All posts by aackose

A Sitecore & SharePoint Consultant with over 11 years of extensive technical experience in UI/UX Designing, Requirements Analysis, Designing, Developing, Testing, Deployment, Infrastructure Setup for web/enterprise-based applications using Microsoft Technologies (SharePoint, Sitecore & .NET) across all phases of SDLC

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Sitecore: Value cannot be null. Parameter name uri

While working on Sitecore off late I have had my content authors complain about the Workbox not working and user was unable to expand a specific folder in the Content Tree. Here is Sitecore error observed in the logs: Exception: System.ArgumentNullException Message: Value cannot be null. Parameter name: uri Source: Sitecore.Kernel at Sitecore.Diagnostics.Assert.ArgumentNotNull(Object argument, String ...

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Error: Java 1.7 or later is required to run solr

ERROR: Java 1.7 or later is required to run solr Please set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to the path where you installed Java 1.7+

Convert a Sitecore WFFM Form to Wizard Form (Js based Approach)

While working with Sitecore, I am sure you must have found WFFM (Web Forms For Marketers) been very useful be it a developer/marketer. However, there had been one thing that i always missed in the form - a Wizard interface especially when it comes to lengthy forms. Before i jump into the solution, here are ...

Adding custom CSS Class to Sitecore Rich Text Editor

The "Apply CSS Stylesheet" dropdown in the Sitecore RTE is quite a friendly option to Content Authors when it comes to applying complex styles/themes, without editing the HTML.  ==> To add a new value to this dropdown is relatively easy: 1. Verify the Configurations/Settings Verify if the "WebStylesheet" settings is configured properly in your web.config ...

Sitecore & Postman: A Quick Starter Guide

Working RESTful API for Sitecore ItemServices gets easier with Postman. Prerequisites Download the latest version of Postman from here. I highly recommend Signing up to keep your Collections in sync. Enable SSL on the CMS environment. You can create a self signed certificate on the CMS environment and add an HTTPS binding Update Policy Setting ...

Sitecore Powershell to update item fields

The Powershell module is one of the flexible ways to work with the Sitecore items with ease. If you have not installed the module yet, i highly recommend installing the Sitecore Powershell Extensions module from the Sitecore Marketplace Here is a code snippet to update the Sitecore item fields: https://gist.github.com/aackose/03f68e769aca7baeb98ec1a1d4a3b32e The above script will be recursive ...

Translate Plus: Items held up in the Sending State

This is an issue observed specific to TranslatePlus module of Sitecore, which you might be using as a Language Translation Service for your Sitecore implementation. While performing a bulk operation of Sending items to TranslatePlus through the TranslatePlus Admin page, you may encounter an issue where the "Items to send to translation" queue still remain ...