“Dang it Carl!” Tips to avoid being the least favorite character on your Sitecore Project

Carl Grimes, a character from the TV show “The Walking Dead”, has to be everyone’s least favorite. He is always wandering off doing his own thing and consistently endangering himself and others in the group. Attempting to keep Carl from being “Carl”, his father gives him busy work like babysitting his sister. Carl is a teenager and his actions and mistakes reflect that. He requires a lot of handholding and supervision and it takes energy away from the more important tasks. At some point in all our careers we’ve probably worked on a project with a “Carl”. Maybe you are the “Carl” on a project. Don’t be Carl. Continue reading ““Dang it Carl!” Tips to avoid being the least favorite character on your Sitecore Project”

“MySpace” the Content Editor – Customizing the Content Editor via the Rules Engine – Part 1

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Joking! Although it’s totally possible to “MySpace” the Content Editor, there are better ways to customize the Content Editor.

A couple weeks back a colleague asked me what I thought about the possibility of changing the display name of a field on a case by case basis. As we discussed the usefulness of this idea, I had already started researching. With one of my favorite development tools “JetBrain’s DotPeek” open, I searched the Sitecore kernel and discovered that not only is my colleague’s idea possible, but implementing it won’t create future Sitecore upgrade headaches. Continue reading ““MySpace” the Content Editor – Customizing the Content Editor via the Rules Engine – Part 1″