Author Archives: Wen Chen

Sitecore SPEAK: ProgressBar Event Trigger

In Sitecore SPEAK development, the ProgressBar control displays a horizontal bar. It can be specified a value between 0 and 100, and the control displays part of the bar in color to indicate the level of progress. How to update … Continue reading

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Sitecore Request Validation Configuration

This was an interesting experience and definitely I’d like to share the tricks learned during this website developed in Sitecore for one of our clients. This site was migrated from an existing one. Everything was fine in UAT/staging and ready … Continue reading

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Sitecore DevOps 1-2-3

DevOps is a hot topic in today’s software development along with Agile methodology. What does DevOps mean? The term DevOps is commonly considered a combination of the concepts of development and operations. It is used in IT to refer to … Continue reading

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Build a Sitecore Module With External Big Data through Solr

Sitecore stores and manages content through Sitecore items. They are actually data saved in relational SQL Sever database. Normally the content managed in Sitecore are better created as Sitecore items. But in today’s enterprise ecosystem, many external data cannot be created into Sitecore … Continue reading

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A trick to set up 301 url redirect in Sitecore

Recently I am working on a task to redirect whole bunch of page urls to a new location. I want to preserve all of the links from search engines. So I need to make sure that the old links give … Continue reading

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An Issue found in Sitecore User Profile Storage

Recently one of our content authors started to get error like this very frequently. “Length of LOB data (65608) to be replicated exceeds configured maximum 65536. Use the stored procedure sp_configure to increase the configured maximum value for max text … Continue reading

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Make ReactJS work in Sitecore Environment

  In today’s front end landscape, the JavaScript technology is playing a very important role in UI and UX.   It is changing very quick and new technology is coming out every month. Currently you probably know the two most popular JS … Continue reading

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Create Custom Pipeline Processor for Queryable Source of Sitecore Rendering Parameter Template Field

When defining the lookup source of Droplink or Treelist in a Sitecore template, It is very straightforward to use Sitecore query to specify the root path and template Id/name in a regular standard template. For example: query:./ancestor-or-self::*[@@templatename=’MyTemplate’] But it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Understand the Operation Impacts of Multisites on Single Sitecore Instance

Sitecore license is instance based. In a scaling enterprise environment with DR and HA capability, normally there are multiple CM, CD and Processing servers cross data centres, either active or hot standby(passive mode).  We must license each Sitecore instance in … Continue reading

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Work with Sitecore Service Client Security in Development Environment

Sitecore.Services.Client (SSC) was introduced from Sitecore 7.5. It provides framework and scaffolding to help us create Web API based rest services in Sitecore no difference to regular ASP.NET Web API. It is very useful when directly calling from server side or client-side … Continue reading

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