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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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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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Required Sitecore Improvements

Here are a few things Sitecore can improve on: Sitecore Admin needs to load faster Need an easier way to assign renderings to place holders Need an easier way to Assign roles & users to folders and content items Right now it is a pain to get it setup on Windows 2008 with SQL Server [...]

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Another Intro to Sitecore

Content Management Systems are everywhere. Marketing analysts, subject matter experts and website administrators are all switching over to CMSs in unison for a lucid separation of presentation from content on their website and/or web service, with more control on the latter. This in turn facilitates reduced IT expenditures for your organization, ensures steady yet consistent content life cycle management and streamlines the target audience to desired areas. Sitecore is one such flexible CMS that seems to fit the above requirements.

Sitecore is based on the .NET technology. Setting up and deploying Sitecore is quite straightforward and you can get started with creating your new website rightaway. Sitecore is totally committed to the .NET framework and hence provides regular stable releases and updates thus complimenting the latest releases of .NET, Visual Studio, SQL server and Windows server.

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