Monthly archives: May, 2016

Compositing Placeholder Settings

Placeholder Settings make the world go round.  Unfortunately, out of the box Placeholder Settings have some limitations.  While it’s true you can create a generic placeholder setting and then override it at the template level.  Sometimes you may have dozens of “common” components that you want on every template.  If you’ve tried to add a…


Web Forms for Marketers 8.1 with more Custom Fields

In a previous post, I talked about how to create custom hidden fields in WFFM.  While this is a great way to get custom data to your Save Action, it really doesn’t allow for much more flexibility from a Content Editor point of view.  In this post, I’d like to show how to pass custom…


Web Forms for Markters (WFFM) 8.1 and Hidden Fields

Passing data through WFFM can be tricky.  For the example, I had a medical clinic that wanted to be able to put a form on any given page on one of their N number of hospital sites.  Each site had an special identifier on the site node itself.  How do I get that identifier to…


Sitecore 8.1, the Select Media Speak UI, and Solr

Patrick Perrone has a great article on how to setup Solr in a new instance of Sitecore 8.0+.  It is a full install guide that includes installing Tomcat, installing Solr and updating Sitecore to enable solr as your search provider.  From the guide, everything works like a charm in Sitecore 8.1… except one thing.  The Media…


Item Clones not Propagating

I recently ran into an issue whereby when I created an item under a cloned node, none of the destination clones would pick it up.  Changes to the fields on the clone were working just fine.  Just no children would ever get created. I even had “ItemCloning.ForceUpdate” set to true, so it would automatically bring…