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Banner image for The Publish Page URL Module for Sitecore Now Offers Root Override Support! article

One of the modules I've created is the Published Page URL, which shows authors the actual public URL for pages or media items (something that Sitecore doesn't do). Well, now it supports root override items, allowing you to have the resolved Url be off the root of your site instead of its position in the IA. Yeah, I know that's not super clear, but I'll explain further, and you'll like it, along with the hint of another module coming soon!

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Banner image for A Guided Tour of the Exclude Robot by Agent Module article

I've had a deluge of requests for a walkthrough of my latest module and the way it can help with excessive garbage data in the xDB. In this video I'll introduce the xDB to non-developers, talk about identifying the cyber attack, and how we can ignore/not capture the false traffic to your site.

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Banner image for Broken PowerShell Methods After Sitecore Security Bulletin SC2023-003-587441 Due to Versioning Differences article

The most recent security patch from Sitecore addressed some critical issues. There is an assumption in it, however, that you're using PowerShell 6, which will break some functionality if you have a lower version installed. 

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Banner image for Introducing the Exclude Robots by Agent Module article

In my past post we went over how an unknown agent or script crawling your Sitecore installation can cause a massive demand on the shard databases for xDB, easily bringing it to 100% usage and causing performance issues with your site. We'll revisit this situation and how my new Exclude Robot by Agent module will prevent this from happening.

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Banner image for Xdb SQL Injections Attempts Can't Do Any Harm, but They'll Still Fill Up Your Databases With Useless Records article

During routine maintenance I saw our xDB was busy, having received a couple hundred thousand new contacts in a short amount of time. Having gone through an exercise of updating the excludedUserAgents configuration, I was curious to see what I might have missed. Looking at the User Agents of the new traffic revealed something alarming, but also presented the opportunity for my next module.

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