Questions tagged [content-editor]

For questions related to the Content Editor interface. Includes context menu, ribbon, content tree, field sections, field validations, etc.

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Is it possible to get a list of all locked items?

Our editors would like to be able to see all locked items at a glance to be able to clean up locks. There is of course the option to show locked items in the Quick Action Bar in the content tree, but ...
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How do I get my section icons in the Content Editor to show again?

It used to be, that next to the collapsible sections in the Content Editor tab; the section icon would display on the tab. This made it very easy for me to identify the section I was looking for. To ...
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What is the fastest way to delete thousands of items in the content tree?

We are trying to delete tens of thousands of items in the content tree. However, it is taking a VERY long time to do that. We have tried to delete through the Sitecore Experience Editor and it is ...
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How to filter items by language in Treelist field

On a multilingual site, how can I make a treelist field to only show items of selected language in the editor -so editors can't select items that do not have versions or shouldn't exist on their site. ...
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Hiding items in the Content Editor for certain users / roles

The content editors want to divide up their roles so that some editors of the site only have access to edit and change a certain area of the site (e.g. /news and all its descendants). These editors ...
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Is there any easter egg in Sitecore?

I am just curious whether there is an easter egg - inside joke, hidden message (image) or secret feature - that you have found in Sitecore in various versions. Are there any? Easter egg -> https://...
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How can I find all usages of template in insert options?

Doing a template refactor, I wanted to add a new base template and move a lot of scattered functionality to this template, including insert options. I did not know exactly where one specific template ...
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What fieldtype should I use to select one item from a bucket

I have a template in which I want to provide a field where editors can select 1 item from a bucket. I am just not sure which field type I should use. The best match for working with buckets seems to ...
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Enable Content Editor button depending on template type

I'm building a custom content editor button which will issue a command passing the ID of the selected item. Is there a way to enable/disable my button based on the template of the selected item. I ...
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Limiting version numbers/copying old versions to archive for easy access

Sitecore recommends limiting number of items to up to 10 versions per item. The version manager module can be used to limit the number of item versions. This can either be run periodically, or when ...
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How to delete data templates?

I am trying to delete a large number of data templates - an entire section. However I have some content items that use those data templates and also there seems to be a lot of template inheritance ...
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How do I display an error dialog from content editor command?

How do I show an error style dialog (i.e. with red error logo and the expand text) from a content editor command? I've tried to use SheerResponse.ShowError(). The content editor greys out like it ...
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Setting the target on an internal link field

Is the link target dropdown editable somewhere in the Sitecore tree? On a Sitecore v8.0 (rev. 150812) system, when editing a General Link field, the content editor is unable to set the "target" ...
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Is there an option to only show item names (not display names) in the content tree?

I want to see the actual item name in the content editor. The display name being (mis)used by content editors which makes finding and linking items really hard.
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Experiencing strange behavior with Check Box Field on Sitecore 8.1

Working on a Multilingual Implementation on Sitecore Version 8.1 rev. 160302 (Update-2) with 7 languages. We are experiencing a random and strange behavior with Check-boxes (In my case). Scenario ...
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Restrict Item by Base Template on a Field IncludeTemplatesForSelection

Out of the box it is possible to restrict items in a fields data source by its base template type. I can specify a filter as follows that restricts to items of type Employee... DataSource=/sitecore/...
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What is the Use of Heartbeat.aspx in Sitecore

I have been noticing this heartbeat.aspx in few blogs.But nothing explains the use of heartbeat.aspx,What exatcly is hearbeat.aspx and how/when can i use it ?
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How should I remove the default Home item?

I would like to delete the Home from master database. I can delete without any problem but I saw for example references in site configurations. Is there any other places where should I remove the ...
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Exception thrown when trying to set General Link value

I am working on a template that has a General Link field. When I am trying to set the Insert link with the Sitecore Content Editor I am getting the following error: I am working on Sitecore 8.0 (rev....
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Bulk workflow approval

A content editor is on the experience editor, they have previewed the page, they are happy with the page, they want it to approve the version of the page they are previewing, so it is ready to go live ...
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Content variable in sitecore fields

I got a scenario where i want to add variable in content say multiline text. This variable is kind of link which will be populated based on user profile. Having said that i m looking for best ...
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Not publishable warning on descendant items

We're on Sitecore 8.2. We have recently moved from Sitecore 6.6 to 8.2. In Sitecore 6.6, if the parent item is marked as "Never publish" I get a warning in Content Editor on that item saying "This ...
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How to copy an item to multiple locations

What is the easiest and quickest way to copy an item to various locations? I have about 100 multisites in a solution and I have created a new template. I need to create a new item inheriting this ...
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In the “Select Media” dialog, where are the search facets defined at in Sitecore?

This is for Sitecore 8.1 Update 3. In the Select Media dialog that pops up on certain media fields (for example, clicking Browse on an image field), I want to know where the search facets are ...
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GeneralLink field breaks in CE when using ampersand (&) in description

Using sitecore 8.1 update -1 When adding a description that includes & (e.g. hola & hello) to a GeneralLink field, the error below is thrown and the value is not shown on either content ...
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Is there a way to reference another database in Multilist with Search

I created a user content generated database in Sitecore where I will store my users and their comments. I plan to have a subscriptions item bucket that will be stored in the web database (published ...
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List of built-in Sitecore Field Types

Sitecore provides a large number of fields out of the box, and while some of them are obvious (Checkbox, Single Line Text, ...) some fields are not obvious by name alone (eg. What is Droplist vs ...
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How do i validate an image for byte-size in Content Editor?

I would like to Validate the Image Field say i shouldn't allow the image more than 1 MB. How do I do that in content editor?
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Why Sitecore does not allow to use special characters in Name Value List field as a key?

I would like to use special characters as a key in a Name Value List field. Any idea why Sitecore doesn't allow this? Is there any nice way to disallow this validation?
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Sitecore 8.0 Preview Mode not rendering all the way

The preview mode loads the page, but it has the SPEAK square just spinning over the top of it with an server error in '/' Application at the top where the ribbon is suppose to be. If I inspect the ...
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How can I search for date field values on the Content Editor?

I have a website with Sitecore.NET 7.2 (rev. 160123). Using facets I see I can search for different things, and I have a few filters. However, I didn't manage to be able to filter for a date field on ...
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Content Editor showing “failed to load resource: Request timeout” in Safari only

My Sitecore instance is showing an error "failed to load resource: Request timeout" for some items in safari browser only. Same items perfectly opens in other browsers. Is there any external setting I'...
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How to determine whether an editor is using the Desktop Content Editor or Launchpad Content Editor?

I've been doing a lot more SPE report implementations and noticed that the functionality of loading the ListView is dependent on whether the editor is using the Content Editor from Launchpad or the ...
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Order the Languages by Display Name in the Content Editor

I would like to list out the languages by display name in the language selection. Right now they default to the item name.
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Overlapping Field Issue

We are running into a strange issue with a Sitecore field overlapping in only one of our Sitecore 6.6 environments. We've verified that the field configuration is correct (and that the same ...
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Open item in language version in which search result was returned

Currently facing an issue where when you search bucketed items within Sitecore, in let us say Danish language, you get Danish results but clicking on that item opens an English version in new content ...
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Deleting an Item with a null Template

Thru a series of unfortunate events (most likely missing a template in a package between servers/instances) I found myself having issues inserting links thru the General Link field. Tracked it down ...
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Set File datasource property to restrict start folder

I am using the File field type to allow a content editor to upload a new file, or select an existing file. I wish to restrict where a file can be chosen from, so I have set the datasource of the ...
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Create a launchpad button that opens the content and makes the current context a specific folder

I'm able to add a launchpad button that opens the content editor, but what I would like to do is to open the content editor so that it's context is within a specific folder - so the user doesn't see ...
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Validator bar not appearing for general link field

I am working with Sitecore 8.1 and I am having a strange issue. I have a General Link field called 'Login Link' on which I am trying set required field validation. I have selected 'Required' for all ...
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Clearing recent icons

I have an icon in my recents icons that has a FQDN for the path. It causes my icon picker to stall while the editor waits to resolve the url. Does anyone know how to clear the recent icons list?
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Knowing which rendering has a broken link

When looking at the broken links report or broken links in the bumper, sometimes it will reference a broken link in the Final Renderings. But no info is available to know which rendering is doing it. ...
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How to programmatically refresh a Sitecore item on Content Editor upon editing it

I would like to refresh a Sitecore item after editing it programmatically. Scenario: An Action of a workflow opens a dialog, does some operation and on clicking the OK button I want to refresh the ...
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Images for different breakpoints

I have read various implementation approaches to render images in desktop/mobile view without cropping/stretching it. Last time I had a chat with a fellow developer, they insisted on having a ...
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Unhide Ribbon strips

I have managed to hide all ribbon strips by right clicking on ribbon and un checking them. I have zero strips now, on the ribbon and so, ribbon is hidden. I cannot able to get them back. I have ...
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“Multilist with Search” Field Does Not Return Search Results With Two Or More Items Selected

This is for Sitecore 8.1 Update 3, using Solr 5.5. It appears that in a Multilist with Search Field, if the field has two or more items currently selected (it does not matter whether the item has ...
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Buggy UI when choosing icons in CE on Chrome/Firefox with Sitecore9u1

Is it just in my installation or overall that ribbon Configure and button Icon are behaving incorrectly on Chrome and Firefox in Sitecore 9 Update 1? Dialog box is hidden behind content tree: I need ...
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How can I make the publishing restrictions dialog use the user's time zone?

When a user sets an item's publishing restrictions, it's possible to define dates and times in the "publishable from" and "publishable to" fields. These date/time values will be interpreted in the ...
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Hiding Specific Fields for Specific Language in Content Editor

We need some specific customization to hide a specific field for a specific language. like hiding Title field for English language but not for Spanish etc. Please suggest a any way to do this.
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Unable to change DisplayName of the item

In this curious case I'm facing here, I'm unable to change any item's Display Name. I have tried changing DisplayName from Ribbon menu, from Appearance section and Sitecore Rocks. I can write new ...

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