Fortis & Sitecore Tutorial 3 – using Sitecore ContentSearch API

Sitecore ContentSearch API is a rather powerful functionality that gives you pretty much unlimited capabilities in retrieving sets of items in your Sitecore installation using Lucene or SOLR search engines which Sitecore currently supports. Using Fortis framework in your Sitecore solution gives you auto-generated model (using TDS or any other way of to generate it) … Continue reading Fortis & Sitecore Tutorial 3 – using Sitecore ContentSearch API


Helpfulcore.RenderingExceptions styling updated!

Recently I wrote about handling the rendering exceptions in Sitecore in the post from Novemver 15th. Last week I have updated the styling for them: Now error messages should look the same way on any website you install the package The css classes became more unique now so won't conflict with any classes of your … Continue reading Helpfulcore.RenderingExceptions styling updated!

@Html.Sitecore().Rendering(pathOrId) does not apply “VaryBy” settings

This week I have faced with one unexpected issue in Sitecore 8.1. We are declaring few renderings on the layout using the Rendering method of the SitecoreHelper class in Sitecore.Mvc.dll. The issue can be reproduced by setting the "Cacheable" to true and applying the "VaryBy" settings. In result I can see that the "Cacheable" is … Continue reading @Html.Sitecore().Rendering(pathOrId) does not apply “VaryBy” settings

Fortis & Sitecore Tutorial 2 – Renderings

Let's continue... Today will demonstrate a simple and convenient way of implementing Sitecore renderings which Fortis provides out of the box. The latest Fortis version is built to support Sitecore MVC rendering types. View Renderings Controller Renderings You are more than welcome to organize your razor views the usual way, but in the demo solution … Continue reading Fortis & Sitecore Tutorial 2 – Renderings