Category Archives: Information Technology

Sitecore EXM Send Multi-Language Automated Email Campaign Programmatically

To send automated email campaigns programmatically, we need to use Message Bus. To send multi-language email in Regular email campaign, as long as contact has been setup language in profile and the email campaign has also been enabled the multi-language, … Continue reading

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Sitecore SXA Date Filter Use Cases

Date Filter is one of Sitecore SXA search filter components. It allows user to narrow search results by item date field. Here are use cases I put together to use this single component without creating additional custom date filter. The … Continue reading

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Troubleshoot Contact Creation Issue in Sitecore

When creating contact in List Manager, you may face issues which block contact either been created or showing. Here are some scenarios of troubleshooting the issues. 1, Error occurred when adding a new contact When checking server logs, you may … Continue reading

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Setup SolrCloud with Zookeeper For Sitecore

Apache Solr includes the ability to set up a cluster of Solr servers that combines fault tolerance and high availability called SolrCloud, these capabilities provide distributed indexing and search capabilities. SolrCloud is flexible distributed search and indexing, without a master node … Continue reading

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Sitecore DevOps A-B-C

Back 2 years ago, I had a post Sitecore DevOps 1-2-3. It was mainly based on TFS source control. Now Git repositories becomes more popular and easy adopted from Azure DevOps. I have worked on several projects based on Azure … Continue reading

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Unable to Update Template Standard Values

When updating template “__Standard Values”, I got issue not be able to update unchecked checkbox, unselected droplink/droplist, even empty single-line text box through TDS update package. After checking the synced serialized item in TDS project, it showed the fields were … Continue reading

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Sitecore 9 Installation Error – SQL Server Data-Tier Application Framework

During Sitecore 9 installation, no matter standalone or distributed topology, if you see the error like this below, it is mainly related to SQL Server Data-Tier Application Framework (DACFx). First, make sure you have installed “MS SQL Server Data-Tier Application Framework … Continue reading

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Sitecore 9 Installation – Distributed

If you have experience on Sitecore 9 installation with standalone instance, the prerequisite of a distributed environment is pretty much similar. You can refer Sitecore 9 Installtion – Standalone for the instruction of Solr, SQL Server and other prerequisites installation. The main … Continue reading

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Sitecore 9 Installation – Standalone

Here is a step by step guide of Sitecore 9 on-premise installation as a standalone instance. It is mostly for local workstation and integrated development environment. Key points of this installation: Topology: XP0 Solr is installed by default. It serves both … Continue reading

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Sitecore CMS-Only Mode and Submit Queue

Prior to version 9, Sitecore use MongoDb to store analytics data. If you don’t need analytics features and don’t want to maintain MongoDb,  you may like to configure Sitecore as CMS-only mode. Based on Sitecore document, it is pretty straightforward. … Continue reading

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