Posts Tagged ‘Pipelines’

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Creating a Custom Sitecore Pipeline Processor

Customization is Crucial One of the essential customization concepts in Sitecore is the ability to customize the flow of the application globally without having to add a rendering to every page or include code in a universal layout. Creating a custom Sitecore pipeline processor gives developers a way to inject their custom code into the […]

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How to Host Your Project Using Azure Build & Release Pipelines (GIFs included)

If you have a project in your repository that you want to host on the web, running the build and release pipelines on Azure is one way to go. Although configuring them is super easy, the process itself is not very intuitive especially the first time you encounter it because what each pipeline does is […]

Handling Site Metadata with SXA Modules: Part 1

Background If you’re using Sitecore 9.0+, chances are high that you’ve heard of or are currently utilizing Sitecore Experience Accelerator to accessorize your instance. In my opinion, one of the better things to come out of SXA is the use of modules to add discrete amounts of functionality to a tenant or site by leveraging […]

Federated Authentication in Sitecore 9 – Part 3: Implementation of SAML2p

Let’s jump into implementing the code for federated authentication in Sitecore! If you’ve missed Part 1 and/or Part 2 of this 3 part series examining the federated authentication capabilities of Sitecore, feel free to read those first to get set up and then come back for the code. Part 1: Overview Part 2: Configuration For […]

Federated Authentication in Sitecore 9 – Part 1: Overview

Sitecore 9.0 introduced a new and very useful feature to easily add federated authentication to the platform. Authentication has been and still is being performed using the ASP.NET Membership functionality for standard Sitecore users, however, Sitecore has implemented the ability to use the new ASP.NET Identity functionality that is based OWIN-middleware. Here’s a stripped-down look […]

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Site Clusters – Part 4: Renderings shmenderings; or why you should care about Shared and Final layout

A critical portion of understanding Site Clusters is wrapping your head around Shared and Final layout, and understanding their impact on your assembly.

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Adventures in Dependency Injection with Sitecore 8.1

Dependency Injection, specifically MVC controller injection, is stupid simple to set up in a vanilla ASP.NET MVC site. For you guys out there that are only working in Sitecore part of the time (or for the first time), however, it may seem like an impossible feature to set up. I mean, you don’t even have […]

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Experience Editor: Commands, Pipelines, Requests

The SCORE team is busy working on v1.5 and the main theme for this release is Sitecore 8. Last week I was enabling (SPEAK-ifying) our Page Editor ribbon extensions and this post is a collection of thoughts and tips that I gathered along the way. Moving Parts [su_note note_color=”#fafafa”]There’s a lot of moving parts and […]

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Sitecore 8. Developer’s Notes – Part 1

[su_note note_color=”#fafafa”]Unlike my usual blog posts where I pick a subject and dig deep, this one is a broad collection of notes that I’ve recorded since I started exploring Sitecore 8 and playing with SCORE and FakeDb in it. Like many Sitecore enthusiasts I just couldn’t help it and got my hands on it the […]

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Injecting Resources into Sitecore Content and Page Editor

What do you do when you need extra resources (JavaScript, CSS) brought into your Content Editor and Page Editor experience? Maybe you have developed a custom field type that requires Google Maps API. Maybe many of your renderings use an external library or a client side helper of your own when in IsPageEditorEditing(). Whatever the […]

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YouTube Video Picker. Part 4 – XML Control

[su_note note_color=”#fafafa”]Now available in the Sitecore Marketplace[/su_note] This will be the last post in the series about creating a custom field type with support for Content and Page Editor (see part1, part2, and part3) Basics There are two main pieces to an XML control: Markup. It will be a simplification but think of it as […]

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YouTube Video Picker. Part 3 – Sitecore Citizenship

[su_note note_color=”#fafafa”]Now available in the Sitecore Marketplace[/su_note] In part 1 I mentioned the requirements for our custom field to become a law abiding Sitecore citizen. In part 2 I built a complete prototype of the YouTube video picker dialog that we will later convert to the XML control. It’s time to apply for passport. TL;DR […]

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