Category Archives: Sitecore 8

Sitecore use item:deleting event to avoid deletion of items

The Sitecore extendable model allows you to build business rules into your Sitecore solution. This is an example where I disallow deletion of certain items when a certain business rule is true. This pattern could be implemented using a field … Continue reading

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Sitecore and Application Insights – How to remove 90% of all log lines without sacrificing traceability

In this article I will explain how you can remove up to 90% of all log lines from the Application Insights log, but still keep every log line in the file log. All of this without loosing any important information. … Continue reading

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Sitecore use global and environment variables in config files

The Sitecore config files are a complex machine and it requires a healthy mind to work with it. Fortunately Sitecore have implemented a few tricks to ease our pain. This article focuses on 2 parts: global variable replacement and environment … Continue reading

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Sitecore Publish Items using the PublishManager

Sitecore have two entries to publishing: Create a new Publisher and call Publish() or PublishAsync() Use the Sitecore.Publishing.PublishManager You should use the PublishManager. Sitecore introduced the Publishing Service which is an optional external publisher that is much faster than the … Continue reading

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Sitecore publish certain items on save

My Sitecore solution have some items, where changes to certain fields are so critical that they need to be published immediately. So when my user presses the Save button, I will open a popup dialog, asking if I should publish … Continue reading

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Which of my old Sitecore posts are still valid in Sitecore 9?

I have been writing Sitecore blog posts since April 2006. The first ones were for Sitecore 4.2. Now, 13 years later, some of the old posts are still valid, while others are obsolete as the Sitecore API have changed. But … Continue reading

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Sitecore CTRL+S fires item:saving event twice

If you have ever tried to implement your own Sitecore item:saving or item:saved event handlers, or have tried to extend the SaveUI pipeline, you might have noticed that the events gets fired twice if you click [CTRL]+[S], but only once … Continue reading

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IdentityServer use IdentityModel to get user token and user info

Using IdentityServer have been made easier with the IdentityModel helper library. The library implements extension methods that maps the input and output to classes. GET ACCESS TOKEN: Use the PasswordTokenRequest and RequestPasswordTokenAsync to get the access token. replace your_domain, your_clientid … Continue reading

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Sitecore use Application Insights Metrics and Telemetry

Although Sitecore have an integration for Application Insights (which is part of Azure Monitor), you can implement the TelemetryClient yourself. This is useful if you wish to log Metrics or Trace your own code, without involving the complete Sitecore solution. … Continue reading

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Sitecore logging – Create new log file every day

Sitecore have since forever used Log4Net as it’s logging platform. Log4Net is nicely extensible and can be configured to log in many ways. As per default, Sitecore is configured to start writing to a new log file every time Sitecore … Continue reading

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