Annoying Sitecore Email Settings

It would appear that Sitecore’s mail settings are, mostly, in a handful of settings in web.config. At one level, they are, and a simple patch file can be used to set them for your system. For example…  Continue reading “Annoying Sitecore Email Settings”

Annoying Sitecore Email Settings

Sitecore – Switching Indexes on Rebuild

The project I’m working on makes fairly extensive use of Sitecore’s search functionality, and I realised that one problem I could foresee was that of Index updates. When rebuilding the search index, by default Sitecore deletes the existing index, and then builds a new one. While this is going on, search is not available. That’s not really acceptable… Continue reading “Sitecore – Switching Indexes on Rebuild”

Sitecore – Switching Indexes on Rebuild

Sitecore – Have your Patch files apply last

Just a quick tip; I am using Patch files to update some of the settings of my Sitecore instance. Some of these settings are also patched by the standard Sitecore config files. How do I make sure that they apply last?

Well, it turns out they’re processed in alphabetical order. That’s fine, I can prefix files with ‘z’. But there’s an even better tip – subfolders are applied later. So I’ve added a folder called ‘custom’ and it is applied after all the default patch files.

Example Visual Studio Structure

I found this here: http://www.partechit.nl/en/blog/2014/03/sitecore-and-the-last-include

Sitecore – Have your Patch files apply last