Gated Content Sitecore Module

Quite a few of the clients I have worked with lately have asked about implementing Gated Content. Not Gated Pages – preventing access to pages requiring an account and roles but gated areas on an actual page. Essentially requiring a site visitor to give up some information about themselves before gaining access to some content.

This actually a good thing in Sitecore because we can request the visitor’s email address so that we can identify them in xDB. Meaning more and more of our Site visitors will be uniquely identified, tracked and ultimately targeted with personalised experiences.

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Display the Context of a Sitecore Goal in the Experience Profile

For a while now I’ve been writing about collecting and displaying data unique to a client in Sitecore’s Experience Profile. What went hand in hand with that is the use of Sitecore Goals and Outcomes – giving a business value, sometimes monetary, to actions performed on the site. The Experience Profile currently shows the goals for each Contact.

However, beyond the goal being registered we don’t know the context in which the goal was met. Wouldn’t it be great if we knew WHAT was added to the basket when the ‘Add to Basket’ goal was registered?

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Sitecore Marketplace Module – Secure File Upload for Webforms for Marketers

Secure File Upload – Restrict files uploaded via WFFM by Mime type and file size

At the beginning of the year I posted a blog on a secure way to validate uploaded files that goes beyond checking the file extension. I have since redeveloped it from the ground up to exist as a self-contained module which is now available on the Sitecore Marketplace for Sitecore 8 all the way back to 6.5;

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Sitecore Marketplace Module – MasterKey

MasterKey – Unlock Sitecore Items en masse

So pretty exciting news! My first Module has just become available on the Sitecore Marketplace;

https://marketplace.sitecore.net/Modules/MasterKey.aspx

It is inspired by the struggles one of the QA guys I work with who had the joy of going through and unlocking folders and folders of items locked by a Content Editor’s account.

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Sitecore Hackathon 2015 Part II – EntityService in Sitecore.Services.Client

Continued from Part I outlining how Entity Service can be consumed by SPEAK.

EntityService in Sitecore.Services.Client

We opted for EntityService as opposed to ItemService as it allowed us to serve up custom, lean Models of Items and Fields. Containing only properties required for the Module providing we implement EntityIdenitity in the class definition.

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