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Client Certificate Authentication with Solr

Securing your Solr instance is an important part of the Sitecore security hardening process. In many on-premises environments, the Solr servers are behind the firewall without the need to be publicly accessible – just accessible by the Sitecore application itself. However, with cloud-based hosting such as Azure App Services, this becomes more difficult as the […]

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Custom Security Domains & Language Security Error

I recently ran into a language security error with a custom Sitecore security domain and have detailed the fix in this post. I have also provided links to a couple of other helpful resources for setting up new custom security domains. Sitecore custom security domain documentation can be found here and covers most of the steps needed […]

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SOLR Spatial Search with Sitecore 9+

First and foremost, what is spatial search or geospatial search as some would say? It the functionality used in searching to search for locations based on a radius from a center point. For instance, let’s just say that I was on a Healthcare website and wanted to find all the healthcare locations within a 10 […]

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August DSUG: “Forms to Riches” and “Solr Spatial Search with Sitecore 9”

The Denver Sitecore User Group returns this August 15th, 2018 for its next meetup! There will be multiple Sitecore MVPs attending, so come out for this excellent opportunity to learn something new and meet fellow developers in the community. Our Hosts and Topics Sitecore MVP Mike Reynolds will be sharing his experience customizing Sitecore 9 Forms […]

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Use Search Analytics & Reporting to Boost Conversions

We all know that collecting data about how visitors search for and use content is crucial to success. While this task is easier said than done, it is possible if you properly leverage search analytics. So let’s talk about a few things you should always keep in mind when trying to increase conversions. Track Visitor […]

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Use Search to Personalize Every Experience

Now that you’ve mastered the art of providing a good search foundation on your website, it’s time to build on that investment. Let’s talk about how you should be using search to personalize every experience. And don’t worry if you don’t have a search foundation down quite yet. You can always look back on our […]

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Should Your Content Authoring Team All Be Sitecore Admins?

Having established roles and workflows in Sitecore makes for good governance and ensures your authoring team is supporting your content strategy. While this seems like an organizational no-brainer for larger content teams, you may wonder if smaller teams need the same level of oversight. Don’t all these formal rules and processes just get in the […]

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Sitecore Developers: Get To Know Your Content Authors

It’s no secret that I love working with and designing great content authoring experiences in Sitecore. While I’ve talked extensively about the technical considerations of designing for the Sitecore Experience Editor, considerations for a quality content authoring experience actually begins by understanding who your content authors will be. When developing components for use in the […]

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Search Results: Tools to Give Users What They Want Now

Consumers know what they want, and they want it now. We live in a wonderful world where you can have a made-to-order sandwich delivered in just 15 minutes. With customer expectations set high, it’s unlikely that they will stay on a site if they can’t find what they are looking for in under 15 seconds. […]

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Upgrading the Password Hashing Algorithm for Sitecore 9+ Installs

The Importance of Security Maintaining security is critical. Take a look at any of the major data breaches that have occurred in the past few years where millions of Americans have had their data compromised, and you might start to agree. One of the simplest measures we can take to protect our information is through […]

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