Monday, August 30, 2010

Sitecore Media Library Policeman. Free shared source module.

Greetings! It is my pleasure to announce the very first module for Sitecore CMS I developed in collaboration with Ivan Sharamok finally made it to Shared Source Library.

The idea behind the module belongs to a customer who was willing to take full control over the Sitecore Media Library in their multi site solution. Managing more than 15 sites on one instance, it is important to restrict permissions on different areas of the content tree, as well as /media library branch.

I’ve seen too many situations in my practice where this important aspect has been neglected and hundreds of media files ended up in the root of media library, causing all sorts of performance and compatibility issues.

This module will hopefully provide a good starting point for what you can do in terms of policing your Media Library.

Instead of writing a bunch of boring docs, I decided to put a boring video on YouTube.


Friday, August 06, 2010

Sitecore Logging Part 4. Integration with Log4Net Dashboard.

In my older posts I was showing how to teach Sitecore CMS to log events into a SQL Server database, today it is time to reveal the last part of this blog series.
Having everything in SQL is great, and it already enables you run queries, but wouldn’t it better to have some sort of a visual dashboard showing you all new events, highlighted by severity and type, and also let you filter those?