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SDL Web UK Meetup April 2017

This April saw the return of the UK SDL Web Meetup in Manchester which seems to be a hotbed of Tridion talent. It had only been 3 years since the last one… First up to speak was Rob Stevenson-Legget from Building Blocks who spoke about how to set up your DD4T or DXA web application in docker containers. […]

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Getting the YouTube ECL Connector to work with DXA

I successfully hooked up the YouTube ECL Connector into Tridion 2013 SP1 a while ago without any problems but it’s taken up until now for me to build the functionality to render out the YouTube videos in DXA. I thought this was going to be easy but once again I couldn’t find any steps in […]

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SDL DXA Component Links In Page Metadata

In my DXA solution I was trying to change the Page Metadata to come from a Component rather but unfortunately it didn’t work out of the box. Taking a look inside the ProcessMetadataField method in the DefaultModelBuilder class the code is written to work with an Embedded Schema: if (field.FieldType==FieldType.Embedded) But when it drops into […]

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DXA Preview Plugin for DXA 1.2 and SDL Tridion 2013 SP1

Mark Williams has created a really useful Alchemy Plugin to preview DXA websites in Tridion. Unfortunately for me this was only for the DD4T Tridion 2013 Provider and I needed it for 2013 SP1 as I am building a DXA 1.2 website. Away I went to get the source from Github to modify the 2013 […]