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Editable Sitecore fields with Glass

Folks I'm trying to do something basic here which is have a general link and an image field as editable in experience editor on my view using Glass. my end goal is to have two editable fields which ...
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Does Page Editor run on master or web database?

If I open a Sitecore content item in Sitecore Page Editor, does it run on the master database or on web database?
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Editing Content in Experience Editor in Multi-site configuration

We have a multi-site setup and have the following sites defined in config: <sites> <site name="mysite1" patch:before="*[@name='website']" rootPath="/sitecore/content/mysite1" startItem="...
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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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Force shared layout in experience editor

I know there's a button in experience editor to decide whether to use the shared layout or the final layout when adding renderings (and the default is final layout). Is there a setting that forces ...
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Disabling 'Move Component' in Experience Editor for a specific rendering

Is it possible to disable an option, Move Component, in the Experience Editor, for a specific rendering? I have looked at the rendering and rendering options, but neither gave the possibility. I have ...
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Experience Editor changes force refresh

When in Experience Editor making changes to some fields, such as a multilist that could control a rendering of items to show, do not reflect on the page until it is saved. This can be confusing and ...
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Broken external links encoding

There's an issue in our EXM when referring to external links. When we insert these links in EXM message editor: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/rock-climbing-cat_n_5380069.html?utm_hp_ref=...
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Copy final layout to shared layout

Our content authors, makes a lot of mistake when whey work in Experience Editor. Quite often they do some changes on final layout, but expect to have it on shared layout. Is is any tool exist that ...
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Experience Editor Support in JSS (headless)?

We're using Sitecore 9 for a greenfield project. One of the topics of discussion is whether or not we want to use EE vs. Headless. I'm not going to ask the pros vs cons of using one over the other, I ...
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Dictionary items editable in experience editor?

Anyone know if there is any easy way of making a dictionary item editable in experience editor could be using glass or not? I've seen some examples where custom pipelines have been built but wondering ...
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What Role or Security Permission is required to edit the Placeholder and Datasource fields of a component?

We are setting up permission for users of our site, and have assigned our users to the roles sitecore\Sitecore Client Authoring and sitecore\Sitecore Client Designing. However this does not allow the ...
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How to Restrict by Role Adding Rendering to Placeholder in Experience Editor

Would anyone know a way to restrict/allow by role the ability to add a rendering to a placeholder in the Experience Editor? This is for Sitecore 8.0.
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Component not showing as an option to add to a placeholder?

All my other components display as options to add when I click on my main placeholder in Experience Editor. However one component is not shown in the list and I can't see why. I've added it to the ...
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Some Experience Editor icons are missing after upgrade to 9.0 Update 1

After upgrading from 8.1 Update 3 to latest 9.0 Update 1 a lot of icons are missing in the Experience Editor, but not all. For example on the PRESENTATION tab only the Preview and Normal icons are ...
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How do I make my placeholder area more visible and larger?

I have some overlays and some markup that seems to hide some of my placeholder in my experience editor and I would like to know how to make the areas larger and visible. thank you for any advice.
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Advanced rendering data source criterias

Has anyone got any ideas on how to customise the “choose data source dialog” / pipelines; so that only certain items (by tag or otherwise) are available as the selectable data source?
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Add Here not Visible in Placeholder in Experience Editor

I have a scenario where the Add Here button is not visible for the placeholder I want to add a component to. I have to select other content in the placeholder and use the Go to parent component button ...
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Move/Rename Experience Editor 'Edit component properties' button

In specific instance, I prefer to make use of rendering parameters when creating a Sitecore rendering. However, our content authors find it's placement and button description unintuitive. I see that ...
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Issue with publishing “related items” from Experience Editor

I have a Sitecore 8 project where we have created a component for the editors to use. A component takes Datasource of "Datasource-Folder" with X numbers of "Datasource-Item" below. The tree looks ...
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A rendering snippets in Web Forms

I would like to add a rendering that also has some other rendering added to its own place holder ahead of time. An example is to add a striped rendering and place a 1 column grid rendering in the ...
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Personalization conditions switching doesn`t work in Experience Editor (9.1.0, Initial Release)

We personalize one particular rendering on page item. There are some different conditions that have different datasource item for this rendering. Personalization works good on website - datasource is ...
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Error in Experience Editor when Saving Rendering with Image Field Rendering Parameter

I have a rendering that has a custom rendering parameters template. That rendering parameters template contains an image field. When I add the component to the page, add an image to the field, and ...
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What is the recommended pattern for dynamic paragraph systems in Sitecore?

It's not at all uncommon to have an article page designed that is intended to be dynamically formed from a number of components: <rich text> <left image with additional comment> <rich ...
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Is there a way to create a custom experience button (or edit frame button) that opens a dropdown with additional experience editor buttons?

I have a situation where a rendering could use a set of customization buttons that are all related. Rather than filling up the rendering's edit frame, I'd like to add a button that can expand into a ...
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Adding a new language version of a component in Experience Editor

We're building a multi-language site, focusing on Experience Editor. When browsing to a page that doesn't have a version in the current language, you are given the option to add a language version: ...
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Experience Editor does not work from LaunchPad (if sc_resolvelanguage=1)

Experience editor from content tree works fine, i.e. link: http://[myhostname]/?sc_mode=edit&sc_itemid=%7bA072B881-5A9D-4288-A4E1-4F64CD7CFDA3%7d&sc_version=1&sc_lang=en&sc_site=[...
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How do you render EditFrame programmatically in C#?

I am working on an inherited project that was built with minimal support for editing with the Experience Editor (Sitecore 8.2.4). In particular, I need to retrofit EditFrames (documentation link). ...
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Experience Editor painfully slow

I am getting painfully slow performance when using the experience editor in sitecore 9.. I have several modules added to the page (inside nested dynamic placeholders), and any change seems to take an ...
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Show Info is Shared or Final Layout in The Experience Editor on the Site

For usability issues I would like to show in the Experience Editor (Sitecore 8.1 rev. 151207) if the User is currently working in the Shared or Final Layout because it is only visible in the ...
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Sitecore Site using custom database on custom site

Sitecore 9.0.1 I've tried to create a new site definition that's associated with a custom publishing target database. I have the database registered, publishing targets built, content completely ...
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How do I reduce the unnecessary scripts from my custom theme?

I've observed that there are few base themes referenced when I create a new theme. For this example, I'll use the Basic2 theme. Here is what I see selected on the theme: Further exploration leads me ...
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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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“Replace Rendering” in Experience Editor disabled

We have renderings which have compatible renderings configured. The button in the Experience Editor (Sitecore 8.1 Update-3) shows up on our local development environments and renderings can be ...
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Item not found when saving page in Experience Editor

I have a strange situation where I get a 'Item not found' on postback in Experience Editor when I edit an page. The culprit is a controller rendering which has a line of code in to get the current ...
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Why is 'Create New Content' disabled

I am trying to add a new component into a sitecore page using the Experience Editor. I want my component to read from a datasource item. I want to be able to create content items (as datasource) from ...
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How can I make the Edit the related item menu show in Experience Editor?

I am setting permissions for content editors of a site. The user in question is a member of the following roles: sitecore\Sitecore Client Users sitecore\Author sitecore\Sitecore Client Social ...
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How do I add a button to the Experience Editor Ribbon?

I would like to add a button to the Experience Editor ribbon that will open a modal or new window with a set of fields from the context item. I had some custom code to do this with the old Sheer UI ...
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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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Automatically set datasource when adding a rendering to a page

My goal is to automatically set the datasource of a rendering when an certain rendering is added to the page in the Experience Editor. Since the datasource item is created when the user adds a ...
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Personalization using a Campaign not working

I have created a Test Campaign. I am now trying to Personalize a home page component using the Campaign trigger. However the Personalization rule is not firing. I can see the campaign has been ...
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Bootstrap 3 accordion not opening in experience editor

I have a bootstrap 3 accordion on my Sitcore 8.2 update 5 page, see full markup in bottom. This accordion works as expected, however the accordion panels do not expand any more when the page is opened ...
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DatasourceUsagesCount request slowing down Experience Editor

I am using Sitecore 8.2. The Experience Editor has a feature called as "Usage" which appears in the widget that shows when we select a component/rendering. The purpose of the usage functionality is to ...
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Disable 'Create new content' from 'Select the associated content' window

I am using Sitecore 8.2 (initial release) and I have a case when for a rendering I have defined the fields 'Datasource Template' and 'Datasource Location' but I need to disable the button ...
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Glass Mapper: DateTime format in experience editor

So I've wanted to change the default format of the date time field in the experience editor. I've had a look and most people suggest @Editable(item, x => x.Start_Date, x=>x.Start_Date....
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Is it possible to limit Renderings so they can only be placed once on a page?

I'm using Sitecore 8.1 rev. 151207 - And I have that rendering which only should be placed once on a page. Is it possible to limit that in terms of letting the user not add another one of the same ...
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Is it possible to edit fields in the Page Editor that are shown on hover?

I have a menu where the submenu area is shown when you hover over the top menu option. The top option is a link field and the submenu is a rich text area. When I hover over the top option the submenu ...
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What does the number of interactions mean in the personalization visitor rules

When adding personalization rules to a component I get this option: "where the specific campaign was triggered during a past or current interaction and when the number of elapsed days compares to ...
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What is the “Control bar” checkbox on Experience Editor “View” tab supposed to do?

Today a content editor asked me what the "Control bar" checkbox on the Experience Editor "View" tab is supposed to do - and I did not know. In our instance, clicking the checkbox doesn't seem to do/...
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Native Dynamic Placeholders overlap on the Experience Editor

I am using the Sitecore 9 default implementation of Dynamic Placeholders, and everything works fairly well. However, the one issue I've had is that the Dynamic Placeholders all overlap each other in ...

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