Custom Experience Editor Buttons

Dear Readers, We as Sitecore Developers have always been very keen on making our End User's life easy by creating components and adding in options. Our focus, always remains on ease of the users of the system. We all know that usually we use Field Renderer while using the Sitecore API or Editable while using…Read more Custom Experience Editor Buttons

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Page Editor Experience – Select Associated Content after adding a Presentation Component on Page

Dear Sitecore Family, A very small yet useful post today. Sometime back, we saw how to add a Component with a DataSource. In case you missed it, here's how we do it. Configure a DataSource in a Presentation Component Add a Datasource in Presentation Component When we add a presentation Component from Page Editor which…Read more Page Editor Experience – Select Associated Content after adding a Presentation Component on Page

Setup Visual Studio Project with Post Build Script

Dear Sitecore Family, This post is in continuation to the post Setup Sitecore Developer Box in less than 5 minutes. Here, we will discuss another way of Setting up the Visual Studio project in such a way that we do not need to use Visual Studio Publish . Challenge: A Developer needs to Publish the Changes everytime…Read more Setup Visual Studio Project with Post Build Script

Page Editor Experience – Configure a Datasource in a Presentation Component

Dear Sitecore Family, Hope you are doing good? Sorry for being away from my blog for a long time, been busy with some personal responsibilities. As it was weekend, so thought why not write a post today! In the previous post on Page Editor Experience, we saw how adding a thumbnail image to a presentation component,…Read more Page Editor Experience – Configure a Datasource in a Presentation Component

Global Placeholder Settings – Why a unique Placeholder Key is important

Ever got a warning on saving a Global PlaceholderSetting with the same Placeholder Key? Introduction: We had discussed about Global and Data-Template specific Placeholder Settings in the following articles: https://varunvns.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/placeholder-settings-empower-your-page-editor-users/ https://varunvns.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/placeholder-settings-empower-your-page-editor-users-part-2/ Here, lets discuss a challenge which we might face, when configuring a Global Placeholder Setting and how to overcome that. Challenge: As we know, a Global…Read more Global Placeholder Settings – Why a unique Placeholder Key is important

Page Editor Experience – Add a Thumbail Image to our Presentation Component

This tip, was given to me by my senior and colleague Nilesh Thakkar. He blogs about his Sitecore Journey, at http://sitecorejourney.nileshthakkar.com/ He said, some things are not compulsory to be done, but good if they are done to make it easy for the client. Like say add a thumbnail image to your presentation component. How? Lets have…Read more Page Editor Experience – Add a Thumbail Image to our Presentation Component