Year: 2015

Mass data processing with Rules and Actions - The Sitecore Rule Processor Module

One of the most laborious things in any CMS, not different in Sitecore, is the mass processing and transformation of data. It’s specially remarkable when you spend a day or two doing manual selection and edition of individual items for any reason. First time I felt that it was

Posted in Actions, Rules, Sitecore Rule Processor

Avoiding IIS Restarts in a separated code environment, now with Sitecore Rocks

This post is to bring some recent experiences from my last projects, as a continuation of my post “Avoiding IIS restarts with Robocopy in a Post Build event“. At that time I was proposing a post-building event triggering robocopy, which did the trick for that particular

Posted in Architecture, Sitecore Rocks, Visual Studio

Advanced display of SVG Images in Sitecore

SVG Images are basically vector images (coordinates, objects and properties) with data that can be manipulated with CSS styling – check out this article for details on how that works. In short, to take advantage of CSS styling over SVG files, you must throw the XML

Posted in Architecture, Experience Editor, Front-end, Uncategorized

Using Rules to replace spaces by dashes in Sitecore 7.5 in 3 simple steps

In this article I show how to use rules to rename items so, every time an item is saved, spaces gets replaced by dashes. Advantage of using rules is that you can visually setup different kind of conditions, without having to hardcode

Posted in Actions, Development, Rules

Visual Studio Solution at Sitecore Projects - Avoiding IIS restarts with Robocopy in a Post Build event

As very well described by Sean Kearney at this great post, there are two ways to setup a Sitecore solution on Visual Studio for development: 1) Your solution, and code, is fully immersed in the Sitecore web site; 2) Your solution, and code,

Posted in Development, Visual Studio

Best way to setup Active Directory Module in a Sitecore Solution

Connecting Sitecore with an LDAP Server is pretty easy with Sitecore’s Active Directory Module. Setting up the module is not hard, but if you follow the official documentation you’ll end up updating a lot of your Web.config file, which may be a problem for

Posted in Active Directory, Architecture, Development, LDAP, Sitecore Modules

Sitecore 7.5 and MongoDB through different environments

Jan Löwgren, another Sitecore Consultant, in response to my post “Sitecore Environments for Dev, QA, UAT and Production” said It would be interesting to elaborate on how to handle MongoDB though different environments. In the project I am currently working the team was

Posted in Continuous Integration, Environments, TDS, Team City

How would you do it: 2 levels menu

One of our clients has a development team that will take over the project as soon as we finish our part. They have great developers with no Sitecore experience, and some of their questions are pretty valuable for those starting in the

Posted in Architecture, Development, How To Tagged with: , ,

Sitecore Environments for Dev, QA, UAT and Production

Background Some time ago I found this Stack Overflow question discussing multiple aspects of serving a Sitecore solution during different phases of a project life cycle. The question was pretty old but still the only answer was not as good as I know

Posted in Continuous Integration, Environments, TDS, Team City Tagged with: , , , ,
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