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Sitecore 8, help where’s my license information?

Sitecore 8, help where’s my license information?

By on December 19, 2014 in Sitecore, Tips and Tricks with 0 Comments

Hi there, What an exciting day today! Sitecore 8 was released today on December 19th 2014, just in time for Christmas. When you install Sitecore 8 you can immediately see a change in the Sitecore login screen when you go to http://YOURINSTANCE/sitecore The look and feel is completely changed, take a look at the two […]

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Use Engagement Analytics reports in code

Use Engagement Analytics reports in code

By on November 18, 2014 in C#, DMS, Engagement Plan, Reports, Sitecore with 0 Comments

In a recent project I was faced with the following requirement: The latest visits report from a specific visitor should be mailed as part of a custom engagement plan action Creating a custom email action with some tokenized values I implemented very quickly because of this blogpost by Frank van Rooijen: http://www.newguid.net/sitecore/2013/sending-tokenized-emails-from-a-sitecore-engagement-plan/ But I had […]

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Protect your Sitecore media and measure them with DMS

Protect your Sitecore media and measure them with DMS

In a recent project I was faced with the following requirements: Downloadable whitepapers from the Sitecore media library should be protected from anonymous visitors Visitors should be teased to create an account or login Whitepaper downloads should be measured I first started by protecting my whitepapers in the media library. The only thing I have […]

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Digital Marketing System

Multistep forms using WFFM (webforms for marketeers)

Multistep forms using WFFM (webforms for marketeers)

A question that comes up during the DMC training is whether it’s possible to create multistep forms within Sitecore. Officially Sitecore does not yet support this feature, but it’s not that hard to use the WFFM module to create something that does the job. I’m not a programmer, so the solution I describe here is […]

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Personalize based on triggered campaigns

Personalize based on triggered campaigns

I got a question from one of our partners who ran into a problem while they were trying to personalize a component on a client’s website based on a triggered campaign. Normally Sitecore uses campaign based personalization when a visitor triggers a campaign coming from an external website. There are two ways of triggering a […]

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Personalize on visiting device

Personalize on visiting device

A customer asked me if it was possible to personalize the default website based on a device, so they could push their mobile applications. My first reaction to this was positive, because there is a shared source module (Mobile Device Detector) available for this purpose. When installing this module on Sitecore 6.x the device personalization rules […]

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Modules

Sent DMS qualified leads automatically to sales

Sent DMS qualified leads automatically to sales

I was recently meeting with a customer discussing the first steps they wanted to take to utilize the DMS. One of the first cases they came up with was to have the ability to prioritize leads coming in from the website based on engagement value points, so they could feed sales with more relevant contacts […]

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Building custom newsletter templates for Sitecore’s ECM 2.x

Building custom newsletter templates for Sitecore’s ECM 2.x

By on September 23, 2013 in ECM, Sitecore with 4 Comments

This blog post describes how to create a custom news template for ECM 2.x. This template is made available in the SPEAK interface so content editors and marketers can start using it. When a newsletter is created based of this template, it is possible to dynamically add controls to it and personalize it. The given […]

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New Sitecore Module: Sitecore Partner AboutInformation Module

New Sitecore Module: Sitecore Partner AboutInformation Module

Hi there, I’ve just released a new Sitecore Shared Source module on the Sitecore Marketplace. The Sitecore Partner AboutInformation Module shows Sitecore Partner information on the login page of Sitecore and in the About window in the Content Editor. Partners are usually very proud of their work, and with this module they can show who […]

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Sitecore 7

Sitecore hidden ‘caching’ configuration settings

Sitecore hidden ‘caching’ configuration settings

Hi there, 4 months ago I posted my blogpost Sitecore hidden string configuration settings, and it received a lot of retweets on Twitter, probably there were settings in there that were not known to most of the Sitecore people out there. I then though why don’t I write a second blogpost on hidden settings. In […]

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Keyboard shortcuts for working with Item Buckets

Keyboard shortcuts for working with Item Buckets

By on June 30, 2013 in Sitecore 7 with 0 Comments

When working with item buckets in Sitecore 7 there are a few keyboard shortcuts that might come in handy. Here is a list: Shortcut Description CTRL + SHIFT + B Converts a content item into an item bucket. You must lock the item first. CTRL + SHIFT + D Converts an item bucket into a […]

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Implementing Search Operations in Sitecore 7

Implementing Search Operations in Sitecore 7

By on April 5, 2013 in C#, MVP, Sitecore, Sitecore 7 with 17 Comments

Sitecore 7 is buzzing! While unsure about the release data, MVP around the world are taking the deep dive. So here we go, diving in the new Sitecore version. Search Operations Performing an action on a collection of items, always was a weak point and much requested feature by customers. For pre-Sitecore 7 installations we designed macro’s […]

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Sitecore Symposium 2014 Barcelona – Day 1

By on September 16, 2014 in Sitecore, Symposium 2012 with 0 Comments
Sitecore Symposium 2014 Barcelona – Day 1

Today on September 15th 2014, Sitecore Symposium 2014 in Barcelona (http://www.sitecore.net/Events/SymposiumEU2014/Home.aspx) started. The event of the year for a lot of European Sitecorians. After following the tweets of Sitecore Symposium in Las Vegas from last week a little bit (I didn’t want to follow too much what was announced, but that was hard to resist), […]

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Remove Sitecore on a CD environment

Recently I was in a situation where the CM (content management) environment was on an internal network. So an optimal secure situation which I encourage. In that situation I was looking how to remove the Sitecore CMS part on the CD environment. Looking in the scaling guide there are mentioned two possible ways: implement IP-Based […]

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Sitecore hidden ‘string’ configuration settings

By on June 11, 2014 in MVP, Sitecore, Tips and Tricks with 0 Comments
Sitecore hidden ‘string’ configuration settings

Hi there, Two days ago I posted my blogpost Sitecore hidden ‘caching’ configuration settings. Tonight I’ll post part 3 of Hidden Sitecore settings: PART 1 – Sitecore hidden boolean configuration settings http://www.newguid.net/sitecore/2014/sitecore-hidden-boolean-configuration-settings/ PART 2 – Sitecore hidden ‘caching’ configuration settings http://www.newguid.net/sitecore/2014/sitecore-hidden-caching-configuration-settings/ In this blogpost i’m going to give you again an exclusive overview of Sitecore’s […]

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