How to create a simple SXA component


SXA contains the Toolbox feature, which provides Authors the possibility to drag and drop several components in order to add it to pages in the Experience Editor. You can also create a custom component and use it in the Toolbox like … Weiterlesen

Sitecore Usergroup Deutschland-Treffen in Nürnberg vom 08.11.2018


Das 12. Treffen der Sitecore Usergroup Deutschland (SUGDE) seit deren Gründung in 2015 fand in der gut ausgewählten Location „Design Offices Nürnberg“ statt, welches unmittelbar nahe dem Hauptbahnhof und der schönen Altstadt liegt. Schon am Abend davor berichteten Jana und … Weiterlesen

Uniquely identify your dynamic placeholders in Sitecore 9

Sitecore 9 introduced the dynamic placeholder feature. Please follow the official documentation for more information about when and how to use it.

The problem with the default dynamic placeholders

At first glance, the new dynamic placeholders look very straightforward. Basically, we provide an integer which is the amount of placeholders that should be rendered. Additionally, we can define the seed which indicates the starting value that is used for key generation (see example below). Also the markup customization possibilities are quite nice. However, when I used it in a project I ran into a problem that made me realize that the simple mechanism comes with a huge downside.

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Dependency Injection with Autofac

Dependencies Injection is a pattern which could be very helpful to create a maintainable and a less complex code. It is a form of IoC (Inversion of Control). The aim of this pattern is to give away the responsibility to instance some objects within own code. That means we don’t need to take care of, how, when and where we create an instance of an object. Also you have the possibility to mock up the interfaces and services in order to create unit tests. If you once understand it, you will never want to code without it again.

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How to handle Events in Sitecore

Sitecore provides many ways to integrate own logic while executing specific actions. One of those ways is event handler.

1. Default Event Handler

Sitecore have per default some events which are defined in Sitecore.config configuration file.

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Add Export to File Functionality in Sitecore’s Search Options

This blog post is based on the Article Add Export to File Functionality in Sitecore’s Search Options by Dean Mark Soriano.

To follow this guidance as well as possible it is required that you have already completed the steps from this blog post:


Now we want to export the result list into an excel file.

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Customizing RTE functions according to user/role

In many cases, the customer want that some functionality in RTE are not accessible for some authors and accessible to the other. For safety reasons for example, it’s necessary to allow the Webmaster only the ability to insert links within rich text editor or to add images. In Sitecore it is possible and pretty easy to set access rights for some roles or users to read, write or edit some fields within a component.
In this article we will take a look how we could configure a rich text editor, the way that the role „User/Author“ will not be able to use the button „Insert Link“ while the Webmaster is allowed to use the „Insert Link“ button.

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