Author Archives: briancaos

About briancaos

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

In Sitecore 9, the ProxyDisabler have been retired completely

Sitecore have finally retired the ProxyDisabler in Sitecore 9. Proxy items were the early version of item cloning and were deprecated in Sitecore 6. And now the ProxyDisabler have been removed. There are no replacement. All you need to do … Continue reading

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Sitecore 9 Tracker.Current.Session.Identify is replaced with Tracker.Current.Session.IdentifyAs

In Sitecore 9, Sitecore have decided to change how you identify named users, i.e. how you match a Contact with a user that is logged into your website. The  Tracker.Current.Session.Identify method is obsolete. It has been replaced with Tracker.Current.Session.IdentifyAs: The IdentifyAs() … Continue reading

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Sitecore Paging SOLR Responses

When querying Sitecore items from the SOLR index, you do not need to get all items in one go. In fact, the default SOLR implementation will stop at 5000 returned items, so for large queries, you need to use the … Continue reading

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Sitecore publish:end and publish:end:remote

In Sitecore, you have several ways of executing code after a publish. The publish:end and publish:end:remote events are the 2 most obvious choices. There is a little confusion as to when in the publish pipeline these events are fired. In … Continue reading

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Sitecore replace spaces with dashes in URL’s

In Sitecore, there is an easy of avoiding the %20 signs in your URL’s. To clarify: If you have an item with a space in the name, the space will appear in the URL as a %20 sign. For example, … Continue reading

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Using C# HttpClient from Sync and Async code

The .NEt 4.5 C# System.Net.Http.HttpClient() is a very nice http client implementation, but can be tricky to use if you (like me) are not a trained asynchronous programming coder. So here is a quick cheat sheet on how to work … Continue reading

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Sitecore Postbacks not working? Contents not updated on button click? Try removing caching from your rendering

This is a classic Sitecore blunder – suddenly postbacks or button clicks have no effect, as if the web site no longer are connected to your webforms codebehind or the MVC renderings. And you have not changed any code. But … Continue reading

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Sitecore SOLR error: Invalid Date in Date Math String

There seems to be an issue with certain combinations of Sitecore, SOLR and the local machine datetime settings. This is the error: ManagedPoolThread #11 12:20:50 INFO Job started: Index_Update_IndexName=sitecore_master_index ManagedPoolThread #11 12:20:50 ERROR Exception Exception: System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException Message: Exception has been … Continue reading

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Sitecore separate users from CORE database – move membership provider to separate database

Since Sitecore 6, Sitecore have had the .NET membership tables in the CORE database. And since every instance of Sitecore needs access to the CORE database, it might seem as a good place to store them. But separating the users … Continue reading

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