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A common question I get from new Sitecore Authors, is, “What will this page's URL be? The Sitecore Content Editor provides Item Path, and that can be enough at times, but leaves a lot to be desired. A multilingual implementation for instance will use Display Name and even at times a different domain. To help with this I created the Published Page URL Module, which will provide your content's calculated, final URL in the Content Editor interface.

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Advanced System Reporter used to be my go-to module for running content reports, but support for this module ended a while ago and it's time to look for something new. Sitecore PowerShell is a massively powerful tool, used for countless reasons when managing a Sitecore instance. I could write a few dozen posts covering all the possibilities, but today I'm only going to show you show to generate a simple content report.

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A good development team will always work to ensure Experience Editor is the preferred method for authoring a page's layout. Of course, this isn't always possible, so our clients need to know how work with Placeholders in the Content Editor, and the module Placeholder Dropdown is a good step in the right direction to improve this experience.

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One of my favourite tools in Sitecore development is the Hedgehog's Sitecore Package Deployer. Having Azure DevOps drop TDS's packages into your instances automates a complete update for you! I've covered how to implement this in my past post, Complete Guide to Deployment Automation, and it's a really reliable method unless something interrupts the process like we had happen last week. So, what happened and how do we fix it?

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Our typical scaled Sitecore environments will consist of anywhere between 4-6 instances, depending on pre or post version 9, so being able to automate updates to them certainly saves a lot of time. The time required to perform a conventional package installation and to extract the updated files and drop them into delivery instances becomes costly over many months for larger engagements, so using the tools we have available to us is a necessity. Today I'm going to provide a complete guide for setting this up using HedgeHog TDS and Azure Devops.

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