enhancement · module

Report viewer restriction on Sitecore Experience Analytics Dashboard

It seems that we cannot prevent someone to view the analytic report of a specific website on Sitecore Experience Analytics Dashboard in case he has access right for it (normally, his Sitecore role is sitecore\Analytics Reporting). Per my investigation, we can try to solve it by adding an additional logic to this file \sitecore\shell\client\Applications\ExperienceAnalytics\Common\Layouts\Renderings\SubsiteFilter.cshtml which handles Subsite combobox… Continue reading Report viewer restriction on Sitecore Experience Analytics Dashboard

deployment

Playing with Sitecore 8 and Web Deploy

This post is to present an approach for storing Sitecore media assets on the file system and how to get synced between CA and CD at your machine by using Microsoft Web Deployment tool, the reference: 3.4.2 Web Deployment 4.12 How to: Configure Web Deployment Assumptions Storing Sitecore Media Assets on the File System Using Web… Continue reading Playing with Sitecore 8 and Web Deploy

development

My common checklist for Sitecore v8 Development

I notice that there is something which I should do in my Sitecore projects. That’s why I want to write it down as a common checklist for Sitecore development so that I can share it with everyone. Please give me a hand by dropping a comment if there is something wrong or missing. If this… Continue reading My common checklist for Sitecore v8 Development

Workaround

Sitecore Publishing Service 2.0 Update 1 does NOT clear down items in the targets

Recently, we have upgraded a Sitecore instance successfully from Sitecore 8.1 Update 3 to Sitecore 8.2 Update 4. We have switched to use “new” Sitecore Publish – Sitecore Publishing Service 2.0 Update 1 as well. Everything looks good. However, there is a problem about clearing down items in the targets. It does NOT work as expected… Continue reading Sitecore Publishing Service 2.0 Update 1 does NOT clear down items in the targets

development · framework

My simple Sitecore development framework – Version 1.6

I’m happy with the positive feedback on my own Sitecore modules such as: Image Coordinate Picker (new version 1.1) Custom Icons Injector Media Public URL Picker Therefore, I long to integrate the Sitecore modules above to my simple framework. Also, there would be a nice enhancement: creating new Visual Studio Project templates so that we… Continue reading My simple Sitecore development framework – Version 1.6

enhancement

Using Editor friendly names in Sitecore

The content editors are not programmers. Thinking like a content editor will make for a great CMS experience. Programmers will use DisplayTitle, BrowserTitle, StoreName, etc for field and item names. They should be editor friendly names such as Display Title, Browser Title, Store Name. The difference is small but it makes a difference to Editors expectations… Continue reading Using Editor friendly names in Sitecore

tools · utilities

How to restart Sitecore server via Sitecore user interface

A few years ago, I had a chance to work with Sitecore CMS version 6.6 and had to restart Sitecore server several times without IIS access to kill the publish process (it run forever sometimes). I suppose that I may do it again with Sitecore version 7.X and Sitecore version 8.X for some reasons as well.… Continue reading How to restart Sitecore server via Sitecore user interface