Estimation Tips for a Sitecore Upgrade

Most of us often try to reduce the time it takes to an upgrade. This is obviously appealing to the client. Less time = less money spent. And while it’s tempting to upgrade the Sitecore Instances quickly, be aware that these methods are not officially endorsed by Sitecore, and you may struggle to get help …

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Planning Sitecore Upgrade – Tips

Continuous updates and multiple yearly releases is the beauty of Sitecore which makes Sitecore more powerful, extendable and useful for everyone. But regular update introduce the need for upgrade the version which we are currently using as Upgrading is inevitable. Based on my Upgrade experiences, thought of penning some tips which can help you to …

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Versioned Layouts in Sitecore 8x

Versioned layouts make it possible to specify different layouts for different versions and languages of the same item. You use versioned layouts when you want to: Have different layouts for different languages. Publish a specific version with its own layout for a specific period. Sitecore uses versioned layouts internally for various content-testing features, for example, …

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Playing with WFFM in Sitecore

You use web forms to collect information from website visitors. You can then view and analyze this information in the Web Forms for Marketers reports. You can create a web form in the Experience Editor directly on your website. There are two ways to create a form: Insert a ready-made web form Create a blank …

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SITECORE DEVELOPER TOOL

While looking for some useful tools to use Sitecore, I came to know about Sitecore Developer Tool Chrome Extension. This tool gives you an ease to use Sitecore with various features. Please find the extension in Chrome Addons and install it. Once installed the extension you can see it in the right corner of your google …

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Best Practices – Solution Code

Sitecore recommended practices for solution code: Sitecore highly recommends using C#. All of the Sitecore programming examples are in C# and C# is the language spoken by Sitecore Support. Use GUIDs where possible instead of path / name. This will improve performance, as well as prevent any breakage if you move content to a new …

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Best Practices – System Architecture

Sitecore recommended practices for System Architecture (hardware and software): All servers — Web and Database, should run on Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit. The Web server(s) should run IIS 7.x with the latest security updates. Use IIS 7.x Integrated mode. The Database server(s) should run Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 64 bit with the …

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Best Practices – Media

Sitecore recommended practices for media: We recommended that you store media in the database. Blob bases storage approach is recommended as it simplifies publishing and deployment of media assets. For example, you can easily publish media that is stored in the database to a production target, whereas file system based media requires synchronization of directories …

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