This came to my mind after I saw the following question https://stackoverflow.com/q/9033/468718 and also https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/hidden-features

We, Sitecore developers know the basics.

Some even mastered the areas like EXM, WFFM, Workflow, Powershell Extensions, etc.

But what are the most hidden features or tricks of Sitecore that people barely know it exists in Sitecore?

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    Oct 13, 2016 at 20:27
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These are hardly hidden, but maybe lesser known?

  • F9 in Content Editor brings up the Site Publish dialog.
  • Sitecore Rocks
  • There are so many incredible pages in the Admin folder that can help you debug stuff. ShowConfig.aspx for your compiled Web.Config. Cache.aspx for cache tuning...
  • Developer Center is still in Sitecore 8.x. You can get there by appending "/sitecore/shell/default.aspx?xmlcontrol=IDE" to your Sitecore path.

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