TDS Blog: Sitecore Best Practices and Dev Insights

July 14, 2017 | Charlie Turano

The first in our series on setting up a Sitecore instance on Azure, with an initial deployment that includes custom built modules as add-ons to the setup.

December 21, 2016 | Charlie Turano

May 03, 2016 | Charlie Turano

New to TDS 5.5 is the ability to create and consume NuGet packages in your TDS project, allowing developers to capture their Sitecore items and easily distribute them across multiple teams.

September 22, 2015 | Charlie Turano

When implementing Sitecore websites, we sometimes run into a situation where the Content Editor wants to personalize or A/B test components that are common to multiple pages in the site. A good example of this is the header and/or navigation components. The problem we run into is that the components need to behave the same on all pages and it would be very difficult, if not impossible for content editors to maintain these components on all pages on the site. I have seen a few ways of solving this problem, but most solutions had some drawbacks that limited the capabilities of the content editor.

September 08, 2015 | Charlie Turano

Creating an automated deployment process around Sitecore update packages can be difficult. The Sitecore Package Deployer is designed to simplify that process by automatically deploying packages from a folder on the Sitecore server.

September 02, 2015 | Charlie Turano

WFFM is a great tool for allowing content editors to build custom forms. The main issue with WFFM is that it doesn't always generate the HTML we need for the site. This blog post shows how to customize the HTML in different ways for each sub-site.