Category Archives: Sitecore

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 remove “Job started” and “Job ended” from log files

In large Sitecore installations with many background tasks you will find the following log lines over and over again: ManagedPoolThread #1 10:26:05 INFO Job started: xxxxx ManagedPoolThread #5 10:26:05 INFO Job ended: xxxxx (units processed: ) This is the Sitecore … Continue reading

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Create Sitecore items using PowerShell

You can use the Sitecore PowerShell Extensions for many trivial tasks. This script creates a “components” folder below all items from a root item: This script was created by my colleague Adam Honore, when I realized that I had forgot … Continue reading

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So we are doing Sitecore MVP announcements now, are we?

Yes, again Sitecore thought that my rants about contacts, experience editor, SOLR, and other Sitecore related topics, are good enough to be awarded with the Sitecore MVP title. My first award was given back in 2010. Back then, the Sitecore MVP … Continue reading

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Sitecore Scheduled Task – Schedule time format and other quirks

The Sitecore task runner, usually called Scheduled Tasks, is a simple way of executing code with intervals. You configure scheduled tasks in Sitecore, at /sitecore/system/Tasks/Schedules: The quirkiest configuration setting is the “Schedule” field, which is a pipe separated string determining when … 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 Advanced Configuration in .config files

Sitecore allows you to create configuration sections in /configuration/sitecore/ that consists of hierarchies of configurations including lists, and it will even help you serialize the configuration to object instances. Observe the following real life example of a configuration I created to … Continue reading

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Sitecore SVG files

In Sitecore 8.1, there is a tiny but annoying glitch in the matrix, where SVG files are not allowed in the Media Library. But do not worry, the fix is easy. Go to your /App_Config/Sitecore.config, find the /sitecore/mediaLibrary/mediaTypes/mediaType section, and add … Continue reading

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Sitecore sublayout caching vary by cookie

In Sitecore you can control the caching of your sublayouts in many different ways. Checking the “Cacheable” box allows you you vary the cache by data (data source), device, login (anonymous users have a different cached version from named users), … Continue reading

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Sitecore Virtual Users – authenticate users from external systems

One of the very old Sitecore features popped up yesterday. My team and I are working on moving our 550.000+ users from the .NET Membership Provider to an external system, possibly .NET Identity. .NET Identity will authorize the users, but we … Continue reading

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