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Sitecore – Display number of items in a folder

Problem: When working with folders, I often find it frustrating that I can’t see the number of items in that folder.  If there are a few, you can count, but if there are many it becomes a problem.  If there is a parent folder, it is as simple as looking into the parent folder to [...]

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Sitecore: Publish Item with Sub-Items quicker!

Here is a quicker way to publish item with subitems.  Usually when I try to access the publish menu dropdown it takes a while depending on what is happening on the dev boxes.  I know this is not much of an improvement but its definitely quicker.  Typically it takes 3 clicks to reach the menu item as [...]

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Sitecore Lucene Search Index

Sitecore has been using Lucene search since version 5, which used the Sitecore.Data.Indexing namespace and Sitecore -> Indexes section in the Web.Config. Starting in Sitecore 6.4, they introduced a new Search namespace – Sitecore.Search, this uses the Sitecore -> Search -> Configuration -> Indexes section in Web.Config. From what I know, Sitecore recommends using the [...]

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What Does a Verizon iPhone Mean to You?

The long rumored partnership between Verizon and Apple is reportedly just around the corner. It is supposed to become reality for the consumer in early 2011. Whatever you think about Apple and its methods, the iPhone is undeniably huge. Still, Apple had to step out from its exclusive AT&T contract because of top flight competition [...]

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Google Scores “Instant” Home Run

While Bing by Microsoft seemed to some like a huge step forward in the search world, Google’s Instant is a whole new world of search. Rendering the “enter” key nearly useless, Instant anticipates your query and combines its Google Suggests recommendations that would appear as you typed in past queries with an instant live search [...]

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Sitecore – Upload to Media Library Issue/Problem

Recently I had an issue while importing few thousand images and documents into the Sitecore Media Library. I had the following settings in Web.Config: <!–  UPLOAD AS FILES Determines if media should be uploaded as files or as database blobs. Default: false –> <setting name=”Media.UploadAsFiles” value=”false” /> <!–  MEDIA – USE ITEM PATHS FOR URLS [...]

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