Zach GaySenior Technical Consultant, Perficient's Sitecore practice

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Enabling Multilingual Support with SXA

Sitecore is able to support displaying your web pages in multiple languages. Providing multilingual support helps convince your customers you are providing them with a quality service or product by catering to their preferred languages. This is in fact the application of the behavioral theory called the Endowment Effect. Showing that you understand your customer’s […]

Improving your Google Search Result with SXA

Improving the way your search result appears in Google and other search engines is paramount to driving users to your site. This blog post will show you how to display review scores in your search result using Sitecore’s SXA. How can this drive business for you? Why would you want to surface this information to […]

Sitecore Upgrades: A Mini-Series Table of Contents

Welcome to my Mini-Series! In my Mini-Series, I take you through the steps required to perform a Sitecore upgrade. Use this Mini-Series to help empower your business with the latest version of Sitecore! Sitecore Upgrades: A Mini-Series Part 1 Overview Sitecore Upgrades: A Mini-Series Part 2 Database Upgrades Sitecore Upgrades: A Mini-Series Part 3 Sitecore.Config […]

Sitecore Upgrades: A Mini-Series Part 5 Dependency Injection Changes

The final post in my mini-series on Sitecore upgrades centers around dependency injection. Your solution may be using a popular third party tool like Castle Windsor or Simple Injector to handle DI (dependency injection). During the upgrade process, I recommend removing your dependency on these third party tools and implementing DI using .NET’s dependency injector. […]

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Sitecore Upgrades: A Mini-Series Part 4 ORM and Other Dependency Updates

For those of you upgrading a Sitecore instance for the first time, welcome to the hardest part of the upgrade. Upgrading your code base to continue functioning the exact same as it did prior to the upgrade can prove to be quite difficult. The newer versions of your dependencies could remove classes and functions that […]

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Sitecore Upgrades: A Mini-Series Part 3 Sitecore.Config Patching

What is patching? Best practice nowadays is to keep your Sitecore.config file completely untouched. Do not directly change settings found here. Do not add new settings either. Patching allows you to modify existing settings and add new settings to the Sitecore.config without ever directly touching the Sitecore.config file itself. Patching will help you deduce whether […]

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Sitecore Upgrades: A Mini-Series Part 2 Database Upgrades

Welcome to Part 2 of my Mini-Series on Sitecore Upgrades. This blog post is entirely dedicated to tips surrounding what you need to do to upgrade your databases to account for all the new modifications that come with a newer version of Sitecore. Heed these tips carefully. They may save you a lifetime of stress […]

Sitecore Upgrades: A Mini-Series Part 1 Overview

You’ve created a fresh new site on the latest version of Sitecore. Congratulations! Life is good! Your site is modern. If something breaks on your site, you are able to open a support ticket with Sitecore. These things, however, do not last forever. Eventually, your code base ages. New features you cannot use start to […]

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How to Create a Custom Dropdown Field in Sitecore

Sometimes the out of the box dropdown field types in Sitecore do not provide the functionality you need. Maybe you want to pull options from an external data source. Perhaps you want to alter how options appear to the Content Author but store a different value as the raw value. You may even want to […]

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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 Before Scriban

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 […]

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