Tag Archives: Sitecore

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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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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Create Sitecore Role of Federated Experience Manager (FXM)

In my work, there is a need to assign users to a group with Sitecore FXM(Federated Experience Manager) access only. Naturaly we would like to create a role to be member of one or more existing Sitecore roles. Unfortunately there … Continue reading

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Create Image Link Field by extending SitecoreHelper for Sitecore MVC Rendering

In Sitecore, there is a General Link field type which allows user to create links of internal, media, external, anchor, mail, ext. The hyper link created is based on text. Now I have a requirement to insert an image and … Continue reading

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How To Configure Solr Master-Slave Replication

Here is a preferred Solr index replication design. It distributes complete copies of a master index to 1 or2 slave servers. The master server continues to manage updates to the index. All querying is handled by the slaves. This division … Continue reading

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Configure Sitecore Content Delivery Servers in a Scaling Environment

Files to enable or disable to configure a content delivery server Follow the Sitecore document to enable and disable the configuration files. Sitecore Documentation – Configure a content delivery server Some different settings are documented below: File: App_Config\Include\ScalabilitySettings.config  Find section: … Continue reading

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Installation and Configuration of Solr for Sitecore 8

The installation and configuration of the Solr Provider for Sitecore 8 is not yet documented in Sitecore SDN. With help from Sitecore’s support team, I got everything ironed out. This document describes the installation of Solr and how to configure Solr … Continue reading

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