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How To Create Useful Training And Reference Materials For New Hires

In this blog post, I’m going to walk you through the mindset and method of creating beneficial training and reference materials for new resources…even if you’re new, too! There have been multiple instances in my career where I’ve been tasked with creating training, reference, and promotional materials for others. Depending on the situation, the audience […]

VIDEO: Sitecore Content Hub CMP Walkthrough

Sitecore Content Hub includes the flexibility of several modules. Key among them are the DAM (or Digital Asset Management) module which I covered in a recent post and CMP (or Content Marketing Platform). These two modules are the pair that I consider table stakes when it comes to setting up Content Hub and I if […]

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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 […]

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AEM Customization: Show Unpublished Reference Alert for Tagpicker

Recently, I published a blog post regarding AEM Customization: Show Unpublished Reference Alert for Content Path where I showed how to customize the Pathfield and Xffield resourceType. In doing this, I was able to showcase how to create a notification for the content author as to whether the selected content path is published or not. […]

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Language Copy Tool with Sitecore Powershell Extensions (2020 Update)

Starting a new language version in Sitecore doesn’t have to be painful. Sitecore Powershell Extensions can enable your team to copy and manipulate languages in bulk with ease. It’s a favorite of every content team I’ve had.

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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 […]

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