Sitecore

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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Is Boost the secret of Sitecore performance?

I have been doing quite a bit of performance testing lately. I promised Nathaneal Mann a while back that I would include Sitecore Boost while testing performance. Nat has done a lot of work around performance and he has put together Sitecore Boost. Its fairly simple to install and you can find all the information […]

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SQL Server PowerShell to Backup or Run Jobs using Octopus Deploy

Recently I had to re-tool our Continuous Integration and Deployment environments due to a Sitecore Helix based solution. As part of that process I ended up using Octopus Deploy for the first time and I love it. I do not know how I did not use it before. I will have an upcoming blog post […]

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Bring it on! – The battle rages between Simple Injector and Microsoft DI in Sitecore Performance Testing land far far away!

Sitecore 8.2 was released with Microsoft Dependency Injection and with the recent release of Sitecore 8.2.1 it was finally time for me to do what I have been promising. I wanted to take an existing solution which was on production using Simple Injector (My Favorite framework), test it again the same solution but with Microsoft DI. […]

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Helix and the re-tooling of your Continuous Integration and Deployments

“Helix is a set of overall design principles and conventions for Sitecore development.” Like other architectures and design principles, Helix also has pros and cons. You might hear “saves the developer from having to create these modules from scratch” or “improve the efficiency of your projects, reduce costs and time to market”. Great right? Not […]

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Finally, with one great big Gulp, I conquered Sitecore Helix!

“Helix is a set of overall design principles and conventions for Sitecore development. Habitat is a real Sitecore project implemented on the Sitecore Experience Platform using Helix.” – Please ingrain this in your brain. It helps to download the source for Habitat as a reference, because you are going to need it and need it you […]

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Unofficial Sitecore 8 Training Webinar Series – Session 9

Agenda – Presented by Amanda Shiga Data enrichment and personalization Getting started: the importance of xDB data enrichment Building your strategy: types of personalization in Sitecore and how/when to apply them Keeping personalization manageable for marketing ops and website performance Measuring success: how to determine if personalization is making a difference Useful extensions: some helpful approaches to […]

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Unofficial Sitecore 8 Training Webinar Series – Session 8

Agenda – Presented by Jason St-Cyr Continuous Integration and Deployment  Continuous Everything: Improvement, Integration, Testing, Delivery, Deployment Continuous Integration: The Dirty Details Continuous Testing: The test team in the deployment pipeline Production Deployments: The Big Bad Wolf Demo on setting up a simple CI setup (participants are encouraged to follow along with the demo on their machines) […]

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Unofficial Sitecore 8 Training Webinar Series – Session 7

Agenda – Presented by Vasiliy Fomichev Best Practices Naming conventions Provide help to content authors Validation Datasources Scaling CD CM configs Media handling Caching Workflow Please register for Unofficial Sitecore 8 Training Webinar Series – Session 7 on December 8th, 2016 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8760359272621483523 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email […]

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