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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How to extend Sitecore’s Experience Database

It’s about time we start doing with Experience Database. Out of the box, xDB is awesome for collecting general data such as name, address, contact details etc and that’s really useful. But how about we take it to another level; store specific information to the website, the client and the interactions of the visitor.

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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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