Chris Sulham
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Gracefully handle Solr search connectivity issues
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14 votes

There is. Sitecore has open sourced a patch to fix this. The code is on github, you'll need to download it and build the patch against your version of Sitecore. You may need to adjust the code to work ...

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What is the purpose of keepalive.aspx?
11 votes

I personally think the KeepAlive page is there for people who don't understand or haven't bothered to tune their IIS application settings. Even with the KeepAlive page, if your site sits idle for 29 ...

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Adding Views - VS Adds Scaffolding and NuGets
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With MVC 5, you should have the option to add an MVC 5 View Page, like so, Using this option gives you a simple popup to type in a name, then it generates a cshtml file with no scaffolding. @{ ...

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How can I get a list of execution times for my Sitecore scheduled task?
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7 votes

You can try the Sitecore Log Analyzer. You can filter by timeframe and add a string qualifier and look for Job started/ended statements in the logs.

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Sitecore MVC - Controller Rendering - Output Image
7 votes

There are a couple ways you can do this. In the Custom Item Generator, each field has a .Rendered property you can reference which just runs the field renderer on that field. Use this if you want to ...

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Image not published in data source item (Sitecore 8.1)
6 votes

What Dmytro said is correct, Sitecore will only look at referenced items one level deep when publishing related items. What you need to do is have it also consider media items linked on those related ...

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How to maintain Sitecore Lucene Indexes in a huge content delivery web farm?
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I second Mark's answer. In a "huge" content delivery farm you really want to consider a centralized search provider like Solr. Coveo is another good option as an alternative to Solr. The starter ...

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Sitecore MVC - Controller Renderings - View Model for Custom Item
5 votes

I believe your problem is when you're instantiating the custom item. You want to pass an Item to the CustomItem constructor in order to use the properties. Try this: public ActionResult Index() { ...

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xConnect INVALID CERTIFICATE
4 votes

This happened to me recently when I tried to install a new certificate and put it in the Trusted Root Certificate Authority. Turns out, this makes Windows unhappy, as this store is meant for self-...

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Problems while installing an update package
4 votes

Typically when I run a Sitecore upgrade I'll attach the databases to a clean install of the old version and run the update package on that clean install. That will get the new content into your ...

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Lucene analytics index constantly loads HDD
4 votes

The Analytics index can cripple Solr too, I've seen this in production environments. You want to pay special attention to the memory settings for Solr and the JVM and make sure you have enough disk ...

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Automatically creating data sources for renderings on a new page
3 votes

This is a feature that's been kicking around the Sitecore community for a while now. To get the feature you're asking for, creating the /Components folder automatically as a subitem of the page you're ...

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How to query Solr with spaces and slashes in the filters?
3 votes

I think what you may need is a new field type. The _sm field is a string field in the Solr schema.xml, specifically a multivalued string field. There's no tokenizer specified, so I believe that means ...

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Safely replacing all references to an Rendering with another
2 votes

If you have to replace everything, take the existing rendering and have it point to the new controller class. Then, create a new rendering using the old controller class and make that available to ...

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What weighs in when migrating lots of external content to MongoDB and/or SOLR?
2 votes

I honestly think it doesn't matter which one you use, I'd go with whatever system you're most comfortable developing with. The persistence of the data doesn't matter since you need to be able to re-...

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Front End build and integration process for Sitecore Helix Project
1 votes

Our front end team works separately in Pattern Lab, and we don't require them to have Sitecore running to do their work. It's just not efficient for them to have to learn Sitecore or manage a local ...

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Which server(s) type(s) should Solr be installed on?
1 votes

The answer will be partly informed by why you're switching to Solr. If you have a low-trafficked, smaller site and need to take advantage of Solr's language parsing capabilities, for example, you can ...

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The content tree is hidden by default for all new users
1 votes

Refer to the Roles and Security documentation on Sitecore's site: https://doc.sitecore.net/sitecore_experience_platform/setting_up__maintaining/security_and_administration/users_roles_and_domains/...

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Clicks in one UpdatePanel affects other UpdatePanels on same page
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Update panels have their UpdateMode property set to Always by default, so they'll fire on any post back, even from another update panel. You'll want to set it to Conditional. Conditional will update ...

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