TDS Blog: Sitecore Best Practices and Dev Insights

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 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.

June 24, 2015 | Charlie Turano

While working on a recent Sitecore MVC implementation, I started to think about how Sitecore handles errors in the MVC components on a page. In past implementations, I had added a processor to the mvc.exception pipeline to route the user to the error page for the current site. This works reasonably well, but I began to notice a few drawbacks.

February 23, 2015 | Charlie Turano

Creating and maintaining your datasources in your content tree can be challenging. This blog post shows how to get Sitecore to help organize the datasources.