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Sitecore – Change Default Base Template for Development

When you start a new Sitecore project, chances are that you and your team are going to be creating a lot of new templates. If you’ve got a custom base template that a lot of your templates inherit from, it’s repetitive to select your base template each time you create a new template. In this […]

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Sitecore – Base Template Fields Do Not Appear in User Manager

Sitecore allows you to manage a user’s profile in the User Manager. The fields for the user’s profile comes from the User template found in the Core database at /sitecore/templates/System/Security/User. While developing a proof of concept, I found that if you create your own user profile template and inherit from the built-in User template, fields […]

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Sitecore DevOps on Microsoft Azure – Webinar Replay

Did you miss our webinar earlier this month, Accelerate Sitecore DevOps on Microsoft Azure? If so, check out our on-demand recording! Perficient’s George Chang and Tim McCarthy covered the benefits of Sitecore DevOps on Microsoft Azure, including using Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) to: Automate the build-out of Sitecore environments Automate code […]

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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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