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

provider · tools

How to enable Grayscale feature on Sitecore XP 8

My colleagues were playing with Sitecore built-in Grayscale feature on Sitecore CMS 7.2 by simply adding a media query parameter gray=1 to a media URL. However, I cannot play with it like that on Sitecore XP 8.2 Update 3 by default. What’s wrong? Using Sitecore Admin tool Show Config (/sitecore/admin/showconfig.aspx), I’m able to see GrayscaleProcessor is still available, it… Continue reading How to enable Grayscale feature on Sitecore XP 8

tools · utilities

My favourite utilities / tools for Sitecore development

The first one I want to introduce is Sitecore Instance Manager (SIM). It’s very helpful for me to set up fresh Sitecore instances at my local quickly, to edit hosts file easily via Hosts Editor. Github: it’s an open source tool for managing the local park of Sitecore instances. You can install, locate, maintain, reinstall or… Continue reading My favourite utilities / tools for Sitecore development

cms · tools

A Simple Content Audit Tool For Sitecore

Someone wants you to develop a tool provides Sitecore users a simple UI to be able to remove unsupported Sitecore item language versions of a specific Sitecore site. The main purpose is to clean up databases and might be to improve Sitecore performance. Assumptions: simple UI (a new custom Sitecore admin page) support multi-site / multi-tenant Sitecore implementation there are… Continue reading A Simple Content Audit Tool For Sitecore