We tried using a PowerShell script for SOLR installation and it works like a charm for us. Jeremy Davis's post helped us a lot to get to this. Please refer his post here, it almost removes all your headache of manually installing SOLR. Also there is good discussion on Stack Exchange. This script reduces your … Continue reading Use PowerShell script to install SOLR
If we want to create a custom Sitecore route, for ex. if we want to read the user input and pass it to the controller method then we will require a custom route. Simplest example of this requirement is Search box. We will need to create a class file to add our route. You can … Continue reading Adding a custom route in Sitecore site
We always get release notes and upgrade packages whenever a minor or major version of Sitecore is released. But I am a fan of simplicity and wanted to try out another path to upgrade a Sitecore 8.2 web application to Sitecore 10. Lets first know about the Sitecore 8.2 web application, it is a simple … Continue reading Simple steps to upgrade Sitecore 8.2 application to 10
There was strange thing when we first installed Sitecore 10. The EXM app was not visible on Launchpad. After connecting with experts on Sitecore community and slack channels, we understood that EXM module is tightly coupled with Sitecore License. We examined our partner license. To examine the license, you can go to Control Panel from … Continue reading EXM not visible after Sitecore 10 installation
In this blog we will discuss a weird bug we faced in one of our client projects. We had implemented workflow for our KB Articles as we used to fetch it from third party application and create using code. The workflow was very simple, when the Articles are created through code or modified, the Article … Continue reading How to enable workflow in Experience editor mode?
In this blog, we will see how to install Sitecore 10 with SOLR as Search provider. In case if you are looking for Sitecore with Azure Search as a Search provider then you can go through this blog. Also the prerequisite for installing the Sitecore 10 with SOLR is that we need the SOLR up … Continue reading Installing Sitecore 10 using SOLR as Search Provider on Azure
In this blog, we will see how to configure SOLR search provider in your instance if you are using Azure Search and now you want to switch to SOLR. To specify the search provider, open the Web.config file from the Sitecore instance and search for the search:define key. If we want to use SOLR as … Continue reading How to setup SOLR search provider in your instance?
In this blog, we will check 2 ways of creating the SOLR cores. How to create a core in SOLR with API? http://%5BYOUR SOLR SITE ADDRESS]/solr/admin/cores? action=CREATE&name=sitecore10demo_custom_index&instanceDir=sitecore10demo_custom_index&configSet=_default&dataDir=data Here are details about parameters – ParameterValueCommentsactionCREATECommand to create corenamesitecore10demo_custom_indexName of the coreinstanceDirsitecore10demo_custom_indexDirectory nameconfigSet_defaultConfigset to be useddataDirDataData directory How to create a core in SOLR manually? We can … Continue reading How to create SOLR cores on Azure hosted SOLR service?
In this blog we will target the SOLR service for Sitecore 10, and hence we will configure SOLR 8.4.0. If you are looking for a solution for older version of Sitecore or SOLR then you can refer Dan Cruickshank's blog here. Setting up the App Service Login to Azure portal. Navigate to App Services and … Continue reading Setting up SOLR in cloud as an App Service
Once the website is ready, everyone will appreciate your efforts to develop it and at the same time you will see new requests coming in. What can be these new requests will be on? Enhancements? Anomalies? Improvements? Most probably it will be on improvements specially when your client is eyeing to implement SEO (Search Engine … Continue reading How to work on reducing page load time?