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How does xDB track individual visits?

With Sitecore 8.x, there is no longer a cookie associated with the individual visit (though of course the visitor cookie, SC_GLOBAL_ANALYTICS_COOKIE is still there). How does xDB track individual ...
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What are the ways to find the Sitecore version on Sitecore installations?

For the existing Sitecore instances, what are the different ways to find the version of the Sitecore CMS ?
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How to make Experience Editor placeholders editable without placeholder settings?

Normally, we need to define placeholders with allowed renderings in placeholder settings, to allow Experience Editor to support. What is the way to configure placeholders editable in the Experience ...
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How to run Sitecore in Live Mode?

I need to run my front-end website by pointing to master database, temporarily. What settings should I change to achieve this?
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What is Sitecore Live Mode?

Sitecore CMS normally uses web database content to display in fornt-end website. What is the way to run Sitecore front-end website pointing to master database. Does that mean running Sitecore ...
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Is there anyway to find packages installed into Sitecore instance

In Sitecore, there is a facility to install Sitecore packages. Is there a way to view what packages are installed into our Sitecore instance and when they got installed ? Are there any modules ...
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How to generate information needed for Sitecore support when creating a ticket

When contacting Sitecore official support, they are requesting some basic information about our solution. What is the best and easy way to create these information ? What tools/modules can we used ...
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How to get Sitecore Official Support help [closed]

Sitecore has there own Official Support process where we can create tickets/issues and get help from them. i.e. http://support.sitecore.net What is the criteria to be eligible to create tickets/...
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What is the place to view Sitecore module compatibilities

Sitecore comes with lot of official modules. These modules has there own versions while core Sitecore CMS has its own version. What is the best place to view all these modules and there ...
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What is the usage of startItem Property in Site Configuration node

In the sitecore configuration, we use site configuration nodes to define websites and its properties. When checked in site configuration nodes, there is startItem property with values to sitecore ...
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Usage of rootPath property of Site configuration node

In the sitecore configuration, we use site configuration nodes to define websites. In that configuration node, there is rootPath property with values to sitecore content item. What is the usage ...
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Sitecore User Group Directory [duplicate]

Around the world, there are lot of Sitecore User Groups created/maintained/organized by sitecore community. What is the website which contains all the Sitecore User Groups listed in same place ?
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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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what is the usage of AllowDuplicateItemNamesOnSameLevel setting in sitecore 8.1. update 2

Sitecore 8.1 Update-2 has introduced a new setting called AllowDuplicateItemNamesOnSameLevel What is the usaged of this setting ?
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Does Sitecore support xamarin mobile app development

Does sitecore has mobile api for Xamarin forms mobile app development ? If yes, please provide links to the resources.
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When will the sitecore azure search provider be released? [closed]

I saw there was a Roadmap from earlier this year saying Azure Search Provider would be included in 8.2 update 1 to be released this year. Along with Azure session redis cache. Has anyone got any ...
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How does Sitecore update the Link Database?

I installed the Sitecore URL Rewrite Module for a client. The module worked properly in non-production environments. However, it did not work on production CD servers. The module uses the links ...
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How do I define multiple sources in the Source of a Treelist field?

I am trying to add multiple root folders to the source field of a treelist template field. For example: Datasource=/sitecore/media library/ | /sitecore/content/ I have done this with sitecore query, ...
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How does Sitecore update a search index if there are no index update strategies configured?

The Sitecore docs list the available index update strategies, but there is no mention of what happens if no strategies are configured. For example, would the index on the CD server for the following ...
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Getting locked items SPE

I have a multisite Sitecore instance and I would like to get all locked items from all different sites and users and unlock them, is it possible to do this job using Sitecore Powershell Extensions?
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Sitecore Datalift returning null for actionItem

I have the following dummy controller trying to use https://github.com/cassidydotdk/Sitecore.Datalift public class MyController : DataLiftController { public ActionResult Index() { ...
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How do you create a random desktop background image like that in Windows?

I've found this article where the author describes how to upload custom images. So what I would like to do now is have it rotate randomly every few minutes. Seems like something that would work ...
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How do you customize the the profile photo in 8.2 or newer?

From the desktop I've only been able to change the background to one of the predefined images; same goes for the profile. Not finding any articles that relate specifically to those images.
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Items missing workflow audit report

I'm working on a rescue project and have started to noticed that there are quite a number of items not associated with a workflow. A few of the content editors have reported that sometimes items can ...
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How to show a simple dialog like confirm/alert to the content editor without requiring a deployment?

Sitecore has provided many great ways to plug into their architecture via pipelines and configuration patches. I'm confused however how to present a simple dialog to the content editor whenever they ...
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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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Packaging up items from Unicorn into a Sitecore package

I have used TDS for most of my packages for deployment or creating modules for co-workers and friends. TDS is great at creating update packages. Is there a process to take all Unicorn items and ...
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How can I write my own Media Framework Extension?

I've noticed that Ooyala and Brightcove both have their own media connectors. I'm looking at using a different media provider, and am trying to figure out what the amount of effort would be to write ...
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How can I use a 3rd party search appliance to build my searches?

I'd like to use Algolia (a cloud-based search provider) for building my search indexes instead of using SOLR. Is that possible? How could I get started?
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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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How to unlock the Sitecore admin user account?

I know you can unlock normal Sitecore users from user manager by login in to Sitecore backend, as admin user. Is there any way to unlock Sitecore admin user, when the user account gets locked?
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Trial publish to an alternate site

Our content authors want to do a trial publish before making all their content live; part of their approval process is examining how the layouts pull in all the other 3rd party content etc. Could we ...
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Is there a way to reset Sitecore admin password from database level?

I forgot my Sitecore admin password and was thinking a way to reset from database level. Is there a SQL query to reset Sitecore admin password ?
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PDF Downloads 0 Bytes

We have an issue where all images from the media library display fine. But PDFs stored in the media library download with 0 bytes. We've tracked this down to an issue somewhere in the Multisites ...
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Sitecore.ContentSearch.SolrProvider.SwitchOnRebuildSolrSearchIndex. No matching constructor was found

I am trying to configure Solr for Sitecore 8.2. Solr is running and I have cores set up for each index and secondary cores set up for rebuilding. I'm not using the Solr support package. I am getting ...
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Contact is locked by another operation

I'm having an issue identifying xDB contacts... I'm trying to call the Identify() method in my controller action, but I see this error in the logs: Exception: System.InvalidOperationException ...
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SimpleInjector as default DI in Sitecore 8.2

I read this post today about replacing Sitecores 8.2 default DI (https://medium.com/@structuredcode/replacing-the-default-di-container-in-sitecore-8-2-4e65d4956c99), but the example is for Autofac. We ...
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SOLR schema is Invalid?

I have been tweaking my SOLR 5.4 schema and I have noticed this behavior: If I have _path defined in my schema.xml, I do not see _path_sm (or _path) in my raw SOLR index. However, if I remove the ...
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WARN Could not register counter in HealthMonitor warnings in logs

I'm seeing a ton of these messages in my logs all the time. How can I clear them up? Heartbeat 13:07:35 WARN Could not register counter in HealthMonitor. Category: .NET CLR Memory, Name: # Bytes ...
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How do I parse a Rich Text in PowerShell in order to replace elements?

I have a requirement to read each rich text field and then edit the content with unordered lists rather than ordered.
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Sitecore Experience Editor Slow on Servers?

Does anyone have any ideas why Experience Editor would take 5-6 seconds to display a component I add when running on development or staging servers vs less than 2 seconds when running Sitecore and the ...
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What are some appropriate uses for Sitecore Data Providers?

Data Providers are difficult to develop, given the performance and data mapping challenges they can present. But they are powerful when done correctly: Allowing real-time integration with external ...
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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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How do I set password complexity?

I need to change the password complexity requirements for authors to meet corporate standards of a password being: Minium of 8 characters Contain at least one numeral Contain at least one symbol
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Lucene index corruption

I've had a serious problem with several clients while utilising a Lucene search index where anomalies like content missing that should be there or duplicate content (more than one document of the same ...
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Installing WFFM with SIM - post-install steps

When installing the WFFM module with SIM, does it perform the post-install steps for you, like running the SQL script against the reporting database or updating the web.config for the captcha controls?...
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MediaRequestProtection: An invalid/missing hash value was encountered

My Sitecore error logs contain messages such as: ERROR MediaRequestProtection: An invalid/missing hash value was encountered. The expected hash value... What would be causing this? This is only ...
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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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Item Language Fallback doesn't work for Sitecore query

This is for Sitecore 7.5 update-2 version. We are using Item-level Language Fallback and everything works fine except this piece gives error every time except when in Page Editor mode. item.Axes....
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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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