Sitecore Language Fallback – Why & When?

Sitecore has a very robust language fallback feature built in out of the box. The ‘How’ – on how to turn on and effectively configure this feature is very well documented in Sitecore documentation here – https://doc.sitecore.com/developers/90/sitecore-experience-manager/en/enable-and-set-up-language-fallback.html.  In this blog post we will quickly cover the Why & When of using Fallback in Sitecore.  To begin with,… Read More Sitecore Language Fallback – Why & When?

Language redirect based on Browser Settings

Users can set language preferences on their browser settings – to ideally view content in their preferred language. If you’d like your Sitecore solution to respect this preference, you can do so by overriding the Language Resolver processor.  One key consideration here, is the potential difference you might come across, between the way the browser language setting… Read More Language redirect based on Browser Settings

LinkProvider is now Obsolete!

Sitecore’s LinkProvider is used to generate urls of items.   There are several scenarios where one might need to override Sitecore’s link provider.   In our project, we had this particular item type – Guide Articles – which the client specifically said would only be PDF files as opposed to being pages. But, they did want these to show up in search results like… Read More LinkProvider is now Obsolete!

Customize Sitecore Image field to add focal point picker for cropping

Sitecore Version: 9.3 Often with responsive designs, we come across the need to output images on mobile with different aspect ratio than the images on desktop on a given component. This gives the option to go with either route to stick with out of the box features: Create distinct multiple fields for desktop and mobile… Read More Customize Sitecore Image field to add focal point picker for cropping

A walkthrough of Azure Search features & setup with Sitecore

In this article we will go over the basics of Search engines and Indexes followed by a quick guide to using Azure search with your Sitecore solution, how to set it up and things to consider if you are switching an existing solution from a different search engine to Azure Search. Search Engines with Sitecore… Read More A walkthrough of Azure Search features & setup with Sitecore

Spatial search with SOLR now ridiculously simple in Sitecore 9

Spatial search was introduced as a built in feature in SOLR with Sitecore from Sitecore 9. This made it extremely easy to implement geo spatial searches based on global coordinates. We had to achieve a couple of targets in our project, which we easily achieved using Sitecore’s new simple integrated functionality Get a list of… Read More Spatial search with SOLR now ridiculously simple in Sitecore 9

Include templates dynamically based on Sitecore field values in your SOLR index

In one of our projects, we had the need to create a separate index only for items of a certain set of templates – and the content admin needed to have the flexibility to edit this list of templates. If this was only a question of including / excluding templates in the search, it would… Read More Include templates dynamically based on Sitecore field values in your SOLR index