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This tutorial focuses on how to have SCORM course media in external systems like cloud video streaming systems.

4 months ago by pranay

This tutorial focuses on how to create and upload a course to SCORM cloud using C# .NET. It describes creation of course using SCORM standards, uploading the same to SCORM Cloud and then launching it.

4 months ago by pranay

This post is helpful for beginners in Sitecore development. This tutorial helps creating pages in Sitecore from the scratch involving custom layouts, templates, renderings, content items with presentation details.

one year ago by pranay

This post explains what Shared and final layouts are and the differences between them. The concept of Shared and final layouts have been introduced with Sitecore 8.

one year ago by pranay

This post explains what templates and fields are in Sitecore and the differences between the Versioned, Shared and Unversioned fields in Sitecore. It also states the scope of each of these fields in different scenarios.

one year ago by pranay

This post highlights the best practices to be followed for the visual studio sitecore solution which is used with Sitecore website folder. If you are looking for integration of a new visual studio solution with Sitecore then this post might help you - Integrating Visual Studio solution with Sitecore MVC - basic

one year ago by pranay

Sitecore is a .NET application and adding any new functionalities to it requires adding of .NET components to the Sitecore instance. So it is required to create a Visual studio solution and move the changes from visual studio to Sitecore instance as and when required.


Sometimes you might need to get the relative path of a Sitecore item, say there is an item 'Sitecore/Content/Home/Categories/Products/MyProduct' which represents a page in your website with URL 'http://yoursitename/Categories/Products/MyProduct', now if you want to get the relative path i.e., '/Categories/Products/MyProduct', then this post might be for you..

one year ago by pranay

Sitecore provides a list of admin pages which are very useful but rarely used by any developer. Also, it is not very well documented and known to many developers, so thought of putting them here. Here are the list of Sitecore admin pages and their brief usage.

one year ago by pranay

This post explains how to access a XML/JSON file present in media library from Sitecore controller rendering. This will use a Controller rendering to render a page and the XML/JSON file is accessed inside the controller action method.


This post explains the different deployment options available in Sitecore and differences between them. Deployment is nothing but moving Sitecore item changes from one instance of Sitecore to another instance. To do this, in Sitecore we have two different options. 1. Packaging 2. Serialization

2 years ago by pranay

I was trying to serialize sitecore items as in this tutorial. But I could not find the developer tab in my Sitecore content editor. Do we need to enable it somewhere explicitly? Can someone please help? Thanks in advance.

2 years ago by Krishna

This post explains what serialization and deserialization are, how to serialize and deserialize items in Sitecore and how to move Sitecore changes from one instance to another using this concept without creating a package.

2 years ago by pranay

This post explains what publishing queue is and differences between the publishing options provided by Sitecore – Smart publish vs Incremental publish vs Republish. Also how to perform these publish operations in Sitecore

2 years ago by pranay

This post explains about options to restore deleted items including restoring an item even after emptying the Sitecore Recycle Bin.

2 years ago by pranay

This post will explain the difference between publish and transfer options in Sitecore, pros and cons of each approach and also which option to be used in which situation

2 years ago by pranay

There are two options to move items in sitecore from one database to another database - Publish and Tranfer. This post explains how to move items using publish and transfer options in Sitecore.

2 years ago by pranay

I want to test if a particular port number is open on a windows server. There is a website running on IIS which is using this port number. I would like to know if we can check that port is open or not from my local machine(using windows 7). Thanks in advance!

2 years ago by Krishna

I want to assign content author rights for a particular user. Is that possible or should i create a new user with some other privileges. I am new to Sitecore. Can someone please help me. thanks in advance!

2 years ago by Krishna

I am about to start a new project using Sitecore 7.2. I have just learned Sitecore and does not have much hands on. Would like to know if there are any design patterns that can be followed while implementing Sitecore CMS? Thanks in advance!

2 years ago by pranay

I would like to switch the database in sitecore between master and core database. I was able to do this in older versions of sitecore by selecting from dropdown at the bottom right, but in the sitecore 8 that dropdown missing. I searched everywhere but could find anything about switching database. Did anyone else faced this issue? Thanks in advance!

2 years ago by pranay

This article explains you on how to add a new shortcut link at the bottom of content editor i.e., to adds a new shortcut say ‘MyApp’ at the bottom as shown below by editing Sitecore core database. This works even in the latest version Sitecore 8.

2 years ago by pranay

This article will focus on achieving page editor experience for a static page (page whose html content resides within the sitecore item fields) using XSL rendering in Sitecore.

2 years ago by pranay

This tutorial explains what a View rendering is and how to implement it in Sitecore MVC with an example.

2 years ago by pranay

This article will explain how to create a Sitecore export package and import it on another sitecore instance. Or in short to move/deploy a set of changes from one instance to another instance.

2 years ago by pranay

I am looking for Content-Encoding:gzip in MVC5. I am looking for the way to do in web.config or with using compress filter. so far all the solutions answered on stackoverflow, I am unable to compress my content gzip. I am using firefox and chrome to read response headers.

2 years ago by Arbaz

This hit counter is used to track/count the number of users visited a particular page in your website. The implementation in the below tutorial uses C# and asp.net mvc sessions. Same logic can be applied to websites developed in java or any other languages with few changes.

2 years ago by pranay

If you would like to know the geo location of the client who is visiting your website or to show some specific content based on visitor country/location then this article helps you.

2 years ago by pranay

We can use the existing package variables or connection manager variables in script task.

2 years ago by Ravichandra

I need to use html5 picture tag in the new website which I am going to work on. What is the syntax and how it can be implemented? Also, is it supported by all the browsers? Thanks in advance!

2 years ago by pranay

Responsiveness has become the must have feature of any websie now a days. As Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects, I am writing this example on responsive design in sitecore mvc using bootstrap framework.


Which is the best Automation tool for Windows Mobile App? I need a tool which can be worked with out integration to UFT. Experts please help!!!

2 years ago by Saketh

2 years ago by Keerthi

But when it renders in the browser, the actual link is “/api/sitecore/Home/Index” as hown below. So when I click on the link it is redirecting to this path, instead of /home/index. This issue is not specific to the layout file. Any where in the solution if I use Html.ActionLink to create a hyperlink, it is rendering to api/sitecore/controller/action.

2 years ago by pranay

I have installed sitecore 7.5 and configured it with visual studio, but when I launch the website in browser, I get the below exception. The sitecore website was running fine before the visual studio integration. Only after the integration I am facing this problem.


I have installed sitecore 8 in my machine and it is working fine. Now I want to install Sitecore 7.5 on the same machine without disturbing the sitecore 8 instance. I have read that it is possible to run multiple instances of Sitecore on same machine, but how does SQL server databases are used by the two instances.

2 years ago by pranay

I have installed visual studio, sql server and sitecore 8 on my machine. the installation went well but when I run the website from the browser i got the below error message.

2 years ago by pranay

I have installed MongoDB on windows machine and made it to run as windows service by following these steps. The service has started after running the start command as shown below.

2 years ago by pranay

Hi, I am looking for sitecore 8 best practices in installation, configuration, implementation, maintainance etc.

2 years ago by pranay

I am using Role strategy plugin to authorize the users/user groups in Jenkins. I have created roles and assigned roles to users/groups as per this documentation but it is not working. Below are the details.

2 years ago by pranay

What is ‘--no-ff’ flag in GIT and how to make ‘--no-ff’ as the default behavior of git merge?

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2 years ago by pranay

Hi, I want to access GIT repository with a http URL like 'http://localhost:7765/GitRepo/', so that I can access this repository from other machines of the same LAN.

2 years ago by pranay

This post will explain a naive user on what is Git, how to install Git Gui on a windows 7 machine, how to create a simple repository and perform basic operations

2 years ago by pranay

When ever the app pool of a website on IIS is recycled where it will be logged? Thanks in advance!

2 years ago by pranay

Where are the IIS application pool recycles logged in windows? I would like to see the details of app pools recycles in logs. Where I can see them? Thanks in advance!

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2 years ago by pranay

This post explains how to create a controller rendering and related items like layout, templates, presentation details in Sitecore MVC with a simple example.

2 years ago by pranay

This error I came across while making an ajax call using jquery ajax function. After a long analysis I was able to figure it out, so thought of sharing with everyone.

2 years ago by pranay

When you reference the jQuery on your web page, you have to specify the version number also. There is also a way to always load the latest jQuery library file from google CDN. Here is one such example.

2 years ago by naresh

Yes. If the application page directory does not have an Application.cfm page, ColdFusion searches up the directory tree until it finds an Application.cfm page. If several directories in the directory tree have an Application.cfm page, ColdFusion uses the first page it finds. If the Application.cfm page is present in the directory tree (and has the required permissions set), you cannot prevent ColdFusion from including it.

2 years ago by naresh

For email address validation there is Official Standard: RFC 5322 but the regex to match this standard is very complex and would not be suitable for implementation in our applications, but the below regex is the most appropriate to be used in our applications. I didn’t find a bug till now.


By defaut IIS will not be enbled in windows 7 ultimate but it will be installed along with OS. So in order to use IIS we need to enable it. There is no need to install anything just follow the below steps.

2 years ago by pranay

Hi Guys, Its known that Windows 8 world is emerging these days and many users trying to find smart ways to perform operations like Shutdown and Restart in windows 8.

2 years ago by Saichandan

I have a web application running on my local apache2 server. I have deleted the old favicon.ico and replaced it with a new one, but still my website is displaying the old favicon file. I have restarted the server and my machine too but no luck. How to resolve this? Thanks in advance!

2 years ago by pranay

How to implement authentication using active directory in sitecore MVC 7.2?


Rendering parameters can be used to pass parameters to sitecore presentation components. They are used to control the presentation of a dynamic component from page editor. In the example below, I will demonstrate on how to create a rendering parameters and how to use them in the presentation components. Also on how to change parameter values from the page editor.

2 years ago by pranay

Yes, we can pass a sitecore populated view to a .net razor view in Sitecore with MVC. Here, I will go through a simple example on how to display social links to a website whose link name and its URL is provided at sitecore content item but needs to be rendered inside a razor view (.cshtml file).

2 years ago by pranay

Problem: To create an MVC 'View' bound with a 'Model' but without creating any controller in Sitecore MVC 7.2.

2 years ago by pranay

Here we upload the CSS files to sitecore media library and then read those CSS files in the code. This approach is suggested only when you want to allow a sitecore user to edit CSS classes. The same applies for javascript files too.

2 years ago by pranay

By default sitecore provides an admin user with userid ‘Admin’ and password ‘b’. However additional users can be created in sitecore by following below steps.

2 years ago by pranay

I have installed visual studio 2012(supporting MVC4 and .NET 4.5) and Sitecore CMS 7.2 rev.140526. I am able to run the Sitecore using admin user and launch the website too.

3 years ago by pranay

how to create strongly typed view in Sitecore MVC 7.2 and bind the view to a model in sitecore? Can we achieve this without creating a controller?

3 years ago by pranay

I am new to Sitecore and trying to work on Sitecore 7.2 with MVC for creating a sample static page. I was able to create a static content page with footer and header successfully. Now, in the header I want to implement a menu bar. So how to create a menu, getting the list of menuitems from a model. Is there a predefined item in sitecore to create list of menus from a model? do we need any controller to be created? I have very less knowledge on Sitecore. thanks in advance!

3 years ago by pranay

I have installed Sitecore 7.2 on windows 7 and able to launch the sitecore site after the installation, but I was asked to login with username and password. There is no link for registration and I have no where provided the login details during the installation.


I have installed Sitecore 7.2 rev. 140526 in my PC having windows 7 enterprise edition with visual studio 2012 and sql server 2012. The installation was successful but when I launch the sitecore site from the browser I am getting the below error message.


Issue: At times, we may run/execute an update/delete script accidentally and then start googling to find if there is a way to revert it.

3 years ago by naresh

Error Message: “Windows could not start the ColdFusion 10 Application Server on Local Computer. For more information review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 0. “

3 years ago by naresh

At times, while reading few .xls files, using cfspreadsheet, we face the following issue:

3 years ago by naresh

A Bash Shell is a common component of Linux, Unix and Mac OS X based operating systems that allows users and applications to execute commands on the system. This vulnerability allows for a malicious user to inject code that would be executed each time Bash is executed. This can result in system compromise, unauthorized data disclosure and website defacement amongst other types of attacks.

3 years ago by pranay

Description: This program takes an integer array(with duplicates) as input and outputs an integer array(without duplicates). Here we will go through the logic before coding the actual program. So let us consider an integer array InputArray with below mentioned values.

3 years ago by pranay

The session variables in php will be created in files on physical locations.. For each session a file will be created and the session data will be saved in this file with all the session variables and their values.

3 years ago by pranay

I came across this issue while selecting the preferred domain (may be www or non www link of your website) in google webmaster tools. Even though you have added your site to webmaster tools account and verified, when you try to select the preferred domain, you will be asked to verify your website with the below message.

3 years ago by pranay

To change the Apache http server default root directory in Ubuntu operating system from a Terminal.

3 years ago by pranay

To get the complete URL in the current browser window, use ‘window.location.href’ in javascript. There are many other properties (listed below) which return details on browser URL.

3 years ago by pranay

There is no direct way in javascript/jquery to check if a string is in JSON compatible format, but we can achieve by a small work around.

3 years ago by pranay

This post explains how to hide folders in windows operating system. The folders will be still hidden even though you check the 'Show hidden folders' option. This method uses the ATTRIB command.

3 years ago by pranay

Every windows operating will have a default system administrator account which is by default hidden. This account will have system admin privileges and will have full access to do any kind of operations on the system. This account will be installed along with the installation of windows operating system and for security reasons this is disabled. This account can be enabled but it is recommended not to do so. Suppose if you want to enable this account it is suggested to use a password to this account.

3 years ago by pranay

Windows service is a process running in the background on a windows operating system. It can be configured to start automatically or by an event. They run in the context of their own dedicated user accounts and can operate even when the user is not logged on.