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

Uninstall after using Sitecore Install Assistant

Uninstalling After Using SIA With the release of Sitecore 9.2, Sitecore introduced the very helpful (and rather pretty looking) Sitecore Install Assistant or SIA. For developers or admins who are a bit less comfortable with JSON and PowerShell the SIA does a great job prompting for the bare minimum for a successful installation. Instead of … Continue reading Uninstall after using Sitecore Install Assistant

Create Redirect Rule with PowerShell

This is a follow-up to my recent post showing how quick the creation of a self-signed certificate can be. Now that you have an SSL certificate it is helpful to ensure that all calls to your site go through on SSL. The easiest way to do this ( and save yourself typing time) is to … Continue reading Create Redirect Rule with PowerShell

Self-Signed Certs in One Command

As security becomes more critical to web based applications the need to test and develop locally with SSL is good practice. Outside of spending mountains of money generating local test environment official SSL Certificates, we can create what is called a 'Self-Signed' Certificate. There are plenty of articles out there that walk through steps to … Continue reading Self-Signed Certs in One Command

Solr Setup for Sitecore XP

Solr As we continue through the steps for Sitecore Experience Platform installation, the next thing we must have is Solr. This tries to simplify that process. Background When installing Sitecore 9 for local development or on-premise for your organization Solr is now the only search provider fully supported. Lucene can still be used to support … Continue reading Solr Setup for Sitecore XP

A Master Key to Your Content

Once in a while I find myself in a situation where workflow hasn't been completed but users have begun content entry or cleanup. Normally these users also have not been setup as site admins, but with some level of custom accesses. This causes the editors to spend time dealing with locking and unlocking items for … Continue reading A Master Key to Your Content