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

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

cms · enhancement

How to inject the custom icons to Sitecore 8

Someone wants to inject their own icons to Sitecore 8 so that they will be able to change the icon of Sitecore items later inside Sitecore (please click here to get how to configure item icons). It’s something like this: The Reference Modifying \sitecore\shell\Applications\Content Manager\Dialogs\Set Icon\Set Icon.xml which handles Change Icon dialog of Sitecore: replace CodeBeside to the new… Continue reading How to inject the custom icons to Sitecore 8