Creating Helix Solutions

At Sitecore Symposium 2019, Helix 2.0 was announced and released. The Helix documentation provides best practice recommendations when developing for Sitecore. Helix 2.0 provides clarification as well as enhanced examples to help provide developer guidance to Sitecore. To learn more about the principles of Helix see the official documentation at [helix.sitecore.net]. When applying the Helix … Continue reading Creating Helix Solutions

Sitecore 9.3 Uninstall Script

With Sitecore 9.2, developers where once again re-warded with a GUI interface to installation called the Sitecore Install Assistant or SIA. With the arrival of 9.3, the SIA has gotten some nice upgrades, such as Solr install and SXA installation. (Now if they could bake Habitat Home in, it would be the perfect demo setup … Continue reading Sitecore 9.3 Uninstall Script

Sitecore API Native Support for Solr Suggest

This is first in what I'll deem to be a sporadic series on features and functionalities you might not realize exist in Sitecore. With each new release and the move towards 'micro-service' style architecture of the platform, little gems are included, but do not make the bright, shiny headline, this series will work to unveil … Continue reading Sitecore API Native Support for Solr Suggest

Sitecore Experience Accelerator (SXA) Solr Setup

Installing Sitecore Experience Accelerator (SXA) is fairly simple. You first install the package for Sitecore PowerShell Extensions (SPE). Then the SXA package...then your done right?...well if you do not follow the installation guide closely, you'll end up like me after every install with broken features as you never installed and configured the required Solr index … Continue reading Sitecore Experience Accelerator (SXA) Solr Setup

Sitecore Intall Errors with SQL Command Not Found

When of my favorite things is to kick-off a Sitecore Install Framework (SIF) script see things flash on the screen, leave to refresh my coffee and return to a little red message, instead of the pleasant blue all pass message....erghhh... With each iteration of SIF, the error messaging has gotten better. But once in awhile … Continue reading Sitecore Intall Errors with SQL Command Not Found

Get an MVC View as a String

I have had this snippet of code for a couple of years now, and use it pretty regularly on sites. After my most recent project, I realized this is the type of code snippet that should be out in the attic for longterm storage. So what is this gem of snippet....a handful of lines of … Continue reading Get an MVC View as a String