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
Sitecore Version: 9.2 While Sitecore forms provides us with a brand new & improved robust interface to build forms (yes I wasn’t too fond of WFFM!), it certainly has its kinks (albeit fewer and fewer by each release! While you work with forms, there are multiple scenarios dur to which your forms might not be… Read More Sitecore forms missing on forms dashboard!
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
In today’s digital age, with the number of users of the digital medium at an all-time high, just having your content available online on a website doesn’t make the cut! Delivering content to the consumer in the most relevant way is almost a basic need today. ‘Relevance’ here being the key! How do we determine… Read More Sitecore personalization buzzwords explained!
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
While I am aware that rendering parameters ideally should not contain content, our component has the special need which created the need to add a general link field on the rendering parameters template of a rendering. Question came though – when we needed to use the data from this parameter. As we know, rendering parameters… Read More Parse Sitecore General Link field
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
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
There are endless ways of making your code secure and cryptography is a vast subject with numerous algorithms, options and levels of security you can achieve. However, if you are just looking for something quick, and perhaps your main agenda here is to only convert your clear text into an alphanumeric string alone, here’s a… Read More Cryptography Utility
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