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Supporting Experience Editor with Placeholders

Posted on May 29, 2016 by

When you are creating a Sitecore website, you should surely focus on the end user experience, but just as important, you should also focus on creating a nice and user friendly experience for the editors of the website. There are several tips and tricks, which can be used to make it easy for the editor to work with the content of the website. Basically you should always strive to support the experience editor in the best possible way.

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Categories: Sitecore

Tags: Tips and Tricks

Sitecore Aliases

Posted on May 14, 2016 by Morten Empeño

Sitecore aliases allows us to use shorter versions of urls, representing content items in our content tree. It could be used for a landing page or a campaign. The business may want to use a short and precise url in their commercial or in their advertising material, instead of the long url, represing a content item living in fourth level in our Sitecore structure. In this blog I explain how Sitecore aliases can help us doing this, and also why we should be careful using Sitecore aliases.

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Categories: Sitecore

Tags: Tips and Tricks

Running Sitecore in Live Mode

Posted on May 13, 2016 by Morten Empeño

By default, Sitecore runs in publishing mode. That means that normally you run a publish process, after you have added or edited content. This is meaningful and relevant for your development and testing environment – and of course also for the production environment. But as a developer, it would be smart to have an opportunity for a local setup, where you are able to make content changes, and see the changes immediately, so that you save time on publishing, clearing site cache etc.

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Categories: Sitecore

Tags: Tips and Tricks

Sitecore Installation Issues

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Morten Empeño

In this short blog, I am listing a number of common issues, you might face in your early career as a Sitecore developer. The issues are all related to the installation of Sitecore, which is the very first thing you need to do, to get your hands dirty, when learning about Sitecore.

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Categories: Sitecore

Tags: Tips and Tricks

Resharper Live Templates

Posted on Apr 22, 2016 by Morten Empeño

Resharper offers some of the most powerful tools, you can add to your toolbox, if you are a software developer. You probably know that Resharper offers a lot of tools, such as intelligent IDE’s for Java, Javascript, Python, Ruby and PHP, extensions for Visual Studio, .NET unit test runner, .NET decompiler and much more.

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Categories: Tools

Tags: Tips and Tricks

Comment should not include code

Posted on Oct 18, 2015 by Morten Empeño

In the last few year I have been working as a Tech Lead, with the focus and the responsibility of code quality. Something which I see again and again, in the teams and the projects I am related to, is code being commented out, and still being checked in to our revision control. I guess the main idea of having commented code, is: Hey... I am trying something here, and I am not quite sure, if I should use this commented code at a later point.

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Categories: Maintainability

Tags: Code Smells


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