Zach GaySenior Technical Consultant, Perficient's Sitecore practice

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3 Easy-To-Fix Reasons Why Your Sitecore Content Is Not Showing Up

You’ve worked hard on curating content for your Sitecore site. You’ve spent hours collecting the necessary information from various departments to create this new page. After all this work, it can be frustrating to not see it appear on the live site. Where did your work go? Why isn’t it showing up? This blog post […]

Creating C# Helpers for SXA Rendering Variants

Need some C# help inside your SXA rendering variant? You’ve come to the right place. This blog post will explain how you can employ the use of a C# helper class in your rendering variant. You should only use this sparingly. If you find yourself overusing C# here, you should consider implementing your component as […]

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Implementing Workflow in Sitecore: A Mini-Series Table of Contents

Welcome to my Mini-Series! In my Mini-Series, I take you from beginning to end in creating a simple workflow from scratch. Use this Mini-Series to help empower your business with workflow! Implementing Workflow in Sitecore: A Mini-Series Part 1 – Overview Implementing Workflow in Sitecore: A Mini-Series Part 2 – Workflow States Implementing Workflow in […]

Implementing Workflow in Sitecore: A Mini-Series Part 7 – Speeding Up The Process

The benefits of implementing workflow in Sitecore does not come without its cons. As with any business process, the more stop gates you add to getting your content live makes the work more cumbersome. In our Simple Workflow, you have to lock and edit to create a “Draft” item. After saving your changes, you then […]

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Implementing Workflow in Sitecore: A Mini-Series Part 6 – Archiving Old Versions

To prevent performance issues for content authors in the Content Editor, Sitecore recommends keeping no more than 10 versions of items. In this blog post of my mini-series, I will go over how to perform an automated cleanup of old, outdated item versions while retaining them in the Archive for historical record. Old versions found […]

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Implementing Workflow in Sitecore: A Mini-Series Part 5 – Versioning

A great benefit of implementing workflow in Sitecore is the ability to have multiple versions of your content automatically. Content authors will not have to manually configure new versions on their own. Workflow will do this for us behind the scenes. With versioning enabled, we will be able to… Revert a page and its content […]

Implementing Workflow in Sitecore: A Mini-Series Part 4 – User Permissions

So far in this mini-series, we have covered how to set up the Simple Workflow and how to automatically place newly created items into it. We now need to create a way to limit which Simple Workflow commands are available to users. In this blog post, we will go over the permissions that need to […]

Implementing Workflow in Sitecore: A Mini-Series Part 3 – Applying Workflow

In my previous post in this mini-series, I went over the creation of the Simple Workflow and its states. In this post, we will go over how to automatically place Sitecore items into the Draft state upon creation. We will cover two approaches to implementing this: setting the Draft state in the Standard Values of […]

Implementing Workflow in Sitecore: A Mini-Series Part 2 – Workflow States

Now that we have covered what a workflow is in Sitecore, let’s jump into configuring workflow states in a custom workflow. Again, the number of workflow states you need is entirely up to the requirements of your business process for getting content approved. This post will walk through the creation of a simple workflow. This […]

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Implementing Workflow in Sitecore: A Mini-Series Part 1 – Overview

You or your company have chosen to use Sitecore as your CMS of choice. Hooray you made a good decision! Making new pages for your site is easy! It’s truly the bread and butter of using Sitecore: ease of content creation. Simply create a page, populate it with components, and then publish. Ta da! It’s […]

Mass Deleting Items in Sitecore

When deleting a Sitecore item with many descendants, I get nervous if the operation times out. How much actually got deleted? Was the deletion successful? Instead of continuously re-trying to delete the item, I wrote up a simple PowerShell script that will inform you line by line what items are getting deleted successfully. Printed out […]

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Changing SXA Placeholders Post Content Creation

Continuing Sitecore development on an already live site can bring about new challenges that did not exist prior to go-live. For example, if a particular component is already being used by content authors, you do not want to introduce changes to said component that would break pre-existing uses of it on various pages. The Problem […]

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