I thought of writing this blog before going to the vacation, so that we start a new series in coming year (2020). There are many blogs that draft the steps involved in installation of Sitecore 9.2 instance. I have tried to jot down the tips and exceptions that helped me out during the installation. Note: … Continue reading Sitecore 9.2 installation tips and known issues
Thinking that you have reached here, means you have gone through the series and have learnt basics of Sitecore. To improve my knowledge sharing skills, can you please answer the below poll:-
Whoever is working on Helix architecture knows the importance of Template.cs file in each feature or foundation modules. Now some developers are new to Helix architecture go for a manual creation of this file which utilizes good amount of efforts and there can be errors as well because a human is involved in the creation … Continue reading Auto generating Template.cs file using Unicorn and T4 templates
We create custom index for the below reasons: Fast responses. Index only content items which are required. Can change the indexing strategies based on the requirement. Manual indexing becomes easy because we don’t need to index whole tree to accommodate new items. Steps to create and index the new/custom search index Go to the SOLR … Continue reading How to create a Custom Search Index in Sitecore 9.2
Datasources are used for various reasons and at various places. There are mainly 2 types of Data sources. Field Datasources These Datasources are one we discussed while discussing the field types. In the templates area each field type has a text box as Source. Some field types require a value in it and some don’t … Continue reading Datasources in Sitecore
Dynamic Placeholders come handy when you need repetition of data or placeholders. Lets consider you have one placeholder ‘main’ in the layout. Then to distinguish the page types you have one-col, two-col and three-col renderings. And then finally you have the components/renderings which will fit in the content – lets use the same ones which … Continue reading Sitecore – Dynamic Placeholders
As we learnt about the renderings in the last blog, we saw that for dynamic binding of renderings we need placeholders. Placeholders will help us to make the website as dynamic as possible but with this flexibility we might increase the chances of error as well so we will need to configure some settings so … Continue reading Sitecore – Placeholders and placeholder settings
Hope the learning series is quite easy to understand. Please reach out to me in case of any queries, will try to solve the queries at the earliest. In Sitecore CMS, every web page is split into multiple pieces/blocks and each of these blocks is rendered/presented by different components (a piece of functionality) separately. Every … Continue reading What are Renderings? Which ones we frequently use?
In case you have worked in website deployment then you will remember that if we forget to get the image from the physical folder (Assets) from lower to higher environment then it use to be a big issue. Now you don't have to upload the images/media files in the physical folder. Once you upload the … Continue reading Where does our Media items sit in Sitecore?