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Creating a custom command with Sitecore PowerShell Extensions

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Ever wondered how to extend Sitecore PowerShell Extensions (SPE) and add custom commands to streamline your development? In this post, i’ll review what you need to do to quickly start development. The Sitecore PowerShell Extensions (SPE) module is a Sitecore development accelerator which can drastically increase your productivity and curtail the amount of time it takes to deliver a Sitecore...

Mapping integers values to boolean values within Solr with the ContentSearch API

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If you work with Sitecore and search driven experiences enough, you will undoubtedly run into a scenario where you need to map a complex type from your codebase to a single entry into your index.  Luckily for us, Sitecore has already built the abstractions and the implementation into the Content Search API in order to handle mapping complex types into single fields within the index, the...

Configuring Sitecore’s SolrProvider to use SolrPostConnection

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By default, Sitecore’s ContentSearch Solr implementation is configured to send all requests to Solr using a HTTP GET. For most implementations, this is fine and shouldn’t need to be changed. However, if you are doing very complex queries you’ll quickly run into IIS’s web server query string and URL length limits. You have two options at this point, configure the limits...

Deliver faster with the Fluent ContentSearch Library

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With the Sitecore 7 release, Sitecore introduced the ContentSearch API to improve developer’s lives by providing a familiar LINQ abstraction on top of Lucene and SOLR. This allowed developers to develop against a single API that could work with any search provider, all while using LINQ’s very, very likable API. While the ContentSearch API provides the abstraction over the search...

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