I'm new to Sitecore powershell and I would like to know what's the best way to get all the items on my content tree that have a specific rendering parameter set so I can replace it with another value in the rendering parameter? I know I can replace the layout IDs but I thought in using powershell to create a more elegant solution.

I have reviewed the documentation on Get-Rendering and Set-Rendering but I wasn't able to get the script to work. Here is what I have so far. Any help is highly appreciated

 $defaultLayout = Get-LayoutDevice "Default"
$path = "master:\sitecore\content\home\page-that-has-rendering"
$language = 'en-US'
$items = Get-ChildItem -Path $path -Language $language -Recurse
$newValue = Get-Item -Path 'master:\sitecore\content\home\path-to-mynewrenderingparametervalue'
$items | ForEach-Object {
    $rendering = Get-Rendering -Id $_.ID -Device $defaultLayout -FinalLayout 
    #$param = Get-RenderingParameter -Rendering $rendering | Format-Table -Auto
    foreach($itemRendering in Get-Rendering -Item $_ -FinalLayout) {

        $parameters = Get-RenderingParameter -Rendering $itemRendering
        Set-Rendering -Instance $newValue     
  • What's the path that you have for $newValue? Is that another item that you're copying the rendering parameters from? Nov 6 at 2:38
  • yes, that's the rendering parameter I'm trying to set it to.
    – Arik Torhn
    Nov 8 at 14:02

Try with this code snippet. I am not using build-in cmdlets but Sitecore API only.

Function takes as an input item that you want to edit and field - either Final or Shared layout.

Rendering parameter name and value are hardcoded inside function. Modify it to your specific needs.

function Set-RenderingParametersForField($item, $fieldID) {
    $laytoutField = New-Object "Sitecore.Data.Fields.LayoutField" $item.Fields[$fieldID]
    $modified = $false
    $definition = [Sitecore.Layouts.LayoutDefinition]::Parse($laytoutField.Value)
    $definition.Devices | % {
        $_.Renderings | % {
            $par = [Sitecore.Web.WebUtil]::ParseUrlParameters($_.Parameters)
            $renderingParameter = $par["RENDERING_PARAMETER_FIELD_NAME"]
            if ($renderingParameter -ne $null) {
                $_.Parameters = (New-Object "Sitecore.Text.UrlString" $par).GetUrl()
                $modified = $true
    if ($modified) {
        $laytoutField.Value = $definition.ToXml()
        $item.Editing.EndEdit() > $null

Set-RenderingParametersForField $currentItem ([Sitecore.FieldIDs]::LayoutField)
Set-RenderingParametersForField $currentItem ([Sitecore.FieldIDs]::FinalLayoutField)

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