Tag: sitecore

JSON Serialization Issues with Delivery Servers (k__BackingField)

We recently ran into an issue where the same code deployed to our authoring server wasn’t behaving as it should on our delivery servers.  On each sever, we were making use of WebAPI to grab some data from the server and bind it to knockout.  Seems easy enough, no?  There’s a small catch though: Serialization….


TDS Sync issues with 8.1 Update 3

If you’ve just upgraded to 8.1 Update 3 from anything earlier, you’re in a for a treat the first time you sync with TDS.  Every single item has changed! Looking at the shot above, you can see EVERY single item is different, because there’s a new field called “created” that now has a value.  Don’t…


Dynamically Rendering Items with Variable Caching

This one is going to be a long one, so my apologies in advance. Here’s the scenario:  You have a folder in Sitecore which contains a list of items to render.  Some examples would be a header navigation folder, a footer, or any type of repeater data.  (We’ll use a Navigation for our example.) One…


Sitecore Hangs on Item Save or Create

I’m posting this up here mostly for me, in case I run into this again.  Our new Sitecore install was having some serious issues.  You could browse the tree and do everything as expected in Content Editor.  When you went to save an item, poof.  The whole browser froze.  You couldn’t click around, and it…


Merging Final Renderings back down into Shared Renderings

The first question you’re going to ask is.. why the heck would you do that? Part of me is a little bit of a perfectionist. We’re not quite launched yet, and I want the presentation details as clean as possible before we start.  A good foundation never hurt. Part of me is still a little queasy…


Fixing Timeouts with TDS Deploy

C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\HedgehogDevelopment\SitecoreProject\v9.0\HedgehogDevelopment.SitecoreProject.targets(631, 5): Deploy failed. Reason: The request channel timed out while waiting for a reply after 00:03:57. Increase the timeout value passed to the call to Request or increase the SendTimeout value on the Binding. The time allotted to this operation may have been a portion of a longer timeout. If you’re using…


Sitecore Shared Session: Moving from the tempDB

If you’ve setup a Sitecore instance with MSSQL-based shared sessions, you’ve probably followed this guide:  https://doc.sitecore.net/sitecore_experience_platform/setting_up__maintaining/xdb/session_state/walkthrough_configure_a_shared_session_state_database_using_the_sql_server_provider.  Under the “Optimize SQL Server performance” section, you’ve seen a note to run a script to help boost performance.  Here’s what’s in the script for SC 8.1:

The long and short of that translates to moving both tables…


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…