Does an item have renderings

This is my third post in a series about creating .NET extension methods on a Sitecore item. I love extension methods and have been using them to wrap common operations on Sitecore items since they were introduced in .NET 3. The series of posts will also contain an architectural description on how to implement and […]

Has references to a Sitecore item

This is my second post in a series about creating .NET extension methods on a Sitecore item. I love extension methods and have been using them to wrap common operations on Sitecore items since they were introduced in .NET 3. The series of posts will also contain an architectural description on how to implement and […]

A Sitecore update bummer

When update 6.6 rev 130111 was released I upgraded a customer solution from the previous 6.6 release thinking that this was only a minor update which would solve some of the other issues the previous revision have had. I was terrible wrong and the upgrade led me into a ton of trouble. The first issue in the […]

A note about Sitecore pipelines

My two previous posts both contained implementations  of custom processors for the httpRequestBegin pipeline. Just a quick explanation about their structure and some absolute best practices when implementing your own Sitecore pipeline processors. Check and exit fast Since the httpRequestBegin pipeline handles all requests it is extremely important to check the context for validity before continuing […]

HTTPS in Sitecore

I would always recommend running all production site cms’ using security on the transport layer (https). Sitecore or no Sitecore, it is not safe to first send username and password unencrypted and then following having an insecure session cookie for the authentication information. This applies for both extranet users and the backend administrators. A basic […]

Minify html in Sitecore

Pleasing Google Page Speed Minifying resources such as Javascript and CSS is becoming common practice nowadays and something which just should be done with no questions asked. The reason for minification is both to reduce the payload and to reduce the number of requests made by the browser to the server. This makes the page […]