A Use Case for Running Sitecore Powershell Extensions (SPE) locally only

We don’t install Sitecore Powershell Extensions (SPE) in our Production environment. Why? Because it adds a potentially dangerous attack vector if someone got a hold of an admin login. Yes, we argued this back and forth over time, but in the end came to a workable compromise. The compromise was to run SPE locally, adding an… Continue reading A Use Case for Running Sitecore Powershell Extensions (SPE) locally only

Solving for x(DB)

Often the most confusing, seemingly complex problems boil down to the simplest of causes. This is such a case (jump to the end for the punchline). We recently upgraded from Sitecore 7.5 to 8.1, to gain the ability to capture and utilize Sitecore analytics data. We were told that Sitecore 7.5 had all the new… Continue reading Solving for x(DB)

Glass.Mapper v.3 Breaks Sitecore 8.1 Update-1 Analytics

During our team’s recent upgrade from Sitecore 7.5 (rev. 150212) to 8.1 Update-1, there were a number of tool version incompatibilities, but most weren’t surprising. What I did not expect, however, was that the version of Glass.Mapper we were using would break Sitecore Analytics. We were previously using v.3.2.1.42. The manifestation of this was the Sitecore admin… Continue reading Glass.Mapper v.3 Breaks Sitecore 8.1 Update-1 Analytics

Cage match: Sitecore 8.1 versus Bootstrap 3

Our company’s website is currently running on Sitecore 8.1 Update-1, and we use a combination of industry-standard tooling, like JQuery, Boostrap, Grunt, Sass, and the like. Sitecore, for the most part, plays nice with these tools. But there are occasions where they simply collide. One such place is in the Experience Editor navigation bar. Take, for instance,… Continue reading Cage match: Sitecore 8.1 versus Bootstrap 3