An update from the Sitecore Shared Source Library

Since my last posts the Sitecore Shared Source Library has grown by 9 modules and thought I should mention them here for people who don’t regular check the list at http://trac.sitecore.net/Index.

Sitecore Stager

The Sitecore Stager utility allows partially clearing Sitecore caches on content delivery servers in web farm environments. This can notably improve performance when publishing small amounts of changes to heavily loaded production Sitecore servers.

There is written an extensive documentation on how to get the Sitecore Stager up and running on your site, it is available on the project room which can be found here a long with the packages you need to install.

The Sitecore Stager module was created by Alexey Romaniuha from Sitecore Ukraine

Google Maps module

The Sitecore Google Maps module is an integration of the Google Maps API with Sitecore. With it you can easily add a map to your site and add pointers, polygons and lines.

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You can find the project room for the module here where you can download the Sitecore package as well as the documentation for it.

The module was created by Tim Ward from Sitecore Australia, you can read his blog here and he also has a video on the Google Maps module here.

Item Naming Rules

The ItemNamingRules project provides conditions and actions for the rules engine to automate item name conventions. You can use the ItemNamingRules project to apply different item naming rules in different branches of the content tree.

The project room can be found here where you can download the source and read the documentation on how to configure your own conditions.

The module was created by John West from Sitecore U.S.A. he is blogging here.

External Links Tracker

This module extends Sitecore OMS analytics capabilities, allowing to track the external link click.

The current version of the module uses it’s own report to show most popular links, as well as utilizes existing Session reports, showing more detailed user activity.

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The project room is available here where you can download the Sitecore package and start using the report.

The External Links Tracker was created by Alexander Doroshenko from Sitecore Ukraine.

Multimedia Field

The multimedia Field module allows you to easily insert a video on your site by entering the Page Editor and like changing an image you just point to an uploaded video.

The module support various formats that you can view on the modules project room here where you will also find the package as well as the source for the module. There was also created a video review available on YouTube, you can find the link here.

The module was created by Anton Samarskyy from Sitecore Ukraine.

Video Embed

Like the Multimedia Field the Video Embed module also gives you the possibility of adding video to your site it is just handled in a different way. The Video Embed module is added to your template as a video field where you simply paste the URL of the Video you want to display and you are also given a preview of it. Then add to lines to your layout or sub layout to display the video on your site. The modules project room can be found here where you can download the package and read the documentation on how to get started.

The module was created by Mark van Aalst who is blogging here.

SitemapXML

The SitemapXML module allows you to index your site according to sitemaps.org with a little configuration and then submits the generated result to the configured search engines. OOB the module sends its schema to Google, Live search and Yahoo. You can find the modules project room here where you can download the package as well as the source.

Page Rate

The Page Rate module allows you to rate your photos, text or whatever you can think of by adding a control on your site and then view the results in a report in Sitecore Analytics.

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The modules project room can be found here where you can find the package and read the documentation.

Review

The Review module makes it possible to submit a page review and in Sitecore Analytics you can see a report of all available reviews on your site.

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You can download the package using this link and read the documentation for the module as well.

So now the Shared Source Library has a 116 modules, so maybe for your next site you might be able to find a useful module that you could use OOB or download the source and configure it to your liking.

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~ by Jimmie Overby on October 1, 2009.

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