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 · 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

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

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

cms · processor · storage

Storing Sitecore media assets on the file system and how to get synced at your machine

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 (another one is Microsoft Web Deployment tool). However, it might be an initiative of your own approach. Assumptions Storing Sitecore Media Assets on the File System Using Microsoft Sync Framework… Continue reading Storing Sitecore media assets on the file system and how to get synced at your machine

cms

How to make Sitecore store media as database records completely

By default, Sitecore stores media assets in binary format in the database. We just need to make sure 02 Sitecore settings (normally they’re in \App_Config\Sitecore.config) as-are via /sitecore/admin/ShowConfig.aspx: Media.UploadAsFiles = false Media.DisableFileMedia = false However, it is NOT working as expected. Users will upload media as files rather than database records if they check Upload as files… Continue reading How to make Sitecore store media as database records completely