Probably all of you always wanted to have very quickly a clean installation of Sitecore with all services and databases up and running, but you know that it always takes a lot of time… Now it is possible to have it up and running in minutes thanks to Docker. After a lot of searching and trying we finally created the docker solution that works with the latest Sitecore update 9.0.2 (rev. 180604). Weiterlesen
This post aims to give you a jumpstart into the world of Sitecore and Application Insights, because it really adds a big value to your toolbox. Weiterlesen
Probably most of you want to have some custom views for displaying your items in a bucket folder.
In order to have your own bucket template views you have to override the Sitecore 9 implementation of „Sitecore.Buckets.Pipelines.UI.FillItem.FillItemProcessor“. (mehr …)
As you already know Sitecore 9 is Microsoft Azure compatible, but when it comes to Azure Search than it has many limitations. One of those limitations is Azure Search highlighting, Azure Search Suggestions and some others…
On one of our projects we had to provide suggestions with the search. After some investigations we decided to build it on our own, instead to wait and see if it will come out with new versions of Sitecore.
The biggest problem was that Sitecore packages for Azure Search do not support building indexes with suggestions. In order to build an Azure Index with Suggester we have made a workaround and extended the Sitecore implementation of IndexDefinitionJsonConverter. (mehr …)
Today I like to show you how Docker can be a really good companion for a Sitecore developer. As strange as this may sound but I am developing Sitecore on a Mac with Windows running in a VM. This has to do with my history as Mac guy and my difficulties to adapt to the Windows system’s behaviour. I was searching for ways to save as much ressources on my VM as possible and to make my development environment as flexible as possible and in time I became aware of Docker.
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.
The situation One of our clients reported recently, that the content managers started to be affected by a situation, where they were… not able to fully load the Sitecore Experience Editor anymore (stuck with the spinning loading-icon) and also weren’t … Weiterlesen
Sometimes it can be necessary to set certain HTTP headers to increase the security of your Sitecore site. Many customers of us have requested such a feature and therefore we implemented this functionality where a site admin can set various HTTP headers … Weiterlesen