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Banner image for The Case of the Conflicting Base Template, and How Such an Alarming Situation Can Occur article

I was recently working on a custom site settings item which needed a new base template. Once added, I got a scary warning about removing a base template during save. How can this be? All I did was add a new template! I'll explain the why and how in this article.

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Banner image for I'm Not Out of Order, TDS Isn't Out of Order, This Whole …. Solution Is Out of Order! Why Your Builds Are Not Deploying Without Errors. article

I had a real tricky issue this week as my newly built assemblies weren't being deployed to a dev environment. There were no errors. No warnings. There was even a message in the build output that the files I needed were in fact sent, but nothing showed up. Well, it all came down to a pesky developer playing around with the solution's configuration.

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Banner image for The Publish Page URL Module for Sitecore Now Offers Media Library Support! article

About a year ago I released the Published Page URL module, which shows authors the actual public URL for pages - something that Sitecore doesn't do. Well, now it supports media library items, allowing you to get the final URL for PDFs, Documents, etc. in multisite, multilingual environments.

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Banner image for What to Do When a Client Wants Over 500 Authorable Redirects in the Root of Their Site! article

Redirects can be managed in a few different ways, but when a client asked for hundreds of them to be authorable off the home page, well, that took my favourites out of the option list. This request is a little unique with the solution leveraging buckets and RedirectOnItemNotFound. 

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Banner image for Who Published That? When? Use My Publish History Module to Always Be In the Know! article

One of our clients asked me last week if I could find out when a specific page was published. This action gets recorded into the logs so you can always check there, but it's only retained for a few days. My Publish History module stores a permanent record on each item for when something was published, and by who.

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