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

development · framework

My simple Sitecore development framework – Version 1.3

As you all know, Sitecore 8.2 Update 3 has been released recently. It makes my simple framework out of update now so I need to update it soon. Besides, I want to verify how easy the Sitecore upgrade is with my simple one. By the way, I add some interesting functions as well. As a result, the version 1.3 is released:… Continue reading My simple Sitecore development framework – Version 1.3

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. However, it might be an initiative of your own approach. Assumptions Storing Sitecore Media Assets on the File System Using Microsoft Sync Framework 2.1 to synchronize data Creating a Sitecore custom… Continue reading Storing Sitecore media assets on the file system and how to get synced at your machine

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

build · deployment

An approach for automating Sitecore deployments with TeamCity at your machine

This post is a summary of my workshop at the company. However, it might be an initiative of your own approach for automating Sitecore deployments with TeamCity. Applying build and integration of Sitecore Helix Using XML Transforms to support multiple build configurations Using Unicorn – a Sitecore utility designed to simplify deployment of Sitecore items across environments automatically Dedicating… Continue reading An approach for automating Sitecore deployments with TeamCity at your machine

build · deployment

Workshop – Automating Sitecore deployments with TeamCity at your machine (Part 2)

This post is used for my workshop at the company. However, it might be an initiative of your own approach for automating Sitecore deployments with Teamcity. (Note: the summary is here) Setup Prerequisites Complete Part 1 What are we gonna do in Part 2? We will fulfill the value of all the configuration parameters so that the… Continue reading Workshop – Automating Sitecore deployments with TeamCity at your machine (Part 2)