Sitecore Multi-Site custom 500 error page

This post is an add on to my previous post Secure Sitecore : Why use a custom 500 error page? In this post I will go through how you can get a multi-site custom 500 error page in a Sitecore solution. This would mean that each site in your Sitecore instance can have it’s individualized custom […]

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Sitecore Scheduling with SiteCron 2.1.6

SiteCron has been around for a while now and I have used it on production systems for the past two years. I use it for triggering Sitemap file generation, PowerShell scripts for data syncs with external API and maintenance tasks. Shout out to Mike Edwards for fixing the OnItemSaved handler. SiteCron NuGet Link: https://www.nuget.org/packages/SiteCron SiteCron GitHub […]

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Sitecore 8.2+ Multi-site Shared Placeholders and Cascade Renderings

This post is based on setting up the home item (or another item) with the needed presentation and letting it cascade to all the pages under it in a multi-site Sitecore solution. At first, we tried using the cascade renderings which works great but at some point it becomes hard to manage with each rendering […]

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TIHIDI: Deploy a Sitecore application via Octopus Deploy

I have only been working with Octopus Deploy for a year but its one of my favorite tools. We depend on it for our end to end 100% automated deployments to all of our environments. The trick is to set it up properly in the first place. I was able to get some guidance from […]

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SiteCron 2.1.3 Released!

SiteCron 2.1.3 has been released to GitHub & NuGet. I use this module on my projects quite a bit and I have been meaning to release an upgrade for the longest time. Whats new? Well, here is a short list: Upgrade of Quartz.net Included a Disabled Flag Included an ArchiveOnExecution Flag Upgrade references for Sitecore […]

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TIHIDI: Continuous Integration for a Sitecore solution – Engage!

This blog post will go through how I setup my solution in a Continuous Integration environment. A true Continuous Integration and Delivery environment would need very little human intervention. The Continuous Integration setup should trigger a build for each check-in and deployed to the Dev environment by default. Deployment to other environments should be on […]

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It’s going to be a rainbow and unicorns kind of day – Ride the Sitecore Unicorn on a rainbow!

Alright let’s address the elephant in the room! Kam Figy is not the creator of Unicorn, Kamruz Jaman is. This post is not mean to sing praises of Unicon or the Kams as we callz it. It is mainly to show how we use Unicorn to build our end to end deployment from a dev […]

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Sitecore Multi-site Multi-CDN implementation

Recently we have been going through a series of SEO tweaks based on recommendations from our SEO Expert. Several of them are very interesting to look into and the reasoning and how search engines rank sites based on that is amazing. One of those happens to be how we use a CDN. CDN stands for […]

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Don’t speak I know just what you’re saying – Sitecore SPEAK – Customize General Link with NoFollow Checkbox

I recently had to customize a General Link SPEAK dialog to add a NoFollow checkbox so that we can add a rel=”nofollow” on certain links on the site. At first, I was scared of SPEAK and I did not SPEAK yet! 😉 I will say that SPEAK could be easier thank it is and it […]

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Habi what-a-tat ? Create a Sitecore Helix solution from scratch using PowerShell

This post is all about creating a Helix based solution from scratch. Please watch the video for additional information and a demo of the script. I really discourage people from using Habitat as the base to create new solutions. Hopefully this script will help. Also refer to Marc Duiker’s Hands-on with Sitecore Helix: Anatomy of the […]

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