Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Tip # 6 : Sitecore Tip of The Day!

Every Developer Should Use "Sitecore Developer Tool" Chrome Extension!


Sumith Parambat Damodaran from Sitecore would like to share a tip that every sitecore developer / user / marketer should have and use "Sitecore Developer Tool" chrome extension.



If you haven't still dirty your hands with it, then you should give a try. Go ahead and install it from https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/sitecore-developer-tool/cmbppbejihcnbngefandoljljdppnlda



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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Tip # 5 : Sitecore Tip of The Day!

Use Performance.config File for Better Performance in Sitecore


Many developers are unaware with this amazing tip shared by Brijesh Patel with Sitecore Tip of The Day!
The tough time for any Sitecore developer is when you are debugging your code and it takes sometime to get the control back to your debug window. There are lots of processes happening behind the scenes in Sitecore. You can minimize these background processes to gain better performance.



Today's tip is all about that. You should use Performance.config and Performance.Dev.config in your development box.

Kamsar has shared these config files at https://gist.github.com/kamsar/8c9efc80e72e6ada8304
Go ahead and download this file to gain better performance.

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Monday, 16 January 2017

Tip # 4 : Sitecore Tip of The Day!

Use Sitecore's TransferUserPasswords.aspx After Installing Sitecore User Package


Don't think about database level operations if you want to transfer Sitecore users from one instance to another instance. Instead use Sitecore's out of the box package feature to package users/roles and then use TransferUserPasswords.aspx page to set passwords back.



Download this utility from Sitecore Knowledge base at: https://kb.sitecore.net/articles/242631

It's good practice to keep it under admin folder and then access it like:
<hostname>/sitecore/admin/TransferUserPasswords.aspx


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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Tip # 3 : Sitecore Tip of The Day!

Use Sitecore Analytics Testing Tool For Geo-IP Testing!


I am using Sitecore Analytics Testing Tool  chrome extension for IP/Location based testing for my Sitecore websites. Derek Hunziker has created this cool extension having other Sitecore analytics testing features as well.




You can download it from chrome store at:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/sitecore-analytics-testin/pecalkbdlhhhcoenmcjnmhgnncnkdgak




You can feed different country profiles with IP address as per your desire.


Select desired profile and browse your website now to test your Sitecore personalization implementation.

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Tip # 2 : Sitecore Tip of The Day!

Let Sitecore Validate Item Name!


Many times we forget to use the cool ItemUtil API of Sitecore and write our own code do some tasks. One of such tasks is validating Sitecore item name while creating item on the fly (programmatically).

Sitecore's ItemUtil class will validate item name by replacing invalid characters (if any) in supplied item name.



Use below line of code for the same and you are good to go.
string validItemName = Sitecore.Data.Items.ItemUtil.ProposeValidItemName(itemName);


For example:
If your supplied itemName is "news@2017" then above line of code will take care of invalid characters and propose you valid item name by removing "@". Thus, it will return you "news2017" as a valid item name.

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Sitecore Tip of The Day!

Friends, Let's start our day with Sitecore Tip of The Day in 2017!

I hope you must be exploring at least one new thing about Sitecore in everyday of your Sitecore journey. This new thing could be anything which is existing since ages but you didn't get a chance to try or explore it.

In this new year 2017, Sitecore journey is taking initiative to spread such hidden gems through Sitecore Tip of The Day blog post.

The idea behind this blog post is to start our day with Sitecore Tip of The day! Every day you will see a new tip here. It could be known to you but could be unknown to someone else.




If you are interested in this concept and if you have any Sitecore Tip to share with community then you are most welcome. Please fill this form and your tip will be published here with your name.
If you are not comfortable with form then send your tip via email.

Please make sure that your Sitecore tip should be small and sweet. 

Day 1 - Tip #1 

How to change default RSS feed count?


The default configuration for RSS feed count in Sitecore is 50. You can change it by configuring below setting in web.config file.

<!--  MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ITEMS IN FEED
            The maximum number of items to include in the client feed.
            Default value: 50
 -->
<setting name="ClientFeeds.MaximumItemsInFeed" value="50" />




If you don't have any tip to share then also this blog post will help you to learn new thing everyday.
Let's start our day with Sitecore tip of the day!

Sunday, 1 January 2017

A Flashback of Sitecore Journey in 2016!

Hey Sitecore Heroes, first of all wish you a very Happy New Year!
Let's welcome 2017 year with some new resolutions... and let's look back at Sitecore Journey of 2016.



Year 2016 was really fruitful for Sitecore Journey. I had achieved many mile-stones during this year - 2016.

1) Achieved Sitecore XP 8 Certification with 97%

It was one of the most memorable moments when your Sitecore Journey scored 97% and achieved Sitecore XP 8 certificaiton.






2) Contributed Four More Sitecore Modules

Sitecore Journey helped many content authors and developers by writing very useful Sitecore Modules in year 2016.

3) Attended Sitecore MVP Summit and Sitecore Symposium 2016 Event

How can one forget Sitecore MVP Summit and Symposium event of 2016 year? Sitecore Journey got a chance to meet and greet community members during this event. 










4) Founded Sitecore User Group UAE (SUGUAE) in Dubai

One of the most successful user groups SUGUAE is founded in this year - 2016. We got a huge response from Sitecore community in Dubai after launching SUGUAE.




5) Contributed many useful blog posts to community

Sitecore Journey released lots of news and helpful modules for Content Authors, Developers, Marketers and Administrators in year 2016.


6) Got 34000+ Hits on Sitecore Interview Question Book

Got a tremendous response of 34K+ hits on Sitecore Interview Question book.






7) SUGUAE Grand Event with Sitecore Partner Days Dubai

Sitecore sponsored SUGUAE event on Sitecore Partner Days at Dubai. SUGUAE rocked this Sitecore Event at Dubai!



I am looking forward to 2017 and wishes you a Spectacular Sitecore Journey in 2017!