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Sitecore Beginners – Convert Sitecore Sample Site to MVC

The sample site that comes out of the box with Sitecore is still running on XSLT renderings and Web Forms sublayouts. Maybe you just finished the Sitecore Developers eLearning Course and want to play with Sitecore and MVC some more, or you’re starting your first Sitecore project and want something to do on the side. […]

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Sitecore Behavioral Profile Pattern Controls

If you are setting up behavioral personalization in Sitecore, there are a few subtle controls that can make a dramatic difference in both how your profiles are tracked, and how your content marketers can assign cards to pages. One aspect that came into play as of 8.1 is Decay Rate, which I covered in a […]

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Sitecore’s Hash Stored IPs Tool – 3 Gotchas

Sitecore provides a tool called Hash Stored IPs that must be run when upgrading from 8.1 or earlier. I ran into a few gotchas/good to knows when running the tool. 1. ERROR: System.InvalidOperationException: Failed to validate database. —> System.Exception: Database exist but the following collections doesn’t: GeoIps Initially the tool didn’t run at all because […]

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SOLR Failure Brings Down Live Sitecore Site

Recently, a client’s live Sitecore site was brought down completely by a failure in the SOLR search provider service. Immediately we tracked down the root cause of the issue and set to work on resolving it. I’ll start with the root cause and continue on with the steps that were taken to prevent Sitecore from […]

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[Webinar] Accelerate Sitecore DevOps on Microsoft Azure

DevOps has become a buzzword in tech, but for good reason. Depending on size and complexity, content management systems such as Sitecore can require various workflows and tools for DevOps management. Join Perficent’s experts Tim McCarthy and George Chang (Sitecore Cloud MVP) for a webinar on Sitecore DevOps on Microsoft Azure.

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Ignition v2.0 Releases Live

Greetings true believers! If you’ve been following on Twitter and Slack, you’ve already seen that we’ve released a major revamp of Ignition. The getting-started guide can be found here: https://github.com/sitecoreignition/Ignition.Foundation/wiki Here’s a companion video going over getting started with the new framework: Some new features unveiled in 2.o include… A full restructure of our project structure […]

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Sitecore Honors Six Perficient Experts as MVPs

We don’t like to pat ourselves on the back too much around here, but when our colleagues achieve something this great, we can’t help but share the good news! SIX of our Sitecore experts have been named Sitecore Most Valuable Professionals (MVP). Perficient now has MVPs in three practice areas, including two of only three […]

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Sitecore Profile Decay Rate – How It Affects Personalization

Behavioral profiling, for most marketers, is the ultimate digital goal when it comes to their customer experience solution. Not surprisingly, it is nearly always the first question I am asked when working with an organization that is either using, upgrading, or considering Sitecore CXP. “How do we personalize?” or “How can we get started with behavioral […]

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[Guide] Is It Time to Update Your CX Platform to Sitecore?

Adopting a new customer experience platform can be costly and challenging, but the risk of not keeping up with the latest technology could be even greater. When your platform can no longer provide the functionality and flexibility that your business needs to compete, it’s time to take a hard look at your legacy system and […]

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