Allow access to Elmah.axd for Sitecore admins only

ELMAH is always by go to error logging solution. For those not familiar there is a great introduction by Scott Hanselman you can find here: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ELMAHErrorLoggingModulesAndHandlersForASPNETAndMVCToo.aspx Once you have Elmah.axd up and running you will want to secure it on production environments. One…

Sitecore xDB - setting up xDB and Mongo replication in production

Recently I set up xDB for a client of ours. I thought I'd share the experience and some Mongo knowledge I've picked up from the MongoDb for DBAs course. The first thing to mention is fairly obvious - please read the guides Sitecore provide on the SDN before setting up…

Sitecore MVP 2015

Just a quick note to say it was a great feeling to be awarded Sitecore MVP for 2015, very much looking forward to new Sitecore adventures this year. Congrats to all the others including my colleague Nick Hills. You can see the full list here. …

Sitecore Job template

I'm always finding myself writing little throwaway utility pages. A good example of this was recently when we needed to take 250 thousand items out of workflow. I usually like to kick off a Sitecore Job via the JobManager for these types of problems. Below is my template aspx page…

MSDeploy - Transform configs for different teams during a local build

We have the situation where we have two teams working on the same project. Each team has it's own local database server, the connection strings are different. On build in Visual Studio I would like the correct connectionstrings to be transformed into my /ConnectionStrings.config (it's worth noting I've pulled…