Category Archives: Sitecore 8

Sitecore contact cannot be loaded, code never responds

In Sitecore, it is possible to encounter a situation where the calls identifying or locking a contact never responds, but there is no errors returned. A call to identify: And a call to Load a contact: Can both take forever … Continue reading

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Sitecore Media Library integration with Azure CDN using origin pull

If your Sitecore website is heavy on content from the media library you can offload your Sitecore instances by allowing images to be retrieved from a Content Delivery Network (CDN). If you use Microsoft Azure, you do not need to … Continue reading

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Sitecore ContentSearch – Get items from SOLR or Lucene – A base class implementation

Reading items from Sitecore is pretty straight forward: And it is fast, unless you need to retrieve items from many paths, or need to retrieve every child of a certain base class. In these situations you resolve to using the … Continue reading

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Sitecore user:created event not fired on Membership.CreateUser

Sitecore have since 7.5’ish fired events each time you manipulate the users in the .NET Membership database: But I noticed that the user:created event was not fired. This is because I call the .NET Membership provider directly: This call to … Continue reading

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Sitecore ContentSearch Get Latest Version

The Sitecore ContentSearch API allows you to index content in either .NET Lucene or SOLR, dramatically speeding up retrieval of content, especially when querying items that are scattered across your content tree. Content retrieved from the ContentSearch API is not … Continue reading

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Sitecore Caching – Clear caches individually

The Sitecore caching engine is a simple yet powerful tool where Sitecore not only stores it’s own data for fast retrieval, but allows you to store your own data of any kind. Sitecore have a built in overview of the … Continue reading

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Sitecore and Feature Flags using LaunchDarkly

Feature flags are a software development best practice of gating functionality. Functionality can be deployed “off”, then turned on via the feature flag, separate from deployment. With feature flags, you can manage the entire lifecycle of a feature. Launchdarkly.com In … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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