon

Select the Page Title and Text item and assign a icon (Configure –> Appearance –> Icon). That’s it. Now create a new Item based on the template and see the result.

Sitecore fieldtype item content editor

Try doing this on your templates. It’s so easy and it will make the Content Editor more attractive for your business-user. Feel free to add comments of questions below.

Update: Set Icon with Sitecore Rocks

You can also set the Template Section Icon with Sitecore Rocks. Expand the template in the Sitecore Explorer and right click the Template Section. Go to Tasks, Set Icon and select the Icon.  (Thanks to @kayeeNL for his Tweet about setting the icon with Rocks)


If you want more information about Sitecore Rocks please watch the (Dutch) webinar I gave about Sitecore Rocks.

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About the Author

About the Author: Pieter is Technical Marketing Manager for Sitecore Netherlands and owner of He has more than ten years experience with software developing in multiple programming languages and with different Content Management Systems. Before joining Sitecore Pieter was a lead developer for multiple Sitecore and .Net projects, he joined Sitecore in 2011 as an Solution Architect in The Netherlands, after two years as an Solution Architect he joined the Technical Marketing department. In the role as Techinical Marketing Manager he is responsible for the Global MVP program and the Sitecore technical branding strategy. You can follow Pieter on twitter: @pieterbrink123 or Google+ .


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