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

Working with the Sitecore Query Builder field using SOLR

Sitecore’s query builder can be a very versatile tool for content authors if setup right. It can give the content authors the option to virtually select any set of items to display on a given module. This, paired with the right set of custom facet definitions, can work wonders to optimize the content author experience.… Read More Working with the Sitecore Query Builder field using SOLR

Adding search facets on computed fields in Sitecore 9 with SOLR

Adding facets to help content authors in searching content is always a great idea, especially when you have rather large buckets with loads of items. One thing I noticed while trying to set this up, was that I needed untokenized fields in the index to make this work as expected, while text fields by default… Read More Adding search facets on computed fields in Sitecore 9 with SOLR