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  • Phillip Berglund
    03.23.2017

    Tips for Implementing and Customizing Security in Sitecore

    In a recent project, I was asked to implement a feature I had not worked with before—field access rights. As with many things in Sitecore, access rights are typically easy to implement. If you’ve worked with any requirements around security in Sitecore...
  • Brittney Scarlett
    03.22.2017

    Marketing Automation

    Marketing automation has become a popular phrase in today's digital marketing ecosystem. You may find yourself wondering, "Why is marketing automation even important?" or, perhaps more importantly, "What exactly IS marketing automation?"
  • Scott Reinhardt
    03.16.2017

    Fix for a Bug in the Tabs Container

    On the surface, the business requirement appeared simple: In Adobe Enterprise Manager (AEM), reorganize the properties in the dialog box into sub-categories. In execution, however, this proved to not be so simple, due to a bug in Adobe Enterprise Manager (AEM).
  • Purvi Patel
    03.16.2017

    Social Media in the New World

    Is your brand struggling to be heard in a noisy digital space? At Sagepath, we evaluate your brand’s core, your business’s unique influences, and apply creative concepts to these objectives to develop effective social media strategies. While a strategy and plan are two important factors in achieving social media success, it is vital to understand that not every post will drive high engagement rates, an outpouring of website traffic, or convert to sales.

  • Sneh Parmar
    03.16.2017

    Analytics - Types of Data Points and How They Work Together

    The amount of data collected these days is unfathomable. In fact, there’s such an abundant amount of data collected that analysts have difficulty trying to determine what’s important.

    So how do you connect all of that information to give a holistic view into what’s happening? It could potentially take forever trying to connect certain data points; however, in order to be effective you need to focus on the key elements that you are trying to showcase.

  • Haris Cajic
    03.15.2017

    SEO Audit 101

    An SEO audit is a procedure which documents a website’s performance based on a variety of factors. The overall goal is to identify and develop a strategy to tackle any SEO challenges the website faces.
  • Kayla Amaral
    03.13.2017

    Let's Get Giffy

    The weekly status call with the client was going great. No new bugs were reported, and we were just wrapping things up when the client said, “Oh, one last thing—our content author reported that cinemagraphs aren’t working in the custom hero carousel. Do you guys have any ideas?”

  • Sean McKaharay
    03.13.2017

    Custom Thumbnail Servlet

    What image rendition should I use? AEM has a workflow that will create all kinds of renditions depending on how you want to work with your original image. AEM has a ThumbnailServlet. Now given that information, we have created a better more extensible servlet that can be customized any way you like it.
  • Kayla Amaral
    03.13.2017

    Cracking the Code on Adobe Experience Manager’s Thumbnail Servlet. Literally

    The website launch wasn’t going so well. After months of development, the custom website our developers had built in Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) was ready to launch. But as the DNS swing took place and our AEM team waited for the DNS to flush on their workstations, the site that had loaded in milliseconds the day before was now taking 5+ seconds to load. A Google PageSpeed test confirmed the team’s fear—custom components built into the site were pulling large images uploaded by the content authors.

  • Sean McKaharay
    02.28.2017

    Lessons from the AEM School of Hard Knocks

    In the time since I built my first project in Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), I’ve learned that there are a lot of AEM configurators, but not many true AEM developers. In my experience, ask an AEM configurator what a thumbnail servlet is and how it works, odds are that they will probably not know what a servlet is or how it works. On the other hand, an AEM developer will know what a thumbnail servlet is and how it is used, and will likely know how to override its functionality. So if you are planning on building out a site in AEM, there are some lessons I’ve learned that you may want to take into consideration. 
  • Mike Matthes
    08.29.2016

    SQL Server - XML Query

    This is how you can query an XML field in SQL Server
  • Mike Matthes
    06.17.2016

    Sitecore 8 analytics reports are empty

    This article explains how to fix the issue where the Sitecore Analytics reports are empty.
  • Mike Vallotton
    04.07.2016

    Using Personalization To Reorder Content

    Sitecore personalization provides out-of-the-box functionality to use a different datasource or a different component based on personalization rules.  This post will show how to extend that functionality to reorder a datasource using personalization rules.

  • Sean McKaharay
    02.24.2016

    Sitecore/uCommerce Review

    uCommerce is a .NET based ecommerce system seamlessly integrated with the enterprise class Content Management System Sitecore, giving you the best of both worlds.
  • Mike Matthes
    02.05.2016

    Missing Method when using Web Forms For Marketers (WFFM 8) with Sitecore 8

    Missing Method when using WFFM with Sitecore 8
    Missing method: System.Web.WebPages.BuildManagerWrapper.IsNonUpdateablePrecompiledApp

  • Mike Matthes
    12.01.2015

    XPath Tester

    Test your xpath queries from Sitecore admin
  • Justin Brown
    10.27.2015

    Failed to truncate the automation state aggregation trail table

    Hotfix for ERROR Failed to truncate the automation state aggregation trail table.

  • Phillip Berglund
    10.07.2015

    uCommerce Store Bug

    Explanation of uCommerce bug when all stores removed

  • Justin Brown
    09.12.2015

    Media Library Will Not Unpack Zip Archives

    Sitecore 8's Media Library has bug and will not unpack zip archives. Here's a quick fix.

  • Sean McKaharay
    08.14.2015

    Extend xBlog Search

    xBlog does a good job searching within each blog, but there is a issue with searching across all blogs. What if i want to find all blog post with a certain search criteria?

  • Mike Matthes
    07.15.2015

    Sitecore 8 Basic Search

    The Sitecore search API has a lot of functionality, but it's not completely clear on how to get started. Here is the most basic example.
  • Justin Brown
    07.14.2015

    Dynamic In-Page Navigation

    Learn how to implement dynamic in-page navigation that can easily be edited in the Experience Editor using only a few simple components.
  • Sean McKaharay
    07.13.2015

    Bugs With Bootstrap and Sitecore 8

    If you are the type of developer that builds for Experience Editor first and you are implementing a Twitter Bootstrap solution you will know that there are some CSS conflicts and issues in the Experience Editor. These issues don't change the functionality, but they are annoying and create a bad user experience.
  • Mike Matthes
    06.30.2015

    ViewBag not defined

    I was getting this error when I added my first ViewRendering on a clean install of Sitecore 8: "The name 'ViewBag' does not exist in the current context"
  • Mike Matthes
    06.27.2015

    Sitecore 8.x MVC Version Conflicts

    Sitecore 8 (Sitecore 8.0 rev. 141212.zip) ships with MVC version 5.1.0. If you create a new Visual Studio solution and download MVC from NuGet, you’ll have version 5.2.3 installed. Once you copy your dll into the Sitecore bin directory, you’ll get an error.