Chapter 11

Sitecore Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks

What Is in This Chapter?

Optimizing the information architecture

Getting the most from the media library

Applying security

Managing projects

Taking advantage of the layout engine

Enforcing workflow

Increasing performance

Maximizing usability

Generating simple reports

Using the browser-based debugger

This chapter describes best practices and tips for working with the Sitecore ASP.NET content management system (CMS). You can use these suggestions to maximize the usability, performance, and security of your Sitecore solutions, as well as increase your productivity. This chapter includes information on a wide variety of subjects including web project and CMS program management, hardware requirements estimation, system administration, data infrastructure, presentation, workflow, security, the media library, configuring Sitecore user interfaces (UIs) including the Rich Text Editor (RTE), ad hoc report generation, keyboard shortcuts, the browser-based debugger, and a number of other topics.

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To be honest, I found it difficult to determine which content defines best practices as opposed to opinion. As such, this chapter contains guidance that you can follow to get more value and achieve greater productivity and usability with your Sitecore solutions, not hard and fast rules that you must obey or face catastrophe. I also had trouble separating ...

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