We were working on one scenario where we had used Branch template and the item had presentation details (layout and renderings) applied on Standard Values where we had used Datasource (items from the hierarchy itself) on the renderings. But when we created items based on this branch template, the datasource path was still pointing to … Continue reading Using Branch Presets to fix the static datasource path in the Branch Templates
Whenever we discuss anything around Sitecore templates, we always mention about Data template and Rendering Parameter Template which is widely used & you can read about it here but we always forget to mention about Branch & Command Template which are indeed a powerful tool provided by Sitecore to achieve certain functionality. Lets see Branch … Continue reading What is Branch Template? And where do we use it?
We experienced the long time taken by Experience Editor to load which in turn frustrated the Content Authors so I will share the fixes we used to make the experience editor load faster. There are 2 things we can do but for that your website and client should be okay with it: 1. Hide or … Continue reading How to fix the slow loading of the Experience Editor?
If you want to deliver the high quality Customer Experience website then the first thing you will go for is Personalized content and for which in turn we create the component based website. And to make these components reusable we pitch in for Datasources. To ensure that the site is Content Author friendly, we need … Continue reading How to set multiple datasource in Datasource Location field
I am delighted to tell you that I have created a Sitecore Module for integrating Google News in our Sitecore instance but unfortunately I am not able to upload to Sitecore Marketplace (https://marketplace.sitecore.net/) since there is a publishing issue on the site. Once it is resolved you will be able to see the module (Google … Continue reading How to use Google News Integrator(GNI) module?
Once our website is live and hosted on Azure PaaS, we don't have access to it's files and folders like we have on On-prem setup. So how do we get the Sitecore logs from Azure WebApps? There are couple of approaches to access the logs namely FTP, Azuretools.aspx, Azure Application Insights, etc. You can go … Continue reading How to access Sitecore logs from Azure
Once we install Sitecore on Azure PaaS using the Marketplace option. In either case, if you opted for SOLR or Azure Search as search provider, the advanced search or the search in the Content Editor doesn't work. What can be the reason behind this issue? The reason is the indexes are not created or the … Continue reading Search not working in Content Editor on Azure PaaS instance
In previous blogs, we have seen how to install Sitecore on Azure & how to publish Visual Studio code to Sitecore Azure PaaS instance. But there are scenarios where we need to check some settings or access different files present in Sitecore instance. To do so, we have FTP option for our rescue, we will … Continue reading Accessing Sitecore files from Azure PaaS instance
In the previous blog we saw how to install Sitecore on Azure PaaS but that is one part of it. Once you successfully install the sitecore, you should also be able to publish your Visual Studio code to this instance. In this blog, we will see how to do it. Assuming the below things are … Continue reading Publishing the VS solution to Sitecore Azure PaaS instance
In this blog, we will learn how to create a free account on Azure Portal to start learning Sitecore on Azure PaaS. Lets start the process in step by step manner. Go to Microsoft site where you can create a free account. Click on the Start Free button. You will be redirected to the Sign … Continue reading Creating a free account on Azure Portal