Sitecore – Data at the root level is invalid. Line 1, position 1.

I’ve encountered this error message on various Sitecore implementations predominantly while publishing. It’s painful as its fatal to publishing process and Content Editors get uppity when they see the stack trace in the Publishing window.

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Quick Start Guide: Sitecore Personalisation Getting it working

Sitecore Personalisation – Getting it working

I’ve been browsing around Sitecore forums and resources and there are often devs posting about Personalization not working working for their site or how to customise their site in a given scenario.

The thing is the former is fairly straight forward with a little guidance and the latter can be achieved with some knowledge and examples. Therefore I thought I’d help the community out by posting a short series of Quick Start Guides on everything from getting Personalization working to dynamically changing content and altering the site based on conditions.

I’ll start with everything that you need to do to get Personalization working in your site.

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Sitecore Webforms for Marketers – Captcha Not Rendering Correctly

Webforms for Marketers Captcha not displaying

I recently developed a custom Web Forms field to allow users to upload photos taken on their mobile device via Web Form for Marketers. The client is pretty high-profile so a part of the requirement that they have some form of protection of repeat uploads from exhibitionists in their community shall we say. Easy, the Captcha field will meet this requirement, however there is an infuriating issue where the captcha image doesn’t display.

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