tools

How to inject the SqlShell admin tool to Sitecore 7

Sometimes, we want to execute the SQL script to get insight into the current status of our Sitecore instance. It will be easy peasy lemon squeezy if you can access the server database. Another way is to play around with SqlShell admin tool (we can execute the SQL script via Sitecore user interface) if you’re Sitecore admin… Continue reading How to inject the SqlShell admin tool to Sitecore 7

tools · utilities

How to delete a large amount of items via Sitecore User Interface

We have a Sitecore 7.2 Initial Release (aka Sitecore CMS 7.2.0) project on the table. It’s a legacy system. Sadly, the previous vendor did not cover the case the items were duplicated when they’re created automatically via a Sitecore task scheduler from an external source. After correcting the code logic, we need to delete all… Continue reading How to delete a large amount of items via Sitecore User Interface

tools · utilities

How to restart Sitecore server via Sitecore user interface

A few years ago, I had a chance to work with Sitecore CMS version 6.6 and had to restart Sitecore server several times without IIS access to kill the publish process (it run forever sometimes). I suppose that I may do it again with Sitecore version 7.X and Sitecore version 8.X for some reasons as well.… Continue reading How to restart Sitecore server via Sitecore user interface

provider · tools

How to enable Grayscale feature on Sitecore XP 8

My colleagues were playing with Sitecore built-in Grayscale feature on Sitecore CMS 7.2 by simply adding a media query parameter gray=1 to a media URL. However, I cannot play with it like that on Sitecore XP 8.2 Update 3 by default. What’s wrong? Using Sitecore Admin tool Show Config (/sitecore/admin/showconfig.aspx), I’m able to see GrayscaleProcessor is still available, it… Continue reading How to enable Grayscale feature on Sitecore XP 8

tools · utilities

My favourite utilities / tools for Sitecore development

The first one I want to introduce is Sitecore Instance Manager (SIM). It’s very helpful for me to set up fresh Sitecore instances at my local quickly, to edit hosts file easily via Hosts Editor. Github: it’s an open source tool for managing the local park of Sitecore instances. You can install, locate, maintain, reinstall or… Continue reading My favourite utilities / tools for Sitecore development

cms · tools

A Simple Content Audit Tool For Sitecore

Someone wants you to develop a tool provides Sitecore users a simple UI to be able to remove unsupported Sitecore item language versions of a specific Sitecore site. The main purpose is to clean up databases and might be to improve Sitecore performance. Assumptions: simple UI (a new custom Sitecore admin page) support multi-site / multi-tenant Sitecore implementation there are… Continue reading A Simple Content Audit Tool For Sitecore