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Access Reference Fields in SXA Rendering Variant
As a followup to my post on building a custom tool in SXA , I wanted to share a new discovery which makes greater use of NVelocity. If you have used Rendering Variants in SXA you may have come across the token $item . With this token you are able to access ...
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SXA Fake Navigation Link
If you have worked on any website navigation, you may have encountered a scenario where you need to represent a link in the menu, such as to the Home page. In the following post I'll describe how I created a link to a page, without there actually being a pa...
SXA Fake Navigation Link
SXA Fake Navigation Link
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Hamburger Menu In SXA
The following post was typed with one hand while my new born baby sleeps.  The checklist: Create styles in SXA that will be attached to components. Add Row Splitter to header Partial Design. Add style Navbar. Add Plain HTML component to row 1. Add button sn...
Hamburger Menu In SXA
Hamburger Menu In SXA
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SXA Theme Upgrade Tip using SPE
In some recent conversations on Sitecore Slack Chat I needed to determine why a component script in SXA was not working as desired (broke). I decided to write a short PowerShell script in SPE to speed up the troubleshooting. The following script is designed...
SXA Theme Upgrade Tip using SPE
SXA Theme Upgrade Tip using SPE
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Michael West Wins Sitecore "Most Valuable Professional" Award
Michael West Wins Sitecore "Most Valuable Professional" Award Elite distinction awarded for exceptional contributions to the Sitecore ecosystem Dallas, TX, USA - January, 31, 2018 - Michael West has been named a "Most Valuable Professional (MVP)" in the Tec...
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Thank You Community Leaders 2017
In the season of Thanksgiving, it felt appropriate to share some appreciation for members of the community. This list is by no means a complete and thorough account of what I received but it's a good start. Akshay Sura Akshay is a friend to everyone. Some o...
Thank You Community Leaders 2017
Thank You Community Leaders 2017
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Improve the Experience for Designers in SXA with Styles
Recently I saw a nice article by Barend Emmerzaal proposing a way to improve the Experience Editor when using SXA . The article reminded me of an improvement the team and I made when rolling out a website on SXA. The problem I wanted to solve revolved aroun...
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SPE Workflow Action using Slack Notifcation
Have you ever wondered how to notify a user about workflow changes to an item in Sitecore, but not through email? In this post I'll show you in a few steps how to send notifications to a user or channel in Slack when transitioning an item's workflow state i...
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Custom Rendering Variant Token Tool for SXA
Sitecore Experience Accelerator ( SXA ) provides a great way to alter how components render using a feature called Rendering Variant . The following post describes how I developed a new Rendering Variant tool that implements NVelocity templates. For those t...
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