Author Archives: briancaos

About briancaos

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

Sitecore how to configure SSL (HTTPS) in your Sitecore config files

SSL and HTTPS have been the hot topic since Google began to use HTTPS as a signal in their search rankings. Fortunately, Sitecore really does not care if it runs in HTTP or HTTPS, so most of the configurations are … Continue reading

Posted in Sitecore 6, Sitecore 7, Sitecore 8 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Sitecore Hiding items: Clean up the cluttered content tree

As a followup to a question from Derek Dysart on my previous post, How to make the experience editor a great experience for your editors I will explain how you can clean up the Sitecore content tree by hiding system items. A … Continue reading

Posted in Sitecore 6, Sitecore 7, Sitecore 8 | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Sitecore how to make the experience editor a great experience for your editors

In Sitecore it is very easy to toss in a few renderings on a page, set the renderings flag to “editable”, and voila, the page is editable using the Sitecore Experience Editor. But that kind of laziness often ends up … Continue reading

Posted in Sitecore 7, Sitecore 8 | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Sitecore Failed to update profile pattern

My Sitecore CD servers logged the following errors 2-3 times per minute: 7760 11:10:46 ERROR Failed to update profile pattern Exception: System.ArgumentNullException Message: Value cannot be null. Parameter name: item Source: Sitecore.Kernel at Sitecore.Diagnostics.Assert.ArgumentNotNull(Object argument, String argumentName) at Sitecore.Analytics.Data.Items.ItemRecords`1.<GetDescendants>d__8.MoveNext() at … Continue reading

Posted in Sitecore 8 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Get Sitecore System Info

Would you like to know the System Info of your current Sitecore instance: It’s fairly easy. I created an SysInfo.aspx page and dumped in into the /sitecore modules/shell folder. The page is now available on the URL <yourwebsite>/sitecore modules/shell/sysinfo.aspx. The … Continue reading

Posted in c#, General .NET, Sitecore 5, Sitecore 6, Sitecore 7, Sitecore 8 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Sitecore MongoDB – What do we know about a contact?

The Sitecore Analytics can be somewhat of a black box. All we know is that Sitecore stores everything about a site visitor in a Contact object and stuffs it into MongoDB when the visitor session expires. A while ago my … Continue reading

Posted in Sitecore 8 | Leave a comment

Send email via SparkPost and C#

SparkPost is yet another email service. It is easy to work with, seems robust, and it will be fairly easy on your client’s budget, as you get 100.000 emails per month for free (as per jan 2017). A SparkPost email … Continue reading

Posted in c#, General .NET | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Sitecore custom cache that is cleared on publish

In this article I will demonstrate how to create a custom Sitecore cache and how to ensure that it is cleared when you publish. First I will create the simplest custom cache available: The cache is instantiated with a name, … Continue reading

Posted in c#, General .NET, Sitecore 6, Sitecore 7, Sitecore 8 | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sitecore General error when submitting contact – Another contact with the same identifier already exists

In Sitecore when creating your own contacts you can get the following exception: 10604 10:16:27 ERROR General error when submitting contact. Exception: System.InvalidOperationException Message: Another contact with the same identifier already exists. Source: Sitecore.Analytics.MongoDB at Sitecore.Analytics.Data.DataAccess.MongoDb.MongoDbDataAdapterProvider.SaveContactWithIdentifier(IContact contact, ContactSaveOptions saveOptions) at … Continue reading

Posted in .net, c#, General .NET, Sitecore 8 | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sitecore Scheduled Tasks – Run on certain server instance

If you would like certain Sitecore Scheduled Tasks run on a certain server instance (your CM server for example) the approach is pretty simple. First, create a new folder under /sitecore/system/Tasks. I have a new folder called “CMSchedules“. Place your Scheduled … Continue reading

Posted in Sitecore 5, Sitecore 6, Sitecore 7, Sitecore 8 | Tagged , | 3 Comments