The default behavior of Sitecore is that it stores the media files (Images, Videos, docs, etc.) in the database. This is good feature as your website folder won't grow as the Media items grow in Sitecore but the database size will keep growing over the period of time. It is not arguable over which approach … Continue reading How to store Media files in File System instead of Database?
How to use Google News Integrator(GNI) module?
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?
Accessing Sitecore files from 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
Publishing the VS solution to Sitecore 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
Creating a free account on Azure Portal
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
Creating Sitecore package using Sitecore PowerShell Extension (SPE)
If you want to move any Sitecore items from one instance to another then we currently use Packaging or Serialization as an OOTB solution. Many times we create a package of the items where it's template or related items (media library items or rendering items) are missed and we understand it once the package is … Continue reading Creating Sitecore package using Sitecore PowerShell Extension (SPE)
Access denied issue in Sitecore site
Many times, we suddenly face access denied issues which we know were working fine till we last checked. And now the hunt starts, common issues are when you access Sitecore Dashboard, Content Editor, etc. & you will get Access denied to specific Viewstate paths under App Data or your log files are not getting generated. … Continue reading Access denied issue in Sitecore site
How to access Sitecore Databases in code?
When we start exploring the Sitecore, and try few code snippets from the internet, they work fine for us on our development machine. But we always need to make sure we follow the best practices. In many cases, I have seen developers hard coding the database to get the item details & then fix it … Continue reading How to access Sitecore Databases in code?
How to block the specific file types in Sitecore Media Library?
In the out-of-the-box instance of Sitecore, Content Authors are able to upload any type of file in Media Library ex. .html, .exe, .zip which is not required in most of the cases. We had requirement from one of our client to restrict all the type of file extensions and to allow only specific extensions like … Continue reading How to block the specific file types in Sitecore Media Library?
Unable to see the newly created Sitecore Forms
In Sitecore 9.x, we have new module Sitecore Forms which was earlier known as WFFM (Web Forms for Marketers). This module helps us to create Forms with zero coding approach. Sometimes you create a new Form in Sitecore Forms but you are not able to see it in the Forms Dashboard. Resolution: The forms are … Continue reading Unable to see the newly created Sitecore Forms