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Issues with Site Resolving or: Six Stages of Debugging

By Pascal Mathys on 8. February 2017, No comments

After upgrading a Sitecore solution from 7.2 to 8.2 initial release, we experienced a strange behavior on the delivery servers on the customer environments. The site resolving of internal links to other sites did not work on some machines. It didn't happen on all delivery servers and it never happened on authoring servers. It didn't happen all the time and it never happened on my local environment or the dev environment.

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ContentSearch instead of Sitecore queries - preserving the Content Tree order

By Marta Imos-Merska on 7. July 2016, No comments

Lately I've been working on a Sitecore 8.1 project, where we decided to use the Sitecore ContentSearch API instead of Sitecore queries to retrieve items. When starting with this approach, something you notice at the very beginning is that the order of the retrieved items needs some customization.

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User generated content in a security hardened environment

By Kevin Brechbühl on 16. July 2015, No comments

Martina Welander talked about different methods to store user generated content at the Sitecore Usergroup Conference (SUGCON) 2015. Some of them depend on the environment and on the security harderning you have applied. In our projects, we usually configure the environments to be as secure as possible. In this blog post I want to give you an example how you can store user generated content in a second web database.

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Activate the Tiger in your xDB

By Reto Hugi on 19. May 2015, 1 Comment

With Sitecore 7.5 and 8 you probably added MongoDB to your dev environment. And if you’re running a lot of different instances and you would like to keep the MongoDB DB directory organised, this post is for you.

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Categories  Configuration Tags  MongoDB  xDB  Setup

Create a Single Sitecore Log File per Day

By Zahid Nawaz on 27. January 2015, No comments

This blog post is about how to prevent Sitecore from creating a new log file each time the IIS or its AppPool restarts.

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Separating Glass Mapper contextes

By Kevin Brechbühl on 24. October 2014, No comments

Glass Mapper itself works with a static context. Everytime on the application start, the Glass context is configured and registered to the dependency injection container. For example, if you have a separate module which is completely decoupled from your Sitecore solution but should also use Glass Mapper, you can't use the same static context. This blog post describes how you can create different contextes for different concerns.

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Categories  Configuration  Modules Tags  Glass Mapper  Context

Dependency Injection sets you free from Conditional Statements

By Dawid Dworak on 10. September 2014, No comments

Conditional statements have been present to developers for nearly as long as the programming itself. Unfortunately in the world of OOP they are very often abused even by most exceptional developers and thus increase complexity of created applications. There are number of campaigns all over the world that raise awareness of effective use of software design principles and practices first of all by removing bad IFs and replacing them with alternative constructs. Dependency Injection make it possible to enhance the maintainability of code and let developers stay away from overwhelming amount of conditional statements.

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Enable Multi-level Site Property Inheritance

By Pascal Mathys on 8. August 2014, 2 Comments

Sitecore supports site property inheritance since ever. We work with so-called "base sites" which define most of the site configuration but don't serve as an actual site. Those sites inherit from the default "website" site provided by Sitecore.

With this configuration approach, we can simplify the configuration of actual sites because we can leave them as light-weight as possible and make setting changes easy as a breeze.

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Sichere Verbindung mit Sitecore und Microsoft Azure

By Reto Hugi on 13. May 2014, No comments

Mit dem Sitecore Azure Modul bietet Sitecore eine einfache Möglichkeit, mit wenigen Klicks Sitecore in die Microsoft Azure Cloud zu deployen. Dieser Beitrag erläutert, wie man für die Sitecore Site in Azure eine Verbindungsverschlüsselung (HTTPS) einrichtet.

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Sitecore Upload Watcher erweitern

By Meike Bornand on 10. April 2014, No comments

Ein Kunde hat auf seinem Auftritt eine grosse Anzahl PDF Dateien, die regelmässig aktualisiert werden müssen. Weil dies sehr viel Zeit in Anspruch nimmt, soll die Aktualisierung vereinfacht und möglichst weit automatisiert werden. Mit dem Sitecore Upload Watcher steht ein Tool zur Verfügung, welches die Grundfunktionalitäten des automatisierten Uploads abdeckt.

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