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How can I programmatically add a rendering to all of my content items?

You can do this by using the Powershell Extensions module. $item = get-item master:\content\Demo\Int\Home $device =Get-Device -Default $contentDataSource = get-item master:\content\Demo\Int\Home\...
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How can I programmatically add a rendering to all of my content items?

Another option is to use the Sitecore search bulk update actions. Start a search at the root of your content tree (e.g. /sitecore/content/home). Click on the little magnifying glass Enter a search ...
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Deleting an Item with a null Template

A safer method would be to use the DbBrowser. You can find this by going to <yoursiteurl>/sitecore/admin/dbbrowser.aspx. You will get a screen where the content tree loads up on the left and you ...
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Sitecore Powershell query for big images of a certain size

August 2019 Update There is a report included with SPE allowing you to find images by a specific size. January 2018 Update - 6 months later So we've added a few more websites with media to our ...
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How to check an item exists with powershell without raising an error?

Try this $database = "master" $homeItem = "$($database):\sitecore\content\home123" $homeExists = Test-Path -Path $homeItem
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Powershell get all items that use a template

There is a report included with SPE called Items with Template that can provide you with this information. This report scans a tree and checks for inheritance at any level. Slow because it has to look ...
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Issue elevating SPE Console in 9.1 Azure PaaS

I recently discovered this issue on my local instance of SPE while working on 5.1. Corey Smith showed me how to resolve this issue as it recently came up with Unicorn. Apply the following patch for ...
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Copy final layout to shared layout

I wrote a PowerShell cmldet for merging Final Renderings back into Shared Renderings. function Merge-Layout { [CmdletBinding()] param( [Parameter(Mandatory = $true,Position = 0,...
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Create new language version for content branch

There is already one blog post on this topic on Internet Code snippet from the blog as below: Add-ItemLanguage -Path "master:\sitecore\content" -Language "en" -TargetLanguage "de-DE" -IfExist ...
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Can you run Sitecore Powershell without triggering Sitecore events?

This is how you could use the using statement inside Powershell function Using-Object { [CmdletBinding()] param( [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)] [AllowEmptyString()] [...
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Update all users in the Administrator Role

In SPE you should be able to do the following to get a list of all users with the admin role. This should get you users, with admin role who are not the default admin $users = Get-User -Filter* ...
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Sitecore PowerShell extensions module compatibility with Sitecore 9.2

I do know that I personally built 5.1 to address the compatibility issue with jobs. I encourage you to consider trying that to confirm it corrects the issue. https://github.com/SitecorePowerShell/...
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How to create Sitecore Context Item to copy Item Path using SPE?

I wouldn't use Sitecore Powershell Extensions for this. SPE doesn't have anything for interacting with the clipboard and also doesn't execute custom JS from scripts (yet!). Additionally, there ...
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Sitecore Powershell Script to find all the items with Personalizations defined

If personalisation is enabled for an item, then there will be a parameter named rules, when we get the rendering using "Get-Rendering". The same can be done for a parent item and run the code for ...
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Using Powershell Extensions to remove empty <p> tags from all rich text fields

You can use the below script to remove all empty p/P tags (having space or &nbsp;). This script uses the HtmlDecode method of System.Web.HttpUtility class to decode single or multiple ...
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Update same rendering of several templates using SPE

Quick test confirms that the following allows you to set a rendering parameter on existing items. # Path to the Coveo rendering you need to update $rendering = Get-Item "master:\sitecore\layout\...
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How to check an item exists with powershell without raising an error?

An alternative would be to run the Get-Item command and provide the necessary ErrorAction parameter to hide the output. # Variable $item will contain the object if found. if(($item = Get-Item -Path "...
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SPE to Unlock all items locked by a specific user

Something like that should do the trick: Get-ChildItem master:\content -rec | Where-Object { $_.Locking.GetOwner() -eq "sitecore\USERNAME" } | % { $_.Locking.Unlock() } You just take all the ...
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How to reset DisplayName to empty using Sitecore PowerShell Extensions?

You can use this to set it to empty. With this you don't need to wrap the change with BeginEdit and EndEdit $item."__Display Name" = "" You only need the quotes here as there is a space in the name,...
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Getting "Current Sitecore database cannot be established" using Sitecore Powershell Extensions

SPE loses Sitecore context if /sitecore/content/home item is not present and falls back to Windows context. To force it to use the master database set the location at the top of your script: Set-...
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Compare item versions with Sitecore PowerShell Extension

I found some code from John West some time back and made that into a module on Github. You could take the below snippet I converted to PowerShell and make it a report. # Create a list of field names ...
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How to hide ribbon in Sitecore

You can use Sitecore Contextual Ribbon to do the above task. You will not require to do any code implementation. You need to create the ribbon in Core database at the path /sitecore/content/...
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SPE How to add multiple items to package source

The script we use to bundle up SPE can be found here: /sitecore/system/Modules/PowerShell/Script Library/Platform/Development/PowerShell Extensions Maintenance/Prepare Console Distribution. From the ...
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Powershell get all items that use a template

This should do it for you. $defaultPath = "/sitecore/content" [Sitecore.Data.ID]$articleId = "{03360FC1-B4C0-4770-9E1D-79E8317B74DD}" $articles = Find-Item -Index sitecore_master_index ` -Where '...
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How to get list of all the renderings that has been configured to use data source

Based on your question I think you need something that will require a bit more finesse, so here's my attempt - It will only show renderings that have no datasource, but need them function Test-...
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Updating Workflow for all the Items in Sitecore Instance

You can use below powershell script (https://gist.github.com/marcduiker/950e0358bb4752ed5b047931a8c958c1) : # This is the ID of the workflow that will be set on the content items. $script:...
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PowerShell ISE: Function of Abort button?

After currently executing "line of code" will finish its job then script execution will be immediately suspended once you click Abort. So you don't have to control execution by your own. What is ...
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Can you run Sitecore Powershell without triggering Sitecore events?

Wrapping your code in a BulkUpdateContext block as mentioned in the Powershell GitBook will make the tasks more performant and also silence any events or tasks. Import-Function -Name New-UsingBlock ...
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Where should I install Powershell module for SXA?

SPE is only required for environments that use the Sitecore interface. If you are going to use the Content Editor or Experience Editor then install the module. Essentially only the CM needs SPE.
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Set Powershell script language

You can set context language using Syntax: #get language to be switched $lan = [Sitecore.Globalization.Language]::Parse("$switchLanguage") #Set Context language, use 'ispersistent' parameter ...
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