Category Archives: Sitecore

Sitecore poor Index Update performance linked to missing Index in the Links database

Suddenly my index updates took forever to finish. I mean, one index update would take 2 minutes. And I have a lot of index updates. A lot. UPDATE: 2022-01-19: Sitecore have suggested the same changes to the links database in … Continue reading

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Why Sitecore Composable DXP is great news for developers and consultants

Sitecore announced that they will embrace the Composable DXP approach. DXP is, according to Gartner: A digital experience platform (DXP) is an integrated set of core technologies that support the composition, management, delivery and optimization of contextualized digital experiences. Gartner … Continue reading

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Sitecore read from Custom Database

It is very easy to read from a custom database in your Sitecore code. STEP 1: ADD THE CONNECTIONSTRING TO CONNECTIONSTRINGS.CONFIG This is an example of a .config file that transforms the connection strings for existing Sitecore databases (like the … Continue reading

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Sitecore KeepLockAfterSave – Configuring Security Policies Per-Role Based

Now here is a nifty Sitecore trick. You have probably learned about the AutomaticLockOnSave feature that allows Sitecore to lock an item when it is saved. The feature is enabled or disabled using configuration setting (and can be negated with … Continue reading

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Sitecore ComputedIndexField extends your SOLR index

The Sitecore SOLR index is your quick access to Sitecore content. And you can extend this access by adding computed index fields. This is a way of enriching your searches with content that is not part of your Sitecore templates, … Continue reading

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Sitecore LinkField TargetItem is NULL – what’s wrong?

An ancient topic, that pops up once or twice every year. The TargetItem of Sitecore.Data.Links.LinkField returns NULL and you are CERTAIN that the item is published. What to do? CASE 1: THERE IS SECURITY SET ON THE TARGETITEM Items where … 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 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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