Author Archives: briancaos

About briancaos

Developer at Pentia A/S since 2003. Have developed Web Applications using Sitecore Since Sitecore 4.1.

c# Async fire and forget

Often in application development you want a process to call another thread and continue the process flow, without waiting for a response from the called thread. This pattern is called the “fire and forget” pattern. I myself are oblivious to … Continue reading

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Sitecore check access and roles programatically

The Sitecore security model have changed over time, but the general API to check security access and roles have been stable for many many years. CHECK IF USER HAS ACCESS TO AN ITEM: To check if a user have access … Continue reading

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Sitecore 9 Caching – Sitecore.Caching.CacheManager.GetAllCaches() changed from Sitecore 8

With the increased use of dependency injection, in Sitecore, some classes do no longer return concrete classes, but interfaces instead. You therefore need to change your code, if you use the Sitecore.Caching.CacheManager. The Sitecore.Caching.Cache class is retired and have been replaced … Continue reading

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Solr delete document using UI and querystring

How do you delete a document from Solr? You can use query string parameters to do the delete: https://%5Bserver%5D:8983/solr/%5Bcore%5D/update?commit=true&stream.body=<delete><query>%5Bquery%5D</query></delete&gt; server: The name of your Solr server core: The name of the Solr core (the Solr index) to delete from query: … Continue reading

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Sitecore 9 Dependency Injection – Extend the Sitecore Logging

With the extended use of Dependency Injection (DI) in Sitecore 9, you have yet another tool to extend the Sitecore functionality. With DI you can basically replace or extend standard Sitecore functionality with your own code. Dependency Injection is not a … Continue reading

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Sitecore The “placeholder” placeholder was not rendered in the “page” item

Do you get this error in Sitecore 9? 9952 2018:10:23 12:56:42 WARN The “xxxxx” placeholder was not rendered in the “xxxxx” item ({00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}) rendering context. Possible causes:​ 1) Rendering markup was taken from HTML cache, thus no rendering process took … Continue reading

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Sitecore 8.2 changed maxInvalidPasswordAttempts from 256 to 5

I noticed that some of my users got locked out of my solution after I upgraded from Sitecore 8.0 to Sitecore 9.0. That’s because Sitecore have decided to change the default value of the membership maxInvalidPasswordAttempts property from 256 attempts to … Continue reading

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Using Notepad++ to mask email address for GDPR reasons

With the new GDPR rules enforced in Europe, shipping log files containing personal information (including email addresses) to 3rd parties are a no-go. Unless you have a signed controller/processor agreement of course, which no one has, as this gives them legal … Continue reading

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Sitecore find Unused Sublayouts

Long lived Sitecore solutions tend to build up unused renderings and sublayouts as design, features and functions evolve. Finding those unused sublayouts it not just a matter of checking the Sitecore Link Database for sublayouts with no references because: You will … Continue reading

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Sitecore find unused templates

Long lived Sitecore projects tend to build up dead templates and renderings as design, features and functions evolve. Finding those unused templates is not always just a matter of checking the Sitecore link database for templates with no references because: … Continue reading

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