Tag: Tips and Tricks

Sitecore 9 Forms and AJAX with SXA

I’m currently working on porting the rbaconsulting.com website over to Sitecore 9 using SXA and one of the new features I’ve been really excited to work with is the new Experience Forms module!  I know that it has…um…a few known issues, but I figured I could work around those.  One requirement I had, which works nicely functions in WFFM (does WFFM do…

Sitecore.Social – Auto-posting to social media on publish

Using the built-in Social Connected module in Sitecore, when new content is published, you can configure messages to go out to a myriad of social networks like Twitter, Facebook, etc… to promote this new content. I know, right? How About Some Background? From Content Editor, with your new content item selected, select the Publish tab, then click on the Messages…

WFFM and CMS-Only mode in Sitecore 8.1

When Sitecore 8 was released, the default location for form data saved from WFFM moved to MongoDB.  If your organization or client was not ready to adopt MongoDB but still wanted to leverage WFFM to save form data, you were forced to either create your own data provider or create custom save actions for each form to save your data…

Taming the Experience Editor: Customizing Placeholders

One of the (many) key differentiating factors that sets Sitecore apart from many other CMS platforms is the Experience Editor.  The Experience Editor is Sitecore’s WYSIWYG editor, providing content authors the opportunity to edit content within the context of the page, layout the page, etc…  It’s quite a powerful tool.  All that being said, however, there is always room for…

Handling Sprites in Sitecore with SVG

Sprites, as defined by wikipedia: To reduce the number of requests the browser makes to the server, some web designers combine numerous small images or icons into a larger image called a sprite sheet or tile set.[27] CSS is used to select the parts of the composite image to display at different points in the page. Rendering relatively static imagery on…

Fix unstyled Sitecore console pages

As I was setting up my development environment on a new, fresh Windows 10 install, I ran into a problem that I’d hit before but couldn’t remember how I’d fixed it. In an effort to overcome the no-really-I’ll-remember-what-I-did-to-fix-it-this-time problem, I figured I would document it here and potentially help someone else along the way. I installed a clean Sitecore 8.1…

Styling the Sitecore Content Tree with CSS

It’s Saturday morning and in between doing some light, honey-do-list items, I ran across a tweet from Dan Solovay, illustrating a relatively obscure (and would venture to guess, very lightly used) option in Sitecore.  If used properly, it could provide some benefit to content authors. Select a node in your content tree, click the Configure Tab, then click the Tree Node Style button…