Posts Tagged ‘Sitecore Upgrade’

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 […]

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 […]

Sitecore 8.2 Upgrade – View Rendering Gotcha

When upgrading to Sitecore 8.2, watch out for this issue that we ran into. If you have any View Renderings that don’t end in “.cshtml”, like for example you had an extra space at the end of one of them and it ended in “.cshtml “, you may have a problem. Sitecore, in an effort […]

Upgrading Sitecore – 8.0 update 4 to 8.1 update 2 – Walkthrough

Recently, I posted about issues that ran into during an upgrade of 8.0 update 4 rev. 150621 to 8.1 update 2 rev. 160302. That article is available¬†here. That article did not cover the actual process of upgrading and I thought it may be beneficial to provide a walk-through of that. To start off, I went […]