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Join the SDL Web Community Slack

Tom Simm recently posted on the SDL Community about the possibility of an SDL Slack and it turns out there isn’t one out there yet (other than the MVP Slack). I thought this was a great idea as I know a lot of useful conversations go on in the MVP Slack (it’s not just about […]

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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 […]

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Scaling SDL Tridion 2013 – Installing the Publisher on a dedicated machine

SDL Tridion is a hugely scalable product and so when I wanted to scale out the Publisher onto it’s own dedicated machine I thought the steps to do this would be easy to find so I searched the online manual for the steps but all I found was one single paragraph: You can install the […]

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SDL Tridion 2013 64 Bit Oracle Data Access Components (ODAC)

Whilst setting up the Content Manager for SDL Tridion 2013 SP1 the installation steps in the online manual aren’t very clear for where to get your ODAC components from. The steps in the manual say: Download the Oracle client software from the following location:¬†http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/windows/downloads/index-101290.html. Download and unpack it to a location of your choice, then […]