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How to setup the data structure for top navigation

For menu like this one: https://www.logitech.com/en-us labels at the top on hover, submenu opens submenu can include subcategories labels as well as some images or custom components each submenu may ...
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Components showing as Items in the content tree

Quite new to Sitecore and I have come across something I have not seen before which I hope someone can explain. I have noticed in a site that I have inherited that any components added to a page ...
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Sitecore Page Request Lifecycle

I was searching for Sitecore page/request lifecycle explanation step by step, but didn't find any article that contains full information. Please help me to get full information on a Sitecore page ...
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Is it possible to have SXA and non-SXA sites hosted in the same instance or same content tree?

There has been a growing interest in configuring SXA in an existing installation. Can a non-SXA site coexist with SXA sites? Same content tree? Can non-SXA sites share content with SXA sites?
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Helix Representation for Image Callout with Multiple structure

The project site will have multiple Image Callouts that will be used in various sections of the site. These Image callouts have multiple forms. Something like below: Questions: With above ...
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How to structure product data in a Helix based solution

I'm working on an ecommerce site following Helix principles. Is it OK to store product data on (or under) the product page items? The project layer page template could inherit a data template from a ...
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Sitecore Content Limitation, best strategy way forward

I just want to understand the best content strategy that we need to employ for future large content sites. In a scenario the customer is using the Sitecore 7.x for about 4+ years, pure content site, ...
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Few questions related to Helix

Code Generation, GlassMapper for each feature: We have following TDS implementation in our solution: One TDS project for each feature/foundation projects to pull corresponding items related to those ...
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Why Sitecore habitat is not following best practice to use datasource everywhere

Sitecore best practice says to use datasource but habitat doesn't seem to follow this. At many places in habitat, content is in the item, instead of linked through datasource. Can someone explain me ...
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Integration with custom-built Product Management System

I can use some advice on an interesting architectural challenge for an organization in the travel industry :-) Sorry for the long read... The situation: The company has multiple brands that are all ...
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Sitecore 8.0 Content Tree structure

I'm working with news items. On a home page, I need to display a list of news items that link to news pages. My content tree looks like Home Page News News 1 Page Shared Content News News 1 ...
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When to store content on the Context Item vs. a Rendering's Datasource Item

This is a best practices question. When designing the templates and content tree for a Sitecore installation, what determines whether a given field should be part of the "Page's" fields vs stored on ...
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Is there a recommended approach to handling navigable Items with no layout defined?

I have a scenario in a site we're building where there are groups of pages organized into folders for organizational purposes. However, the folders aren't pages themselves. Here's an example: If ...
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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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Where should I store data source items?

I've seen two schools of thought on structuring the content tree as it relates to datasource items: Store datasource items in a folder underneath the context item Store data source items in a folder ...
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Item level datasourcing

In several of the accelerators available: Score, SXA, etc... when creating a new item for a rendering datasource, you have a folder available to put the new item right under the current item or in a ...
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Sitecore items missing language from some of the content

What is the best way to detect which items are missing a particular language version as well as add them? Is there a method to performing this in bulk?
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Can the web database contain multiple versions of a single item?

I know that master database contains all the versions of an item. Does the web database also contain all the versions of an item? Or web database can only contain a single version of an item?
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What's the best way to update items created from a branch template

When you create items based on a branch template, those items will contain a copy of the content, renderings etc. of the branch at the time the items were created - any changes applied to the branch ...
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