January 24, 2011

In the Summer of 2002, I was 24 years old, single, had a good number of friends who rode motorcycles, and my 1989 Suzuki GSXR 750 just broke down. I purchased the Yamaha Road Star (Star Cycles) Warrior in June, which, at the time, was one of the fastest and best handling power cruisers in the market... [More]

I have a multi-lingual Sitecore (6.2) site that has been having many issues with item versions showing up in their site myseteriously. The client has over 12 languages in their site and certain items shouldn't be accessible to certain languages. Now, Sitecore says simply don't create a version of th... [More]

This is a topic that I've been meaning to cover for some time now, but it is this post by John West that pushed me to do it sooner rather than later. There are basically two ways of working with Sitecore. Your solution, and code, is fully immersed in the Sitecore web site. Your solution, and co... [More]

I spoke with Jens Mikkelsen and Jimmi Lhyne Anderson from LearnSitecore the other week about who I am, Dreamcore and Team Development for Sitecore. What is Team Development for Sitecore and how can it help you? Download: Learn Sitecore Subscribe: iTunes This was my first podcast experience so cu... [More]

As a Sitecore developer who is a fan of leveraging Lucene in my projects I've always been aggravated that, starting with Sitecore 6, I couldn't use Luke to view my indexes. As Jens Mikkelsen points out  this was due to custom compression that Sitecore uses for the Lucene index. To get around t... [More]

Sitecore Media URL

August 5, 2010

Content editors sometimes need the actual URL to a Sitecore media library item. This blog post goes over a simple change you can make to the Sitecore UI to show media library paths. Code is provided.


This is more of a 'note to self' type post, but I am sure some may find it helpful... When you install "Web Forms for Marketers v2" it configures itself to use SQLLite. It provides a sample configuration on how to use SQL server, but it always annoyed me that I had to have a connection string in th... [More]

This post if mainly in response to a question that was asked, and subsequent tweet, during my session at Dreamcore 2010. The shortened version of the question was essentially: How do I debug? The answer I gave was that I "Attach to the W3WP Process." However, I feel that this answer was a little o... [More]

Disclaimer: While some of these guidelines may be applied to other Content Management Systems, or .net web forms in general, this is based on my experience with Sitecore. A common approach of having a CMS based web site implemented usually goes as follows: Company X (aka 'The Client') approaches... [More]

Sitecore's Webforms for Marketers (v2) module is pretty impressive out of the gate. There was an issue, however, with a recent project that had a few different languages. We needed a Droplist in the form that showed a list of items from Sitecore and while the module does this out of the box it has a... [More]