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. 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 class so that we can have a chance to… Continue reading How to inject the custom icons to Sitecore 8

development · framework

My simple Sitecore development framework – Version 1.4

I long to add some interesting ones below to my simple framework. As a result, the version 1.4 is released: integrating Custom Field – Image Coordinate Picker module which is available on Sitecore Marketplace adding Sitemap feature integrating Sitecore Developer Toolbox module which is available on Sitecore Marketplace adding Bundling and Minification feature adding Language Injector feature Assumption… Continue reading My simple Sitecore development framework – Version 1.4

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

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

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