Sitecore Getting With Sitecore Development

Starting Sitecore CMS development can be a very daunting task.  If you want to learn Sitecore, or, you work for a company that is interested in Sitecore and you don’t really understand what it is and why you should use it, then this page will hopefully get you on the first rung of the ladder.  You are never too old or too young to learn a new CMS.  Learning Sitecore isn’t as hard as you think.

This guide was written as a gentle introduction to Sitecore.  Everything in here is light reading and you should be able to get through it all in less than an hour.  This guide doesn’t cover any hardcore code samples (that will come later) but simply aims to help yo understand how Sitecore can benefit your business and how to install it.

What Is Sitecore?

I regularly work with different CMS systems and the question I am always asked by clients is... which CMS is the best one?   If you go by the industry recommendations (Gartner magic quadrant) in 2017 Sitecore is number 1.  A simple comparison on webs[...]

How Can Sitecore Help My Business?

A website is the easiest way for a company to communicate with customers.  A website can help you accomplish many different marketing strategies which in turn can help your business grow.  A website can be set-up as an online shop so you can sell you[...]

Why Is Sitecore Development So Difficult To Get Into?

I’m guessing that there are probably two types of people reading this blog post. The ones who’ve heard about Sitecore and would like to know a little bit more about it and those ones who have just started a new job or contract for a company and have [...]

How To Install Sitecore 9

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Sitecore 9 on your local PC.  In terms of installing Sitecore, version 9 is completely different than other versions.  Gone are the days running the Sitecore installer.  In version 9, you will be using [...]

Sitecore and Mongo: How To Install Mongo DB in 5 Minutes

As of Sitecore 7.5, the 'Sitecore Experience Database' was introduced (xDB). The official xDB blurb is that 'xDB collects all your customer interactions from all channel sources in a real-time, big data repository.' In normal terms, it's real time an[...]

How To Install Solr For Sitecore

If you want to use Sitecore 9 you will have to install Solr locally on your PC.  Installing Solr is fairly straight-forward, however, when running it with Sitecore there is one small caveat... Sitecore 9 REQUIRES that everything runs over SSL, regard[...]

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