enhancement · module

How to mix renderings with sublayouts on a Sitecore MVC layout

One day, I asked my beloved Sitecore team: “Guys, what would we do when we have a Sitecore 8 project and it’s in Sitecore Webforms on the table? The client wants to revamp some parts on the current websites.” The feedback: it’s a good chance for us to slightly switch to Sitecore MVC implementation. We’re… Continue reading How to mix renderings with sublayouts on a Sitecore MVC layout

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

improvement · module

How to get public URL of a media item inside Sitecore

This one is to introduce an approach for getting public URL of a Sitecore media item inside Sitecore. As you all know in large setups the CM and CD are separated so it’s not always easy to know or guess what the public domain is especially for multisite setups. With user friendly public url, the user… Continue reading How to get public URL of a media item inside Sitecore

development · module

Pre-population Item Version module for Sitecore development

Someone wants you to develop a simple Sitecore module which supports to pre-populate Sitecore item versions so that he doesn’t have to enter bulk of data fields manually when a very first language version of a specific site is created (that guy is so lazy and so am I :D) Assumptions: the sites have >= 2 languages the module… Continue reading Pre-population Item Version module for Sitecore development

cms · field · module

Sitecore Custom Field – Image Coordinate Picker

Someone wants you to develop a Sitecore custom field which allows for the users to pick the image coordinate inside Sitecore. The main purpose is to render the hot spots correctly on Hero Image / Banner Image as are the ones are defined inside Sitecore. Assumptions: based on GOOGLE MAP LOCATION PICKER FIELD the hot spot items… Continue reading Sitecore Custom Field – Image Coordinate Picker

cms · installation · module

How to install a Sitecore package

Download the zip file (a Sitecore package) to your hard drive Log into Sitecore and install it Click to open the Launch Pad On the right, click to open the Desktop On the bottom-left of the Desktop, click the Sitecore icon Next, select Development Tools -> Installation Wizard In the installation wizard, click Upload package then click Browse…, navigate to and select the zip file, and… Continue reading How to install a Sitecore package